Wizard Soccer Try-Outs

Wizard Football Club U7-U19 soccer try-outs for 2019/2020 is on May 6-22.
Visit https://www.wizardfootballclub.org/ for registration.
Please see this flyer for details.

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: https://angstmovie.com. 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 www.d181foundation.org 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.

Thanks for the Mother Daughter Brunch

The PTO would like to thank Rose Egbert, Elizabeth Danielides and Liz Song for their hard work and creativity chairing the mother daughter brunch. The event was absolutely beautiful.

Celebrating Differences on April 26

Dear Brook Forest Families,

The Celebrating Differences Program is a fun, hands-on activity-based program whose purpose is to increase awareness and empathetic understanding of how complex daily living can be for people with disabilities.

On Friday, April 26th, our fourth grade classes will be participating in this program at Brook Forest from 9:00-10:00.

If you are interested in learning more about this event, or serving as a volunteer between the hours of 8:15-10:00, please contact Andrea Prola at aprola@butler53.com/ (630) 280-8224.

We look forward to hosting this event and creating new memories with our Butler 53 students and parents.

Have a wonderful April!

Andrea Prola

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 Resham Mendi
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 butler53pto@gmail.com. Please see this flyer.

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 https://www.facebook.com/Butler53fundraiser/

Please see this flyer for further details and contact.