William Penn Introduction

Did you know that Prospect has a sister school?  We are proud to say that we have a long-standing relationship with William Penn Elementary, an inner city public school located in Chicago’s Lawndale neighborhood.

The Prospect PTO operates the “Ollie Rewards Store” once a month at William Penn.  Penn students are able to earn reward tickets for positive behavior in the classroom throughout the month.  The students then get to visit the Rewards Store and buy a special treat (generally a small toy or a school supply).  The Rewards Store is staffed by Prospect parents and stocked with items lovingly donated by Prospect families and items purchased with a generous donation from the Prospect PTO.

How Can You Help?

  • Volunteer to staff the Ollie Store @ William Penn
  • Provide Donations for the Ollie Store:
    • Gently used toys
    • Fall/winter clothing
    • Chapter books (like “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” or “Harry Potter”)
    • Other popular items:  fidget spinners, phone cases, Barbies, squishies, slime, Legos
    • Donations can be left on the table inside Prospect’s lobby

If you have any questions or to volunteer, please email us: sisterschool@prospectschoolpto.org