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Latest PTO News

Hatch Hosts

The Hatch PTO is excited to kick off Hatch Hosts, a new fundraiser of parent-sponsored events and parties! Interested parents donate everything needed for an adult party or experience, with all ticket sales benefiting PTO programs. Love to throw a party? Have sport or concert tickets to share? Want to host a BBQ, mom's night out, spa day, etc, etc, etc? Anything goes! If you are interested in serving as a "Hatch Host", please attend or call-in to a short kickoff meeting on Thursday, January 9 at 7 p.m., or Friday, January 10 at 8:05 a.m. (all those interested must attend one of these meetings and sign a waiver). Event tickets will be sold at the Fun Fair in February and events will take place later in the spring or early summer. Interested learning more? Email gregandkara@comcast.net or text 312.505.4750 for details.

Winter/Spring PTO Welcome Back Handout

Click here for the Winter/Spring PTO Welcome Back Handout which includes a listing of events for the winter and spring of this school year.


OPEN HATCH PTO POSITIONS for 2019-2020 School Year

Are you interested in becoming more involved? The PTO needs parents to chair/co-chair the following events and fundraisers:

Adult fundraiser: This annual outing can be whatever you want it to be. In the past it has been things such as bowling and a golf outing, but you will be able to make this your own!

Hatch Hosts: This is a brand new fundraiser that allows volunteers to host themed events in their homes. This chair would be responsible for recruiting and supporting hosts as needed.

Tiger Cash: Organize times throughout the year for the school community to purchase gift cards. A percentage of gift card purchases goes directly to the PTO. This is a position that is easy to do from home.

Restaurant Benefit Days: This new position is a low-stress way to help raise funds for the PTO! Simply coordinate three school-year fundraisers with Oak Park restaurants, where the restaurants donate a portion of profits for a specific day back to Hatch. Many restaurants already have fundraising programs established, so it is really just a matter of coordinating and communicating.

Teacher Experience Auction: Coordinate the Teacher Experience Auction that takes place during the Fun Fair. Gather the teacher's contributions, run the auction the night of the Fun Fair, and manage the payments from the auction winners. All work can be done from home on your own time - the only time you need to be at Hatch is for the actual auction. This is an established event that you can keep the same, or change up as much as you like! Run it this year with the current chair and learn the ropes to chair next year.

To sign up or learn more email katie.maschoff@gmail.com

World Language Enrichment Classes

PTO sponsored world language enrichment classes will be running November - April, meeting Tuesdays at lunch. We offer classes in French, German and Spanish, open to all students, but recommended for grades 2-5. No prior experience necessary. Look for a registration paper to come home in your child's take home folder in late September or click here for a digital copy. Questions? Contact Christine Wehman schulady@yahoo.com.

Lunch Hour Clubs

Are you willing to volunteer your time to hang out with our FABULOUS students during lunch hour? Do you like to knit, Build with Legos or do you have another idea for something you would like to teach our Hatch Tigers? Please contact Ms. Winfield if you are interested. pwinfield@op97.org


Birthday Books for 2019-2020

The Birthday Book program started up again this week at Hatch! Every year the school honors students on their birthday by having them check out a brand new hardcover book from the Hatch Library! The school takes their picture and puts a sticker in the book to commemorate the special day. (Take a look back at all the great birthday books from last year here!) Please fill out this form and return it to school with $20 to help keep getting new books in the hands of the Hatch students. Thank you for your continued support!


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How the PTO helps Hatch!

PTO fundraising efforts offer a wide variety of benefits to the Hatch community:

Assemblies: The PTO pays for special assemblies such as Opera for the Young that enrich your child's overall academic experience.

Buses for Field Trips:  The PTO funds the cost of all buses for field trips.

Classroom Subscriptions:  The PTO pays for classroom enrichment subscriptions such as Brain Pop & Time Magazine.

Conference / PTO Meeting Babysitting: The PTO provides babysitting services during Parent / Teacher conferences and during PTO meetings as a convenience for parents and to enable both parents to attend.

Hatch After Hours (HAH): An after-school enrichment program providing classes featuring fun and challenging academic, athletic and artistic activities.

Oak Park Educational Foundation:  The PTO supports the OPEF in providing programs that directly benefit Hatch including Architecture Adventure (part of Art curriculum) and Geared Up (part of 3rd grade Science curriculum).

Teacher Reimbursements & Thank You Gifts: The PTO provides Hatch teachers a stipend for classroom materials above and beyond what is provided by the district.  We also provide a teacher luncheon during conferences and an end of year gift to compensate for out of pocket expenses.

Teacher Requests: The PTO sets aside a portion of its budget to fund additional teacher requests which may include instructional materials, enrichment programs and new classroom amenities that improve the overall classroom environment.  These are voted on at the monthly PTO meetings.

World Language: The PTO sponsors a program during which students have the opportunity to learn Spanish, German, French or Chinese two times a week during the lunch hour.


Fundraising

Help us by participating in the Box Tops for Education program. Please take a look at the handout in the previous sentence, as the method for redeeming Box Tops has changed from the past.

We are also pleased to be a participant in the eScrip Program. eScrip will allow you to register your credit cards, earning Hatch 5% on all your qualified dining purchases.
It works at many local restaurants like: Scratch Kitchen, Geppetto's Pizza, Fitzgerald's, and about a ba-zillion others. You can download an app to find restaurants or just go about your business as usual. When you do eat at a participating restaurant, Hatch will get the dough! Register now!

Search for William Hatch School PTO when you register or use our PTO Group number: 500014921.

Register now. Our school is listed as "William Hatch School". I just did it. It took about 3 minutes. It works at many local restaurants like: Scratch Kitchen, Geppetto's Pizza, Fitzgerald's, and about a ba-zillion others.


Hatch Donor Society 

The Hatch PTO offers a wide variety of benefits to the Hatch community. If you'd like, you can also donate directly from the Hatch PTO site!  

Spring 2018 Annual Drive info



Use Amazon Smile to Access Amazon for Shopping and Support Hatch!

By connecting through Amazon Smile for your Amazon purchases the Hatch PTO will receive 1.2% of your purchase as a donation. Same great Amazon shopping experience as if you had gone to Amazon directly. But by clicking on the Amazon button below, the PTO will receive a percentage of your purchase. Please select "William Hatch School Parent-Teacher Organization" as your charity of choice on Amazon.  Visit https://smile.amazon.com/

 William Hatch School

1000 N. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302

Telephone: 708-524-3095

Attendance Line: 708-665-3063 | hatchattendance@op97.org