Owen Elementary School

Indian Prairie School District 204


Owen Science Fair

More information will be posted in the upcoming months!

Science Fair Guidelines

PTA Science Expo Expectations 



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




*Be sure to select the correct membership year 2018-2019 from the drop down menu*


Owen PTA Fundraisers 

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Manna Scrip Fundraising Program 

Owen PTA is excited to offer a new program this year, Manna Scrip.  You order gift cards through Scrip, and Owen PTA gets an automatic rebate.  Rebate amounts range from 2 to 20%!   Scrip is a great option to use for family budgeting, teacher gifts, and birthday gifts!  You can also purchase Scrip cards for our dining for dollars restaurants, to earn even more for for Owen PTA! 


Step 1: Create a Scrip account.  **The grade with the most new accounts by October 1 gets to choose an extra recess or sit where they want at lunch for a week!!**
Visit shop.shopwithscrip.com and enter enrollment code 28ELF41D56476

Step 2: Select the gift cards and or ScripNow electronic gift cards (eCards) you would like to purchase or re-load.

Step 3: Pay via PrestoPay (link your Scrip account to your bank account for immediate online payment) OR send a check via backpack mail to Owen PTA Manna Scrip Fundraiser before the 15th of the month in which you are ordering.


-We will submit Owen's order for processing on the 15th of each month.  When you make a selection online, Scrip holds it in a "cart" until our entire order is ready to submit. 

- If you are paying by check, we must have received and been able to deposit your check before we will order your gift cards or authorize the release of your ScripNow eCard orders. 

- The gift cards will be shipped to Owen and delivered to your child's class, usually within a few days of Owen's order being submitted for processing (which is typically the 15th).

- We will send an e-mail the day the gift cards are distributed so you know they are coming home.

- To kick off the program, we will be submitting orders on October 1 and October 15.

- Happy shopping!


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 2017-2018

Volunteer Application 



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

Environmental Chair

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

Legislative Chairperson

Membership Chair

  • 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

Service Chair

  • Apparel Coordinator
  • Community Service Coordinator
  • Kindergarten Orientation Coordinator
  • Picture Day Coordinator
  • School Supply Kit Coordinator

Social Co-Chairs

  • 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!!


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?
E-mail us at: OwenPTAResale@gmail.com 
Join our Facebook Group (Owen Elementary PTA Children's Resale) at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1006058239437393/


PTA Reflections Art Contest

Contact: Allison Bonansinga

email: alliebonansinga@gmail.com


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. 



Theme: “Within Reach”



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 USB drive or 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.  Please include audio only – videos are not accepted.


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 must be less than 30 x 24 inches in size, and less than ¾” in thickness. Completed project must be flat. Do not glue anything on your work that will not be completely flat. May use drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, computer generated images, etc. Artwork on stretched canvas is discouraged, but can be submitted if less than ¾ inch thick.


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 USB drive or 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 USB drive or 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.


General Rules: 


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-“Within Reach”

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



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 2017

General Rules

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

Owen Families,

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


Owen PTA Board Members 2017-2018

Nominations for the 2018-19 PTA board:
Co-Presidents- Randi Blasutti and Nickie Wohlfahrt
Vice-President- Sapna Mangal
Secretary- Coni Nielson
Treasurer- Jiji Manna

Elections will be held at the May 3 PTA General Meeting at 7:00 Owen LMC.


Owen PTA offers an opportunity for volunteers to provide additional art experiences for our students.  During the months of January, February and March, you can sign up to lead a 30 minute art awareness project to your child's class.  The lesson, instructions and materials will be provided and all you need to do is select the month and class that you would like to volunteer.

Steps to participate:
1. Sign up for a slot using the sign-up genius link under the Art Awareness tab of the Owen PTA website.
2. Contact the teacher with a few dates you are available to give the art project.
3. Review the Google Drive with the instructions for your assigned artist (Link will be provided in mid-December).
4. Visit the PTA art supply cabinet in the LMC to pick up your supplies.

Contact Diane Alberson with questions

Owen PTA

News on the Fly

A friendly reminder, the front office needs you to SIGN UP to volunteer for any of our day time events! They use the sign up lists to verify all volunteers prior to the event, so please remember to sign up before you show up!


April 23-26: First Edition- We could use a few more volunteers!!

Sign up at: https://memberhub.com/HSR19545I10025


May 3: PTA General Meeting and Board Election 7:00pm Owen MPR


May 4: Muffins with Mom- 8:00-8:50 MPR- PTA members come enjoy coffee, doughnuts and muffins with your students before school. RSVP:



May 4: 4th Grade Curriculum Party- 2:10-3:20  All supplies and party plans are provided by the PTA.  All volunteers must bring photo ID, and check in at the office. Sign up:



May 7-11: Teacher Appreciation Week- Visit the sign-up genius to make donations (teachers don’t peek!). Details regarding other ways you can show our teachers how much we appreciate them throughout the week are to follow.



May 25: Kindergarten Curriculum Party- 2:00-3:15 All supplies and party plans will be provided by the PTA.  All volunteers will need to bring a photo ID, and check in at the front office. Sign up:



Now through May 26- School Supply Kits- order online at www.shaneskits.com enter school code OWEN204 and all of your school supplies will be delivered to Owen for pick up in August.


May 31: 5th Grade Farewell Party- 2:00-3:15 Owen MPR.  We are looking for volunteers to help with the 5th grade farewell which will take place on May 31, from 2:00-3:15.  Volunteers will be assisting with games, photo booth, and serving cake.  We are also looking for donations for goody bags. Remember to send your pictures by May 20th for the slideshow to https://drive.google.com/open?id=1iD2uUPS3MnC4sRLahgaVwCGMuU1oqSlo

Sign up to volunteer or donate at: https://memberhub.com/HSR23275I10177 

May 31: Dining for $$ Culver’s- All day mention Owen and 15% of sales will be donated to the PTA. Owen teachers will be serving ice-cream from 4:00-7:00, come and say hi!!


June 1: End of the Year Party- 4:00-6:00pm Owen blacktop.  Vendors will sell food, but bring your own drinks!!  In the event of rain, the party will be canceled.

Upcoming Dining for Dollars Events


May 31: Dining for $$ Culver’s- All day mention Owen and 15% of sales will be donated to the PTA. Owen teachers will be serving ice-cream from 4:00-7:00, come and say hi!! 


Contact Us

Principal: Kim Earlenbaugh

1560 Westglen Drive (map)
Naperville, IL‎ 60565

Phone: 630.428.7300
Attendance: 630.428.6030
Fax: 630.428.7301

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