2019-2020 PTO Phone Directory
You should receive a note home on Friday, May 31st with your current information from the PTO phone directory. If there are changes that need to be made to your information for next year's directory, please go to to submit your corrections/additions. If you were not included in this year's directory, but would like to be included next year, please submit your information at the same URL.
If you have any questions, please email!

Election Results for 2019-2020 PTO Executive Board 
Theresa Meshes - President
Heather Castaing - Vice President
Samantha Wheeler - Associate Vice President
Michael Campbell - Treasurer
Kim Scherzer - Assistant Treasurer
Sara Erdmann - Secretary
Katrina McLaughlin - Assistant Secretary
Karli Kurschardt - Member-at-Large
Thanks to everyone's fundraising efforts this year, the PTO awarded 3 teacher grants for a 3D printer, materials for the vertical garden at the middle school, and new rugs for the first grade classrooms! 

Order Online for 2019-2020 School Supplies now! 
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, delivered right to your door! Online ordering is available now 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."
** Also, we are looking for a volunteer to help run this great fundraiser for next year.  It is a great opportunity for working parents.  It is mostly just sending emails!  Contact for details.

Afterschool programming planning survey


Do you have ideas for afterschool programs?  We'd love to hear them!  Please fill out our survey to help us 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! 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!

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 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 dried out 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!


Amazon Smile


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


Show your school pride and help raise funds for your kids and schools! Order online:




2019-2020 PTO Meeting Dates, all at ARS Library:



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