South Park PTO Spotlight

November 12, 2021


  1. Winter Enrichment Sign up - Nov. 15 @ 9am
  2. Yearbook Cover Contest - due by Nov. 16th
  3. Winter Gear Drive - Bring items now until winter break
  4. Cute pictures? Send to the Yearbook!
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Operation Gratitude

Thank you so much for the overwhelming generosity by the South Park community. We donated over 150lbs of candy to GiveNKind. Thank you for spreading the joy!

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). Registration begins online and in-person at 9 am on Mon, Nov 15th (residents) and 9 am on Mon, Nov 22 (non-residents).


Contact Megan Carbone / Supervisor – School Age Programs

Direct Line: 847.572.2621 /

Yearbook Cover Contest

Calling all students to design the 2021-2022 Yearbook Cover!

The theme for this year’s yearbook cover is Hope/Resilience/Sticking with It. Each design should reflect the theme. Students should create their designs on 8.5x11 paper and turn them into their classroom teacher by November 16th.

All students will get a chance to vote for their favorite cover at the end of November. The winner will be announced during morning announcements. The winning submission will be featured on the cover of the yearbook.

Contact Shannon Sword ( with any questions or click on this link for more information.

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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