South Park PTO Spotlight

June 3, 2022


  1. Thank You & Reflection
  2. Kindergarten Playdate in the Park - July 24th @10am
  3. PTO App / Membership - August roll over
  4. Marla's Lunch credit rolls over to new school year
  5. 2022-23 School Supplies - delivered to classroom in Aug
  6. Save the Date - Ice Cream Social - August 18th, 2022
  7. Check out "In Case You Missed It" for prior info

Thank you!

A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who attended, fundraised, volunteered and/or participated in anything PTO related this year! We appreciate you and value our families/school community so much!

Because of your support, the PTO was able to achieve the following this year...

Events/Fundraisers: Ice Cream Social, Bike Rally, Bingo Night, Scholastic Book Fair, Moms Night Out, Gift Wrap Fundraiser, Restaurant Days

Staff Support: Classroom Stipend for all teachers (including Specials), Pick-me-up treats in the Staff Lounge, Curriculum Night Dinner, Holiday Snack Bar, Conference Night Dinner, Celebration Books, Staff Appreciation Week

Student Support: Room Parents, Classroom parties, Marla's Lunch, LMC Support, Birthday Signs, Yearbooks, 5th Grade Picnic, Spirit Wear, School Supplies, EL Playground Contribution, Field Day Fun

Philanthropy: Halloween pumpkin voting supporting the Gratitude Generation, Fill-a-Heart Toiletries drive, Collection for Ukranian Refugees, Project Linus, Uncle Pete's Lunches, Halloween Candy Donation, DF Food Pantry drive, Rotary Coat drive, School Supply drive, Cradles to Crayons Book drive, DPS 109 & Dragonfly Holiday Gift drives, Helping Hands Day benefitting the Bounce Foundation

Also, welcome our 2022-2023 Executive Board & Committee members and look forward to planning for August and beyond.

Finally, we would like to extend a warm farewell and good luck in retirement to Mrs Whisler (Kindergarten teacher), Mrs Keiden (5th grade teacher) and Mrs Nemzin (Teaching Assistant). Your compassion for our children has been tremendous and we will miss you!

We hope everyone has a fun and relaxing summer! See you in August at the Ice Cream Social.

If you have any questions for the PTO next year, please reach out!


Katie Glick & Tara Goldfarb - coPresidents & the 2021-2022 PTO Executive Board

School Supply donation

Thank you to the South Park teachers and students for donating their new and gently used school supplies. The PTO will be bringing these supplies to Colors 4 Change to be donated to students in need locally and around the world.

Kindergarten Playdate

Who - Incoming Kindergarten families

Where - South Park playground

Date - Sunday, July 24th

Time - 10AM-12PM

Meet new friends and get to know other families.

Popsicles will be provided for a sweet treat!

PTO App/Membership roll-over

Each year the PTO offers the Directory/App for purchase as a fundraiser. 2021-2022 information will be wiped clean the first week of August. Purchase for the new 2022-2023 school year will begin in conjunction with Teacher/Class Placement assignments the second week in August. Look for more information in the Back-to-School newsletter.

Marla's Lunch

Any credits remaining in your account rollover year to year, school to school and child to child. So if your child is moving on up to Caruso, credits will follow.

Please retain your user name and password to your lunch account. That account holds all your history, will not change, and stays intact for next year.

Ice Cream Social

Mark your calendar - Thursday, August 18th early evening on the Rosewood Blacktop .

The Ice Cream Social is a FREE event for all South Park families. Dairy Queen ice cream bars & dairy-free popsicles will be available.

Before & After School Program for Fall 2022

A Before School Program for students in grades K-5 is offered through the Deerfield Park District

Click for more information and to register

The After Care Program was posted via the Park District earlier this Spring and is already on a Waitlist. If you'd like to be put on the waitlist please email Megan Carbone directly at

Mabels Labels

Need labels? Want to support the South Park PTO? With summer camp right around the corner, there is no better time than now to stock up on labels for your child’s gear with Mabel’s Labels. Purchase on the PTO website.

In Case You Missed It

  • Rent a Birthday Sign
  • Celebration Books
  • Join the South Park PTO -Facebook Pages
  • Support South Park via Amazon Smile

South Park Birthday Sign

Let's CELEBRATE your child's birthday together!!! Available for summer birthdays, as well!

Rent a South Park birthday yard sign for $10!

The South Park PTO will place the sign on your front lawn.

Click "PTO SHOP/BUY NOW" and then scroll down to "new forms."

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

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 can 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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