PTO Nominated Board for 2019-2020

While getting close to the end of this year we are preparing for the next year.
We have the following nominations for the PTO Board positions:

President Chris Koutsky

V.P. Butler Jr. High


V.P. Brook Forest Deepa Jain
V.P. Brook Forest Kathy Schooley
Treasurer Erin Krause
Assistant Treasurer Katie Donnelly
Corresponding Secretary Matt Kelley
Recording Secretary


Community Liaison Nicole Javell

Interested in joining Butler 53 PTO board, please email us at Please see this flyer.

Don’t Miss The Community Speaker Series

Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

4/17/19, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., The Community House
4/17/19, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Hinsdale South Auditorium

Angst: A New Documentary Film Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

Angst features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they’ve learned about it. The film includes discussion with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as help, resources and tools. Watch the trailer here: Audience Guidelines: Parents, educators, students, and members of the community can benefit from this film. (Appropriate for ages 10 years+). Click HERE to see the event flyer.

After the 43-minute film, Dr. John Duffy will lead discussion about anxiety. Dr. Duffy is a highly sought-after clinical psychologist, best-selling author, certified life coach, and parenting and relationship expert.

The program is free and open to all, but space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please register in advance by going to and clicking The Community Speaker link on the homepage. Or use the registration links below:

Morning Program – The Community House
Evening Program – Hinsdale South Auditorium


Wednesday, April 24th from 7:00-8:15 pm at Hinsdale Public Library.

Continue the conversation about anxiety in our youth as highlighted in the documentary Angst: Raising Awareness around Anxiety with Cara Hurley, PhD and Alisa Messana, LCSW. The increase and prevalence of anxiety disorders in our children and adolescents is concerning and can be overwhelming at times. Come with questions and examples as we consider anxiety’s causes, impact and what to do about it. Attendance at a screening is not required to participate.

Register here.

Save the Date for Mother Daughter Brunch

Sunday, April 7th

Details to follow

Butler 8th Grade Fundraiser

Thirty-One Gifts ~ Large Utility Totes $35 (without personalization).

30% donated back for every 2 large totes sold.

To see all options go to

Please see this flyer for further details and contact.

Volunteers needed for STEM night at Brook Forest on March 21st

NIU STEM Exploration Lab!
20 different STEM activities!
Dark Room Exhibits!

Volunteers needed!

Available to volunteer? Please sign up via SignUpGenious by clicking here.
Please see this flyer for the contact information.

Date Thursday, March 21st
Time and place 5:00pm-7:00pm at Brook Forest Elementary School

Improve Your Golf Game at Brook Forest

For more information, or to register for the after school golf program at Brook Forest School, please visit or call (630) 853-6348.

Cost: $199/student. Enroll today. Space is limited.

Dates April 8 – May 20, 2019 (Mondays)
Time 3:25 pm to 4:25 pm
Place Brook Forest Elementary School Gym
Flyer Golf at Brook Forest

After-School Cooking Classes For Kids

iCOOK is a really fun, hands-on after-school cooking program for children. Our mission is simple: to help teach children love everything about food – cooking, eating delicious and healthful dishes (of course!) and learning about and learning about nutrition, different cultures and stories behind the food.

For grades K-5. Price is $118/student for 6 weeks. Registration is open at

Date April 11 to May 23 (on Thursday)
Time 3:25 pm to 4:25 pm
Place Brook Forest Elementary
Flyer iCook After School