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PTO Notes: Week of 10/12

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Calling all RCS dads, step-dads, grandpas and other generally supportive dudes! It’s time for Donuts with Dad! Join us on Wednesday, October 14 from 7 – 8:30 a.m. in the RCS Cafeteria for some quality time with your favorite little Bulldog. We’ll have donuts, muffins, bagels, egg dishes, coffee, juice and other goodies on hand, all free of charge!

Also this week

  • Dist. 118 Area Gift Card orders are due on Wednesday. We have so many supportive businesses in the area. Let’s show them how much we appreciate them. You can download the form here.
  • Friday is Ice Cream sales and Spirit Wear Day. Ice cream sandwiches and fruit bars will be sold during lunch for $0.50.
  • The Great American Fall Fundraiser wraps up this week. Don’t forget to turn in your orders by Thursday, October 15.
  • Yearbook sales continue for another couple weeks. We are accepting pre-orders only this year, so don’t miss the chance. Order yours today!



PTO Notes: Week of 10/5

fall clip artIf you didn’t make it out to Pumpkin Fest on Saturday, you missed a great time! The RCS PTO and staff would like to thank everyone who helped make Pumpkin Fest 2015 a huge success — the families who came out to enjoy the day, the staff and PTO volunteers, the Wauconda Area Queens, and volunteers from the McHenry Kohl’s Cares Campaign, Wauconda High School FBLA and NHS, and Wauconda Middle School and Matthews Middle School NJHS.

Special thanks go out to the following for their generous donations:

  • The Hill Family
  • Krueger Farms
  • Panhandler’s Pizza
  • Wauconda Police Dept
  • Wauconda Fire Dept
  • Lake Zurich Park District
  • Wauconda Park District
  • Middleton’s on Main
  • Threads


Coming up this week:

  • The District 118-Area Gift Card program rolls out this week. Order forms will go home on Wednesday, October 7, and are due back on Wednesday, October 14. We expanded the program this year and have 20 local restaurants, salons and other businesses on board. Buy gift cards and gift certificates for the Wauconda, Island Lake and Lakemoor businesses you already frequent to help out Robert Crown and show your thanks for their support of our schools!!
  • Our Great American Fall Fundraiser is in full swing. Check out the packet your student(s) brought home last week for a wide assortment of gifts, sweets, wrapping paper, magazine subscription and other items. Product pick up will be on December 1, making this a great Holiday Shopping opportunity!
  • Yearbook sales continue for the next few weeks. Click here for a downloadable order form if you haven’t placed your order yet!
  • Mark your calendar for October donuts with dad image14 so you don’t miss out on the always popular Donuts with Dad!!!

PTO Notes: Week of 9/28

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… and you know what that means! Pumpkin Fest at Robert Crown is coming up this weekend — Saturday, October 3 from 10-2.

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We are looking for volunteers to help with concessions and the Cake Walk, as well as donations for the Cake Walk. If you can help out, please contact Laura Weintroub.

Thank you to everyone who attended our first Family Movie Night of the year last Friday. We had a great turnout and, as usual, amazing volunteers!

Looking ahead, we have another busy week ahead at Robert Crown!

  • Poppin’ Popcorn pick up is Wednesday, September 30 from 3:40-5:30 in the RCS Cafeteria. If you placed an order last month, you will receive a reminder phone call with all of the pertinent details. If you would like to help out with sorting and distributing orders, please contact Laura Weintroub.
  • We also kick off our Fall Fundraiser with Great American Fundraising this week. The students will attend a brief assembly hosted by the fundraising company to get everyone excited about this great program! As in years past, the catalogs will feature everything from wrapping paper and magazines, gift items to treats. The fundraiser will run from Oct. 1 – 14, with product pick up scheduled for Dec. 1, just in time for the holidays!
  • Yearbook sales continue until October 26. If you have misplaced the form, you can download it here.

Don’t Miss Family Movie Night, Friday, Sept. 25

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Robert Crown PTO’s Fall Family Movie Night is tomorrow, September 25, featuring the Dreamworks film Home!

Doors open at 6:30 pm       Movie starts at 7 pm

$3 per person, with a family max of $15
(popcorn & drink included)

Popcorn, nachos, candy and beverages
will be available for purchase.

Raffle tickets and glow-in-the-dark
intermission items will also be sold.

Feel free to bring a blanket or bean bag chair.
You can even wear your PJs!

Contact Jessica Schachelmayer
with questions or to volunteer!

To help get your family excited, here are a few fun activities to print off at home.

home find the charactershome spot the differencesCheck out more fun Home printables from Dreamworks here.


PTO Notes: Week of 9/14


Robert Crown is trying another new fundraising opportunity this year. Schwan’s Cares is a division of Schwan’s Home Delivery and offers more than 350 delicious foods, flash-frozen at the peak of freshness and conveniently delivered to your door. This will take the place of Market Day, which was discontinued over the summer by its new owners. Through you can order from Schwan’s Home Delivery and help our PTO meet its fundraising goals. When you order by September 30, 20% of product and 40% of eGifts Card sales will go back to the RCS PTO. In addition, Schwan’s will contribute 5% of all orders to our organization for the rest of the year.

Here are two ways to get involved:

Order Online: Visit and enter campaign ID 21619 into the search box located in the upper right hand corner then click to open campaign. Click the “Buy Now” button to purchase an eGift Card or “Shop Now” to place a product order.

Order by Phone: Call 1-855-870-7208 and provide campaign ID 21619

As an added bonus, first time Schwan’s customers can get 50% off their order, up to $50, by entering the code FIFTYOFF at checkout.


If you have any questions, contact Jessica Schachelmayer. Thanks for your support!


Other PTO happenings this week:

  • Yearbook orders continue until October 26. Don’t forget to place your order, as we will not have extra copies on hand at the end of year for purchase.
  • The first popcorn sale of the year is this week, on Friday, September 18. Students can purchase a small bag of popcorn during their lunch period for only $0.25. If you have questions or would like to volunteer, contact Jill Morino or Dawn Lisi.



Robert Crown Families Love Poppin’ Popcorn!!


The numbers are in for our first fundraiser of the year! We sold more than $10,000 in popcorn, candy and other goodies from the Poppin’ Popcorn catalog, for a profit of $5,166.65. We also received $1,375 in donations through the No Hassle fundraiser, for a total of $6,541.65, exceeding our goal of $6,000!

Look for an update on the electronic sign for outside our school coming soon. Thanks to you all we are one step closer to making it a reality!


PTO Notes: Week of 8/31

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  • Poppin’ Popcorn order forms and No Hassle donations are due this week — Tuesday, September 1. Order pick-up is scheduled for September 30.
  • This week marks the first Manna Scrip gift card sale of the year. Order forms will go home this week, and are due back on Wednesday, September 9. This is a great way to stock up on gift cards for a variety of national chains — restaurants, stores, movie theaters, gas stations, etc. — for gifts or everyday use. And if you purchase Visa gift cards, there is no activation fee! Order forms will go home in your students’ backpacks on Wednesday, or you can download this month’s form here.
  • Yearbook sales continue, with ALL orders due by October 26. Download the form here.

PTO Notes: Week of 8/24


You can learn more about RCS PTO, our fundraising activities and upcoming events at the first PTO meeting of the year this week:
Wednesday, August 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the RCS Cafeteria.

Here’s what else is going on this week:

  • The Fall Spirit Wear sale ends on Wednesday, August 26. Don’t miss out on the great selection of Bulldogs gear!! We won’t have another Spirit Wear sale until the Spring!
  • Yearbook sales continue this week, through, October 26. Remember that we are only accepting pre-orders this year, so don’t forget to turn in your order form!
  • poppin popcornThe Poppin’ Popcorn/No Hassle Fundraiser wraps up Tuesday, September 1. Those of us who got to sample the Poppin’ Popcorn products can attest — they are delicious! But if popcorn is not your thing, or you prefer to limit the number of times you reach out to your friends and family for school support, don’t forget about the No Hassle fundraiser. We started this last year due to popular demand — RCS families who said to us, “What if I don’t want to buy anything but still want to help the school?” It’s literally as easy as writing a check to help the school and we are grateful for any and all support!

PTO Notes: Week of 8/17/15

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The first full week of school brings our first fundraiser of the year! We are trying something new, replacing the Entepoppin popcornrtainment Book fundraiser we have done in the past with a fun and delicious opportunity from a new company. Look for information about our Poppin’ Popcorn/No Hassle Fundraiser to come home in your students’ backpack this week. The PTO will be kicking off the fundraiser over lunch periods on Monday. If you have any questions, please contact Cinda Hansen.

Also ofyearbook note, we are doing something different with yearbooks this year. We are taking pre-orders at the beginning of the year until October 26. There will be no extra copies for purchase at the end of the school year. Order forms were sent home in the Bulldogs mascot folders. If you need an extra copy, you can download it here.

Other events this week:

  • The Fall Spirit Wear sale continues until August 26. Place your order online today.
  • Don’t forget to submit your PTO membership form — either online or to the school office — by September 11. And please take a moment to fill out the Volunteer Form that was sent home in the Bulldog mascot folder so we know when to reach out to you for help.
  • Curriculum Nights are held this week (Tuesday, August 18 for Kindergarten – 2nd grade; Wednesday, August 19 for 3rd-5th grade). These are great opportunities to meet your students’ teachers and hear about the year ahead. They are not PTO-sponsored events, however, and all communication will come from the teachers.
  • The first PTO meeting of the year is Wednesday, August 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the cafeteria.

Welcome Back Robert Crown Students and Families!


The Robert Crown PTO wishes all our wonderful students and their families a successful year, full of learning, fun and friendship!

We will have this site updated with announcements, events and activities soon.

In the meantime, don’t forget to turn in your membership form for the 2015-16 school year. The deadline is September 11, 2015. Visit the District 118 PTO website for more information about membership and our move to a digital directory this year.

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