Spring Fling 2019: Tables are now on sale!

***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!

Daddy-Daughter news - Save the date!

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. Watch backpack mail and these emails for the flier and registration info.

February Multicultural Fair Needs Your Help!

We are looking for donations of international food, music, dance, dress, games, and decor for our upcoming FRG PTO International Celebration on Saturday, February 9. We want to put together a day of fun entertainment with food, music and games. 


***We would love to have live music to celebrate and/or a variety of instruments to enjoy. If you’re a musician, can you offer your services for a time period on this day? 

***If you’re an artist, can you design cultural items for us to display around the gym or flags? 

***If you cook, can you offer a dish for others to sample? 

***If you have decor or games, can we borrow them for the day? 

 ***If you have books or cds, can we borrow them for the day? 

 ***We want to celebrate together on Saturday, February 9 at Algonquin Road School. 


Please let Heather Castaing or Heather Khan know if you can be of assistance. Please email if you have flags, music, food, clothes, or holidays you'd like to share with other FRG families! Thank you, and we look forward to working with you on this upcoming event.  

Afterschool Programming

***Art Session 2. Grades K-4. Wednesdays, 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 this Saturday 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 this Monday 1/21 for the early bird price of $117.00. See flier here.

***Snapology STEAM Engineers. Currently running for 7 weeks at ARS through February 26. $105. See flier here.

***Chess Scholars. Mondays at FRGMS starting January 28 through March 11. Please register by this Friday 1/18 for the early bird price of $81.75. See flier here.

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:

Read to Succeed is an exciting program that encourages students in grades K through 6 to read for fun. Students who complete six hours of recreational reading earn a free ticket to Six Flags! The due date is February 8, 2019. Happy Reading!

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!

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, 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.

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