Welcome to the Hatch Elementary PTO Website

What are you thankful for this season? If you are thankful for Hatch School, you and your family can support the Hatch Elementary PTO this Thanksgiving.

We hope to collect money to provide the best possible educational opportunities for our youth! As parents, alumni, friends, and community members, we can all invest in tomorrow by supporting our students today! This Thanksgiving, make a tax deductible gift to the Hatch Elementary PTO. Click here for a donation form.

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




Latest PTO News

Winter Book Fair - December 3 to 7

The winter book fair is coming soon! The fair is bigger than ever and there's sure to be something for all readers. Did you know that over 55% of fair sales return to Hatch School in the form of books and supplies for the classrooms and library? In addition to all the new exciting books Mrs. Howe, our wonderful Hatch School Librarian, will be holding 2 fun book readings on Wednesday, December 5th at 4:00 in the auditorium and a second reading at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. They will be joy for the whole family!

The book fair hours are:
Tuesday, December 4: 2:55-6:00
Wednesday, December 5: 2:25-8:00
Thursday, December 6: 2:55-7:30

Have you ever wanted to run your own bookstore? Here’s your chance! The book fair relies on parent volunteers to set up and take down the book fair and assist during the sale hours. School-hour and after-school shifts are available. Please click here to sign up on Volunteer Spot.

Tiger Cash Order, due December 7 form

Gift cards bought through Tiger Cash make the perfect gift for teachers, coaches, mail carriers, waste management workers and many others on your list. Our Tiger Cash chair, Karen, will collect paper forms and checks on the blacktop before and after school. You may also send the form and payment in an envelope marked Tiger Cash with your child to turn in to their teacher. There is also an online ordering system. Questions? karenamcmillin@comcast.net or 815-263-6660.

Green Team “Textile Recycling Drive” ends Friday 

Please refer to this list of acceptable items. There are collection boxes at the main entrance for textiles, and the ongoing marker and mascara wand recycling projects. 

Hatch Gingerbread House Workshop

Friday, December 7​​ 6:30 – 8 pm Hatch lunch room (Multi-purpose Room) Cost: $5 per Gingerbread House. Space is limited. Please register​ by Wednesday, December 5. Registration form.​

Hatch Fundraiser - Thai Oak Park Express Restaurant

A whole week of delicious Thai food! Join your Hatch tigers at our local hot spot, Thai Oak Park Express. The restaurant has graciously offered to donate 20% of Hatch PTO sales from 12/10 - 12/16 for dinner from 4:30-9pm. Please mention HATCH when ordering! Not valid on gift cards. Thai Oak Park Express is located at 250 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park. Telephone 708-445-1700, takeout, delivery, limited dine-in seating.


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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