The PTO Lottery Fundraiser has begun!!! Look for the envelope in your students backpack mail for all the information and start selling!! For the past 4 years, the lottery fundraiser has raised around $17,000 each year. Let's do it again!

***Each student will receive a pack of 10 lottery tickets. Each ticket costs $10, and we ask that students and parents work together to sell as many lottery tickets as you can.

***Turn in your envelopes with ticket stubs and payment by Friday, October 12.

***Monthly drawings consist of $25, $50, and $100 prizes, and a bonus $500 prize in December!

***This is the only big fundraiser we do. We have had so much fun with this fundraiser, and it’s super easy. No wrapping paper sales, no cookie dough selling, just 10 (or more!) tickets.

Proceeds have paid for activities and field trips for grades K-8, teacher classroom startup requests, upgraded classroom technology for both schools, and so much more!

***For more information, questions or requesting more tickets, please contact Angie Gunn at or 847-507-0855. THANK YOU!

Box Tops Collection: The next Box Tops collection date is Friday, October 5, and the winning class receives a pizza or sweet treat party! Watch backpacks for a label and baggie, pictured here.

FRG PTO Spiritwear Fundraiser: Check out this year's NEWEST Eagle spiritwear! Show your school pride and help raise funds for your kids and schools! Order online:

ARS Afterschool Programs: Wow! There is afterschool programming Monday through Thursday this fall at ARS!

***Mondays: Let's Build It: Robotics. Grades 1-4. September 24-December 3, 3:15-4:15 p.m. Register by Friday 9/14 for the early bird price of $140.50. See flier here.
***Tuesdays: Stage Stars Acting. Grades K-4. October 9- December 11,3:15-4:15 p.m Register by Saturday 9/29 for the early bird price of $131.50. See flier here.
***Wednesdays: Art. Session 1, Grades K-2, September 12-November 14, 3:20-4:20 p.m,  $110. Session 2, Grades K-4, November 28-February 13, 3:20-4:20 p.m, $110. See flier here. This is the last week to sign up. Parents can sign-up via flier, on the website at, or by phone: 847.421.1616.
***Thursdays: Spanish. Grades K-4. September 27- November 29, 3:15-4:15 p.m Register by 9/17 for the early bird price of $131.50. See flier here.

September Family Night: Math/Crafts – Friday, September 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m., ARS Gym

Bring your whole family and snacks to share. Math puzzles, games, crafts, and free family fun. Contact Theresa Meshes ( for more information or to give input.

PTO Phone Directory: 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!

Celebrate Back-to-School with an Order from Schwan's!

Order Schwan's ice cream and other frozen goodies through our campaign page (, and the Fox River Grove PTO earns cash back.

***Earn 20% back on purchases of delicious foods
***Earn 40% on eGift Cards (limit 1 per customer, per campaign)
Orders can be made online through our fundraising page ( or by calling 1-855-870-7208 and using our group's current campaign ID # (40910). The PTO loses out if you don't use the code or link!

Save the Date! PTO Team Trivia Night, Saturday, November 10, 2018: Follow the event Facebook page ( and this site for updates. Click here for the flier.

AMAZON SMILE! Please help support Fox River Grove PTO at AmazonSmile. You shop. Amazon gives. Just use the link below to shop Amazon from now on and they will donate .5% of sales to our schools!



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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 2, 3:30 PM

Tuesday, November 6, 3:30 PM

Tuesday, December 4, 3:30 PM

Tuesday, January 15, 3:30 PM

Tuesday, February 5, 3:30 PM

Tuesday, March 5, 3:30 PM

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!

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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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