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

Spiritwear orders are due Wednesday Sept 10

Posted Sep 7, 2014 | Category: News

The Hauser Spiritwear sale ends on Wednesday, September 10. Don’t miss your chance to show your spirit!!

You can either order/pay online through the link below or print the order form and submit a check (made payable to Hauser PTO) to the school office. Please contact Diane Cervanka with any questions: 708-582-5165.

To Order online, Go to: www.AthleticsInk.com,  go to “Stores,” then click on the HAUSER STORE BANNER at the top.  All orders will ship to the school, regardless of the address you enter!

1st Friday Feature

Posted Sep 5, 2014 | Category: News

1st friday

Welcome to Hauser PTO’s first edition of the 1st Friday Feature, which will be sent out on the first Friday of each month. This month, we’re featuring some details about our PTO here at Hauser!

What is the PTO? Parents, teachers and staff working together to provide educational, cultural and social activities to support Hauser students and foster a strong school community, and guess what… PTO membership is automatic and free for every Hauser parent, guardian, staff member, and teacher.

When parents get involved in their children’s education, good things happen!

And when lots of parents get involved, it helps teachers and the school as a whole.  The PTO is a great way to learn more about our school, get connected with parents, and play an important role in building the kind of supportive school environment where teachers and students alike can do their best work.

Visit our web site www.hauserpto.org and subscribe to our Feedblitz to receive email updates (you can also “like” us on facebook – hauserpto).

What do we do?

  • Eighth Grade Graduation Celebration: A fun and memorable send-off for the eighth graders at Riverside Town Hall.
  • Hauser Food Drive: Students have been teaming up to collect food for needy families for more than 40 years. Held in spring 2015.
  • Honor Roll Ice Cream Socials: Special events to celebrate hard-earned student achievement.
  • Teacher Appreciation: PTO volunteers provide meals for the staff during parent/teacher conferences in the fall, as well as the traditional luncheon and events during teacher appreciation week in the spring.
  • District Calendar & Student Directory: These must-have items are available for purchase through the PTO.
  • Provide financial support to teacher/staff led programs such as the annual writing contest, Power Readers, Greek mythology presentation, French Week and more!
  • Give back to our school when there is a need and our funds are plentiful: uniforms for 8th grade sports teams and fitness room equipment are just a few recent examples.

Our Fundraisers

  • Spiritwear: Show your Cougar pride with a variety of blue and gold apparel, available for sale through the PTO.
  • Book Fair: Proceeds from the three-day Book Fair provide new library and classroom books.
  • Box Tops for Education/Target/Meijer: Easy ways for anyone to raise funds to go directly to the school – see our website for details.
  • Pasta Dinner: The family pasta dinner and raffle/silent auction, featuring good food and good company, happens during the week of the Book Fair.
  • Magazine Drive: Students sell magazine subscriptions to family, friends and neighbors — with 40 percent of the proceeds going back to Hauser.


  • President: Carol Barlow
  • VP Communications: Shannon Allegretti
  • VP Member Services: Dorene Fliger and Romy Vargas-Gil
  • VP Fundraising: Erin Durkin
  • Secretary: Michelle Van Nice
  • Treasurer: Laura Wagner
  • Parliamentarian: Michele Mendoza

Please let us know if you have any ideas/comments/feedback!!

Happy Friday!

First PTO Meeting of the Year!

Posted Aug 31, 2014 | Category: News


All Hauser parents are invited to our first PTO meeting of the year! ‘

When:  September 4th at 6pm

Where:  in the Hauser Auditorium.

Please come find out what we have planned for the year, help us approve our annual budget, and meet other Hauser parents Our agenda is attached, as is our proposed budget.   We look forward to seeing you!

Agenda – Sept 2014

Proposed Budget 2014-2015

District Calendar and Hauser Directory Orders

Posted Aug 31, 2014 | Category: News

It is time to order this year’s District Calendars and Hauser Directories.

District 96 Calendar ($5)
The entire District 96 uses the same calendar, which includes information about events and activities at Hauser and all four elementary schools, for grades K-8. (If you have more than one child in D96, you only need one calendar.) It also features contact information for all PTO/A committee chairs for all four D96 schools.

Hauser Student Directory ($5)
The directory lists contact information for Hauser students only, and only for families that have given the permission to publish their information.

Please return the attached form to the Hauser Office by SEPTEMBER 18, with cash or checks payable to HAUSER PTO, in an envelope marked “Calendar | Directory Order.”

Calendar Directory Order Form 2014-15

Get Your Hauser Spiritwear

Posted Aug 26, 2014 | Category: News, Spiritwear


PTO’s spiritwear sale starts today. Show off your Cougar pride with our great selection of shirts, sweats, yoga pants and more!  You can either order/pay online through the link below or print the order form and submit a check (made payable to Hauser PTO) to the school office. The sale ends September 10th. Please contact Diane Cervanka with any questions: 708-582-5165.


To Order online, Go to: www.AthleticsInk.com,  go to “Stores,” then click on the HAUSER STORE BANNER at the top.  All orders will ship to the school, regardless of the address you enter!

Welcome to a new school year!

Posted Aug 24, 2014 | Category: News

Greetings Parents!

On behalf of our Parent Teacher Organization, I would like to welcome all new and returning families to Hauser Jr. High School. We hope everyone enjoyed the summer and is ready for the start of school!

Our PTO symbolizes a special partnership, one that bridges a child’s two very important worlds: home and school. If your child attends Hauser, you are a member of the PTO. We have no dues and have only a few fundraisers throughout the year. Some of the programs sponsored by PTO include the Eighth Grade Graduation Party, Honor Roll celebrations, Salvation Army Food Drive, Staff Appreciation week, Scholastic Book Fair, and more!

We encourage you to get involved and be informed. Help make the environment at Hauser as rich as possible for our children. If you have an idea you want to organize, please share it! If you just want to lend a helping hand, there will be many opportunities – if everyone volunteers for one shift at a PTO event, that would be a huge help – plus students love to see their parents involved at school!

For now, we encourage you to:

• Read our Monday Feedblitz (subscribe if you haven’t already at www.hauserpto.org). The feedblitz will contain information about our fundraisers, events and volunteer opportunities, as well as important reminders about school and district programs.

• Follow us on Face Book!

• Attend our PTO meetings. Our first meeting is from 6-7pm on Thursday, September 4th in the Hauser library – just prior to Hauser’s Fall Parent Night.

• Mark your calendar for the PTO-sponsored Town Hall meetings, which are new this year. These will be opportunities for you to have your questions and concerns addressed. Our first Town Hall meeting will held on Wednesday, October 8th at 9am (more information to follow).

• Participate in our fall fundraisers: the spirit wear sale and magazine drive. We also collect Box Tops and Labels for Education and have easy fundraisers with Target and Meijer.

• Contact any PTO board member with your concerns, questions and/or ideas!

o Shannon Allegretti, 1st VP of Communications
o Dorene Fliger and Romy Vargas-Gil, 2nd VPs of Member Services
o Erin Durkin, 3rd VP of Fundraising
o Laura Wagner, Treasurer
o Michelle Van Nice, Secretary
o Michele Mendoza, Parliamentarian

Looking forward to a great year!

Carol Barlow
President, Hauser PTO


Donations Still Needed for 8th Grade Graduation Party & Snowflake Reminder!

Posted Jun 6, 2014 | Category: News

This information was originally posted on June 6, 2014. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

graduation_cap_and_diplomaStill looking for a few more items for the 8th Grade Graduation Party
The 8th Grade Graduation Party Committee is still looking for donations for the following items:
2-bags of Gluten free snacks
1-2lb bag of Swedish Fish
14-cases small 8oz. water
10-10lbs bags of ice
1-case of water 16oz.

If you are interested in helping, please send a note to kdachota@ameritech.net.  Thank you for your help.

Its Not Too Late to Turn in your Snowflake
“Hey Graduates!  It’s not too late to turn in your snowflakes decorated or written on displaying and sharing your memories of being at Hauser, dreams, wishes for the future, etc. to be included on the Tree of Dreams at the Graduation celebration!  We’ve received some great ones already, let’s keep it going!  Stop by the office and drop them into the decorated box”

2014 Creative Writing Contest Winners Announced

Posted Jun 6, 2014 | Category: Community Events

This information was originally posted on . Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

WritingContestPhoto2014We are excited to announce the winners of the 2014 Creative Writing Contest!

3rd:  This year’s third place goes to KATIE L. for her story “Astray,” written in poetry form

2nd:  Second place goes to a student whose story won third place last year OLIVIA L. for her fascinating story, “Take Down the Daisies.”

1st:  First place goes to AUDREY H. who wrote an emotional story, “Only Pretend,” about a young girl’s struggle to cope with guilt and loss.

Honorable Mentions also went to Jocelyn N., Stefani G., and Alisa G. for their works.

Congratulations to AUDREY H. for writing this year’s first place entry. Check out her winning story!
Only Pretend

RBHS Booster Club Golf Outing – June 20th

Posted Jun 6, 2014 | Category: Calendar News, Community Events, News

This information was originally posted on . Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

The annual RBHS Booster Club Golf Outing is Friday, June 20th at Carriage Greens Country Club in Darien. We are trying to break our record turn out last year of 29 foursomes – our goal this year is 36!  Please get your friends and family together and enter a foursome for golf and have friends meet you after to attend the dinner and auction.  It is a great fundraiser for the athletes of RB!

For those Booster members who cannot volunteer during the year, this is a great way to contribute and support RBHS athletics. In addition, if you can’t golf – you can still support the cause by purchasing raffle tickets, sponsoring the outing as described on the attached registration, or provide a raffle prize!

Download the registration form or you can find it on the RBHS website and Booster Facebook. Please get your registration form in as soon as possible and hope to see you on the 20th!

Email Chris Agne with any questions.