Welcome to the Hatch Elementary PTO Website

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? 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

Turkey Trot Volunteers Needed for November 20th!

Calling all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade parents and guardians!

The annual Hatch Turkey Trot is Tuesday, November 20th from 12-3pm. This event is always great fun, but we need lots of volunteers to make it successful. To sign up to volunteer click here.

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.

The Committee for Community Engagement is Looking for Volunteers

District 97 is seeking dedicated individuals from the community with backgrounds in community outreach, marketing, community organization or communications who are interested in applying to serve in a voluntary capacity on our Committee for Community Engagement (CCE).

CCE, which meets on a monthly basis during the school year, provides the board of education and administration with ongoing expertise, oversight and guidance on the board’s engagement with the community. The committee also advises the board on how to share information and gather feedback on key initiatives. People can access additional information about CCE by visiting here.

The board is currently looking to fill four openings on the committee. People who would like to be considered for membership are asked to please submit a brief statement that includes answers to the following three questions:

Why do you want to serve on the committee?
What role can you play in advising or supporting the board on activities such as developing new channels for two-way communication with the Oak Park community, and connecting with existing networks and institutions in the village on issues of relevance to the district?
What experience do you have in communications, marketing, public interest campaigns, community organizing or community outreach?

Please email your interest in serving on CCE and your answers to the questions above to Lou Anne Johannesson at ljohannesson@op97.org.

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.


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