Welcome to the Hatch Elementary PTO Website

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Latest PTO News

PTO Welcome Letter

Please take a moment to read the PTO Welcome Letter for the 2019 - 2020 school year. It contains great information about upcoming events for the next several months.

PTO Meeting This Tuesday, September 17th at 7pm

Please visit the PTO Meetings page for more information as well as the agenda for the meeting. All are invited to attend.

Taste of Hatch Patch and Call for Volunteers

Join us Thursday, September 19th, 5:30-7:00 PM for our annual Taste of Hatch Patch, featuring dishes prepared by local chefs using produce grown and harvested by our very own Hatch students. This not-to-be-missed event is very popular, so please help us ensure we have enough food of everyone by ordering your tickets in advance. Only a limited number (50 tickets) will be available for day-of purchase. Cash and checks are accepted at the entrance table (checks preferred). Make checks out to “Hatch PTO”.

The Taste of Hatch Patch Committee is also looking for volunteers to assist with preparation, serving and cleanup for the event. Sign up to volunteer here.

Hatch Tiger Apparel Available For Purchase!

We have the online store ready for your Hatch Tiger Apparel purchases. Please visit the Hatch Tiger Apparel store and make your order by September 22nd at 11:59pm.

Hatch Diversity Committee Fundraiser

We are also excited to share and promote our first annual fundraiser...Hatch Karaoke! This will be an awesome way to meet fellow parents and enjoy some cool tunes. Space is limited so make it a fun night; gather your friends and secure your ticket!

Amy's Winehouse
October 5, 2019, 8-11pm
7235 Roosevelt, Forest Park, IL
$40.00 per ticket

DiVco meeting dates are set; please mark your calendars and attempt to make as many as you can. There will be space for children to individually play/read during the meetings. Through your support we are looking forward to a great school year as we continue to build our Hatch community together!

September, 12
October, 10
November, 14
January, 16
February, 13
March, 12
April, 16
May, 14
*All meetings held at Hatch @7:00pm

OPEN HATCH PTO POSITIONS for 2019-2020 School Year

The PTO needs volunteers for the 2019-20 school year. Please consider volunteering to Chair one of the open positions. Our students count on parent volunteers to keep all of the wonderful PTO sponsored events up and running. All money raised by the PTO goes right back to our students in the form of discounted field trips, special assemblies, additional programming, various remodeling projects, and many other funding requests. Contact Katie Maschoff if your are interested or have questions. For more details on the available positions please click here.

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

Room Parent Volunteers Needed

Do you like parties and can delegate? Please become a room parent. Each Hatch classroom needs volunteers to sign up to be room parents.

You can sign up by following this link.

The job requires a very small time commitment—especially if we have several volunteers per class There will be two short Room Parent Training Sessions (optional for repeat Room Parents)

Friday, Sept 20 9-945am Hatch Cafeteria (note this is morning) or via call in # for Remote OR Tuesday, Oct 8 8-845pm Hatch Cafeteria (note this is evening) or call in # for Remote.

During sign-up, please say which info-session you can attend or N/A if you are a repeat Room Parent. Questions? Email Marie, Room Parent Lead (mensahmari@gmail.com OR cell: 513-484-1165)

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!

Dental Clinic, October 3 and 4

The dental clinic is back again this year! Take advantage of this free service offered by The Children's Clinic of Oak Park. Free exams and sealants will be provided. For students in Kindergarten, 2nd, and 5th grades, this covers your dental form requirement. Any questions, contact Nurse Rossi 708-524-3093 or arossi@op97.org.

Permission slips will be sent home on September 9.


Subscribe to our Hatch Happenings weekly newsletter to know about events, sign ups and what's happening at school.

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.


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