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

Hauser Performing Art Show on Tuesday, Feb. 11

Posted Feb 10, 2020 | Category: News

Don’t miss our talented Hauser students performing this TUESDAY!

Hauser Performing Arts Show –
DATE: Tuesday, February 11

TIME: 7:00 pm
PLACE: Hauser Auditorium

Scholastic Book Fair starts today!

Posted Feb 10, 2020 | Category: News

The Scholastic Book Fair is here!

Monday, February 10 – 8:05 am – 3:30 pm
Tuesday, February 11 – 8:05 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, February 12 – 8:05 am – 3:30 pm and 4:30 – 7:00 pm (during the Pasta Dinner)

  • Students will preview and shop the Book Fair during the day with their ELA class.
  • Students will also have the opportunity to shop during their lunch hour.

Hauser LRC (Library Resource Center)

ONLINE Book Fair – 
If you’re unable to attend in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/hauser Our online Fair is available from February 5th – February 18th.

NEW This Year 
Book Fair eWallet, a payment option for students. Shoppers can set up and manage funds using eWallet by going to the following link: Book Fair eWallet between January 27th – February 12th. We also accept all major credit cards and checks made payable to Hauser PTO.

Parent help is needed to make our Book Fair a success! Click the following button to volunteer:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Questions? Please contact Kristin McCormack at kristin.mccormack@outlook.com

Raging Waves Fitness Program – Start your fitness logs today!

Posted Feb 10, 2020 | Category: News

Start the Raging Waves Fitness Program TODAY!

Students are invited to “Plunge into Fitness” this spring as Raging Waves Waterpark joins the battle against childhood obesity. Each student completing the program requirements between February 10th – April 6th will receive a FREE full day admission pass to Raging Waves (valid between May 30 – June 30) OR a $10 off certificate(valid between July 1 – September 7). Raging Waves is located in Yorkville.

STUDENTS: Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes each day from February 10th – April 6th. Log your time and have a parent/guardian sign the log.

PARENTS/GUARDIANS: Print the log listed below and help track your child’s fitness, then sign the form and send it back to school or email it to the School Coordinator Domenica Jiménez at leandom@iit.edu by Monday, April 6th.

2020 Raging Waves Flyer – English
2020 Raging Waves Log – English

2020 Raging Waves Flyer – Spanish
2020 Raging Waves Log – Spanish

Questions? Contact Domenica Jiménez at leandom@iit.edu

Be a part of the Hauser World Tour! – Register by this Wednesday.

Posted Feb 10, 2020 | Category: News

Hauser will be hosting the 3rd annual Hauser World Tour on Thursday, February 27th. We would love for you to be a part of it!

Volunteer/Donations – Register by this Wednesday, February 12th

  • Design and print passports for student use at event.
  • Donations – Raffle Prizes, Paper Cups
  • Host a country!

TO VOLUNTEER or DONATE – Click on the following sign-up button:

Sign Up!

Questions? Contact Mrs. Popovic at popovicj@district96.org

Order Yearbook Personal Ads by FRIDAY!

Posted Feb 10, 2020 | Category: News

Yearbook Personal Ads – DEADLINE: Friday, February 14
Parents have the opportunity to place a personalized message in the Hauser yearbook. When students receive their yearbook, this is the section most turn to first. Order yours today through PushCoin! Fill out the following form: Yearbook Personal Ads Form, and return to the yellow box in the Hauser Office.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Koncius at konciusk@district96.org

Fill out the 5Essentials Parent Survey by this Friday!

Help make a difference! – Your participation in the parent portion of the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will help District 96 understand the conditions at Hauser and help guide improvement. If at least 20 percent of the school’s parents complete this survey, a parent supplement report will be generated. The survey only takes 5-10 minutes to complete! *NOTE: Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. 

TO TAKE THE SURVEY, click on the following link: 5Essentials Survey

Questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu

Save the Date – PTO Meeting next Thursday, Feb. 20th

Posted Feb 10, 2020 | Category: News

Please join us for the next Hauser PTO meeting on Thursday, February 20th to hear about upcoming events, fundraisers, Mrs. Mahy’s Principal’s Report, and a brief presentation by Riverside’s Census liaison, Cristin Evans.

*8TH GRADE PARENTS – There will be an 8th Grade Graduation Party kick-off meeting immediately following the PTO meeting. Anyone interested in volunteering to help with party planning is invited to attend! Contact Fran Montoro at fmm4604@aol.com for more information.

Hauser PTO Meeting –
DATE: Thursday, February 20
TIME: 7:00 pm
PLACE: Hauser Library (enter building at back of the school near handicap parking)

Following are the meeting agenda, minutes, and financials for your review:

Questions? Please contact Lisa Hennelly at lisahennelly@ymail.com

LABELS from Canned Food Products Needed!

Posted Feb 10, 2020 | Category: News

The Hauser Food Drive committee is looking for LABELS from canned food products to use in our promotional materials.

LABEL Donations – Before throwing your food cans into the recycling bin, remove the labels and drop them off at the Hauser office. Thanks so much!

Questions? Contact Lisa Gaynor at ltgaynor@aol.com or Laura Rubio at rubiolaura1@gmail.com

Food Drive to Kick Off Next Week!

The annual Hauser Food Drive is kicking off next Wednesday, February 19th with grade level assemblies to the students. This is a special year – It’s the 50th year the students at Hauser have helped in the fight against Hunger. What an impact we have made!

To celebrate 50 years, we hope to pack 50,000 meals at our Feed Our Community Day on Saturday, April 4th and collect 15,000 non-perishable items over the month long drive. To reach our meal packing goal, we need to raise $15,000 for the meal packing supplies.

Could you help us reach our goals? Please consider making a monetary donation, donating non-perishable food items, or packing meals at Feed Our Community Day. All of us working together to help in the Fight against Hunger  – a great learning experience for our kids.

Monetary DonationsClick on the following button to make a monetary donation today and send the link to family and friends who might like to help: Hauser Food Drive Donations

Help Pack Meals – Click the sign up button now to help! Bring your whole family:

Questions? Contact Lisa Swicionis at lisa.swicionis@gmail.com or Lisa Gaynor at ltgaynor@aol.com

Setup Volunteers needed FRIDAY!

Posted Feb 6, 2020 | Category: News

Parent help is needed to make our Scholastic Book Fair a success! – We need help setting up this FRIDAY (February 7th).

If you can lend a hand, please signup by clicking the following button:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Questions? Please contact Kristin McCormack at kristin.mccormack@outlook.com

Domino’s Slice the Price Fundraiser – Order cards by Monday, Feb. 10th!

Posted Feb 5, 2020 | Category: News

The PTO is selling “Slice the Price” Cards from Domino’s for $10 each.  This fundraiser will run until Monday, February 10th.


  • Every time you purchase a large pizza at Domino’s, you will receive a large pizza FREE!  No limit on toppings or quantity of large pizzas per order. For example: buy 10 pizzas and get 10 more pizzas FREE!
  • The cost of the card is just $10, which is less than the price of a large pizza, so if you use the card just one time, it more than pays for itself!
  • Use the card as many times as you would like until the card expires on December 31, 2020
  • Share this great deal with family and friends and help support the Hauser PTO.
  • The Slice the Price Card is honored at all Domino’s locations in Cook County. There are several other participating locations throughout IL and the US. Check online for a listing of all locations included in the promotion: slicethepricecard.com


  1. Form: Order forms went home with your child last week. You may return the order form to the school office with cash or check (payable to Hauser PTO) by Monday, February 10th.
  2. Online: To order online, click the following button:

Questions? Contact Anna Lee at annaelee@live.com