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

Thank you for supporting PTO fundraisers and events!

Posted May 22, 2020 | Category: News

Thank you everyone for supporting PTO fundraisers and events!

Thank you for your help chairing an event or volunteering for one! Thank you for donating your time, your talents and/or your money! You have made this another great year for the Hauser PTO!

Thank you to all of our fundraising event chairs and volunteers for raising funds so the PTO is able to run programs and give back to our staff through philanthropy grants!

Click the following links to view the reports:

Questions? Contact Lisa Hennelly at lisahennelly@ymail.com

Congrats Hauser Class of 2020!!

Posted May 19, 2020 | Category: News

The PTO would like to congratulate this year’s graduating class!!

Photo Op Banner
There will be a graduation banner installed in front of Hauser by this Friday which graduates can use as a photo op site (full last names are on the actual banner). *NOTE: Please remember to be responsible and practice social distancing.

Replicas of the banner are also available for purchase if anyone is interested. To Purchase: Contact Will (owner) at (708) 485-7080 from Priority Print, 9433 Ogden Ave.

Questions? Contact Fran Montoro at fmm4604@aol.com for more information.

Food Drive – Wrap-up VIDEO!

Posted May 18, 2020 | Category: News


THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the Hauser Food Drive! – Please click on the following link to watch the wrap-up/thank you video:  VIDEO – Hauser Food Drive Wrap Up

Hauser collected 14,100 cans and $12,410.  An absolutely remarkable effort toward reaching our goals!

  • Class Competition 
    1st place – 7th with 6,457 cans
    2nd place – 6th with 4,399 cans
    3rd place – 8th with 2,908 cans
  • Raffle – The winner of the raffle for a Chick-fil-A lunch for their entire lunch table (next school year) is Alice B. Congrats!
  • Penny Wars – Next school year, 7th grade will receive their sweet treat for winning Penny Wars.

Questions? Please contact Lisa Gaynor at ltgaynor@aol.com or lisa.swicionis @lisa.swicionis@gmail.com

Order your 2019-2020 Hauser Yearbook!

Posted May 11, 2020 | Category: News

There’s still time to order!! –  The purchasing deadline has been extended to the end of May. Order your copy of the yearbook by accessing your PushCoin account.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Koncius at konciusk@district96.org

PTO E-Meeting – Invitation to respond to report by TUESDAY.

Posted May 11, 2020 | Category: News

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and school closure, our last PTO meeting of the year scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, will be an e-meeting.

Following is the e-meeting report for your review: PTO E-Meeting Agenda & Report 05-12-2020

Also, because we will not be able to conduct an in-person vote on our final philanthropy grants of the year, the Philanthropy Committee’s recommendations are below. If you have any questions, concerns or comments about the below recommendations, please contact Lisa Hennelly at lisahennelly@ymail.com BEFORE Tuesday, May 12th. If there are no objections prior to May 12th at 7:00pm, we will assume that the recommendations have been approved.

Philanthropy Committee Recommendations

  1. The Philanthropy Committee recommends granting the full request of Ms. Faletti for two whiteboard tables to be used in her classroom. The general membership voted to approve this grant not to exceed $340 at the February PTO meeting but by the time the grant was approved, the tables increased in cost. We were unable to ask for an amendment at the March meeting due to the school closure. The tables are now $360 each and the committee’s recommendation is to approve the purchase of the two tables requested and increase the amount of the grant from $340 to $720.
  2. The Philanthropy Committee recommends granting the full request of Ms. Janik for two additional alternative seating chairs. The general membership voted to approve this grant for two of the four chairs requested at the October PTO meeting but limited the amount to $260 for two chairs in case of additional requests by other staff during the year. The grant of the remaining two chairs was postponed until the end of the school year and contingent upon funds remaining in the philanthropy fund. Now at the end of the school year, the Committee has received no additional grants and recommends filling Ms. Janik’s request in full so she can purchase the other two chairs in the amount of $150.

Questions? Contact Lisa Hennelly at lisahennelly@ymail.com

Chairpersons needed for the 2020-2021 school year!

Posted May 11, 2020 | Category: News

The PTO is looking for chairpersons for the 2020-2021 school year! If you are interested in chairing or would like more information on any of the following PTO programs or events for the 2020-2021 school year, please contact Alex Blomgren at alexandra.blomgren1@gmail.com

2020-2021 Chairpersons needed for the following – 

  • Awards Assembly Treat
  • Book Fair
  • Box Tops/Labels for Education
  • Dominos Fundraiser
  • 8th Grade Corsages for Band, Choir and Orchestra Students
  • 8th Grade Graduation Celebration
  • Family Dinner Fundraiser
  • Food Nights
  • Ornament Sales
  • Raging Waves
  • Robotics Concessions
  • Spirit Wear Sale
  • Spring Plant Sale
  • Staff Appreciation

THANK YOU Hauser Teachers & Staff!

Posted May 8, 2020 | Category: News

Dear Hauser Teachers and Staff – Day 5 – Teacher & Staff Appreciation Flyer

We thank you for being an example of those who value an academic partnership and education in so many different ways. You are an inspiration and go out of your way to help every Hauser Cougar whether through words of encouragement to accomplish a task in class or to listen and understand.

Your dedication, passion and instruction to teaching, challenging, engaging, collaborating, guiding, reflecting, and motivating your students and the Hauser Cougar learners is evident. You continue to sow seeds, mentor, influence and shape the lives of your Cougars each and everyday.

We thank you for all the Zoom meetings, planning and time you have put into making this year one of learning and growing.

We have surprises and gifts for you that we hope to give you in the weeks to come and others we are carrying over to next school year – hopefully to be done in August/September.

With heartfelt thanks,

LAST CALL – Homemade Cards due SATURDAY!

Posted May 8, 2020 | Category: News

Drop-off your homemade Thank You Cards by SATURDAY (May 9)! – Please drop-off completed cards in the mailbox of Julie Laube at 505 York Rd., Riverside OR Linda Sanduski at 38 Northgate Rd., Riverside.

Let’s show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate them with homemade Thank You Cards! Cards will be distributed to all Hauser teachers and staff when they clean out their school rooms. As a reminder, here are the requirements:


  1. Cards/notes should be no bigger than 8 1/2 x 11
  2. Make as many cards as you like! (We’ll be giving them to teachers, staff, para professionals, custodians, lunch staff.)
  3. Please do not address cards to any specific teacher or staff member (cards will be put in random goodie bags to keep this process streamlined).

Questions? Please contact Linda Sanduski at lsanduski@gmail.com or Julie Laube at jlaube@laubecompanies.com

LAST CALL – Order plants online by FRIDAY!

Posted May 7, 2020 | Category: News

The Hauser PTO Plant Sale is coming to an end! Order your beautiful, high-quality annuals (supplied by Nelson & Holmberg Nursery in Naperville). For more details, please click the following link: Hauser Plant Sale Fundraiser Flyer

Order deadline is this FRIDAY (May 8th) – *Orders can be picked up in Riverside starting Wednesday, May 20th. A signup will be created to assign pick-up times.

TO ORDER – Given the current circumstances, all orders and payments are being collected ONLINE ONLY. Please click the following CheddarUp button to order.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Royer at jhepker@prescottmed.com