Owen Elementary School

Indian Prairie School District 204

PTA

Owen Science Fair

More information will be posted in the upcoming months!


Science Fair Guidelines

Science Fair Permission Slip

Science Fair Expectations 

 

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 2017-2018

 

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! 

GETTING STARTED

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.

RECEIVING YOUR CARDS

-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

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!!

When?
Friday, September 22 Pre-Shop 7:00-9:00 pm  and Saturday, September 23 7:00-11:00 am and HALF PRICE SALE 11:30-1:30

What?
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.

Where?
Owen Elementary School Gymnasium
1560 Westglen Drive
Naperville, IL 60565

Why?
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.).

Who?
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. 

 

 REFLECTIONS RULES IN BRIEF

Theme: “Within Reach”

 

Categories:

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 Spiritwear Sale

http://boomertsink.com/owen_elementary 

Visit the website to view selections, create an account and order online by September 13th.

All orders will be delivered to students at school at the end of October.

Questions?  Contact Diane Alberson dianealberson@gmail.com

 

ORDERS DUE BY SEPTEMBER 13TH!! 

Content coming soon!

Be Wise to Upcoming Events

October 5: PTA General Meeting 7:00 in the LMC

October 6Doughnuts with Dad- 8:00-8:50 MPR- PTA members come enjoy coffee and doughnuts with your students before school.  **PLEASE OBSERVE NO PARKING SIGNS, ESPECIALLY IN FIRE LANES** RSVP on Sign-up Genius so we are sure to have enough sweets for everyone!  http://owen.ipsd.org/Subpage.aspx?id=683                    

October 10: Walk to School Day- Activity logs will come home this week, turn them in October 10!

Now through October 15: Box Tops should be trimmed to size and turned into the bin in the LMC by October 15th.  They should be bundled in a ziploc bag with the student's name and class (I.e. 5K) on it. We receive $0.10 for every box top turned in, so it is an easy way for the PTA to earn money. 

October 16: Dining for $$ at Chipolte 4:00-8:00 22 E Chicago Ave Naperville. Mention Owen and PTA gets 50% of the proceeds!

Reflections: Reflections is a district wide art contest sponsored by the PTA for students K-12.  This year’s theme is “Within Reach.”  Applications are available in the LMC and the art room, submissions are dueOctober 20.  Find more details in the Reflections tab of the Owen PTA website.  http://owen.ipsd.org/Subpage.aspx?id=683


Halloween Spooktacular!

Friday, October 27th 6:30-8:00pm at Owen.  Admission is $10 per family in advance, $15 at the door.  Cash, checks (to Owen PTA) or Credit (https://owen.memberhub.com/payment_requests/188).  **IF YOU PAY THROUGH MEMBERHUB, YOU STILL NEED TO TURN IN AN RSVP FORM TO THE OFFICE**  All RSVP’s are due by Friday, October 20th.  All families are expected to either volunteer for beforehand set up, a 30 minute time slot during the event or clean up afterwards AND/OR donate prizes for carnival games or money so we can provide treats. Visit the OWEN PTA website to access the Sign-up Genius link

 

Halloween Invitation 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Dining for Dollars Events

 

September 28:  Potbelly’s 5:00-8:00 236 South Washington Naperville. 

October 16:  Chipolte 4:00-8:00 22 E Chicago Ave Naperville. 

November 1: Little Pops Pizzeria 11:00-9:00 1819 Wehrli Rd Naperville.

November 7-8: Papa John's 1220West Ogden Ave Naperville.

November 17: Chuck E Cheese's

December 7: Sky Zone

 


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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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