In addition to the weekly PTO newsletter, which will be sent out every Sunday morning throughout the school year, another great way to stay informed is to sign up for Prospect Text Remind alerts. Simply text @prospto to 81010 to receive reminder texts about school-wide events such as Hot Lunch, non-attendance days, registration deadlines, etc.

Note from the Principal

 I am sorry to share the sad news that a third grade student’s father passed away last weekend. Our Prospect hearts are heavy for the Okuyamas and our thoughts are with the family now.  

I have been in touch with the Prospect PTO and third grade parents as they have expressed an interest in supporting the family at this time.  Feel free to contact room parent Valli Gupta (vvgupta@gmail.com), if you are interested in supporting the family further.

D86 Tour Dates Announced

Below are the referendum project tour dates at each D86 building. Members of the public are invited to attend the events following the tours as indicated. For more Referendum Information, visit the D86 Information Page.

Hinsdale Central High School – All tours begin at the Main Entrance off of 55th Street:

  • Wednesday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. Prior to Spring Play
  • Friday, March 1 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 19 at 6:00 p.m. Prior to Orchestra Concert
  • Wednesday, March 27 at 9:00 a.m.

Hinsdale South – All tours begin at the Main Entrance off of Clarendon Hills Road

  • Tuesday, February 19 at 5:00 p.m. Prior to the BOE meeting that begins at 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 1 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. Tour participants are invited to attend the Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 22 at 12:00 p.m.

Save the Date – 2019 Prospect Science Fair

Start brainstorming ideas for Prospects Annual Science Fair. It will be held on April 18. 2019.  For more details please see the flyer.

Update on Robert Crown Visit (4th/5th grade girls/5th grade boys)

More spots were opened for additional 4th Grade girls to attend the Linda Program scheduled for Tuesday, February 26th. Sign up continues through February 15th. You can still sign up your fifth grade girl. Just follow the links to your right under  Registration Deadlines. .

The PTO is covering the cost of the program and each child is asked to be accompanied by an adult. If you have any questions, please email Kathy Schilder at kdws154@att.net or call (630) 853-0251.

Sweat and Share

Calling all Prospect Parents! Our first Sweat n’ Share of 2019 has arrived! Please join us for a FREE Cardio Barre class, Friday, February 22nd at 11am, at Energie Pilates. Class will be taught by former Prospect mom and Clarendon Hills resident, Megan Sullivan. She is graciously donating 50% of the proceeds back to the school! Donations towards the class will be collected on-site, before or after class. Follow the link to sign-up!

Box Tops

Box Tops needs your help! We have only earned $260 towards our goal of $1000. Our final submission date is March 1st. Please remember to clip and turn in your box tops. Every dollar counts!

5th Grade Families

CHMS has just shared two important dates to mark on your calendars. 5th Grade Parent Night at CHMS is Tuesday, April 23, 6:30-8:15pm.

Step Up Day is also at CHMS for 5th grade students on the morning of Friday, May 10th ( exact time to be announced at a later time).

Events of the Week

Monday, February 18th:

President’s Day, No School

Tuesday, February 19th:

Band Practice, 7:45 – 8:30 am, MPR
Board of Education, Combined Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, 5:30-7:30, District Office
Robert Crown (5th Grade Boys) Presentation, 6:30-8:30 pm, MPR

Wednesday, February 20th:

Hot Lunch
Choir Practice, 7:45-8:30, Music Room
Junior Great Books, 11:25-12:15, Innovation Lab, MRC
Student Leadership Meeting, 3:05-4:15, MPR
5th grade Art Lunch, 11:25-12:15, Art Room
Kindergarten Registration, 5:30-7:30 pm, District Office

Thursday, February 21st:

Orchestra Rehearsal, 7:45-8:20 am, MPR
5th Grade Makers Club, 11:25-11:50, MRC
Chess Club, 4:30-5:30 pm, MRC
Young Writers Night, 6-9 pm, Hinsdale Middle School

Friday, February 22nd:

Sweat N’ Share, 11 am, Energie Pilates
Language Labs, Spanish (Grades K-1), 11:25 – 12:15, Rm 102
Language Labs, Spanish (Grades 2-4), 11:25 – 12:15, Innovation Lab
Spirit Day! Wear your red and white to show school spirit.

Looking Ahead:

February 26th, Robert Crown, 4th/5th girls, 6:30-8:30pm, Prospect MPR
February 27th, DuPage COUNTY Spelling Bee, Wheaton North
March 1st, No School, Institute Day
March 8th, 3rd Grade Music Performance