Wednesday, September 30, 2015

October Lunch Menu's

School Lunch Week is coming October 13th-16th!
The school lunch director Terri Wuske and her staff have a lot of fun things planned that week. 
More details will be released closer to the week.
October Menu's are posted online now at:

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

PES Book Fair Wednesday

Students will start shopping Wednesday with their classes at the Book Fair at PES!
Here is the schedule for the week:
 Wed. 9/309-9:30- Deutsche
9:35-10:05- Zywica
10:45-11:15- Weirich
11:15-12:15- LUNCH
12:15-12:45- Paeth
12:50-1:20- Zaker
1:25-1:55- Monahan
Thur 10/1 
9-9:30- Ernst
10:10-10:40- Graniczny
11:15-12:15- LUNCH
12:15-12:45- Hamning
12:50-1:20- Knap
1:25-1:55- Hartsfield
Fri 10/2
9-9:30- Devore
9:35-10:05- Caza
10:10-10:40- McDonald
11:15-12:15- LUNCH
12:15-12:45- Murray
12:50-1:20- Rojas
1:25-1:55- Norvilas

KidStuff Books

Thank you to those who participated in the KidStuff Coupon Book fundraiser!
200 books were purchased! 
Which resulted in the PTO making $2,500!!! 

A big THANK YOU to Karen O'Brien for Chairing this event!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Ode To The Anti-Social Mom

Not all mom's are social butterflies!
Ode to the anti-social mom-

Box Tops & Labels For Education

Start clipping those Box Tops & Labels for Education and send them in with your children!
Both can be found on anything.  Ex: food items, paper products, clothing, office supplies.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

PES Book Fair

PES Book Fair is this week!
Books make great gifts for children and teachers!
Things to know:
> Your child can purchase books with cash or checks made out to Peotone PTO. 
(Please include 7% sales tax.) Adults shopping at the Book Fair can pay with credit card.

> If you do not want your child to purchase posters or trinkets 
please include a note stating "books only".

> You can purchase books through the online site:

Friday, September 25, 2015

Holiday Extravaganza Volunteers Needed

Peotone PTO needs your help!  
The Holiday Extravaganza is fast approaching and we need volunteers 
who would like to help plan and organize this big event.  
If you are interested in helping please contact: 
Mary Klecka     (708)670-5878

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Take 5 With...Amy Deutsche

Take 5 With...Amy Deutsche
Job Title: 1st Grade Teacher
School: PES
1) What was the best present you ever received when you were a kid? 
 One year for Christmas I received a bicycle from Santa. It was the biggest gift I had ever been given. The other bonus was it was an unseasonably warm December, so I was able to ride my new bike around the farm over Christmas break. 
2) What is your favorite season and what do you like about it? 
  My favorite season is fall. I love all the beautiful fall colors, wearing hoodies, picking apples, and baking yummy pumpkin desserts.
3) If you had to pick one... would you sing or dance in public?  
Without a doubt, I would sing!  
  4) What is your favorite band/singer? 
 My favorite band is the Zac Brown Band. 
5) Something memorable a student once said to you about your hair/clothes or their own hair/clothes?  
 I love this question. I have naturally curly hair (which I work hard to tame), so one day when it was crazy hair day, I just let the curls and body take over. I had a student come into class that day, smile, and say proudly "You have hair like me now, Miss Deutsche."  It definitely tickled my funny bone. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

PES Book Fair

Don't forget the PES Book Fair is next week -
Just in time for Grandparents/Grandfriends Day on 9/28!
PES Book Fair runs: 9/28-10/2

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Volunteers & Donations

While the Elves are busy helping Santa prepare for his own big day, 
we are in need of many volunteers to help us plan and prepare for the Peotone PTO Pancake Breakfast and Holiday Extravaganza on December 12th!

We are a 501(c)(3) organization! 
If you have a business or know of a business that would like to donate 
items for our Basket Raffle
donations are tax deductible!!!!!
Contact Mary Klecka or the Peotone PTO if you would like to volunteer or donate.
Help us bring Christmas back to the Peotone Village!!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Calling Vendors & Crafters

Calling all Vendors or Crafters!
If you have a small business to promote or are a crafter, 
please contact Kati Cann  ( to get an application for the 
Vendor/Crafter Fair portion of our Pancake Breakfast on 12/12! 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Take 5 With...Rachel Graniczny

Welcome to the 1st installment of my favorite segment! 

Take 5 is a little fun the PTO has with our school staff of Pre-K through 5th grade.
Here we go with this year's 5 questions! 

Take 5 With...Rachel Graniczny

Job Title: First Grade Teacher
School: PES
1) What was the best present you ever received when you were a kid? 
 Roller skates
2) What is your favorite season and what do you like about it? orchards, pumpkin patches, leaves falling, Halloween, Thanksgiving, family...fall is the best!
3) If you had to pick one... would you sing or dance in public?  
4) What is your favorite band/singer? 
It's hard to choose! I have many favorites, but one of my all time favorite bands is Jimmy Eat World and singers is Jon Foreman.
5) Something memorable a student once said to you about your hair/clothes or their own hair/clothes?  
Last year, one of my students felt the need to inform me, while I was teaching, that I had gray hairs coming in "around my ears and on the top of my head". 😳 Thanks buddy. I appreciate your observation skills!  

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Vendors Wanted

Calling all Vendor's!!

Christmas is coming back to the Peotone Village.
The PTO is hosting a Pancake Breakfast and Vendor Fair on 12/12!
If you are a crafter or have a business to promote, 
applications are being accepted on a first come first serve basis.
Applications or questions on the Vendor Fair contact:
Kati Cann -

The PTO would like to thank Kati for immediately jumping on board to take on the roll as Chair of this event.  We cannot be more grateful for our dedicated volunteers! 


For some kids the back to school jitters don't subside as quickly as other's.
Here is a great article on helping your students adjust:

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

KidStuff Books/Payments Due

KidStuff Payments or un-sold books are due today (9/15).
Thank you for participating in this fundraiser!!!

Monday, September 14, 2015


Parent-Teacher Sign-up's are available online at both 
PES & PIC websites under "latest news"!

Tuesday (9/15) KidStuff Books/Payments are due.

Friday (9/18) Early Release - 
PIC 11am - PES 11:50am - Pre-K No School

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sept Meeting Minutes

The September Meeting Minutes have been posted.

KidStuff Rock Stars

Breaking News...OUR PARENTS ROCK!!!
We went from 50 KidStuff Books sold to nearly 150 in one day!
Not only that, but we have had requests for additional books.
Karen O'Brien has extended the deadline to Tuesday (9/15)
to get payment or unsold books in.
THANK YOU for your support!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

KidStuff Books/Payments Due

Reminder: Payment ($25) for KidStuff Books are due 9/10! 
If you did not sell or are not purchasing the coupon book, 
it MUST be returned to the PTO so they can be returned 
to the company so we do not absorb the cost.  
Thank you to those who purchased the coupon books! 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

Labor Day Weekend

There is no school on Monday (9/7) in honor of Labor Day!
Enjoy your 3 day weekend!

PTO Meeting

Mark your calendars for the PTO Meeting 
on Tuesday (9/8) 6:30pm @ PIC!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

KidStuff Books

Just a friendly reminder that the KidStuff Book payments 
or non-sold books are due back on 9/10! 
If you sell 5 books, you get 1 book free! 
Each book is $25 and the PTO earns $12.50 from each book sold. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Spirit Wear Is Due

The first Spirit Wear order is due Wednesday (9/2)!
For order information:

Dimes to Dollars for Down Syndrome

Help your school win a chance at $1,000 and an ice cream party!
Dimes to Dollars for Down Syndrome monetary donations are due Wednesday (9/2)!
If you send in any donation, your child can wear a silly hat to school on the 2nd. 
All funds raised will go directly to the 5th annual walk for Down in the Southland.