PTA hosts Candidates’ Forum

The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs invites all District 54 residents to meet the candidates for the District 54 School Board.

The PTA will host a Candidates’ Forum at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017, at the Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.

Schaumburg Township Council Second Vice President Jim Sklena will serve as the moderator, asking all candidates pre-determined questions that involve issues related to the education of the students in our school district.

There are four seats up for election in District 54 and five candidates running.

Candidate Forum Flyer 2017


Upcoming Event

February 1: STC Meeting at 9 a.m. in the District 54 Board Room

February 10: Auction commitment forms due

February 15: Deadline for the following Illinois PTA Awards – Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Outstanding Principal of the Year and Outstanding Youth Service Leader Award

February 17: Auction donation drop-off from 9 a.m. to noon at the District 54 warehouse

February 23: Bylaws II Workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Dryden School in Arlington Heights

March 1 – Deadline for the following Illinois PTA Awards – Local PTA Unit Leadership Award, the Membership Growth Award, the Membership Retention Award and the Community Membership Award

March 10: STC Auction at 5:30 p.m. at the Stonegate Conference Center in Hoffman Estates

March 15: Deadline for the Advocacy in Action Award

April 7-8: Illinois PTA Convention in Lisle


Winter Trainings

The Northwest Cook Region Winter Training Schedule is listed below. All courses run from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Click here to register here or email Walk-ins are welcome but materials are only guaranteed for those that preregister.

January 10, 2017  – Bylaws I Training
South Middle School, 400 S. Highland Ave. in Arlington Heights
This workshop covers what bylaws are and what needs to be considered in updating them for your PTA and how to handle the process. Questions are welcome. The goal is to make a seemingly overwhelming task an easy task and process to go through. Bylaws are required to be reviewed and updated every two years.

January 10, 2017 – Nominating Committee Workshop
South Middle School, 400 S. Highland Ave. in Arlington Heights
This course explains the election of the nominating committee, the function of the nominating committee and provides the process and timeline needed to select quality candidates for your PTA. At least one person from your nominating committee should attend.

February 23, 2017 – Bylaws II
Dryden School, 722 S. Dryden Place in Arlington Heights
This is an interactive workshop in a computer lab that will allow onsite answers to last minute questions before approval by the director. Bring your last approved bylaws or desired changes on a jump drive to update the bylaws template. Time permitting, completed bylaws may be printed and approved onsite. Come prepared to create your final bylaws.

PTA Council named Super Partner

Breakfast STC SuperpartnerThe Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs was one of three Super Partners honored at the School District 54 Partnership Breakfast on Nov. 16. District 54 invited partners from all 28 schools as part of the American Education Week celebration. The annual event provides the district with an opportunity to thank the businesses, organizations and individuals who support our students and staff. Click here to check out the opening slide show featuring each school’s partners!

Three partners were honored as this year’s Super Partners. The Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation (top) was honored for providing funds to support programs and activities that do not fit into District 54’s normal operating budget. The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs (middle) was recognized for its long history of advocating for education and parent involvement. Willow Creek Care Center (bottom) was thanked for supporting students and families in need at Muir Literacy Academy.

Upcoming Events

Sept. 7 – PTA Council meeting at 9 a.m. at the Rafferty Administration Center

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

Oct. 13 – Fall General Meeting

Oct. 17 – District 37 Fall Conference Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Cotillion in Palatine