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Elementary scholarships available

Posted February 13th, 2015 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 currently in first through seventh grades who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences.

Scholarships will be awarded for the full cost of the program/camp up to $125. The camp or program must start on or after June 1, 2015 and be completed by September 1, 2015.  To comply with the Bylaws of PTA, to be “noncommercial, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan,” a camp with the purpose of religious instruction will be ineligible for a scholarship.

Submit your application to your school office by the date designated by your PTA/PTSA Elementary Scholarship Coordinator. All candidates will be notified of committee decisions shortly after May 1, 2015.

For more information, visit the PTA Elementary Scholarship page.

Upcoming Events

Posted February 6th, 2015 by Terri McHugh

February 15 – Illinois PTA Awards due

February 17 – PTA Founders’ Day

February 23 – PTA Auction Basket drop-off at the Rafferty Administration Center warehouse, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg

February 26 – Blood Drive, 2:30-7 p.m. at the District 54 Rafferty Administration Center

March 1 - Illinois PTA Awards due (different awards than the February 15 deadline)

March 3 – District 37 Reflections Reception at 7 p.m. at Virginia Lake School in Palatine

March 4 – Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs Meeting

March 13 – PTA Auction, 5:30 p.m. at the Stonegate – Reservations due by March 4

Nominees for the 2015-16 Executive Committee

Posted February 2nd, 2015 by Terri McHugh

The nominating committee met on January 28, 2015, for the purpose of creating a slate of nominees to serve as officers of Schaumburg Township Council of PTA for the 2015-2016 term.

We, the nominating committee, submit the following individuals as the STC officer nominees:

  • President: Sue Budak (Lincoln Prairie)
  • 1st Vice President: Alison Carlson (Einstein)
  • 2nd Vice President: Jim Sklena (Eisenhower)
  • Recording Secretary: Shonda Dudlicek (Armstrong)
  • Corresponding Secretary: Lisa Reck (Aldrin)
  • Treasurer: Kate Johnson (MacArthur)

Respectfully submitted:

  • Lisa Reck (Chair) – Aldrin
  • Shonda Dudlicek – Armstrong
  • Dawn Chmielewski – Blackwell
  • Kate Johnson – (alternate) MacArthur
  • Jenn Sklena – Churchill
  • Michelle Pikscher – Campanelli
  • Gena Angelino – Collins
  • Alison Carlson – (alternate) Einstein
  • Andy DuRoss – Superintendent

District 54 students advance to state level of PTA Reflections program

Posted January 21st, 2015 by Terri McHugh

The following students from District 54 moved on to the state level for Reflections, a PTA writing and fine arts competition. The theme of the 2014-15 Reflections Program was “The World Would Be a Better Place If.” District 54 students were able to submit an entry in any of the following six arts areas:  film/video production, dance/choreography, literature, musical composition, photography and visual arts.

Name, Title of Work, School, Grade

Dance Choreography

  • Reagan, Wake Up World, Armstrong, 5
  • Sydney, Can’t Buy Me Love, Fairview, 5
  • Stephanie, Be Yourself, Link, 6
  • Cayla, Who I Am, Blackwell, 6

Film Production

  • Aidan, The World Would Be A Better Place If… Teddy Bears Could Play Baseball, Collins, 1
  • Shreyansh, The World Would Be A Better Place If Super Heroes Were Alive, Fairview, 2
  • Angela, If Every Bully Saw A Smile, Enders-Salk, 5
  • Abigail, Less Pollution Better Solution, Stevenson, 6
  • Olivia, What I Think, Lincoln Prairie, 6

Literature

  • Karina, The World and Us, Campanelli, 1
  • Shlokah, With a Touch of Magic, Blackwell, 3
  • Jasmine, Smiling Trees, Fairview, 4
  • Nihar, The World Would Be A Better Place If, Einstein, 4
  • Riya, 5 Virtues, Campanelli, 5
  • Haley, The Best Day of My Life, Campanelli, 5
  • Rose, Part Two, Lincoln Prairie, 8

Musical Composition

  • Monika, Stop This War, Campanelli, 5

Photography

  • Mia, Happy Smiles, Dooley, 3
  • Olivia, Sunshine, Lincoln Prairie, 6
  • Nicolas, A Day At the Pond, Lincoln Prairie, 6

Visual Arts

  • Iris, Colors, Lincoln Prairie, 1
  • Rebecca, Peace for Nature, Fairview, 4
  • Labdhi, Love, Collins, 6

Special Artist

  • Maximilian, Garbage, Addams, 8
  • Michenzie, Outside Nature, Addams, 8

Upcoming Events

Posted January 14th, 2015 by Terri McHugh

January 15 - Bylaws II Lab, 7 p.m. at the District 54 Rafferty Administration Center

January 20 – Nominating Committee Workshop, 7 p.m. at the District 54 Rafferty Administration Center

February 3 – High School Scholarship application deadline

February 4 – Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs Meeting

February 15 – Illinois PTA Awards due

February 17 – PTA Founders’ Day

February 23 – PTA Auction Basket drop-off

February 26 – Blood Drive, 2:30-7 p.m. at the District 54 Rafferty Administration Center

March 1 - Illinois PTA Awards due (different awards than the February 15 deadline)

March 4 – Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs Meeting

March 13 – PTA Auction, 5:30 p.m. at the Stonegate – Reservations due by March 4

High School Scholarship applications available

Posted December 10th, 2014 by Terri McHugh

Schaumburg Township Council of PTA offers scholarships for graduating seniors who attended a District 54 school.  STC plans to award 11 $1,000 scholarships in 2015.  There are three types of scholarships:

  • Junior College/Trade School/Vocational School Scholarships for seniors with a GPA of 2.85 or higher (one scholarship available);
  • Four-Year College/University Scholarships for seniors with a GPA of 3.3 or higher (nine scholarships 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 scholarship available).

All seniors who meet the following eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply:

  • Attended any District 54 school for two years; and
  • Will attend a career development program, an accredited college, university, junior college or trade school upon graduation from high school.

Applications for the 2014-15 scholarship are posted below and are due no later than 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 at your high school college and career center or at the District 54 Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road. Candidates will be notified by April 13.

An awards banquet to honor the students will be held May 13, 2015 at Mead Junior High School. For more information, contact Nicole Villafuerte at (847) 975-0489 or aldrinpta@yahoo.com.

PTA seeks nominations for Executive Committee

Posted December 1st, 2014 by Terri McHugh

The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs (STC) is seeking nominations for its Executive Committee. Nominations are being accepted for President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer.

To be eligible for nomination an individual must have served as a member of the STC executive board, or as an officer of a local unit in the council or have attended STC executive board/president meeting within the last three years.  The consent of each candidate must be obtained before their name can be placed in nomination. Please submit nominations to Lisa Reck (lisa.reck@claires.com) by Friday, January 9, 2015.

President – Preside over all meeting of the council and its executive board.  Is a member ex-officio of all committees except the nominating committee and, if authorized to sign checks, the audit committee. Sign all legal documents, including contracts. Appoints members to special committees subject to approval of the executive board. Sign with the secretary all orders on the treasury of the council. Help to extend PTA work into all parts of the council territory. Provide a monthly report to the STC Board of Education as on their agenda. Coordinate the work of the officers and committee in order that the Objects may be promoted.  Submit council plan of work and all circularized materials. Have completed the Illinois PTA President’s Course before election or within six (6) months of election. Serve on the Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation Board as well as other duties that may be delegated or assigned.

First Vice President – Assist President as needed. Perform duties of the president in the absence of that officer. Serve as chairman of the program committee and perform such other duties as may be delegated.

Second Vice President – Assist President as needed. Perform duties of the president in the absence of that officer and the first vice president. Serve as chairman of the legislation committee and perform such other duties as may be delegated.

Recording Secretary – Keep accurate record in a permanent form of the minutes of all meetings of this council and the executive board. Sign all delegate credentials. Cosign checks in the absence of the president or treasurer. Not serve on the audit committee and perform such other duties as may be delegated.

Corresponding Secretary – Conduct the official correspondence of this council in triplicate, keeping one copy on file, transmitting one to the president and one to the respective board member. Keep an accurate roster of the name of the local PTA/PTSA units in membership, the name and addresses of local PTA/PTSA unit officers and delegates, and the names and addresses of the members of the council executive board and perform such other duties as may be delegated.

Treasurer –  Receives all monies of this organization and keep an accurate record of receipts and expenditures. Place all monies in a depository approved by the executive board. Pay out funds in accordance with the budget as approved by the membership and authorized by properly signed vouchers. Vouchers shall be signed by two persons. Checks shall be signed by the treasurer and one other duly elected and authorized officer. Present a written financial statement in triplicate at every meeting of the organization and at other times as requested by the executive board. Provide the checkbook, all bank statements, canceled and voided check, deposit slips, receipt book, treasurer’s record book, vouchers and invoices for all disbursement to the audit committee who shall satisfy that the treasurer’s annual report is correct and shall prepare and sign a statement to be incorporated with said annual report no later than July 15. Be responsible for completion and filing of appropriate forms as may be required by IRS no later than the date established by the regulations. Not be a member of the audit committee. Complete the official Illinois PTA Finance training within six months of election and close the books annually by June 30.

Click here to access the STC Nomination Form.

STC Auction tickets on sale now

Posted November 11th, 2014 by Terri McHugh

This year’s Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs annual benefit auction and dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 13, 2015, at The Stonegate, 2401 W. Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates. With St. Patrick’s Day less than a week away, the theme this year is Creating a Pot of Gold for Kids.

Tickets will be $30 per person and includes appetizers and a dinner buffet. All proceeds from this event will benefit the STC Scholarship Fund. In 2014 we raised about $15,000 through the a silent and live auction.

To purchase tickets contact Amy McCarthy at acm777@ameritech.net or visit http://www.stcauction2015.myevent.com.

For more information, visit http://pta.sd54.org/auction.

Upcoming Events

Posted October 7th, 2014 by Terri McHugh

Oct. 7 – STC General Meeting & Online Safety Presentation at 6:30 p.m. at Keller

Oct. 20 – Illinois PTA District 37 Fall Conference Dinner at The Cotillion

Oct. 23 – Blood Drive from 2:30 to 7 p.m. at the Rafferty Administration Center

Nov. 5 – PTA Council meeting at 9 a.m. at the Rafferty Administration Center

Nov. 24 – Reflections viewing at Keller Junior High School

PTA hosts blood drive on Oct. 23

Posted October 7th, 2014 by Terri McHugh

The Schaumburg Township Council of PTA’s is helping Heartland sponsor a blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 23. It will be held from 2:30-7 p.m. in the board room at the School District 54 Rafferty Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.

Anyone between the ages of 17 and 75 who weighs at least 110 pounds can participate.

A minimum of 500 pints of blood is needed every day for patients in area hospitals, according to Heartland. The Council of PTA’s hosts blood drives each year to help meet these needs.

To make an appointment, visit www.heartlandbc.org and click on Schedule an Appointment. Walk-ins are also acceptable.

For more information about this blood drive or to sign up to be a donor, please contact Laurie Fetterman, Health and Safety Chairperson of the PTA Council, (630) 806-1347 or by email at LJFetterman@yahoo.com.