Field Park PTO

2022-2023 PTO Executive Board

PTO President
Kristen Hettinga
kristenhettinga@gmail.com

PTO Vice President
Taylor Groesbeck

taylor.groesbeck@gmail.com

PTO Treasurer
Lauren Stojak
lauren.stojak@gmail.com

PTO Secretary
Carrie Christensen
cpchristensen11@gmail.com

PTO Board & Committee Chairs

Contact Us

If you would like your announcement or event to be included in a future weekly update, please submit it to the PTO Secretary by 12pm each Monday, to be included that Wednesday.

Follow us on Facebook at "Field Park Elementary PTO" to keep up with the latest happenings!

Sign-up to get our text message reminders by texting @fieldpark to 81010.

Online Directory

Directory Spot Online Directory

If you do not have a login username and password, please contact Christina West at cmwest9@yahoo.com for an account.

PTO Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for more opportunities to volunteer at Field Park? Check out our sign-up genius through this link to help out at events like Special Person's Night, the Book Fair, Holiday Gift Shop and more! This list will be updated continuously throughout the year so check back often. Please check out the tabs at the top of the sign-up for different opportunities - on your phone these show as a drop-down box, and on your PC these will show up as tabs.

Follow us on Social Media

Facebook at "Field Park Elementary PTO" to keep up with the latest happenings, as well as fun Staff Spotlights and all things Field Park.

Instagram at "fieldparkelementarypto"

Reminders

Sign up to get the Field Park text message prompts by texting @fieldpar to 81010. These are mostly reminders about late arrival, fun lunches, etc.- very helpful and timely reminders!

If you would like your announcement or event to be included in a future weekly update, please submit it to the PTO Secretary by 12pm each Monday, to be included in that Wednesday's update.

The surprise Burger fun lunch for Mrs. Burger on Friday was a huge success! It was a great way to kick off Mrs. Burger's last few weeks as our principal. See below for details on upcoming events. Click here for the minutes from last week's PTO meeting.

Important Dates:

  • TODAY, May 15th, 3:30-4:30pm - Friends in the Garden meeting

  • Friday, May 17th - Gifts to Field Park Specials Teachers & Staff Due

  • Friday, May 17th - RaiseRight gift card orders due

  • Friday, May 17th - Field Park Movie Night

  • Wednesday, May 29th - Field Day (volunteers needed)

  • Monday, June 3rd - Deadline to order School Supplies to have them ship to school for free

Friends in the Garden Meeting

Come one, come all to the end of the year Friends in the Garden gathering TODAY, May 15th! All students from KG to 5th grade are invited to meet in the garden to help plant the beds with the seedlings starting in the school. Sign up here!

A popsicle treat will be provided at the end (D101 Approved Popsicles & Additional D101 Approved Popsicles). The sign-up link will also include a question whether this is permissible or not.

Specials Teachers and Support Staff End of Year Gifts

The summer is quickly approaching! The PTO is offering you a time-saving way to give the Field Park Specials Teachers and Support Staff the perfect gift - and you don't have to shop! It's an easy way to show your appreciation for all the things these important members of our school community do for our children throughout the school year.

How to give to Field Park Staff:

  1. Fill out the attached form (PDF, excel file, or also sent home in your child's backpack).

  2. Total the amount given and write a check to the Field Park PTO or pay with your credit card, debit card, or Paypal using  https://form.jotform.com/241065225052142.

  3. Return form (and check, if applicable) in your child's folder, to the front office or by email to Lauren Stojak by May 17th in an envelope marked "Specials EOY Gift".

  4. That's it! Each recipient will receive a card listing all the families that contributed to their gift. Specific dollar amounts given by families will not be disclosed.

If you have any questions, please email Lauren Stojak. Thank you in advance for helping us show how much our Field Park staff members mean to us!

Field Park Family Movie Night

We are excited to see you all this Friday, May 17th for Field Park Family Movie Night! Doors will open at 7pm to grab spots and the movie will begin closer to sunset. 

Concessions will be available for purchase. We will have the following options, and all labels are attached for reference.

  • Gatorade

  • water

  • popcorn (oil ingredients attached. Other labels available by request.)

  • M&Ms

  • Ring Pops

  • Skittles

  • Sour Patch Kids

Popcorn will be complimentary, and all other concessions will be $1.00. You are welcome to bring your own concessions if you don't want to purchase any at the event. Current weather forecast for Friday evening is partly cloudy and 60 degrees. Please note, there will be no rain date should anything change in the forecast.

Please contact Rachel Fiorentino, Lea Janitz, or Kristen Benjaminson with any questions.

See you Friday!

Field Day - Volunteers Needed!

Field Day is just around the corner on Wednesday, May 29th and we'd love to have some volunteers to help with activities. There will be a morning shift and afternoon shift. The morning activities will be held from 9:00-11:00 for KAM, 1S, 1M, 2F, 2G, and 2S. The afternoon activities will be from 1:00-3:00 for KPM, 3B, 3W, 4E, 4A, 5E, and 5R.

Sign up here - thank you!

RaiseRight End of Year Gift Card Orders!

You have one more chance to order physical gift cards from RaiseRight benefiting the D101 Band & Orchestra Program!  Orders are due by Friday, May 17th for delivery to your door by Wednesday, May 22nd! Think...gifts for End of Year Teacher Gifts, Graduation Gifts or just keep cards for gifting on-hand!  Place your order today at: https://www.raiseright.com/brands (directions and enrollment code below!)

Reminder that our program will ONLY accept Credit or Debit as payment for orders.  If you have a special circumstance that requires a cash/check please reach out. 

THANK YOU TO THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE PURCHASING E-GIFT CARDS AND RELOADING!  YOUR ORDERS MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE FOR D101 B&O!

Questions: D101RaiseRite@gmail.com or Kristen Hettinga

2024-2025 School Supplies Sale

It's that time of year again! Time to cross '24-'25 school supplies off your list NOW, and enjoy your summer!

Our Field Park teachers have put together our supply lists for next year. A few clicks, and you'll have everything you need for your 2024-2025 school year supplies. Click here to go to our Field Park storefront, and remember to pick the grade your students will be in NEXT school year to find your kits. Orders placed by June 3rd will ship to school for free. All orders placed after June 3rd will ship to home; standard shipping rates apply. The sale will run through July 15th. Supply lists will also be posted to the D101 website for families who prefer to purchase supplies independently. Don't hesitate to contact Katie Eavenson with any questions.  

Western Springs D101 “Baskets for Bulldogs” Fundraiser

"Baskets for Bulldogs" aims to raise funds for an automated system to adjust the basketball hoops in the McClure gym safely and reliably, replacing the current outdated manual system. The McClure gym serves as a space for athletics, theater, educational fairs, concerts, and other events for D101 schools. Your generous support will enable us to implement this new system, benefiting our entire community by facilitating safe and smooth transitions between basketball and other activities. Let's come together and make a slam dunk for our Bulldogs!  

We're inviting D101 students to set and achieve a basketball-related goal between May 1 st - 15th, with the backing of sponsorships from friends, family, and loved ones. The winning grade from each school gets a celebration treat! Goal ideas include free throws made, minutes playing or reading about basketball. See details on how your student(s) can participate in the attached flyer. 

Baskets for Bulldogs