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Homestead Elementary School

2830 Hillsboro Blvd., Aurora IL 60503

Main Line: 630.636.3100

Attendance Line: 630-636-3101

 

September 8, 201

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September 8th, 2017

Homestead Happenings!

Hello Homestead Families!!!! It is getting cooler outside and we want to remind everyone to send your children with extra layers and/or jackets. We will be going outside for recess unless it is raining. Illinois weather can be tricky so please be prepared for the weather changes. Also, a lost and found is in the cafeteria. Please let your children know if they have lost anything to please take a look. We have already accumulated numerous items. Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Hurricane Harvey Book Club
Are you looking for an easy way help to try to ease the suffering of the school aged children who have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey? Check out the Facebook page Hurricane Harvey Book Club http://m.facebook.com/groups/1839618379398137.  The page was created by a teacher to allow people to post videos reading books to help children cope with the stress of the hurricane and its aftermath.  She decided to combine a love for reading, kids and community and create a space where children could keep up the momentum from back to school during the severe weather. 

Head Room Reps and Room Rep Volunteers
If you are interested in volunteering to help with classroom parties this year and/or being the Head Room Rep, please click on the SignUp Genius link below or copy the browser to your web page. Registration will close on Friday, September 15, 2017.

**Please note that a maximum of 4 volunteers is allowed per classroom, per party. If there are more volunteer requests than available shifts, names will be chosen at random. Head Room Reps will be notified of selection by Tuesday September 19th. Room Reps will be contacted by their respective Head Room Rep by Monday September 25th. Thank you for your continued support. If you have questions, please contact Andrea Hoger (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Missy Dziewiatkowski (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

Halloween Party (Tuesday, October 31, 2017)

All grades: 2:30-3:30pm (1:45pm Volunteer Check-in, 2pm Parade, 2:30pm Party)

Winter Party (Thursday December 21, 2017

All grades: 11:00am-12:00pm (early dismissal day; volunteers can check in at 10:45am)

Valentine's Day Party (Wednesday February 14, 2017)

All grades: 2:30-3:30pm (2:15pm Volunteer Check-in)

Link to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445aaaa22ab9-20172018

H.E.Y. (Homestead Enrichment for Youth)- Click Here and en Espanol
Fall Registration TODAY! Registration forms came out last Friday. If you didn't see one come home, the forms are attached to the VBP as well. If your son/daughter would like to take a class or two, please fill out the form completely by TODAY, September 8th.  NO LATE FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED!!! Questions? email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Homestead PTA Facebook Page

Don't forget to follow Homestead PTA on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the latest activities, programs and events, important announcements, recaps from meetings and more! https://www.facebook.com/HomesteadElementaryPTA/).

 

Lara Fitzpatrick would like to nominate Pradeep Kaur for volunteer of the week. Thank you, Pradeep for all you do for Homestead. It is not one month into the school year and Pradeep has assisted with numerous activities and projects. I have watched her spend her time helping with vision and hearing screenings, filing for Nurse Laura, and assisting the students in many other aspects of their day. Pradeep always has a smile on her face and is never one to say no to a request. Congratulations!

If you would like to nominate a volunteer of the week, please email Lara M. Fitzpatrick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Dates to Remember

September

12th-PTA General Meeting 7:00pm

18th-Fall Pictures

20th-Culver’s Night

22nd-No School-Teacher Institute Day

25th -HEY Class Begins

26th-McTeacher Night-Details coming soon!

Websites to know:

www.homesteadpta.org

www.sd308.org

www.oswego308.org/schools/homestead/

 

Lara McQuade Fitzpatrick

Virtual Backpack

630-270-6907 ph.

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Candy English

PTA President

312-560-2710 ph.

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Chris Brinkman

PTA Vice President

630-546-2203 ph.

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Brian Augustine

PTA Treasurer

630-898-3934 ph.

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Dawn Vieira

Recording Secretary

630-561-1399 ph.

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Jill Hillmer

Corresponding Secretary

773-818-5843 ph.

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