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Homestead Elementary School

2830 Hillsboro Blvd., Aurora IL 60503

Main Line: 630.636.3100

Attendance Line: 630-636-3101

 

September 27, 2017

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September 29th, 2017

Homestead Elementary School

Homestead Happenings!

 

Hello Husky Families! Thank you to the Homestead Community for supporting the SD308 Food Drive. We surpassed our goal and collected 9,208 items. WHOOHOO! Imagine the people in need that have been helped. H.E.Y. classes have started and the students are learning, having fun, and making new friends. Thank you to the instructors and volunteers that have provided our students a great opportunity. They are having a blast! McTeacher night was an incredible success. Fun was had by all. Our Homestead teachers and staff ROCKED it. Hopefully they did not love working at McDonalds too much. Be on the lookout for Boosterthon information. Our only all-school fundraiser begins next week. Have an amazing weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather. -Lara Fitzpatrick

 

McTeacher Night
A huge THANK YOU to the teachers, staff and families that came out to support McTeacher Night! Through the generosity of our families and our neighborhood McDonalds, the pie sales and proceeds from other food sales totaled $728.22. The funds will be used by the PTA to further support the students, teachers and PTA activities! It was great to see so many families and fun to see so many teachers and staff at this community event. We appreciate McDonald's partnership!

 

Chipotle Night
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.

 

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.

 

Spirit Wear
The initial spirit wear orders were delivered to your children at the end of last week. Due to an overwhelming positive response, South Paw has agreed to reopen online ordering for a limited time. Hurry up and place your orders at southpawprintsitall.com! Paper ordering will not be available. Orders will be delivered to classrooms. There are a limited number of adult size samples available for immediate purchase. Please contact Teri Brown-Saiger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

 

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

 

Boosterthon
Homestead Families: Boosterthon is coming!! This is our ONLY ALL SCHOOL FUNDRAISER. We kick off this year’s Boosterthon with an in-school pep rally on Tuesday, October 3rd. Your child will come home with their pledge book on Tuesday night and will earn prizes when they log on to the system and get pledges. In addition to funding the PTA sponsored activities, our goal is to raise money to replace outdated technology equipment in the school. We will have nightly challenges for the kids, too!

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 runners!

K - 2nd grade: 9:45 - 11am

3rd - 5th grade: 1:45 - 3pm

If you are looking for an opportunity to help with Boosterthon, we are in need of counters for Thursday, October 19th. Using the attached link, you can sign up to help. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094baaa82ca3f85-boosterthon Any Boosterthon questions, please contact Michelle Cashman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Volunteers of the Week
Candy English wanted to nominate Amy Pasqualini on behalf of the board for all her hard work for coordinating and running our first annual McTeacher Night! It was an amazing success! Amy always steps up to help and her commitment to the PTA and our Homestead community is never ending! The Board would also like to thank all the teachers and staff who volunteered during McTeacher night! It would not have been as successful without all of you! We are so lucky to have such a supportive community for our students! 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

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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