Welcome to the Hatch Elementary PTO Website

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




Latest PTO News

HAH session 2 classes are still going until Jan 24!

****HATCH AFTER HOURS UPDATE!****

Session 3 registrations will start on Monday, January 13th and deadline will be January 24th!

More information to come in your child’s school folder or check out the Hatch After Hours tab.

PTO Meeting this Tuesday!

This month's PTO meeting will be held this Tuesday, January 21st from 8-8:35am in the Lunchroom. For an agenda as well as minutes for previous meetings, please take a look at the PTO Meetings page.

Fundraising Dine Out at Panera - January 28th

There will be a fundraising event for Hatch families at Panera in River Forest on Tuesday, January 28th from 4-8pm. Please bring this flyer with you (or save it to your phone) so that Hatch gets credit for your meal.

Address: 7349 Lake Street, River Forest, IL 60305

Winter/Spring PTO Welcome Back Handout

Click here for the Winter/Spring PTO Welcome Back Handout which includes a listing of events for the winter and spring of this school year.

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!


Subscribe to our Hatch Happenings weekly newsletter to know about events, sign ups and what's happening at school.


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