Tonight, Thursday, November 15! Need help managing your children's digital lives? FRGMS will host a parent seminar by Project B3 of Cary to help your family create sensible guidelines. See event details here.

Winter Middle School Book Fair
The Middle School Book Fair is coming Tuesday, December 11 through Friday, December 14. Please sign up to help: Any time you can give helps. Many hands make light work. Contact Theresa Meshes at or 773-230-9096 for more information. Thank you!

We love art at ARS!

Art Session 2. Grades K-4. Wednesdays, November 28, December 5, December 12, December 19, January 9, January 16, January 23 & January 30, February 6,  February 13. $110. See flier here.

Thanks to everyone who attended PTO Team Trivia - you helped raise over $3300 for our students and teachers! Wow! Congratulations to trivia winners Neighbors Against Humanity and table decoration winners The 1-Ups. Thanks to Dead End and Leader Ace Hardware for your sponsorship. Check out photos of all the amazing teams on the Team Trivia Facebook page.

Family Reading Night was a blast! Check out the pictures on the PTO Facebook page.

Save the Date!

**Community Holiday Caroling at FRG Library. Friday, December 7, 5-6:30 p.m. Sponsored in part by a PTO Teacher Grant!

**Six Flags Read to Succeed will start right before the holiday break. Watch for emails and fliers soon!

Amazon Smile

Thanks to everyone who has chosen the FRG PTO on Amazon Smile - you have raised over $400! Wow! Ready to help in a super-easy way? Go to, and then select Fox River Grove PTO as your supporting charity and start shopping!

Box Tops Winner: Miss Koss's Class!

The winner for October's Box Tops collection was Miss Koss’s class with 493. Congratulations! Second and third came in close: Mrs. Cooker with 487 and Ms. Scherzer with 483. Miss Koss chose a pizza party for her class. The next collection date is Friday, February 8.

2018-2019 ARS Yearbook

The PTO is excited to once again offer our students and staff a Yearbook for Algonquin Road School! Photographs of students, staff, field trips, special events, as well as a page for signatures will be included! Yearbooks will be handed out during the last week of school. Each yearbook is $23. Please complete this form and return to the main office in a sealed envelope labeled ARS Yearbook. Check should be made payable to FRG PTO. You may use one check for multiple students. Questions? Email us at Use this email address to submit your photos, too!

FRG PTO Spiritwear Fundraiser: Check out this year's NEWEST Eagle spiritwear! Show your school pride and help raise funds for your kids and schools! Order online:

PTO Phone Directory: The 2018-2019 PTO Phone Directories will be available for sale in each school office while supplies last. Directories will cost $8, or $15 for two. Cash or check!

Celebrate Back-to-School with an Order from Schwan's!

Order Schwan's ice cream and other frozen goodies through our campaign page (, and the Fox River Grove PTO earns cash back.

***Earn 20% back on purchases of delicious foods
***Earn 40% on eGift Cards (limit 1 per customer, per campaign)
Orders can be made online through our fundraising page ( or by calling 1-855-870-7208 and using our group's current campaign ID # (40910). The PTO loses out if you don't use the code or link!



2018-2019 PTO Meeting Dates, all at ARS Library:

Next Meeting: Tuesday, December 4, 3:30 PM

Tuesday, January 15, 3:30 PM

Tuesday, February 5, 3:30 PM

Tuesday, March 5, 3:30 PM

Tuesday, April 9, 3:30 PM

Tuesday, May 7, 3:30 PM

Tuesday, May 21, 3:30 PM


Visit for the meeting agenda. Everyone is welcome, and child care is free! Please contact Theresa Meshes at for child care details. We'd love to see you there!

PTO Teacher Grants: The FRG PTO provided each teacher in the district with a Start-up grant of $75 each to supplement learning supplies that many of our teachers have to purchase with their own funds. With many teachers investing over $500 a year of their own funds on supplies for their classrooms, these funds are just a small way to help support our teachers and the excellent job they do.

We're on Facebook!

District 3 Food Backpack program - suggested food donation list

FRG School District 3 website

Want to Volunteer with the FRG PTO? Fill out the FRG PTO Volunteer Signup Genius! Ongoing projects include: 

ARS Book Fair Amazon Smile After School Program
Daddy/Daughter Dance Box Tops ARS Bulletin Board
Eighth Grade Activity Lottery Assemblies
Local Merchant Schwan’s Directories
Fifth Grade Activity Field Trips
Fun Day Kindergarten Welcome Books
Kindergarten Graduation Six Flags Read to Succeed
Middle School Book Fair School Box Supply Kits
Mother/Son Activity Spirit Wear
Monthly Family Nights Strokes of Genius
MS Activity Day Sweets and Treats
Spring Fling Teacher Grants
Spring Ice Cream Social Yearbook
Teacher Apprecation
Trivia Night