Welcome to the Hatch Elementary PTO Website

Note from Hatch PTO

Thank for supporting Hatch families who are impacted by COVID-19. Ms Bates, our school social worker, is handling requests from families who need assistance. As of March 17, every family who reached out has received some assistance through the PTO Social Worker Fund. The PTO has created a link to allow Hatch families to donate additional dollars.

The situation is changing daily. If the donated funds are not all needed to support families impacted by COVID-19, funds will go back in the Hatch PTO social work fund or will be reallocated for other projects to support Hatch by the PTO.

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


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Help Available from Hatch PTO

Hello Hatch Families, during this unprecedented time we know that this may create unexpected financial stressors. If you are experiencing financial struggles please fill out this form. We will keep your information as confidential as possible and contact if and when resources become available. Please click here to submit a request.

COVID-19 Information

Meals for District 97 Students - March 30th
District 97 has been working with our food service provider, Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200, to ensure that all District 97 students have access to meals during our closure, including Spring Break. Please see the information below for those who are interested in receiving shelf-stable meals.

  • When: Friday, March 30, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Pick-ups will be held at Longfellow Elementary School (for Julian and feeder schools), 715 S. Highland Ave., and Brooks Middle School (for Brooks and feeder schools), 325 S. Kenilworth Ave.
  • What: Each bag will contain breakfast and lunch items for six days.

E-Learning for weeks of March 16th and March 30th.

Return to school is tentatively planned for April 6th. For up to date information from OP97 please visit here.

Please see below for details about Remote Learning Days. Information, assignments and resources can be found at www.op97.org/remotelearning.

Remote Learning (E-Learning) Assignments

Each day, your child’s teacher will upload assignments for a variety of subjects—both digital and non-digital—totaling approximately 5 hours of work. Materials and instructions will be shared by 8 a.m. for elementary schools and 9 a.m. for middle schools. All assignments will be posted on each school’s Remote Learning page (www.op97.org/remotelearning).

Attendance

Classroom teachers will send student attendance forms each morning. These forms must be completed each day. Middle-school students must complete the form for each period.

Teacher Support

Your child’s teacher will be available for a minimum of two hours every day for office hours and support. Times will be communicated by each teacher.

Specialized Instructional Needs

The District 97 Student Services Department will ensure that specific needs of students with individualized education plans (IEPS) and require specialized instructional supports. They will follow up with additional information.


Hatch After Hours Session 4 Status Update

We are cancelling the current registration for Session 4 of HAH. Families who have already registered will receive a refund within the next week through Homeroom, including scholarship payments.

Fore more information please go to the Hatch After Hours page.

OPEN HATCH PTO POSITIONS for 2020-2021 School Year (next school year)

The following chair positions will be opening up next year. If you'd like to take over these fun and low-stress roles, reach out now so we can put you in touch with the out-going chairs. This makes it really easy to transition into your role!

World Language Enrichment Class Chair

Program runs November - April.  Most work takes place August - early November.   Generally one hour or less of work per week on any given week.

Responsibilities include:  Recruiting & vetting world language teachers as needed; Updating, marketing and distributing class registration forms and answering parent questions; Organizing registrations & payments, delivering payment to PTO treasurer;  Possible recalculation of class rates & teacher payments as needed to keep program profitable and keep teacher pay current; Preparing class lists for teachers & serving as liaison between teachers and Hatch office staff & PTO volunteers; occasional troubleshooting and problem solving with teachers or PTO as needed (such as if family hasn't sent in payment, student is forgetting to attend, or there are student behavior problems during class)

Turkey Trot Chair

This event is a well-oiled machine and is primarily run by Mr. Cruz. The Chair is responsible for gathering volunteers and supplies and making sure glitches are taken care of during the event. Time-wise, the commitment is minimal. A few hours of planning time in advance, then being in attendance the afternoon of the event. 

If you're interested in either of these roles, please contact Katie.Maschoff@gmail.com.

Birthday Books for 2019-2020

The Birthday Book program started up again 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!


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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. 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!  


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