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

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!

Earn a Free Ticket to Raging Waves!!

Posted Feb 28, 2015 | Category: News

Summer is around the corner!!  Hauser PTO is sponsoring the “Plunge into Fitness” program offered by Raging Waves Waterpark in Yorkville, IL.   Students are encouraged to track their exercise from now through April 13th.  For every 30 minutes of exercise, students can fill in the fitness log. All completed logs turned in to the Hauser office by April 13th will receive a free ticket to the waterpark to be used this summer!

More information about the program and a fitness log will be passed out to all students this week. You can also access the information here, if it doesn’t make it home to you!  Questions? Contact Carol Barlow at carol377@att.net.

2015 Plunge Into Fitness Log
2015 Plunge Into Fitness Flier

Hauser Spiritwear – Take 2

Posted Feb 25, 2015 | Category: News

If you missed the Hauser spiritwear sale the first time around, here’s your second chance! The spiritwear sale will run from March 4-16th. The order form is attached, and you can either pay with cash or check or use Cheddar Up (online payment system).

* Regardless of how you pay, everyone needs to print out the order form and submit it to the Hauser office in an envelope marked “PTO.” Cash or check payments should accompany the Spiritwear Order Form

* If you’re going to pay online, use cheddar.

Questions? Contact carol377@att.net or Diane at 708-582-5165.

Mark Calendars for Town Hall Meeting

Posted Feb 18, 2015 | Category: News

Mark your calendars for PTO’s Town Hall meeting this Wednesday, February 25th at 7pm in the Hauser auditorium. This is a Q&A format meeting, featuring Mr. Steve Juracka, Hauser principal, and Dr. Brian Ganan, Director of Curriculum for District 96. Bring your questions, concerns, and other feedback as they relate to Hauser and our district as a whole!

PTO Pasta Dinner & Silent Auction & Book Fair Success!!

Posted Feb 17, 2015 | Category: News

Thanks to Ann Marie Dixon and Laura Rubio, the Hauser Pasta Dinner raised over $850 for PTO programming!  Thanks to all who attended and enjoyed a great home-cooked meal!!

Romy Vargas-Gil and Sarah Leone ran a successful silent auction, featuring amazingly fun items, and raised close to $450. Way to go!

Linda Osowski ran the Scholastic Book Fair again this year, and we raised enough moneyto fill every teacher’s wish list AND the library’s entire wish list, as well!  Keep reading Hauser!

Our events are only successful because of the wonderful volunteers we have.  So whether you chaired one of these events or volunteered to work a shift, THANK YOU!


Introducing the 100% Hauser Fund

Posted Feb 8, 2015 | Category: Fundraising

One hundred percent of what the Hauser PTO does for our students is funded by the fundraisers we sponsor throughout the year. We realize that not all fundraisers appeal to everyone, so we’ve created an opportunity for you to give your way through the Hauser 100% Fund.


This is the school fundraiser that uses your money, but not your time.

  • 100% hassle free! This is the “just write a check” option that is simple and quick.
  • 100% tax deductible!
  • 100% product sales free!
  • 100% of your donation supports the Hauser PTO!
  • Your generous donation will benefit your children…100%

Giving to the Hauser 100% Fund is completely optional, but parents are encouraged to contribute a suggested amount of $100.  Any amount, however, will be 100% appreciated and well utilized.

Offering 2 Easy Ways to Pay:

  1. Checks payable to Hauser PTO
  2. Online through Cheddar Up cheddar

Please make checks payable to Hauser PTO and submit them to the school office by Friday, February 27th.

For more information, contact Erin Durkin at bedurk@comcast.net

Hauser Creative Writing Contest

Posted Feb 8, 2015 | Category: Writing Contest

Hauser PTO is thrilled to be part of Hauser’s 5th annual Creative Writing Contest!  Run by the teachers, we provide financial support for the program, so that fun prizes can be given to the contest winners.  See the attached flier or contest details, and encourage your child to enter!!  Deadline is March 6th.

Hauser Writing Contest 2015 Flyer

Please Help Next Week!

Posted Feb 5, 2015 | Category: News

PTO needs your help!! Please sign up for one of many volunteer opportunities we have next week. We know your time is valuable and appreciate you giving just a little bit to Hauser PTO – we need all hands on deck!

Volunteer for the Scholastic Book Fair

Volunteer for the Hauser Family Dinner

First Friday Feature – February 6, 2015

Posted Feb 5, 2015 | Category: Friday Feature

1st fridayOn the first Friday of each month, PTO features a new topic that we think will help you. Today, we’re going to highlight some vehicles for communicating any concerns you have about what’s going on at Hauser or in District 96.

At some point, we all have questions about the way things are done, are unclear about certain procedures, or don’t agree with decisions made that affect our child’s education. How do you get answers?  How can your voice be heard?

Here are some suggestions:

  • Come to Hauser PTO’s next Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, February 25th at 7pm in the Hauser Auditorium.  This is a Q&A format meeting featuring Mr. Steve Juracka and Dr. Brian Ganan. Bring your questions, concerns, and other feedback as they relate to Hauser and our district as a whole!
  • Attend a Hauser PTO meeting (March 11, April 15, May 14).  Mr. Juracka always gives the Principal’s Report and is available to answer questions.
  • Attend a Board of Education meeting.  At the beginning of each meeting, the public is invited to make comments and be heard!  The upcoming meetings are 2/17 and 3/17.
  • Write to the Board of Education:  You can also voice your concerns in an email to the entire Board of Education and Dr. Sharma-Lewis. Here is the email address that goes to the whole group:  BOEmembers@district96.org.  Here is a link gives you a list of individual email addresses: www.district96.org/school-board/, if you prefer to write to specific BOE members.

If you have questions about a certain issue, chances are that others do, too. If no one speaks up, nothing will change!

Finally, if you have any questions, concerns or ideas for our PTO, please email us at hauserpto@gmail.com.

Have a great Friday!