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PTO Notes: Week of 11/9


It’s time for the Fall Book Fair at Robert Crown! Classes have been scheduled to shop the book fair this week from Monday to Wednesday, but don’t forget about Family Night on Wednesday, November 11, when everyone is welcome to check out the selection!!

bkBurger King in Wauconda is hosting a Restaurant Benefit for the school, with proceeds of purchases going to Robert Crown. There will even be special guests behind the counter — Mrs. Diol and Mrs. Maki!!

Then, from 6:30-8 p.m., the Book Fair will be open to Robert Crown families. Light refreshments will be served in the cafeteria and we’ll have fun entertainment as well.

Also going on this week:

  • Order all your gift cards through Manna Gift Card Sale and support the Robert Crown PTO! Share with your family members. ***YOU PAY NOTHING EXTRA!!!*** Click here for the order form. to see the variety of cards that are available to you. They are the same gift cards you would buy at the stores, but you don’t have to leave your home to get these and the PTO profits from the vendors. Cash or checks only, please. Order forms are due back to school on Wednesday, November 11. If you have any questions, please contact April Jasinski..

PTO Notes: Week of 11/2


Things are getting Bear-y exciting at Robert Crown!

Monday Staley the Bear visited to kick off the reading program. You can see video of his performance here.

Also coming up:

  • Wednesday, November 4, 9:30 a.m., is the next PTO meeting
  • November 9-12 is our Fall Book Fair.
  • Book Fair Family Night is Wednesday, November 4. The Book Fair will be open to RCS families from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Burger King in Wauconda is also hosting a fundraiser for our school all day, with special guest appearances behind the counter that night!

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85 DOZEN donuts

23 bags of cinnamon donut holes

20 pounds of apples

20 pounds of bananas

18 egg casseroles

14 gallons of chocolate & white milk

9 gallons of orange juice

4 gallons of water

two huge coffee pots


and PRICELESS memories for our kiddos at Robert Crown!

Thank you for everyone who came and enjoyed breakfast at Donuts with Dad!


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.
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