PTO Survey

The PTO needs your help! We invite you take our very brief survey regarding your preferred methods of communication so we can meet your needs. We appreciate your time! Link to survey:

Thank you!
2019-2020 PTO Executive Board

Community House Before and After Bell Program

Hello Prospect Parents! The Community House wants to thank you for a great year of the Before and After the Bell Program! We hope your family enjoyed the ability for your child to play, grow and learn in a safe and fun environment. We are happy to announce we will be continuing the Before and After the Bell Program at your school for the 2019-2020 School Year! Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 2nd . If you have any questions or suggestions please contact Beth Hahn at bhahn@thecommunityhouse.org or 630-323-7500 ext. 247.

New Lego Robotics Club At Prospect!

In the Fall of 2019, Prospect students in 3rd through 5th grade will have the opportunity to participate in an 8 to 10 week after-school program using Lego Mindstorms. In this program, students will work collaboratively in small groups to build and program small scale Lego robots. The goal is to provide Prospect students with essential 21st-century skills such as creativity, critical thinking, block programming, and effective communication on a team.

We hope you will consider this opportunity for your child which is being offered thanks to the financial support of the Prospect PTO. The cost for each child is $20 for the 8 to 10 weeks. If you are interested, please complete the google form to let us know your child’s availability. There will be a 2020 spring program using Lego WeDo Robotics for Kindergarten through 2nd grade students. Our goal is to expose as many students to programming and robotics as possible! We hope you can join us. Please contact Brigid Esposito, brigidbaieresposito@gmail.com or Merideth Bailey, mbailey@d181.org with any questions.

4th Grade Band and Orchestra Recruitment

If you are interested in having your child do band or orchestra in 5th grade please read the following document. You will find all the information you need in that letter.

School Supplies

You won’t want to miss out on this year’s school supplies!  The Prospect PTO is offering 50% off your child’s school supply kit for the next school year.  The price will be reflected on the website. If you order by May 31st your child’s supplies will be delivered directly to the classroom.  If you order past that date you will still receive the 50% discount, however, the supplies will be sent to your home.  Your child can bring the supplies the first day of school.  This is a special way for our PTO to say thank you for all of your support! Don’t forget to take part in this one time opportunity! If you haven’t already yet paid your PTO fees or signed up to volunteer make sure you do as soon as possible.

Dash and Bash 2019

Save the date! The 5th Annual Dash ‘n Bash will be on Friday, September 20, 2019! Mark your calendars now to join us to celebrate five years of family fun and fundraising!

It takes a village to pull off a successful event, so please consider joining the team. Please check out the committee positions still available.

IRL:  Parenting Support and Strategies in the Age of Technology

Just in case you missed D181 Technologist Randy Wooten, parent presentation on all things digital that your kids are talking about.  Please find his very helpful presentation here.   Your child has now entered into their digital media lives, where device ownership doubles, video games use explodes and they dive into the world of social media and hypertexting. Your child is rapidly developing their personal brand and identify with a digital device in hand and you need to be prepared.  Parental resources, tips, as well as recommendations for monitoring your child’s digital life can be found in this very helpful presentation.

Future Projects Funding Approved

The Future Projects Committee takes funding requests from parents, students, teachers and staff. They evaluate all the requests and then recommend which requests should be purchased as gifts from the PTO to the school. PTO funds raised that are over and above the annual operating budget are used for these purchases. We are pleased to report that the Committee was able to fund 24 requests this year on gifts to the school! These gifts would not be possible without all the generous support from Prospect families and the community. So, a big THANK YOU to all who have donated through various fundraisers over the school year and many thanks to all the parents and teachers who made requests through the Future Projects process!

Summer School Registration

Registration is open! There are many new classes being offered this year! Summer School begins Wednesday, June 12th and ends on Tuesday, July 2. Register early- some classes are almost full! To view the catalog, click here. Register for classes through your Skyward parent portal.

Events of the Week

Looking Ahead:

Friday, August 23rd, First Day of School!