Welcome to the Hatch Elementary PTO Website

Thank you to everyone who put in a Hatch wear order! They are scheduled to arrive by February 21st and will be sent home with your child.

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




Latest PTO News

Hatch Movie Matinee - February 22nd

Trolls will be shown on Friday, February 22nd after school. Admission is $2 and most concessions cost $1.00. Parents must fill out an online permission slip for students to attend. Kindergartners must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling (exceptions made for Hephzibah and Apollo program participants). END TIME is approximately 5:00. Students are expected to stay until that time. Parents, can you provide helping hands for 45 minutes - 1.5 hours for this event? Please sign up.

Box Tops

The Box Tops for Education Deadline is Approaching! Please send Box Tops to school with your child by 2/28. Each Box Top you send is free money for the Hatch PTO and every Box Top helps!

Battle of the Bots

Have a child interested in robotics? Every year OPEF and Julian Middle School play host to some of the top middle school robotics teams in the area. Battle of the Bots will be held on March 2. This is an all day event with tons of fun for all ages. Tickets are $3 for adults and free for kids and can be purchased at the door. Visit https://www.opef.org/events/battle-of-the-bots/ for more info.

Carnaval Masquerade Party

Our own Mr. Jacobson's brass band, Four Star Brass Band, will be performing at the Carnaval Masquerade Party. A fusion of Mardi Gras, Latin, and South American celebrations - at the Oak Park Conservatory on February 23 at 7-10 PM! Come support the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory and party with Mr. Jacobson and his band!! Make it a ladies night out or a date night! There is special couples pricing.
https://www.pdop.org/carnavalmasquerade2/


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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



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