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


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


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”

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.

Graduation Party Permission slips due on Wednesday

Posted May 31, 2014 | Category: Calendar News, Eighth Grade Events/Graduation, News

This information was originally posted on May 31, 2014. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Eighth Grade Graduation Party invitations were distributed to your child during his or her advisory period last week.  If you have not seen the invitation, please ask your child.  All children planning to attend the party will need to have a signed permission slip on file the evening of the graduation party.  The permission slip is included in your child’s invitation and is attached for your use. 

Please complete and return the permission slip to the box located in the Hauser office by Wednesday, June 4th.

Download the permission slip.

We are still seeking parents to help at the party, bring food, and donate items. If you have a seventh grader, this is a great opportunity to get a peek at your future. Sign up by clicking the link below.

Any questions, please contact Lisa Gaynor (ltgaynor@aol.com), Lisa Freel (lisa.freel24@gmail.com) or Lisa Muldowney (lfm384@yahoo.com)


PTO Treasurer Looking for Volunteers and Receipt Reminder

Posted May 29, 2014 | Category: News

This information was originally posted on May 29, 2014. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

reminderReceipts: If you have any receipts you need to be reimbursed for or checks to deposit into the PTO account, please get these to Jane Wilhelm, the PTO treasurer, before June 12.  The PTO’s fiscal year ends soon after that, and anything that carries over into the next school year will NOT be reimbursed.


  • We need one more person to be on the annual PTO audit committee.  This involves spending 2-3 hours over the summer reviewing the treasurer’s data:  verifying the numbers, ensuring accuracy, assessing procedures, and issuing a report.  No accounting background necessary.  Please contact Jane Wilhelm if interested.
  • We need two more people to serve on the budget committee for the next school year.  This involves spending a couple of hours with other PTO members over the summer to develop the budget for the 2014-2015 school year.  Please contact Jane Wilhelm if interested.

District 96 Summer School Offerings – Registration Extended to June 2!

Posted May 29, 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.

SummerSchoolSunshineThe deadline for Summer School registration has been extended to Monday, June 2nd. Registration forms can be turned in to any school or the district office. There will be two sessions:
  • Session 1   Monday, June 16th – Thursday July 3rd
  • Session 2   Monday, August 4th to Friday, August 15th

A selection of classes from incoming first to incoming either grade will be offered in both sessions.

Find out more on the Summer School Facebook page or at the Summer School Website.