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Mother/Son Dance Spring 2024

Time for the Mother/Son Dance Spring 2024
Friday April 12th, 6-9pm

Daddy Daughter Dance Spring 2024

You’re Invited To: Butler D53 PTO Daddy Daughter Dance
“Hollywood Dance Night”
Time: Friday, April 19, 6-9pm
Location: Butterfield Country Club

Please click here for more details!

Open PTO Board positions available for 2024-25 School Year!

Voting on the new board will take place at the PTO General Meeting on May 17th. New board assumes their role on June 30th. Our outgoing board members will always be available for support to anyone that chooses to take on one of these roles.

If you have an interest in sharing your time and talent to our school community, please feel free to reach out to us. Any of our current team members would be happy to discuss them with you or email us at

Open PTO Board positions:

VP for Butler Junior High
Recording Secretary
Community Liaison

Please click here for the general descriptions of the positions.

TOP 10 Reasons to Join the D53 PTO Executive Team

10. Socializing with other parents is a real benefit!
9. You will become a great part of your child’s early learning experiences.
8. Kids are proud of their involved parents.
7. You’ll get to know the teachers and understand their needs and ideas.
6. PTO Board Members get the inside track on new developments at the school.
5. Students benefit academically from parent involvement in the PTO.
4. Involvement improves students’ classroom success!
3. Supporting better education and professional morale.
2. Experience seeing your efforts in the smiles of the your children and their friends.
1. And finally, the number one reason to join us….WE NEED YOU!


The social and auction was an amazing success for Brook Forest Elementary and Butler Junior High! Thank you to all the parents who joined this event and for all your generous donations. It was also very exciting to see more than 30 teachers who joined us that night! We also saw Indiana Jones, the Great Gatsby and friends, the Grease gang, and others dressed for the red carpet! It was a night to remember! A very special thanks to the Social & Auction committee for organizing a very successful event.

Thank you Nadia Kalish, Helen Sandberg, Nicole Vlhaos, Shawna Zsinko, Kavitha Neerukonda, Tina Martinez, Sarah Ahmed, Jennifer Hurtado, Nami Ramani, Abby Jung, Jamie Arthurs, Shika V, Amy Marr, and Jaleela Jawadi.<\span>

Become a PTO Sponsor and Learn Why

Our goal in providing enrichment opportunities for our students cannot happen without our community and parent support. We are very thankful that the PTO is able to provide support in the school’s safety programs, drug awareness, educational field trips, technological upgrades, school student assemblies, graduations, and more.

Please visit our Sponsorship link for more information. For our Platinum and Diamond Sponsors, become the next Sponsor Spotlight.

We thank you in advance for your generosity and enthusiasm in helping our schools.

Become a PTO Member

PTO membership gives you direct information on upcoming events and programs, gain access to the school student directory (Directory Spot), and be eligible to volunteer for school and PTO-led events throughout the year. The PTO membership does NOT mean you must volunteer or serve as a board member.

Please click here for PTO Members Directory Spot sign on information

How to pay for membership?

If you missed the option to pay for the PTO membership dues during school registration you may…

  • Send payment via Zelle to Include in memo First and Last Name, Child’s Name and grade level. You you don’t receive confirmation via email, please notify PTO via
  • Make payment by check payable to “Butler District 53 PTO” and drop off at Brook Forest Elementary in an envelope with attention to “PTO”. Include in memo: PTO membership dues with family name

PTO DUES: $35 annual fee

Optional donations:

  • Drama Booster Club $20
  • Music Booster Club $20
  • Sport Booster Club $20

The PTO is committed to encouraging 100% participation of all families, teachers, and community members to enhance community fellowship.

Box Tops: Remember those Box Tops you use to collect?

Fundraise for the Butler D53 PTO as part of your weekly grocery shopping.
BoxTops PTO flyer