Sky Dome: Each year, the Park View PTC uses over 10% of money raised through our many fundraising programs (Innisbrook, BoxTops, Restaurant Night, Park View $$, etc.) to host 3 all school assemblies. On Thursday, April 17th, Sky Dome Planetarium (a portable inflatable planetarium) was erected in our large gym. All grades were treated to a 45-minute journey through the universe, using a projected "star-filled" sky. They learned about stars, planets and constellations, and were introduced to Greek mythological characters that gave their names to the constellations. The students also saw the night sky in different seasons and from different global perspectives. We'd like to thank Anne Lange and Toni Puleo for coordinating our assemblies this year!
School Supplies: If you'd like to order a School Supplies kit for the 2014-2015 school year, order forms are due Wednesday, April 23 (unless ordering online). The order form was sent home with your registration packet, and should be returned in an envelope marked "School Supplies" with a check payable to the Park View PTC. Online orders can be placed through the end of April.
Olympic Field Days: On Wednesday, May 28th (rain date Thursday, May 29th), we will host our annual Olympic Field Days for grades 1st-5th. (Kindergartners have their own Olympics on Tuesday, May 27th.) Many volunteers are greatly needed for this event. See our Volunteer Spotlight below or the flier on the Event Forms page for details on volunteering.
In true Olympic spirit, each class will represent an individual country where our American troops are stationed. Prior to the event, each student will make a replica of their country flag in art class for the event’s procession and opening ceremony. On May 28th, students are encouraged to dress in the color assigned to their grade for Olympic team spirit:
- 1st grade: Yellow
- 2nd grade: White
- 3rd grade: Green
- 4th grade: Blue
- 5th grade: Red
PTC Board Nominations: The Park View PTC Board will complete its 2-year term in May. The Nominees for the new PTC Board are as follows:
- Co-President: Mimi Cunningham and Megan Rafferty-Flatter
- Co-Vice President: Nia Esposito and Rhonda Nevious
- Treasurer: Jen Nemeth
- Secretary: Jen Ledet
Additional nominees will be accepted within the next 10 days by contacting a member of the Nominating Committee (Jen Nemeth, Christine Heim, Jen Brzezinski). A vote will be held to approve the new PTC Board during the May 15th PTC Meeting at 7pm.
Olympic Field Days: Volunteers are needed (and appreciated) for Park View’s annual tradition of Olympic Field Day to be held on Wednesday, May 28 with a rain date of Thursday, May 29. (Kindergartners will have their own Olympics on Tuesday, May 27). To help students enjoy this special day and make it a success, 60 volunteers are needed for the 1st-5th grade event in the following areas:
- Help with the May 28 event (12:30-3:20pm),
- Set up on May 28 (9:30 – 11:30am), and/or
- Fill water balloons (evening of May 27 at home).
Please contact Julie Kalvelage at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer. Please indicate whether or not you are able to help on both May 28 and 29 (rain date).
Chairperson Needed: We have a few committees with chairs who will be "retiring" either this year or next year, and we are searching for new chairs to take over or shadow existing chairs next year. If you are interested in any of these committees, please send us an email at email@example.com.
- Panther Paws: Current chairperson will run this committee in 2014-2015, but would like to have someone shadow her and take over in 2015-2016.
- Park View $$: New chairperson needed for 2014-2015 year.
- Square 1 Art: New chairperson needed for 2014-2015 year.
For more information on PTC Fundraising, visit our Fundraising page
Box Tops: The classroom winner for March is Miss Rotella's 3rd grade classroom with 490 Box Tops. We collected 2,011 total Box Tops in March and 19,987 for the year, getting us very close to our annual goal of 20,000! Keep sending in the Box Tops!!
Park View $$: Order forms were due April 17th, with gift card delivery on April 23rd.
Restaurant Night: Our next Restaurant Night will be May 8th at Panera. Stay tuned for details.
Tyson Project A+: We've started collecting Tyson labels which are worth 24 cents each. We can't redeem them until we have at least 100 labels, and we currently have 85. If you have a Tyson product, look for the label that says "Support Your School!" and send them in!!
Glen Crest PTC: The Glen Crest PTC is looking for parents to shadow existing Board members for the 2014-2015 year, and take over as acting Board members during the 2015-2016 year. More information can be found in this flier.
Recycling Park View Clothing: Have your children out grown their Park View Spirit Wear? Our Social Worker, Erin Walsh, is looking for gently used Park View clothing to recycle to some of our Park View students. Send in your items to Mrs. Walsh via your child's backpack and please wash prior to sending them in. Thank You!
Park View Families in Need: At Park View School and other District 89 schools, there are many families in need. The Park View PTC would like to highlight two ways you can assist these families:
- Community Outreach: The Park View School social worker, Erin Walsh, works closely with many families in need. Occasionally, she will identify a specific need and will send an email to a distribution list of people who might be able to donate the item in need (coats, shoes, boots, jackets, etc.). If you are interested in joining this distribution list, please email Jane Duzansky (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Family Tree Resale: District 89 has partnered with Family Tree Resale (575 Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn). When you donate gently used items to this store, Family Tree Resale will provide vouchers to the Park View School social worker, Erin Walsh. Erin will distribute these vouchers to families in need so they can shop for free at this store. When you make your donation, tell them you are with District 89. It's that simple! For more information on this program, see our flier located on the Event Forms page.
CCSD89 Strategic Plan: The Strategic Planning Committee has developed a 3-5 year strategic plan for the District which was presented to and approved by the School Board over the summer. The presentation material is available at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicItemDownload.aspx?ik=34330268.
E-Backpack: District 87 (Glenbard South High School) and other outside organizations are able to publish information in the District 89 e-backpack to let parents know about programs and upcoming events. For your convenience, we have included a link to the e-backpack in our Quick Links menu above.
Facebook Community Pages: If you use Facebook, there are a couple community pages that might interest you. Just search for the "Park View & Glen Crest Parents Forum" or the "SoRo - Glen Ellyn, IL" pages.
Hoof It! 5K: The 14th annual Hoof It! for Hephzibah 5K and Kids Race will be held on Memorial Day, May 26th at 8:00am in Newton Park. The school with the most kids signed up gets their picture in the newspaper and the "Battle of the Schools" trophy for a year!! Register online at www.hoofit4hephzibah.com.