Posted May 17th, 2013 by Terri McHugh
Dear PTA Advocates:
To each of you who called your senator to urge him to vote to pass SB 2404 - Raise The Age and HB 2401 the Redeploy bill: Congratulations! The Senate has passed both bills and now the last hurdle is for the Governor to sign them.
The PTA has struggled to raise the age to 18 to be considered an adult in court for longer than anyone can remember, and we did it. Not alone of course, but we played an important part.
Share this good news with your PTA units. This is why we belong to a statewide association that can work together to make things better for kids. And today, we have done that.
Posted May 1st, 2013 by Terri McHugh
Northwest Cook Region PTA will offer the following trainings during June. All courses begin at 7 p.m., with registration at 6:45 p.m. Trainings will be held at the District 54 Administrative Building, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.
June 10: PTA Road to Success
This course is for everyone. The bylaws require this course for the entire board (chairmen and officers). It will cover the who, what and why of PTA.
June 12: Introduction to Money Matters
Learn how to develop and approve a budget, conduct an audit, keep records and abide by federal and state government requirements. This course should be attended by treasurers and presidents.
June 17: President’s Course
Learn what it takes to manage your PTA and have fun.
June 19: Money Matters 101
This course covers preparing a budget, conducting an audit, fundraising, managing money and bank accounts, electronic banking, treasurer’s financial reports, accountability to members and the government, and how to protect your 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. It is suggested that all PTA treasurers and presidents attend, but it would be beneficial for any PTA officer.
Please RSVP to Nicole Fentem, Northwest Cook Region Director, at email@example.com. Walk-ins are welcome, but materials cannot be guaranteed.
Posted April 19th, 2013 by Terri McHugh
The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs is proud to announce its 2013 scholarship recipients:
The Bonnie Greenberg Memorial Scholarship
- Kayla Majeske (MacArthur/Eisenhower/Hoffman Estates)
Two Year Junior College/Trade or Vocational School Scholarship
- Austin Pye (Hoover/Keller/Hoffman Estates)
Four Year College/University Scholarship
- Carly Brossard (Blackwell/Addams/Schaumburg)
- Theresa Finneran (Hoover/Keller/Schaumburg)
- Jason Brescia (Hoover/Keller/Schaumburg)
- Karyn Baldwin (Enders-Salk/Keller/Schaumburg)
- Mollie Dalton (Enders-Salk/Keller/Conant)
- Joseph Sulentic (Collins/Frost/Conant)
Each student will be awarded a one-year, $1,500 scholarship at the annual STC Scholarship Recognition Dinner May 8 at Mead Junior High School. The recipients are all seniors in high school who once attended a District 54 school.
Posted April 16th, 2013 by Terri McHugh
Click here for the Northwest Cook Region District 37 Dialogue – Spring 2013 newsletter.
Posted March 6th, 2013 by Terri McHugh
March 6 – Reflections reception at 7 p.m. at Eisenhower Junior High School
March 15 – Auction at 5:30 p.m. at the Meridian
March 29 – Illinois PTA awards application due
March 30 – Illinois PTA convention preregistration deadline
April 3 – STC Meeting at 9 a.m. at the District Office
April 3 – Value of PTA Night of Knowledge at 7 p.m. at Keller Junior High School
April 19-21 – Illinois PTA Convention in Lisle
April 24 – Vendor Fair at Frost Junior High School
Posted February 14th, 2013 by Terri McHugh
The STC Nominating Committee met Feb. 12, 2013, for the purpose of creating a slate of nominees to serve as officers of Schaumburg Township Council of PTA for the 2013-2014 term. The committee submitted the following individuals as the STC officer nominees.
President: Mikel Eppenbaugh
1st Vice President: Heather Collier
2nd Vice President: Lisa Guagenti
Recording Secretary: Lori Filby
Corresponding Secretary: Lisa Reck
- Treasurer: Marcia Herrig
Posted February 4th, 2013 by Terri McHugh
As part of its commitment to life-long learning, the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs (STC) offers scholarships for summer programs/camps to District 54 students who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences.
Scholarships will be awarded for the full cost of the program/camp up to $200. All scholarship checks will be forwarded directly to the program agency or the camp. Should a recipient not attend the camp/program for which a scholarship was awarded, it is the responsibility of the recipient’s family to reimburse STC.
For more information, please visit the elementary scholarship website at http://pta.sd54.org/elementaryscholarship/ or contact STC Elementary Scholarship Chair Lisa Reck at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 921-3396.
Posted January 11th, 2013 by Terri McHugh
The PTA is offering the following trainings this month.
Jan. 16 – Bylaws II
This is an interactive workshop that will allow onsite answers to last-minute questions before approval by the director. Time permitting, completed bylaws may be approved onsite. At minimum, completed bylaws may be turned in for final review. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the courses start at 6:30 p.m.The class will be held at the District 54 Rauch Center, 520 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.
Jan. 23 – Nominating Committee Workshop
Learn what the role and purpose of the Nominating Committee is. Learn the process of creating a slate of officers to present to membership. Class starts at 7 p.m. at the District 54 Administrative Building, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.
RSVP for all classes to email@example.com. Walk-ins are welcome, but materials and resources cannot be guaranteed
Posted December 5th, 2012 by Terri McHugh
Purpose of this Survey
STC has $15,500 budgeted this year for Special Projects due to a donation from our contract with Lifetouch. STC will have a total of $20,000 by the end of the 2013-2014 school year when the donation is complete. If you have an idea for a special project that meets the mission and objectives of PTA and benefits all of the District 54 students, please complete this form and submit it to the STC Executive Committee. Your idea could use all or part of the $20,000.
To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and
communities to advocate for all children.
PTA Purposes Historical goals of PTA
- To promote the welfare of the children and youth in home, school, community and place of worship.
- To raise the standards of home life.
- To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
- To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
- To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.
- Together we are a powerful voice for children. With your help, we can continue to work toward PTA’s goal of a quality education and nurturing environment for every child.
- Collaboration: We work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to accomplish our agreed-upon goals.
- Commitment: We are dedicated to promoting children’s health, well-being, and educational success through strong parent, family, and community involvement.
- Accountability: We acknowledge our obligations. We deliver on our promises.
- Respect: We value our colleagues and ourselves. We expect the same high quality of effort and thought from ourselves as we do from others.
- Inclusivity: We invite the stranger and welcome the newcomer. We value and seek input from as wide a spectrum of viewpoints and experiences as possible.
- Integrity: We act consistently with our beliefs. When we err, we acknowledge the mistake and seek to make amends.
Applications are due to the committee February 6, 2013. The committee will review project ideas and make recommendations to the STC Executive Board. Following the report, the board will vote by ballot. The announcement of selected projects will be made at the PTA Scholarship Dinner in May. This process will be repeated until the special project funds are depleted.
Any PTA member may submit an idea. Ideas could be submitted to the STC committee via your STC representative (your PTA president) or sent directly to the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have additional questions, please contact Lisa Guagenti at email@example.com or (847) 301-1123.
PTA Spend the Cash Application
Posted December 5th, 2012 by Terri McHugh
Schaumburg Township Council of PTA offers scholarships for graduating seniors who attended a District 54 school. STC plans to award up to eight $1,500 scholarships in 2013. There are three types of scholarships:
- Junior College/Trade School/Vocational School Scholarships for seniors graduating in the upper 50 percent of their class (up to two available);
- Four-Year College/University Scholarships for seniors graduating in the upper 30 percent of their class (up to five available); and
- The Bonnie Greenberg Memorial Scholarship for a graduating special needs senior with a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The student need not be enrolled in special education classes, but must have a current IEP (one available).
All seniors who meet the following eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply:
- Attended a District 54 elementary school for a minimum of one year;
- Attended a District 54 junior high school for two years; and
- Will attend an accredited university, college, junior college, trade school or vocational school upon graduation.
The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs is not looking for straight-A students, but rather well-rounded, hard-working students involved in extracurricular activities at school and in the community.
Scholarship applications are available below. You can also receive a printed applicaton at the District 54 Office (524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg) and at high school student services offices. Completed applications must be returned to the District 54 Office or to high school student services offices no later than 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5.
An awards banquet to honor the students will be held May 8, 2013 at Mead Junior High School.
For more information, contact Michelle Carlucci at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 895-0966.
2013 PTA Scholarship Application
2013 Bonnie Greenberg Memorial Scholarship Application