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Northwestern Settlement House Holiday Gift Drive

Northwestern Settlement House Holiday Gift Drive

Thank you to the D29 community for all of the generous donations for the Holiday Gift Drive! Special thanks to our PTO Chairs Kerri Melzl & Kirsten Lestina for their work to get it organized. Thank you Mr. Parks and Tom Melzl for helping get the gifts packed up...

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PTO Teacher Gifts Grant Program 2020-21

PTO Teacher Gifts Grant Program 2020-21

The annual PTO Teacher Gifts grant program (formerly Ways and Means) is underway. District 29 staff and community members have submitted their applications, and now you have the opportunity to review the applications and give feedback.  The PTO Gifts program allows...

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Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation

We love our teachers!  At the October meeting, a plan from the Teacher Appreciation Chairs was presented to the group and the vote passed to provide monthly appreciation days to our dedicated teachers this year.  For the month September the Middlefork chairs took it...

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Author Visits

Author Visits

The PTO is excited to announce upcoming virtual author visits at Sunset Ridge School: Jerry Craft will be visiting the 6th graders on November 6th at 2:10pm. His graphic novel 'New Kid' won the Newberry Medal and was the 6th grade Jump Start book this summer. His new...

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A Great Big THANK YOU to Teachers, Administrators and Staff

A Great Big THANK YOU to Teachers, Administrators and Staff

Welcome back to school! Although this year looks different, the PTO volunteers are hard at work to ensure as many services as possible can be provided to support our teachers and our children throughout the 2020/21 school year. We are so grateful to have a dedicated...

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School Supply Kits 2020-21

School Supply Kits 2020-21

D29’s PTO has partnered with Shane Kits ordering program to offer you a convenient way to order school supplies for the 2020-21 school year.  School Supply Kits for the 2020-201 school year are available for ordering at...

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PTO Teacher Gifts Grant Program 2019-20

PTO Teacher Gifts Grant Program 2019-20

The annual PTO Teacher Gifts grant program (formerly Ways and Means) is underway. District 29 staff and community members have submitted their applications, and now you have the opportunity to review the applications and give feedback. The PTO Gifts program...

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Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social

To all our families new to the district, please join us for an ice cream social on September 26 from 4:30pm - 6:30pm at Clarkson Park.  You can meet your mentor families and get to know other parents and children who are new to the school.    We look forward to seeing...

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School Supply Kits 2019-20

School Supply Kits 2019-20

D29’s PTO has partnered with Shane School Supply back-to-school supply kit online ordering program to offer you a convenient way to order school supplies for the 2019-20 school year. School Supply Kits for the 2019-20 school year are available for ordering at...

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Approved Teacher Gift Grants 2018-19

Approved Teacher Gift Grants 2018-19

It is with great pleasure that we introduce the proposals approved for the PTO Teacher Gifts grant program! The PTO Teacher Gifts program is a long standing tradition in which the PTO donates funds to provide opportunities for District 29 students. Because of your...

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2018-19 Fiscal Plan

2018-19 Fiscal Plan

Interested in knowing why the PTO is raising money at the Benefit and where your donations go?  Explore the 2018-19 Fiscal Plan below to understand how your donations affect your children and our entire district.  Your donations are doing incredible...

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Wonka Ball

Wonka Ball

The PTO is proud to announce this years theme for the biennial Winter Benefit.....     to you, the lucky finder of this Golden Ticket, from the District 29 PTO! Tremendous things are in store for you!  Many wonderful surprises await you! For now, we do...

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PTO Gifts Grant Program

PTO Gifts Grant Program

The annual PTO Gifts Grant Program is underway, and we need your help! The teachers have submitted their grant requests for amazing new tools, books, and experiences they’d like to have in their buildings to enhance on and off- campus learning. As...

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Fall Fest & Dance Party

Fall Fest & Dance Party

November 6 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Sunset Ridge Gym Please join your fellow District 29 community members for a fun afternoon of fall games, crafts, snacks and dancing. District 29's own RB City will be providing the music. Prizes awarded. We hope to see you...

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Collecting Auction Items Now!

Collecting Auction Items Now!

Every other year, the PTO holds a fundraising auction to bring parents, teachers, and administrators together for a night of fun! This years auction will be held in early March of 2019.  This evening is the cornerstone of our fundraising effort, and provides over 2/3...

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Sunset Ridge Transportation Service League

Sunset Ridge Transportation Service League

Sunset Ridge School has teamed up with the non-profit organization, World Bicycle Relief! World Bicycle Relief helps provide bikes for people in developing rural regions in Africa, South America, and Asia. Some students in these regions have to walk 6.2...

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2018 PTO Book Fair

2018 PTO Book Fair

Tuesday October 16, 2018 from 8:15 am - 8:00 pm Wednesday October 17, 2018 from 8:15 am - 6:00 pm   1st - 3rd Graders will be bussed over on Wednesday October 17.  Please send money with your students if they will be purchasing a book that day.  We...

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Benefit Volunteers

Benefit Volunteers

Every other year, the PTO holds a fundraiser to bring parents, teachers, and administrators together for a night of fun! This evening is the cornerstone of our fundraising effort, and provides funding for 2 years of the PTO operational budget.   Find out...

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PTO Thanks You!

PTO Thanks You!

The PTO would like to extend a thank you to: Andrea Macina, Jessica Akaah, and TJ Brown, for dreaming up and organizing the Family Fun Night in conjunction with the Park District last year. The new event took a lot of time to plan, and it turned out to be...

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Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social

To all our families new to the district, please join us for an ice cream social on September 12 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at Clarkson Park.  You can meet your mentor families and get to know other parents and children who are new to the school.    We look...

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PTO Meetings

PTO Meetings

PTO meetings are at 9am on the second Tuesday of every month and open to all dues-paying parents in the district. That means YOU! Hope to see you at the first PTO meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 11 at 9am at the park district. Read more

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PTO Boosterthon Run Success!

PTO Boosterthon Run Success!

Thanks to all for the tremendous support of the incredibly successful PTO Boosterthon Fun Run! The event exceeded the goal raising over $30,000 to support PTO initiatives that directly benefit students across the District. Funds rolled in from 32 states...

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2018 – 19 School Supply Kits – Last Chance!

2018 – 19 School Supply Kits – Last Chance!

D29’s PTO has partnered with Shane School Supply back-to-school supply kit online ordering program to offer you a convenient way to order school supplies for the 2018-19 school year. School Supply Kits for the 2018-19 school year are available for ordering...

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Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night

The FUNdraiser Run is behind us, now get ready for more fun at Family Fun Night! We are excited for our upcoming Family Fun Night!​ Volunteers are needed to assist with Family Bingo, Family Races and the Beverage Tent. Click below to sign-up now! Your...

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PTO FUNdraiser RUN

PTO FUNdraiser RUN

54% of students pledged and 70% of students registered on the site!! We are on target for a very successful fundraiser - thank you for your continued support - keep it coming!! Keep in mind, this is the primary PTO fundraiser of the year.  The success of...

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Graphic Novels & Board Games

Graphic Novels & Board Games

Thank you, SRS PTO! We are so grateful for the wonderful board games and graphic novels that our PTO funded last semester. The board games are constantly being used during recess, and our graphic novels have surged in popularity this year! Our students...

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Music Rug

Music Rug

The new music rug has arrived at Middlefork, and is a big hit with students! Students are using the rug to work on note name recognition, music symbols, dynamics, tempo, duration, and can even compose on the giant staff in the middle! The rug also came...

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N.U.S.H. Delivery!

N.U.S.H. Delivery!

Students at SRS were busy today! Boxes were loaded and sent to Northwestern University Settlement House for delivery this morning. The students delivered 64 boxes, and stuffed 400 holiday stockings!! A big thank you to everyone in our district who...

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Wonder Movie Field Trip

Wonder Movie Field Trip

The Wonder Movie Field Trip and Discussion Party was a success! Because of the PTO Gifts Grant Program Students in grades 4 - 6 attended the field trip in Lincolnshire, and then came back to school for a great lunch provided by the PTO. Prior to the movie,...

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Design Studio Tools

Design Studio Tools

"A HUGE thank you to the SRS PTO for providing the funding for tools in the Design Studio!  They just arrived, and the students are already putting them to great use in 6-8th Design and Modeling and taking out those tough robotics pieces in 5th Grade! THANK YOU SO...

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Approved Teacher Gift Grants

Approved Teacher Gift Grants

It is with great pleasure that we introduce the proposals approved for the PTO Teacher Gifts grant program! As mentioned last month, the PTO Teacher Gifts program is a long standing tradition in which the PTO donates funds to provide opportunities for...

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Conference Dinner & Cookie Walk

Conference Dinner & Cookie Walk

We wanted to share with everyone how wonderful the PTO Conference Dinner at SRS went last week. A special thank you goes out to Linda Alpert, Amanda Alpert Knight's Mother, who was a huge help with decoration and details! We also want to thank all the...

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Junior Great Books

Junior Great Books

What is Junior Great Books: Junior Great Books is a reading program where students read and discuss literature with a group of peers through the Shared Inquiry method. Shared Inquiry centers on exploring meaning and ideas in a supportive environment and...

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Holiday Gift Project

Holiday Gift Project

For many years, Middlefork and Sunset Ridge families have participated in a holiday gift project to benefit the Northwestern University Settlement House. This project provides our children with the opportunity to help many less fortunate families. Your...

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Book Fair Success!

Book Fair Success!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who was involved in making this year's Book Fair an enormous success!! We would like to thank all of our volunteers, who took time out of their busy schedules to assist us in transforming the new Sunset Ridge Learning Center...

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PTO Teacher Gifts Grant Program

PTO Teacher Gifts Grant Program

The annual PTO Teacher Gifts grant program (formerly Ways and Means) is underway. District 29 staff and community members have submitted their applications, and now you have the opportunity to review the applications and give feedback. The PTO Gifts...

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Book Fair

Book Fair

Sunday, November 5th and Monday, November 6th. Sunset Ridge School.   View schedule details. Book Fair volunteer schedule is now open.  Sign up now! There will be plenty of volunteer opportunities for this beloved event and we are counting on you!!  If you...

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PTO Dues & Fees

PTO Dues & Fees

Make your payments online for your PTO Dues and Classroom Fees by October 23rd.   If you prefer to pay by check, make payable to SRS / MF District 29 PTO and submit to the SRS or Middlefork offices.  Pay Now!  

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Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social

We'd like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all mentor families, new families, and school administrators for coming out to the ice cream social on Thursday evening. Families enjoyed a fun evening of socializing and ice cream at Clarkson Park. Thanks to Erica...

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STEAM Museum

STEAM Museum

Thanks to the efforts of the PTO, students at Middlefork were enthralled today with the STEAM Museum! STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math education) is a nationwide initiative that creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy,...

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School Kits

School Kits

School supply orders are one of the many fundraisers the PTO runs throughout the year. Typically we collect 10% of the purchase price from each kit from the Schoolkidz company. The money collected helps fund author visits, teacher gifts and a variety of...

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