Can you help?
On Monday, November 24, 2014, the PTO will be providing a light dinner to Hauser teachers and staff during Parent-Teacher conferences. We are asking for donations of food and drinks, as well as volunteers to help set up and clean up. Click on VolunteerSpot to see what’s needed.
Can you help?
PTO has been asked to help spread the word….SMART Club is collecting Halloween candy for Operation Gratitude, which sends packages to the U.S. troops. SMART Club is asking Hauser families for monetary donations to help defray their shipping costs. Please send your donation to the office by next Wednesday, November 12 in an envelope marked “SMART Club/Operation Gratitude.” If you have a connection to UPS or FedEx and might be able to ship a box of candy, please contact Courtney Johns at Hauser. Thanks!!
Looking for something fun and safe for your Hauser student to do on early release Mondays? Check out the After School Program at Hauser offered through Riverside Parks & Recreation from 2:15-6pm each Monday! To get more information or to register, stop by the Rec Department at 10 Pine Avenue in Riverside.
Our next PTO meeting will be held on Monday, November 3rd at 9am. In addition to Mr. Juracka’s report and our officer and committee reports, Dr. Bhavna Sharma-Lewis will attend to report on District 96’s goals and progress. We hope to see many of you at the meeting!! Our agenda is attached.
Hauser Directories are on the way. Families who purchased the 2014 / 2015 Hauser Directory will be receiving them the last week in October. They will be distributed to students during advisory.
Next order turn in date: Tuesday, October 7th
Great Prizes Available– Pick some VIP Ducks and have a chance to throw darts at the Money Board!!
Online Ordering and more!: From the online site, you can order magazines, check your sales report, and email family and friends that can help our school!
Follow theses EASY steps:
1. Go to http:www.gaschoolstore.com
2. Click on “Students & Parents Click Here”
3. Click on “Register Now.” Use our Online Store ID #2657336
Questions: Erin Durkin 708.447.9477 email@example.com
On the first Friday of each month, PTO features a new topic of interest. Today, we’re going to highlight the process through which students get teacher help before, after, or during school! We spoke with Mrs. Westin, Assistant Principal, to get the official word on this, as there have been some changes since last year.
So, what do you do if your child is not understanding the math he’s doing in school or doesn’t “get” the science homework? There is confusion in the parent community about this, so we are using this First Friday Feature to lay out the facts.
Here are the choices for getting help:
- Your child can make arrangements with his teacher to stay after school that day or a different day for additional help (no pass required).
- Your child can can get a morning pass (aka a “purple pass”) from her teacher, which allows students to enter school at 8:15 am (no earlier, unless arranged with the teacher).
- Your child can also email his teacher (or you can) in the evening to let him/her know that he doesn’t understand the assignment. Most teachers check email in the evenings. They will leave a note in the office that it’s OK for your child to enter the school early the next morning (8:15) for help.
- Your child can also obtain a pass from her teacher to come in during advisory for help.
So, in other words, help is available – you just need a pass to get it! Hauser teachers and administrators encourage students to take the initiative on their own to seek help, but, of course, parents are always welcome to communicate with teachers (email is usually the fastest).
Any questions about this should be directed to Mrs. Westin in the school office.
Have a great weekend!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!