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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

 


     

Contact

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 

Expense Reimbursement Form

Cash Receipt 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

2018-19 Reflections Information is getting prepared!

 


 

 

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

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