Weekly Update (01/09/2017)

Taste of Dist. 48
Mark your calendars for Monday, Jan. 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for Taste of Dist. 48. Tickets are $5 each or a family can get in for $20. Each ticket is a ballot which will allow you to get a sample from each of the participating restaurants and then vote on your favorites. We will also have board games available and a raffle. It’s a fun, economical way to eat dinner and support the district at the same time. See flyer for more information – details to follow.

Taste of Dist. 48 Volunteers

If you have an hour or two available on Jan. 23 please consider volunteering at the Taste of Dist. 48.   See flyer for details, or you can contact Kate Beckwith at

Thank You for Winter Parties

Thank you to all the parents who helped with the winter parties at Salt Creek and Swartz. The kids had a blast – and we hope you did too!

FTC will reimburse room party expenses if you complete the “FTC Reimbursement Request” form, which can be found here, put it in an envelope marked “FTC” and send it to school with your child.

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Weekly Update (12/19/16)

Winter Parties
Salt Creek is having its winter room parties this Wednesday, Dec. 21 and Swartz is having its parties on this Thursday, Dec. 22. Please contact the Head Room Party Helper for your child’s grade with any questions. If you are unsure who you need to talk to, please email Julie Tobias at Salt Creek ( or Kelli Gustafson at Swartz (

Holiday Shoppe
We wanted to thank all the children who participated in the Holiday Shoppe last week, and the families that funded their shopping. We hope the children had a good experience at the shop and that the gifts they selected for family members bring a lot of joy this holiday season. Thank you also to the volunteers who made this event possible! If you want to provide any feedback about the Holiday Shoppe please email

Swartz Winter Wonderland Dance
Thank you to all the parents who helped out at the Winter Wonderland dance for Swartz students this past Friday. We hope the children had a fun time dancing the night away!

Save the Date
The Taste of Dist. 48 event is on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 which is only a couple of weeks after winter break. This popular event allows you to get samples from area restaurants and then vote on your favorites. It is $5/person or $20/family, which is a great value for the amount of food you get. Please be sure and mark this on your calendar!

FTC hopes all families in Dist. 48 have a wonderful holiday break!  

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Weekly Update (11/14/16)

Winter Fundraiser
Today is the last day to get your orders in for FTC’s winter fundraiser from EPI. We can still accept orders if your child brings it to school on Tuesday, or you can order online at Please see flyer for details.

Holiday Shoppe
FTC is going to have the Holiday Shoppe again this year from Dec. 12-16. At this event the children got to pick out reasonably-priced gifts for family members and friends. It is held at the schools during school hours so the gifts can be a surprise for family members. More information about the sale will be sent after Thanksgiving break.

We need volunteers to help make the Holiday Shoppe a success. We are looking for people to volunteer for 2 hour shifts. Please see flyer for details, and contact Kate Beckwith ( if interested. This is a great way to see the kids having fun and help spread some holiday cheer!

This year we are adding handmade items to the sale. If you are interested in contributing items that would be sold for $.25-$10 please contact Julie Tobias (  or review the flyer for further details.

Thank You
Thank you to the district families that supported the Michael Anthony’s dine out last week – we made $225 off the dine out – a huge success!

FTC Newsletter
Happy Thanksgiving to all District 48 families from FTC!
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Weekly Update (11/07/16)

Michael Anthony’s Dine Out

This Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. is the Michael Anthony’s dine out. Please either bring in your flyer or mention the school district when ordering. A great chance to get some wonderful food, get out of cooking for the day and support the schools at the same time!

FTC Cares

FTC Cares provides holiday meals for district families who need some help. Last year donors were very generous in their support of this program. Please consider making a donation to help us provide these holiday meals, as well as other necessary items for the district’s neediest families. Envelopes can be sent to the school marked ‘FTC Cares” by this Wednesday, Nov. 9.   See flyer for details.

Winter Fundraiser

You should have received an envelope with catalogues and an order form for FTC’s winter fundraiser from EPI. There are a lot of items perfect for gift giving – or just for yourself!  You can order online from or send in your order form. The order deadline is Monday, November 14.

Halloween Room Parties
A big thank you to all the Room Party Helpers who volunteered for the Halloween room parties at Salt Creek and Swartz. The kids had a frightfully good time!

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Weekly Update (10/31/16)

  • Halloween Room Parties
    The room parties for preschool – 4th grade are today at 2:15 p.m. There is a costume parade at Salt Creek and Swartz, which parents are welcome to attend, but only people who have signed up to be room parents and are on the party list may stay to help with the room parties.
  • FTC Cares
    FTC started a Feed a Family program several years ago that has provided 33 holiday meals for district families that needed some assistance. We are continuing this program, but have renamed it and expanded it to include funding of necessary items for families in need, such as the recent funding of shoes for a girl whose family couldn’t afford them. Please consider a donation to this fund for the holidays.  See flyer for details.
  • Michael Anthony’s Dine Out
    The Michael Anthony’s dine out is coming up next week – Wednesday, November 9. Get some great food and support Dist. 48 at the same time!  See flyer for details.
  • EPI Fundraiser
    Please look for a fundraiser packet from EPI in your child’s backpack, which should be coming to you in the next week.
  • Celebration of Mind/Scholastic Book Fair
    We want to thank all district families who came to the Celebration of Mind event and supported the Scholastic Book Fair last week, as well as the volunteers who helped with these events.
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McTeacher Night a Success!

We wanted to thank all the district families who attended this event last week – the night was a huge success with over $500 raised for the schools! A huge thank you to the teachers and district staff who make this event the success it is.