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Homestead Elementary School

2830 Hillsboro Blvd., Aurora IL 60503

Main Line: 630.636.3100

Attendance Line: 630-636-3101

 

September 22, 2017

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September 22nd, 2017

Homestead Elementary School

Homestead Happenings!

 

Another awesome week in the books for Homestead Elementary. To begin, THANK YOU to our generous Homestead families who have donated to the SD308 food drive. We have received thousands of much needed items. Do not forget, we are still accepting donations. Boosterthon, our major fundraising event of the year, is coming soon. The kids are super excited and anticipating the FUN RUN. Keep your eyes open for information coming home. McTeacher night is fast approaching! Lucky the Husky and our amazing teachers and staff will work at McDonalds to raise funds, deliver delicious food, and have loads of fun! H.E.Y. Classes are beginning Monday and more.

As a reminder, there are three bins of lost and found items accumulated in the cafeteria. Please have your student come down to check if their lost item has been turned in.

Have a spectacular 3-day weekend!

Lara Fitzpatrick

A.C.E. Enrichment Club- Click Here

McTeacher Night- Click Here for teacher list and Click Here for flyer
Come out to Homestead's McTeacher Night on Tuesday, September 26th from 5pm - 8pm at the new McDonalds on the corner of Eola and Hafenrichter! Teachers and staff will be at the drive thru, behind the counter, and serving food! Help support Homestead, have dinner, see friends and Homestead teachers and staff (15% of sales go back to Homestead)!  Please bring the flyer in when you purchase food or at the drive thru. Flyers will also come home with students. We hope to see you there! A list of your favorite teachers and staff members are attached with the times they will be there. Questions? Contact Amy Pasqualini This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

SD308-Food Drive
The SD308 Food Drive is on! Let’s go Homestead Huskies!! Our food drive kicks off next week on September 18th. This opportunity to give back to our community runs until September 26th. We are looking to collect at least 6,000 items, but we know that we can do a lot more if we put our mind to it! Last year, we collected just over this amount. As an elementary school, we are looking specifically for baby items (food, formula, diapers, wipes, etc.), dry food (boxed meals, pasta, dry beans, etc.), and condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayo, relish, etc.); however any item that the Kendall County Food Pantry collects to distribute can be sent into Homestead! We will report each day what we collected as well as our total so far so that everyone can stay up-to-date and involved. Thank you so much for your help in giving back to the community around us! Go Huskies!

 

H.E.Y. Classes
HEY Fall Session starts Monday, September 25.  If you registered, your child(ren) should have received a confirmation letter with the class(es) listed.  A reminder that they will be lining up after school in the gym by classes for the first few weeks. Pick up is at 4:45pm. Any questions, please contact Mia Olaszek at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Boosterthon
Homestead Parents: Boosterthon is coming! We kick off this year’s fundraiser on Tuesday, October 3rd with an in-school pep rally and your child will be coming home with their pledge book on that day. Boosterthon promotes character virtues that partner well with Homestead’s pillars of conduct and this year’s theme is Castle Quest. Your child will watch short daily videos in class which show these character virtues in action. Boosterthon will conclude with the Fun Run on Friday, October 13. The fun run will be held in the field behind the school, weather permitting. Please mark your calendars to come out and cheer on your Homestead runner! K - 2nd grade: 9:45 - 11am 3rd - 5th grade: 1:45 - 3pm If you would like to help with Boosterthon, please use the link below to review the jobs and times that are available. Thank you! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094baaa82ca3f85-boosterthon Questions? Please contact Michelle Cashman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Character Counts T-Shirts- Click Here
The Character Counts Coalition is offering parents the option to purchase Character Counts T-Shirts. There is no obligation to buy, however, it is a wonderful message to share with the world. Deadline is September 26th, 2017.

 

Volunteers of the Week
Candy English would like to nominate Mia Olaszek and Amy Coleman for their hard work in putting together another great session of HEY classes for Homestead.  We are so fortunate to be able to offer this program twice a year for the students and the work they do to prepare, coordinate and organize for these classes is so appreciated!  There is a lot of behind the scenes work to put this successful program together for over 250 students!  Thank you so much Mia and Amy!!  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

25th -HEY Class Begins

26th-McTeacher Night 5-8 pm-See Attached flyers


October

3rd-13th-BOOSTERTHON

12th-4-8pm Chipotle Night-details coming soon

13th-Boosterthon Fun Run-K-2 9:45-11 and 3-5 1:45-3:00

18th-Culver's Night

27th- Feed My Starving Children 6-7:30-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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