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


PTO Town Hall Meeting on October 8 at 9am

Posted Sep 28, 2014 | Category: News

Mark Your Calendar!
PTO’s First “Town Hall” Meeting

New this year, we are replacing three of our regular PTO meetings with a town hall style event.  Parents are invited to bring questions and concerns before a panel of “experts.”  Our goal is to improve communications between parents and administrators in an open forum.

Our first PTO Town Hall meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 8th at 9am at Hauser (not at Town Hall!). Members of the Hauser administration will serve on the panel.

Future PTO Town Hall meetings will take place on 12/8 and 2/25 at 7pm.  If you have any questions about this, please contact Carol Barlow at carol377@att.net.

Box Tops for Education

Posted Sep 21, 2014 | Category: News

Keep clipping your Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education! We’ll be submitting these in the fall and again in the spring, so be sure to drop them off in the bin in the Hauser office as soon as possible. Last year we collected over $600 from Box Tops! While Campbell’s Labels for Education never expire, the Box Tops do have expiration dates, so be sure to hand them in promptly. Think you don’t have very many to drop off? Ask your relatives, friends and neighbors to save them for you! It’s a fun and easy way to contribute to the Hauser PTO!

Calendar and Directory Update

Posted Sep 21, 2014 | Category: Calendar News, News

If you ordered a District 96 calendar, they have arrived and will be distributed to your child in advisory this week.

PTO is waiting to get the approved family information to publish the Hauser Student Directory. We are hoping that it will be completed in the next few weeks. We’ll update you via feedblitz when they will be distributed.

If you haven’t ordered a calendar or directory, today (Monday, Sept. 22)  is the last day.

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Barlow at carol377@att.net.

Magazine Sale Starts Tuesday, September 23

Posted Sep 21, 2014 | Category: Magazine Drive, News

Our Magazine Fundraiser starts Tuesday, 9/23! It’s so easy to Participate!

  1. Order Online
  2. Shop the Catalog

EARN PRIZES!  The more orders turned in, the more prizes earned!

Students will be coming home with their selling packets tomorrow!

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!