Friday, December 18, 2015

Off For Winter Break

We are off for Winter Break!
Enjoy this time with your family & friends.

Enjoy Your Holidays & Winter Break

Happy Holiday's 
and enjoy Winter Break!
See you in the New Year (1/4)!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Early Release Friday

Friday (12/18) is an Early Release!
PIC: 12:45pm - PES: 1:30pm - Pre-K: No School

Take 5 With...Roger Phillips

Take 5 With...Roger Phillips
Job Title: 5th Grade Teacher
School: PIC

1) What was the best present you ever received when you were a kid? 
  The best present I received when I was a kid was having my mom live for nearly 40 years after a breast cancer diagnosis--still going strong by the way.

2) What is your favorite season and what do you like about it? 
 My favorite season is summer because I can go on vacations with my family and spend time with them. It's not so rushed.

3) If you had to pick one... would you sing or dance in public?  
 I would rather sing in public because when I dance, I do the opposite of what everyone does.  Check out the Green Garden Talent Show on YouTube from a few years ago for evidence.  Plus, when I dance, I purse my lips and swing my fists around. 
Not attractive at all.

4) What is your favorite band/singer? 
Right now, I have been listening a lot to the Black Keys and Silversun Pickups.  They are alternative music bands you would hear on Q101.

5) Something memorable a student once said to you about your hair/clothes or their own hair/clothes?  
 Once a student told me about 15 years ago: Hey, Mr. Phillips, did you know you have a big bald spot on the top of your head? That made my day!

Pancake Breakfast Vedette Article

What a pleasant surprise this morning to see a 
wonderful article on the Pancake Breakfast written by Karen Haave in the Vedette.
The PTO thanks Karen for personally coming to take part in our events 
and always follows up with a nice write up. We are lucky!:-)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Little Caesars Fundraiser Error

Quick note: 
The information was sent home today for the PTO's Little Caesars fundraiser.  Little Caesars made 2 errors on the printed letter:
1) The letter states it's a Peotone Elementary Fundraiser.  This is a Peotone PTO fundraiser. Orders will cover all 3 schools, regardless of what they wrote on the cover letter. 
2) The letter states to make checks payable to Peotone Elementary.  That is not the case. Checks should be made payable to Peotone PTO. 

Orders are due:  1/18
Delivery: 2/4 (You choose - PES or PIC for pick-up)
We apologize for the confusion.  
Have a good evening!

Cute Winter Program Fun

Ode to the Winter Music Program :-)

Free Winter Printable's

Need some ideas for class parties or keeping the kids busy with fun activities while on break?  
Try these!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Special Thank You

The PTO would like to give an extra special 
Thank You to Julie Fallon B Photography 
(aka Julie Busich) and Officer Mark Kovar (aka Santa)
for donating their time and talents to our event! 
You are both definitely on the NICE list!  

Gary & Kathy Webb  won the free photo session!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Last Week of School

After a busy weekend...can anyone else relate that the memory is gone?!? hee hee

Deep breaths. Deep breaths. 

This is the last week of school before Winter Break! 
Friday (12/18) is an Early Release as well as Winter Parties.
 Holiday PIC: 12:45pm - PES: 1:30pm - Pre-K: No School

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Thank You

A HUGE thank you goes out to Mary Klecka, Heather Boehl & Kati Cann
for Chairing the Pancake Breakfast & Holiday Extravaganza Vendor/Craft Fair!
These women have worked so hard and probably have not slept in days (or weeks) putting all of the final touches on this event.  Along with many, many, many volunteers made up of parents, students and staff members.  We cannot say thank you enough for this wonderful event and all of your efforts!

A special thank you to all of the classrooms, staff members and community organizations who donated items for the auctions. 
Please enjoy the pictures of everything once it was all set up! 
Bravo ladies!!!!!!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Pancake Breakfast & Holiday Extravaganza

Come on out Saturday (12/12) to Peotone High School!
Peotone PTO Pancake Breakfast 8am-1pm
Adults: $8 - Seniors: $6 - Children 3-10: $5 - 2 & Under Free

Peotone PTO Holiday Extravaganza Craft/Vendor Fair 8am-2pm

Why come?
* All you can eat pancakes
* Pictures with Santa
* Craft/Vendor Show
* Hot Cocoa Bar
* Raffles
* Silent Auction
* Games & Crafts for the kids and more....

Come be part of Peotone's Christmas in the Village!

Many Thanks

Many thanks go out to Emily Kuypers & Heather Boehl for 
Chairing the PIC Secret Santa Shoppe!  
As well as the many helpers who came throughout the day
to make this a fun experience for the students!

Thank you to Rhonda Cusack for putting together the 
PIC Teacher's Wish List!

Thank you to all the families and staff that participated in Scrip!
There were 589 cards purchased for over $12,000 and we had a 
profit just over $760 for doing your gift card purchasing through us! 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Early Release Friday

Friday (12/11) is an Early Release Day!
PIC: 11:00am - PES: 11:50am - Pre-K: No School

Take 5 With...Kristen Hartsfield

Take 5 With...Kristen Hartsfield
Job Title: 2nd Grade Teacher
School: PES

1) What was the best present you ever received when you were a kid? 
  The best present I ever got was stuffed animals. Yes, I was one of those kids that had so many stuffed animals on my bed that I didn't even fit. I remember setting them all up on the bed and pretending I was on a magic carpet with them. I always was so careful that none of them fell off including myself :)

2) What is your favorite season and what do you like about it? 
 My favorite season is ... Yes it is summer. I love the warm days and sitting in the sun. My favorite thing to do is be outside. It doesn't matter if I am running, bike riding,  hiking, or sitting at a beach. I chose to be outside all the time. The sun and heat makes me happy!

3) If you had to pick one... would you sing or dance in public?  
 If I had to pick either dancing or singing in public I would choose ... well it is really hard to say since those would be my 2 worst talents. I would probably chose the dancing because I could hide behind someone and at least try to keep up. The singing would definitely be noticed. 

4) What is your favorite band/singer? 
  I love all country music. My kids and I started listening to it a couple years ago and now there are so many stations that play it that we can always find a good song on the radio.   We like to roll the windows down and turn it up :)

5) Something memorable a student once said to you about your hair/clothes or their own hair/clothes?  
  I just remember one time a child told me they liked my shirt and I said thank you it was my daughter's, and the look I got when I told them I could wear the same clothes as her was memorable.  Not sure if I should have taken It as a compliment or not :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

PIC Box Tops

PIC Box Tops YTD Totals
McAllister: 663
Ostby: 636
Gibson: 608
Peppmuller: 573
Gertler: 211

Cann: 1035
Snowden: 710
Barger: 375
Feenstra: 276
Phillips: 166

PES holds different contests throughout the year.
Connor Shaw collects Box Tops too.
Keep clipping and send them in!!!

PIC Secret Santa Shoppe

Reminder: PIC Secret Santa Shoppe is Thursday (12/10)!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Tired Parents

Fun video tribute to the tired parent!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

PIC Secret Santa Shoppe Volunteers

PIC Secret Santa Shoppe is Thursday (12/10)!
If you could Volunteer to help with this event
contact Emily Kuypers:  

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Pancake Breakfast Holiday Extravaganza

Invite your friends and family to the 
Peotone PTO Pancake Breakfast Holiday Extravaganza!!!
December 12th @ Peotone High School
Breakfast: 8am-1pm
Vendor/Craft Fair: 8am-2pm

Friday, December 4, 2015

Teacher's Wish List

Teacher's Wish List continues to be updated!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Vedette Article - Pancake Breakfast Holiday Extravaganza

Read about the Pancake Breakfast Holiday Extravaganza
in the Vedette!
Thank you Chairs: Mary Klecka, Heather Boehl, & Kati Cann!!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Scrip Due

Don't forget to turn in Scrip orders 
Thursday (12/3)! 
Thank you for ordering gift cards through us!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

PES Secret Santa Shoppe Volunteers

PES Secret Santa Shoppe is in need of volunteers to 
help Thursday (12/3)!!!
If you can help, please contact Kim Gayeski -

Scrip & Teacher's Wish List

Due date for Scrip (Gift Cards) is Thursday 12/3!
Cards will be delivered next week.
It's a perfect way to do one stop shopping for gift card needs
and support the Pre-K through 5th grade students! 
Questions contact Kathy Derkacy -

See the link to Teacher's Wish List