Spring Fling 2019: Tables are now on sale and donations still accepted!

***Saturday, March 2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Makray Golf Club in Barrington, $35 per person (tables of 10 available). Watch backpack mail for print invitation or click these links for details.

Front of ticket form (contact info and food options)

Back of ticket form (list of names for tables of 10)


Whether you're a First Time Flinger or have a table of 10 people, you won't want to miss out on the FRG PTO's largest event of the year!


The Spring Fling Committee is also accepting donations for raffle prizes: see the Donation Request info and form.


Look for more information on our Facebook page:


Have a question? Contact us at


Thanks for your support!

Recycle your markers! District 3 is now participating in the Crayola Color Cycle program! There will be 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 highlighters 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!

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

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

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.

FRG PTO Family Day with the Chicago Wolves is Sunday, April 14! 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.

Afterschool Programming

***Acting.  Tuesdays, January 29-March 19, 3:15-4:15 p.m. See flier here.

***Spanish. Thursdays, January 31-March 21, 3:15-4:15 p.m. See flier here.

***Snapology STEAM Engineers. Currently running for 7 weeks at ARS through February 26. See flier here.

***Chess Scholars. Mondays at FRGMS starting January 28 through March 11. See flier here.

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

January Lottery Winners!

A big thank you to Ryan B. in Mr. Wall's class, Flynn C. in Ms. Kurschardt's class, and Ms. Stevens for pulling the winning tickets.


A special thank you to the following students for selling the same amount of tickets and was able to spin our wheel of prizes; Jordan D., Jack H., Sebastian K., Mikey M., Alivia, Rylan, Scarlett


$25: John Peterson - ticket sold by Harper Gutierrez
$25: Rebecca Smith - ticket sold by Jaquelyn Domenz
$50: Heather Khan - ticket sold by Savaar Khan
$50: Lauren Genovega - Harper Gutierrez
$100: Jeff Heggen - ticket sold by Jack Heggen
$100: Pat Kollar - ticket sold by Aiden Ensslin

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, 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!

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.

We're on Facebook!

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