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.
PTA Membership Form
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
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE!!
Owen PTA Fundraisers
Check Out All of the Ways We Raise!
The Fall & Spring Owen Resale offers Owen families the opportunity to sell or donate used children’s clothing, toys and equipment. Both sellers and PTA get a percentage of the sales. These two events are our biggest fundraisers of the year, about $10,000 of our budget.
Membership $20.00! That’s all it costs for a family to join the Owen PTA. $4.50 of your membership fee goes to the State and National PTAs to support their programs. The rest stays at Owen and helps with the cost of the programs and activities we provide throughout the year. Your support helps offset the $40 the PTA spends per student. Join today at https://owenpta.memberhub.store
The Box Tops for Education program pays cash for all of the labels we submit during the school year. The money we earn helps to pay for PTA programs. Please clip these Box Tops labels and send them to school in an envelope or plastic bag with your child’s name and classroom marked clearly on the outside. Last year our PTA earned $600 through this program.
Dining for Dollars Events- Can’t think of what to make for dinner? Then eat out, meet up with friends, and raise money for the Owen PTA. Restaurant nights are usually held once a month. Each restaurant gives a portion of sales back to the Owen PTA on a designated night if you mention the Owen PTA. Be on the look-out for dates and times announced in the PTA emails
Coke Gives is Coke’s new wy to redeem rewards codes for csh, $.05-.35 per code! There are two ways to participate: visit https://us.coca-cola.com/give/ find Owen an scan your code OR drop your codes in the Coke Gives box in the LMC and PTA will redeem them for you.
AmazonSmile enables Amazon shoppers to easily donate 0.5% of their purchases to their favorite U.S. based non-profits. Click on the link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/16-1666113 to support the Owen PTA when you shop on Amazon. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features on Amazon.com.
Mighty Nest will donate 15% of your purchase to the PTA when you select to support Owen school at checkout on mightynest.com
Scrip Manna gives Owen PTA rebates from 2-10% for the gift cards you buy. Visit shop.shopwithscrip.com and enter enrollment code 28ELF41D56476 to get started. Orders are due the 15th of every month.
Spring Flower Sale is held just in time for Mother’s Day. PTA sells beautiful hanging baskets and potted arrangements in a variety of colors to brighten your spring.
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
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!!
Fall RESALE Pre-Shop
7:00pm-9:00pm September 24
Resale 7:00am-1:30pm September 15
Spring Resale March 1st and 2nd
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?
Volunteer for the resale HERE!
PTA Reflections Art Contest
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
RULES IN BRIEF
Theme: “Heroes Around Me”
Entries due by Wednesday, Nov. 7 to Owen Main Office
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 24 x 30 inches in size, and less than 3/8 inch 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 3/8 inch thick.
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.
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
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-“Heroes Around Me”
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
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
Special Artist Division:
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.
on the Following Link to Download an Entry Form and Detailed Rules for each
Entry Forms, General Rules and Detailed Rules for each Category:
Student Entry Form 2018
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
Owen Owls Apparel 2018
Click the link below to view spiritwear.
Orders are due by Sunday, Septeber 16, 2018
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.
Select the month and class that you would like to volunteer in the following link:https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0a4aaea628a2ff2-2019
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
Dining for Dollars
Upcoming Dining for Dollars Events
April 11: Dining for $$: Oberweis ** Please note, this is the Oberweis on Route 59 and NORTH AURORA ROAD** 760 N. Route 59. All day, be sure to mention you are there for the Owen PTA fundraiser and Oberweis will donate 20% of your purchase to Owen PTA.
April 14: Dining for $$: Mod Pizza 20%
May 17: Dining for $$ Chuck E Cheese