Do Division Volunteers Needed

From Julie Dickinson:

Do Division Family Fun Fest is around the corner – June 4-5, 12-6pm. The street festival raises funds for LaSalle II PTO and Friends of Pritzker schools.

We will have a train, ponies, music stage, balloon animals, jousting, a bounce house, crafts and, new this year, the Clemente sports zone with basketball, archery, baseball and more. Plus, challenge a celebrity (teacher, principal, politician) to the Pie in the Face game (schedule will be posted shortly).

We are looking for volunteers to help for 1-2 hour slots throughout the weekend. You can sign up here:

Please sign up for Do Division Family Fun Fest on VolunteerSpot today!


Carnival Night, 5/11

Join the fun on May 11

Join Us at Big Shoulders

Big Shoulders Coffee (1105 W. Chicago) is hosting our next PTO “fundraiser day” on Saturday, April 2 from 7:30am-5pm. They are donating 25% of the day’s sales to the PTO. Bags of Falcon Blend will be available plus hot chocolate for the kids.

Tim and Patricia Coonan, the owners of Big Shoulders, are LaSalle II parents. They created the Falcon Blend product as a LaSalle II fundraiser a few years ago, and the money donated to the PTO by Falcon Blend has grown to be one of the larger fundraisers of the year. Please look for their coffee at Marianos, Whole Foods, Plenty, and Amish Healthy Foods.

Restaurant Day

From Anne Wortel:

Join Us For Restaurant Day at Roots Pizza, 1924 W Chicago on Tuesday, Feb 16 from 11am-10pm. Roots and The Fifty/50 are generously donating 15% of proceeds to the LaSalle II PTO.

Box Tops Fundraiser

From Karen Miles:

Dear LaSalle II Family,

Our school collects Box Tops! We will be sending in the Box Tops that we collect by March 1, 2016. Our goal this school year is to earn $1,000. We earned $641 last year. You can help us reach our goal by sending in your NON-EXPIRED Box Tops.

Beginning in January, the room with the highest number of non-expired Box Tops submitted will earn bragging rites and get to display the winner wreath in their room for a month! Each month, a new room will have a chance to win the wreath, with a grand prize winning room to be announced in April!

  • Bundle your Box Tops in groups of 10 or 50 using a sealable bag or envelope. MAKE SURE TO LABEL WITH YOUR CHILD’S ROOM NUMBER.
  • Tape or glue Box Tops on a collection sheet, available here or use the links below. MAKE SURE TO LABEL WITH YOUR CHILD’S ROOM NUMBER.

We are off to a good start with enough Box Tops for about $90, but I know that we can do MUCH BETTER! Please keep sending them in but make sure to label your bag or sheet with your child’s room number! A new room will be declared a winner each month until the end of the contest and then there will be a grand prize!

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Smoke Daddy, 12/2

From Anne Wortel:

Join Us For a Restaurant Day at Smoke Daddy, 1804 W. Division on Wednesday, December 2, 11am-11pm.

Stop by for for lunch or dinner across from the school.

Smoke Daddy is generously donating 15% of proceeds to our PTO.

Funds Raised will be used safety mats for the gym wall and stage below the basketball hoops.

Build a Snowman, 12/4

From Jen Vojticek:

On Friday, December 4th the LaSalle II PTO will hold its Build a Snowman fundraiser. We are having it right after school to encourage more families to come and enjoy the festivities.

Activities include: decorating wooden snowman that you can personalize with materials available on site or from home. We will also have hot cocoa, marshmallow roasting, and more.

Snowmen are displayed on Division and Honore throughout the season. We supply plywood snowmen on stands—you be creative. Decorating materials will be available, but use your imagination to personalize with anything you like.

Reserve your snowman soon, we only have a limited number to rent. Rental fess are: $25 4’ snowman, $50 6’ snowman

LaSalle II Magnet School – 1148 North Honore Street Chicago, IL 60622 – View Map

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Play it Forward

Play it Forward At

Building Blocks Toys

November 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

  1. Bring your holiday shopping to Building Blocks Toy Store & let their experts help you select meaningful gifts
  2. They will wrap your items at no extra charge
  3. Tell Building Blocks that you are shopping to “Play It Forward” for LaSalle II
  4. 25% of your purchase will go to LaSalle II PTO!

Shop at either store location 10am-7pm:

  • Lakeview, 3306 N Lincoln Ave, 773-525-6200
  • Wicker Park, 2130 W Division St, 773-235-1888

Restaurant Day, 11/10

Join us for Restaurant Day at

Enoteca Roma and Letizia’s Bakery

2144 W. Division

Tuesday, November 10, 3pm-10:30pm

Stop by for a treat after school at Letizia’s Bakery ([email protected]), enjoy dinner at Enoteca Roma ([email protected]:30),or both!

Letizia’s Bakery and Enoteca Roma are generously donating 15% of proceeds to the LaSalle II PTO.

Chop Shop Patio

Chop Shop Restaurant Day

From Anne Wortel

Hope you can join us for the first restaurant day of the school year! Next Thursday Oct 15 at Chop Shop, 2033 W North Ave. If you haven’t been there, they have great food and a fun upstairs with a nice outside area. If you can’t make dinner, swing by for lunch with friends/coworkers or pick something up to go.

Please mention that you are with LaSalle II!

Chop Shop