October 2009 PTO Newsletter by jazz84


                       October 2009 Newsletter (Issue #1, 2009-10)

Thank You!!                                   more orders, those students enjoy a ride in
                                              a Hummer limo while having lunch at
MSS Major Fundraiser:                         Culvers. Other prizes will be distributed in
                                              October as well.
The Magazine Drive
Thank you to all MSS families who              Also, if you need to renew a subscription
participated in our annual magazine drive!    throughout the school year, would like to order
Our sale was very successful – we are         a new magazine or purchase a gift, you can still
pleased to announce that we have met our      support the school by ordering online at
PTO budgeted amount of $48,000.00!            www.QSP.com and click on “Just Shopping” –
Especially in this economy, we are so         South’s PTO online account is #425022574
grateful to all families who participated.    OR … just go to the PTO’s Homepage on the
The magazine drive is the major fundraiser    MSS website for a link to QSP.
that supports the actives of the PTO,
including the “One School/One Book Author     Thank you again for your support!
Lecture,” Fine & Applied Arts Day, Eagle      The Magazine Committee
Games, 8th Grade Bash, teacher grants, and    Nancy McCullough
much more.                                    Julie McPeek
                                              Linda Sinclair
For students who sold 2 or more magazines     Peggy Walding
or donated at least $25 to the PTO, the
giant inflatable event will take place on
Friday, October 2. This has been a fun
event for the students the past few years
and is eagerly anticipated. For students
who sold 10 or more orders, they have a
chance to dunk Principal Dave Gardner and
Assistant Principal John Walsh in the dunk    The QSP representative explains the many prize levels
tank, also on Oct. 2nd. If they sold 20 or    available to student for their magazine sales during the
                                              magazine drive kick-off assembly in early September.
     Who is the MSS PTO?

               YOU ARE!
The Middle School South PTO is made up
of parents and teachers working together
                                              Halloween Activity Night
to make MSS the best it can be. Every         Get ready GUYS and GHOULS for the
parent/guardian is a member of the PTO –      2009 MSS Boo! Bash on Friday, October
no forms to fill out or dues to pay. We are   30th from 7-9 PM!
proud to support the students, teachers
and staff of MSS.                             Don't be a DEADbeat and miss out on this
                                              SPOOKtacular evening of dancing, games,
Supporting the PTO is as easy and can         contests and prizes! Kids will enjoy free ice
range from purchasing and/or selling PTO      cream and pop provided by the PTO. Woody's
supported products, volunteering at events    Chicago Style will be offering hot dogs, nachos
or serving on a committee. There is a place   and chips for sale. Spooky portraits will be
for everyone on the MSS PTO.                  taken with BFFs for only 50c each!

PTO HOMEPAGE: To keep informed of             Admission is $5 plus a canned good that will
PTO news, events, view and purchase Spirit    be taken to a local food pantry for donation.
Wear, review meeting minutes or get
contact information for the PTO Board,        This is always a popular event so have your ghoul
please visit the PTO Homepage (“PTO           beat the line at the door and buy a ticket early!
Homepage” under the School Info tab on        Tickets will be on sale during lunch on Wed
the MSS Homepage).                            (10/28) and Thurs (10/29). *There is no school
                                              on Friday, Oct. 30.
PTO meetings are open to all parents and
guardians of MSS students. We meet at
the school on the second Thursday of each          2009-10 Parent University
month (no meeting in December).
                                                    MIDDLE SCHOOL NORTH
                              MSS Hoodies
                              for sale on
                                                      NOVEMBER 4, 7-9 PM
                                              Parent University – Part 1 is a FREE
                                              event open to all interested parents. This
                                              Nov. Parent University will be hosting a
                                              session called “Active Parenting of
Teens”. This session will be lead by the         did our staff and teachers. The PTO
distinguished Bob Leece, who holds a             Hospitality Committee hosted our annual
Masters Degree in Guidance Counseling            “Welcome Back Luncheon” held on
and has over 37 years in the Education           August 25th, 2009.
field. His presentation will touch you and
leave you empowered to take an active
role in your child’s life…it’s never too early
to start!

Please e-mail Lori Schwartz at
parentuniversity@yahoo.com if you are
interested in attending this event. There
is no charge to attend but registration
helps give us a head count so we can
accommodate everyone who plans to
attend this worthwhile event. We look
forward to seeing you there!                     This event was held in the cafeteria to host the
                                                 75 hardworking and dedicated staff of Middle
Note: There will be no child care offered        School South. They were served a variety of
during this session.                             salads, sandwiches and delicious desserts.
Mark Your Calendars…                             Many of these dishes were donated by our MSS
                                                 Parent Volunteers, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!
Our 16th Annual Celebration of Parent
                                                 We appreciate your time and efforts and of
               University – Part 2 is
                                                 course, they loved every bite.
               scheduled for Saturday,
               February 27, 2010 from            Our next event will be held on Friday, October
               8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. –          23 when the fabulous “Latte Ladies” return.
               held at Lake Zurich Middle        The Hospitality Committee will deliver pre-
School North – Hawthorn Woods. Look              ordered drinks and treats directly to your
for details regarding breakout sessions          student’s teachers. What a great opportunity
and keynote speakers in an upcoming PTO          this is for us to see our students and teachers
newsletter.                                      working together.

                                                 Until next time, enjoy the beautiful weather.

PTO Hospitality Committee                        The Hospitality Committee:
                                                 Julie Schaefges
Hosts “Welcome Lunch”                            Sheila Pittman
As our children filled the hallways with         Colleen Koebel
excitement on the first day of school, so        Pam Luby

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