Forest Glen PTA: May News

Our hearts are very heavy this week upon hearing the news of the loss of one of our devoted Forest Glen parents, Angela Phillips.  Our thoughts are with her family, especially her two children that attend our school.  For information on how you can support this wonderful family, please see below in "updates".

Thank you to everyone that came out to the Urban Counter on Thursday for Restaurant Night.  They are contributing 25% of ALL the sales they made that day back to our PTA.  Huge thanks to Lindsey and Rachelle that have knocked our Restaurant Nights out of the park this year!  There are a couple more to go before school lets out, so be on the look-out for those dates and info via backpack mail.

Yearbooks were distributed this past week.  Thank you to Candi Arnold and Heather Ebl and their entire committee for their year long dedication to this project.  They look fantastic!

Reminder, next week we will have our last General PTA meeting of the year at 3:40pm.  Immediately following, all parents & past and current students are invited to a gathering in the gym to say their goodbyes to our retiring teachers - Mrs. Carrapella, Mrs. Burshiem, and Mrs. Kreitzer.  If you have any questions, please let us know.


As always - We Are One!

Melissa DeMarco & Sarah Tuscher
Co-Presidents of your PTA


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PTA Updates
 

With heavy hearts and sadness

We are deeply saddened that two Forest Glen students lost their beloved mother last Sunday, following a battle with ALS. Mom to Aubrey (Kindergarten) and Zach (2nd grade), Angela Phillips was a former Head Room Parent and active PTA member. Aside from this, she was just a lovely, caring and wonderful person.  Many have inquired about helping the family. You can do so in 2 ways:

1) Donations: CLICK HERE 
A fund has been set-up to help the children as they transition through this difficult time. First and foremost, they are hopeful to generate some "summer fun" as they navigate the coming months.

2) Meals:  CLICK HERE
A meal train was created for the Phillips family throughout Angela's illness and is continuing on. Meals can be dropped off in a cooler outside the house-or simply ordered through Meal Village delivery service.


FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE DVD's
Friday Night Live DVDs went home on Friday, May 13th via backpack mail. The PTA has 10 more FNL DVDs left.  If you would like to purchase a copy, please contact Tiffaney Lentini at BusybeeTL26@gmail.com

5th Grade Q&A
Tuesday, May 24th, 5:00 - 6:00 pm, in the Forest Glen Library.  Fifth graders are invited to meet in the library immediately following the reception for retiring teachers, for a Q&A session with current 6th graders at Hadley.   CLICK HERE for the flyer for details.  Pizza and a sweet treat will be served!  Don't miss this opportunity to have all your questions answered!  Many thanks to our faculty sponsor, Mr. Caspers, for helping make this very popular event a success. 

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK May 2nd - 6th, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Week is a PTA sponsored week of "Thank You" for our very special Forest Glen staff. Each year incorporates a different theme. This year's, week of "Super Star/Movie theme" takes place from Monday, May 2nd - Friday, May 6th

Students are asked to participate each day during the celebration. Parents volunteers and donations make it all happen, SIGN-UP to bring something or volunteer HERE.

LIST OF EVENTS

MONDAY: FLOWERS
Bring a flower for your teacher. Find your teacher's favorite HERE (but any will do)!!  
-Teachers will be treated to "super star snacks" with a movie-themed snack bar. 

TUESDAY: COLORED ATTIRE
Wear your teacher's favorite color to school. 
  -Teachers will be treated to a "star studded breakfast". Sign-up to bring something HERE

WEDNESDAY: DONATE SUNSCREEN
Bring a tube of sunscreen to donate to local charities/camps. Because our students are as bright as the sun! 
-Teachers are treated to a "star studded luncheon". Parents will transform the library for a glamorous awards luncheon, complete with paparazzi (a.k.a. 5th graders). To donate or help with the luncheon, sign-up HERE.

THURSDAY: COSTUME PARTY & THANK YOU
Students (and teachers) dress like their favorite Hollywood star! 
-Teachers will have a snack bar and be given a swag bag.

NOTE: Students will be bringing home a note via backpack mail-with "I'd like to thank..." They are encouraged to complete it for their teachers to be given to them during this very special week. 

QUESTIONS: Contact  Alicia Skodol or Trish Biehl, Teacher Appreciation Week Co-Chairs.  

April Notes...

Forest Glen's Friday Night Live was a HUGE SUCCESS!  It was way better than SNL, especially those dancing teachers!  All the students did an amazing job not only with their sweet dance moves but also with their comedic acting.  A HUGE thank you to Tiffaney Lentini for chairing this event - she did a fantastic job from start to finish!  The night would not have been possible without our parent coaches too, thank you for sharing so much of your time and talents with the students!   Also, congratulations to our 5th graders on their great last FG drama performance!

Please plan on attending our General PTA Meeting on Tuesday, April 12th!  We will be voting on next years Executive Board.  We will also be giving updates on our upcoming activities.

BIG NEWS.... Restaurant Night at Blackberry Market on Wednesday, April 13th, has turned into Restaurant Day & Night.  Blackberry Market will be donating 10% of all purchases from 7am-7pm when you mention Forest Glen PTA.  So grab your morning coffee, come back for a quick lunch, and grab a dinner-to-go!  Click here for the flyer!

As always - We Are One!

Melissa DeMarco & Sarah Tuscher
Co-Presidents of your PTA

April Notes...

Welcome Back from Spring Break!  Don't let the weather fool you, it really is spring!

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE is this week!  All participating students & staff will be having their last practices Monday - Thursday, with the dress rehearsal Thursday night and the show on FRIDAY!  
Tickets to the show are still available, contact Tiffaney Lentini.


Mark your calendars for our April 12th PTA General Meeting!  
We will be voting on the PTA Executive Board for 2016-2017!
The Nominating Committee has put together the following slate:
Co-Presidents:  Melissa DeMarco & Sarah Tuscher
Vice Presidents: Krista Chase & Tiffaney Lentini
Vice President Communications:  Karie Cronan
Secretary: Farrell Turner
Treasurer: Sara Knapp
Co-Treasurer: Anna Semprevivo


Big thanks to Lisa Demeris for her work with the Reading Incentives Program, Carie Germain for her coordination of the spring Box Top/Labels for Education drive, and Kara Nicastro & Susan Kim for their organization of the Food Pantry Drive!


As always - We Are One!

Melissa DeMarco & Sarah Tuscher
Co-Presidents of your PTA

 

Click here to see our most recent eblast!

PTA Executive Board Nominations: 2016-17

After careful consideration, the Forest Glen PTA Nominating Committee is pleased to submit the following nominations for the Forest Glen PTA Executive Board for the 2016-2017 school year:

  • Co-Presidents: Melissa DeMarco and Sarah Tuscher
  • Vice Presidents: Krista Chase and Tiffaney Lentini
  • Vice President Communications: Karie Cronan
  • Treasurer: Sara Knapp
  • Co-Treasurer: Anna Semprevivo
  • Secretary: Farrell Turner

The Nominating Committee found these candidates to have the following qualifications:

  • Knowledge about and adheres to the policies of the PTA
  • Aware of PTA procedures and the committees for which they are responsible
  • Demonstrates good judgment and fairness in PTA work
  • Exhibits enthusiasm for the PTA’s goals and objectives
  • Willingness to make PTA a high priority in their schedule

The Nominating Committee:  Michele Choi, Lindsey Griffin & Christy Troyer

March News....

Cheers to winter being over and spring on the horizon!  We have some fun events happening this week!

Tuesday, March 8th - Forest Glen Restaurant Night is at Chicks n' Salsa from 4pm to close!  Take a night off of cooking and dine in or pick up some mexican eats!  Great way to support our PTA and school by just dining out!   

Friday, March 11th - Forest Glen Family Bingo Night, 6:30pm to 8pm!  It's a great night of food, bingo and awesome prizes.  Make sure to click on the link below and reserve your spot!

Fundraising reminder: Did you purchase an engraved brick this past November? If not, you have not missed your chance to be a part of this great fundraiser!  There is also an opportunity to contribute to get bricks for all our teachers and staff!  It's a great way to say "thanks" to so many individuals that help our students every day!  We will keep track of who contributes to whom and make sure that the recipient knows you donated money to buy their brick!  See more information below!  Deadline is this Friday, March 11th!

Make sure to scroll down and get info on how you can help & updates on sign-ups for other PTA clubs/events!

As always - We Are One!

Melissa DeMarco & Sarah Tuscher
Co-Presidents of your PTA

Feb/March News...

Leap Day Week and Hello March!

Did you purchase an engraved brick this past November?  If not, you have not missed your chance to be a part of this great fundraiser!  To buy a family brick, click here. There is also an opportunity to contribute to get bricks for all our teachers and staff!  It's a great way to say "thanks" to so many individuals that help our students every day!  To contribute to a teacher/staff brick, click here. We will keep track of who contributes to whom and make sure that the recipient knows you donated money to buy their brick!  See more information below!

FG Family Bingo Night is coming up - Friday, March 11th!  It's a great night of food, bingo and awesome prizes.  Make sure to click here and reserve your spot!

Take a night off of cooking - Forest Glen Restaurant Night is Tuesday, March 8th!
From 4pm to close, dine in or pick up some mexican eats at Chicks n' Salsa!  Great way to support our PTA and school by just dining out!   

As always - We Are One!

Melissa DeMarco & Sarah Tuscher
Co-Presidents of your PTA

February News...

Last full week of February - gosh this month has flown by!

We had a great turn out for our General PTA meeting last week.  Thank you to everyone that attended and a HUGE thank you to the 5th Grade Ambassadors that provided childcare!  Our special guest, Bill Enright, provided some insights on what was going on with education in our state legislation and gave us a website that has some information you can take a look at - www.lend-dupage.org.

The PTA is very busy the next couple of weeks, so make sure to check out the calendar and updates below to stay in the loop!

The Nominating Committee is still actively looking for great people to join our Executive Board for next year.  If you are interested or want to learn more about what we do and how you can help, please contact the Committee - Christy TroyerLindsey Griffin and/or Michelle Choi!


As always - We Are One!

Melissa DeMarco & Sarah Tuscher
Co-Presidents of your PTA

February Note....

Happy 3rd Week of February and a super short week of school!

Thank you to all the Valentine Party Volunteers for their time and talents to give our children a great last school party hurrah!  We walked the halls and got to experience the laughter and smiles of every child in our building!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Don't miss our Tuesday, February 16th, General PTA Meeting in the library at 3:45pm.  The 5th grade Ambassadors will be there to entertain your children while you hear about what is happening at our school and PTA.  Our special guest is Bill Enright, the District PTA Council Legislative Chairman.  He will be giving an update on what the PTA is doing on the state and national level.  As always, a Board of Education member will also be in attendance to give an update on the school board and give you a chance to ask questions, a great opportunity to be heard!

Every Friday in February, the students and staff are encouraged to wear RED for Heart Health Month!  Mark you calendars so that you don't forget!


As always - We Are One!

Melissa DeMarco & Sarah Tuscher
Co-Presidents of your PTA

February Note...

Hello from Forest Glen PTA!

We hope everyone had a great time at the Forest Glen Beach Party on Friday night.  The school dance was a HUGE success with lots of great moves, confetti cannons and so much more.  Thank you to chairwomen, Terri Persino and Alicia Skodol and all their many volunteers for this amazing event!  Cowabunga till next year!  

Brain Fuel begins this week!  Registered students from grades 1 - 5 will be participating in a weekly book club for the next 6 weeks.  Thank you to all the parent leaders for their weekly commitment and chairwoman Tiffani Frank for organizing.  Bring on the books!

Every Friday in February, the students and staff are encouraged to wear RED for Heart Health Month!  Mark you calendars so that you don't forget!

Friday is the Valentine Day Parties at school, our last classroom party of the school year!  We know that the kids are really looking forward to it.  
Remember - no candy or other food items are to be given out with valentines. Here are some links to some non-candy/food alternatives!
NonCandy Ideas  Ideas from Buzzfeed 12 more Ideas

As always - We Are One!

Melissa DeMarco & Sarah Tuscher
Co-Presidents of your PTA

February Note...

Hello Dudes and Dudeettes of Forest Glen!

Get ready to boogie in your beach wear - Forest Glen's Beach Party Dance is this Friday, February 5th.  You can buy tickets here.  
Volunteers are still needed for the event, check out where you can help here!
More information can be found below.


Don't forget to fill out your District 41 Parent Survey.  Make sure to take the time to give the District your honest feedback as the survey results will help determine the path the District will take next school year and for years to come.  It will be sent via their email service - so make sure to look for it!  Please contact Chief Communications Officer Erika Krehbiel at ekrehbiel@d41.org if you did not get the survey.

Every Friday in February, the students and staff are encouraged to wear RED for Heart Health Month!  Mark you calendars so that you don't forget!

Reminder for valentine's at school! 
Please be aware that no candy or other food will be allowed for distribution with valentine's at the Valetine's parties in February.  If you have any questions about the policy, please contact the school office.  
Here are some links to some non-candy/food alternatives!
NonCandy Ideas  Ideas from Buzzfeed 12 more Ideas

As always - We Are One!

Melissa DeMarco & Sarah Tuscher
Co-Presidents of your PTA

January News

Hello Parents, Teachers & Friends of Forest Glen!

During our short week at school last week, our 10th Annual Science Fair was held.  It was a HUGE SUCESS!  A big thanks to the kids that participated, teachers that reviewed their work, and the special guests from Elmhurst College that gave some great critiques.  Thank you to Michelle Applebee & Allison Ohlander for organizing the event!

District 41 will be sending out a parent survey on Monday.  Make sure to take the time to give the District your honest feedback as the survey results will help determine the path the District will take next school year and for years to come.  It will be sent via their email service - so make sure to look for it!

The 2016-2017 Nominating Committee is in the process of gathering perspective candidates for next year's Executive Board.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact the Nominating Committee (Christy TroyerMichelle Choi or Lindsey Griffin).  

Reminder for valentine's at school! 
Please be aware that no candy or other food will be allowed for distribution with valentine's at the Valetine's parties in February.  If you have any questions about the policy, please contact the school office.  
Here are some links to some non-candy/food alternatives!
NonCandy Ideas  Ideas from Buzzfeed 12 more Ideas

As always - We Are One!

Melissa DeMarco & Sarah Tuscher
Co-Presidents of your PTA

January News

It's that chilly time in January Forest Glen!

We had a wonderful turnout for our General PTA Meeting last week.  Thank you to everyone that braved the cold and attended.  Our monthly meetings are a great way to stay up to date with what is happening at school and all the PTA events & clubs.  Save the Date of our next meeting, February 16th @ 3:45pm.  The PTA District Legislative Chairman will be giving a presentation of what the PTA is doing at the state and national level.

Looking to get more involved with our school and PTA?  The 2016-2017 Nominating Committee is currently looking for candidates for next year's Executive Board.  If you are interested or have questions, please contact the Nominating Committee (Christy Troyer, Michelle Choi or Lindsey Griffin).  

Reminder for valentine's at school! 
Please be aware that no candy or other food will be allowed for distribution with valentine's at the Valetine's parties in February.  If you have any questions about the policy, please contact the school office.  
Here are some links to some non-candy/food alternatives!
NonCandy Ideas  Ideas from Buzzfeed 12 more Ideas


As always - We Are One!

Melissa DeMarco & Sarah Tuscher
Co-Presidents of your PTA

January News

Happy Holidays Forest Glen!

Hopefully everyone is back in the swing of being back at school!  The PTA has some great things happening this winter - chess club, brain fuel, drama, school dance, science fair, the student ballon engineering assembly, and so much more.  Make sure to download all the events on your calendar so that you don't miss them.  

Our next PTA General Meeting is this week, Tuesday, January 12th.  If you want to know more of what is happening at school, please plan on attending.  FYI, we always have a District Board of Education member and our Principal at every meeting, to hear your comments and concerns for our district and school.  Also, we give updates on all PTA events!

Looking to get more involved with our school and PTA?  The 2016-2017 Nominating Committee is currently looking for candidates for next year's Executive Board.  If you are interested or have questions, please contact the Nominating Committee (Christy TroyerMichelle Choi or Lindsey Griffin).  

As always - We Are One!

Melissa DeMarco & Sarah Tuscher
Co-Presidents of your PTA

January News...

Happy Holidays Forest Glen!

We hope that your winter break was filled with family, friends and FUN! The PTA has some great things in store for all our students and staff this winter.  Please see below for what is coming up!  

Thank you to all our Room Parents and Party Volunteers that planned some great Winter Holiday Parties before break.  The children had so much fun.  It is because of our dedicated parents giving their time and talents to make the parties so special.  

If you are interested in becoming part of the PTA Executive Board for 2016-2017, please contact the Nominating Committee (Christy Troyer, Michelle Choi or Lindsey Griffin).  Being part of the board is a great way to give back to our school!  


As always - We Are One!

Melissa DeMarco & Sarah Tuscher
Co-Presidents of your PTA

December News

Hello Forest Glen!

Thank you to all the families that participated in Community Outreach's Holiday Sharing.  The generosity of our school is making the holidays much brighter for so many families in our District.  Thank you to all the classroom liaisons and to Rachel Alcorn and Therese Crawford for chairing this committee.  

Many families attended the Restaurant Night at Potbelly's last week!  
Thank you to Lindsey Griffin for organizing the night!

Please check out all the information below about sign-ups for Forest Glen's PTA's winter and spring events!  Some of the sign-ups are due before we leave for Winter Break, so don't delay!

As always - We Are One!

Melissa DeMarco & Sarah Tuscher
Co-Presidents of your PTA

November news...

Hello Forest Glen!

Happy belated Thanksgiving everyone.  We hope that you got to enjoy the holiday with friends and family!  

The PTA is busy this week - check out all the great events below!  Please make sure to mark your calendars for Wednesday - FG PTA Restaurant Night @ Potbelly's!  25% of all orders (dine-in, carry-out and drive-thru) go back to our school from 5pm to 8pm.  Take the night off cooking!

Holiday Sharing will wrap up this week!  Make sure to check in with your class Holiday Liaison for any outstanding wish-list items!  All gift books are due by Tuesday, December 1st and all other gift and gift cards are due Friday, December 4th.  See more information below.

If you haven't ordered your Forest Glen Brick, please turn in or order online ASAP.  We are almost at our goal and we would hate for you to miss your chance to participate!   See more information below.

Sign-ups for some of Forest Glen's PTA's winter and spring events start NOW!  Check out more information below for Chess Club, Science Fair and Drama!

As always - We Are One!

Melissa DeMarco & Sarah Tuscher
Co-Presidents of your PTA

November news...

Hello Forest Glen!

Our PTA Fundraiser "Click to Buy a Brick" is in full swing!  Purchase an engraved brick to commemorate your family's time at Forest Glen or celebrate a teacher.  The engraved bricks will be installed next to the sidewalk along the south side of the new building.  See more information below!

Thank you to everyone that came and supported the PTA's Fall Book Fair!  It was a huge success, over $13,000 in books were sold!  The Family Night was full of fun and laughs!  Thank you to Trish Biehl, Andrea Knapp and Sara Knapp for chairing this event.  The Every Penny Counts campaign made a huge difference to our students, over $500 was raised allowing for so many families in need to get a free book!

This month our PTA Restaurant Night was at Alfie's.  The burgers and fries were chomped up by many Forest Glen families and staff!  Thank you Lindsey Griffen for setting the night up!  
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 2nd at Potbelly's!

Don't Forget  - MUST BE AT EVENT - 11/17 - PTA General Meeting
Dr. Gordon will be our guest speaker. Be there to get an update on what is happening in the District and ask questions.  A representative from the Board of Education will also be in attendance - this is a great opportunity to voice any comments or concerns about what is happening in our schools, especially if you cannot attend the Board of Education meetings!

As always - We Are One!

Melissa DeMarco & Sarah Tuscher
Co-Presidents of your PTA

November News...

Hello Forest Glen!

Our PTA Fundraiser "Click to Buy a Brick" is in full swing!  Purchase an engraved brick to commemorate your family's time at Forest Glen or celebrate a teacher.  The engraved bricks will be installed next to the sidewalk along the south side of the new building.  See more information below!

Thank you to everyone that came and supported the PTA's Fall Book Fair!  It was a huge success, over $13,000 in books were sold!  The Family Night was full of fun and laughs!  Thank you to Trish Biehl, Andrea Knapp and Sara Knapp for chairing this event.  The Every Penny Counts campaign made a huge difference to our students, over $500 was raised allowing for so many families in need to get a free book!

This month our PTA Restaurant Night was at Alfie's.  The burgers and fries were chomped up by many Forest Glen families and staff!  Thank you Lindsey Griffen for setting the night up!  
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 2nd at Potbelly's!

Don't Forget  - MUST BE AT EVENT - 11/17 - PTA General Meeting
Dr. Gordon will be our guest speaker. Be there to get an update on what is happening in the District and ask questions.  A representative from the Board of Education will also be in attendance - this is a great opportunity to voice any comments or concerns about what is happening in our schools, especially if you cannot attend the Board of Education meetings!

As always - We Are One!

Melissa DeMarco & Sarah Tuscher
Co-Presidents of your PTA

Hello Forest Glen!

The Forest Glen Reflections reception took place last Wednesday.  It was a fun night perusing the gallery of entries and watching the kids get their awards from Mrs. Hornacek.  Thank you to Laura Marcheschi for chairing the committee, wrangling all the entries, and putting on a lovely event!  Over 20 kids participated, 30 total entries, and 20 entries moving onto the District level competition.

PTA Fundraiser kicks off TODAY - "Click to Buy a Brick"!  Purchase an engraved brick to commemorate your family's time at Forest Glen.  The engraved bricks will be installed next to the sidewalk along the south side of the new building.  This fundraiser is a great way to give back to our school, not only with a fun new walkway but also funding additional outdoor enhancements and other PTA sponsored activities.  
See more information below!

PTA Fall Book Fair is on November 4th and 5th!  Forest Glen's doors will open each day for browsing and purchasing.  On Thursday, November 5th, it will be Family Night.  Fun activities are planned for the kiddos while parents shop for books.  The Book Fair committee is still looking to fill a bunch of volunteer spots - please click on their link below!

SAVE THE DATE - MUST BE AT EVENT - 11/17 - PTA General Meeting
Dr. Gordon will be our guest speaker. Be there to get an update on what is happening in the District and ask questions.  A representative from the Board of Education will also be in attendance - this is a great opportunity to voice any comments or concerns about what is happening in our schools, especially if you cannot attend the Board of Education meetings!

As always - We Are One!

Melissa DeMarco & Sarah Tuscher
Co-Presidents of your PTA