Brook Forest Book Fair

Parents are welcome to shop with their children during their scheduled class visit to the book fair, however, visiting time will be limited to 20 minutes.

Brook Forest Book Fair September 23rd, 9am – 3pm

Please see this Book Fair Flyer. Please click here for the schedule.

Kindergarten/First Grade parents: Please see this letter from our chairs.

We still need parent volunteers to set up after school on Wed 9/22 and to help during the book fair!

Please see this flyer to learn how to volunteer!

BJH SPIRIT WEAR DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, SEPT 24th!

Butler Junior High Spiritwear store is LIVE! Feel free to check it out.

Please click here to see selections and order your spirit wear!

RSVP Now – Butler 53 Fall Ball Family Golf Outing

You and your family are cordially invited to participate in the 3rd annual Butler53 Family Golf Outing “Fall Ball ’21” open to ALL ages and B53 district families Sunday afternoon of Oct.3 at Oak Brook Golf Club.

In an effort to allow families to get outside and interact in a fun, friendly, casual environment, we invite you to join your children in the ever-growing family sport of golf at Oak Brook Golf Club!

We will enjoy 9 holes of golf, cart included, exclusive Fall Ball tee gifts, professional family photo, games, prizes, and player swag bags all included. Tee-times begin at 3:30 and play should last about 2 hours. There will be NO CASH accepted at the event, RSVP via this SignUpGenius only, NOW until Oct.1.

Please click here to signup on SignUpGenius!

NEW this year – show your team spirit! Wear your alma mater, collegiate gear, or favorite team jersey! Let’s play ball!!!

Please click here to see the RSVP flyer.

Two Grand Raffle baskets available valued at $500+ each and growing daily!
Please click here for our Raffle Basket descriptions

  • “Who’s Your Caddy?” father/son themed package
  • “Golf Goddess” mother/daughter themed package

Please click here to purchase your raffle basket tickets ($10/ticket).

Father Son Bowl

Mark your calendar for the Father/Son Bowl

Date: Friday 10/22/2021 at 6:30-8:30
Place: Suburbanite Bowl

We have rented out the entire facility of 32 lanes. Maximum of 8 players per lane. We will have pizza from Zazzos. There are low tables and high tables near each lane. We will place pizzas on the high tables to reduce congested areas/avoid party room. We will again raffle autographed basketballs and footballs from each grade level. The bowling alley has a restaurant/bar connected to it and has a COVID policy like restaurants where you mask until you get to your lane which is like your table.

$30 per ticket. 32 lanes with max 8 people per lane.

Please click here to reserve your spot!

NEED Room Parents and Event Volunteers!

The PTO is still in need of Room Parents, Chairs, and Volunteers for a wide variety of school related activities. Please check out our volunteer opportunities on Sign-up Genius.

We still need volunteers to help make this an amazing year for our kids!

Some of these opportunities only require a small time commitment.

If you have any questions on volunteer positions, please contact PTO at butler53pto@gmail.com.

Click onto these links to sign up!

Welcome Committee to Support New Parents

The PTO will be starting a new initiative this year called the “Welcome Committee”!
This will be a parent-to-parent support program where we match up new incoming families with a parent already in the district!

We need volunteers for our PTO “WELCOME COMMITTEE”!

  • We need parents of students from each grade level to help our new incoming D53 parents!
  • We need your invaluable experience, guidance, and advice to help new families navigate D53.
  • Great opportunity to be a resource and mentor to the 2021-2022 new families!

We welcome our new families!
The PTO “Welcome Committee” wants to connect with our new families to offer tips, guidance, and advice on navigating District 53!

If you’re interested in volunteering or would like to be paired with a parent who has a student in the same grade, please click here to submit a google form.

Spanish Club at Brook Forest

Hola Brook Forest Students! Spanish Club begins October 5th. This year round class will continue through May and teach students about the Spanish language and culture. Children in all grades with any level of experience are encouraged to sign up.

Classes will be held indoors on Tuesdays, immediately after the end of the school day.

Please click here for other details and registration information!

Lunch at Brook Forest – Volunteers Needed!

Similar to last year, lunch will be in the classrooms. Several classrooms are in need of volunteer assistance for the lunch hour. Lunch times vary by class, and we encourage you to consider volunteering to help cover these periods. If interested, please click here to sign up. For any questions, please contact Beth Mouw at bmouw@butler53.com. Ms. Mouw will be the direct contact throughout the year for any questions, scheduling, and cancellations.

General information about the PTO

  • If you have not already paid your family’s PTO dues ($35 per family), please join and register your family for the PTO today! This allows all of our families access to our many upcoming PTO events, volunteer opportunities, and online directory access. To become a member, you can pay 2021-2022 dues now at Join the PTO link!
  • Our tentative calendar for the 2021-22 year is now posted!
  • Fill out a form to sign up for our volunteer email list! We will be sending out communication soon to sign up for committee chairs, volunteers, and room parents. (Click the RED Volunteer Sign-Up button)

Please direct questions to butler53pto@gmail.com.

Clean Your Trash Bins

The PTO is partnering up with Eco Trash Bin Clean to steam and disinfect your trash bins and will be donating $5 dollars back to the PTO for each house that schedules a cleaning.

Text “Butler53PTO” plus your town and zip code to 630-352-8022 and you will receive a reply text back.