South Park PTO Spotlight

November 19, 2021


  1. Feeling generous? Support a family in need!
  2. Gratitude Generation -Sign up to Volunteer Dec 11th
  3. Winter Enrichment Sign up
  4. Fun Lunch Volunteering - NEW dates available
  5. Winter Gear Drive - Bring items now until winter break
  6. Cute pictures? Send to the Yearbook!

Dragonfly Foundation - Opportunity to support a family in need!

The PTO is excited to partner with The Dragonfly Foundation to sponsor a local family this holiday season who is struggling with pediatric cancer. Below is a link to their Amazon wish list. All gifts will be sent directly to The Dragonfly Foundation's Director, to be given to the family.

If you have any question, please contact Becca Weiner (

Gratitude Generation-Sign up to volunteer

g2 is using your generous contributions from pumpkin voting to purchase toiletries for their new personal care closet, to support those in need. Gratitude Generation has invited South Park students to help stock these shelves!

Saturday, December 11th from 1-2pm. This event is open to students of all grades with limited slots due to space constraints.

Please sign up with this link...

Winter Enrichment Sign Up

After School Enrichment, through the Deerfield Park District, will run again at South Park this winter! The 2022 Winter Program Guide can be found here (pg 26).


Contact Megan Carbone / Supervisor – School Age Programs

Direct Line: 847.572.2621 /

Fun Lunch Volunteers - Spots now open through spring break!

We are seeking one parent volunteer per day to help support the Fun Lunch Program together with Marla's Fun Lunch staff (11am-12:30pm daily). This a great opportunity to see your child for a quick hug AND to help the school!

**Volunteers most needed on Thursdays (Pizza Days)**

To sign up and review guidelines, please go to: Fun Lunch Volunteer Sign Up

Yearbook Cover Contest

Thank you to all students who submitted covers for the yearbook cover contest. Looking forward to having the students vote for their favorite after Thanksgiving!

Winter Gear Drive

Have your kids grown out of last year's winter wear? We invite you to donate your gently-used or new winter gear including coats, hats, gloves, scarves, and boots for the Deerfield Rotary Club, to share with PADS, to distribute to families in need. Drive will run from 10/25 until winter break. Look for the red bin in the lobby of South Park.

Cute Pictures? Submit them to Yearbook!

The 2021-2022 yearbook is a memory keeping, moment in time for the students. Consider submitting your photos so we can make sure EVERYBODY is included!

See below for some potential photo categories:

  • First Day of School
  • Bike Rally
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Halloween
  • Book Fair/Family Reading Night
  • Spirit Wear Days
  • Group pictures

Click here for easy instructions on how to submit pictures!

The SP Yearbook Committee thanks you!

In Case You Missed It

  • Upcoming PTO Meetings
  • Order Marla's Fun Lunch
  • Celebration Books
  • Purchase the PTO Membership & Directory
  • Join the South Park PTO -Facebook Pages
  • Support South Park via Amazon Smile

Upcoming PTO Meetings

Please mark your calendar for the rest of the general PTO meetings. We would love to "see" you!

Friday, 12/3 @ 9am

Wednesday, 2/2 @ 7:30pm
Friday, 4/1 @ 9am
Wednesday, 5/25 @ 7pm

Joining a meeting allows the chance to learn about what's happing in the school; and also provides an opportunity to give your input and ask questions of Dr. Faust, Mrs. Gruenwald, and the PTO board members.

Order Fun Lunch


GO to: (bookmark that page)

  1. Click on Register then Create an Account: School

    Password for your school: DPS299 (case sensitive)

  2. Sign In with your username & password

  3. To begin ordering click on the calendar date


Email or call 224.269.0068

Celebration Books

Purchasing celebration books not only supports the PTO, but is also a wonderful way to remember a special event, celebrate a child's accomplishments, honor a teacher/staff member, AND enhance the Learning Media Commons (LMC/Library).

* A minimum of $20 is suggested If you have any questions, please contact Holly Schlan

To purchase click here

PTO Directory & Membership

The South Park PTO website is your one-stop PTO shop for membership dues/directory, announcements, spirit wear, volunteer opportunities, etc.

Buying the optional $25 membership for our PTO will allow you access to our mobile/online directory. It also is our largest fundraiser for the teachers and the school.

**For any families who need financial assistance, please contact Dr. Faust.

Questions? - Contact Karee Schwartz

South Park PTO - Facebook

South Park PTO Facebook page Posts about PTO activities.

South Park Family Network Facebook page YOU can post and ask questions to other South Park Families - please no personal sales, fundraisers or promotions.

South Park on Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the South Park PTO & our school. AmazonSmile is available at on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to school.

Reach out - we want to help!

If at anytime during the school year parents/families need help with financial or technical support for school or PTO activities; please reach out to Dr Faust. Our goal is for every student & family to feel supported and connected to the South Park Penguin community.

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