Welcome to the Hatch Elementary PTO Website

Please be sure to complete this year’s Illinois 5Essentials Survey! This is a unique opportunity to not only provide feedback to the school and district, but to support Hatch on a larger scale. School-level reports will be generated if at least 20 percent of parents respond to the survey. It should only take approximately 10 minutes to complete. If parents have more than one child that attends the same school, they may elect to participate multiple times. For parents with children enrolled in multiple schools, we recommend that they participate in the survey for each school. Mann School has once again challenged us to a competition around parent participation, so please help us reach our goal. We are currently in 2nd place!! Thank you for your support!

To take the 2018-19 Illinois Parent Survey Visit: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/

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

Latest PTO News

Hatch After Hours

Early Bird Registration is now over. The final deadline to sign up for Session 3 is Friday, January 18th at 9pm. Session 3 classes start January 28th.

For a list of activities, and to register, please click here.

Family Literacy Night/Coffee House - Wednesday, January 23rd from 6-7pm

Not only will you have the opportunity to pick up your family's copy of our One Book One School book and hear the first few chapters, but you also will get to rotate to a variety of stations centered around literacy. (There will even be coffee for the adults.) Can't wait to see your family there!

Hatch at the Movies - How to Tame Your Dragon, Friday, January 25, 2019

Our movie for January will be How to Tame Your Dragon. The movie will be held from from roughly 3-5pm on January 25th in the Auditorium. Admission is $2 per student and concessions will be available for about $1 each. Running time for the movie is approximately 1hr38mins. Parents must fill put this permission slip to register each child they wish to attend the movie.

We also need volunteers to help with the event! We need help with checking in students as well as to work the concession stand. To volunteer please sign up here.

2019 Book Exchange Mon, Jan 28 - Fri, Feb 8

Please sign up to help with the 2019 Book Exchange! As a part of Hatch's green initiative, students bring in used books during collection days and return during exchange days to select new (to them) books to take home. Please sign up for a shift with this link. Contact Joyce Webster with questions.

Hatch Spirit Wear!

Hatch gear is available for order. Orders must be placed here by February 4th!

Volunteer Leaders Needed

Hatch Student Green Team chairs and the Babysitting chair need parents to shadow them this year to take over the leadership roles next year. Please email Beth Sauers if you would like to fill these positions or have questions.

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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

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