Latest Owen PTA News & Updates
2023-24 School Year News
2023-24 Owen PTA Membership NOW AVAILABLE! Click here to sign up today! Owen PTA Store NEW THIS YEAR - If you're able, consider purchasing one of our Membership Bundles which includes Membership and an additional donation to the Owen PTA! For more information on PTA membership, check out our Membership Page
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Upcoming Owen Events
Sept 11 PTA Meeting @ 6:30: Meet at Owen Elementary for our PTA meeting. Come learn about all the things we are doing!
Sept 22 IPPC COAT DRIVE: Bring In any gently used Coats. There will be a box at Owen to collect.
Sept 14 Donuts with Grownups 8:15-8:50: PTA members ONLY. Please have your students and families join us at Owen Elementary cafeteria for a special donut treat to celebrate our amazing PTA members! Sign up BELOW! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044DA8A82FA31-donuts3
Sept 15 Owen Picture Day
Sept 20 Owen Picture Retake Day
Sept 22 Movie Night 6:00-9:00- Owen families are welcome to join us at Owen MPR for a family fun movie night In the gym. Snack and concessions will be for sale. Be on the look out for more details to come!
Children's Resale (virtual) 9/22 - Sunday 9/24 (registration deadline is 9/14)
The Owen PTA will be hosting the bi-annual virtual resale which will feature thousands of like-new children's clothing (NB-20), coats, books, sports equipment, toys, books, baby gear and more all at Bargain prices! We are currently looking for anyone who may be interested in selling at the sale. Sellers will earn 65-75% of their sales (depending on volunteer hours) with the remaining portion to be donated to the Owen PTA. Sellers will also be able to shop the sale before the general public.Simply take a picture of the item you want to sell and upload a brief description and price. The deadline to register as a seller is 9/14 and any inventory must be entered into the system by 9/19.
New Sellers can register here: Owen Resale New Seller Sign-Up or
Prior sellers can register here: Owen Resale Returning Seller Login.
Children's Resale Donations: If you don't want to register to sell, but have gently used children's items (toys/clothes/books, etc.) you'd like to donate, we would love to take your donations, which can be sold for 100% Owen PTA profit. Donations must be dropped off before 9/15. Please email us at email@example.com to make drop-off arrangements.
Owen Community News
Welcome to our New 2023-24 Owen PTA Board: In addition to the new principal (Heather Whisler) and new Student Services Coordinator (Michelle Hebenstreit) for next year, the Owen PTA has elected a new PTA Board. The 2023-24 Owen PTA Board is:
Vice-President: Lauren Schneeberger:30-204-4331
Treasurer: Peg Wysocki: 630-608-8137
Secretary: Jen Curran: 815-440-4101
Want to be more involved?
All PTA programs are 100% run by non-paid family/staff/community volunteers. In order to enhance your student's Owen experience, we need your help to make these programs happen! For a list of all programs we have / hope to have at Owen who need volunteers, click here: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Indoor Recess Bags Donation Collection: On rainy days like today our students may spend recess in their classrooms. The Owen PTA wants to help keep our kids entertained indoors by assembling 12 total "Indoor Recess Bags" full of board games, card games, puzzles, building toys, crafts, puzzle books, stem sets, movement/fidget Items, etc. for Grades K/1, 2/3 and 4/5. We have purchased and collected many items, but still need your help! If you have any new or gently used items from our Google Sheet of Staff-Approved Ideas that your kids are no longer using that you'd like to donate, you can drop them off at 1448 Westglen Dr (Npv) or 1168 Stonehaven (Aur) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make other arrangements. We are especially looking for items for older grades and the following:
Card Games: Go Fish, Old Maid, Guess in 10, Uno, Regular Deck of Cards
Craft Items: Construction or Rainbow Scratch Paper, Markers/Crayons/Colored Pencils, Coloring Books (youth/adult), Straws, popsicle sticks, Colored/Decorative tape, beads/string, Magna Doodle, Spirograph Set(s), Origami Kits/Paper, etc.
Building Toys: Legos, Lincoln Logs, Stacking Cups, Brain Flakes, Straw Connector Toys, etc.
Puzzle Books: Hidden Picture, Mad Libs, Joke Books, Word Search, Sudoku, Logic Puzzles, etc.
Stem Sets: Snap Circuits, The Genius Square, etc.
Movement Games: Portable Cornhole, Sticky Dart Board, Hacky Sacks, 3 in 1 Carnival/Hide the Flag Game, Ring Toss Game, Rubik's Cube, Fidgets
Storage Containers: We have large, clear bedding bags we will be putting items in, but are looking for smaller, storage containers (with tight lids) to put some of our building toys / games with small pieces in.
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