Lottery Tickets and Money are Due TOMORROW, Friday 10/12! We are still thousands of dollars behind on Lottery sales compared to last year! This is our one and only large fundraiser for the year, and all of our favorite activities - including Fun Day! - depend on it. Please send in those tickets and money! For more information, questions, or requesting more tickets, please contact Angie Gunn at or 847-507-0855. THANK YOU!

***Monthly drawings consist of $25, $50, and $100 prizes, and a bonus $500 prize in December!

Ready to get your game on? It's almost time for PTO Team Trivia Night! Saturday, November 10, 6-9 p.m. at the Garlands of Barrington. Prizes for trivia winners and for Best Table/Costume Design - this year's theme is GAMES! $300 per table (max 10 players per table), or $30 per person for individuals. Only 7 tables left for groups, plus one for individuals! Email to register by Friday, October 26. Send cash or check (made out to FRG PTO) via backpack mail to Lindsay Medina, c/o Olivia Medina, Kindergarten, or drop off in the Medina's mailbox at 44 Manchester Ct. Visit the event's Facebook page ( and see the flier for details.

Strokes of Genius is looking for volunteers to promote art appreciation in K-2 classrooms. You don't need to be an artist by any means. Strokes of Genius sessions will last for approximately half an hour on the following Fridays: October 19, November 16, December 14, January 11, February 22, March 22, and April 26. Please contact Julie Bentle ( or Rachel Young ( by Friday, October 12! See this flier for details.

PTO Fundraiser at Quizno's, Saturday, October 20: Quizno's in Barrington will give 15% of the sale of food to the FRG PTO if you tell them that you are there in support of FRG PTO. Details: See flier here.

Afterschool Programming is Still Available!

Yoga. Grades K-4. Fridays, October 12, October 26, and November 9, 3:15-4 p.m. No class October 5. Cost was $50 for full session - now prorated - email Dana at dana@sweetfeetyoga.comSee flier here.

Karate. Grades K-4. Fridays, October 19, October 26, November 2, November 9, November 16. $45. See flier here.

Art Session 2. Grades K-4. Wednesdays, November 28, December 5, December 12, December 19, January 9, January 16, January 23 & January 30, February 6,  February 13. $110. See flier here.

Save the Dates!

Family Game Night. Friday, October 19, 6-8 p.m. FRGMS Multipurpose Room. Sweets & Treats provided! See flier here.

Family Reading Night. Friday, November 9.

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!

FRG PTO Spiritwear Fundraiser: Check out this year's NEWEST Eagle spiritwear! Show your school pride and help raise funds for your kids and schools! Order online:

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!

Celebrate Back-to-School with an Order from Schwan's!

Order Schwan's ice cream and other frozen goodies through our campaign page (, and the Fox River Grove PTO earns cash back.

***Earn 20% back on purchases of delicious foods
***Earn 40% on eGift Cards (limit 1 per customer, per campaign)
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!

AMAZON SMILE! Please help support Fox River Grove PTO at AmazonSmile. You shop. Amazon gives. Just use the link below to shop Amazon from now on and they will donate .5% of sales to our schools!



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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 6, 3:30 PM

Tuesday, December 4, 3:30 PM

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!

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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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