Peterson Elementary School

Indian Prairie School District 204


Welcome to PTA!

Peterson PTA is the local unit of the national Parent Teacher Association. We are a membership organization open to parents/guardians, teachers, relatives, and community members who support the PTA Mission:
        ·A powerful voice for all children
           ·A strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child
Peterson PTA organizes and funds activities and programs that benefit all Peterson students and families, such as: 
Beginning of the Year Welcome
         Monster Mash Bash,
         Daddy Daughter Dance,
         STEM Science Fair,
         Mother / Son Event, 
         Dads and Donuts, 
         Muffins with Moms,
         and much more. 

Why Join Peterson PTA?
·   It will benefit your child! Research shows that regardless of income or background, when parents are involved at school students are more likely to earn higher grades, enroll in higher-level programs, attend school regularly, have better social skills, graduate, and go on college.  
·   Find out what’s going on at school! PTA fosters positive communication between parents and the school. Members are also eligible to vote on PTA programs and business decisions.  
·   Let your gifts and talents shine. All of us have good ideas. Please share yours!  

.    Information!  PTA members receive a free Student Directory and access to our Online Student Directory with the app "Directory Spot".

Continuing Again this School Year....

Peterson Golden Paw Membership

Are you tired of writing a check for each event? Do you want to put an end to asking your child if they turned in their money? Do you want to write one check and forget about it? Do you want to help support our school? If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions here is the program for you.

For a set donation depending upon the size of your family, you can become a Golden Paw member. With this donation you get admittance into many PTA sponsored events.  To read more information, refer to the form below.


Peterson PTA Chair Contact List
Committee Chair Email
PresidentChristine Ficks
Vice President Sangeeta Prasad
Vice President Jen Watson
Secretary Joann Frisby
Treasurer Devin Tuch
Ready to Volunteer? 
We can't do this without you!  Open up the volunteer form, print it out, and send in the filled out form with your child via backpack.
Want to Nominate Someone for PTA Position?

The PTA could not function without our community being willing to serve on committees to help the organization run smoothly to provide for our students and our children.  If you would like to nominate someone, or would like to nominate your self, please click the link, print the form, and send it to school in an envelope marked "PTA".

PTA Nomination Form

Content for 2016-17 coming soon.

PTA meeting dates for the 2016-2017 school year are as follows: 
 Meeting Date:  Minutes:
 May 2016 Meeting  Minutes for May 2016
 September 8th @ 9:30 a.m.  Minutes for September 2016
 October 12th @ 7:00 p.m. Minutes for October 2016
 November 10th @ 9:30 a.m.  Minutes for November 2016
 January 12th @ 9:30 a.m.  Minutes for January 2017
 February 9 @ 9:30 a.m.  Minutes for February 2017
 March 9 @ 9:30 a.m.  Minutes for March 2017
 April 13 @ 9:30 a.m.  Minutes for April 2017
 May 11 @ 9:30 a.m.  Minutes for May 2017
Minutes of the meetings will be available here and linked to keep you updated on Peterson PTA business.

This page serves as an area where forms can be accessed.  Please use them for the specified purposes.
PTA Voucher Form:


Use this form and submit to PTA if you need to be reimbursed for a purchase.  All receipts or invoices should accompany this document.


PTA Membership Form:

Link provides information about PTA membership for the 2016-2017 school year. Includes links for General Membership, Golden Paw Membership and opportunities for volunteering throughout the year.


Peterson Golden Paw Online Form:


Link allows you to sign up for being a Gold Paw member for the 2016-2017 school year.  It allows your family to participate in PTA sponsored activities without paying a fee each time. 


Donation Flyer:


This flyer is a summary of the different ways that Peterson families can earn additional monies for our school through saving labels, clipping items, and recycling certain items.  Even shopping at certain stores can earn Peterson additional monies.


Volunteer Online Form:


Fill out the online form using the link to the left to let us know how you would like to help throughout the school year. 


Community Business Memberships:


If your business would like to join the Peterson PTA and assist us in our mission, please download this form and send it to us. By joining PTA in this way, your business will be advertised in the PTA Student Directory which is most often issued to approximately 300+ families.


Reflections Summary:

Reflections Guidelines/Summary for student use.


Reflections Poster:

Poster gives added information about the program for students.


Reflections Student Entry Form:

Use this form for students to fill out the form to participate.


Print Center Information:

PTA Print Center Information in PDF format

The 2016-2017 school year is here, and with a new school year comes new spirit wear designs!  This year you will find plenty of options so you can get your spirit wear apparel the way you really want.  Think neon, glitter, baseball tees, performance shirts, comfy sweatshirts/hoodies, and personalization.
Directions for ordering online:
Once you place your spirit wear order, you will receive an email confirmation and your order will be passed out at school and sent home with your children.
Be sure to click on each design because you may have the opportunity to pick a different color, different apparel style, possibly personalize the apparel, as well as decide if you would like glitter or neon lettering.
The website is user friendly, but if you have any questions or any spirit wear suggestions, please feel free to contact me, Emily Brosnahan, at or call 630.605.0930.  
New spirit wear items may be added throughout the school year, so keep your eyes open for future spirit wear information sent via the peterson-news list.  

Have your child ready in their spirit apparel showing their Peterson PRIDE on the second Friday of each month!!

Here are the specific dates for the year:
September 9
October 14
November 11
December 9
January 13
February 10
March 10
April 21
May 12 

The following events will occur throughout the school year.  More information will be distributed as the event gets closer. This page will be updated as dates and time become published.
2016-2017 PTA Dates


  • 15-New Student Open House, 3:00-4:00 pm
  • 18-Teacher Meet and Greet, 2:00-3:00 pm

  • 7-Watch DOGS Kickoff, 6:00-7:00 pm
  • 9- Room Parent Meeting @ 9:30 a.m. at Panera Bread (Rt. 59 & 95th Street)
  • 9- Spirit Day
  • 12--Dinner Night @ Yogurt Beach (for location, see below)



  • 14- Spirit Day
  • 22-Monster Mash Bash, 2:00-5:00 pm
Here is the flyer that was sent home with students.  It's time to sign up for volunteering for the Monster Mash Bash!  Click here for the sign up and donate your time for our students!
  • 25-Boosterthon Pep Rally

Parents,  here is the flyer of information sent home with students about Boosterthon. Please take a moment to read the information so that you can help out Peterson Elementary School with the fundraiser.  Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Fun Run.  

Take a moment to see the Boosterthon Fun Run Goals for Peterson. 


  • 3-Boosterthon Fun Run
  • 11-Spirit Day




  • 8-Holiday Shop, 9:00 am -3:00 pm
  • 9-Spirit Day
  • 21-Tim Hannig's Pro Kids Show Assembly during school day AND @ 6:30 p.m. for families


  • 13-Spirit Day
  • 26-Donuts With Dads, 8:15-8:50 am



  • 1-Open House, 6:30-8:00 pm
  • 1-Savvy Business Kids, 6:00-8:00 pm
  • 10-Spirit Day
  • 24-Mother/Son Dance, 7:00-9:00 pm

  • 6-Science Fair, 6:00-8:00 pm
  • 10-Spirit Day


  • 21-Spirit Day
  • 21-Dad/Daughter Dance, 7:00-9:00 pm


  • 3-Cultural Traditions Evening, 6:30-8:00 pm
  • 9-Play and Plant, 3:35-5:00 pm
  • 12-Spirit Day
  • 18-Muffins With Moms, 8:15-8:50 am
Peterson Dinner Nights:  
Peterson dinner nights automatically give money back to Peterson School.  If you go out for dinner to the selected area restaurant, they will give back a portion of the money spent to our school.  This is a very easy way to raise money for Peterson School if you are out and about and need a quick dinner or snack throughout the day.  

DINNER NIGHTS (at restaurant listed)

  • September 12   Yogurt Beach   3027 English Rows Ave., Naperville, IL 60564
  • October 26      Chipotle   (5-9:00 PM) @ 2658 Route 59, Naperville, IL 60564
  • November 15   Jet's Pizza (10:00 AM - 10:00 PM) @ 3344 S. Route 59, Naperville, IL 60564
  • December 21   Potbelly's Sandwich Shop @ Naperville Crossing, 2860 Showplace Drive, Naperville, IL 60564


The following list of links will help to keep parents informed of other organizations throughout the district and within the school. 

Illinois PTA
Illinois PTA Homepage
Indian Prairie Special Needs PTA
IPSN Awareness Campaign
Indian Prairie Parents' Council Home
IPPC Homepage
Members Savings and Programs for PTA Members
National PTA Page
Members Savings and Programs for PTA Members
PDF File with information

WatchD.O.G.S. Kick-Off Event for the year is coming up!
When:  September 7, 2016
Time:  6:00-7:00 pm
Location:  Peterson Elementary Multi-Purpose Room

WHAT IS WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)?

It is an innovative program to increase positive male role model involvement at the school. The two main goals of the program are to demonstrate the importance of education and to reduce bullying.



WatchDOGS are fathers or father figures who volunteer at the school and become actively engaged with multiple students, including their own child(ren).



Your time spent volunteering will be meaningful to the teachers, students, and of course, yourself! Teachers may assign you tasks like read to a small group, review math facts, play an educational game, correct assignments with a student, review spelling words, or assist in a group project. You might also assist with morning bus duty. There are many different ways you can get involved.



There are two ways to participate:


OPTION 1-Instructional volunteer opportunities are from 8:40-10:45 on either Tuesday or Thursday. You will also have an opportunity to extend your day by helping with lunch/recess supervision. *Prior arrangements must be made.

OPTION 2- You can assist with lunch and recess supervision during your child(ren)’s lunch period(s). There will be no instructional time. Please enter and re-enter the building during your child(ren)’s lunch periods only.




5th       10:45 - 11:20

4th       11:15 - 11:50

2nd       11:45 - 12:20

3rd       12:15 - 12:50

1st        12:45 - 1:20

KN       1:15 - 1:50

Please choose only one date per family. By doing so, this will allow other dads to volunteer. We will try our best to accommodate your schedule, however if there is a conflict, we will contact you.  Your volunteer day will include being with your child(ren), as well as being with other Peterson students.



Official WATCH D.O.G.S. t-shirts are available for  $10 and should be worn on the day of the event. Thank you!


For more information about this program, please visit:


If you have any questions about the WATCH D.O.G.S. program or would like an opportunity to volunteer, please contact Leslie Shepherd & Van Ruggeri at


Parents,  Are you looking to help Peterson School in a very simple and quick way?  Please read on.....
The PTA is grateful for the support of our parents and community so we can supplement the educational experiences of our children.

This year, the PTA is hoping to raise some additional funds to support two new initiatives:
    1.  The completion of the outdoor learning area at Peterson
    2.  The addition of a NIU family STEM night to our schedule of events 

If you would like to give to support these initiatives as well as all the PTA does to supplement our children's educational experience, please click on the link to donate via Paypal.  "Paws Up for Peterson!"

Box Tops:  Peterson gets 10 cents for every label turned in.  A complete list of items can be found at  Peterson earned $1,100.00 last year.  There is a collection box in every room and several collection contests through the year.  Have your child bring the ones you save each week or save them for the contests throughout the year. 

Tyson Chicken:  Clip and save Project A+ labels off any participating Tyson product.  These can then be turned in to Peterson along with Box Tops and Campbell's labels.  Peterson will earn 24 cents per label.
Inkjet and toner cartridges are also collected at Peterson.  These are worth $2.00 each!

Cell Phones for recycle




Contact Us

Principal: Allison Landstrom

4008 Chinaberry Lane (map)
Naperville, IL‎ 60564

Phone: 630.428.5678
Fax: 630.428.6181
Attendance: 630.428.7260

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