My child’s Dining Account has run out of money. How do I put more money in it?
You want to do that here. The School Dining System is run by the school district, not the PTO. So you won’t find that on this web site.
How do I get on the Cafeteria sub list?
Email the Committee Chairs at email@example.com.
How do I join the Facebook group, Parents of Highcrest Kids?
Just go the the page on Facebook and click “Request to Join Group.” Please note, the Parents of Highcrest Kids group and its various spin-off groups are not under the management of the PTO.
I need a school directory. How do I get one?
During the week of August 21st, you will receive an email from the Highcrest PTO Directory Chair asking you to verify your information for the directory. That email will also contain your unique username and password to log on to our online AtoZ directory, where you join the PTO to receive instant access to the online directory (accessible on computer or mobile device). You will also be given an option at that time to order one hard copy of the directory for $5. If you do order a hard copy, that copy will be delivered to your child’s homeroom most likely some time in October. Still have questions? Contact the HMS Directory Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Youth Connection? Is it affiliated with D39 and the PTO?
Youth Connection is a charitable, non-profit organization operating in Wilmette. Youth Connection is not part of District 39 or the PTO, but has a long history of working in and with the schools to provide low or no-cost after-school programs to Wilmette 5th through 8th graders. Programs are held on-site, are supervised and support learning and socializing in a low-pressure, inclusive environment.
What programs does Youth Connection offer?
Many families first learn about Youth Connection through RAD, the after school drop-in center that meets at Highcrest Middle School, Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 6 pm. However, Youth Connection also offers a Fall Theater Experience, the Highcrest Variety Show, Battle of the Bands, theater workshops at WJHS and HMS, Art Club at WJHS, and The DEN at WJHS for after school socializing with friends. For other program offerings and to learn more about Youth Connection and its mission please visit: http://www.youthconnectionwilmette.org.
I can’t remember if I purchased my [FILL-IN-THE-BLANK].
- PTO Membership: Check for a PayPal receipt to AtoZ Directory. Contact email@example.com if still not sure.
- Ignite: Look for a PayPal receipt (might be on the same as AtoZ Directory). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if still not sure.
- Birthday Books: Look for a PayPal Receipt (might be on the same as AtoZ Directory). Contact email@example.com if still not sure.
- Spiritwear: Check for a receipt from . Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if still not sure.
- Yearbook: Check for a receipt from Jostens. Contact email@example.com if still not sure.
Web Site Questions
The new site organizes things differently. I can’t find the page I’m looking for. Where did you put it?
Have you tried the search bar at the top? You can now search the site for keywords. If you still can’t find it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have pictures for you to put on the web site for my committee. Can I send them to you?
Yes, please send pictures to email@example.com. HOWEVER, you must first make sure that the children in those pictures have been cleared for publication online. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
My PTO Committee is having a fabulous event that I want everyone to know about. How do I do that?
Please fill out the Communication Request Form and review the Communication Guidelines. The Request Form will be sent to the VP of Communications and she will help you figure out the best way to get your message out.
My PTO Committee is having a fabulous event and I need volunteers.
We recommend using SignUp Genius to create an online list that people can use to sign-up to do or bring whatever you need. Once you’ve created your list, send the link to your signup list to us via the Communication Request Form. If you’ve already submitted the Communications Form earlier with other information, you can email your SignUp Genius link to email@example.com.