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This Sunday is the last day to order school supply kits online!

Save a trip to the store and get your school supplies through FTC! This Sunday, June 25, is the last day to order kits online.

Visit https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/

Here are the codes you will need:
Salt Creek – SAL149
Swartz – SWA009
Albright – JOH307
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FTC Reminders (6/6/17)

Dairy Queen Dine Out – Dairy Queen Dine Out 2017

Wednesday, June 7 at the Villa Park Dairy Queen on St. Charles Road. Celebrate the end of the school year with a tasty treat and support the schools at the same time! See attached flyer for details. You must present the flyer when ordering.

EPI School Supplies – EPI School Supply Cover Letter | EPI Order Form | EPI Must Also Get 2017-2018

Even though paper ordering has ended, you still have until June 25 to order your school supply kits online. Just follow the instructions on the attached order form to ensure you have your child’s school supply kit for next year. It’s much easier (and often cheaper) to order your school supplies through FTC than to purchase them at the stores.

Have a great summer!

Questions? Email ftc@saltcreek48.org

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Weekly Update (5/30/17)

School Supplies for Next Year – EPI School Supply Cover Letter | EPI Order Form | EPI Must Also Get 2017-2018
Paper order forms for the EPI school kits are due this Thursday, June 1, but you have until June 25 to order online. Submitting a paper order forms means you do not have to pay sales tax, whereas online orders do.

The school supply kits make it easy for you to get all the required supplies for your child for next year – and the kits are often cheaper than if you picked the items out at the store (even with sale prices). Please contact Jennifer Liotta (jliotta@saltcreek48.org) with questions. The order forms, an informational flyer and a list of items not included in the kits are attached to this email.

We All Scream for Ice Cream – Dairy Queen Dine Out 2017
FTC decided to add one final dine out to its calendar – Dairy Queen!!! Celebrate the end of the school year and earn some money for the district. The dine out is next Wednesday, June 7 at the Dairy Queen on St. Charles in Villa Park, so please be sure and mark your calendars. You MUST present the attached flyer when ordering.

Thank You

FTC would like to thank all the district families who sent in donations, came to events, participated in fundraisers and volunteered this school year. Together we accomplished some great things – like getting the Albright scoreboard and the Swartz stage curtains, funding field trips and parties and providing holiday meals for those in need. We hope you have a wonderful summer – and we’ll see you in August!
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Weekly Update (5/22/17)

Order forms for the school supply kits should be coming home with your child today or tomorrow. Paper order forms are due Thursday, June 1, but you have until June 25 to order online. Paper order forms do not have to pay sales tax, whereas online orders do. We have changed the vendor to EPI this year to save you some money.

The school supply kits make it easy for you to get all the required supplies for your child for next year – and the kits are often cheaper than if you picked the items out at the store (even with sale prices). Please contact Jennifer Liotta (jliotta@saltcreek48.org) with questions. The order forms and an informational flyer are attached to this email.
Scholastic Book Fair and Learning Celebration
Thank you to everyone who attended the Learning Celebration and Scholastic Book Fair this past Thursday. The weather was perfect and lots of families came to enjoy the food and activities, browse for books and visit with district friends. Thanks to the board and Dr. Correll for assisting with the grilling, and the teachers and volunteers for helping with the activities and concessions.
FTC Meeting and Positions
Tonight (Monday, May 22) is the last FTC meeting of this school year, and the one in which we plan the events for next year. If you are interested in being part of that discussion, or in finding out what FTC is about please join us tonight at 7 p.m. in the Albright cafeteria.FTC does meet over the summer, so if you are interested in attending any of the meetings, or in finding out what FTC positions are available please contact Holly Sloan (hsloan@saltcreek48.org) or Julie Tobias (jtobias@saltcreek48.org).
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Weekly Update (5/15/17)

Scholastic Book Fair – Spring ’17 Book Fair Flyer
This Thursday, May 18 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. there is a Scholastic Book Fair being held at Stella May Swartz school. Last year over $5,800 was raised from book fairs, which went to buy books for the school libraries. So please stop by on Thursday to support the book fair! A flyer is attached with further information.

Learning Celebration
The Learning Celebration event is also being held this Thursday, May 18 from 4-7 p.m. for Swartz and Salt Creek students, along with the book fair. It is at Stella May Swartz. There will be activities, a DJ, a bouncy house, hot dog meals and concessions for sale. The popular snow cones will be available (weather permitting). Please stop by Swartz on Thursday for dinner or a snack, to buy some books at the book fair or just to celebrate!  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Positions – 2017-18 FTC Open Positions
FTC has started filling positions for next year. The organization does a lot to make the school district a community and to raise money for the schools so they can maximize the amount they spend on educational materials. Please review the attached positions available to see if there is anything you are able to help with. Committees are a minimal time commitment and are typically only active part of the year, if you are looking to do something that doesn’t take a lot of time. Please contact Holly Sloan (hsloan@saltcreek48.org) or Julie Tobias (jtobias@saltcreek48.org) if you are interested in finding out any more information.

Spirit Wear
Final spirit wear orders for the year are due today (Monday, 5/15/7). If you have any questions about orders please contact Kelly Altott at kaltott@saltcreek48.org.

Jersey Mike’s
Thank you to everyone who supported the dine out at the 2 Jersey Mike’s locations a couple weeks ago. The dine out raised over $200 to help out the school!

Newsletter – May 12, 2017
The final newsletter of the year is attached, with any information you need until the end of the school year.

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Spirit Wear Order Deadline Extended to Monday, May 15!

Forms for download/print:

Spirit Wear Flyer May 2017

District 48 Spiritwear 2016-17

SC & SMS Spiritwear 2016-17

Albright Spiritwear 2016-17

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Weekly Update (5/8/17)

Scholastic Book Fair – Spring ’17 Book Fair Flyer
Next week, on Thursday, May 18 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. there is a Scholastic Book Fair being held at Stella May Swartz school. Last year over $5,800 was raised from book fairs, which went to buy books for the school libraries. So please stop by next Thursday to support the book fair! A flyer is attached with further information.

Spirit Wear – Spirit Wear Flyer May 2017 | District 48 Spiritwear 2016-17 | SC & SMS Spiritwear 2016-17 | Albright Spiritwear 2016-17
The last spirit wear orders of the year are being taken now. Please get your orders in by this Friday, May 12 if you are interested. Spirit wear is a great way to congratulate a student for completing a school year – and a great “graduation” gift for those students moving to a new school. The flyer and order forms are attached.

Learning Celebration
The Learning Celebration event will also be held next week on Thursday, May 18 from 4-7 p.m. for Swartz and Salt Creek students, along with the book fair. There will be activities, a DJ, a bouncy house and meals and concessions for sale. Please stop by for dinner or just some celebrating!

Learning Celebration Volunteers
We need some volunteers to help out with concessions and the bouncy house. If you have an hour you could spend volunteering in one of those areas it would be appreciated, as we can’t run events without volunteers! Please contact Kate Beckwith via text @ 630-667-3330 or e-mail @ kbeckwith@saltcreek48.org if you are able to volunteer.

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Weekly Update (5/1/17)

Jersey Mike’s Dine Out – Jersey Mike’s Dine Out
This week – from Wednesday, May 3 to Sunday, May 7 there is a dine out at the Jersey Mike’s locations in both Elmhurst and Oakbrook Terrace! That’s 5 whole days of a dine out – giving everyone a chance to pick up lunch or dinner once or even twice. All you need to do is bring in the attached flyer when ordering and the district will get 15% of the sale! There are even coupons attached to the flyer to make it a deal for you.

Family Sports Night
Thank you to everyone who attended the Family Sports Night event this past Friday, April 28 at Albright. There were many happy faces enjoying the sports activities!

Teacher Appreciation
This Tuesday, May 2 is Teacher Appreciation Day. FTC provides lunch for the school and district staff at all 3 buildings to show how much we appreciate all the hard work the staff put in to make Dist. 48 a great place for children to attend!  We in FTC feel very fortunate to have such dedicated, enthusiastic teachers and staff instructing our children – they are what makes District 48 a great district to live in!

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Family Sports Night is Friday!

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Weekly Update (4/24/17)

Family Sports Night – Family Sports Night 2017
Family Sports Night is this Friday, April 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Albright. Children can play hockey, basketball, kickball, four square, bags and other activities. We will be selling concessions “on the go” bags and have a raffle with a lot of great prizes, such as Cubs items, Sky Zone passes, a Microsoft party, a Fire tablet and more! This event is open to all students in District 48. As per new policy, an adult must accompany child(ren) and be present at the event—unaccompanied children will not admitted. Please see the attached flyer for event details.
 

Jersey Mike’s Dine Out – Jersey Mike’s Dine Out
There will be a dine out with Jersey Mike’s on May 3-7— that’s 5 whole days— at both their Elmhurst and Oakbrook Terrace locations! Pick up lunch or dinner any of those days, present the attached flyer, and the district will get 15% of the sale!
 

School Supplies
Do you really enjoy shopping for school supplies?  If not, we have a solution for you! FTC will hold its annual school supply kit sale for the 2017-2018 school year. These kits contain all the necessary school supplies for your child, and are often the same price or cheaper than if you purchased the items yourself. Be on the lookout for order forms coming home in May!
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Weekly Update (4/17/17)

Family Sports Night – Family Sports Night 2017
Family Sports Night will be held next week – on Friday, April 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Albright. This is a fun family event where you can play hockey, basketball, kickball and other activities. Bags are being added this year, and we are also selling concessions. This event is open to all students in District 48, and does require an adult to accompany the children. See attached flyer for event details.

Family Sports Night Volunteers Needed – Family Sports Night Volunteers
We need volunteers to assist with Family Sports Night, particularly in helping supervise the sports/game stations. If you are available for a one hour shift, please contact Kate Beckwith at kbeckwith@saltcreek48.org, text 630-677-3330 or review the attached flyer for further details. This is a fun way to give back to your child’s school – and get to know some other parents.
 
Jersey Mike’s Dine Out – Jersey Mikes 2017
Mark your calendars now for May 3-7 because FTC is having a dine out for those 5 days with Jersey Mike’s subs – both the Elmhurst and Oakbrook Terrace locations! Pick up lunch or dinner any of those days, present the attached flyer, and the district will get 15% of the sale!

Attached is the latest version of the FTC newsletter, which tells you all about the events and activities we have coming up.
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Weekly Update (4/10/17)

Family Sports Night – Family Sports Night 2017
Family Sports Night will be held on Friday, April 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Albright. This event is open to all students in District 48, and does require an adult to accompany the children. See attached flyer for event details.

Family Sports Night Volunteers Needed
We need several volunteers to assist with Family Sports Night, particularly in helping supervise the sports/game stations or with selling raffle tickets. If you are available for a one hour shift, please contact Kate Beckwith at kbeckwith@saltcreek48.org, text 630-677-3330 or review the attached flyer for further details.

See’s Candies Fundraiser Update
Thanks again to everyone that ordered See’s Candies or donated in lieu of purchasing! The candy is in and Jeannie Corsini will be contacting everyone who ordered to arrange delivery for this week. If you have any questions, please contact jcorsini@saltcreek48.org.

Albright Families: Student Council’s Coins for the Cure Fundraiser Ends Wednesday! – Albright Coins for the Cure 2017
The Albright Student Council is holding its annual Coins for the Cure fundraiser until April 12th to raise money for two cancer charities: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (www.LLS.org) and The Ross K. MacNeill Foundation (www.R33M.org). As part of this, Albright students have been invited to donate and are having a fun Penny War Competition between the grades! Please see the attached flyer for more information on Coins for the Cure and the charities. For questions about Coins for the Cure, please contact the Albright Student Council advisors: kcalaway@saltcreek48.org and rjordan@saltcreek48.org.

Thank Yous
We wanted to thank you for your recent support of the following:

  • Barnes & Noble Book Fair/Celebration of the Arts – Thanks to all the students and staff who participated in this event! For the bookfair we had $4,733 in sales, which means the libraries will get $831 to purchase books!
  • Dominick’s Dine Out – Thank you to everyone who ordered from Dominick’s for our dine out over spring break. We made about $100 on the dine out!
  • Swartz Stage Curtains – We wanted to again thank all the district families and staff, and community supporters who contributed to the capital campaign this year. The stage curtains and window coverings were unveiled this past Thursday, followed by a wonderful performance from the Swartz Drama Club. Please stay tuned for information about the Albright scoreboard unveiling.
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Weekly Update (4/3/17)

Family Sports NightFamily Sports Night 2017 Flyer
Mark your calendars for Family Sports Night, being held on Friday, April 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Albright. This event is open to all students in District 48 and has activities that will appeal to all grades. Please note this event requires an adult to accompany the children. See attached flyer for details.

Capital Campaign Update
The Swartz stage curtains will be unveiled this Thursday, April 6 at Swartz in conjunction with the drama play being performed at 5:30 p.m. We are very grateful for the district families and students who contributed to make the purchase of these curtains and the Albright scoreboard possible. In addition to FTC’s donation towards these projects, we would also like to recognize these community donors:

Downers Grove Orthodontics
Tony Ragucci for Mayor
FGM Architects
Westway Coach
MB Financial
Arbor Foods

See’s Candy Fundraiser
Thank you to everyone who sent in orders for our See’s Candy Fundraiser, or who gave a donation in lieu of purchasing products. The Fundraising Coordinator Jeannie Corsini (jcorsini@saltcreek48.org) will contact you later this week to arrange delivery of the items.

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Weekly Update (3/20/17)

Barnes & Noble Book Fair & Celebration of the Arts! – B&N Celebration of the Arts Flyer | Bookfair Vouchers
Just a reminder that the Barnes & Noble Book Fair and Celebration of the Arts is taking place tomorrow –  Tuesday, March 21st from 4 to 8PM at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore at Oak Brook Mall. Please remember to turn a voucher in at checkout so the district gets credit – copies are attached to this email or they will be available in store. We look forward to seeing you there!

We need a few volunteers to assist with handing out vouchers. If you can help please contact Kate Beckwith at kbeckwith@saltcreek48.org or text 630-667-3330.

Can’t make it, but still want to support District 48 Libraries?!  Have family members that don’t live close by, but would still love to support our libraries?!  No problem!  You can place your order on-line via the following link, using Bookfair Code 11986890 at checkout.  All orders placed on-line between 3/21/17 and 3/26/17 using our book fair code will be credited to our district libraries!  Spread the word! http://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/bookfairs

See’s Candies Orders Due Thursday – See’s Packet | See’s Order Form Only
We’ve extended the order deadline for the See’s Candies fundraiser to this Thursday, March 23rd! Extra packets are available in the school offices or you can download one on the FTC website at www.saltcreek48ftc.org. For questions, please contact Jeannie Corsini at jcorsini@saltcreek48.org. Thank you for supporting FTC!

Dominick’s Dine Out – Dominick’s Flyer
There will be a dine out at Dominick’s Pizza and Pasta happening on Wednesday, March 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. This will be during spring break so we won’t be able to send a reminder email – please mark your calendars or make sure you are signed up for FTC’s Remind texts (see directions below). If you mention Dist. 48 when placing your order the district gets a portion of the sales. Enjoy some great food and support Dist. 48! See the attached flyer for details.

Remind Texts
FTC uses Remind to send alerts about FTC events and deadlines. If you have not already signed up we encourage you to do so to stay on top of all that’s happening. To opt-in, send a text to 608-709-0934 with the message:@dist48ftc and you will be added to the list.

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Weekly Update (3/13/17)

See’s Candies Spring Product Fundraiser – See’s Packet | See’s Order Form Only

Watch backpacks starting today for our sweet spring product fundraiser! Attached to this email is a digital version of the packet. Orders are due Tuesday, March 21st, with delivery the week after spring break (date to be determined). If you’re not interested in the products, you can still participate by making a donation – more information is in the packet. For questions, please contact Jeannie Corsini at jcorsini@saltcreek48.org. Thank you for supporting FTC!

Barnes & Noble Book Fair & Celebration of the Arts! – B&N Celebration of the Arts Flyer | Bookfair Vouchers

Please join us on Tuesday, March 21st from 4 to 8 pm as we host our annual Celebration of the Arts event in conjunction with our Barnes & Noble Book Fair. This year, we will be using vouchers to ensure the district gets full credit for all purchases made during the fair. Please feel free to share these with friends and family and encourage them to attend this fun event!

Activities will include performances from both our orchestra and band members, door prize raffles, a free kids activity table, and of course our own mini art gallery as Barnes & Noble will feature artwork from our district children throughout the store. As with every year, ALL purchases you make during the event will benefit our District 48 libraries! Please see the attached flyer and vouchers for additional details. We look forward to seeing you there!

Dominick’s Dine Out – Dominick’s Flyer

Mark your calendars for a dine out at Dominick’s Pizza and Pasta happening on March 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Enjoy a night off cooking over spring break and support Dist. 48 at the same time! See the attached flyer for details.

Family Science Night

Thank you to all the families who attended the Family Science Night this past week. We hope you enjoyed the exhibits and the show – and your child came home with an interest in learning more about the science concepts (s)he saw at the event. Thank you also to all the volunteers who made this event possible.

We want to thank the sponsors of the event:

Dist. 48 PIE Foundation
RJB Properties
Rotary Club of Villa Park
Talsma Builders

FTC Newsletter – 3/10/2017

Linked below is the FTC newsletter for this month, with information about upcoming FTC events and activities.

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Important Update Regarding FTC Events

District Families:

The FTC leadership group has been in discussion with the school regarding an issue that has arisen with regards to FTC events. An increasing number of children have been coming to FTC events unaccompanied by adults. FTC events are intended to be family events, with an adult attending the event with the student(s). Both FTC and the school are concerned about the safety and liability of having children unaccompanied at these events.

In order to ensure that all students are properly supervised, we are going to have a few changes with regards to entry at FTC events. These procedures will take place starting with Family Science Night on March 8.

  • Students must enter the event with a parent or other adult
  • The family will be asked to sign in for the event
  • Students will be issued a wristband
  • Adults must stay at the event – none of our events are “drop off” events
  • For indoor events, once students are in the building they need to stay in the building unless they are leaving for the night
  • 7th/8th grade student volunteers may come to events unaccompanied by an adult for the duration of their volunteer work — they will be given further instructions prior to the event

Thank you for your understanding on this issue. The goal is to keep all students safe, and for all families to have a great time at these events!

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Family Science Night is THIS Wednesday!

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Weekly Update (3/6/17)

Capital Campaign
We are very excited to announce that we have completed the capital campaign to fund the Albright scoreboard and Swartz stage curtains!!!! The schools are developing a schedule for installation – which we hope to finish before year-end. We wanted to thank all the district families who supported this project, whether through donations or by supporting your Albright student who participated in monthly activities to raise money for the scoreboard. More information to come.

Family Science Night
Family Science Night is next week – Wednesday, March 8. At this event children learn about STEM topics through hands-on exhibits that are designed to create interest and excitement about science topics. This year we are having a “Mad Scientist” show. Please plan on attending this fun, educational event – one of the district’s favorites!

Family Science Night Volunteers
Family Science Night requires lots of volunteers to make it special for kids. We welcome any parents or caregivers, as well as any 7th and 8th graders as volunteers for this event. Please contact Kate Beckwith via text @ 630-667-3330 or e-mail @ kbeckwith@saltcreek48.org for further details.

Anyways Dine Out
Thank you to everyone who supported the dine out at Anyways last week. We made $207 from the dine out!

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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 (jtobias@saltcreek48.org) or Kelli Gustafson at Swartz (kgustafson@saltcreek48.org).

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 ftc@saltcreek48.org.

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!  

Questions? Email ftc@saltcreek48.org

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Spirit Wear for the Holidays! (due 12/05)

We are holding one more FTC spirit wear sale before the holidays. Please send in orders by Dec. 5 if you want to receive your spirit wear before winter break. Spirit wear makes a great gift!

Please contact Kelly Altott at kaltott@saltcreek48.org with questions.

Thanks for your support!
FTC