Parent Group

If you have a child at FXW you are already a member!
Who are we and what do we do?


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STAFF APPRECIATION

APPRECIATION LUNCHEONS

The Appreciation Luncheons are held twice a year in the HNC cafeteria for the entire faculty and staff. Committee members will work within a budget to cater the event, solicit some food donations from parents, and organize volunteers for set-up, service, and clean-up.

Fall Luncheon –  Friday, October 10th
Spring Luncheon –  Friday, March 13th

For more information please contact:

Fall Luncheon- Megan McDonald Paulson (meganmcdpaulson@gmail.com)
Bridget McDermott (mcdermott.bridget@gmail.com)

Spring Luncheon- Cicely Glanton (tgcg@sbcglobal.net)
Dorothy Capers (dorothycapers62@yahoo.com)

 HOLIDAY GIFT FUND & END OF YEAR BONUS

The Holiday Gift Fund and End of Year Bonus are ways to express gratitude to the Staff/Teachers. The tax-deductible gifts are divided equitably to recognize all teachers, faculty and staff in our community who help our children. You give anonymously whatever amount you feel shows your appreciation. The pooled funds are then distributed individually so each teacher, staff and faculty member is acknowledged for their hard work, commitment and dedication.

SCHOOL SUPPORT

BOOK FAIRS

The Parent Group provides staffing and organizes fall and spring book fairs at OSP and HNC. These events provide books and financial bonuses to the school as well as encouraging children to read for fun!

OSP Campus

OSP Fall Book Fair –  November 19th, 20th, 21st, 24th
OSP Spring Book Fair –  May 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th

To volunteer, please go to the SignUpGenius.com home page and select “Find a SignUp” from the row of green tabs at the top. From here you will be asked to enter the email address of whoever created the SignUp pages. You should enter: “fxwvolunteers@gmail.com”

For any questions, contact one of the OSP Book Fair Co-Chairs:

Elise Edmonds (eedmond2003@gmail.com)
Angie Schneider (aschneider@atproperties.com)
Susan Urban (susancoltharp@sbcglobal.net)

HNC Campus

HNC Fall Book Fair –  November 12th and 13th
HNC Spring Book Fair –  May 6th and 7th

To volunteer go to SignUpGenius.com and enter email- fxwvolunteers@gmail.com For questions, please contact one of the HNC Book Fair Co-Chairs:

Danielle Colyer (daniellecolyer@yahoo.com)
Dorthy Capers (dorthycapers62@yahoo.com)

 

ROOM PARENTS

Room parents are a liaison between teachers and parents, responsible for various classroom and school social functions. Room parents act as our new family liaison to help parents and children feel welcome to the FXW community. Two parents are need-ed for each room in Preschool through 4th grade. One parent is needed for each room in 5th through 8th grades.

A request for parent volunteers is sent out at the beginning of each school year. The FXW Principals along with the Room Parent Coordinators decide on Room Parent volunteers. This is done to allow everyone the opportunity to serve in this position. Once selected, you would be contacted in early September and are required to participate in the “Room Parent Orientation” in late September or early October (typically an hour-long meeting held after drop-off or in the evening; date TBD).

For specific questions please contact the following Room Parent Coordinators:
Preschool- Kindergarten: Kristine Mangano – kamangano@gmail.com
1st- 3rd Grade: Deb Mc Donald – debmcdonald12@yahoo.com
4th- 8th Grade: Colleen Dobell – thedobellfamily@hotmail.com

MERCHANDISE

Show your school spirit! The Parent Group Merchandise committee produces and sells FXW merchandise with proceeds supporting Parent Group events and the teacher funds.

Merchandise sales can be found at the following events:

Fun Fest (OSP) – August 28th
Grandparents Day (OSP) – November 21st
Parent Teacher Fall Conferences (OSP/HNC) – November 24th
Parent Teacher Spring Conferences (OSP/HNC) -May 13th
Ultimate Playdate (OSP) – May 16th
Portfolio Conference Day (OSP) – June 11th

To volunteer, please go to the SignUpGenius.com home page and select “Find a SignUp” from the row of green tabs at the top. From here you will be asked to enter the email address of whoever created the SignUp pages. You should enter: “fxwvolunteers@gmail.com”

For any questions or suggestions, please contact the Merchandise Co-Chairs:

Kim Filan (kimfilan@sbcglobal.net)
Andrea Unzicker (unzicker101@comcast.net)
Beth Skarbek (beth.candela@gmail.com)

 

ART VOLUNTEERS IN THE CLASSROOM (AVIC)

The AVIC program was designed to bring parents into the classroom to lead and assist with art projects. Parents will be trained through the Art Institute of Chicago to help chil-dren learn about great artists and their works. AVIC coordinators will work with the FXW art department to coordinate a class-by-class curriculum and projects.

Emails are sent out to parents when planned AVIC projects are scheduled requesting volunteer support. These projects occur in the fall and the spring at OSP and spring only at HNC. Watch your email or “In the Loop” for further information.

For specific questions please contact the AVIC Committee Chairs:

OSP
Cathy Ball (cathy_ball@comcast.net)
Priya Valenti (priyalaroia@yahoo.com)
Carrie Egan (clegan2005@yahoo.com)

HNC
Mark Hubert (mark@karmarice.com)
Janelle Reese (jaereese@yahoo.com)

COMMUNITY BUILDING

NEW FAMILY NETWORK

The New Family Network (NFN) assists FXW in welcoming new families by providing social opportunities (park playdates) and promoting a welcoming environment. Each grade level has a liaison that introduces new families with current families to make the transition welcoming.

For more information please contact the NFN Committee Coordinators:

OSP
Nadia Jelinek (nadiajelinek@yahoo.com)
Eileen McCann (eileenmccann01@gmail.com)

HNC
Alison Finley (altrag@yahoo.com)
Liz Kent (ekent1@comcast.net)

 HAPPENINGS

Come get to know other FXW families. The Parent Group is sponsoring the following events for both the OSP and HNC campuses:

The Christmas Carol at the Goodman Theatre –  November 16th Click here to purchase tickets!
Mary Bartelme Park at 115 South Sandman –  TBD

For more information, please contact the Happenings Co-chairs:
Jennifer Yu (jenn3476@yahoo.com)
Kate Smith (kmangansmith@gmail.com)

GRADE LEVEL PARENT SOCIALS

The annual Parent Socials provide a way for adults in the FXW community to meet, catch up, and get to know new families without having to worry about the kids. These events are typically held at the beginning of the school year by grade level. Parent hosts volunteer their home, party room, or other space to provide a venue for the event. Families are asked to provide an appetizer, beverage, or dessert to minimize the hosts’ expense. Invitations to each social will be sent in late summer/early fall, depending upon the date. Please watch the FXW calendar and blog for information about your grade level’s social.

If you would like to be a grade level host or would like more information about the so-cials in general, please contact the Parent Socials Co-Chairs.

Mary Nelligan (mbalice@sbcglobal.net)
Carrie Egan (clegan2005@yahoo.com)

BOOK SWAP

The book swap occurs at the end of the year at both campuses. It is designed to stimulate summer reading, get kids excited about sharing and describing books as well as continuing to see great use out of used books.

To volunteer, please go to the SignUpGenius.com home page and select “Find a SignUp” from the row of green tabs at the top. From here you will be asked to enter the email address of whoever created the SignUp pages. You should enter: “fxwvolunteers@gmail.com”

For further questions, please contact one of the Book Swap Committee Chairs:

OSP
Nadia Jelinek (nadiajelinek@yahoo.com)
Lynne Cassidy (lncassidy@gmail.com)

HNC
Erin Brandenburg (erinburg143@gmail.com)
Julie Davis (juliegdavis@me.com)

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Give us a few hours on a single day or more! You decide when you sign up to help for the following:

OSP Morning Drop-off OSP Lunchroom OSP & HNC Front Office OSP Library Support Merchandise Sales
Mon-Fri, 7:35-8:05am Mon-Fri, 10:55am -12:05 or 12:00-1:10pm Wed, 8am-10am M/W/F, 2:00-3:00pm various dates/times

Wish you could be more involved in the FXW Community but don’t have the time? Whether you’re signing on to be responsible for an entire project or pitching in for an hour or two — volunteering is the foundation of Parent Group and is a great way to meet more families and your children’s friends!

To view the full line up of volunteer opportunities, please go to the SignUpGenius.com home page and select “Find a SignUp” from the row of green tabs at the top. From here you will be asked to enter the email address of whoever created the SignUp pages. You should enter: “fxwvolunteers@gmail.com”

For any questions, contact the Volunteer Coordinator Maureen Dahlen at m.dahlen@sbcglobal.net

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

SERVICE PROJECTS

Work with FXW staff to coordinate projects that provide, via several charitable organizations, goods and gifts for children and families in need. OSP organizes a Thanksgiving food drive beginning in late October through November.

For more information please contact the co-chairs:

OSP
Andra Boliker (aboliker@globaleconomicsgroup.com)
Arlene Sanoy (aosanoy@hotmail.com)
Shweta Stuart (shwetastuart@yahoo.com)
Anne Wirtz (brazeal@gmail.com)

COMMITTEE LISTING

 

 

2014-15 Parent Group Advisory Board
CO-CHAIRS:
TREASURER:
SECRETARY:
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR:
PARENT SOCIALS COORDINATORS:
ROOM PARENT COORDINATORS:
2014-15 Parent Group Committee Chairs
STAFF APPRECIATION :
AVIC (ART VOLUNTEERS IN THE CLASSROOM):
BOOK FAIRS:
BOOK SWAP:
MERCHANDISE SALES:
HAPPENINGS:
SERVICE PROJECTS:
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