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 @ 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!


Weekly Update (02/06/17)

Enchanted Evening Dance

This Friday, Feb. 10 is the Enchanted Evening Dance from 7-9 p.m. at Albright in the big gym. This is a family event, so we ask that children please bring a special adult in their lives. All district 48 families are welcome to attend.

In addition to the dancing, socializing and snacks, we will have photos, raffles and trinkets for sale. Raffle prizes include a giant stuffed bear, lunch with Mr. Jackson, a Coach purse and lots of other fun items. Jewelry, buttons, hair accessories and fabric wrist corsages will also be available for purchase.

We could still use a few volunteers for the event. If you are available please contact Kate Beckwith at or text 630-667-3330.

Please see the flyer for details – and plan on attending this fun event!

Anyways Dine Out

There will be a dine out at Anyways coming up later this month. It will actually be held on 2 days – Tuesday, Feb. 21 and Wednesday, Feb. 22 to allow people who may have a commitment on one of those nights to participate. Any lunch, dinner or carryout orders count – you just need to present the flyer when ordering and the district will earn 15% of the proceeds.

Questions? Email


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.

Questions? Email


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!  

Questions? Email


Holiday Shoppe is Next Week!

Our Holiday Shoppe is happening next week, Dec. 12-16!  It will be at Salt Creek on Monday and Tuesday, Swartz on Wednesday and Thursday and Albright on Friday. Information was distributed this week.  Check your child’s backpack.

The idea behind the Holiday Shoppe is to give children an opportunity to purchase items for family members and friends that are low-cost and they feel proud for having picked out themselves. This is an experience they will remember from their childhood – and they’ll have fun shopping for gifts.

Feel free to preview the items we’ll have for sale AND, new this year, create a wishlist online to print and send in with your child. Go to to view the gifts with your child/children (be sure and click on all the headings to see all the available gifts). Handmade items, not pictured, may also be available at some schools, and are not included in the website.

Thanks for your support! Please email with any questions.


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 with questions.

Thanks for your support!


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!
Questions? Email


Get the night off cooking tonight!


TONIGHT is the Michael Anthony’s dine out!  Pick up a meal or have a pizza delivered – and get the night off cooking.  Just don’t forget to mention Salt Creek 48 or bring your flyer with you.  Enjoy!


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!

Questions? Email


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.
Questions? Email

Save the Date – Dine Out

Please mark your calendars for the Michael Anthony’s dine out, being held on Wednesday, November 9 from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Pick up a meal or have a pizza delivered – and get the night off cooking!


Weekly Update (10/11/16)

  • Celebration of Mind/Scholastic Book Fair
    Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, Oct. 26, for Celebration of Mind and the Scholastic Book Fair. Celebration of Mind is taking place from 6-8 p.m. and the book fair is going from 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Both events are at Albright Middle School, and provide a fun way to enrich your mind!
    Celebration of Mind flyer / Book Fair flyer
  • Can You Volunteer?
    Can you or your 7th/8th grade student volunteer for Celebration of Mind? We are looking for people to volunteer for one hour shifts facilitating exhibit tables at the event.  Click here for more details.
  • Clubs Choice Pick Up
    Thank you to all the families who supported our Clubs Choice fundraiser. Pick up will occur at the same date and time as Celebration of Mind – Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 6-8 p.m.. Pick up will be in the Albright cafeteria.
  • Box Tops
    Please send in any Box Tops you have, as Friday is the deadline to get them in for this cycle. Just put them in a baggie and send to school with your child and they will make their way to our Box Tops Coordinators. Thank you for your support of this program – it makes hundreds of dollars a year for the schools.

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.



McTeacher’s Night – Monday, Sept. 26!


McTeacher’s Night is going to be held on Monday, Sept. 26, from 5-8 p.m. Please note the date change from the calendar. You must bring the fundraiser voucher for Dist. 48 to get credit! It’s a fun evening to see district friends and get a night off cooking!

McTeacher’s Night – Flyer | Vouchers


Family FTC Forms Due Friday!

The Directory and Membership Form must be turned in by this Friday, Sept. 23, if you want to be included in the directory and receive a copy of the directory. Voluntary Fee and Donation Forms, as well as Welcome Committee forms and Volunteer forms are also do by Friday.

Additional copies of the Directory and Voluntary Fee and Donation forms were sent home with students this week – please check backpacks! The Membership and Directory form is also available online by clicking here. The Volunteer form and Voluntary Fee and Donation Form are also available on the FTC website here.


Spiritwear Orders Due 9/9!

Who’s got District 48 Spirit?   WE DO and you can too!

Order your District 48 Spirit Wear. Complete the order form, put the order form and payment in an envelope marked “FTC Spirit Wear” and send it to school with your child by Friday September 9. Orders will be delivered to your student on Friday September 23.

Any questions? Please contact Kelly Altott at

Spiritwear Information | District 48 Spiritwear Order Form
AMS Spiritwear Order Form | Salt Creek & Swartz Spiritwear Order Form


Back to School Social – Aug. 26!

Please join us for a fun evening! Volunters are needed for the event – please see the link below for details.
Back to School Social – Aug. 26 || Event Volunteer Needs

FTC Back to School Social


Park Playdate for District Families

FTC wants to welcome you back to school with a play date for all district families!  Please join us on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Butterfield Park in Elmhurst. The kids can enjoy a little park play time and the adults can catch up with their district friends. The event flyer is available below and also under Documents > Event Flyers.

Park Play Date 2015