- Elmhurst Music Boosters
- REACH Parent Group
- York Athletic Boosters
- Illinois PTA
- National PTA
- PTA Council
Closed - thank you! EMB Elmhurst Music Boosters
ELMHURST MUSIC BOOSTERS - FUNDRAISERS
Join Elmhurst Music Boosters (EMB) and support music and musicians in grades 5-8. Go to this link and join online today.
ELMHURST MUSIC BOOSTERS
The Elmhurst Music Boosters (EMB) is a parent volunteer organization that raises funds to support and encourage grade and middle school students participating in band, orchestra, and choir programs. In 2016-17, EMB awarded over $9,000 in scholarships and financial aid! They help families who otherwise cannot afford to rent instruments for their children and we provide scholarships for summer programs, as well as social events for all the music students. Today, there are over 1,300 students in band, orchestra and choir and yet they have only 30 committed patrons (less than 3%). Please consider supporting EMB through your patronage. Find us on Facebook at Elmhurst Music Boosters or visit us at www.eimb205.com. Or, pay online at the parent webstore https://elmhurstparents.revtra k.net/Elmhurst-Music-Boosters/ #/list. Attached to this newsletter is also an EMB Patron form, if you would rather print and mail your patronage. The EMB Patron form can also be given to your child's music director.
Thank you for your consideration - Elmhurst Music Boosters values your membership!!
Click HERE to be directed to the REACH Parent Group page.
THUR. APR. 18, 7 PM FIRST REACH PARENT GROUP SOCIAL!
We’ll be upstairs at Elmhurst Brewing Company. Note, there’s no school on Fri. 4/19. See Invite!
SAT., MAY 4 10AM-12PM FRESHMAN READINESS PROGRAM
SAT., May 4 10am-12pm Freshman Readiness Program: Top Tips for a Successful Transition into High School - Calling all incoming freshmen. Come join us Saturday, May 4th from 10am - 12p at the District 205 Administrative Office (162 S. York St) for an interactive program focused on a successful transition from 8th grade to high school.
The program will focus on tips for transitioning into high school, top study skills to implement, and top tips for better organization, planning and time management skills. York High School students in the National Honor Society will be on hand to help answer all your burning questions, including how to manage a heavy honors course load.
This program is sponsored by the REACH Parent Group and is open to all 8th grade students. Space is limited (due to space.) To reserve your spot, please RSVP by Wednesday, May 1st to Pam Hamil at email@example.com, including your 8th grader's name and school. We will respond with a confirmation email and send email reminders leading up to the event.
EMAIL DISTRIBUTION LIST
Sign up for the reach group mailing list if you are interested in getting updates from the REACH Parent Group. You can opt out at any time.
REACH PARENT GROUP - WHAT IS THE
REACH Parent Group (formerly REACH PTA) is a parent group dedicated to supporting gifted and talented programs in District 205 and encouraging higher level educational opportunities for ALL District 205 students. Our area of focus includes:
- Providing parent and student resources for gifted and advanced learners
- Organizing advocacy at local and national levels
- Sponsoring and/or promoting academic-based extra-curricular activities that are accessible to all students
- Collaborating with REACH teachers to provide additional resources and student opportunities.
CLOSED - THANK YOU! THURS., 1/17, 7PM - SERG HOSTS PARENT PANEL FOR NAVIGATING TRANSITIONS
Are you thinking about your child's transition from elementary school to middle school and to high school? Would you like to hear what parents wish they knew before their child made the transition?
Come hear recommendations and tips from parents! This parent panel will provide an honest discussion on what worked well, what didn't work and what they should have asked for. It's never to early to prepare!
Mark your calendar to join us on January 17 at 7pm at the District office.
7:00-7:55 pm Parent Panel on transitioning into Middle School
8:00-8:55 pm Parent Panel on transitioning into High School
Has your child already made the transition? Are you willing to share your insight and recommendations with other parents? Email to join the panel!
PARENT INPUT NEEDED
If you have a student receiving special education services, you received an email from the District encouraging you to participate in an online focus group. The District administration and Board of Education have approved a review of the Special Education program - the first ever!
The survey asks for your anonymous opinion on what is going well and what needs improvement in the district’s work. You will have the opportunity to see what other participants have written and rank them.
This is a key opportunity to provide both broad and specific feedback on the educational experience for your student. Please participate by going to this link. The Exchange is scheduled to close on November 30. Make your voice heard!
SERG REP NEEDED!
SERG REP NEEDED!
The Special Education Resource Group has an opening for our school rep. This role is ideal for a parent who has a student receiving special education services. You will get information about district-wide resources from the SERG chairs and share it at PTA meetings. You can also ask for information on behalf of the parents at our school. Not much to do, but such an important role! If interested, please contact Laura Gibson.
D205 SERG - LEARN MORE HERE
York Athletic Boosters
ANNUAL GREEN SCENE FUNDRAISER, SAT. 2/23 FITZ'S 7PM-12PM
it’s time for the Green Scene!
The York Athletic Boosters will hold its Annual Green Scene Fundraiser on Saturday, February 23rd at Fitz's Spare Keys in downtown Elmhurst from 7:00pm to Midnight. Join us for bowling with the York coaches, open pool, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, light buffet and cash bar. We have auction baskets with parking passes, graduation packages, sports tickets and more! Come out and support York and the entire Athletic Program. Get your tickets now -$50 in advance, $60 at the door. https://yorkab.ejoinme.org/greenscene2019
CLOSED DEC 13TH (THURSDAY) YORK APPAREL OPEN HOUSE, YORK HS 11-2:30PM AND 7-8:30PM
York Apparel OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, Dec 13th 11-2:30pm and 7-8:30pm, York HS Looking for York Duke Apparel for holiday gifts? Here is your chance for easy shopping! The York Athletic Boosters are bringing the entire inventory of York Apparel and school swag to the lobby of Door 1 (Academic Wing) of York High School for easy shopping for you. Browse through everything the bookstore has available – traditional hoodies, joggers, T-shirts, quarter zips, cozy flannel pants, and joggers, hats, baseball caps, gloves, socks, blankets, string backpacks and even Holiday ornaments. Great gifts for any age –current students or future Dukes. Thursday, December 13th from 11:00-2:30pm and 7-8:30pm. Please park in the bus lanes and follow our signs to Door #1, York Academic Building. Cash, Check and Credit accepted. Questions, contact Christine at CLjuneman@gmail.com.
CLOSED - APPAREL SALE - ENDS 11/16
York Athletic Boosters is having an online Holiday Sale that is open from now through Nov 16th for some York items that we will not stock at the Bookstore. The pick-up for these items (if you do not choose the delivery option) will be on Dec 13th at York where we will have an Apparel Open House with all of the bookstore inventory from 11-2:30 and 7-8:30. Shop here.
Every child’s potential is a reality.
To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
Who We Are
The Illinois PTA was founded on May 30, 1900, and has since worked diligently to support public schools and to ensure that all children and youth have equal opportunities and access to a quality education.
We are a state-wide volunteer organization dedicated solely to the welfare of children and youth in the home, school, and community.
The Illinois PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is guided by an approved set of bylaws.
FRI., 4/5, 8AM-8PM - FRUITFUL YIELD SHOP/EARN EVENT
Fruitful Yield in Elmhurst has generously reached out to host a shop/earn event in support of the PTA Council Scholarship fund. It will be held on April 5th from 8am-8pm. Please see the flyer for additional details.