L. J. Hauser Jr. High
65 Woodside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 447-3896

Canned Food Drive Extended (and Day 4 Update)

Posted Apr 15, 2015 | Category: Food Drive

Canned Food Drive – Day #4 – Grand Total 4,712

We’ve extended the food drive until Wednesday, April 22nd!! Another weekend to collect!!

The totals by grade are as follows – keep it coming!!

Canned Food Drive Day 3 Update

Posted Apr 14, 2015 | Category: Food Drive

Canned Food Drive Update – Day #3

This morning we collected 513 cans for a grand total of 1,975

The totals by grade are as follows:


Keep the food coming!!!

Canned Food Drive – Fact Sheet and Day 1 Update!

Posted Apr 10, 2015 | Category: Food Drive

Day #1: 459 cans! A good start and I think some excitement was generated.

The totals by grade are as follows:

Please use the attached Can Collector Fact Sheet as you ask friends, family and neighbors this weekend!!

Day 1- Pod Can Food Drive

April 2015 First Friday Feature – Canned Food Drive

Posted Apr 10, 2015 | Category: Food Drive, Friday Feature

1st fridayThis month’s First Friday Feature focuses on a longstanding Hauser tradition that’s been 43 years in the making – our annual canned food drive, benefitting the Salvation Army.

Hauser has earned a tremendous reputation for generosity over the last 43 years, serving as the number one collector of food in Illinois.  Our school community has collected and donated over 1,600,000 non-perishable items to the food pantry to date, with over 70,000 food items donated last year!

The Salvation Army’s Red Shield food pantry located in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood is the recipient of our collection, and Hauser’s efforts sustain hundreds of families for six months.

The Salvation Army is counting on Hauser to fill the shelves again this year.  They will be dropping PODS in the Hauser parking lot for us to fill.  Please help Hauser “Pack the PODS” to capacity!

Food collection will take place on the following dates and times:

  • Friday, April 10th from 7:15am-8:45am
  • Monday – Friday, April 13-17th from 7:15am-8:45am
  • Saturday, April 18th from 9am- noon
  • Two drop off locations. Tables located by front entrance on school days (small quantities) and PODs located behind Hauser.  Please use band drop off lane.

This year, the three grades will compete to bring in the most donations, with a celebration for the winning grade in early May.  We thank you, the families of Riverside, North Riverside, Brookfield and Lyons in advance for your continued support of one of Hauser’s oldest traditions.

If you prefer to make a monetary donation, you can either send a check or cash to the Hauser office (checks made payable to Hauser PTO) or click on the link below and use cheddar to make a payment with a credit card or PayPal account.

Have a great Friday.

Suggested Non Perishable Items

  1. Canned meats
  2. Canned fruits
  3. Canned vegetables
  4. Canned soups/cup of soups
  5. Dried beans/lentils
  6. Pasta
  7. Pasta sauce
  8. Peanut Butter and Jelly
  9. Boxed Rice/Noodles
  10. Boxed Meals

Volunteers Still Needed for the Honor Roll Ice Cream Social!

Posted Apr 9, 2015 | Category: News

Date: Thursday, April 16th from 2:30-4:00.

This event requires many hands to make it happen!

Over 400 kids are invited to enjoy their favorite bowl of ice cream with toppings. Please consider volunteering for a half hour or an hour, to help set-up, serve, clean or check in the kids.

Go to “Volunteer spot” to claim your spot!

April 2015 Honor Roll Ice Cream Social

Contact michellemarconi@ameritech.net with questions or call 312-952-6602

Agenda for April 15 PTA Meeting

Posted Apr 8, 2015 | Category: News

Please join us for the April PTO meeting, on Wednesday, April 15th at 6pm.  The meeting will be held in the Hauser library.  We’ll have several committee updates and the election of officers. The meeting will be followed by the band concert at 7pm.

Agenda April 15 2015

Help out at the April 16th Honor Roll Ice Cream Social

Posted Apr 5, 2015 | Category: News


Honor Roll Ice Cream Social happens on Thursday, April 16th from 2:30-3:45 in the school cafeteria. Many volunteers are needed to make it happen.

Please go to Volunteer Spot to sign up today.

April 2015 Honor Roll Ice Cream Social

Questions? contact Michellemarconi@ameritech.net

Vote on Tuesday, April 7

Posted Mar 31, 2015 | Category: Community Events

Tuesday, April 7th is the election for Distict 96 Board of Education members.  We encourage all Hauser parents to vote in this election – this is your chance to have a say in who leads the education of your children and sets the tone in our schools.  Please exercise your right to vote!

Canned Food Drive Volunteers Needed

Posted Mar 18, 2015 | Category: Food Drive

As part of a long-standing tradition, Hauser PTO is coordinating our annual canned food drive, starting April 8th. The food collected will benefit The Salvation Army Englewood Red Shield Center, on Chicago’s South Side.  This is an all-hands-on-deck event, for students, families and our community.  Our goal is to collect 75,000 cans of food for those in need, and it will all be collected in PODs located in the Hauser parking lot.

Our “Pack the Pod” campaign will last from April 8th – 18th. Each grade level at Hauser will compete with each other to collect the most food, with the winning grade enjoying a fun night at Hauser.

Parent volunteers are needed!  Please check out all the opportunities to get involved. Help us make this a huge success.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot