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The PTO Welcomes You to the 2021 - 2022 School Year!

The District 31 PTO Welcomes You to the 2021–2022 School Year!

The PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) is excited to welcome everyone back to school! Read on to learn more about what the PTO does, how you can be involved, and upcoming events.

Mission of the PTO
To support District 31 by building community and enhancing education to benefit students, families, teachers, administration, and all community members.

Programs and Services
The PTO supports a wide variety of events in a typical year such as family recreation nights, undernighters, Taste of 31/Culture Night, art enrichment, Farewell to 5th, 8th grade graduation reception, teacher appreciation week, Project Reach, and many, many more. These programs are supported by fundraisers including the book fair, spirit wear drive, and school supply kit sales.

Get Involved
There are so many ways to be involved! Room parents communicate upcoming events to class families, help plan class parties, create year-end teacher gifts, and much more. General volunteers have the opportunity to chair or staff events. Art enrichment volunteers periodically teach art lessons and lead art projects for their class. PTO members interested in any of these can email d31pto@gmail.com or contact Michelle Moore (michellemoore0207@gmail.com) directly about art enrichment. (Details below.)

Winkelman Art Enrichment Volunteers Needed 
Art Enrichment is a fun, non-academic PTO program at Winkelman that gives our children more exposure to legendary artists and their renowned masterpieces. This program provides an excellent opportunity for parents to get involved in their child’s classroom while providing an educational and fun experience for the students as well.
What’s involved?

● Visit your child’s class 5 times between October and April (only 3 times for kindergarten levels) to present an artist and his/her artwork.
● Work with the teacher to coordinate presentation dates and times that are convenient for all involved.
● Read about a pre-determined art piece (all information is provided).
● Have fun with projects in the classroom with the students.
Don’t have experience with art? Not a problem! Most parent volunteers have no prior knowledge about the paintings or artists. We provide you with all the tools, information, and supplies to present an art piece in the classroom.
Have Questions?
For more information contact Michelle Moore at michellemoore0207@gmail.com
How to Sign Up
Email Michelle Moore at the email address above with your name and preferred email address. Include the name, grade, and teacher of your child for each classroom in which you’d like to volunteer.
Visit our section on the district 31 site: https://www.district31.net/Page/2059

View Art Enrichement Flyer

PTO Membership and DirectorySpot
Join the PTO to help support the students, families, and staff in the D31 community. Your $15 membership gives you access to the DirectorySpot app (which provides class lists and contact information) and the opportunity to be a room parent or art enrichment parent while helping the PTO provide quality programming and services to the district. Visit www.district31.net/pto to join now or email d31pto@gmail.com for details.

Spirit Wear Drive, August 9-30
Visit district31spiritwear.itemorder.com or scan the QR code below to order all-new apparel showing your Wildcat and Tiger spirit! Orders will be shipped by September 13. There’s something for everyone!

View Spirit Wear Flyer

General PTO Meeting, September 21
You are invited to the general PTO meeting on Tuesday, September 21, 7 p.m. in the Winkelman commons. After the meeting we’ll have volunteer training and room parent orientation.

Parents Night Out, September 24
Meet district parents at Parents Night Out on Friday, September 24, 7 - 10 p.m., at Rocky’s in Prospect Heights. Indoor and outdoor space is available for this evening of great company, tasty beverages, and delicious food. For planning purposes, kindly RSVP at tinyurl.com/d31NightOut21 or scan the QR code below. This evening is brought to you by the PTO and the Ed Foundation.


Learn More
PTO webpages and email: district31.net/pto and d31pto@gmail.com
D31 official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/WestNorthfieldD31
D31 parents Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/420521434815336/