Saturday, January 31, 2015

Scrip Orders

Need gift cards?!  You can order them through the PTO. 
Scrip orders are due 2/5 (Thurs).  Gift cards will arrive by 2/13.
Any questions, contact Kathy Derkacy:

PES Market Day Orders Due

PES Market Day orders are due 1/31 online by 11pm.
Pick-up is on 2/5 @ 4:30pm.

Friday, January 30, 2015


We made it through 5 full days of school!!!

Enjoy your weekend!

Thank You

Just so you know, we have the best parents ever!
Thank you to the parents that helped unload, sort and put together the Little Casesars orders.
You are awesome!!!
Thank you to the families that ordered Little Caesars! 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

PIC Fun Friday

PIC's Fun Friday's are here!
This Friday is "Jersey Day"!
Dress in  your favorite College or Super Bowl team jersey.

PES students will be starting Whacky Wednesday's next week!

Little Caesars Pick-Up

Little Caesars Pick-Up is today (1/29) at PIC 4-6pm.
Thank you for your orders! Pizza Pizza

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Did You Know....District Health Updates

Did you can check out District Health Updates on the school website?
If you go to - in the middle column is an option to check District Healthy Updates.  This will list what kinds of illnesses the nurses are reporting at each of the district schools. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Take 5 With...Kara Norvilas

Take 5...With Mrs. Kara Norvilas - PES - 1st Grade Teacher

1) What is your favorite Color?  My favorite color is pink.

2) What is the funniest or most creative excuse a student has given for not doing their work? Several times, students have told me that their dog ate their homework. I believe this because my family used to have a dog who ate everything!   

3) What is your favorite TV show and/or book?  Not sure about my favorite tv show. I like to watch the news. I also enjoy watching Chicago Fire. I like to watch sports. I love watching the Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls, and Chicago Blackhawks games.

4) Do you like something sweet or salty? I usually like sweet snacks. My favorite is Reese's Peanut Butter cups. Yum! 

5) If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?  If I could go on a trip anywhere, I would go to Alaska. I love the outdoors. I would love to see a moose! 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Six Flags Reed To Succeed

PES & PIC are participating in the Six Flags Reed To Succeed program. 
Each student logs 6 hours of reading time.  Please note each school has a different due date.
Logs are due: 
PES: 2/02/15 (Monday)
PIC: 2/20/15 (Friday)

PTO Co-President

Our kids need your help!  
PTO Co-President position open for the 2015-2016 school year.
As awesome as the modern age is, we still need actual people to make a successful PTO.
If you would like to nominate someone or yourself, let's get going!
If you have questions on the position email

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Little Caesars Orders

It's not too late to get your Little Caesars order in. 
If you forgot to turn in your order, you can still get it in via email by Monday Morning. 
Email Karen O'Brien:
Payment must be sent on Monday payable to Peotone PTO.
Thank you for your orders! 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Little Caesars & Super Bowl

You what?!?!  It's February 1st and you hear your husband tell his buddies he will see them in 15 minutes for the Super Bowl. (He's a non-planner but you still love him!) You are thrilled you ordered Little Caesars and you're good to go!

Little Caesars orders are due 1/23 - pick-up 1/29 at PIC 4-6pm

Labels For Education & Box Tops

The PTO is in need of a new person to take over Labels For Education collection.
If you have some time on your hands at home (hint hint) you are the perfect person for this volunteer spot!  Please email and we will get you going! 
If you have Labels For Education...keep sending them in!!! 

The #1 question people ask about Box Tops is what's the best way to send them in?  
The best way is to put them in a ziplock baggie and label the baggie with your child's name and classroom teacher.  That way we know what classroom should get credit for our on-going contests. 
Thank you for sending them in and keep them coming!!! 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Little Caesars

Oh no! It's 4:30 and you have to get the kids to basketball practice, baseball practice, soccer game and music practice (you have several children or you live on over-commitment)....but you have to feed them first.  This is the perfect time for Little Caesars Pizza! 
Order your pizza kits by 1/23!  Pick-up 1/29 @ PIC 4-6pm

Recycle Bin

Recycle receptacle's are in place at PES & PIC!
Please send in your toner/ink cartridges, old cell phones & small electronics by January 30th. 

PIC Market Day Pick-up is Today

PIC Market Day pick-up is today (1/21) 3:30-4:30pm.
Thank you for your orders!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Martin Luther King Day No School

Martin Luther King Day (1/19) - No School 
No School Tuesday (1/20) - Teachers Institute Day

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Little Caesars Fundraiser

Little Caesars Fundraiser is here! 
Order forms have been sent home and orders are due back on  Friday (1/23).
Pick-up will be at PIC on Thursday (1/29) 4-6pm.
Contact Emily Kuypers if you have questions:

Friday, January 16, 2015

Message From Athletic Booster Club

A special message from the High School Athletic Booster Club:
Come out Saturday (1/17) for a quadruple-header of high school basketball as Peotone High School hosts Oak Forest High School. 
On top of 4 games - there will be a Bake Sale!! - $5 meals of Sloppy Joes!! - Concessions!! 
and the Peotone Educational Foundation $5,000 Raffle!!!!
Game Schedule:
Sophomore Girls: 3:00pm
Sophomore Boys: 4:15pm
Varisty Girls: 5:30pm
Varisty Boys: 7:00pm

Don't forget there are Biddy Basketball games going on at Connor Shaw starting at 8am!

Go Big Blue!!!

PIC Market Day Orders Due

PIC Market Day orders are due 1/16 by 11pm online.
Pick-up is 1/21 @ 3:30pm.

Special Thank You

A special THANK YOU from the Lunch Ladies for all the donated kitchen towels!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Early Release Friday

Friday is an Early Release for PIC & PES.  No school for Pre-K!
PIC: 12:45pm - PES 1:30pm

January 2015 Meeting Minutes

January's Meeting Minutes have been posted.  See the Meeting Minutes tab.

Talent Show

PIC Talent Show 2015
Come out to see the talent of our PIC students on Friday (1/16)
at the Peotone High School @ 6:30pm!

PES Market Day Pick-Up

PES Market Day pick-up is today (1/15) from 4:30-5:30pm.  This is the order that was postponed due to school closings. Thank you for your patience! 

PTO Officer Positions

The PTO is excited to announce the position of Co-Treasurer has been filled
by Cassandra Miller!  Cassandra's term will start in June, after the last day of this school year. 
Congratulations Cassandra! We look forward to working with you!

The position of Co-President is still vacant for next year.  If you have someone to nominate or would like to nominate yourself, you can email the PTO:  If you nominate someone, the person must accept the nomination for it to be confirmed.  Nominations will brought in front of the attendee's at the next PTO meeting in March. Make a difference!!!  :-)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Take 5...With Mr. Tim Nagra

Take 5...With Mr. Tim Nagra - PES - 3rd Grade Teaher

1) What is your favorite Color?  Purple

2) What is the funniest or most creative excuse a student has given for not doing their work?  I had a student hide a graded test in their backyard under some rocks.

3) What is your favorite TV show and/or book?  Leave It To Beaver - Books about Lincoln

4) Do you like something sweet or salty?  Both - I would take peanut M&M's over potato chips.

5) If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?  
Washington D.C. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

School Lunch Menus

Here is the link to the lunch menu's.  There were some issues this morning, but it is fixed now.

Welcome Back!

School is back in session this week...the clothes pins were running low!
Please note that Friday is an early release PIC: 12:45pm, PES: 1:30pm, Pre-K no classes.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

No School Friday

No school Friday (1/9) due to weather.  Let's try again next week!?
Enjoy your weekend 207U! 

PES Market Day Pick-up

PES Market Day pick-up is POSTPONED due to weather.  
A new date will be determined. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

No School Thursday

Due to the extreme cold there is NO SCHOOL THURSDAY (1/8).  
There will be no games or practices as well.  
Another round of Monopoly and Life! Go....

Reminder PTO Meeting

Mark your calendar the PTO Meeting is on Tuesday (1/13) 6:30pm @ PIC.
Nominations will be open for PTO Co-President or PTO Co-Treasurer.
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Wednesday School Closed

Wednesday 207-U schools are closed due to extreme cold.  
All practices and games have been cancelled as well. 
Stay warm!

Bundle Up

Whether you love or hate the bitter cold, bundle up those kiddies.

Monday, January 5, 2015

PES Market Day Orders Due

PES Market Day orders are due 1/5 by 11pm online. 
Pick-up is on 1/8 @ 4:30pm.

Cyber Bullying Law

Parents be aware with all those new gadgets, there is a new law 
that started with this new year regarding students who bully other's online. 

Niceness is priceless!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Winter Break Ends

Hope you had a wonderful Winter Break!

School resumes Monday (1/5).

Friday, January 2, 2015

Little Caesars Fundraiser Coming Soon

Little Caesars Fundraiser coming in January! 
Just in time for the Super Bowl! Stay tuned for details.