CURRENT PTO ACTIVITIES

 

Online Ordering for 2019-2020 School Supplies starts Monday, April 22!
 
Do you dread hunting down school supplies, in the exact right colors, sizes, and amounts?!? Save yourself time and frustration by ordering prepackaged school supplies online! For prices that are the same as in stores, you can order school supplies for kids in kindergarten through 8th grade at schooltoolbox.com, delivered right to your door! Ordering begins Monday, April 22 and continues through July.
 
See here for school toolbox prices for ARS students and 
for FRGMS students.
 
Customize your order: Have all the scissors you can possibly need? Customize your order to leave out items you already have!
 
Bonus: You can order now and postpone shipment until August!
 
Super bonus: When you click the option for customize/add-on, you can make a donation to help pay for school supplies for FRG families in need!
 
Extra Extra bonus: Every School Toolbox sold will provide one meal to a starving child through "Feed My Starving Children."

Bike Adoption Program

Do you have an extra bike that needs a new rider?  Consider donating it to the FRG PTO Bike Adoption Program.  Drop off bikes for donation at ARS April 27th & 28th from 10 am to 3 pm.  Bicycles will be available for adoption and pickup at FRG MS May 11th and 19th from 10 am to 3 pm.  Interested in helping with this fundraiser to sell gently used bicycles? Email info@frgpto.org.


Teacher Appreciation Week: April 29-May 3

Teacher Appreciation Week is just around the corner! Please help make it a great one for our teachers and staff by signing up to bring items to thank our great staff: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b49aeae2ea46-teacher.

Need extra flowers to decorate for teachers and staff? Download here!

Questions? Contact Samantha at (806) 663-6877 or Lynette Etter at 847-226-4683. Thank you for helping make this a special week for our teachers and staff!


ARS Scholastic Book Fair

Stock up on books for summer reading at the ARS Scholastic book fair

 
April 30th: 8:50 AM - 3 PM
May 1st: 8:50 AM - 4:15 PM
May 2nd: 6:30 - 8 PM
Cash, check, Credit Card, and Book Fair E-wallet (from Scholastic Website: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/algonquinroadelemschool

 

If you are able to help with this great event please sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054eaaad28a5fc1-arsbook.  All additional questions can be sent to info@frgpto.org.


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


Kona Ice is Coming!

Come enjoy a refreshing Kona Ice to help kick off the warmer months!  The Kona Ice Truck will be at ARS on May 3rd 11:45 am - 1:45 pm and at FRGMS on May 31st 2:45 - 4:45 pm.  See below for more details!

Kona Ice at ARS

Kona Ice at FRGMS


Have you received a check from the PTO for lottery winnings or reimbursement? Please deposit checks ASAP so we can close our books on this fiscal year. Thank you! (Have questions about an undeposited check? Email us at info@frgpto.org.)


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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DCGKHDL. 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! We especially need someone for School Supply Kits, a great job for someone who works during the day and can only volunteer nights and weekends!


 

Save the Date (and watch backpack mail and this space for updates)

***Ice Cream Social: Thursday, May 2

 

***Fun Day: Tuesday, June 4


Thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to Spring Fling 2019! We had nearly 200 attendees and grossed over $17,000!


PTO seeks babysitters to work during monthly meetings - pay is $10 per hour! Contact info@frgpto.org 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.


Congratulations to our March & April Lottery Winners!

 

March

$100: Ann Riebock - ticket sold by Charlotte Duffy

$100: Alicia Maes - ticket sold by Michael Maes
$50: Sarah Cowden - ticket sold by Mrs. Nichols
$50: Tara Daly - ticket sold by Aubree Erdmann
$25: Quinn Brennan - ticket sold by Lena Brennan
$25: Kristyn Taylor - tickets sold by Zach Kaiser

 

April

$100: April Bianchi - ticket sold by Avelya Johanson

$100: Therese Constant - ticket sold by Ella Karch
$50: Daphne Monroy - ticket sold by Ruby Monroy
$50: Shannon Mechan - ticket sold by Samuel Augle
$25: Bill Buhl - ticket sold by Brady Buhl
$25: Kim Seaquist - ticket sold by Aubree Erdmann


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 http://smile.amazon.com/ch/35-2436630, 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:

https://j4-graphics.myshopify.com/collections/fox-river-grove-middle-school


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 ARSDist3Yearbook@gmail.com. Use this email address to submit your photos, too!

MORE FROM THE FRG PTO

 

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

Tuesday, May 7, 3:30 PM

Tuesday, May 28, 3:30 PM

 

Visit http://frgpto.org/agenda.php for the meeting agenda. Everyone is welcome, and child care is free! Please contact Theresa Meshes at tmeshes@gmail.com for child care details. We'd love to see you there!


Questions? Comments? Email us at info@frgpto.org 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! https://www.facebook.com/FRGPTOD3/


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: 

EVENTS FUNDRAISERS SERVICES
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