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                                        PTO PIPELINE                                                                                                IN	
  THIS	
  ISSUE:	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 	
  
                                                                                                                                                          The	
  Dial	
  
                                                                                                                                                       Spirit	
  Wear	
  
                                                                                                                                                 Entertainment	
  Book	
  
                                                                                                                                                   Gift	
  &	
  Gift	
  Wrap	
  
                                                                                                                                                 Sign	
  Language	
  Class	
  
                                                Join	
  the	
  PTO	
  to	
  get	
  a	
  copy	
  of	
  the	
  	
                                       Market	
  Day	
  
                                                                                                                                                   Winter	
  Boutique	
  
                                                          Student	
  Directory!	
                                                                  Upcoming	
  Dates	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Dominicks	
  
                                                                                                                                                          Box	
  Tops	
  
The	
  new	
  school	
  year	
  is	
  upon	
  us	
  and	
  if	
  you	
  haven’t	
  already	
  done	
  so,	
  now	
  is	
  the	
  	
  
                                                                                                                                                  President’s	
  Corner	
  
time	
  to	
  join	
  the	
  PTO.	
  	
  As	
  a	
  "thank	
  you"	
  for	
  becoming	
  a	
  member,	
  in	
  early	
  	
  
November,	
  you	
  will	
  receive	
  a	
  copy	
  of	
  the	
  student	
  directory	
  (the	
  “Dial”).	
  
	
  
The	
  membership	
  dues	
  are	
  still	
  just	
  $10	
  and	
  there	
  are	
  no	
  other	
  obligations,	
  though	
  event	
  volunteers	
  
are	
  always	
  welcome.	
  	
  It's	
  very	
  easy	
  to	
  join	
  -­‐	
  just	
  fill	
  out	
  a	
  PTO	
  membership	
  form,	
  enclose	
  the	
  $10	
  dues	
  
(checks	
  payable	
  to	
  Hawthorn	
  PTO)	
  and	
  return	
  them	
  both	
  to	
  any	
  school	
  in	
  an	
  envelope	
  marked	
  
Hawthorn	
  PTO.	
  	
  Membership	
  forms	
  are	
  available	
  at	
  the	
  schools	
  or	
  can	
  be	
  downloaded	
  from	
  the	
  PTO	
  
website.	
  
	
  
Can’t	
  remember	
  if	
  you	
  joined	
  the	
  PTO?	
  	
  Check	
  out	
  the	
  PTO	
  website	
  at	
  pto.hawthorn73.org.	
  Go	
  to	
  the	
  
Membership	
  Verification	
  Page	
  and	
  enter	
  your	
  phone	
  number.	
  The	
  system	
  will	
  let	
  you	
  know	
  if	
  you	
  are	
  
a	
  member.	
  	
  
	
  
For	
  any	
  questions,	
  send	
  an	
  email	
  to	
  susan1444@comcast.net	
  or	
  contact	
  Susan	
  Jones	
  at	
  (847)	
  816-­‐
8781.	
  
                                                                                                                                                                              	
  
                                              Hawthorn PTO Spirit Wear Sale
It’s	
  Back	
  to	
  School	
  time	
  and	
  that	
  also	
  means	
  it’s	
  time	
  for	
  our	
  annual	
  Hawthorn	
  PTO	
  Spirit	
  Wear	
  Sale!	
  	
  
We	
   have	
   a	
   brand	
   new	
   vendor	
   this	
   year	
   with	
   new,	
   exciting	
   Spirit	
   Wear	
   styles	
   to	
   choose	
   from	
   to	
   show	
  
off	
   your	
   school	
   pride!	
  	
   Samples	
   will	
   be	
   available	
   during	
   Back	
   to	
   School	
   Nights	
   and	
   at	
   the	
   school	
  
offices	
  for	
  sizing	
  and	
  color	
  purposes.	
  	
  Flyers	
  were	
  sent	
  home	
  in	
  your	
  child’s	
  backpack	
  this	
  week.	
  	
  The	
  
sale	
  will	
  end	
  September	
  23rd.	
  
	
  
Please	
   visit	
   pto.hawthorn73.org	
   and	
   click	
   on	
   Spirit	
   Wear.	
  	
   There	
   you	
   will	
   find	
   a	
   link	
   to	
   a	
   color	
  
download	
   of	
   the	
   order	
   form.	
  	
   This	
   is	
   a	
   great	
   way	
   to	
   check	
   out	
   the	
   new	
   Spirit	
   Wear	
   colors	
   before	
  
placing	
  your	
  order.	
  
	
  
If	
  you	
  have	
  any	
  questions,	
  please	
  contact	
  Olivia	
  Koepke	
  at	
  olivia.koepke@gmail.com	
  or	
  847-­‐918-­‐0498	
  
or	
  Mandy	
  Kocher	
  at	
  amandakocher@hotmail.com	
  or	
  847-­‐816-­‐6101	
  
	
  


   The	
  PTO	
  would	
  like	
  to	
  extend	
  an	
  enormous	
  THANK	
  YOU	
  to	
  the	
  Tran	
  Foundation	
  and	
  
American	
  Chartered	
  Bank	
  for	
  donating	
  additional	
  school	
  supplies	
  for	
  our	
  Hawthorn	
  students.	
  
                                        Your	
  generosity	
  is	
  greatly	
  appreciated!	
  

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                                                                                Gift	
  and	
  Gift	
  Wrap	
  Fundraiser	
  
	
  
The	
  Gift	
  and	
  Gift	
  Wrap	
  Sale	
  is	
  one	
  of	
  our	
  biggest	
  fundraisers	
  conducted	
  by	
  the	
  PTO	
  each	
  year.	
  	
   Last	
  
year,	
   we	
   raised	
   close	
   $12,000	
   for	
   the	
   District	
   73	
   students!	
   	
   This	
   year,	
   we	
   are	
   using	
   a	
   new	
   vendor,	
  
Market	
   Day.	
   	
   We	
   encourage	
   you	
   to	
   stop	
   by	
   the	
   Gift	
   Wrap	
   table	
   at	
   the	
   Back	
   to	
   School	
   Nights	
   and	
  
check	
  out	
  the	
  exciting	
  products	
  Market	
  Day	
  has	
  to	
  offer.	
  	
  

The	
  2011	
  Catalog	
  sale	
  dates	
  are	
  as	
  follows:	
  

                  Sale	
  Begins:	
   	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
              Wednesday,	
  October	
  5th	
  	
  
                  Sale	
  Ends:	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
     Friday,	
  October	
  21st	
  	
  
                  Order	
  Pick	
  Up:	
  	
  	
                          Friday	
  and	
  Saturday,	
  November	
  18th	
  and	
  19th	
  at	
  Middle	
  North	
  
                  	
  

In	
   addition,	
   Market	
   Day	
   has	
   a	
   website	
   to	
   view	
   and	
   order	
   products	
   online.	
   	
   Any	
   of	
   these	
   products	
   can	
  
be	
  shipped	
  directly	
  to	
  your	
  home	
  or	
  to	
  friends	
  and	
  family.	
  	
  They	
  also	
  have	
  additional	
  items	
  online	
  that	
  
are	
  not	
  offered	
  in	
  the	
  catalog.	
  	
  Products	
  on	
  their	
  website	
  will	
  be	
  available	
  to	
  order	
  throughout	
  the	
  
school	
  year.	
  	
  Instructions	
  to	
  access	
  their	
  website	
  will	
  be	
  provided	
  when	
  the	
  sale	
  begins.	
  

For	
   questions	
   or	
   volunteer	
   information,	
   please	
   contact	
   Tressa	
   Hamann	
   at	
   tnthamann@tds.net,	
  
Michelle	
  Christensen	
  at	
  michelle@hipmamasjewelry.com,	
  or	
  Jill	
  Pieper	
  at	
  jpiep22@comcast.net.	
  	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  	
  




                                                                                  Sign	
  Language	
  Class	
  Fall	
  2011	
  
                                                                                                  	
  
John	
  Powers	
  Center	
  offers	
  sign	
  language	
  classes	
  for	
  parents	
  and	
  family	
  members	
  of	
  Deaf	
  and	
  Hard	
  
of	
  Hearing	
  children,	
  and	
  all	
  individuals	
  interested	
  in	
  learning	
  sign	
  language.	
  Each	
  session	
  is	
  8	
  weeks	
  
long.	
  12	
  CPDU’s	
  available	
  for	
  teachers	
  for	
  re-­‐certification	
  plans.	
  
	
  
	
  
                                                                                                      Dates:	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  Wednesday	
  evenings,	
  September	
  21st	
  	
  –	
  November	
  9th	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  
                                                                                                      Time:	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  6:30	
  p.m.	
  –	
  8:00	
  p.m.	
  
                                                                                                      Place:	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  John	
  Powers	
  Center,	
  201	
  Hawthorn	
  Parkway	
  
	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
   	
   	
                         	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  Vernon	
  Hills,	
  IL	
  60061	
  
                                                                                                      Class	
  Levels:	
  	
  	
  Sign	
  Class	
  I	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                     Sign	
  Class	
  II	
  
                                                                                                      Fee:	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  $50.00	
  per	
  person	
  	
  
                                                                                                      	
  
Please	
  contact	
  Alyssa	
  Sonza-­‐Novera	
  and	
  Jennifer	
  Buck,	
  Sign	
  Language	
  Class	
  Coordinators,	
  at	
  847-­‐
680-­‐8320	
  if	
  you	
  are	
  interested	
  in	
  joining	
  sign	
  class.	
  	
  We	
  look	
  forward	
  to	
  seeing	
  you	
  in	
  class.	
  	
  	
  
                                                                                                      	
  
	
  
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                                                            UPCOMING DATES!
September	
  5	
  
      •             NO	
  SCHOOL	
  –	
  LABOR	
  DAY	
                                                                                     KEY	
  
September	
  6	
                                                                                                               AS	
  –	
  Aspen	
  
      •             AS/DL/EN	
  Back	
  To	
  School	
  Night-­‐	
  Grades	
  K-­‐5	
  –	
  Parents	
  Only	
        DL-­‐School	
  of	
  Dual	
  
September	
  7	
                                                                                                                Language	
  
      •             HELPs	
  Parent	
  Meeting	
  	
  -­‐	
  AS	
  –	
  6:30	
  p.m.	
                             EN	
  –	
  Elementary	
  North	
  
September	
  8	
                                                                                                   ES	
  –	
  Elementary	
  South	
  
      •             HELPS	
  Orientation	
  Day	
                                                                    MN	
  –	
  Middle	
  North	
  
September	
  9	
                                                                                                     MS	
  –	
  Middle	
  South	
  
      •             Entertainment	
  Book	
  Sale	
  Begins	
                                                                 TL	
  -­‐	
  Townline
September	
  12	
  
      •             HELPs	
  First	
  Day	
  of	
  School	
  
      •             4th	
  Grade	
  Band/Orchestra	
  Parent	
  Recruitment	
  Meeting	
  -­‐	
  MS	
  	
  -­‐	
  7:00	
  p.m.	
  
September	
  13	
  
      •             Bilingual/ELL	
  Parent	
  Meeting	
  –	
  Townline	
  –	
  7:00	
  p.m.	
  
      •             4th	
  Grade	
  Band/Orchestra	
  Recruitment	
  Appointments	
  –	
  MS	
  –	
  3:30–8:00	
  p.m.	
  
September	
  14	
  
      •             4th	
  Grade	
  Band/Orchestra	
  Recruitment	
  Appointments	
  –	
  MS–	
  3:30–8:00	
  p.m.	
  
September	
  15	
  
      •             4th	
  Grade	
  Band/Orchestra	
  Recruitment	
  Appointments	
  –	
  MS–	
  3:30–8:00	
  p.m.	
  
      •             MN/MS	
  Back	
  to	
  School	
  Night	
  –	
  Parents	
  Only	
  –	
  7:00	
  p.m.	
  
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                                       Earn 10% Cash Back for Our Schools!

Dominick's	
   annual	
   10%	
   cash	
   back	
   to	
   schools	
   program	
   continues	
   until	
   September	
   13th.	
  	
   Just	
   by	
   buying	
  
specially	
  marked	
  items	
  (look	
  for	
  the	
  shelf	
  tag	
  with	
  the	
  yellow	
  school	
  bus,	
  as	
  shown	
  above)	
  you	
  can	
  
help	
  us	
  earn	
  cash	
  for	
  our	
  schools.	
  	
   If	
  you	
  have	
  already	
  registered	
  your	
  Dominick's	
  card	
  with	
  us,	
  then	
  
we	
   will	
   automatically	
   be	
   credited	
   for	
   your	
   purchases	
   (no	
   need	
   to	
   send	
   in	
   receipts	
   or	
   coupons	
   this	
  
year).	
  	
   If	
   you	
   have	
   not	
   yet	
   registered	
   but	
   would	
   like	
   us	
   to	
   receive	
   credit	
   for	
   your	
   back	
   to	
   school	
  
items	
  as	
   well	
   as	
   up	
   to	
   4%	
   of	
   your	
   purchases	
   year-­‐round,	
   then	
   please	
   take	
   a	
   moment	
   to	
   register	
   your	
  
card	
  with	
  us	
  now.	
  This	
  can	
  be	
  accomplished	
  3	
  easy	
  ways:	
  	
  1)	
  	
  Go	
  to	
  the	
  PTO	
  website	
  and	
  click	
  on	
  the	
  
Dominick's	
  Cash	
  Back	
  tab	
  and	
  fill	
  out	
  the	
  online	
  form	
  OR	
  2)	
  	
  Download	
  the	
  PDF	
  form	
  on	
  the	
  website	
  
and	
   send	
   it	
   to	
   school	
   with	
   your	
   child	
   OR	
   3)	
   	
  Call	
   Heidi	
   Gold	
   at	
   847-­‐281-­‐9355	
   or	
   e-­‐mail	
   her	
   at	
  
Hgold1111@sbcglobal.net	
   with	
   your	
   name,	
   address,	
   phone	
   number	
   and	
   Dominick's	
   Fresh	
   Values	
   Card	
  
number.	
   	
  All	
   of	
   your	
   information	
   is	
   kept	
   confidential.	
   	
  	
  If	
   you	
   cannot	
   locate	
   your	
   Dominick's	
   Fresh	
  
Values	
  Card,	
  you	
  can	
  contact	
  their	
  customer	
  service	
  department	
  at	
  1-­‐877-­‐723-­‐3929	
  and	
  they	
  can	
  give	
  
it	
  to	
  you	
  over	
  the	
  phone.	
  	
  If	
  you	
  do	
  not	
  wish	
  to	
  register	
  your	
  card	
  but	
  would	
  still	
  like	
  the	
  PTO	
  to	
  get	
  
credit	
  for	
  your	
  Back	
  to	
  School	
  item	
  purchases,	
  you	
  can	
  send	
  in	
  a	
  register	
  receipt	
  dated	
  September	
  
19th-­‐October	
  13th	
  which	
  will	
  have	
  a	
  redemption	
  code	
  at	
  the	
  bottom.	
  	
  Please	
  send	
  it	
  to	
  school	
  with	
  
your	
  child	
  in	
  an	
  envelope	
  marked	
  "PTO-­‐Dominick's".	
  

                                                        New	
  "Commitment	
  Renewal"	
  Requirement	
  for	
  	
  
                                                          Dominick's	
  4%	
  Back	
  to	
  Schools	
  Program	
  
We	
   have	
   been	
   notified	
   by	
   eScrip,	
   the	
   company	
   that	
   administers	
   the	
   Dominick's	
   cash	
   back	
   to	
   schools	
  
program	
  that	
  we	
  are	
  required	
  to	
  ask	
  all	
  of	
  our	
  supporters	
  on	
  an	
  annual	
  basis	
  if	
  they	
  wish	
  to	
  continue	
  
to	
   have	
   their	
   Fresh	
   Values	
   cards	
   registered	
   for	
   the	
   benefit	
   of	
   Hawthorn	
   schools.	
   For	
   the	
   sake	
   of	
  
simplicity,	
   if	
   you	
   have	
   previously	
   given	
   us	
   your	
   Dominick's	
   Fresh	
   Values	
   card	
   number	
   to	
   register,	
   and	
  
you	
  DO	
  NOT	
  want	
   us	
   to	
   continue	
   to	
   earn	
   cash	
   back	
   on	
   your	
   purchases,	
   please	
   notify	
   us	
   no	
   later	
   than	
  
September	
  30th.	
  	
   You	
  may	
  do	
  so	
  by	
  e-­‐mailing	
  Heidi	
  Gold	
  at	
  Hgold1111@sbcglobal.netor	
  calling	
  her	
  at	
  
847-­‐281-­‐9355.	
  	
   Beginning	
  October	
  1st,	
  we	
  will	
  be	
  confirming	
  any	
  card	
  numbers	
  we	
  currently	
  have	
  in	
  
our	
  database	
  unless	
  we	
  have	
  received	
  a	
  request	
  for	
  removal	
  from	
  the	
  program	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                 	
  

                                                   “Box	
  Tops	
  for	
  Education”	
  Coupons	
  Really	
  Add	
  Up!

Welcome	
   back	
   to	
   school.	
  	
   This	
   is	
   a	
   great	
   time	
   to	
   be	
   watching	
   for	
   and	
   collecting	
   "Box	
   Tops	
   for	
  
Education"	
   coupons.	
  	
   Sam's	
   Club	
   is	
   running	
   some	
   bonus	
   Box	
   Tops	
   on	
   General	
   Mills	
   cereals,	
   Ziploc,	
  
Kleenex,	
  Huggies,	
  Totino's,	
  Nature	
  Valley	
  and	
  many	
  more	
  products.	
  Please	
  take	
  the	
  time	
  to	
  clip	
  these	
  
coupons	
  off	
  the	
  boxes	
  and	
  send	
  them	
  to	
  school	
  with	
  your	
  child.	
  	
  It	
  would	
  be	
  incredibly	
  helpful	
  to	
  us	
  if	
  
you	
   could	
  trim	
   them	
   down	
   to	
   size	
   before	
   you	
   send	
   them	
   to	
   school,	
   as	
   we	
   are	
   required	
   to	
   send	
   them	
  
in	
   for	
   redemption	
   this	
   way.	
  	
   However,	
   if	
   you	
   simply	
   don't	
   have	
   the	
   time,	
  please	
   send	
   them	
   in	
  
anyway	
  and	
  we'll	
  take	
  care	
  of	
  the	
  trimming.	
  	
   This	
  has	
  been	
  such	
  a	
  great	
  fundraiser	
  for	
  our	
  schools-­‐-­‐	
  
last	
  year	
  we	
  earned	
  over	
  $4,300!	
  	
  Let's	
  keep	
  up	
  the	
  good	
  work!	
  
                                                                                                                                                      pto.hawthorn73.org
                                                                               September 2, 2011

President’s Corner
The all too familiar refrain of, “summer was great, but I can’t believe it’s over already” keeps
tripping off my tongue. Yes folks, it’s that time again: the smell of crisp new school supplies, the
excited greetings of friends reuniting and the ringing of the bell – we’re back in school!

I’m thrilled to be starting my 3rd year as your PTO President and I’m confident we’ll have a great
year at Hawthorn schools. There’s one thing I’m completely sure of and that is that our
Hawthorn principals are starting this year with an additional $74,000 in their collective budgets
from the PTO.

That means every gift wrap roll ordered, every Entertainment Book bought, every House Walk
toured, every Box Top clipped, every school supply kit reserved, every PTO membership
renewed….EVERY time you support the PTO – in whichever way works for your family – YOU are
contributing to that incredible number of $74,000. And as you can see: when we work together,
we can do amazing things for our kids!

And this year, our plan is to do more of the same. We have great fundraisers and programs
planned and you’ll be hearing more as we move through the year. Please know that we take
great care to make sure that the offerings we put out there are a good fit for our community
and that while we don’t expect that you’ll participate in everything, we hope that you’ll find at
least one way to get involved and contribute.

And I have a really easy way to get started. Let me ask you some questions: do you shop at
Target? How about Dominick’s? Do you like to save money? Do you buy General Mills cereal or
Ziploc bags? If you can answer yes to at least one of those questions, then you can help our
schools without spending an additional dime. Take a look below and see how:

   TARGET: When you designate a Hawthorn school through Target’s “Take Charge of Education”
  program, they will donate 1% of all purchases you make at Target to our schools. It’s simple: if you
  don’t already have one, apply for a Target Visa or REDcard. Once you have your card (or if you
  already have one) designate the Hawthorn school of your choice by going to:
  https://sites.target.com/site/en/corporate/page.jsp?contentId=PRD03-001693


   DOMINICK’S: If you register your Dominick’s Fresh Value card with the Hawthorn PTO,
  Dominick’s will give 4% back to our schools. See the Dominick’s article in this Pipeline for more
  information.


   MULAMU: To sign up, go to www.mulamu.com.             Enter your e-mail address, choose Hawthorn
  PTO from the list of charities to support and the next day you will start receiving daily e-mails with
  discounted deals.


   BOX TOPS: Simply clip those Box Tops coupons – each one is worth a dime and they add up!
  Collect your Box Tops, put them in an envelope marked PTO and send it to school with your child.

However you choose to get involved and contribute, please know that together we can make
a BIG difference for our kids! Thanks! Taunya       Reback
                                                                                      pto.hawthorn73.org

				
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