Congratulations to our November Lottery Winners!

$25: Lisa Anderson - ticket sold by Andrew Gierach
$25: Sandy Ozimek
$50: Emily Cooker - ticket sold by Mrs. Cooker
$50: Mindy Losacco - ticket sold by Chey Wesolowski
$100: Peggie VonBurgen - ticket sold by Adelena Weicheck
$100: Cheryl Geary - ticket sold by Eddie Hancock

Winter Middle School Book Fair
The Winter Book Fair will take place Wednesday, December 12, and Thursday, December 13, 2018 in the Middle School Library. Middle school students can shop during the school day. District 3 families and friends are invited to shop Wednesday, December 12, 2:45-4:30 p.m. and Thursday, December 13, 6-7 p.m. Doors do not open at the Middle School Winter Chorus Concert until 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, so get into the school early and support our PTO. For more information contact Theresa Meshes at Sign up to help at

Everyone is invited to Community Holiday Caroling at FRG Library! Friday, December 7, 5-6:30 p.m. Sponsored in part by a PTO Teacher Grant! See flier here.

The 5th Grade Winter activity is this Friday, December 7, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kiaga in Barrington. 5th-grade parents should have received an Evite. Contact us at if you didn't receive it.

Need an original gift idea? Buy a Schwan's gift card, and the PTO gets 40% back - everybody wins! Our current campaign runs through Thursday, December 13. 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!

How about one more gift idea? FRG Spirit Wear! Show your school pride and help raise funds for your kids and schools! Order online:

Looking for addresses for holiday cards? Get a 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!

Afterschool Programming

***Art Session 2. Grades K-4. Wednesdays, December 12, December 19, January 9, January 16, January 23 & January 30, February 6,  February 13. $110. See flier here.

***Acting.  Tuesdays, January 29-March 19, 3:15-4:15 p.m. Please register by 1/19 for the early bird price of $117.00. See flier here.

***Spanish. Thursdays, January 31-March 21, 3:15-4:15 p.m. Please register by 1/21 for the early bird price of $117.00. See flier here.

***Snapology STEAM Engineers. Runs for 7 weeks at ARS starting January 14 through February 26. $105. See flier here.

Save the Date!

**Six Flags Read to Succeed will start right before the holiday break. Watch for emails and fliers soon!

**February Multicultural Fair. Saturday, February 9. We're looking for families interested in sharing their culture - please email if you have flags, music, food, clothes, or holidays you'd like to share with other FRG families!

District 3 thanks parents for their patience as we all get used to the new Raptor ID system at school entries. The system went into place on Monday, December 3. Be sure to bring a photo ID if you need to enter the school during regular school hours!

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!

Box Tops Winner: Miss Koss's Class!

The winner for October's Box Tops collection was Miss Koss’s class with 493. Congratulations! Second and third came in close: Mrs. Cooker with 487 and Ms. Scherzer with 483. Miss Koss chose a pizza party for her class. The next collection date is Friday, February 8.

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, 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!

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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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