Welcome to the Hatch Elementary PTO Website

Hatchwear for sale!! Available on Friday's for the next several weeks on the blacktop before school. Available items include: yard signs, tie dye shirts, blue and grey shirts as well as hoodies. Get them before they sell out!

Click on events above for more details and to add to your personal calendar.

Upcoming Hatch PTO Events



Latest PTO News

Fall Teacher Appreciation

It's that time of year that we come together to celebrate our wonderful teachers. The first teacher's appreciation of the year will be held during conference time on October 25th. We will treat the teachers to breakfast and lunch. Please sign up to bring breakfast food, bake (or buy) a dessert or bring a beverage for lunch. Let's show our teachers how much they are appreciated.

Halloween Disco

The Hatch Halloween Disco is a fun party for students and their families on October 26. The proceeds help the Hatch PTO support programs and opportunities at Hatch. The Disco includes music, costume contests and food! Mark your calendars for Friday, October 26, 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $3 in advance and $4 at the door. (Ticket forms will come home with your child). Please sign up here to volunteer!

Parent-Teacher Conference Talking Points

With Parent-Teacher Conferences coming up, here are some good topics to cover:

  • What skills will my child be expected to master this year?
  • Is my child working at their ability and how is this evaluated; are we aligned?
  • What are my child’s strengths and opportunities?
  • How will the teacher respond if or when my child struggles in class?
  • Is there anything we can do at home to reinforce the skills that you are working on in the classroom?

Box Tops for Education

The Box Tops for Education Fall Deadline is Approaching! Please send Box Tops to school with your child by October 29. Each Box Top you send is free money for the Hatch PTO and every Box Top helps!

Free Dental Exams - Please fill out permission form

We are offering dental screening and sealants in partnership with the IWS Children’s Clinic. Hatch Elementary School was chosen to take part in this project, which provides free dental exams and sealant placement.
*Eligible children covered by Medicaid Insurance will also receive dental cleaning and fluoride.

* If it has been 6 months or more since last cleaning/fluoride.

Children in kindergarten, second, and sixth grades are required to receive a dental exam. Signing your child up for this program will fulfill this requirement. You will receive a copy of your child’s dental exam after he/she is seen.

If you wish for your child to participate please take a few minutes to read this letter, complete the consent form on the back of this sheet and return it to your child’s teacher or school nurse by October 29th, 2018.

Fall Book Fair

Ongoing construction in the Music Room requires music classes to use the auditorium. We hope to schedule a book fair in December.

November Movie

Construction in the Music Room will also require the movie for November to be cancelled. The next movie night will be on January 25th.

World Language Enrichment Programflyer

You can sign your child up for additional lunchtime foreign language classes coordinated by the PTO. Registration details in the flyer.


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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.

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



Help Hatch PTO Every Time You Shop at Amazon.com!

By connecting to Amazon.com via the link below, 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. What a great and easy way to support the Hatch PTO. Please select William Hatch School Parent-Teacher Organization as your charity of choice.  From the site you can also share the link to your Facebook friends and family!

 William Hatch School

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

Telephone: 708-524-3095

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