Friday, May 27, 2016

Last Day

Last Day of School Today!!
Thanks to our extremely wonderful school staff!
Enjoy this last day of school because freedom is 
within reach!!! 
Release: PIC-12:45 PES-1:30

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Thank You Board Members

 Thank You dedicated PTO board members 
Kim Pierson, Amanda Bostjancic and Nadya Malone 
as they conclude their 2 year terms. 
Awesome job ladies!!!

Welcome new board members Tristin Vallos, Kim Gayeski 
and Julie Widinski,  who will start their 2 year terms in July.  
Good luck to all! 

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend
All gave some...some gave all.
Remember them this Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Last Day of School

Reminder Last Day of School is an Early Release!
5/27 (Fri) - Early Release - Last Day of School - Common Plan Day/End of 4th Quarter - PIC: 12:45pm - PES: 1:30pm - Pre-K: No School

PIC Box Tops Winners Human Hungry Hippos

PIC's Human Hungry Hippos...
The winning 4th (McAllister) & 5th (Cann) grade classes were rewarded with
a game of Human Hungry Hippos!
It was HILARIOUS to watch and the kids had a blast.
Thank you Laura Galvin for putting this together and counting all those BT's!
5th grade came out on top with 171 balloons to 141 balloons for 4th.
Thank you Mrs. Obszanski and the staff for allowing us to bring this reward to PIC.
After the game concluded, the kids were instructed to 
POP all those balloons. Enjoy!!!
Thank you Lori McGrath for helping me take some great action pictures!

Monday, May 23, 2016

2015-2016 Purchases

Here is what you, the PTO, purchased this year for students & staff!

Approved and Purchased 2015-2016 School Year:
> CS/PES/PIC Teacher Start Up Funds $4,900
> PES/PIC Principal Start Up Funds $2,000
> Secretary Gifts (Oct/April) $158
> PIC Basketball Assembly $390
> PIC Art Drying Rack $405
> PIC Change of Life $82
> PIC Intramural Hockey Gloves $87
> PES Tim Hannig Assembly $1,500
> PES PA System $300
> Kindergarten Welcome T-Shirts $600
> PES/PIC Spirit Wear Lunch Week Prizes $26
> CS/PES/PIC Staff Appreciation Week $2,050
> PES/PIC Ice Cream Social $275
> PES/PIC Parent-Teacher Conference Lunch $378

Approved New Purchases from May 10, 2016 Meeting:
> PES/PIC Walkie Talkie Radio's $9,000
> CS Clear Student Bags $373
> PES Advantus Grip-A-Strip Display Rails $6,500
> PES Teacher Assorted Requests $2,200
> PIC Teacher Assorted Requests $500
> PIC Chromebooks $6,500
> Peotone PTO Scholarship Fund $500
> PES/PIC Assorted Teacher Requested Scholastic Books 

Last Week of School

Last week of school!
Are you ready???

Friday, May 20, 2016

5 More Days

5... More...Days!!!
Enjoy your weekend!

Friday Fun

Restless Natives? Limited Supplies?
2 ways the end of the school year is like
an episode of Survivor! 
Stay strong staff!!! 1 more week!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Take 5 With...Amy Devore

This concludes the Take 5 segment!
Thank you to the staff for participating!!!

Take 5 With...Amy Devore
Job Title: Kindergarten Teacher
School: PES

1) What was the best present you ever received when you were a kid?
One year for Christmas in junior high I got a radio with a dual tape deck.  I was so excited to be able to make my own mixed tape.  I thought I was so cool!

2) What is your favorite season and what do you like about it? 
  Summer is my favorite (as with most teachers I would assume).  I love the hot weather so I can play outside with my boys.  We ride bikes and play at all of the parks in Peotone all summer long.

3) If you had to pick one... would you sing or dance in public?
  I do not sing or dance well, so neither one would be great for anyone to see.  In kindergarten, I do a lot of singing.  I joke that I get paid to sing very badly.
4) What is your favorite band/singer? 
  My favorite bands are Bon Jovi and Journey.  I also love Prince.  I know, I am dating myself right now!

5) Something memorable a student once said to you about your hair/clothes or their own hair/clothes?  
  I had a boy in my class just this year look me up and down and say, "You look pretty good today Mrs. Devore."  I guess I will take that as a compliment.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Lunchbox Fun

Ode to the parent who started the lunchbox year strong
and recently it is looking more like this... ;)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Thank You Chairs & Volunteers

As we head into the final weeks, we would like to say a great big thank you to all of the chairs and co-chairs: Amanda Bostjancic, Joyce Sears, Karen O'Brien, Kim Pierson, Becky Johnson, Laura Galvin, Michelle O'Connor, Cassandra Miller, Sarah McGrath, Rhonda Cusack, Kristen Schuman, Emily Kuypers, Heather Boehl, Mary Klecka, Kati Cann, Jaime McCleverty, Kim Gayeski, Nadya Malone, Dana Lally, Tristin Vallos, Kathy Derkacy and Angela Grzeskowiak.  Without all of our dedicated leaders, our events would not be possible! 

Another giant thank you to the parents, students and staff who volunteered or donated items/time to make our events a success! 
It's a team effort for sure and we appreciate it!

Monday, May 16, 2016

PTO May Meeting Minutes

May 2016 PTO Meeting Minutes
have been posted.

PIC Box Tops Results

PIC Box Tops Results
Congratulations to the Homeroom's of McAllister & Cann!
The winning classes get to participate in 
Human Hungry Hippos Game
See how it works:

Thank you to Laura Galvin for Chairing and all volunteers who sent in 
 Box Tops at PIC!

4th Grade:
Mr. McAllister   -1650
Mrs. Gibson-       1608
Mr. Peppmuller-1591
Mrs. Ostby-         1253
Mrs. Gertler-         387
5th Grade:
Mr. Cann-            1522
Mr. Snowden-    1258
Mrs. Barger-        1153
Mrs. Feenstra -     903
Mr. Phillips-          415

Friday, May 13, 2016

PIC Assembly

Here are some pictures of the PIC PTO Sponsored Assembly
Joe "The Trick Star" Odhiambo
Joe not only spoke to the kids about believing in themselves, 
persistence, patience and working hard. He showed the kids all of that and more!