Message from November 8, 2019

Thank you to all the parents who came out for “Coffee with the Principal” on Tuesday. I so enjoyed spending time discussing some of the many programs and supports we offer students at Hatch. Thank you also to Dr. Kelley for taking time out of her busy schedule to be our special guest!

Please be sure to complete this year’s Illinois 5Essentials Survey! This is a unique opportunity to not only provide feedback to the school and district, but to support Hatch on a larger scale. School-level reports will be generated if at least 20 percent of parents respond to the survey.  It should only take approximately 10 minutes to complete. If parents have more than one child that attends the same school, they may elect to participate multiple times. For parents with children enrolled in multiple schools, we recommend that they participate in the survey for each school. Thank you for your support!

To take the 2019-20 Illinois Parent Survey Visit:

FLU SEASON IS HERE!!!  Flu is a serious illness. The BEST way to prevent flu for you and your child is to get a flu shot. Feel free to contact Nurse Rossi for additional questions.

For more information:

Last chance to receive a discount on the purchase of the 2019-2020 Yearbook! Purchase by November 30 to receive a 5% discount. See flyer for more information and go directly to to purchase a Yearbook.

In order to ensure the safety of our students, we are asking parents who drive their children to please drive slowly and carefully when near school grounds. Please do not double park nor block the street nor driveways during drop off/pick up. Please do NOT park in the handicapped spots without a permit. Whenever possible please opt to walk your student to and from school. Let’s all work together to keep our students safe!

School is in session on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11th.

PTO Reminders

Hatch Movie Night – TONIGHT (November 8)

Toy Story 4

Our PTO evening movie on Friday, November 8th will take place in the auditorium at 6 p.m. Parents or guardians must accompany all kids for this fun evening show. Admission is $1 per person (max of $5 per family). Cash or check. Concessions also for sale at the Hatch movie.

2019 Turkey Trot – November 26

Volunteers Needed! – We need your help, looking for donated items and run day volunteers – Sign Up Here

The Turkey Trot will be November 26th, 12:30pm – 3pm at Taylor Park. 

Winter Book Fair – Volunteers Needed

December 2 – December 5, 2019

Volunteers needed to help run this phenomenal event that puts books in the hands of our kids and the school library. School-hour and after-school shifts are available.  To sign up please use this link:

Questions? Contact Beth Sauers at [email protected] 

Mark Your Calendars - Winter Book Fair – Come to the Fair – every purchase earns rewards for Hatch.

  • Preview Books and Shop – November 27-December 10 - Online Link:

  • Live Book Fair – December 2-5 at Hatch

Upcoming Board and Business Meeting Meetings

DiVCo – November 14th, 7pm Hatch Cafeteria

PTO Meeting – November 19, 7pm – 8:30pm Hatch Library (full Agenda to be provided next week)


We are looking for someone to take over the World Language Enrichment Class Chair position next year. The current chair will be leaving Hatch and is ready to pass the torch. Here is a description of the role:

Program runs November - April.  Most work takes place August - early November.   Generally one hour or less of work per week on any given week.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Recruiting & vetting world language teachers as needed

  • Updating, marketing and distributing class registration forms and answering parent questions

  • Organizing registrations & payments, delivering payment to PTO treasurer.  Possible recalculation of class rates & teacher payments as needed to keep program profitable and keep teacher pay current.

  • Preparing class lists for teachers & serving as liaison between teachers and Hatch office staff & PTO volunteers

  • Occasional troubleshooting and problem solving with teachers or PTO as needed (such as if family hasn't sent in payment, student is forgetting to attend, or there are student behavior problems during class)

If you are interested in this role, please contact [email protected]

DIVCO/PTO COAT DRIVE:  Date extended until Tuesday, November 26, 2019.  Please help share the warmth and consider donating a New winter coat, hat, gloves, snow pants or boots.  These items will help another student at Hatch.  Please contact Ms. Bates at [email protected] for more information.

Sarah Mendez

Hatch School Principal 

1000 N Ridgeland Ave

Oak Park, IL 60302

(708) 524-3095