Special NWSC President and Council Board Meeting

Northwest Suburban Council is hosting a Q&A with Superintendent Dr. Thompson for our Council Board members and Local Unit PTA/ PTSA Presidents. The purpose of this meeting is to allow each local unit to share the same understanding of the referendum with their local school community.

Local Unit Presidents (or your representative), please join the Council board for this important discussion with Dr. Thompson on:

Tuesday, August 30th at 7 pm in the ESC (administration building behind the Bakers Square), room 121.

August 15: Presidents/Board Meeting

It’s almost time for that 1st day of school so it must be time to ramp up our PTAs. Please join the NWSC Board at Emmett’s tonight at 7 PM for our 1st Presidents/ Board meeting of the year.

Thank you to everyone who was able to send a representative to LUP night Tuesday. If you were unable to get someone to pick up your membership cards, LUP and tax letter please contact Mikel Eppenbaugh at mikel@ilpta-d37.org directly.


May 9: NWSC Spring Fling

I wanted to send out some last minute info about our Spring Fling Annual Dinner tonight at Conyers Learning Academy:

Drop off Basket Raffle baskets prior to 5:45 pm if you have not dropped it off already

Arrival Check-in 5:45 pm
Please tell your guests- board members and Principals to go in the Local unit Check in lines in the CLA vestibule for faster check in
Make sure to put 1/2 of your ticket in the basket raffle item of your choice

Food Pantry Collection tables inside Gym:
Remember to bring items for the Food Pantry to get an extra ticket for the Basket Raffle Drawing and to help those in need.

Dinner begins at 6:00 pm
We are still needing help with putting out food and helping switch from dinner to dessert. If you can help- please come up to Jody by the buffet at the event and she would welcome your help.

Meeting begins at 6:30 pm
Meeting Minutes: March 15, 2016 General Membership Meeting Minutes More copies will be available at the event. Election and Installation of officers, recognition, etc.

Raffle Basket Drawing – Will take place prior to Workshops

Workshops begin at approximately 7:30pm

Presidents: (front left table- facing stage) Jeanette Harris, Incoming NWSC President; Past President, Lincoln PTA
Kris Ahlgrim, VP Programs, NWSC PTA/PTSA; Past President, Lincoln PTA
Treasurers: (front middle table) Jen Zelazny, President, Lake Louise PTA; VP Legislation, NWSC PTA/PTSA
Membership: (front right side) Julie Holdeman, President, NWSC PTA/PTSA; Incoming IL PTA Membership Marketing Director
Fundraising: (back left table) Mariann Beach, Ways & Means Chair, Lincoln PTA
Free Stuff: (back middle table) Kerri Bloom, President, WCJHS; Treasurer, NWSC PTA/PTSA
Family Events: (back left table) Jim Tileston, President, Pleasant Hill PTA
Julie Boldt and Rupal Patel, Multi-Cultural Event Co-Chairs, Pleasant Hill PTA

April 7: NWSC Presidents’ Meeting

We will have our last NWSC President/Board meeting this Thursday, April 7 at 7pm at Lincoln Elementary School. I know this is a very busy time of year but I ask that you make arrangements to attend this meeting. If you have a President elect- or Co-President, please ask them to join us. I would love to see everyone and it is important for all to hear the various reports from Dr. Thompson, Principal Kneoppel, & our PTA reports that we need you to share with your board, membership, and families.

We will have reports on : SPARK workshops, membership dues increase retraction (come to hear more), Spring Fling banquet, workshop/roundtables after Spring Fling, Clothing Closet, Nominating Committee, etc.

BRING INFORMATION TO SHARE: about fundraisers. In order for everyone to benefit, we ask that you come prepared with ideas, information, and/or contact information. Please consider typing up a list of fundraiser ideas that have been successful at your school or from other community groups you may be involved. OR BRING 25 COPIES THAT CAN BE DISTRIBUTED TO ALL.


  • type of fundraiser
  • company name/contact person
  • percentage profit?
  • online selling options?
  • Is your fundraiser: product based or activity fundraiser based or pay to participate in event?

Bring information to share- perhaps you will get new ideas that you can look into for next year.

In order to hear all our reports, have questions answered, and have time to share ideas, our meeting may last longer than usual but you will come away with important information and resources for your local units.

Please let me know if you have any questions or have a topic you want covered at our meeting. We are here as a resource to you.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at Lincoln on Thursday night at 7pm.

Meeting Attachments:

March 15: NWSC General Membership Meeting

I wanted to remind everyone that we will be having a NWSC General Membership Meetingtonight to elect our final General member to our Nominating Committee for our council. This meeting will begin at 7pm in the Sundling Auditorium and last just a few minutes. This meeting will be followed by our Guest Speaker Troy McLennan sharing important information with parents. He will discuss “Successful Communication with Your Kids:How to Speak so They WIll Listen, and Listen so They Will Speak”.

We ask all local units to send 4 delegates to our meeting. Hopefully you have parents already planning to attend the Speaker that will share information to benefit parents with children of all ages.

March 3: NWSC Meeting at Kimball Hill Elementary School

I wanted to remind everyone that we have our NWSC Meeting tonight at Kimball Hill Elementary School- 2905 Meadow Drive, Rolling Meadows

We will begin with a brief tour and information about Kimball Hill School and their programs. We will also have Guests from the Palatine Bike Club to share information about their partnership in the Bike To School Day. We will have reports from Dr. Thompson and Mrs. Kneoppel. Finally we will discuss important changes- such as increase in IL PTA Membership dues, Spring Fling cost to attend, NWSC Shining Star Award Applications and other reports.

If you cannot attend, please send another representative from your local unit to gather this important information and to report back to your local unit. Please see the minutes from our last meeting attached below.

Looking forward to seeing you tonight.

February 1, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Jan 27: Reflections Showcase & General Membership Meeting

Relections LogoJust a quick reminder – the Reflections Showcase as well as the NWSC General Membership Meeting is tonight at Carl Sandburg Junior High School.

Schedule of events:

  • Art Gallery is open from 6pm.
  • NWSC General Membership Meeting will be at 6:45 (all local units need 4 PTA member/delegates to attend).
  • 7pm Reflections Recognition program for those students that advanced to the Region and State level.