Sunday, January 31, 2016

Community Forum Meeting

There is a special community forum meeting
Wed (2/3) @ Peotone High School 6pm
to discuss the referendum to raise taxes.

To get a better idea of the districts reasons 
on the referendum see the
"Downloadable Financial Facts Brochure"
It can be found in the middle column of the district page
or on the school Facebook pages.

Don't rely upon other people to shape your view. 
Read the material. Go to the meeting.
Ask questions.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Spirit Wear

Check out the new Spirit Wear choices!
Spirit Wear orders are due Wed (2/3)!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Labels For Education & Capri Sun

Don't forget to send in Labels for Education (include the barcode) 
and Capri Sun or other foil drink pouches!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

PES Box Tops

PES Box Tops Totals for December
* PIC totals coming soon





Total 1630
Total $163.00

Monday, January 25, 2016


Yearbook order information will be coming home soon!
Both PES & PIC are using Treering!
If you have any pictures you have taken throughout this 
school year of various school functions or parties, 
please send them in for possible use in the Yearbook!
PES: Dana Lally -
PIC: Eric Peppmuller -
Bonnie Feenstra -

Friday, January 22, 2016

Little Caesars Due Date Extended

The Little Caesars fundraiser deadline has been extended to Monday (1/25) 
for those who didn't get their forms in today. 
Delivery will be on 2/4 (Thurs) at the school of your choice (PES or PIC).  
Pick-up will start right after school releases until 6pm. 
Checks can be made payable to Peotone PTO.
Thank you for supporting Pre-K through 5th grade students!

Post Prom

A Message from Peotone Post Prom Committee:

Your $100 ticket admits 2 for buffet dinner, beer and wine, and a number in the raffle. There will be 16 -$100 winners, 5-$500 winners and grand prize is $5000. Those are great odds to win with only 200 tickets bring sold. Winner doesn't need to be present.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

School Resumes At PES

PES students return Friday (1/22)!
Don't forget Little Caesars Orders!! 

The repairs have been successfully made to the pipes and water has been restored to the school.  Students will be in session tomorrow, Friday, January 22.  Again, classes will resume tomorrow, Friday, January 22 at Peotone Elementary School.  Please make sure that your child returns all supplies that were brought home in their backpacks on Wednesday.  Don’t forget that our PTO Little Caesar Fundraiser orders are due tomorrow.  We look forward to seeing the students tomorrow.  

Little Caesars Due Friday

Don't forget Little Caesars Pizza Fundraiser order forms and 
payments are due Friday (1/22)! 

Orders will be delivered 2/4 (Thurs) 
to the school you select (PES/PIC) on your order form.
Pick-up is after school releases until 6pm.
Checks can be made payable to Peotone PTO.
Thank you for your orders!!!

Take 5 With...Brian Cann

Take 5 With...Brian Cann
Job Title: 5th Grade Math & Technology Teacher
School: PIC

1) What was the best present you ever received when you were a kid?
The best gift I remember receiving randomly was when my mom came home and told me that she had signed me up for drum lessons. I don't believe it was for Christmas or a birthday; It was just a random gift. Much of my life would have been different had she not been so willing to support that interest of mine.

2) What is your favorite season and what do you like about it?
My favorite season, by far, is autumn. The trees are beautiful and the sun seems to shine on everything differently. I love the golden color of the fields before harvest and mapping out ideas for carving pumpkins. There also seems to come a general feeling of calm during Fall, almost like when the sun goes down each day.

3) If you had to pick one... would you sing or dance in public? 

4) What is your favorite band/singer?
Lately, it's been The Avett Brothers.

5) Something memorable a student once said to you about your hair/clothes or their own hair/clothes? 
Last year, someone claimed that I looked like Elvis. When I asked why, they mentioned that "my hair was tall." I was glad to hear it wasn't because I looked like Elvis in the later stages of his career.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

PES Update - No School Thursday (1/21)

Update on PES - No School Thursday (1/21) for PES Students only.

Heat has been restored to Peotone Elementary; however, we do not have water due to a broken pipe. Due to the lack of running water, there will be no school at Peotone Elementary tomorrow, January 21st. All other Peotone School District schools will be in session tomorrow. We will keep you updated on the progress of the repair tomorrow.

Update on PES Relocation

Per the PES Website

The students will remain at the high school through the remainder of the day.  We will load buses at Peotone High School and they will take their regularly scheduled routes home. 
Walkers will take a bus from the high school to Peotone Elementary where they will be released as usual from the northeast doors.
Car riders will be released from the north doors in the back of the high school. The cars waiting in the pick-up line will be stationed on Oak Street as usual.  Once you have seen the last buses leave the back drive of the high school.  The first car may then begin the procession turning right on to Mill Street from Oak Street proceeding to the end of the road and then making a right onto the high school’s back access drive. Then proceed to the sidewalk at the back of the building. 
The park districts after school rec care will take place in the media center of the high school.
The lack of heat at Peotone Elementary is still being addressed and there is no new news at this time.  An automated message will be sent as soon as we receive updated information.  Any information will be posted to the Peotone Elementary’s Facebook page, website at pes.peotoneschools.organd recorded on the outgoing message of the school.  The school’s number is 708-258-6955.
If you need to contact us before dismissal please call the high school at 708-258-3236.

PES Students Relocated

PES students have been relocated to the High School 
as the PES building has no heat.  Mrs. Davis will do another school reach when there is more information to update. 

KidStuff Books

Would you throw $3,000 away?! 
Neither would we!
Therefore, we are in need of 2 people to Chair the 
KidStuff Coupon Books next school year. 
We are looking for people who are not sitting on the  
PTO Board to take charge of this fundraiser.
What do you need to do?
> Accept a shipment of books for the 3 buildings. (1 book per family)
> Label books with family names (via stickers-that's how we track outstanding books)
> Pick-up/Drop-off books for those who are wanting more or returning unsold books to 
the 3 buildings.  Ideally 1 person would handle PES/CS and the other would handle PIC.
> Track and turn in payment to treasurer.
>  Return unsold books to the company. 
If you have questions, contact us at

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Early Release Friday

Friday (1/15) is an early release...
then a 4 day weekend begins!
1/15 (Fri) - Early Release - Common Plan Day/End of 2nd Quarter - 
PIC: 12:45pm - PES: 1:30pm - Pre-K: No School
1/18 (Mon) - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1/19 (Tues) - No School - Teacher Institute Day

Meeting Minutes Posted

The January PTO Meeting Minutes have been posted.

Thank you to the parents and staff members who attended!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Did you know you can support Peotone PTO by shopping 
through Smile.Amazon all year round!? 
It's the same as Amazon and we earn money on your eligible purchases! 
Follow this link!

PTO Board Nominees

The PTO Board has 2 nominees for the 3 open positions 
that will start a 2 year term with the 2016-2017 school year!

Co-President - Tristin Vallos
Co-Treasurer - Kim Gayeski
Secretary - Open

If you were unable to attend last nights meeting and 
are interested in any of the 3 positions, you can still send an
email to to nominate yourself or someone else.
If more than one person is nominated for the same position, 
we will ask each nominee to write up a bio to introduce themselves to the 
families and express why they would be a good choice for that position.
There will be a ballot election at the March 8th meeting if 
we have multiple people interested in the same position. 
Otherwise voting in of new officers will happen at 
the March meeting.
This is your chance to have a voice to enrich the educational lives of 
the Pre-K through 5th grade students of 207U district! 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

PTO Meeting Tonight

Please come to the PTO Meeting tonight (1/12)
@ PIC 6:30pm
We will be accepting nominations for Open Board Positions 
Terms are 2 years and will begin with the 2016-2017 school year. 
Voting to approve nominee's will be done at the March Meeting.
If there is more than 1 person nominated for the same position, 
there will be an election held at the March Meeting.
If you are unable to attend this meeting and are interested in a board position,
you can email the PTO at

Monday, January 11, 2016


PTO Meeting Tues (1/12) @ PIC 6:30pm
Early Release (1/15) PIC 12:45pm - PES 1:30pm - Pre-K No School
No School Mon (1/18) & Tues (1/19)
* Little Caesars order due date is extended to 1/22!!!
Pick up will be on 2/4 at the school of your choice. (PES or PIC)

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Take 5 With...Val Monahan

Take 5 With...Val Monahan
Job Title: Kindergarten Teacher
School: PES
1) What was the best present you ever received when you were a kid?
 Cabbage Patch Kid- They were so popular, they were sold out everywhere.  On Father's Day a big shipment must have come in because my dad brought my sister & I to Toys R Us & we both got to pick out our own doll.  It was amazing!!
2) What is your favorite season and what do you like about it? 
  Summer- I love spending quality time with my 3 kids, not having a schedule, hanging out by the pool/beach & boating.
3) If you had to pick one... would you sing or dance in public?  
  Dance in public
4) What is your favorite band/singer? 
 Taylor Swift- I went to her 1989 concert this past summer with my daughter for her 13th birthday (her 1st concert).  It was an awesome concert!!
5) Something memorable a student once said to you about your hair/clothes or their own hair/clothes?  
 On one of our really hot days this year, I prepared myself by putting my hair in a ponytail & a headband to stay cool.  Normally, I wear my hair down.  I was greeting my students in the morning in the hallway & one of my students looked at me & said "Who are you?"  It was so funny...the other kids said "It is Mrs. Monahan."  I guess I must look really different with my hair up and pulled back.  

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

PTO Meeting Next Week

Mark your calendars for the next PTO Meeting
on Tuesday (1/12) @ PIC 6:30pm!
This would be a great opportunity for anyone 
interested in joining the PTO Board to come on out 
see how things work and ask questions!
Open positions for 2016-2017 school year:
All positions are a 2 year term.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Little Caesars Pizza

Pizza! Pizza!
Please gather your orders for Little Caesars Pizza Kits
just in time for the Super Bowl!

Orders with payment are due: 1/22 (Fri)
* Make checks payable to Peotone PTO

Delivery Date: 2/4 (Thurs)
* You choose either PES or PIC to pick-up your order after school on your order form.
You do NOT have to have a child attending the building you select for pick-up.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

School Resumes Monday

Only a few more hours of Winter Break left.
School resumes Monday (1/4)!!
Hope you enjoyed your time off!