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.

Care for Carolina

Community Consolidated School District 181, the District 181 Foundation and the Rotary Club of Hinsdale are coming together in a community effort to support the devastating losses incurred by the Robeson County, North Carolina School District during Hurricane Florence.

To support our fellow educators and students, we’re asking our communities to donate school supplies from now to November 14th. Prospect has the goal of collecting 1,000 boxes of crayons.

Donations of goods or cash will be collected at all D181 schools during school hours. Cash donations can also be accepted online at www.d181foundation.org.  Click on the donate link by the Care for Carolina event on the homepage.  All cash donations will be used to purchase school supply items. Our goal is for D181 schools to fill 1,000 book bags with school supplies that are deeply needed by Robeson County schools. Click here to read the full Press Release or access it on the District website homepage, which includes the list of requested supplies. The supplies will then be packed into backpacks and shipped to North Carolina.

The drive will culminate with a volunteer event on November 15th at CHMS from 3:30-6:30 where the supplies are packed up and loaded into a truck that will take them to Robeson County.

Sweat n’ Share

It’s time to Raise the Barre on school fundraising! Please join us this Friday, November 16th  at 12:00pm at Barre3 Clarendon Hills, for the first Sweat n’ Share of the school year! Mariel Pain, Barre3 owner and Prospect mom, has generously offered to donate 100% of the proceeds back to Prospect school. Please register by emailing clarendonhills@barre3.com A $25 class fee will be collected at the door. As a special thank you for attending, Mariel has invited all participants to stay after for a complimentary Lunch n’ Learn class, “Finding Calm in the Chaos” with speaker Jill Chmielewski. Smoothies and wraps will be provided! Email today to secure your spot!

Teacher’s Favorite Things

With the holidays approaching you may be looking for a special treat or gift for our wonderful Prospect staff.  Our Teacher Appreciation Committee has taken out all the guesswork and compiled a list of the staff’s favorite things to help you in your holiday shopping.

Holiday Bazaar

The annual Holiday Bazaar will be held on Thursday, November 29th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the MPR. (From 6:00 – 7:00 pm, non-Prospect siblings are allowed to shop and children can shop for non-immediate family members.) It is a PTO break-even event where kids can shop for great holiday gifts for their family! Prospect students will be able to shop for immediate family members at tables with gifts for Moms, Dads, Brothers, Sisters, and Pets. Prices range from $1 – $6.

Please bring a check made out to Prospect PTO or cash (that is safe and secure).

Children MUST be accompanied by an adult into the school, no drop offs please. Students will be guided into the shopping area (cafeteria side of the MPR) where they will shop. Student Leaders will be on hand to help younger shoppers.

Prospect Choir and Ukulele Concert

Come join us on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Prospect gym and get in the holiday spirit with the Prospect Choir and Ukulele Clubs! The Choir will present it’s Winter Concert, including many holiday favorites and audience sing alongs (stay tuned for information about an iPhone app you can download to play along with the choir that evening!). Choir members need to arrive at 6:30 p.m. on the 6th. You can also catch the choir performing at the Clarendon Hills Library during the Christmas Walk from 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7.

Events of the Week

Monday, November 12th:

  • Advanced Ukulele Club, 11:25-11:50, Music Room
  • Language Labs, Mandarin, 11:25-12:15, Room 102
  • Language Labs, French, 11:25-12:15, Innovation Lab
  • General PTO Meeting, 2-3, MRC
  • Board of Education Meeting, 7-10pm, District Office

Tuesday, November 13th:

  • Band Practice, 7:45 – 8:30 am, MPR
  • William Penn School Visit, 8:40-2:30 pm
  • Beginning Ukulele Club, 11:25-11:50, Music Room
  • Battle of the Books, 3:10-4:00 pm, MRC

Wednesday, November 14th:

  • Choir Practice, 7:45 – 8:20 am, Music Room
  • Hot Lunch
  • Student Leadership Meeting, 3:05-4:15, MPR

Thursday, November 15th:

  • Orchestra, 7:45-8:30 am, MPR
  • GeoBee Club – 11:25-12:15, Room 121
  • String Festival 7 pm, Hinsdale Central
  • Chess Tournament, 5-8pm, Community House

Friday, November 16th:

  • Sweat n Share, 12-1, Barre 3, Clarendon Hills
  • 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:

  • November 19th – 20th – Parent Teacher Conferences, NO SCHOOL
  • November 21st – 23rd – Thanksgiving Break, NO SCHOOL
  • November 29th – Holiday Bazaar, 4-7 pm, MPR
  • December 6th – Winter Choir Concert, Gym
  • December 21st – Holiday Classroom Party, 2-3 pm
  • December 24 – January 4, Winter Break, NO SCHOOL

Prospect in Pics

Thank you so much to the amazing Prospect School Community for a super successful Fall Book Fair! Many of your children were able to get some great new books to enjoy and in turn, you helped support and grow the Prospect School Library. Mrs. Swanson and Mrs. Reinhardt were able to get all of these books and there are still more to come! We can’t thank you enough for your support. Looking forward to seeing you again in the spring!

5th graders had a great time at their Fall Party at Ultimate Ninja Gym in Naperville!

Mrs. Cummings visited and spoke with the Girls Inspiration Club