Welcome to the Hatch Elementary PTO Website

Welcome Message from Hatch PTO

On behalf of the Hatch PTO, Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. We understand that this school year will be very different and will present new challenges due to the nature of remote learning. The PTO hopes to ease this transition for students, families, teachers, and staff, as we endeavor to provide a strong sense of community at Hatch. Please join us to support this critical work! Everyone is part of the PTO and invited to help us enhance the school experience for our children and staff. PTO Meetings take place the third Tuesdays of the month from 7-8 p.m. Here are two sites for you to know: hatchpto.org has resources, forms and parent info. Also, follow Hatch school on Facebook @HatchSchool or use the "Contact Us" tab to message us with comments and questions.

Recap of 9/15/20 PTO meeting: The PTO welcomed families back to Hatch and Principal Mendez provided updates on remote learning. Invited guest speakers Katie Wilkie, M.S., CCC-SLP/L and Alyssa Wilkins, MT-BC presented on Executive Functioning during e-learning. The handout from their presentation is available here.


While D97 is in remote learning, all in-person events are cancelled including our traditional Taste of Hatch Patch celebration.

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


Latest PTO News

PTO Meeting - October 20

The next Hatch PTO meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 20th, from 7-8pm. All are welcome to attend to hear from Principal Mendez about the school improvement plan, equity efforts, and the hybrid back-to-school plan. Zoom link will be provided in Hatch Happenings.


All School Assembly

The Hatch PTO was delighted to support the first ever virtual all-school assembly on Thursday, October 8th, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Hatch students and staff joined together to enjoy Nathalia Musica live from California. Gracias to Senora Bruno for putting this together for our students!

Hatch After Hours Update

Due to lower than expected enrollment, the virtual Hatch After Hours session scheduled to begin on October 12th has been cancelled. We look forward to restarting HAH when we return to in-person learning.

Hatch After Hours Page

Hatch PTO Annual Report

The Hatch PTO Annual Report for 2019-2020 is available here.

Parent Volunteers Needed

The PTO is in need of parent volunteers to chair the following events/fundraisers:

Tiger Cash: Responsible for the gift card program that helps raise money for Hatch PTO
Hatch Family Directory: Collaborate with Hatch office staff to create family directory to be distributed to families
Orchard Maintenance: Maintain Hatch's fruit trees throughout the year
Turkey Trot: Collaborate with Mr Cruz for this annual student fun run

For more information please contact at katie.maschoff@gmail.com.

COVID-19 Response Fund

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.


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


We are 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.

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 PTO" 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