South Park PTO Spotlight

April 8, 2022


  1. Save the dates- Movie Night (5/15)/Moms Night Out (5/23)
  2. Volunteers needed for Philanthropy (4/25-4/29)
  3. Donate Staff Appreciation Prizes (read for details)
  4. Join a PTO Committee for 2022-2023 school year
  5. Order a 2nd to last day of school lunch Ice Cream treat
  6. Final PTO Zoom Meeting - Wednesday, May 25th @7pm
  7. Check out the "In Case You Missed It" section for prior info

Save the Date - Spring Events

Movie Night

Where - at school

Date - Sunday, May 15th

Time - TBD

Movies & specific details forthcoming.

Moms Night Out

Where - Rosebud

Date - Monday, May 23rd

Time - 6pm

A fun opportunity to meet & get to know other South Park moms. This event is open to any mom, step-mom, female care-giver in our South Park Community.

Volunteer for Philanthropy Voting!

If you thought the pumpkin decorating contest was fun at Halloween, get ready for the latest contest with… golf balls! The PTO is calling on our creative South Park Staff once again to design characters and/or a scene to come to life with golf balls for student voting during the week of April 25.

All money raised will be used to sponsor Helping Hands Day, a school-wide philanthropy project in May, that will benefit Bounce Children’s Foundation, which transforms the lives of chronically ill children, and their families, shifting all from surviving to thriving.

*More information on donating in the coming weeks.

The PTO is looking for 1-2 volunteers to sign up each day, April 25-29th, from 11:15-1:15 to oversee students donating and tallying totals for the day. Click here to volunteer here.

Staff Appreciation Week Prizes Needed!!

Please help us spoil our staff with amazing prizes! We are collecting prizes to provide to our amazing staff in celebration of Staff Appreciation Week, the first week in May. You can help by purchasing giftcards to your favorite shops, restaurants, salons, or anywhere you think our staff would enjoy! You are also welcome to provide new and unused gift items as well.

Items and giftcards are being collected starting NOW by Becky Wolf and you can contact her at or 973-420-4066 to arrange for drop off of items. Thank you in advance for your generous support! We look forward to making our staff feel very special!

Interested in volunteering for 2022-2023 school year?

We are beginning to fill the Slate for the 2022-2023 school year PTO Committees.

Please reach out to Katie Glick and/or Tara Goldfarb if you are interested in volunteering or have questions about what the positions entail.

FYI - Most events will have 'day of' volunteers, as well. Later this summer the PTO will reach out regarding Class Room Parents.

Specifically, we are looking to fill -

  • (1) Birthday Sign Chair
  • (1) Marla's Lunch Chair
  • (1) Preschool Liason
  • (2-3) people for 1st Grade Planting day
  • (3-5) people for the 5th Grade Picnic
  • (2) people to join the Movie Night Committee
  • (1-2) people to join the Yearbook Committee
  • (1) person to join the Staff Appreciation Week Committee
  • (1-2) people to join the Philanthropy Committee
  • (2-4) people for the Skate Night Committee

Order a 2nd to Last Day of School Lunch Treat

Friday, June 3rd is a half day, so Marla's Lunch has an option to purchase a "2nd to last day of school" treat (in addition to the scheduled Piero's pizza food offering) on Thursday, June 2nd...a Dairy Queen Blizzard or a dairy-free Dilly Bar.

Order via your regular Marla's lunch process at

If you have not set up Marla's for this year, the school code is DPS299.

Final PTO Meeting of the year

Please mark your calendar for the final general PTO meeting.

Wednesday, 5/25 @ 7pm

All South Park parents are invited to attend. We will be voting on the Slate for the 2022-2023 school year.

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

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

  • Sign up to volunteer for Fun Lunch
  • Order Marla's Fun Lunch
  • Rent a Birthday Sign
  • Celebration Books
  • Purchase the PTO Membership & Directory
  • Join the South Park PTO -Facebook Pages
  • Support South Park via Amazon Smile

Fun Lunch Volunteers

It is important that we continue to have volunteers to keep our fun lunch program running. We are seeking one parent volunteer per day to help the Marla's Fun Lunch staff (11am-12:30pm). This a great opportunity to see your child for a quick hug AND to help the school!

To sign up & review guidelines go to: Fun Lunch Volunteer Sign Up

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

Rent a Birthday Sign

Let's CELEBRATE your child's birthday together!!!

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

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 annual membership for our PTO will allow you access to our mobile/online directory. It also is our largest fundraiser to directly give back to 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 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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