February Lottery Winners!

Here are the lucky winners for February! Special thanks to our 4th graders Lena Brennan from Ms. LeGrand's class and Joey Kaiser & Matthew V. from Ms. Tietz's class!


$100: Dr. Ozimek, ARS Principal

$100: Greg Beilfuss - ticket sold by Kyle Cook
$50: Cathleen Kocsis - ticket sold by Darby Thew
$50: John Wesiowski - ticket sold by Chyanne Wesiowski
$25: Joy Barton - ticket sold by Isla Oppegard
$25: B. Ziec - ticket sold by Teddy Cabrera

Afterschool programming at ARS

***Acting, Grades K-4, Tuesdays 3:15-4:15, April 9-May 28. Please register by Saturday, March 30 for the early bird price of $117. See flier here.

***Spanish, Grades 1-4, Thursdays 3:15-4:15, April 11-May 30. Please register by Sunday, April 1 for the early bird price of $117. See flier here.

Afterschool programming planning survey

Speaking of afterschool programs, we have a survey to find out what kinds of programs you are considering for your kiddos next school year. You can find the survey here: Thanks!

2019-2020 Committee Signups are open! Visit our SignUp Genius to join any open committee. Whether you work outside the home or in, there are ways to contribute! Thank you for supporting our teachers and our students and their families!

Calling all fourth-grade families! The ARS Yearbook Committee has extended the Yearbook cover contest deadline to TOMORROW, Friday, March 8. Get those entries in for a chance to be featured in this year’s yearbook! See details here.

Seeking Help for a Possible New Fundraiser: Used Bicycle Sales. The PTO is exploring the possibility of selling gently used bicycles. If you are interested in making this fundraiser happen, please contact the PTO at Thank you!

March PTO Family Night: Cary Gymnastics Center Open Gym, Saturday, March 9, 5-6:30 p.m. See flier here.

Portillo's Fundraiser: Tuesday, March 12, 5-8 p.m. Flier (English)  Flier (Espanol).

Daddy-Daughter Dance: Back to the 80s!

The Daddy-Daughter Dance (theme: Back to the 80s!) will be on Saturday, April 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the ARS gym. See flier here.


The committee also in need of volunteers for the day and night of the event and donated items to support the dance. Please visit the following Sign-up Genius Link: 2019 Daddy Daughter Dance- Back to the 80's

Mother/Son Event, Urban Air Adventure Park in Crystal Lake, Sunday, April 7, 2:30 p.m. Flier (English) Flier (Espanol)

FRG PTO Family Day with the Chicago Wolves is Sunday, April 14!  Free parking! And, it's Family Sunday: Raging Waves Waterpark admission ticket giveaway (first 1,000 kids) • Free face-painting, sign-making, and caricature-drawing on the concourse!
See flier here. 

PTO Board Elections for the 2019-2020 school year will be held on Tuesday, May 7. Interested in running? Email to put your name on the ballot. Have questions about what it's like to be on the board? Email  to get the details.

PTO seeks babysitters to work during monthly meetings - pay is $10 per hour! Contact for details.

Cheer on our athletes and performers! Check the school calendar to find out when and where to show your support for our talented students.

Recycle your markers! District 3 is now participating in the Crayola Colorcycle program! There are now boxes set up at ARS, FRGMS, and FRG Library where old markers can be deposited. Once we gather a full box, Crayola will pay for us to ship them back and they will recycle them! Any plastic marker can be recycled, including washable markers, highlighters, permanent markers, and dry erase markers. So don't throw away those old markers at home! Have your child bring them into school so that they can be recycled - boxes will be out for the remainder of the school year!

Congratulations to our latest Box Tops winners: Mrs. Nichols's class with 700 Box Tops!!! Her class will either be getting a sweet treat or pizza party (teacher choice). Mrs. Scherzer came in second with 582, and Mrs. Cooker took third with 540! The next collection is Friday, May 10.

Amazon Smile

Thanks to everyone who has chosen the FRG PTO on Amazon Smile - you have raised over $400! Wow! Ready to help in a super-easy way? Go to, and then select Fox River Grove PTO as your supporting charity and start shopping!

FRG Spirit Wear is still available! Show your school pride and help raise funds for your kids and schools! Order online:

PTO Phone Directories are still available! The 2018-2019 PTO Phone Directories will be available for sale in each school office while supplies last. Directories will cost $8, or $15 for two. Cash or check!

2018-2019 ARS Yearbook

The PTO is excited to once again offer our students and staff a Yearbook for Algonquin Road School! Photographs of students, staff, field trips, special events, as well as a page for signatures will be included! Yearbooks will be handed out during the last week of school. Each yearbook is $23. Please complete this form and return to the main office in a sealed envelope labeled ARS Yearbook. Check should be made payable to FRG PTO. You may use one check for multiple students. Questions? Email us at Use this email address to submit your photos, too!



2018-2019 PTO Meeting Dates, all at ARS Library:

Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 9, 3:30 PM

Tuesday, May 7, 3:30 PM

Tuesday, May 21, 3:30 PM


Visit for the meeting agenda. Everyone is welcome, and child care is free! Please contact Theresa Meshes at for child care details. We'd love to see you there!

Questions? Comments? Email us at and visit the "Contact Us" page to learn more about the PTO Board!

PTO Teacher Grants: The FRG PTO provided each teacher in the district with a Start-up grant of $75 each to supplement learning supplies that many of our teachers have to purchase with their own funds. With many teachers investing over $500 a year of their own funds on supplies for their classrooms, these funds are just a small way to help support our teachers and the excellent job they do.

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District 3 Food Backpack program - suggested food donation list

FRG School District 3 website

Want to Volunteer with the FRG PTO? Fill out the FRG PTO Volunteer Signup Genius! Ongoing projects include: 

ARS Book Fair Amazon Smile After School Program
Daddy/Daughter Dance Box Tops ARS Bulletin Board
Eighth Grade Activity Lottery Assemblies
Local Merchant Schwan’s Directories
Fifth Grade Activity Field Trips
Fun Day Kindergarten Welcome Books
Kindergarten Graduation Six Flags Read to Succeed
Middle School Book Fair School Box Supply Kits
Mother/Son Activity Spirit Wear
Monthly Family Nights Strokes of Genius
MS Activity Day Sweets and Treats
Spring Fling Teacher Grants
Spring Ice Cream Social Yearbook
Teacher Apprecation
Trivia Night