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


Thursday is the First PTO Meeting and Hauser Parent Night

Posted Aug 30, 2015 | Category: Agendas & Minutes, News

Our first PTO meeting will take place this Thursday 9/3 at 6pm in the Hauser library. It is immediately following by Hauser Parent night, which is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teachers, starting at 7pm.

Attached is our September 3, 2015 Agenda.

Order your calendar and directory today!

Posted Aug 30, 2015 | Category: News

District 96 calendar for $5 and the 2015-16 Hauser PTO Student Directory will be online and free of charge!  To order the calendar and/or the online student directory, please complete the attached order form and return to the school office by September 30th.  Calendars will be distributed to your child through their Advisory teacher. Advisory is held the last 16 minutes of the day and advisory is managed by your child’s 10th Period instructor.

2015-16 Calendar/Directory Order Form

There is still time to order Hauser Spiritwear

Posted Aug 30, 2015 | Category: News

Get your Hauser spiritwear – sale runs through September 10th!  Turn the attached order form into the school office along with cash or check (made payable to Hauser PTO).  Or send the form in to the office and pay with an online paymentthrough Cheddar Up (a website that accepts payments either via credit card or PayPal accounts).  The small service fee will be applied to your order for using this option.  

Hauser SpiritWear Catalog 2015

Click here to pay using cheddar.

Fall Sports Tryouts Are Here!

Posted Aug 27, 2015 | Category: News

Mark your calendars for some fall sport tryouts!

Friday, August 28

7th Grade Soccer
7th Grade Girls Basketball

Monday, August 31

8th Grade Girls Volleyball
8th Grade Girls Basketball

2015 Hauser PTO 100% Fund

Posted Aug 24, 2015 | Category: News


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

o 100% hassle free! This is the “just write a check” option that is simple and quick.
o 100% tax deductible!
o 100% product sales free!
o 100% of your donation supports the Hauser PTO
o 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.

Please make checks payable to Hauser PTO and submit them to the school office by Friday, September 18th or use cheddar to pay online.

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

Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year!

Posted Aug 20, 2015 | 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 the 2015-2016 school year!

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 the PTO include the Eighth Grade Graduation Party, Honor Roll celebrations, Salvation Army Food Drive, Staff Appreciation Week, Scholastic Book Fair, Family Dinner 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 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:

  • Subscribe to our Monday Feedblitz . You can sign up in the Newsletter Sign-Up section on the website. 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 Facebook!
  • Attend our PTO meetings. Our first meeting is from 6-7pm on Thursday, September 3rd in the Hauser library – just prior to Hauser’s Fall Parent Night.
  • Mark your calendar for the PTO-sponsored Town Hall meetings. These will be opportunities for you to ask questions and share your concerns with Hauser administration and PTO members. The first Town Hall meeting will be on Wednesday, October 7th at 9am in the Hauser auditorium.
  • Participate in our fall fundraisers – spiritwear sale, magazine drive or 100% Fund. 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!
    • Stephanie O’Brien, 1st VP of Communications
    • Lisa Freel, 2nd VP of Members and Volunteers
    • Erin Durkin, 3rd VP of Fundraising
    • Paula Fritsch, Treasurer
    • Michelle Van Nice, Secretary
    • Michele Mendoza, Parliamentarian

Looking forward to a great year!

Carol Barlow
President, Hauser PTO


Join us for the last PTO Meeting

Posted May 9, 2015 | Category: News

This information was originally posted on May 9, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Our last PTO meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, May 14 at 6pm in the Hauser Library, right before the Hauser Open House. We’ll hear committee reports, a year end report from Mr. Juracka, as well as install the officers for the 2015-2016 school year.

Thanks for help with Teacher Appreciation Week!

Posted May 9, 2015 | Category: News

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

PTO Parents rock!

Thanks to everyone who helped make Teacher Appreciation Week a terrific success! Whether you contributed your time or donated something for the staff (our “Superheroes”) to enjoy, your efforts are greatly appreciated. Your generosity is amazing, and you made this week truly special!

A special thank you to Melinda Brom, Jane Wilhelm and Jeannine Glavis-Cowell for their hard work and creativity in planning such a successful week.

Please pick up all serving bowls/platters/containers in the office by Tuesday, May 12th – or have your child pick it up!

Graduation Party – Help Still Needed!

Posted May 8, 2015 | Category: News

This information was originally posted on May 8, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

There are still many chances to help for the 2015 8th Grade Graduation Party.  This event is sponsored by the Hauser PTO and requires many volunteers and donations. Please consider helping out – we need tons of help. Check out all the opportunities to get involved with this super fun event!

There are two tabs for this event – one for “day of” help and another for help getting ready prior to the event.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot