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BECOME AN OWEN PTA MEMBER
Won’t you join us? PTA membership gives you a vote at PTA meetings where we discuss current programs and invite new ideas. Everyone is welcome. Volunteering is not a requirement of membership. But we have tons of opportunities. Please visit our Volunteer tab for a list of all the volunteer positions.
Only $20 per Family provides a lot of Services to our Owen Community
The PTA sponsors far more than parties or social activities. Owen PTA spends more than $40 per student to provide funding and/or volunteer power for:
· Educational Programs such as Reflections, Publishing Center and Art Awareness
· Funding for Field Trips
· Science Fair
· Educational Assemblies
· Student Directory (FREE for members)
· Teacher Grants for classroom supplies and support materials
· Improvements such as reducing lunch room waste and planting gardens
· Community Service programs
· Kindergarten Orientation
· After School Clubs
· Teacher Appreciation events
...just to name a few.
And we also provide social opportunities:
· Dads & Donuts and Moms & Muffins
· Classroom parties and special events
· Family Night Events
· Halloween Party
& so much more
Joining PTA makes for a stronger community bond between teachers, students and parents. Follow this link to read an article from PTO Today about the benefits of getting involved: http://www.ptotoday.com/pto-today-articles/article/1032-its-worth-every-minute
PTA Membership Form 2016-2017
We invite all Owen PTA members to join us by contributing their time as a volunteer. We could not bring all the wonderful programs we provide to Owen students without volunteers.
We have tons of opportunities from a one time, at-home project to coordinating an event to becoming a Board Member and everything in between. It’s a great way to make new friends, share your talents or develop new skills.
Please read through the Volunteer Descriptions link below and complete the Volunteer form. If you have any questions, contact our Membership Chairperson.
PTA Volunteer Description
PTA Volunteer Form 2016-2017
Owen PTA Committees
We are grateful to the many PTA members that run our programs and events. Below is a list of the leadership roles. We are always looking for more volunteers. If you are interested, please find descriptions of each committee and a volunteer form under our Volunteer tab of the website.
Owen PTA Committee Chairs and Coordinators
Titles listed in bold serve as Owen PTA board members.
Budget and Finance Chair
- Audit Committee Members
- Bylaws Committee
Educational Enrichment Chair I
- Art Awareness Coordinator
- Assemblies Coordinator
- Reflections Coordinator
- Science Fair Coordinator
- Variety Show Coordinator
- World Kaleidoscope/Diversity Coordinator
Educational Enrichment Chair II
- Green Owls Club Coordinator
- K-2 Publishing Center Coordinator
- Kinder Press Coordinators
- First Edition Coordinator
- Going 2 Press Coordinators
- 3-4 Publishing Center Coordinator
Health & Safety Chair
- Helping Hands Coordinator
- Red Ribbon Week Coordinator
- Spring Field Day Coordinator
- Vision & Hearing Coordinator
- Walk to School Coordinator
Indian Prairie Special Needs PTA Liaison
Indian Prairie Parents' Council Representative
- Student Directory Coordinators
- Nominating Committee
Parent Diversity Advisory Council Liaison
Project Arrow PTA Liaison(s)
Public Relations Chair
- Display Case Coordinator
- Calendar Board Volunteer
- Scrapbook/Historian Coordinator
- Newsletter Coordinator
- Publicity/Newspaper Liaison
- Apparel Coordinator
- Community Service Coordinator
- Kindergarten Orientation Coordinator
- Picture Day Coordinator
- School Supply Kit Coordinator
- Donuts with Dad Coordinators
- Family Night Coordinator
- Fifth Grade Farewell Coordinator
- Halloween Family Event Coordinator
- Ice Cream Social Coordinator
- Muffins with Moms Coordinator
- Staff Appreciation Breakfast Coordinator
- Staff Appreciation Meal Coordinator
- Staff Appreciation Week Coordinator
- Winter Party Coordinator
Ways & Means Chair
- Box Tops Coordinator
- Business Partner Coordinator
- Labels for Education Coordinator
- Market Day Coordinator
- Recycling Fundraiser Coordinator
- Resale Committee Representative
Owen Elementary PTA Children's 2-Day RESALE Event!!
* Friday March 3, 2017 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm and
* Saturday March 4, 2017 from 8:00 am - 11:00 am & HALF PRICE SALE from 11:30 - 1:30pm
Our RESALE features gently used Children's Spring/Summer clothing (sizes 0 - 20), sports equipment, uniforms, shoes, strollers, bikes, swimwear, DVDs, books puzzles, baby hear, maternity, formal dresses and more.
Check, cash and debit/credit card accepted ($2 service fee for credit cards)
Bring a basket to carry your items.
Please NO strollers, food or drinks.
Owen Elementary School Gymnasium
1560 Westglen Drive
Naperville, IL 60565
A portion of all items sold goes to support the kids at Owen Elementary School. This is our PTA's BIGGEST Fundraiser (and takes the place of having to sell candy, wrapping paper, etc.).
Anyone in the community can sign up to sell and/or volunteer (you do NOT need to be affiliated with the school). We do ask all OWEN families who are able to volunteer for a shift or help out in any way that they can.
Interested in Selling, Volunteering or need additional information?
Reflections Art Contest
2016-17 Theme: “What is Your Story?”
Entry Deadline: Friday, October 14, 2016
Contact: Allison Bonansinga
Each year your PTA sponsors an art contest for students K-12. Students compete at their local school for an opportunity to advance to district, state and national levels. The competition is an invitation for students to express themselves in a fresh way. There are six categories to choose from and no limit to how a student can interpret the theme.
REFLECTIONS RULES IN BRIEF
Literature: Must be handwritten or typed by the student on any paper not to exceed 8 1/2 x 11 inches in size, one side only. (Grade 1 and younger, and Special Education students may be assisted without altering child’s words.) Work must be no more than 2,000 words. Could be: poem, play, short story, essay, etc. Literature projects may be in the student’s native language, but must be translated into English without altering the student’s expression.
Music Composition: Music must be recorded on a CD and cannot exceed five (5) minutes in length and 1 GB in file size. Various formats are accepted for this category, including mp4, avi, and wmv.
Photography: Photos can be up to 11 x 14 inches (including mat) or smaller. Photography may be black and white or color. The student must snap the photograph using any still camera. A student may submit a photo, collage print, multiple exposure, etc.
Visual Arts: Artwork can be up to 30 x 24 inches in size, or smaller. Completed project must be flat. Do not glue anything on your work that will not be completely flat. May use drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, etc. Artwork on stretched canvas will be disqualified.
Dance/ Choreography: Choreography must be the work of one student who may or may not be one of the performers. Entries must be recorded on DVD, not to exceed five (5) minutes and 1 GB file size. Various formats are accepted for this category. The preferred format for judging purposes is MP4/MPEG.
Film/Video Production: Student must be the director, screenwriter and camera person. Can be fiction or nonfiction, with or without sound, animated or computer generated. All aspects of the film must be done by the student. Entries must be recorded on DVD and are limited to five (5) minutes and 1 GB file size. Various formats are accepted for this category. The preferred format for judging purposes is MP4/MPEG.
1. All projects must be the original work of ONE student. Projects advancing to the next PTA level must have a signed statement of originality granting permission to the National PTA and Illinois PTA to use their work. Student and parent/guardian signatures must be included on each “Official Entry Form.”
2. Each project MUST express the theme-“What is Your Story?”
3. All entries must contain a Title.
4. All entries must include an Artist’s Statement to describe what inspired their work and how it relates to the theme (at least one sentence, up to 100 words max).
5. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited, except for recorded music in dance choreography and film production entries
6. Work should be neat. Keep work from becoming wrinkled or torn. Mounting Visual Arts entries on black mat board is suggested. Please do not shrink wrap artwork.
7. Grade correct grammar and spelling are required. A dictionary should be used.
8. Projects must include student’s name, grade and class on the back of the project. PLEASE USE CLEAR SHEET PROTECTORS INSTEAD OF YELLOW OR MANILLA ENVELOPES.
9. Three-dimensional art will NOT be accepted; only art on paper, poster board, material mounted on cardboard, or canvas on cardboard will be accepted. NO GLUED ON NOODLES, EYES, BEADS, etc. Submit Flat work only. Artwork on stretched canvas and framed art/photos will be disqualified.
Special Artist Division:
Special Artists should follow the general rules and guidelines specific to their submissions, modified only by accommodations for individuals with disabilities. The accommodation, in general, should be both specific and limited to the student’s disability. Special Artists have two options for entry: (1) enter in traditional grade division, choosing the grade division most closely aligned to their abilities, without having extra assistance from an adult; or (2) enter in the Special Artist division, which is non-graded, and may receive non-artistic accommodation and assistance from an adult. Please see the Special Artist detailed rules for more information.
Entry Forms, General Rules and Detailed Rules for each Category:
Student Entry Form 2016
Detailed Rules Visual Arts
Detailed Rules Literature
Detailed Rules Photography
Detailed Rules Dance Choreography
Detailed Rules Film Production
Detailed Rules Music Composition
Detailed Rules Special Artist
The IPSN PTA represents the parents, caregivers and staff of special needs students in District 204. If your child has an IEP or a section 504, the IPSN PTA can be a great source of information.
Our primary mission is to support and offer resources to these families. We accomplish this through our meetings, as well as events and programs that are run by the SN PTA. Some examples of the types of programs and events we have offered include the IPSN PTA Resource Fair, the Teacher Grant program, District 204 Special Olympics Expo, and great guest speakers at our monthly meetings.
In addition this year we have a Back to School Picnic, Family Bingo night and other social events in the works. It’s great to have an arena to be able to talk to other parents who may be going through some of the same issues as you, and learn about school policies and legislation that may affect you and your family.
For more information on helpful resources and upcoming events, visit the IPSN PTA website: http://ipsdweb.ipsd.org/ipsn/
Also see the District 204 Student Service website page for the Special Education Parent Guide including information on student and parent rights: http://ipsdweb.ipsd.org/Subpage.aspx/StudentServices
Be Wise to Upcoming Events
February 6: KinderPress- We need volunteers to both dictate and type the books for the kindergartners. Please sign up via the SignUpGenius link on the Owen PTA page of the Owen website. The program is only successful if we have enough volunteers!
Link to Dictation: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da8a82fa31-kinderpress2
Link to typing: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da8a82fa31-kinderpress3
February 7: Classroom Curriculum Parties for 1st and 2nd grade- Sign up to volunteer on the SignUpGenius link on the Owen PTA page of the Owen website.
First Grade link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da8a82fa31-first1
Second Grade link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da8a82fa31-second
February 7: Chicago Wolves game ticket order forms and money due to the Main Office- ticket order forms can be found on the Owen website. Please send your ticket order form and money to the main office. The Game is Sunday, February 26th at 3pm.
February 9: Variety Show at 6:30- Please come support all of the talented Owls featured in the PTA Variety Show. We need volunteers to help with the show-please sign up via the SignUpGenius link on the Owen website. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da8a82fa31-variety
February 10: Box Tops due for the Classroom Competition- The Box Tops should be trimmed to size to minimize the shipping costs for the PTA. In addition, please ensure the Box Tops are not expired. Box Tops should be placed in a bag/envelope with your child’s teacher’s name and placed in the collection boxes located in the LMC. The classroom that collects the most Box Tops will win a party! If you have any questions about Box Tops or the classroom competition, please contact Shelly Green at email@example.com.
February 15: Panda Express-Restaurant Night- Dine at Panda Express 1123 E. Ogden Ave in Naperville and 20% of your bill will benefit the Owen PTA.
February 21/22: Papa John’s Restaurant Night- order pizza and 20% of your bill will benefit the Owen PTA. 1220 W. Ogden, Naperville. 630-305-7272
February 26: Owen PTA Family Wolves Game- Come cheer on the Wolves with other Owen families-tickets are $20. Free hat with each ticket! Order forms are on the Owen website.
March 3 and 4: Owen Children’s Resale Children’s 2 DAY Resale- Mark you calendars! We need EVERY Owen family to participate in order to make this successful. (Resale is the reason we don’t have to sell candles or wrapping paper, please plan on participating!) Volunteer slots are available for Thursday March 2nd, Friday March 3rd and Saturday March 4th. If you are unable to volunteer, we ask you make a monetary donation to the PTA as this is our only fundraiser. Checks can be made payable to the Owen PTA. Sign up to volunteer on the SignUpGenius link on the Owen PTA page of the Owen website. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da8a82fa31-resale1
March 20: The Science Fair is now a Science Expo! Please note the DATE of the Science Expo has been CHANGED!! It will now be March 20th from 6-8pm. We are excited to announce that Fermilab’s MR. FREEZE will be performing a science demonstration! All Owen families are invited. The permission form and science expo rules are posted on the Owen Website.