Welcome to the Hatch Elementary PTO Website
Upcoming Hatch PTO Events
Nov 15th - PTO Meeting (Agenda), 7pm, Media Center
Nov 18th - Hatch at the Movies, 3:15pm, Auditorium
Help Hatch PTO Every Time You Shop at Amazon.com!
connecting to Amazon.com via the link below, the Hatch PTO will receive
a percentage of your purchase as a donation. Same great Amazon
shopping experience as if you had gone to Amazon directly. But by
clicking on the Amazon button below, the PTO will receive a percentage
of your purchase. What a great and easy way to support the Hatch PTO. Please select William Hatch School Parent-Teacher Organization as your charity of choice. From the site you can also share the link to your FB friends and family!
The PTO consists of parents, guardians, staff, teachers and patrons of Hatch Elementary School in Oak Park, IL. Our purpose is to foster a sense of support, pride, and enthusiasm for the school. Through various family and community activities, the PTO promotes positive school and community relationships to enhance the educational environment for our children.
The Hatch PTO recently published its Annual Report covering the '15 - '16 School Year. Read the latest PTO Meeting Minutes, check out the latest issue of the Hatch Dispatch or check out our Facebook page. View the archive here.
Check out the left of the page to see how you can support Hatch PTO every time you shop at Amazon.com. The link below will take you to the Amazon site where you'll see instructions for how to sign up. Please designate "William Hatch School Parent-Teacher Organization" as your beneficiary school. You can go directly to https://smile.amazon.com/ where 1.2% of your purchase will go to support Hatch School!
Or help us by participating in the Box Tops for Education program.
We are also pleased to be a participant in the eScrip Program. eScrip will allow you to register your credit cards, earning Hatch 5% on all your qualified dining purchases. It works at many local restaurants including Scratch Kitchen, Geppetto's Pizza, Fitzgerald's and about a ba-zillion others. You can download an app to find restaurants or just go about your business as usual and when you do eat at a participating restaurant, Hatch will get the dough! Register now! Search for William Hatch School PTO when you register or use our PTO Group number: 500014921.
If you register your credit cards with them, you'll earn the school 5% on all your qualified dining purchases. Register now. Our school is listed as "William Hatch School". I just did it. It took about 3 minutes. It works at many local restaurants like: Scratch Kitchen, Geppetto's Pizza, Fitzgerald's, and about a ba-zillion others. You can download an app to find restaurants or just go about your business as usual and when you do eat at a participating restaurant, we'll get the dough.
How the PTO helps Hatch!
PTO fundraising efforts offer a wide variety of benefits to the Hatch community:
Assemblies: The PTO pays for special assemblies such as Opera for the Young that enrich your child's overall academic experience.
Buses for Field Trips: The PTO funds the cost of all buses for field trips.
Classroom Subscriptions: The PTO pays for classroom enrichment subscriptions such as Brain Pop & Time Magazine.
Conference / PTO Meeting Babysitting: The PTO provides babysitting services during Parent / Teacher conferences and during PTO meetings as a convenience for parents and to enable both parents to attend.
Hatch After Hours (HAH): An after-school enrichment program providing classes featuring fun and challenging academic, athletic and artistic activities.
Oak Park Educational Foundation: The PTO supports the OPEF in providing programs that directly benefit Hatch including Architecture Adventure (part of Art curriculum) and Geared Up (part of 3rd grade Science curriculum).
Teacher Reimbursements & Thank You Gifts: The PTO provides Hatch teachers a stipend for classroom materials above and beyond what is provided by the district. We also provide a teacher luncheon during conferences and an end of year gift to compensate for out of pocket expenses.
Teacher Requests: The PTO sets aside a portion of its budget to fund additional teacher requests which may include instructional materials, enrichment programs and new classroom amenities that improve the overall classroom environment. These are voted on at the monthly PTO meetings.
World Language: The PTO sponsors a program during which students have the opportunity to learn Spanish, German, French or Chinese two times a week during the lunch hour.