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Spend the Cash ideas due Jan. 31

The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs has money available for special projects and it is looking for your ideas to Spend the Cash.

The funds are available because of a multi-year donation from Lifetouch (our school picture provider). Your idea for spending all or part of that cash must be a program or event that upholds the mission and values of PTA and benefits all of the School District 54 students.

Any PTA/PTSA member may submit an idea. Suggestions are due by Jan. 31, 2018. The STC Executive Board will vote by ballot at its February meeting. The announcement of the selected projects will be made at the auction in March.

To submit your idea, you can click here to complete the form online or click here to print out the STC Spend The Cash Proposals Form and send it to your school’s PTA/PTSA president or directly to Schaumburg Township Council President Jim Sklena (

All ideas must uphold the mission and values of the PTA.

PTA Mission

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.

PTA Values

  • 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.