Owen Community News!
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August 25, 2023
Owen Community Update!
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Let's Meet Our Owen Team!
Each week during the beginning of our school year, I will highlight a team at Owen for you to meet our staff! We hope meeting our team will help you feel connected to our Owen community and learn more about each of us. As an Owen Team, we value our partnership with you in your child's education and we are honored to teach your child each day.
Communication to Families
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
Owen Parent Safety (OPS) Watch Program
Our Owen Community understands the importance of ensuring our students and staff are safe at school. An Owen parent, Jim Pecoraro, has created an Owen Parent Safety Watch Program that volunteers their time in the morning to help monitor our school grounds during arrival.
If you are interested in learning more about the Owen Parent Safety Watch Program and how you can volunteer to support this program, please join the Owen Parent Safety Facebook Group by clicking on the following link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/owenparentsafety/.
Thank you, Mr. Pecoraro, for your organization of this support system to keep our students, staff, and families safe!
Kindergarten Volunteer Opportunity
Families with kindergarten students, please look for a separate email for an opportunity to sign-up to volunteer in our lunchroom the week of August 28th. Helping hands are always appreciated during our kindergarten lunch the first full week of school.
MyStop Bus Tracking App
To increase the safety of our students and improve communication about their location while riding district-provided transportation, District 204 has technology called MyStop and the app is available to all District 204 families at no cost and allows parents and guardians to see an estimated time of arrival (ETA) for the bus arriving at their child’s specific bus stop.
Allows parents/guardians and students to view the bus stop time, location, and projected arrival time. This feature is available during scheduled route times only.
Updates approximately every 5 seconds and adjusts the scheduled arrival time as the bus is traveling along its route.
Will show if the bus has already passed the assigned stop.
To learn how to access and use the MyStop Mobile App, view the My Stop User Guide.
Right At School Program
Volunteering at Owen
Recess and Lunch Supervisors
Teaching Assistant Openings
Crossing Guard (PM)
Owen Spirit Wear
Orders for spirit wear are due September 6th, 2023. All orders will be delivered to the school the week of September 18th, 2023.
We are excited to show our school spirit at Owen!
Dining for Dollars - Smashburger
Smashburger is hosting an Owen "Dining for Dollars" on Tuesday, September 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.! Stop by Smashburger for lunch or dinner; you can dine-in, pick-up, or order take-out. Smashburger will donate a percentage of money earned on this date back to our Owen PTA.
Smashburger is located at the following address:
2736 Showplace Drive
For more details about this event, please click on the following link:
Room Parents and Classroom Party Volunteers
Owen will host four classroom parties this school year:
- Fall Party on October 31, 2023
- Winter Party on December 22, 2023
- Friendship Day Party on February 14, 2024
- Curriculum Party (Dates will be set by each grade level team.)
If you are interested in being a Room Parent or volunteer for a classroom party, please contact your child's teacher or email the Owen PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer with the Owen PTA!
Our Owen PTA is seeking volunteers to help with the following events:
Owen's Silent Auction (Owen School Fundraiser)
Donuts with Grownups
If interested in volunteering, please reach out a team member for more details:
- Karyn Eckman: 309-310-1882
- Kyle Bellazzini: 630-364-9774
- Jen Curran: 815-440-4101
For more volunteer options, please click on the following link: Volunteer. Thank you for your support for our upcoming events held at Owen; it is a terrific opportunity to be involved in our community!
Join Owen's PTA!
The Owen PTA is excited to share with our families that you may sign-up to join the Owen PTA for the 2023-24 school year! Please see the flier to find out all the PTA does to support our students and our amazing Owen teachers!
To become a member of the Owen PTA, click on the following link: https://owenpta.memberhub.com/store?limit=21&live=true.
Thank you for joining and supporting our Owen PTA and community!
Stay Connected to Owen's PTA!
We invite our Owen families to stay connected to our PTA:
- Facebook: Owen Elementary PTA
- Website: https://sites.google.com/view/owen-elementary-pta/
- Email: email@example.com
September 4, 2023
September 5, 2023
No Student Attendance
September 12, 2023
Time is TBD
September 14, 2023
Donuts with Grownups
Event for PTA Members Only - Join the PTA!
8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
September 15, 2023
Fall Picture Day
September 22, 2023
Movie Night at Owen
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.