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

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

January General Membership Meeting Minutes

Posted Mar 18, 2015 | Category: Agendas & Minutes

January 2015 General Meeting Minutes

PTO Nominating Committee Announces Slate for Next Year

Posted Mar 15, 2015 | Category: PTO Board

At last Wednesday’s PTO meeting, Jill Glawe, chair of the nominating committee, presented the committee’s slate of officers for next year. No nominations were taken from the floor.  The election will take place at the April 15th PTO meeting.

President – Carol Barlow
1st VP-Communications – Stephanie O’Brien
2nd VP-Member Services – Lisa Freel
3rd VP-Fundraising – Erin Durkin
Secretary – Michelle VanNice
Treasurer – Paula Fritsch
Parliamentarian – Michele Mendoza

Special thanks to the members of the Nominating Committee:
Carol Barlow, Liz Buoscio, Erin Durkin, Jill Glawe, and Ana Maria McCarthy.  Alternates: Anne Marie Dixon and Laura Rubio

 

Hauser’s 44th Annual Canned Food Drive!!!

Posted Mar 15, 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 over 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 will be needed!  Look for next week’s feedblitz for the Volunteer Spot sign up.  We are looking for a parent or local graphic designer to design a logo that we can use throughout our event and for years to come!  Please contact Carol Barlow at carol377@att.net if you can offer your services!!

Meet the D96 BOE Candidates

Posted Mar 15, 2015 | Category: Community Events

If you missed the PTO meeting last week, you are invited to attend the “District 96 School Board Candidate Forum” on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 7 PM to 8:30 PM at the Hollywood Community House, 8434 Washington, Brookfield. Please contact Kim Quilty via e-mail kimquilty@gmail.com for more information.  This event is sponsored by the Hollywood Citizens Association.

Looking for Canned Food Drive Volunteers

Posted Mar 6, 2015 | Category: Food Drive

If you’re interested in helping on a committee for the Hauser Canned Food Drive this year, please contact Carol Barlow at carol377@att.net or Lisa Gaynor at ltgaynor@aol.com.  This is such a positive event for our students and community, but it’s also a huge undertaking!  The more help we have, the better.  Please consider getting involved.

Agenda for March 11 PTO Meeting

Posted Mar 6, 2015 | Category: Agendas & Minutes

Looking forward to seeing you all at the PTO Meeting on Wednesday, March 11 at 7PM.  Here is the agenda for you to review.

Agenda March 11 2015

March First Friday Feature

Posted Mar 6, 2015 | Category: Friday Feature

1st fridayWelcome to this month’s First Friday Feature, where we highlight an area of interest for Hauser parents.  Today, we thought we’d share some resources and information about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.  It’s one of those terms we hear about, but do we know what it means?

STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.

According to the US Department of Education website, “The United States has become a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers and innovators. Yet today, that position is threatened as comparatively few American students pursue expertise in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).”

Mr. Juracka, Hauser principal, is talking about the need for more STEM initiatives at Hauser.  We’ll keep you updated!  In the meantime, below are some worthwhile articles and activities.  Happy Friday!

Links to articles

What is STEM? www.livescience.com/43296-what-is-stem-education.html

STEM careersmashable.com/2013/02/05/10-awesome-stem-jobs/

STEM Activities on Pintrest: www.pinterest.com/workofchildhood/stem-activities/

Hauser PTO 100% Fund Extended

Posted Feb 28, 2015 | Category: News

Hauser PTO 100% Fund has been extended for another week.  Please pay on line using Cheddar Up or send a check to the office by Friday, March 6th.

Thank you to all those who have donated thus far!