PTA Book Fairs are Coming March 20-23!
NEW: Community can Shop on Election Day at Churchill School!
Homewood PTA is happy to announce our PAWS for Books Book Fair for District 153. We will have a variety of books for all ages along with a variety of other items.
Book fairs for students will take place at all schools during the school day, March 21-23. In addition, all are welcome to re-stock your home libraries during these times:
March 20: Community Book Fair at Churchill School, 9AM-7PM
March 21: James Hart School Cafeteria, 6-8PM
March 22: Willow School, 6-8PM
New this year is the Community Book Fair on Election Day March 20, 2018! All School District 153 school’s will be closed, but the bookfair will be open to the community at Churchill School. Vote, shop, your day is set.
We accept credit cards and cash!
Please consider coming out and supporting Homewood School District 153.
The Homewood PTA is proud to present our Cooks Night Out fundraiser! Let the cook of the house have the night off and enjoy a delicious dinner at either Aurelio’s or Potbelly here in Homewood. A percentage of all sales from both restaurants goes back to the Homewood PTA.
Dear PTA members, District 153 families, teachers, administrators, and community members,
The Homewood PTA turns 105 this year, and throughout our history we’ve had the great pleasure of helping supply our schools with materials, funds, volunteers, educational programs, and whatever else they may need. While we prefer to keep our focus on the children and schools, money must also play a part in our organization. Due to the growing costs of school programs and materials, as well as the rising dues at both state and national PTA, the price of membership will be going up for the first time in more than 10 years to $15 for the 2018-2019 school year.
This is not a decision we make lightly, but one we found necessary for the health of our organization. As always, every dollar that the PTA takes in goes toward the schools and toward furthering our mission. All members of our executive and general board are volunteers.
As always, we appreciate all of the support and participation that we receive from our families, teachers, administrators and community members. Thank you.
Reflections is a National PTA arts program that asks students to create works of art in any of the following categories:
The theme this year is “What Is Your Story?”
For the program, students can create as many projects as they like, in as many categories as they like. All entries must be submitted to the Homewood PTA through the student’s local school office by December 1. Projects will then advance through a judging system through council, district, region, state and national levels of the program. Notification of student progress through the levels will occur as updates are received from the Illinois PTA. Official program rules, a student entry form, and a themed poster are attached to this email for your review and use.
A final celebration will occur at SPOTLIGHT ’17 at Millikin University on Saturday, May 13 in Decatur, Illinois. The day will consist of a free celebration of arts for all children in Illinois, and will include arts workshops, Reflections galleries, and student recognition.
My very best,
Camille Byrd O’Quin
Homewood PTA Reflections Chair
PTA is in need of volunteers for our Fall Book Fairs next week, November 1st through the 4th!
If you are a paid member of PTA and can help in any way next week, it would be greatly appreciated.
What would you be helping with? We need volunteers to help set up, assist children with sales, work teacher previews, help at our 2 night sales and we need people to help break down the book fair on the last day.
Please click on the links below to see open slots for volunteers and to sign up!
Churchill: (Please note that Churchill runs for a 1/2 day longer than the other schools)
PTA appreciates your help and dedication to helping the children in our district!!