About the PTO

See below for our upcoming events

Any questions or concerns can be directed to dpsouthpto@gmail.com.

  • March 20th Dine and Share- Portillo’s on Dempster. 5-8 PM. Show the portillo’s flyer or on your mobile device
  • April 5th – PTO meeting at South School 6:00 PM
  • April 13th- PTO Bake Sale after the kindergarten and 1st Grade concert. Call Erin if you can bake or volunteer your time. 847/827-1248
  • April 20th – Let our South Students dance the night away at a party to celebrate each other! Look for a flyer coming soon.

Recent Meeting Notes

South School PTO Minutes March 9, 2017
*Thanks to Amanda for donating to the District 62 Benefit.
*April 13 – K-1st grade concert
     -Last bake sale of the year
     -B will send out a note regarding concert and will include info about bake sale and volunteer request
*Next Dine and Share – Thursday, March 30th at Portillo’s
     -April Dine and Share to be determined
*Fundraiser Update
     -Cookie dough forms will go out March 14th, date to be returned March 28th
*Box Tops – only earned about $100 this time but only from November through February, usually do better with November submission, keep collecting!!
*Dance Party Approved – Thursday, April 20 6pm to 7:30pm
     -Light snacks, discussed summer/luau theme
     -$2 admission, $1 if show PTO Facebook page (Increase Facebook likes at same time)
*Class parties
     *Survey went out to teachers
     -definitely want to keep Holiday party
     -Willing to give up Valentine’s party (discussed having a dance sponsored by PTO)
     -Prefer individual parties as opposed to whole grade
     -Overall love the parties!
*For all parties, need to make sure that email gets sent to class teacher, Amanda and Mrs. Ruiz of who is coming to parties so that plans can get made if a class has no room parent
*End of year picnic – suggestions for use of funds given by PTO (goodie bags, crafts, mementos)
*Field Day – Thursday, May 25th rain date Friday, May 26
O’Donnell looking for 3-5 parent volunteers


Become a member

Becoming a member of the PTO allows additional funds to be raised, and shows your involvement with activities assisting with your childrens education.

Volunteer your time

We are always in need for help with a variety of activities that are planned through out the year.

Send in your feedback

Our success relies on honest feedback. Let us know what you think, and help us become an even bigger advantage to our kids.


Take an active responsibility with fundraisers. Help us raise money for the PTO.

Box Tops

Save box tops from everyday products you purchase and hand them in to the PTO.

Spirit Wear

Show your school spirit while all the proceeds are donated back to the PTO.


Any monetary contribution helps us acheive our goals.

Room Parent Coordinator

Take the lead in classromm parties.

Let's Work Together!

Additional INFO


A Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a formal organization that consists of parents, teachers and school staff. The organization’s goals may vary from organization to organization, but essentially the goals include volunteerism of parents, encouragement of teachers and students, community involvement, and welfare of students and families. It is not affiliated with Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) or Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA.) PTA is a national association of millions of members and thousands of local units that provides leadership training and staff support.


PTO parents get involved by supporting their students, teachers and staff. Parents can volunteer to be room parents to assist with class parties or field trips. They can help set up at a carnival or health fair. They can help teachers and staff by making copies for the class.


PTO’s encourage parent, teacher and community involvement by providing programs that facilitate so. These activities may include bicycle safety, drug awareness, energy conservation, reading programs, science programs, math programs and pedestrian safety. The students reap the benefits by the involvement and support of all the adults involved in the PTO. The PTO supports the educational goals of the school, thus extending those goals to the students.