Tree Lighting Ceremony Today - We hope you can join us today (Friday, December 7th) for the Des Plaines Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony (Metropolitan Square - 647 Metropolitan Way) starting at 4:00 p.m. This is a fun and free event for the entire family. Click here to view the details.
Charitable Gift Giving - If you are looking for a charitable donation to give in a person's name, consider contributing to the D62 Foundation. This organization is tax deductible and gives back to the students in District 62. Click here to donate or here to view the flyer.
Snow Day Reschedule - Due to the snow day that was taken on November 26th, students will now be in attendance on Monday, April 22nd. Click to view the letter from the district in English, Spanish, or Polish.
Social Emotional Newsletter - Click here to view the winter version of the SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Newsletter from our social workers Liz Arnold and Jenny Walsh.
Paw Market Volunteers - We still have a few openings for parent volunteers for our upcoming Paw Market. There are still three slots for Wednesday, December 19th from 1:00-3:30 and two for Thursday, December 20th from 9:00-12:00. Click here to sign up.
Donations Needed - Our Student Council members are collecting items for the Des Plaines Self Help Pantry and need your assistance. They are looking for non-perishable food items, winter gloves, canned fruit, canned soup, shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant. The deadline for donations will be Monday, December 17th and the drop off box is located outside the main office.
Double Parking - Please remember that double parking in the through lane (outside lane) when you are dropping off or picking up your children is prohibited. We know that the winter months can be more challenging but ask that you be courteous to other parents and wait your turn in line for the safety of all our students.
PTO News & Events...
- Gift Cards For The Holidays - The ShopWithScripts program is a convenient way to purchase gift cards for the holidays while helping the PTO. Orders are due at the end of the day today, Friday, December 7th. Gift cards will be available the week of December 17th for pickup in the Cumberland office. If you authorize the gift cards to go home with your child, please check the box at the bottom of the form. Click here to view the order form.
- Holiday Market Volunteers Needed - The PTO is looking for volunteers to help at the Holiday Market during the school day on December 11th - 14th. This event offers our students the opportunity to purchase holiday gifts for family and friends and is very popular. Click here to sign up.
- December Meeting Canceled - The PTO meeting scheduled for Monday, December 10th has been canceled.