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


Hauser PTO 100% Fund Extended

Posted Feb 28, 2015 | Category: News

Hauser PTO 100% Fund has been extended for another week.  Please pay on line using Cheddar Up or send a check to the office by Friday, March 6th.

Thank you to all those who have donated thus far!

Earn a Free Ticket to Raging Waves!!

Posted Feb 28, 2015 | Category: News

Summer is around the corner!!  Hauser PTO is sponsoring the “Plunge into Fitness” program offered by Raging Waves Waterpark in Yorkville, IL.   Students are encouraged to track their exercise from now through April 13th.  For every 30 minutes of exercise, students can fill in the fitness log. All completed logs turned in to the Hauser office by April 13th will receive a free ticket to the waterpark to be used this summer!

More information about the program and a fitness log will be passed out to all students this week. You can also access the information here, if it doesn’t make it home to you!  Questions? Contact Carol Barlow at carol377@att.net.

2015 Plunge Into Fitness Log
2015 Plunge Into Fitness Flier

Hauser Spiritwear – Take 2

Posted Feb 25, 2015 | Category: News

If you missed the Hauser spiritwear sale the first time around, here’s your second chance! The spiritwear sale will run from March 4-16th. The order form is attached, and you can either pay with cash or check or use Cheddar Up (online payment system).

* Regardless of how you pay, everyone needs to print out the order form and submit it to the Hauser office in an envelope marked “PTO.” Cash or check payments should accompany the Spiritwear Order Form

* If you’re going to pay online, use cheddar.

Questions? Contact carol377@att.net or Diane at 708-582-5165.

Mark Calendars for Town Hall Meeting

Posted Feb 18, 2015 | Category: News

Mark your calendars for PTO’s Town Hall meeting this Wednesday, February 25th at 7pm in the Hauser auditorium. This is a Q&A format meeting, featuring Mr. Steve Juracka, Hauser principal, and Dr. Brian Ganan, Director of Curriculum for District 96. Bring your questions, concerns, and other feedback as they relate to Hauser and our district as a whole!

PTO Pasta Dinner & Silent Auction & Book Fair Success!!

Posted Feb 17, 2015 | Category: News

Thanks to Ann Marie Dixon and Laura Rubio, the Hauser Pasta Dinner raised over $850 for PTO programming!  Thanks to all who attended and enjoyed a great home-cooked meal!!

Romy Vargas-Gil and Sarah Leone ran a successful silent auction, featuring amazingly fun items, and raised close to $450. Way to go!

Linda Osowski ran the Scholastic Book Fair again this year, and we raised enough moneyto fill every teacher’s wish list AND the library’s entire wish list, as well!  Keep reading Hauser!

Our events are only successful because of the wonderful volunteers we have.  So whether you chaired one of these events or volunteered to work a shift, THANK YOU!


Please Help Next Week!

Posted Feb 5, 2015 | Category: News

PTO needs your help!! Please sign up for one of many volunteer opportunities we have next week. We know your time is valuable and appreciate you giving just a little bit to Hauser PTO – we need all hands on deck!

Volunteer for the Scholastic Book Fair

Volunteer for the Hauser Family Dinner

Note from District 96: School to end at 3:13 today

Posted Feb 2, 2015 | Category: News

Good Afternoon,

We have confirmed with the Illinois State Board of Education that a full instructional day must be 5 clock hours in length.  Anything less than 5 hours is considered a 1/2 day and we will have to extend the school calendar by an additional 1/2 day to make up for today.

In order to achieve the 5 instructional hours; we are canceling today’s professional development meetings and students will be dismissed at 3:00 pm at all elementary schools and 3:13 pm at Hauser Junior High (the normal Tuesday-Friday dismissal schedule).  If you would prefer to pick-up your child at 2:00 pm from the elementary schools or 2:15 pm from Hauser as originally planned on Mondays, please call your school office and we will have your child ready.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may may cause.

Bhavna Sharma-Lewis, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Riverside District 96
63 Woodside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
P: 708-447-5007
E: sharmalewisb@district96.org

School Supply Kits Fundraiser – Looking for Chairperson!

Posted Feb 2, 2015 | Category: Fundraising, News

Are you looking to get involved at Hauser, but not sure where to jump in?  We’ve got just the thing for you!  Hauser PTO is starting a school supply kit fundraiser this spring (for the 2015-2016 school year) and we’re looking for one or two moms or dads to oversee this program.  Shouldn’t be too much work!  If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Carol Barlow at carol377@att.net for more information.

Introducing Cheddar Up!

Posted Feb 1, 2015 | Category: News

Hauser PTO is trying out a new online payment system called Cheddar Up.  Unlike some other payment systems we’ve tried that charged us transaction fees, Cheddar Up is always free for the collector (PTO)!  It’s linked to PayPal, so if you’d like to buy Family Dinner tickets, for instance, you can pay via your PayPal account and you won’t incur any fees.  If you don’t have a PayPal account, don’t worry, you can use a credit/debit card and only incur a small fee (2.9% + 30¢ per transaction).  Of course, you’ll still be able to make traditional cash or check payments.

The good news is that we can accept online payments without incurring fees that dip into our profits!! Look for a Cheddar Up link in conjunction with our upcoming fundraiser. If you have any questions about this, please contact Carol Barlow at carol377@att.net.