June Newsletter
PTA Meeting

We've added a PTA meeting on Monday, June 15th to wrap up this month's happenings and announce the new PTA board for next school year. If you would like to join our meeting please RSVP in the google form link below. The link to join the meeting will be emailed to you on Monday morning. If you have any questions about how to participate you can email Lesley at


Reflections Arts Program
*NEW for the 2020-21 School Year*

We are very excited to announce that we've registered Maercker District 60 PTA for the Reflections Arts Program!!! PTA Reflections is a national arts competition that inspires students' creativity with a common theme. Students of all ages (K-8) can create original work in six categories: film production, dance choreography, visual arts, music composition, literature, and photography. The theme for this year is "I Matter Because..." and is sure to inspire amazing work!

We're thrilled to offer our students a healthy outlet for creative expression through the arts in this unprecedented time. 
For more detail on the categories click these links for ENGLISH or ESPAÑOL. We are still awaiting full 2020-21 guidelines from the state and will share them as soon as they arrive, but students can begin creating over the summer! The final deadline will likely be sometime in October.

8th Grade Send Off

Due to the shelter in place order - for the safety of our community - many of the traditional end of year activities were cancelled so the PTA wanted to do our best to bring some positive things to the experience.

Benefit Night - Chuck E. Cheese - 6/11

Thursday, June 11th our benefit is at Chuck E Cheese in Darien. While their game room is closed, they have a special menu for carry out only. Gift cards and play points can still be purchased to use when the game room opens. If you spend $20 Maercker PTA receives 20% back, so join us Thursday in supporting one of our biggest benefit supporters!

Recap for May Events

Teachers Appreciation & Retirement
Aside from the video compilation that we shared previously, the PTA also contributed around $1,000 for the teachers to use towards spirit wear in coordination with district administration. Additionally, we sent gifts to all retiring staff. Please join us in thanking our D60 retirees for your dedication to our community over the years:

Kerri Bresnahan                Deborah Hohl                 Nora Griffin
Patti Corcoran                   Katie Hrdina                    Nancy Hoffman
Barbara Crum                   Noreen Kriks                   Mary Lotz
Sheri DeCarlo                   Candy Lee                       Kathy Spina

Stickers for Students
Your student should have received a waterproof sticker of their school's logo in their items picked up last week. It's a small end of year gift from us. We wanted to bring a smile to their faces since they couldn't be together to finish the year.

Cultural Festival
A big thanks to Geeta Saini and the cultural festival committee for their innovative, re-imagined Virtual Cultural Festival! This two week event was jam packed with fun events such a live trivia, cooking, art, and dance classes, crafts, stories, and flipgrids for sharing our district's rich and diverse cultures. Participating families each received a book reward from the committee. Congrats on a job well done to the committee and we hope everyone enjoyed it!

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