Welcome to the Grove Avenue PTO 

We do our best to support students and staff at Grove in any way we can. We are an open community that welcomes your support. Stay up to date via the Grove Grizzly weekly newsletter, our Grove PTO Facebook group, and by attending our monthly PTO meetings where all are welcome.

The PTO is made up of parents and teachers who together, sponsor a wide range of school activities and fundraisers. In general, PTO Meetings will be held the third Thursday morning of each month in the multipurpose room, please check check below in case of changes. All parents are welcome to join the PTO.  The meetings are a wonderful way to become informed about school activities and events. It is also a great opportunity to meet other parents. Please feel free to contact any of the PTO Executive Board Members with any questions you may have. Please help us continue to make Grove the best school it can be!

Our next PTO meeting is Thursday, August 27 at 9:15 am. We will be sharing Starbucks coffee and breakfast snacks.

Looking to support the PTO without spending any “extra” money? We have five Fantastic ways that you – and your family and friends – can help:

1)   Do you shop via Amazon? Shop at Amazon Smile instead. It’s a portal through Amazon that gives the charity of your choice a percentage of every Amazon purchase you make through it. Sign up for it at Amazon Smile and search for Grove Avenue School Parent Teacher Organization. Just remember to shop via Amazon Smile each time. Your family and friends can do the same!

2)   Collect Box Tops for Education and send them to school with your child. Each Box Top is worth $0.10. If every family sent in just 5 Box Tops a month, we would raise well over $2,000. Box Tops are everywhere, not just on food items anymore. Have your parents, sister, neighbors and more who don’t have school age kids collect them for you, too!

3)   Purchase monthly Manna gift cards. Whether you purchase a daily Starbucks, shop for groceries at Jewel, eat dinner at Chili’s, or shop at Old Navy, there are a ton of gift certificates that you can purchase at cost for your every day shopping (and gifts!). Grove receives a rebate for every giftcard sold, and you can choose to keep 50% of that rebate and share the other 50% with Grove (families receive a check at the end of the school year) or give the entire rebate to Grove.

4)   Do you shop at Heinen’s? Sign up your Heinen’s loyalty card every year to support Grove via their "Teaming Up for Education" initiative and be sure to use it each time you shop. Even if you’ve done this in the past, you have to sign up every September again. Did you forget? You have until April to sign up and still get credit for your purchases!

5)   Do you shop at Target? Do you have a REDcard? Make sure Grove is your designated charity.

Michelle Price
Grove Ave. PTO President 

 Grove Avenue School PTO Board Meeting Dates 2015-16 

The next PTO meeting is Thursday, November 19th @ 9:15 am.

All meetings begin at 9:15 am in the Multipurpose Room at Grove Elementary.

Thursday, August 27 

Thursday, September 17

Thursday, October 15

Thursday, November 19

Thursday, December 10 (Holiday Luncheon*)

Thursday, January 21

Thursday, February 18

Thursday, March 17 

Thursday, May 19 

Thursday, April 21  (Breakfast Meeting)

*The holiday luncheon is held offsite and begins at 1 pm. Location TBD.

Grove PTO holiday Luncheon

on Thursday December 10th at 1pm

at Epicure Bistro

Located at The Foundry, Northwest Hwy /Hart Road in Barrington

$22 per person, includes coffee/tea or soft drinks

Childcare will be provided at Grove for no charge, from 12:45pm with advance RSVP

For More Information & to RSVP Click Here:



2015-2016 Events You Should Know About . . .





Back to School Night

Sept 8 at 7pm

Learn about the curriculum and get to know your child’s teacher.  Sign up to help in the classroom.




PTO Meetings

3rd Thursday of each month at 9:15 am

Learn about upcoming events and receive updates from the principal.  Volunteer to work on committees. 





Sept 18-20

A family fun activity!  An old fashioned carnival with rides, games, and food.  This is our largest fundraiser and requires many volunteers.




Spirit Wear


An opportunity to purchase Grove items for you and your child.  Items will arrive in time for the holidays.

Fall Book Fair

Oct 21-22

Our Grove gym is transformed into a book store, where your book purchase benefits the PTO.




Halloween Parade

Oct 30

Don’t miss our students parading around the school grounds in their costumes.


Breakfast with Dads

November 12

A fun social activity that allows dads to enjoy breakfast with their children before the start of the school day. 


Adult Dinner Event


A fun night for parents to let loose with dinner, dancing and a silent auction.


Reading Program


A fun program to encourage kids to read every night with weekly prizes for achieving their assigned goals.




Family Dance


A chance to dance with your kids in a fun family environment.




Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4-8

Celebrate our great teachers with some special PTO activities.


Spring Book Fair


Our Grove gym is transformed into a book store, where your book purchase benefits the PTO.


Manna Gift Cards


Look for order forms to come home each month.  Buy gift cards to use at your favorite stores, restaurants and more, and earn cash back for the PTO and yourself!


Supplemental Fundraising


Other fundraising programs may occur throughout the year, such as an after school Tae Kwon Do program, or an activity for kids during a “no school” day. 

More information about all these great activities will be included in Grove’s weekly newsletter.