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

FAQs

Last modified: Aug 16, 2013
What does the Hauser PTO do?
The Hauser PTO is about parent involvement. That’s because more than 500 independent research studies show that building parent involvement in education is the number one thing we can do to create a great school and improve student performance.
Why does the PTO need me? Aren’t junior high kids supposed to learn independence?
The research is clear: children whose parents stay involved at the junior high level get better grades and are less likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol.
What kind of time commitment is required?
We welcome any level of involvement you can manage. Whether you want to just stay informed via our newsletters, work an hour at a PTO event, run a committee, or plan a new event, we have a place for you.
When and where are the meetings?
We hold monthly meetings, some during the day and some in the evening. Check the district calendar, the PTO website, or the newsletters for details about dates, times, and location.
Should I attend the meetings?
We encourage you to come if you can. Meetings are a great way to get questions answered and to help you feel connected to what is going on in your child’s school life.
What if I can’t attend the meetings? How will I know what’s going on?
We will send PTO news and information via e-mail. Be sure you have signed up (See Newsletter Sign-up at the top right of this page). You will receive information about events, meeting summaries, event fliers, fundraising information, volunteer opportunities, late-breaking news, and more.
How do I get the e-mail newsletter?
You will automatically be signed up if you included your e-mail address on school registration forms and indicated that your student should be included in the Student Directory. You can also sign up at the top right column on this page.
What if I don’t want to get the e-mail newsletter?
You may unsubscribe at any time. Every e-mail you receive from us (using Feedblitz to deliver those messages) will have instructions at the bottom on how to unsubscribe.
What does it cost to join the PTO?
Nothing. All parents and teachers are automatically members of our PTO. It costs $5.00 to receive the Student Directory. If you’d also like to receive a copy of the District Calendar, this is also $5.00.
How do I sign up for all this great information?
The printed calendar will be available shortly after school starts. The Student Directory is completed by late September. To order these items, print an order form and return it to the Hauser office with payment.
Where can I get more information?
Come to a meeting, check this website, contact any member of our PTO Board, or e-mail a request.