Monday, August 31, 2015

Did You Know...PTO Monetary Donations

Did You Know...You can make a monetary donation to the PTO?
For those families that want to contribute and don't seem to have the time to make an event, you can make a monetary donation with checks made payable to Peotone PTO!
The best part....we are a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible!!!!! 

September Lunch Menu's

Check out what's on the September Lunch Menu!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Got Spirit!?

Wear your Spirit Wear or a blue shirt on Friday's to show your school spirit!
To order Spirit Wear to go:

Orders are due by 9/2!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

5 Back to School Organization Ideas

Check out these 5 Back-to-School Organization Ideas!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pre-School Parent Open House

Pre-School Open House/Orientation tonight @ 6pm - Connor Shaw Building

Stop by the PTO table to sign up for events!

Monday, August 24, 2015

KidStuff Books

KidStuff Books will be coming home on 
Tuesday (8/25) to K-5th grade students - One per family 

Books are $25 each and the PTO makes $12.50 from the sale of each book. 
If you want to sell more books to family/friends, 
just email us at and we will tell you what you need to do.

If you do not want to purchase the coupon book, it MUST be returned to the 
school with you child, so they can be returned to the company at no cost to us. 

Last year the PTO made over $3,000!!!  
Pre-K books will be going home next week. 

1st Day for Pre-K Students

It's the 1st day of school for the Pre-K students!
Q. What do elves learn in school?
A. The elf-abet!  
Good luck!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Spirit Wear & Change In Transportation Forms

Please note the new tabs on the PTO Blog Page and 
PTO Facebook Page (under "notes")
to order Spirit Wear or to print Change in Transportation Forms at home!
A great big thank you to Advertising Solutions!

Update on Preschool Dates

The Preschool Schedule has had some adjustment due to the Will County Fair. 
Please note the following changes to the Pre-K calendar:
Preschool Common Plan Days:
(**new date) Tuesday, August 25: Parent Orientation for Preschool - 6:00 p.m. (original date was Aug 26th )
Wednesday, August 26: No preschool classes
Thursday, August 27: Am Preschool Classes Only
Friday, August 28:  Pm Preschool Classes Only (in the AM)

To find the link to the Pre-K calendar go to:

Pre-K Meet & Greet's

Preschool Meet & Greet will take place Thursday (8/20) and Friday (8/21).
Contact the school office if you need information.

Kindergarten 1st Day Of School

It's the 1st day of school for the Kindergarten students!
All students will be in attendance for the full day.
Have fun guys!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Thank You

The PTO would like to thank all the families and staff that stopped at the PES & PIC Ice Cream Socials as well as our sign up tables on Orientation Nights! 
We look forward to another great year.  
If you missed the sign up sheets for PTO Events, email
To see PTO Events:

If you missed signing up for your child's classroom parties, you may contact their classroom teacher or school office.

Thank you to the PTO board members for making themselves available at both Ice Cream Socials and Parent Orientation Nights! 

New PIC Principal Mrs. Obszanski & Kim Pierson (PTO Co-President)

New board  members Cassandra Miller (Co-Treasurer) & Jaime McCleverty (Co-President)

Nadya Malone (Recording Secretary) & Cassandra Miller (Co-Treasurer)

Kim Pierson (Co-President) & Amanda Bostjancic (Co-Treasurer)

Kathy Derkacy (Media Secretary) better picture taker than selfie taker! 

First Day Of School

The hills are alive with the sound of the pitter patter of feet as they head out the door to school....

And the excitement of the teachers prepping for their arrival! 

Have a great day 1st - 5th graders!

August Lunch Menu's

The August Lunch Menu's have been posted!

To see what's on the menu follow the link below and select the school of your choice.

To add money to your students account follow the prompts at
 "pay fees" on the left side of the page.  If you get a message stating your student is not recognized, they administrators are still adding new students.  You can send in a check or money to add to their lunch account. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

School Begins Tomorrow - Early Release

Students in 1st-5th grade are in attendance on 8/19 (Wed) for an early release:
 First Day of School - Early Release - Common Plan Dismissal - 
PIC: 12:45pm - PES: 1:30pm - Pre-K: No School

Kindergarten Meet & Greet

Kindergarten students will not be in attendance on 8/19, 
but they will have a scheduled Meet and Greet with their teacher's. 
You should have selected your time slot online or with the school office.  
For information or questions, contact the school office.

PES Ice Cream Social

PES Ice Cream Social is Tuesday (8/18) 3-4pm!
Students of Connor Shaw are also invited to stop for some ice cream. 
Why come out?!
1) See how much Mrs. Davis's hair grew this summer and visit with any staff in attendance
2) Drop off school supplies on students hooks
3) Ice Cream is YUMMY!!!

Reminder: 8/18 (Tues) - PIC Parent Orientation/Open House: 
4th Grade 6:00-7:00pm - 5th Grade 7:00-8:00pm
Reminder from Mrs. Obszanski that children are not to attend this evening.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Give Em (us) A Break

The PTO would like to thank the families that came out to PIC today for the Ice Cream Social and for signing up at Parent Orientation at PES  for our events.  It was a busy day! know you can't always please everyone so "give us just a small break". 

We have always hosted an Ice Cream Social a day or two prior to the school year starting for our families to come out for ice cream, drop school supplies off and meet the principal.  I have been in this district for 7 years and we have always had the luxury of teachers being at the school setting up classrooms, and they have graciously come out and visited with the parents/kids at our Ice Cream Social, but it is not required or expected.  The date of the PIC Ice Cream Social was planned during the summer with the Principals, who gave us the date and times that work for them.  Again, we do not have power to tell them what to do at their buildings.  They tell us and we are happy to have their partnership when we plan our events.  To our surprise, the teachers union planned a meeting that was today, that did not allow for staff to be there.  Mrs. Obszanski was there, as was always planned, to visit with the parents and children.  We do not have the authority to tell the teachers union what to do either.  So we apologize that there was confusion as to the teachers/staff not being in the building today.   That has never happened to us before and it was not something we had any say-so or control of.   If only we had the power!  Thank you again for stopping by and we are happy the weather held off for us.  We hope to see another great turnout for the Ice Cream Social and Parent Orientation tomorrow.   

PIC Ice Cream Social

PIC Ice Cream Social is Monday (8/17) 3-4pm!
Why come out?!
1) Meet new Principal Mrs. Obszanski and any other staff in attendance
2) Drop off school supplies
3) Um...Ice cream

Reminder: 8/17 (Mon) - PES Parent Orientation/Open House: Kindergarten 6:00-6:30pm - 
1st Grade 6:30-7:00pm - 2nd Grade 7:00-7:30pm -  3rd Grade 7:30-8:00pm  
Reminder from Mrs. Davis that children are not to attend this evening. 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Classroom Parties & PTO Event Sign Up

Don't forget to look for sign up sheets at both PES & PIC Parent Orientation nights!

This year, the Classroom Party Sign Up Sheets will be in the teacher's classrooms at each school.
(* PIC families only need to sign up in their child's homeroom class.) 

PTO Event Sign Up Sheets will be in the front hallways at each school. 

PTO Envelopes

This year the PTO will not be printing new PTO envelopes  or change in transportation forms. 
We have some envelopes on hand, that we would be happy 
to give out to those who have been using them.
They will be at either PES or PIC Ice Cream Social's while supplies last. 

In the near future the Change in Transportation Forms 
will be available online for you to print at  home. 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Message From The Principals

Message from PES (Mrs. Davis) & PIC (Mrs. Obszanski) Principals:
The Parent Orientation Night is for parent's only.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Community FYI

Courtesy of the WPAL Facebook page:
There's been a lot of crime in the area, as evidenced by the tremendous growth of the South WC Crime Watch and Rural Watch groups. (Posted here just a short while ago.) Here, "Heather Itisme" created a Google map showing house burglaries and stolen vehicles from just this year. (Shared on the Beecher page.) Red markers are house robberies. Blue markers are stolen vehicles. Please feel free to share, with all credit to Heather.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PTO/School Calendar Updated

The PTO & School calendar on the PTO pages has been updated.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Supplies & Teacher Assignment

10 more days until school begins for most students!

Teacher assignments will be revealed on 8/14 after noon on the Parent Powerschool! 
If you have not received a mailing from your child's school, you should soon. 

Whether you need to label stuff or not....

Supply lists can be found on each schools website:

If you have Kindergarten or Pre-K students, you may go to those websites to also sign up for your "Meet and Greet"!  Questions on Meet & Greet's should be directed to the school office.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Ice Cream Socials

Come on out to kick off the school year with the PTO's free Ice Cream Social!  
PIC: 8/17 - 3-4pm
PES: 8/18 - 3-4pm 
(Connor Shaw Pre-K kids are welcome to come to the PES Ice Cream Social!) 
Ice cream sandwiches or popsicles will be served!!! 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Kindergarten Reminders

Important Reminders for Kindergarten Students
Important Reminders for the Incoming Kindergarten Class for the 2015-2016 School Year:
  1. Your child must have their school physical and immunization record submitted to the school office in order to start on Thursday, August 20.
  2. Kindergarten Meet and Greet will take place on Wednesday, August 19th by appointment.  Information on scheduling your appointment with your child's teacher will be mailed home the week of August 3.
  3. The first full day of school for kindergarten students will be Thursday, August 20.
Please feel free to contact the school office with any questions you may have about your child's first year at Peotone Elementary School.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

PTO Ice Cream Social

Stay tuned for more details on the PTO Ice Cream Social kick-off to the school year!