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Homestead Elementary School

2830 Hillsboro Blvd., Aurora IL 60503

Main Line: 630.636.3100

Attendance Line: 630-636-3101

 

October 6, 2017

PTA Virtual Backpack

October 6th, 2017

Homestead Elementary School

 

Homestead Happenings!

Hello Huskies!!!

What an incredible week of Boosterthon activities! We started off the week with a fantastic, heart-pumping pep rally. The students are so excited to run their hearts out and raise money for the only major fundraiser of the year. The money raised is to replace the outdated technology at Homestead Elementary. Boosterthon will conclude with the Fun Run on Friday, October 13th. Mark your calendars to come out and root on the students. Thank you to the volunteers, teachers and staff for making this Fun Run possible.

Friendly Reminder-School is not in Session on October 9th, 2017. Enjoy your long weekend!

-Lara Fitzpatrick

 

PTA Membership Directory:
We are ready to launch the new Directory Spot App!  This app replaces the printed phone and address directory that has been sent home to PTA members in the past.  You will not receive a paper copy of the directory this year!


If you signed up and paid to be a PTA Member, you will be receiving an email from Directory Spot on Friday, October 6th with directions on how to download and sign in to Homestead’s Directory!  You will only get this email if you signed up and paid for your PTA membership.   Click here for a membership form if you need one.


Friday morning, you will receive 2 emails. 

  • The first will come from No Reply at Directory Spot login which will instruct you to set up a password.  This is time sensitive so please set it up immediately. 

 

Watch Dogs
Watch Dogs-Watch DOGS is in full swing! We have a few more slots to fill. Who are WatchDOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator. Here is the link to the sign-up. This is accessible to anyone that has the link. Copy the link below to your browser to sign up. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4ca8a72ea2f49-homestead

-Ed Perry 5th Grade Homestead Elementary

 

Boosterthon
Homestead Families, Boosterthon, our school’s main fundraiser, is underway and we are counting on our Homestead community to help us reach our goal of $25,000 to fund all PTA activities and start replacing some of the school’s outdated technology! Your student came home with their pledge crown on Tuesday after the Pep Rally with instructions on how to register, get pledges and earn prizes. We have nightly challenges so watch for your teacher’s emails. You can also watch and see what your kids are learning about the virtues in their Castle Quest adventure at www.funrun.com.

Friday, October 13 is the Fun Run, all Homestead families are welcome to cheer the school on! Weather permitting, the run will be outside behind the school. If the weather is unfavorable, the run will be in the gym and attendance will be limited to staff and volunteers only.

K - 2nd: 9:45 - 11

3rd - 5th: 1:45 - 3

Remember, if we make our school-wide goal of $25,000, Mr. O’Connell and Mrs. Bobosky will be working on the roof of the school for the whole day! If the 3rd - 5th graders receive $13,000 in pledges, the afternoon Fun Run will be a COLOR RUN!!!

If pledges come from 5 different countries including the US, then Mr. O’Connell and Mrs. Bobosky will be playing Pie Face with some of the kids later this year!

 

Feed My Starving Children
Homestead is packing meals at Feed My Starving Children! FMSC is located at 555 Exchange Ct. in Aurora. Families are invited to join the effort to feed hungry children on Friday night, October 27th from 6pm - 7:30pm. Please sign up using the join code 1166483 to join our Homestead group! Children must be 5 years old to pack meals. Contact Amy Pasqualini at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with any questions. Please copy the following link to your browser to directly link to the Homestead Group.

Chipotle Night: Click here for flyer
Save the date! The next restaurant night will be at Chipotle (Rt. 34) on Thursday night, October 12th from 4pm - 8pm. Chipotle will generously give back 50% of all sales to Homestead! Please join us for some delicious food at 2432 Rt. 34, Oswego.Clic

 

A.C.E. Enrichment Club: Click here for information

 

Volunteer of the Week
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

October

3rd-13th-BOOSTERTHON

9th-School not in session

12th-Chipotle Night-4:00-8:00

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

                                       

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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