Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Homecoming Week

It's Homecoming Week! 
Don't forget Friday is the Parade and the Elementary Schools will be represented with a float!
Come out to watch the parade @ 4pm and catch the football game after. 
Thank you to the Smith family for heading this up!!

School Notify Me Button

Have you been receiving any notifications from the School Website (Peotoneschools.org)? 
If you have not been receiving school emails/texts from the "Notify Me" button, please sign up again. I myself had signed up and wasn't getting any.  I signed up a 2nd time and it now is working. 
These are different from the PTO email reminders, so sign up for both!
I'd rather be "over informed" than miss something! 

Monday, September 29, 2014

October Lunch Menu

The October School Lunch Menus have been posted on-line.
Also check out the fliers that are promoting "School Lunch Week" (10/13-10/17)!
PES: http://pes.peotoneschools.org/?PageName=bc&n=215919
PIC: http://pic.peotoneschools.org/?PageName=bc&n=215944

KidStuff Book Results

The winner of the KidStuff Book sales is....Kristofer K.! 
Kris sold 13 books and will receive a $100 gift card.  Congratulations buddy!
Thank you to all of the families who purchased or sold books!
There were 238 books sold and the PTO received $2,975 profit!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

PES Market Day Orders

PES Market Day Online Orders are due tonight before 11pm! 
Pick-up is Thursday at 4:30pm. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Reminders

Happy Friday!  Wear your spirit wear or a blue shirt!
Looking ahead:  
> Friday (10/3) is the Homecoming Parade 4pm 
> Monday (10/6) - Friday (10/10) is the PES Book Fair
Enjoy your weekend! 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Save The Date - Family Spaghetti Dinner

Mark your calendars!  October 24th is the Family Spaghetti Dinner.
4:00-7:30pm at Peotone High School
This is to correspond with Senior Night. Have dinner and catch the football game!
Look for information to come home soon!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Market Day

Did you know that you have 3 options for purchasing Market Day? 
You can purchase Market Day through either PES or PIC, whichever building is most convenient for you to pick up, even if you don't have a student at that building. 
PES: 1st Thursday of the month (10/2)
PIC: 3rd Wednesday of the month (10/15)
When you enter your order online, you just need to change your "pick-up location". 
  You can also purchase Market Day products at GFS (Gordon's Food Service). Just be sure you tell them what school you want the credit to go towards.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Results Dimes for Down Syndrome

The results are in for the Dimes for Down Syndrome fundraiser!
PES $682
PIC $330
That's a grand total of $1,012! 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Fall Begins

Hello Fall!  I do believe you were showing up here and there this summer, so maybe summer will make appearances during your time! Ha! 

Board of Education Meeting

September 22, 2014 7:00PM
Peotone High School

Monday Reminders

Happy Monday!
Intramural Sports begins today at PIC
5th Grade Choir begins Tuesday 
Young Rembrandts begins on Wednesday at PES

Saturday, September 20, 2014

PES Yearbook Volunteers

PES is in need of Yearbook Volunteers! 
Dana Lally is the Chair of the PES Yearbook, but she needs an assistant (Co-Chair) who can help with editing.  As well as many volunteers who will help take pictures as the year moves on. 
The more help the better!!! 
Please send an email to peotonepto@gmail.com and I will be sure Dana gets your information!

For those inquiring minds: The PIC Yearbook is typically taken care of by the students and teachers as a project.  That is why we are not in need of helper for the PIC building.  ;)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Biddy Basketball Registration

It is Biddy Basketball registration time again!
 Registration is Saturday the 20th, and Saturday the 27th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on the Connor Shaw stage. Forms are being sent home on Friday, but even if you do not have a form,  there will be plenty at Connor Shaw. 


Early Release today! 
There is no band today at PIC.
Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Early Release Friday

Friday (9/19) is an early release day!  
PIC: 11:00 Release
PES: 11:50 Release
Rec Care is not affected. 
Students will NOT need a lunch.
Enjoy your weekend!

Rec Care

Did You Know...If you are a working parent (or a parent in need of a break) and there are early release days, you can have your child stay after school with the  Rec Care program?  If you have questions, call the Peotone Park District 708-258-3343 for more information.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Blue Demons Football

Who loves football?!?! Who loves FREE football???
Why not take the family out to see some of their friends and classmates play some good football?

The Peotone Blue Demons have 2 upcoming "home games".
There are 4 games played each day and games are at the Jr. High.
Saturday September 20th & October 4th (Homecoming)!
Super Lightweights: 10am
Lightweights: 11:15am (approximate)
Junior Varsity: 12:45pm (approximate)
Varsity: 2:15pm (approximate)

This is the perfect opportunity to check out the football program if you have a future Walter Payton on your hands.  Or if you are in or know someone who is playing in another program and they complain they don't get enough playing time. Blue Demons get lots of playing time! Come check them out!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

School Library

Students will be visiting the school Library!
PES students visit the library on Monday, Tuesday & Friday's.
Ask your children what book they checked out or read in the library. Find out what day your PES child has library and when books are due. 
PIC students visit the library on Thursday - books are due back on Thursday's.
Mrs. Schubbe is the Media Specialist for both schools and she is looking forward to a great year!

Did you know....if you have a tablet and a Peotone Library card, you can check out digital books online that go right onto your tablet?  Once your digital loan has ended, the book is returned to the library without having to do a thing!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday Reminders

Happy Monday!  A few reminders for the week:
> Homework Assignments and Grades for 3rd grade and up can be found online.
> Friday 9/19 Early Release: Early Release - School Improvement: PES: 11:50am PIC: 11:00am

If you have not turned in your KidStuff Books or Money, please do immediately.  The books that were not purchase must be returned to the company. Thank you! 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Volunteer Opportunities

We need some people to lead a few things.  There are people signed up to help, but they need someone to guide them!  WE NEED YOU!!!  Take a look at the following volunteer openings and email us at peotonepto@gmail.com if you have questions or want to jump on in!  You can look at the list of "Event Descriptions" on either the Blog or Facebook pages.

>Market Day Helpers (PES/PIC): Just to help unload or wait for people to pick up their orders. It would be nice to have a group of people to have on a rotation at each school. 
>Little Caesars (PES/PIC):  Need a Chair & Co-Chair  to get the orders sheets out and collect orders and money. There are a list of helpers to unload, check-in and sort orders. January
> Homecoming Parade Chair & Co-Chair - Come up with ideas for the float. Work on securing a trailer to use. There are a list of helpers and a small budget. 
>Secret Santa Shoppe: PES Needs a Chair & Co-Chair.  PIC Needs a Co-Chair.
> Spring Fling Carnival; (BOTH)  Need a Chair and Co-Chair.  There are a lot of helpers they need 2 people who can delegate and help plan. 
> Capri Sun Collection - Need a Co-Chair for PES & PIC to help the process and learn the ropes.
> Recycle Program: Co-Chairs Needed for PES & PIC to help empty the bin with printer ink cartridges, small electronics and old cell phones.  
> Teacher's Wish List: PIC Needs a Chair and Co-Chair.  Collect teacher's gift ideas for their room or personal use to be displayed outside their room during parent-teacher conferences. 
> PES Yearbook - Dana Lally could use some helpers to take pictures and edit the yearbook. The more the merrier! 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Did You Know....

Did you know...It is against Illinois State Law to use a phone (hands free or not) in a school zone? 
While picking up or dropping off children...Drop The Phone! 
Thank you!


It's FWIDAY!! (Yes I did that on purpose!)  3 things you need to know:
1) Turn in your KidStuff Books or Payment
2) Dress in your Spirit Wear or Blue
3) Check back later for volunteer opportunities! 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

KidStuff Books Due

Please turn in KidStuff Books or payments TOMORROW (9/12)!  Top seller will get a gift card prize!  All books must be returned if you have not purchased the book. Thank you! 

Never Forget

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

PTO Meeting Minutes Are Posted

The PTO Meeting Minutes have been posted on both the Blog and Facebook pages.
Here is the link to the Blog:

Thank You

Thank you to the parents and faculty that came out to the PTO Meeting.  YOU ROCK!  
We appreciate everyone's opinions and the open dialogue that took place last night. As we move forth in this new chapter it helps us to get some new ideas, see what works and doesn't work and to examine things for next year.  
Thank you to the parents that sent messages asking how they can be aware of what was discussed at the meeting. If you were unable to attend and want to be informed, be on the lookout for the Meeting Minutes to be posted on our Blog/Facebook pages soon. 

PES/PIC Wear Your Silly Hat

PES & PIC - If you brought in Dimes to Dollars for Downs - Wear a silly hat!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

PTO Meeting Tonight

Come on out to the PTO Meeting tonight at PES 6:30pm!

ALSO - The Dimes to Dollars for Downs is going on at BOTH schools!  Anyone that brings in their donation can wear a silly hat on Wednesday.  Who can't wait to see some cute kids in silly hats?!?!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Market Day

PES is in need of a Chair and Co-Chair for Market Day at PES and it's never been easier!!!
We need someone to be able to do the paperwork part of it for PES.  Perfect for anyone who wants to help, but can't come to school due to working a job or having children. (I bet something just made you think...this is for me!) 

Shipments are already sorted by name. You just need to help unload the boxes and if you can take turns waiting for the customers to come pick up orders. 
There is a person that is signed up to help unload the pre-sorted/pre-boxed orders. 
But a bit more help is always nice! If you want to come help every other month, we would love that too.  If you are unsure, email us and ask questions.   If we do not get more help, Market Day will not be available at this building, yet it's one way for us to raise funds. 

PIC Market Day order forms had been printed with the incorrect information.
 Pick up for PIC is 9/17 (Wednesdays) - 3:30-4:30pm! 

SPECIAL NOTE::  You can place an order at either PIC or PES, whichever building is more convenient for you to pick-up from!  The funds we raise through either building go to benefit all the students. We just need a few more helpers. I'm looking at you and I am throwing down the triple dog dare people! ;)

PES Dimes to Dollars for Downs

PES - Bring in Dimes to Dollars for Downs by Wednesday!
Anyone who brings in a donation can wear a Silly Hat on Wednesday.
All proceeds go to Downs in the Southland. 

KidStuff Books

KidStuff Coupon Books orders and payments are due Friday (9/12)! 
This is not a "Sample Book" for you to keep.  If you do not plan on selling or purchasing the book, it must be returned to school. The books must be returned to the company. Thank you for those who have participated!  Remember, the person that sells the most books wins a gift card! 

Also, don't forget to come on out for our PTO Meeting at PES 6:30pm on Tuesday (9/9)!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

School Pictures

It's time to make a childhood memory! 
PES/PIC Picture Day is Monday (9/8).

Friday, September 5, 2014

Spirit Friday

It's Spirit Wear Friday!  Have your kids wear their Blue Devils shirt or a blue shirt!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

PES Update

PES Students are back in their building and eating lunch! 

PES Water Pipe Break

PES Students have been relocated to the Peotone High School due to a water pipe bust.  Water had been turned off.  Another school reach message will be sent out once students have returned to PES.

Save The Date - PTO Meeting

Mark you calendars for the first PTO Meeting:
 9/9 (Tuesday) @ Peotone Elementary School 6:30pm

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Spirit Wear Orders/Payment Due

Got Spirit?  Spirit Wear orders are due Wednesday (9/3). Please be sure to turn in your forms with payment.  Please note: Last Name Option on T-Shirts & Hoodies is $7.  Thank you! 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Classroom Parties & PTO Event Sign Up

Tonight at the PIC Parent Orientation Night look for the Sign Up Sheets for Parent-Teacher Conferences, Classroom Parties and PTO Events!  If you have children in both buildings, please do not sign up for the same party at both buildings. 
If you want to take a look at the Event Descriptions, they are listed on the Blog - look for the tab at the top of the page or on the Facebook page under "Notes" at the top of the page. 

 There will be 2 classroom parties at PIC - Halloween (morning) and Holiday (afternoon).
*3 parent helpers plus the head room parent at each party (4 total parents).
Parties helpers will be determined as fairly as possible, giving all families a fair opportunity. 

 If you are unable to make it to the Parent Night, please send an email to peotonepto@gmail.com if you want to sign up for a party or an event.


A few reminders as we head back to school this week:
> Blue Book (Digital Directory) slips are due today! (9/2)
> PIC Parent Orientation Night Tonight! (9/2)
> Spirit Wear Forms are due Wednesday! (9/3)
> PES Parent-Teacher Conferences can be found on the PES website.

Monday, September 1, 2014

September Lunch Menu

The September Lunch Menu has been posted on each schools website under 
"News & Events" on the left side of the page.
* Blue Book (digital directory) slips are due Monday (9/2).

PIC Parent Orientation Night

PIC Parent Orientation Night 9/2 (Tuesday)!
4th Grade: 6:00-7:15pm
5th Grade: 6:45-8:00pm
There will be an information session and Staff Introductions in the gym for both 4th & 5th grade parents @ 6:45pm. 

> Be sure to look for the sign-up sheets for Parent Teacher Conferences, PTO Events & Classroom Parties!