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Welcome to the Fry PTA Site!
 
Please see the tabs on the left side of this page for information about specific programs.
 
 
Our 2018-19 PTA Officers
 

President:  Lisa Mastin
Vice-President:  Mini Samuel-Landtiser
Secretary:  Jennifer Jimenez
Treasurer:  Hiten Sanghavi
 

To contact the Fry PTA, email:  fryfoxpta@gmail.com

 

 

 
 
PTA Documents & Links:
 

 

Art Awareness

Please see the following link:
 

BTE/LFE

 

 

BTE/LFE - "Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education

The Fry PTA collects Box Tops for Education (BTFE) and Labels for Education (LFE) to support activities of the PTA.

* BTFE are collected and valued at $0.10 each. We submit them to General Mills a few times per year. During the 2011-12 year our efforts generated $1,658 for the PTA.

* LFE are collected and counted as points. We can purchase items from a catalog for various educational, art, music, science, etc. items that can be used at and for the School.

* Many, many household products have BTFE or LFE on the packaging. Click on these links to find out the current, participating products.

BoxTopsforEducation_Participating Products.pdf

LabelsforEducation_Participating Products.pdf 
 

* Both BTFE and LFE offer online ways to earn box tops or label points. Please visit these websites for more information:

www.boxtops4education.com

www.labelsforeducation.org


BTFE and LFE can be submitted at any time! There is a red collection container in the LMC, near the elevator. In the weeks leading up to the deadlines for submission (usually October, December and April), we will send out several reminders in the PTA Announcements.

Please submit all your box tops/labels in a zip lock back with your child's name, grade, and teacher information.

Community Service

Community Service

 
Community Service information coming soon. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Wesling at: melissa_wirth@hotmail.com or Shannon Nailos at: stn3176@gmail.com
 

Forms

Please use this form to submit your Fry PTA related expenses:
 

Fry's Got Talent

Fry's Got Talent

Fry's Got Talent is Fry's Annual talent show, open to all Fry students or groups of students who sing, dance, or play an instrument.  Contestants are divided by age category (Kindergarten - 2nd, 3rd-5th) and "audition" for a spot in our Finals program, which takes place in the Fry gym.  We welcome all interested students to audition. Our "judges" ensure that each performance receives applause and the support all our talented kids deserve. 


 

 

 
 
 
 

Fry Wear

SHOW YOUR FRY SPIRIT!!!

Fridays are always "FRY days" here at Fry Elementary! You can purchase your Spiritwear Apparel online at www.napervillespiritwear.com at your convenience.
 All orders will be delivered to school within 2 weeks and sent home with your child. There are girls, boys, and adult sizes available and 10% of your purchase goes back to our school!


If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Scheiber at: jennifer.scheiber@dpsg.com
Thank you!


Fundraising

Fundraising

 
Our two fundraisers for the PTA for the school year are the Fun Run in the fall and Spring Fling in the spring.  More information will be provided on each of these as they get closer!
 

What is AmazonSmile?

 

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Fry PTA every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Fry PTA. 

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to  from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. We are listed as Fry PTA, Inc.  You may also want to add a bookmark to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4443883 to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.


Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.  No need to set up a separate account for AmazonSmile.  You can use your existing account and your Prime benefits when using AmazonSmile.

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for volunteering your time and talents for our school!
 
 

Calendar of PTA Events

 

Go Green

Content coming soon!

Jr. Great Books

 
Jr. Great Books

Fry School PTA is once again sponsoring the Junior Great Books (JGB) program for the upcoming year. This 9-10 week program is for children in 2nd-5th grade. It begins in January and ends in March. JGB is similar to a book club in which students read short stories from a specific book and then meet to discuss what they have read. JGB combines interpretive discussion and activities with outstanding literature to encourage students to think critically as they read. JGB is a wonderful program for students who enjoy reading and discussing stories. The stories are sometimes challenging and often require parental assistance. One additional request of the program is your child needs to read each week’s assigned story twice. It is acceptable for you to read out loud together.

 

Any questions, please contact this year's chairs, Kelley Brown at Kelley.brown5323@gmail.com or Stacy Nevins at snevins10@yahoo.com.


 

Please see the links below for details and the Enrollment form:

2018-19 Jr. Great Books Information 
 

 

Legislative

General State Aid Distribution:

GSA Overview

Legislative Reports:
 
Coming soon... 
 
 
 
 

Meeting Info

PTA Meetings & Events

We encourage you to mark your calendars and come to as many PTA meetings as possible.

We look forward to your participation and, thus, encourage you to join the PTA. While a financial contribution is not mandatory to join the PTA, your financial support is a key component in the successful implementation of the support we aim to offer the teachers and students, and it is greatly appreciated. The funds that the PTA raises support the enrichment programs, extracurricular activities, special events and specific teacher requests. With that in mind, we urge you to fill out and return the membership form. All PTA meetings start at 9:30 a.m. See the link below for our events. 

 
 
 
 
 

Membership

A PTA member is eligible to vote at all PTA meetings and elections, and each family will receive the Fry Elementary Directory as a part of their membership privileges.  We encourage you to attend PTA meetings and become involved.  PTA members also have access to the PTA budget, which, based on a vote of the members, determines how PTA funds are allocated to the range of PTA programs we offer.

 

 

Parent Diversity Advisory Council

Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC)


Please click on this link to download the form.Please see the Parent Diversity Advisory Council information link:
 
Fry Families Celebrate -
 

Project Arrow PTA

 Indian Prairie Project Arrow PTA

 

GOALS

The goals of the Indian Prairie Project Arrow PTA are to:
 
  • ·         Work with the school district to provide the best educational experience for gifted and talented children and help them reach their full potential.
  • ·         Provide a local community support group for parents, guardians, families and educators of gifted and talented children.
  • ·         Inform legislators, school board members, educators, and the community about the unique challenges of giftedness and the importance of gifted programming.
  • ·         Be a resource of information on gifted services and community programs. 

 


 Meetings will be at Crouse Education Center, 780 Shoreline Drive in Aurora, IL
 Meeting Room B6 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on the following dates:

 September 28, 2017
 December 7, 2017
 February 8, 2018
 April 12, 2018

 

 

Membership

 

IPPA PTA Membership Form 

 

We welcome you to join the IPPA-PTA by sending in your completed membership form and payment to:

 

IPPA-PTA Treasurer

c/o Sridhar Krishnaswamy

3207 Lapp Lane

Naperville, IL 60564

 

FRY Liaison: Lori Skurka     lori_skurka@comcast.net

 

Reflections

What is Reflections?

Reflections program is run by the National PTA. It is set up for students to express their creativity through Dance Choreography, Music Composition, Literature, Art, Photography and Film Production. Each year, the PTA Reflections Program challenges students to create art inspired by a specific theme. 

Reflections 2018 - Rules in Brief 

This year’s theme for the 2018-19 Reflections Contest is:

"Heroes Around Me”

 

The PTA Reflections Program is designed to enhance a quality arts education by providing an opportunity for students to explore their artistic talents and receive positive recognition for their efforts. In its over 40 year history, the Reflections Program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to explore their artistic talents. It provides an opportunity for students to express themselves creatively and receive positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Supporting the Reflections Program is one way you can promote the arts in your home, your school, and your community.

Participation Process:

Students participate in the Reflections Program by submitting entries at school. One or more entries can be submitted by each child in one or more of the six categories which include: Visual arts, Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. The entries are judged on Originality, Creativity, Artistic Merit and Expression of the theme. About 5 entries in each category will be chosen from all entries in the two Grade Divisions. Each student is limited to a maximum 1 entry per category.

 

The Divisions for FRY are as follows:

  • Primary: K to Grade 2
  • Intermediate: Grades 3 to 5
  • Special Artists: Ungraded

 

Our Reflections program is structured to recognize students at the local (FRY), Council, District, State, and National Levels. Even if a student’s entry doesn’t advance beyond the school level, each child will be awarded a Ribbon and will have an opportunity for “Breakfast with the Principal, as an appreciation for their effort.

 
The National PTA Special Artist Division is an option for students with disabilities who receive services under IDEA or Section 504 to have the opportunity and accommodations they may need in order to participate fully in the program. The Special Artist Division offers modified rules and guidelines to ensure that every student has the chance to be part of the National PTA Reflections® program. 
Who qualifies as a disabled individual under the law? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines an individual with a disability as a person who: (1) Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of that person; (2) Has a record of such an impairment; or (3) Is regarded as having such impairment.

Theme Search Contest:

The National PTA is looking for a new theme for the next Reflections’ program.  We would like to see our Fox’s best ideas and creativity. Put on your thinking caps and give us your ideas. Maybe your idea could be the next theme?  If your entry is chosen as a winner, your theme will be used in every school across the country for that year.

Submission

The due date for submitting entries is November 2, 2018. Please watch out for more information/updates on the Reflections program.

Entry forms and the Information packet are available for download on the links below:

  1. Student Entry form - Reflections 
  2. Theme Search form – Reflections theme for a future year

Rules for participation (Click on the following links to download the PDF)

 

  1. Special Artist Division Rules
  2. Visual arts
  3. Photography
  4. Literature
  5. Music Composition
  6. Dance Choreography
  7. Film Production

 

For additional details about the program, the winning entries and other information, please visit the National PTA Reflections website at : http://www.pta.org/2032.asp

Questions, please contact Vinaya Pai at vinayagpai@yahoo.com


Room Parent Info


 

 




School Supply Kits

As a service to the parents of Fry Elementary the PTA is selling school supply kits for each grade next fall.

* Please be aware that due to new district guidelines on school kit pricing the contents of the school kit has changed. To view a list of the contents of each school kit go online to www.brightkits.com and enter code FE204 then select the school kit for your child's grade next fall to view the contents.
 
Parents have two options to place an order (1) submit a paper order or (2) order online.
 
* Please note sales tax will be charged for online orders but not paper orders.

(1) To submit a paper order complete the attached order form for each student and make a check out (also one per student please) payable to Fry Elementary PTA.

Please submit all paper order forms and checks in an envelope clearly marked "School Supply Kit Order"
to the Fry Elementary school office.

(2) To order online go to www.brightkits.com, enter code FE204, and place your order.

 
 
 
 

Spring Fling

Spring Fling
 
If you are interested in helping out with this event please contact, Lisa Mastin.
 
 
 
 



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