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Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Fundraiser

The Robert Crown PTO is fundraising with delicious Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough!  Proceeds from this sale benefit all of our students at Robert Crown!  Order forms were sent home with students, and additional order sheets are available in the office. IMPORTANT DATESORDER FORMS AND MONEY are due WEDNESDAY 1/25/17. Return the two top copies of your ordering sheets.  Your originals will be returned with your order.  PLEASE include your name, phone number, grade and teachers name on all ordering sheets.  Make all checks payable to Robert Crown PTO.  PICK UP is TUESDAY 2/28 from 3:45-6:00 at Robert Crown. Every student who sells just 1 item will get a prize.  Students who sell just 25 items will be treated to lunch and a ride in a SUPER STRETCH LIMO!  The 2 Top Selling Students will each get a $25 bonus plus all other qualifying prizes.  Top Classroom will be treated to a Pizza Party!


Book Fair-It’s a GRAND Event!

pirateAhoy!  This week students have the opportunity to visit Robert Crown’s  Pirate Themed Book Fair during the school day and become a “Bookaneer” where “books are the treasure!”  We are also holding a “Grand Event” on Wednesday, November 9th from 6:30-8,  where students are welcome to bring someone “Grand” in their lives (a grandparent, parent, aunt, or uncle) to do some shopping, look for some treasures on a school treasure hunt, and enjoy Dippin’ Dots (additional charge).  Come if ye dare!

Before you come to the Grand Event, grab some grub at Burger King. Mrs. Diol and a surprise guest will be taking orders from 5:00-6:30pm.  Bring your coupon from school and Burger King will donate 20% of your purchase (designated meals) to Robert Crown’s PTO!



Schwan’s Cares Campaign



Robert Crown PTO is continuing our Schwan’s Cares service/fundraiser this year and our 45 day campaign begins TODAY!  Schwan’s cares offers more than 350 delicious foods, that will be DELIVERED CONVENIENTLY TO YOUR HOME!  When you order between October 12th and November 26th, 20% of product and 40% of eGift card sales will go back to the RCS PTO.  After the initial campaign, Schwan’s will continue to contribute 5% of all orders to Robert Crown for 90 days.

*Please note, this is a different campaign number from last year. Current Schwan’s customers must enter the new Campaign ID 28404.

To order online:

  1. Visit
  2. Click “Shop to Give”
  3. Select Team member
  4. Start Shopping!

To order by phone: Call 1-855-870-7208 and provide the campaign ID #28404

Thank you for your support!





At Pumpkin Fest, the PTO had a pasta table selling cute themed pastas. We have just a few bags left if anyone is interested.

The varieties remaining include:
Turkey pasta
Snowman pasta
Christmas trees
Princesses pasta
Pirates pasta







Each bag is $6.00 or 3 for $15.00. These varieties are being sold directly through the PTO and can be purchase by contact Katie Kittelson or Cara Mohr.

If you are interested in other varieties beside those listed above, visit Fun Pasta on-line before October 31st to shop over 150 different pastas.…/robert-crown-elementa…


Poppin’ Popcorn and No-Hassle Fundraiser Update

What a way to kick off our school year!!  A special thank you to everyone that supported the Poppin’ Popcorn/No Hassle Fundraiser.  We raised over $6650.00 for Robert Crown through our popcorn sale and No Hassle contributions! That money will be put to good use as we work on adding additional iPads for our students.  Thank you again on behalf of the PTO board, we are truly appreciative.   A special shout out to the Loomis Family, our highest seller.  Great job to everyone who participated!!poppin popcorn


PTO Notes: Week of September 22

Welcome to Fall!

fall clip art

Here’s what’s coming up this week:

Market Day Pick Up

If you placed a Market Day order last week, come to the Robert Crown cafeteria between 3:40 and 5:30 on Monday, September 22, to pick up your order. If you are unable to make it within that time frame, please call the school and let the office know so we can make arrangements for your order.

September PTO Meeting

Wednesday, September 24 is the next PTO meeting. Join us at 7 p.m. in the Cafeteria to hear what has been going on during the first month of school and what’s coming up!

Family Movie Night

lego movie poster

Don’t miss one of the most fun events of the Fall! Family Movie Night is Friday, September 26, featuring The LEGO Movie!!

The movie will be shown in the gym and we’ll have popcorn, snacks and raffle prizes, too! If you’d like to help out that night, contact Carrie Hewitt.

Other Upcoming Events

  • This coming weekend is Homecoming at Wauconda High School, where this year the celebration is extra special in honor of WHS’s 100th Birthday! There are activities throughout the week, culminating on Saturday with the parade down Main Street in the morning and Sophomore and Varsity football games in the afternoon. Visit the WHS website for more information.
  • Our biggest Fall Fundraiser starts October 1. Look for information to come home in your child’s backpack soon!
  • Pumpkin Fest is a fantastic family event put on by the Robert Crown teachers and staff! Stop by on Saturday, October 18, between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for some fall family fun and games!
  • Matthews Middle School’s 7th annual Run For Your Life 5K walk/run is also Saturday, October 18. Visit the MMS website for more information or to register.
  • The Bulldog Nation Foundation, a group that raises money to help improve and support the educational experience at Wauconda High School, invites you to Trivia Night, hosted by STAR Charities, with all proceeds going to Bulldog Nation Foundation. The event is Saturday, October 25 from 6-10 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. For more details, visit the BNF website.

PTO Notes: Week of September 15

Thank you to everyone who came out in support of the District 118 Community Crawl. We got great feedback from the participating businesses and were pleased to see so many generous people brave the sudden cold snap last Thursday to donate to the School Supply Drive at Back to School Night at the Wauconda Farmer’s Market!

Here’s what’s coming up this week:

Market Day Orders Due

Do you need to stock up on family favorites for dinner or school lunch essentials? The first Market Day order of the year is due this week, on Thursday, September 18. You may turn in the paper order form that your student brought home in his or her backpack, or place an order online. You will then pick up  you order in the Cafeteria on Monday, September 22 from 3:40-5:30.

We are also looking for volunteers to help sort orders between 2:30 and 3:40 on the day of pick up. Contact Jessica Schachelmayer if you can help out!

Popcorn Sales

The first popcorn sales of the year are on Friday! Look for a reminder flyer in your student’s backpack this week. Each student has the opportunity to purchase 1 small 25-cent bag of fresh-popped popcorn during their lunch period. Kindergartners and Early Childhood students can also purchase popcorn and will bring it home in their backpacks.

If you have any questions or would like to help pop or sell popcorn on Friday, or any other “popcorn day” throughout the year, contact Jill Morino.

Room Parents/Classroom Parties

All Head Room Parents were notified by their teachers last week and will be meeting on Wednesday, September 17 at 7 p.m., to kick off the year’s fun and festivities! You should receive a letter of introduction from your child/ren’s Head Room Parent within the next couple weeks, as planning for the Halloween party — scheduled for October 31 — will kick into high gear.

As a reminder, only three additional parent volunteers will be allowed to attend the classroom parties and assist the Room Parent. The teachers will choose the parent helpers based on the feedback they receive from everyone and you will be notified if you were selected. Weather permitting, we will hold a Halloween costume parade around the outside of the building that everyone is welcome to attend, but only the selected volunteers can stay for the parties!

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar!

  • The next PTO meeting is on Tuesday, September 23 at 7 p.m. in the Cafeteria. We alternate the meeting schedule every other month to accommodate parents that work during the day and can’t make it to the 9:30 a.m. meetings.
  • Family Movie Night is Friday, September 26! We’ll be sending along details soon, but take our word for it, that night you’ll think EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!
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