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!  


·      *Your involvement and membership in the Peterson PTA is important to our children and our school community, so we hope you will consider volunteering where you can.  It is personal involvement that helps us create memorable opportunities and experiences for our children.


PTA Membership entitles you to one copy of the Peterson PTA Student Directory and access to the online directory with DIRECTORYSPOT.


We have two levels of membership:  Golden Paw Membership or Regular 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? Want to write one check and forget about it? Do you want to help support our school?  If you answered "Yes", this program is for you.


Peterson Golden Paw membership is a one-time check/membership that eliminates the need to write multiple checks throughout the school year for PTA sponsored events. 



Peterson PTA, along with State and National PTA's, invite you to become a member of our organization!  The PTA is dedicated to providing programs and activities that directly benefit your children.  A portion of your PTA dues goes directly into the Peterson PTA budget to help provide funding for educational and extracurricular activities such as:  assemblies, field trips, after-school programs, school dances, in-school events, social activities, etc.



We need you to make great experiences and events for our children!  Please let us know if are interested in supporting our students as a volunteer.


Peterson PTA membership sign-up and volunteer sign-up are online at:

Peterson PTA Chair Contact List
Committee Chair Email
PresidentChristine Ficks
Vice President Sarah Siffer
Vice President Julie Sassano
Secretary Joann Frisby
Treasurer   Jessica Elliott
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

Stay up to date on PTA Information by joining our Facebook page:  Peterson Elementary PTA

PTA meeting dates for the 2017-2018 school year are as follows:

Meeting Date: Minutes:

 September 14, 2017 @ 9:15am Minutes for September 2017
 October 12, 2017 @ 7:00pm Minutes for October 2017
 November 9, 2017 @ 9:15am Minutes for November 2017
 January 11, 2018 @ 9:15am Minutes for January 2018
 February 8, 2018 @ 9:15am Minutes for February 2018
 March 8, 2018 @ 9:15am Minutes for March 2018
 April 12, 2018 @ 9:15am Minutes for April 2018
May 10, 2018 @ 9:15am Minutes for May 2018
Minutes of the meetings will be available here and linked above to keep you updated on Peterson PTA business.

PTA meeting dates for the 2016-2017 school year are as follows:
 Meeting Date:  Minutes:

 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 last year are linked for your convenience.

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


PTA Membership and Volunteer Opportunities Form


Use this form to sign up for PTA Membership and for volunteer opportunites throughout the 2017-2018 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.


PTA Reimbursement Form:               Use the form to request reimbursement from PTA

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.
2017-2018 PTA Dates

14th – New Student Open House, 4:30-6:00pm (Presentation 5:00-5:30pm)
21st – Teacher Meet and Greet, 2:00-3:00pm

7th – Watch DOGS Kickoff, 6:00-8:00pm 8th -- Spirt Day 15th – Fun Run Packet Handout, 4:00-7:00pm 17th – Fun Run



13th -- Spirit Day

28th – Monster Mash Bash, 1:00-3:00pm

It’s that time of year again!  Everyone is invited to the MONSTER MASH BASH on Saturday, October 28th from 1pm-3pm.  We have an exciting afternoon planned which will include a Cake Walk, Games, Bingo and several Inflatables!  To pre-order your wristbands, please copy and past this link into a new web browser: 

Please pre-order your wristbands by October 16th.  Wristbands cost $8.00 per child if ordered by Octobert 16th.  After October 16th, the cost is $10.00.  Wristbands will also be available at the door the day of the event for $10.00.  All students need a wristband to participate in all of the activities.

We will need many volunteers to make this event a success.  You can sign up to be a volunteer on Sign-Up Genius.  If you are able to help, please sign up at Monster Mash Bash Sign-up genuis

We will also need donations for the Cake Walk. All of the cakes will be store bought packaged cakes with the ingredients on them and most will be nut free cakes. We are asking the winners do not to eat or open the cakes at the event. Please note that Cake Walk will be held in a classroom separate from the other events at Monster Mash. Please consider donating store-bought baked goods for the Cake Walk.  This is one of the favorite activities at the Monster Mash Bash and more goodies results in more winners! If you can donate, please indicate that when you order your wristbands. More details about drop-off to come!

In an effort to support our families with allergies, the PTA and I would like to provide a listing of the food being served at the Monster Mash Bash. Please click on this link: Monster Mash Bash Food List for the list of foods. We look forward to seeing everyone there! If you have any questions, please contact Joann Frisby and Angela Soderquist


10th -- Spirit Day


6th – Holiday Shop, 9:00am-3:00 pm 8th -- Spirit Day  

12th -- Spirit Day 25th – Donuts with Dads, 8:15-8:50 am   

8th – Open House & Savvy Business Kids, 6:00-8:00 pm 9th -- Spirit Day 23rd – Mother Son Dance, 7:00-9:00 pm

6th – Science Fair, 6:00-8:00 pm 9th -- Spirit Day


13th – Daddy Daughter Dance, 7:00-9:00pm 13th -- Spirit Day 25th – Cultural Traditions Evening, 6:00-8:00pm

10th – Play and Plant, 4:15-5:45 pm 11th -- Spirit Day 24th – Muffins with Mom, 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 27, 2017:  Jet's Pizza located on  S. Rt. 59.   all day.


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

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

3rd       11:45 - 12:20

2nd      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 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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