September 3rd

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Dates to Know

Monday, September 5th - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, September 6th - Shelter in Place (Tornado Drill)

Wednesday, September 7th -

Thursday, September 8th - Lock Down Drill

Friday, September 9th - Bus Evacuation Drill

Friday, September 9th - PTO Movie Night

Monday, September 12th - PTO Meeting 7:00 pm

Thursday, September 15th - Picture Day

Saturday, September 17th - Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast @ Park Ridge Presbyterian Church

LUNCH TIMES (For your reference)


11:35 - 12:00 Kindergarten, 3rd, 5th

12:00-12:25 1st, 2nd, 4th


11:05-11:30 Kindergarten, 3rd, 5th

11:30-11:55 1st, 2nd, 4th


I shared in previous communications that Mrs. Daehler would be shifting to 1/2 time this year and now we've hired Mrs. Chan to work the other half. They've created a shared email address to assure consistency and follow-up in communications and work. If you need to contact our nurses, please use the email address: ca-nurse@d64.org.

5th Grade Pickleball

If your 5th grader is interested in joining Pickleball Club please submit this form. Pickleball Club will begin Friday, September 9th. We will meet Friday mornings, at 8 am, in the North Gym (please enter through the main entrance). No prior experience or equipment is necessary; I will provide everything needed to play.

If we have an abundance of interested 5th-grade students I will use a lottery system to determine membership. However, based on participation and interest in the club, a second round will be considered and those who are not selected will be given the first opportunity to join next time around.

Please submit the above form provided by Wednesday, September 7th.

Let's play!

Mrs. Meza

Track-a-Thon T-shirt & Size Requests

Planning for our annual track-a-thon school fundraiser, which will be held on Friday, October 14th, is underway! Detailed information will be coming home with your children mid-September.

Each student will receive a complimentary event t-shirt to wear the day of the run. T-shirts are ordered by grade level as follows:

Kindergarten & 1st: Youth Small

2nd & 3rd: Youth Medium

4th & 5th: Youth Large

If you would like an alternate size ordered for your child please complete the google form below by Wednesday, 9/14. Unfortunately, we will not have extras to accommodate size change requests the day of the event, so if an alternate size was not submitted, students will receive the grade level size. If you do not intend to order an alternate size, you do not need to submit this form.

TAT t-shirt order form Please submit separate entries for multiple students.

Thank you from the 2022 Track-a-Thon Committee!


Every year, we have a Safety Week where we practice our drills: Fire Drill (using our unexpected drill from Friday 9/2), Shelter in Place (Tornado), Lockdown Drill, and Bus Evacuation Drill. This year, Safety Week will be taking place the week after Labor Day, September 6th-9th.

Tuesday, Sept 6th - Shelter in Place (Tornado)

Wednesday, Sept 7th -

Thursday, Sept 8th - Lockdown Drill

Friday, Sept 9th - Bus Evacuation Drill

If you have any questions, please let me know. I do want you to be aware that there will be police at the building during the lockdown drill and the fire department comes minimally comes for our first drill. I didn't want anyone to be worried if they happened to drive by and saw trucks or squad cars at the school. Please see the information below re: Lockdown Drill as that is a new state guideline. Given what we do, my suggestion is to not have your child opt-out, but I completely understand if you do. I think that this was put in place given some of what I consider to be the extreme measures that some schools were taking to simulate "real-life experiences." We don't do that at Carpenter.

LockDown Drill

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

The School Safety Drill Act requires that within the first 90 days of every academic year, we conduct at least one lockdown drill. This drill addresses and evaluates the preparedness of school personnel and students for situations where there is an active threat or an active shooter within a school building.

Please be assured that the lockdown drill does not include any simulations that mimic an actual school shooting incident. The lockdown drill Is announced in advance to all school personnel and students before it begins. Local law enforcement may attend this event to share feedback and guidance with the building administration.

This year’s lockdown drill will take place on Thursday, 9/8. If you do not want your child to participate in the lockdown drill, please complete the google form: Opt-out Request Information by Friday, 9/2. If your child is exempted from the drill, we will provide your child with alternate instructions related to an active threat or active shooter event.


CoVid Communicating

This year, instead of sending out an email for CoVid cases, we will be updating a slide on our website. Please bookmark this page if interested in keeping tabs of our current cases and associated homerooms. I'll leave this in my weekly updates as well, but I'll gradually move this towards the bottom of the reading material.


KIWANIS PANCAKE BREAKFAST - Saturday, September 17th


I have 10 tickets to Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast that I need to sell. Saturday, September 17th from 7am-11am at the Park Ridge Presbyterian Church. They are $10 adults and $5 kids. There are also 50/50 Raffle tickets (6 tickets for $5). Let me know if anyone is interested in attending or getting any 50/50 tickets.

Email: bbalduf@d64.org for tickets (amount of adults/kids)

DINE TO DONATE FOR D64 Band and Orchestra

Support the D64 Band Orchestra Parents Association (BOPA)!

See attached for a flyer!

Dine to Donate at Lou Malnati's Park Ridge!

20% of proceeds go to the D64 Band Orchestra Parents Association (BOPA)

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

from 11:00am - 10:00pm

Lou Malnati's Park Ridge from 11:00am - 10:00pm

650 N Northwest Hwy

Park Ridge, IL 60068


*Must mention fundraiser at time of order to ensure credit towards fundraiser*

  • Please check the receipt for “fundraiser” item, if you do not see “fundraiser” on your receipt, please see or call a manager. For online orders, it will be indicated after you enter the promo code

  • For questions or concerns please email fundraising@loumalnatis.com