The LAST meeting of the school year is Wednesday, May 23rd at 7pm in the Eisenhower Library. Free childcare is provided.  Please come meet and vote on nominees for the 2018-2019 Executive Board & Committee Chairperson(s).  For a list of all nominees see below ballot. We will also be voting on the 2018-2019 Budget. See below. Additionally, the following motions will be presented for a vote funding these 2018-2019 school year initiatives
  • We move to give Eisenhower an additional $2,000 for field trips and experiential learning;
  • We move to donate to Ross up to $5,000 for raised flower beds and seating for the outdoor area with additional fundraising for garden improvements planned during the school year and 
  • We move to give Sullivan up to $15,000 for furniture and technology for the flexible learning space.

D23 EPTO 2018-2019 Voting Ballot (05.23.18)

Executive Board Slate
Co-Presidents- Effie Rouse and Miki Baloski
Vice Presidents – Tara Anselmi, Michelle Barr, Stephanie Cohrs, Grace Martinez, Diane Miyares, and Kristina Dreyer
Co-Secretaries – Missy Mabry and Shannon Swierczek
Co-Treasurers – Jamie Vito and Katie Rugg
in favor against abstain
Committee Chairs
Communications Committee – Akvile Pavydis, Jacqueline Mariquina, Rudy Magana, and Jon Kee
in favor against abstain
Membership and Directory – Meagan Messer
in favor against abstain
Adult Mixer – Theresa Eisenger and Jeannie Leonard
in favor against abstain
Box Tops – Tasha Costello
in favor against abstain
Family Fun Night – Perla Pervan, Carri Petrelis, Amy Thompson, and Grace Marinez
in favor against abstain
Golf Outing – Brian Cohrs
in favor against abstain
Dining Night Out – Jamie Vito
in favor against abstain
Parent Night Out – Dawn & Dave Scheuerman and Gina Salefsk
in favor against abstain
School Supply Kits – Jen Triano
in favor against abstain
Spirit Wear Sales – Michelle Barr
in favor against abstain
Cultural Arts – Erin Struck, Katie Pardun, and Amy Thompson
in favor against abstain
Kindergarten Playdates – Missy Mabry, Miki Baloski and Diane Miyares
in favor against abstain
Munchkins in the Park – Jeannie Leonard
in favor against abstain
Committee Chairs Continued
Six Flags Read2Succeed– Ann Lenz, Kerry Venn and Ida Fries
in favor against abstain
Variety Show – Lisa Lucas, Pam Scalise, Wendy Concklin, Stephanie Cohrs, Tracy Baloun, Amy Alpert, and Jeff Podlin
in favor against abstain
AVIC – Julie Wood and Heather Nobuhata
in favor against abstain
Parent/Teacher Conference Dinners – Laurie Travis, Karen Gatta, and Chris Scheidhauer
in favor against abstain
Room Parent Coordinators – Amy Thompson (IKE), Katie Rugg / Jamie Vito (Ross), and Kathy Miller (Sullivan)
in favor against abstain
Staff Appreciation – Bobbi Fitzgerald, Heather Nobuhata, and Dawn Donovan
in favor against abstain
1-5 Grade Welcome Back Coffee – Lisa Mullen and Karen Gatta
in favor against abstain
STEAM Night (IKE and Ross) - Jill Lisius and Ann Lenz
in favor against abstain
After School Enrichment (Spanish) - Perla Pervan
in favor against abstain
Projected Budget for 2018-2019
in favor against abstain

Additional Motions:
in favor against abstain
We move to donate to Ross up to $5,000 for raised flower beds and seating for the outdoor area with additional fundraising for garden improvements planned  during the school year
in favor against abstain
We move to give Sullivan up to $15,000 for furniture and technology for the flexible learning space
in favor against abstain

We move to give Eisenhower an additional $2,000 for field trips and experiential learning


UPDATE: Language Stars Spanish Classes - Enrollments are CLOSED

We were thrilled to see so much interest in our after-school Spanish classes. 75 enrollment forms were submitted and registration is now CLOSED. As advertised, we are only able to accept the first 15 students enrolled for each section (45 students total). We will soon be sending emails confirming enrollees and inviting those who didn't get a spot to be added to a waitlist.

Please do not submit payment until you've received confirmation that your child(ren) are enrolled. If your child receives a confirmation email, you will be invited to pay the fee either via paypal or by check in order to secure your spot. Payments are due on or before January 8th. If you DID send payment but did not get a spot, we will gladly issue a refund.

For those who indicated interest in being a Parent Volunteer, please note that we will be contacting you shortly - either to confirm or decline.


Spanish classes are coming to District 23!

The D23 Elementary PTO is pleased to offer after school foreign language enrichment for students at Eisenhower (K-1st grade), Betsy Ross (2nd-3rd grade) and Anne Sullivan (4th-5th grade) schools starting the week of January 18th! We will begin taking enrollments for Language Stars Spanish classes on Monday, December 11th and will close on January 8th (or when all classes have reached their maximum number of students, 15 each / 45 students total across the three schools). Enrollments will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis so secure your child's spot today!

For more information and to enroll your global citizen, CLICK HERE. Muchas gracias! Nos vemos muy pronto...


Cash Donation Fundraiser

Has your family participated in a Parents Night Out?

Did your child enjoy our recent school assembly?

Are you going to the annual Roller Skating Party on January 14th?


Our EPTO is a 100% volunteer-based organization of parents/caregivers who partner with District 23 teachers, staff, and administration to promote learning opportunities for our students and build relationships in our shared community. Funds raised by district families enable the EPTO to cover costs associated with the various activities, programs and materials that enrich the educational experience of our students while bringing the D23 community together. 

Please consider making a CASH donation to our For Our Kids Campaign to help us meet our goal of $10,000. Letters went home in backpack mail last week. You can also find the letter in the below flier section.

This fundraiser eliminates the laborious and time consuming processes of traditional fundraisers that often require students to sell overpriced merchandise door-to-door, collect money, transport merchandise home and then make delivers. Direct cash donations allow the EPTO to keep all the revenue for our students instead of splitting it with a fundraising company located somewhere outside of our community. Finally, your cash donation is tax deductible! 
There are two ways to donate:
  1. Go to d23epto.org, click on the DONATE button to contribute via PayPal.
  2. Fill out the bottom portion of the letter and send back to school with a check or cash (attention: EPTO For Our Kids Campaign).
Thank you in advance for your generous support!