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 WELCOME TO YOUR STILL PTA!
The 2018-19 Board Members are:
  • President: Vildan Gorenor
  • Vice President: Marlo Cagle
  • Treasurer: Elke Windeit
  • Recording Secretary: Archana Sarkar

 


     

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Email us at stillptsa@gmail.com
 
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PTA News: 

Final PTA News 5-30-18

Dear Bulldog Families,

This is the final PTA News of the 2017-2018 school year.  A big thank you to all the amazing volunteers that helped with the many PTA events and programs throughout the year.   This included everyone who donated to concession sales and volunteered for Teacher Appreciation, Red Ribbon Week, Coat Drive, Blanket Drive, Students of Distinction, LMC, Bulldog Bash, School Supply Kit Sales, Reflections, Restaurant Nights, IM@Still, Raffle, and Box Tops.  Thank you to all the members of the PTA Board who helped organize activities and volunteers and helped to administer Teacher Grants.   Thank you to all of our PTA teachers and parent members for joining and continuing to help us serve the amazing Still Middle School community!

Income:    Here is a summary of what we made.  The IM@Still fundraiser along with Restaurant Nights, Raffle, Bulldog Bash Concessions, Membership dues and donations, and school supply kits yielded the PTA approximately $16,000, which allowed us to do some wonderful things this year!

Expenses:  We were able to provide the school with about $6,000 for Grade Level and other student programs.  We spent $4,000 on Still Gives, a great program that helps Still families struggling during the holiday season and beyond.  We spent about $1,600 on teacher grants to help purchase specialized art equipment, applied technology equipment, pay for awesome science speakers, and enhance some classrooms with a specialized library of books.  We spent about $2,500 on staff appreciation, including teacher appreciation week, administrative assistant’s day, and staff meals certain days of the year.  We also spent money on required expenses such as dues to the IL PTA, the Indian Prairie Parents Council (IPPC), insurance and taxes.  Finally, we end the year in good standing to be able to start the next school year!

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, we would love to hear from you!  Please contact us at stillptsa@gmail.com .

HAVE A FANTASTIC, SAFE AND HEALTHY SUMMER!

 


Our webpage has 2018-2019 PTA Registration forms!  Click "Forms" tab to print out your form and send in to the Still Middle School office.  The PTA supports many programs that benefit our students and teachers at Still.  Your investment is invaluable - Thank you for your support! 

Tired of rushing around to get school supplies for your kids?  Get everything you need by ordering your student's kit through our school supply partnership with Shane's School Supply.  Go to http://www.shaneskits.com and enter school code:  SM204
Order by June 15th.  For questions contact Colleen O'Donnell at colleenodonnel5@gmail.com


Don't forget to shop on Amazon using our Amazon Smiles account!

 

PTA Programs

  • Still Gives Program
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Reflections Art Contest
  • Teacher Appreciation Activities
  • Teacher Grants
  • LMC Books, Supplies, and Technology
  • District Scholarships for graduating seniors
  • Directory for PTA Members
  • Spirit Awards
  • Student of Distinction Program
  • Student Grade Level Celebrations
  • Music Department support
  • Bull Dog Bash

      

MEETINGS

See you next school year!! 

volunteer

If you want to volunteer or have any questions, please use this form or email us at stillptsa@gmail.com. See the Volunteer tab for a list of volunteer opportunities!

Still pta directory

Directories are in!  Please check your email for updating on the Directory Spot app and directoryspot.net. 

Special Needs PTA

Visit the district's Special Needs PTA (IPSN) website at http://ipsdweb.ipsd.org/ipsn/.

 

 

 

 

Forms

 Still PTA Forms

Still Membership Form

Volunteer Form 

 

Volunteer

No One Can Do Everything, But Everyone Can Do Something!

Click this link to sign up to build a great community for our kids, teachers, and parents!

Still PTSA Volunteer Form 

 OPENINGS FOR COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

  • WELCOME COMMITTEE: We need a chair and some volunteers. Occasionally, new students join Still during the school year. We would like to form a Welcome Committee to welcome these students and their families to our community, especially since a mid-year transition can be tough.  Time Commitment: 1-2 hours
  • STILL SPORTS BOOSTERS: This is a new idea. It would be great to have volunteers cheering for our Still students at various games and meets.
  • CONCESSIONS: Teachers often ask the PTA to help sell concessions at various events. It would be great to have a dedicated committee just for this. So far this year, the PTA has already coordinated volunteers for a Wrestling Meet, a Robotics Club Competition, and the Science Fair.
  • STUDENTS OF DISTINCTION: These volunteers help organize the students of distinction breakfasts.
  • RED RIBBON: These volunteers help with Red Ribbon week.
  • LMC VOLUNTEERS: These volunteers help throughout the year by volunteering in the school library media center.

If you are interested in the above programs, please email stillptsa@gmail.com and fill out the form above!

 

Thank you to the following Committee Chairs:

  • Fundraising: Susan Avery, Chair. Coordinates Still PTA fundraising drives.
  • Restaurant Night: Stacey Wing, Chair. Arranges restaurant nights for Still families.
  • Bulldog Bash: Marylee Leu and Beth Moltomyr, co-chairs. This committee coordinates the concession sales at the school dances, known as Bulldog Bashes.
  • Reflections: Ann Pachapa, Chair. Coordinates the IPSD 204-sponsored arts and writing contest, known as Reflections, each fall.
  • Teacher Appreciations: Beth Nelson, Chair. This committee coordinates meals for the teachers provided by the PTA throughout the year as well as Secretaries Day and Teacher Appreciation Week.
  • Box TopsArchana Sarkar, Chair. Organizes the collection of Box Tops, along with their submission for money for the PTA.

 

Please email stillptsa@gmail.com if you are interested or have questions or suggestions. Have an idea for a committee you don't see here? Let us know!


Reflections


 

The theme for 2017-2018 National PTA Reflections contest is:

WITHIN REACH

The Due Date for art work is October 25.  Please turn in all projects in the box in the Still main office door marked “Reflections”.

Questions:  please contact Ann Pachapa annpach@yahoo.com

 

 

Click on the links for more information:

Illinois State Reflections Website 

IPSD Website 

Entry Form 

17-18 Rules 

Literature

Photography

Music Composition

Film Production

Dance Choreography 

Visual Arts

Special Artist

 


 

Other Links

Check out these great resources!

Special Needs PTA

Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC)

Project Arrow PTA

Indian Prairie Educational Foundation (IPEF)

IM@Still

 

 

Fundraising Form 

IM@Still Flyer 

  

Thank you to all donors!! 

 

 

11/27/2017 Update:

We will continue to accept donations through the end of November!  Remember that our write a check fundraiser was meant to be an easy way for our busy families to make an impact on our school.  Unlike traditional fundraising programs, 100% of the funds raised during this fundraiser go back to Still.
We are only at 47% of our goal of raising $14,000 but are proud of all the donations received in the past two weeks and are very grateful for all of your support!  With the funds we collect we will be able to continue PTA programs that further the growth of our Still Middle School community which will benefit our kids 100%!  .  The PTA will continue to do its best to secure as much funding as possible to meet our goals.

Additionally, if your company has a matching gift program, we are happy to provide the appropriate non-profit paperwork needed for you to submit the forms to your company.  Please contact us at stillptsa@gmail.com.

The Wish Box wishes for Still were incredible and student prizes have been awarded.  Thank you to all the students that participated!  You help make our school great!  We will do our best to fund some of these wishes in the future. Here is a list of winning wishes for Still:
  • 6th Grade Sports
  • Class Pets
  • Field Trips
  • Microwave in the Cafeteria
  • Make the school more inclusive
  • Multicultural Activities
  • New/Different Classes
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Bulldog Statue/Murals to improve the school
  • Water Fountains with water bottle refill option

We live in an awesome community, fellow Bulldogs.   Let's keep it going! 

Donate by sending in your check to Still PTA or click the Donate button above!

Thank you.

 

11/20/2017 Update:

CAMPAIGN EXTENDED THOUGH THE END OF NOVEMBER!! 
The Still PTA would like to express our sincere appreciation to all of you for your generous contributions toward our Incredible Minds at Still campaign.

We are only at 47% of our goal of raising $14,000 but are proud of all the donations received in the past two weeks and are very grateful for all of your support!  With the funds we collect we will be able to continue PTA programs that further the growth of our Still Middle School community which will benefit our kids 100%!

The Wish Box wishes for Still were incredible and student prizes will be awarded this week.  Thank you to all the students that participated!  You help make our school great! A list of wishes for Still will be posted on our Still PTA website in the near future.

We will continue to accept donations through the end of November!  Remember that our write a check fundraiser was meant to be an easy way for our busy families to make an impact on our school.  Unlike traditional fundraising programs, 100% of the funds raised during this fundraiser go back to Still. 

Additionally, if your company has a matching gift program, we are happy to provide the appropriate non-profit paperwork needed for you to submit the forms to your company.  Please contact us at stillptsa@gmail.com.

We live in an awesome community, fellow Bulldogs.  Let’s keep it going!  Click the DONATE button above to support the PTA.  Thank you!

 

11/13/2017 Update:

Dear Still Bulldog Families:

We are doing great so far, raising money for our incredible PTA programs.  100% of your donation will go directly to supporting these programs, including Grade-Level activities, Still Gives, Teacher Grants, Students of Distinction, Red Ribbon Week, Reflections Art Contest, LMC Books and Supplies, IPPC Scholarship Fund, Spring Family Celebration.

Did you know that our PTA $ help to buy the latest and greatest in art equipment, music equipment, and classroom tools!  The PTA funds teacher grants that help our students learn better and smarter!  We have funded amazing science speakers from Illinois Storm Chasers and Scarce to come and get our kids excited for the science curriculum!

THANK YOU for all the donations that we have received so far to support our Incredible Minds at Still!!!  We have a great community behind our students and teachers and we couldn't be more proud of the support we've received so far from all of you!  Our campaign continues through the end of this week!  Please support the Still PTA with your donation.  The students have been participating with their wishes for the Wish Box and we have received dozens of amazing ideas for spending funds.  Please support our PTA!  Click the DONATION button above to donate online or print out the FUNDRAISING FORM above to send in your check.  Let's keep it going Bulldog families!  Thank you!


11/8/2017 Update:

We are off to a great start with the IM@Still campaign, the highlight being OUR STUDENTS!!!  You may have heard about the Wish Box in the lunchroom and how our INCREDIBLE students have already participated by sharing their ideas about how to spend funds on things that would benefit all students in the school.   We have already received dozens of fantastic and thoughtful ideas!  We are very proud of our kids at Still…..keep those ideas coming!  We are hoping for 100% participation!  The top 10 ideas at the end of the campaign will receive a $10 Gift Card! 

 

11/6/2017 Update:

Dear Still Community,

Our IM@Still fundraiser has begun! Some of you may be wondering what that is! It stands for Incredible Minds at Still, which we believe is all of us helping our kids reach their full potential! This is a once-a-year fundraiser where we ask our families to donate money to our PTA programs instead of asking you to help with other fundraising efforts. Unlike traditional fundraisers like wrapping paper and magazine sales, 100% of the funds raised during this fundraiser go back to Still. Our Goal this year is to raise $14,000 in 14 days! Here's what we want to use this money for:

  1. Our biggest expense is for grade level activities of $5,800, including 6th grade Greek studies program, 7th grade Mystery Shop, 8th Grade Holocaust study and field trips and year end activities. The school counts on us for this.
  2. Still Gives program to help our own Still Families in need : $4,000
  3. Teacher Grants to support classroom instruction: $3,200
  4. Other Programs: Students of Distinction, Red Ribbon, Reflections, LMC books and supplies, IPPC scholarship fund, Spring Family Celebration: $1,000
 
Please be on the look out for a form going home with your child on Monday. We know that together we can continue to build a strong and INCREDIBLE Still Middle School Community!
 
If you would like to help out with this campaign, please click this link for volunteer opportunities: http://signup.com/go/rRmpChb
 
We can do it Bulldogs!
 
Thank you so much for your generosity! Donate now
 
 
Your Still Middle School PTA

Old News

OLD NEWS

Week of 5/21/2018

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!  The Still PTA board would like to extend a special invitation to ALL our volunteers for a special Volunteer Breakfast on May 24 at 8:30 am at the Still LMC.  Please come and celebrate your hard work making our school great!  RSVP at stillptsa@gmail.com with subject line:  "Volunteer Breakfast".  Thank you for your time and efforts :)!  No one can do everything, but everyone can do something!


Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Still PTA Board:  President:  Vildan Gorener, Vice President:  Marlo Cagle, Treasurer:  Elke Windeit, and Secretary: Archana Sarkar

Our webpage has 2018-2019 PTA Registration forms!  Click "Forms" tab to print out your form and send in to the Still Middle School office.  The PTA supports many programs that benefit our students and teachers at Still.  Your investment is invaluable - Thank you for your support! 

Tired of rushing around to get school supplies for your kids?  Get everything you need by ordering your student's kit through our school supply partnership with Shane's School Supply.  Go to http://www.shaneskits.com and enter school code:  SM204
Order by June 15th.  For questions contact Colleen O'Donnell at colleenodonnel5@gmail.com


Box Tops:  Thank you for your Box Tops this year!  The PTA made over $200 this year.  Please continue to save the Box Tops for our next collection.  Each clipped Box Top equals 10 cents and these contributions add up to $$$ for our school!

 

Week of 5/14/2018

The Indian Prairie Parents Council is running a campaign to fund a school supply gift card drive for kids in District 204 that are in need. More information and how to donate through Paypal can be found in the attached flyer here.  Thank you for your support!

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!  The Still PTA board would like to extend a special invitation to ALL our volunteers for a special Volunteer Breakfast on May 24 at 8:30 am at the Still LMC.  Please come and celebrate your hard work making our school great!  RSVP at stillptsa@gmail.com with subject line:  "Volunteer Breakfast".  Thank you for your time and efforts :)!  No one can do everything, but everyone can do something!

 

Thank you to all who came to register for the PTA during Walk-In Registrations.  If you did not get a chance to turn in your PTA form for next year...don't worry!  There's still time to send in your 2018-2019 PTA Registration!  Just visit our website under "Forms" tab to print out your form and send in to the Still office.  The PTA supports many programs that benefit our students and teachers at Still. Thank you for your support! 

Tired of rushing around to get school supplies for your kids?  Well why worry!  Get everything you need by ordering your student's kit through our school supply partnership with Shane's School Supply.  Go to http://www.shaneskits.com and enter school code:  SM204
Order by June 15th.  For questions contact Colleen O'Donnell at colleenodonnel5@gmail.com

 

Thank you to our Nominating Committee for working on a slate of officers for our next year's PTA Board.  Our new Board will be voted on during our final PTA meeting May 17. Slate of candidates:
  • President:  Vildan Gorener
  • Vice President:  Marlo Cagle
  • Treasurer:  Elke Windeit 
  • Recording Secretary:  Archana Sarkar 

Our final PTA Meeting of the year will take place May 17 at 6:30 pm in the Still LMC.  We will be electing new Board members.  Also starting at 7 pm, Principal Stipp or an Assistant Principal from Waubonsie Valley High School will come and talk about what great things are in store for our future Warriors.  Please join us, all are welcome!


Box Tops:  Thank you for your Box Tops this year!  The PTA made over $200 this year.  Please continue to save the Box Tops for our next collection.  Each clipped Box Top equals 10 cents and these contributions add up to $$$ for our school!

 

Week of 5/7/2018

Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank you to our Teacher Appreciation Week coordinator, Beth Nelson and all the volunteers that helped to make the teachers feel special and very much appreciated!  Activities this past week included Thank you notes written by students, Chalk the Walk with messages of appreciation at the school entrance,  Cookie day for making our kids smart cookies, Breakfast, and Sweet treats and drinks for making it a Sweet year for our kids! 

The Indian Prairie Parents Council is running a campaign to fund a school supply gift card drive for kids in District 204 that are in need.  Please click here to donate through PayPal.  More information can be found in the attached flyer here.  Thank you for your support!

Thank you to our Bulldog Bash concessions coordinator Marylee Leu and all the volunteers that helped to make it a great night for our kids at the final bash of the year.

 

Thank you to our Nominating Committee for working on a slate of officers for our next year's PTA Board.  Our new Board will be voted on during our final PTA meeting May 17. Slate of candidates:
  • President:  Vildan Gorener
  • Vice President:  Marlo Cagle
  • Treasurer:  Elke Windeit 
  • Recording Secretary:  Archana Sarkar 

The PTA will be at all Walk-In Registrations this year: May 8 and May 10.  Please make sure to stop by the PTA table to drop off your PTA registration form for next year!  We will be collecting volunteer interest forms as well as membership fees.  Thank you for your support!

Our final PTA Meeting of the year will take place May 17 at 6:30 pm in the Still LMC.  We will be electing new Board members.  Also starting at 7 pm, Principal Stipp or an Assistant Principal from Waubonsie Valley High School will come and talk about what great things are in store for our future Warriors.  Please join us, all are welcome!


Box Tops:  Thank you for your Box Tops this year!  The PTA made over $200 this year.  Please continue to save the Box Tops for our next collection.  Each clipped Box Top equals 10 cents and these contributions add up to $$$ for our school!

 

Week of 4/30/2018

Teacher Appreciation Week April 30 - May 4:   Teacher Appreciation Week is here!  An exciting week of appreciation is planned for our great Still staff.  Thank you to everyone that helped to greet the teachers this week by Chalking the Walk on Sunday with messages of appreciation.  Also, please be sure to bring any items you signed up for on the assigned day by 8 am!  Still teachers are THE BEST!!!!!! 


The Indian Prairie Parents Council is running a campaign to fund a school supply gift card drive for kids in District 204 that are in need.  Please click here to donate through PayPal.  More information can be found in the attached flyer here.  Thank you for your support!

This Friday May 4 is the last Bulldog Bash of the year!  The Still PTA will be selling concessions to the kids - snacks, candy, drinks.  Should be an awesome time for our student Bulldogs!

 

Thank you to our Nominating Committee for working on a slate of officers for our next year's PTA Board.  Our new Board will be voted on during our final PTA meeting May 17. Slate of candidates:
  • President:  Vildan Gorener
  • Vice President:  Marlo Cagle
  • Treasurer:  Elke Windeit 
  • Recording Secretary:  Archana Sarkar 

The PTA will be at all Walk-In Registrations this year: May 8 and May 10.  Please make sure to stop by the PTA table to drop off your PTA registration form for next year!  We will be collecting volunteer interest forms as well as membership fees.  Thank you for your support!

Our final PTA Meeting of the year will take place May 17 at 6:30 pm in the Still LMC.  We will be electing new Board members.  Please join us, all are welcome!


Box Tops:  Thank you for your Box Tops this year!  The PTA made over $200 this year.  Please continue to save the Box Tops for our next collection.  Each clipped Box Top equals 10 cents and these contributions add up to $$$ for our school!

 

Week of 4/23/2018

Teacher Appreciation Week April 30 - May 4:  An amazing week of teacher appreciation is being planned for our Still Middle School staff.  Please help us out by signing up for some donations listed in the link.  Thank you to Beth Nelson for organizing this wonderful event!  Click on this link to help. 

Thank you to our Nominating Committee for working on a slate of officers for our next year's PTA Board.  Our new Board will be voted on during our final PTA meeting May 17. Slate of candidates:
  • President:  Vildan Gorener
  • Vice President:  Marlo Cagle
  • Treasurer:  Elke Windeit 
  • Recording Secretary:  Archana Sarkar 

The PTA will be at all Walk-In Registrations this year: April 26, May 8 and May 10.  Please make sure to stop by the PTA table to drop off your PTA registration form for next year!  We will be collecting volunteer interest forms as well as membership fees.  Thank you for your support!

Our final PTA Meeting of the year will take place May 17 at 6:30 pm in the Still LMC.  We will be electing new Board members.  Please join us, all are welcome!

 

Thank you to everyone who supported our April Restaurant Night at Naf Naf Grill.  Stay tuned for our last one of the year in May!

Box Tops:  Thank you for your Box Tops this year!  The PTA made over $200 this year.  Please continue to save the Box Tops for our next collection.  Each clipped Box Top equals 10 cents and these contributions add up to $$$ for our school!

 

Week of 4/16/2018

Don't forget to eat out for our Restaurant Night at Naf Naf Grill in Aurora Tuesday 4/17 from 4pm - 10pm.  Please mention you are from Still Middle School or show this FLYER.  Thanks!

Thank you to our Nominating Committee for working on a slate of officers for our next year's PTA Board.  Our new Board will be voted on during our final PTA meeting May 17. Slate of candidates:
  • President:  Vildan Gorener
  • Vice President:  Marlo Cagle
  • Treasurer:  Elke Windeit 
  • Recording Secretary:  Archana Sarkar 


Teacher Appreciation Week April 30 - May 4:  An amazing week of teacher appreciation is being planned for our Still Middle School staff.  Please help us out by signing up for some donations listed in the link.  Thank you to Beth Nelson for organizing this wonderful event!  Click on this link to help.

PTA Raffle:  Thank you to all who supported our PTA Raffle during the fabulous school musical - great job by our talented student performers!  Many thanks to Susan Avery for organizing and all the volunteers that helped to sell tickets.  Proceeds from the raffle will be used to support our many PTA programs and help to buy much needed mats for our wrestling team!

The PTA will be at all Walk-In Registrations this year: April 26, May 8 and May 10.  Please make sure to stop by the PTA table to drop off your PTA registration form for next year!  We will be collecting volunteer interest forms as well as membership fees.  Thank you for your support!

Our final PTA Meeting of the year will take place May 17 at 6:30 pm in the Still LMC.  We will be electing new Board members.  Please join us, all are welcome!

Box Tops:  Thank you for your Box Tops this year!  The PTA made over $200 this year.  Please continue to save the Box Tops for our next collection.  Each clipped Box Top equals 10 cents and these contributions add up to $$$ for our school!

 

Week of 4/9/2018

RAFFLE during the Still play Into the Woods! 
The Still Middle School PTA is having a raffle with fabulous prizes from local community merchants.  Some of the prizes are:  

Maui Jim Sunglasses value $300 per pair
Bowlero Package value $210 
Meson Sabika Brunch for 2 value $75
CorePower Yoga one month unlimited yoga value $200
European Wax Body Wash and Lotion plus one free wax value $75
Hand & Stone Massage one 50 minute massage value $90

Plus over 30 more prizes.
There will b e a raffle both nights of the play - April 12th & April 13th
Come support the Still Middle School play and the Still Middle School PTA!
Tickets will be on sale prior to the play and during intermission.

1 ticket $5
3 tickets $10
8 tickets $20

TEACHER APPRECIATION Week, April 30 May 4:  An amazing week of teacher appreciation is being planned for our Still Middle School staff.  Please help us out by signing up for some of the donations listed in the link.  A big thank you to Beth Nelson for organizing this wonderful event!  Click on this link to help.  

NOMINATIONS taking place:  If you are interested in serving on the PTA Board next year please email stillptsa@gmail.com.  The list of candidates will be posted on April 16, 2018.

RESTAURANT NIGHT:  Mark your calendars for our next restaurant night April 17 at Naf Naf Grill in Aurora!  See the attached flyer for more information.  Our PTA will receive a portion of sales from that night

PTA MEETING:  Our final PTA meeting of the year will take place May 17 at 6:30 pm in the Still LMC.  We will be electing new Board members.  Please join us, all are welcome!

BOX TOPS:  Thank you for your Box Tops this year!  The PTA made over $200 this year.  Please continue to save the Box Tops for our next collection.  Each clipped Box Top equals 10 cents and these contributions add up to $$$ for our school!

 

Week of 4/2/2018

Nominating Committee:  Thank you to the volunteers on the nominating committee, chaired by Archana Sarkar.  This committee will present a full slate of candidates for the Board positions for the Still PTA 2018-2019 year.  If you are interested in serving on the PTA Board, please email stillptsa@gmail.com  ASAP.  The list of candidates will be posted on April 16, 2018 and voted on at our last PTA meeting May 17.

Restaurant Night:  Our next restaurant night is April 17 at Naf Naf Grill in Aurora!  Stay tuned for more details.  Thank you to the Still families that have come out to support our restaurant nights throughout the year.

PTA Meetings:  Our final PTA meeting is May 17 at 6:30 pm in the Still LMC.  Elections for the 2018-2019 Still PTA Board will take place.  Please join us, all are welcome!

Teacher Appreciation Week, April 30 - May 4:  Stay tuned for some opportunities to participate in helping to make teacher appreciation week amazing for our Still Middle School teachers!

Box Tops:  Thank you for your Box Tops this year!  The PTA made over $200 this year.  Please continue to save the Box Tops for our next collection.  Each one equals 10 cents and these contributions add up to $$$ for our school!

Don't forget to shop on Amazon using our Amazon Smiles account!

 

Week of 3/19/18

EAT AT PANERA TUESDAY MARCH 20 between 4-8pm.  Pick up dinner for the family before you head to the Engage 204 Tuesday evening!  Thank you for your support and don’t forget to show them the flyer!!  Click here for flyer.  Panera, near 75th and Rt. 59.

Nominating Committee:  Thanks to those who volunteered to be on the Still PTA Nominating Committee, chaired by Archana Sarkar. This Committee will present a full slate of candidates for the Board positions for the Still PTA 2018-2019 year.  If you are interested in serving on the PTA Board, please email stillptsa@gmail.com ASAP.  The list of candidates will be posted on April 16, 2018.

PTA Meetings:  Many thanks to our fantastic speakers at our last PTA meeting:  Dr. Darrell Echols, Principal at Metea Valley and Mike Anders, District 204 Student Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.  Fantastic information shared by both.  Our final PTA Meeting is May 17 at 6:30 pm in the Still LMC.   Elections for the 2017 – 2018 Still PTA Board will take place.  Please join us, all are welcome!

Please continue to clip BOX TOPS!  Each one equals 10 cents, and these contributions add up to hundreds of dollars for our school!

Amazon Smiles - Our PTA can earn triple benefit from March 12 - March 31.  Thanks for shopping and supporting the Still PTA!

Keep saving your Box Tops for the next PTA collection! Stay tuned.

Stay connected to the Still PTA through our Facebook page

 

Week of 3/12/18

Important:  TWO Special Guests at our March 15 meeting:  Mike Anders, District 204 head of Student Emergency Preparedness will be joining us in addition to Dr. Darell Echols, Principal of Metea Valley High School.  Please come and learn about what our district is doing to help our students and staff with safety and security in our schools.  Also, come and learn what's in store for our future Metea Mustangs!  There will be a super short PTA meeting before our speakers share their evening with us.  See you there!  Thursday March 15, starting at 6:30 pm, Still LMC.

Next Restaurant Night is at Panera near rt 59 and 75th, Tuesday March 20(please note corrected date from last news) from 4-8 pm.  Present this flyer either electronically or printout and a portion of the sales will be donated to the Still PTA.  Thank you for your support!

Thank you to all the Bulldog Bash Concession Volunteers for your time and efforts!

Looking for a Nominating Committee!  The Still PTA needs to elect a Nominating Committee at the next PTA meeting.  The Nominating Committee will present a slate of officers for the next school year.  Please contact the stillptsa@gmail.com if you are willing to help.  We need 3 people from the general membership for this important duty.  Thanks!

Amazon Smiles - Our PTA can earn triple benefit from March 12 - March 31.  Thanks for shopping and supporting the Still PTA!

Keep saving your Box Tops for the next PTA collection! Stay tuned.

 


Week of 3/5/18

Important:  TWO Special Guests at our March 15 PTA meeting.  Mike Anders, District 204 head of Student Emergency Preparedness will be joining us in addition to Dr. Darell Echols, principal of Metea Valley.  Please come and learn about what our district is doing to help our students and staff with safety and security in our schools.   Also, come and learn what’s in store for our future Metea Mustangs!  There will be a short PTA meeting before our speakers share their evening with us.  See you there! Thursday March 15, starting at 6:30pm, Still LMC.


The Still PTA will be selling concessions at the rescheduled Hoops for Heart Bulldog Bash this Friday March 9!  All sales are cash only and we will be selling pizza, water, Gatorade, candy, and other snacks.  A few volunteers will be needed to help with concessions.  Please contact the stillptsa@gmail.com if you can help! 

Next Restaurant Night is at Panera near rt. 59 and 75th St. March 19 from 4-8pm.  Present this flyer either electronically or paper and a portion of the sales will be donated to the Still PTA.  Thank you for your support! 

Looking for a Nominating Committee!  The Still PTA needs to elect a nominating committee at the next PTA meeting.  The Nominating Committee will present a slate of officers for the next school year.  Please contact the stillptsa@gmail.com if you are willing to help the PTA.  We need 3 people from our general membership to volunteer for this important duty.  Thanks! 

Many thanks for the wonderful donations and volunteers who helped with set up of the Spring Teacher Appreciation Dinner.  Your contributions and efforts are very much appreciated! 

Amazon Smiles – our PTA can earn triple benefit from March 12 – March 3.  Thanks for shopping and supporting the Still PTA! 

Keep saving your Box Tops for the next PTA Collection!  Stay tuned. 

 

Week of 2/26/18

Next PTA meeting:  Thursday, March 15th, 6:30 pm in the LMC.  Our special guest will be the principal from Matea Valley High School, Dr. Darrell Echols!  Come and find out all the exciting things Metea has in store for our future Mustangs from Still! Mark your calendars!!

Our next Restaurant Night is at Panera (near rt. 59 and 75th), March 20th from 4 - 8 pm.  Present flyer when ordering and our PTA will receive a portion of the proceeds!  Thank you for your support.

Many thanks to everyone who took the time to send in Box Tops for our PTA and thank you to our PTA Box Tops Coordinator, Archana Sarkar for her hard work!  We ask that you keep saving these for future collections for our PTA! 
 
Also, many thanks for filling up ALL the spots for our spring teacher appreciation dinner!  Way to show your support for our teachers!

As always:  Amazon Smile link for your shopping needs:  Click Here to support Still PTA!

Please contact us at stillptsa@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to help at some upcoming events such as:  Nominating Committee, Student of Distinction Breakfast, and Bulldog Bash Concessions. We can't do it without you! Thank you for your support!!

 


Week of 2/19/18

  • MOD Pizza Day for the PTA!!  February 19 All Day at MOD Pizza on Showplace Dr. in Naperville.  20% of sales will go back to the Still PTA.  Present flyer at checkout, from your phone or paper. Eat pizza, support the Still PTA!
  • Next PTA meeting:  Thursday, March 15th, 6:30 pm in the LMC.  Mark your calendars!!
  • We are still collecting Box Tops to send in for cash for our school!  Please send them in!!
  • Amazon Smile link for your shopping needs:  Click Here to support Still PTA!
  • Wondering how you can make a difference at Still Middle School:  Please contact us at stillptsa@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to help at some upcoming events such as:  Nominating Committee, Student of Distinction Breakfast, Bulldog Bash, and March Staff Appreciation dinner!  Thank you for your support!!


Week of 1/29/18

  • Next PTA meeting:  Thursday, March 15th, 6:30 pm in the LMC.  Mark your calendars
  • Engage 204 project continues:  January 29th, 7 pm at Still:  How does our district prepare students for the future?
  • We are still collecting Box Tops to send in for cash for our school!  Please send them in!!
  • Amazon Smile link for your shopping needs:  Click Here to support Still PTA!
  • Wondering how you can make a difference at Still Middle School:  Please contact us at stillptsa@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to help at some upcoming events such as:  Nominating Committee, Student of Distinction Breakfast, Bulldog Bash, and March Staff Appreciation dinner!  Thank you for your support!


Week of 1/22/18

PTA News: 

  • Wondering how you can make a difference at Still Middle School:  Please contact us at stillptsa@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to help at some upcoming events such as:  Nominating Committee, Student of Distinction Breakfast, Bulldog Bash, and March Staff Appreciation dinner!  Thank you for your support!!
  • Thank you to Stacey Wing for setting up all the Restaurant Nights/Days for the Still PTA!  We appreciate everyone's support eating out on these nights, every little bit helps us meet our program goals!  Stay tuned for more fun restaurant nights ahead!
  • Don't forget to shop at Still PTA's  Amazon Smile Link to benefit the Still PTA.
  • Don't forget to send in your Box Tops!  Our School can earn money by simply sending in the clipped box tops from products we use everyday.

 

 

Week of 12/11/17

PTA News: 

  • THANK YOU! The Still PTA would like to thank all of our families, teachers, friends and business partners for the generous contributions toward our IM@Still fundraiser. We have collected $7,268 in donations!  This is an amazing accomplishment for our Still community.  The funds will be used to support our students’ activities, teacher grants, and many other PTA programs. We will continue to try our best to raise funds through restaurant nights, concessions sales, box tops, Amazon Smile account and other ways to continue to provide as much support as possible to our school. We are very proud of our Incredible Minds at Still working together to help our kids reach their full potential!
  •  HELP NEEDED!!  The Still wrestling team needs your help as they host the upcoming City of Lights wrestling tournament this Saturday December 9.  The PTA is helping the team get much needed new equipment by collecting concession donations and asking for volunteers to help sell concessions throughout the day on Saturday from 9am to 3pm.  CLICK HERE to sign up to bring a food donation or to sign up to help at concessions.  Thank you!
  • HOLIDAY SHOPPING:  Don't forget to use our Amazon Smile PTA link for your holiday shopping this season!  The Amazon Smile foundation will donate .5% of purchases to benefit the Still Middle School PTA!  You shop.  Amazon gives.  Thanks!
  • Don't forget to send in your Box Tops! Our school can earn money by simply sending in the clipped box tops from products we use everyday.

 

Week of 11/27/17

PTA News: 
  • IM@Still Continues!  We are extending the campaign through the end of November!  We are very thankful for all the contributions received so far.  These donations will allow the PTA to continue to provide valuable programs that benefit all the students at Still 100%!   We are only at 47% of our $14,000 goal. Our campaign was meant to be an easy way for our busy families to make an impact on our school.  Also, we would be glad to provide any paperwork needed for your matching employer contribution!  Please support today!  Click the donate button ABOVE to make a difference - Thank you! 
  •  The Wish Box wishes for Still were incredible and student prizes will be awarded this week.  Thank you to all the students that participated...you help make our school great!  A list of wishes for Still are posted on our IM@Still website.  Click the IM@Still tab to view.
  • HOLIDAY SHOPPING:  Don't forget to our Amazon Smile PTA link for your holiday shopping this season!  The Amazon Smile foundation will donate .5% of purchases to benefit the Still Middle School PTA!  You shop. Amazon Gives. Thanks!
  •  A big Thank You to all the IM@Still volunteers that helped with the campaign during Lunchroom Wish Box duty and Parent/Teacher Conferences.  We appreciate your time and efforts!
  • Reflections Art Contest:  Thank you to all the students that submitted work for the Reflections Art Contest, with the theme "Within Reach".  Congratulations to the following students with advancing work:  Chloe Kim/7th Grade/Visual Arts   Erin Howard, 7th Grade/Photo    Amrita Sundaram/7th grade/Photo.  Work will be judged at the district level, then the DuPage West Regional level, State, and finally Nationally judged.  Good luck Bulldogs!

     

    Week of 11/20/17
  • IM@Still Continues!  We are extending the campaign through the end of November!  We are very thankful for all the contributions received so far.  These donations will allow the PTA to continue to provide valuable programs that benefit all the students at Still 100%!   We are only at 47% of our $14,000 goal. Our campaign was meant to be an easy way for our busy families to make an impact on our school. Please support today!  Click the donate button above to make a difference - Thank you!
  • The Wish Box wishes for Still were incredible and student prizes will be awarded this week.  Thank you to all the students that participated...you help make our school great!  A list of wishes for Still will be posted on our Still PTA website in the near future.
  • A big Thank You to all the IM@Still volunteers that helped with the campaign this past week, during Lunchroom Wish Box duty and Monday Parent/Teacher Conferences.  We appreciate your time and efforts!
  • Reflections Art Contest:  Thank you to all the students that submitted work for the Reflections Art Contest, with the theme "Within Reach".  Congratulations to the following students with advancing work:  Chloe Kim/7th Grade/Visual Arts   Erin Howard, 7th Grade/Photo    Amrita Sundaram/7th grade/Photo.  Work will be judged at the district level, then the DuPage West Regional level, State, and finally Nationally judged.  Good luck Bulldogs!
  • Don't forget to send in your Box Tops!

    Week of 11/13/17

    Please donate to support our PTA programs!  IM@Still is our major fundraiser for the year.  In lieu of  traditional fundraising methods, we are asking for your 100% tax deductible donation to Still PTA and 100% of funds raised go back to Still.  Please click on fundraiser form above for more information!

     

    We are off to a great start with the IM@Still campaign, the highlight being OUR STUDENTS!!!  You may have heard about the Wish Box in the lunchroom and how our INCREDIBLE students have already participated by sharing their ideas about how to spend funds on things that would benefit all students in the school.   We have already received dozens of fantastic and thoughtful ideas!  We are very proud of our kids at Still…..keep those ideas coming!  We are hoping for 100% participation!  The top 10 ideas at the end of the campaign will receive a $10 Gift Card! 

    PTA News: 

    1. Next PTA meeting this Thursday, November 16 at 6:30pm in the Still LMC.  Special guest speaker, Saily Joshi from the Parents Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC).  Come and learn what PDAC is all about!
    2. THANK YOU for all the donations that we have received so far to support our IM@Still Campaign!!!  We have a great community behind our students and teachers and we couldn't be more proud of the support we've received so far from all of you!  Our campaign continues through the end of this week!  Please support the Still PTA with your donation.  The students have been participating with their wishes for the Wish Box and we have received dozens of amazing ideas for spending funds.  Please support our PTA!  Click the DONATION button above to donate online or print out the FUNDRAISING FORM above to send in your check.  Let's keep it going Bulldog families!  Thank you! 
    3. A big thank you to our Jeff Kinney author signing concessions volunteers who went above and beyond helping our PTA during a fun night!
    4. A big thank you to all the IM@Still volunteers that helped with the drop off rally, Lunchroom Wish Box, and Parent Teacher Conferences!  We can't do it without your help...you are wonderful!!
    5. Don't forget to send in your Box Tops!

    Week of 11/06/17

    Please donate to support our PTA programs!  IM@Still is our major fundraiser for the year.  In lieu of  traditional fundraising methods, we are asking for your 100% tax deductible donation to Still PTA and 100% of funds raised go back to Still.  Please click on fundraiser form above for more information!

     

    We are off to a great start with the IM@Still campaign, the highlight being OUR STUDENTS!!!  You may have heard about the Wish Box in the lunchroom and how our INCREDIBLE students have already participated by sharing their ideas about how to spend funds on things that would benefit all students in the school.   We have already received dozens of fantastic and thoughtful ideas!  We are very proud of our kids at Still…..keep those ideas coming!  We are hoping for 100% participation!  The top 10 ideas at the end of the campaign will receive a $10 Gift Card! 

    PTA News: 

    1. Thank you to the wonderful volunteers that helped with a busy couple of weeks of PTA activities: the Bull Dog Bash, Red Ribbon Week, Coat Drive, Student of Distinction Breakfast, Reflections Art Contest, Teacher Grant Applications and Restaurant Nights! Your time and energy was very much appreciated!
    2. Directories are in!  Please check your email for updating on the Directory Spot app and directoryspot.net. 
    3. PDAC:  The next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Crouse Education Center Aurora IL. Please email archana.sarkar30@gmail.com if you would like to attend this meeting and have any questions/suggestions for PDAC at Still.

    4.  Don't forget to send in your Box Tops! Our school can earn money simply by sending in box tops from grocery products we use everyday!

    5. Our next PTA Meeting is scheduled for November 16 in the LMC at 6:30pm followed by our special guest Saily Joshi from the Parents Diversity Advisory Council.

    Week of 10/30/17

    Coat Drive:  Thank you for sharing the warmth! We collected three huge boxes worth of coats and winter accessories for the district-wide coat drive.  These will be distributed to families in need throughout our district in early November.


    FUNDING:  Our 2nd annual IM@Still project will soon be upon us November 6 - November 17!  Our students, aka Incredible Minds at Still, will be 100% beneficiaries of funds from our IM@Still project - no buying, no selling, no problem!!  This is the PTA's major fundraiser this year.  In order to continue to provide our incredible PTA programs, we NEED YOUR HELP!  Students will get a chance to share their ideas in the coming weeks as well and earn prizes!  More details to come!

     

    TEACHERSOur next opportunity for staff grant applications will be in January…stay tuned for more details!

    Interested in the 8th grade Washington D.C. Trip? Information Packet is HERE

    Box Tops:  The easiest way to help the Still PTA raise $$$$

    Busy? Want to help out but just can't find the time? One of the easiest ways to help your PTA is go about your normal day-to-day routine by:

    CLIP BOX TOPS

    Earn cash for your school every time you shop for groceries. Clip Box tops from hundreds of your favorite products! Each box top is worth 10 cents to our school and that adds up fast! Visit boxtops4education.com for more great ideas to earn cash for Still. Drop them off in the Box Tops box in the LMC (turn left just past the security gates).

    The next time you buy your favorite cereal don't forget to "Go Boxtops" for Still! 

    PDAC:  On September 19th, t