Spirit Wear:

Wanting a new look for back to school? Check out our new looks for Wauconda Grade School spirit wear going on sale August  thru September.  Every Friday is Spirit Day! Show your school spirit, wear your spirit wear!

Fill out the Order From:             Sizing Information Chart:

Form coming soon.                       Wauconda GS Sizing Charts


Entertainment Books:

More information coming soon.  Click Here to learn about all the great saving the Entertainment book has to offer. All Chicago-land books are being sold for $25. Up to 50% from each book will come back to Wauconda Grade School PTO. We raised over $2,600 last year.

Community Crawl:

September 9-11, 2014.  We have a ton of merchants from both Wauconda and Island Lake that will be participating in this year’s community shop and share. We have also added in raffle prizes for those who participate!  Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for upcoming information.  This will replace last year’s Main Street Madness.  It has a new name and is bigger and better than before. All five lower level schools will be working in tandem to help support our schools and community.  Remember… Shop local to support your schools.

Fall Fundraiser:

more info coming soon!


Market Day:

Visit to place your order on-line or use the monthly order
form sent home in your childs backpack. Monthly pickup at Wauconda Grade School on the
following dates from 3:45pm to 5:00pm:

Thursday, September11th
Thursday, October 9th
Thursday, November 6th
Thursday, December 4th
Thursday, January 15th
Thursday, February 11th
Thursday, March 12th
Thursday, April 16th
Thursday, May 14th

Restaurant Benefit Days:

Each month one of the following local restaurants will donate a portion of their sales to the PTO. First event September 23-Culvers in Lake Zurich!

Scholastic Fall Book Fair:

We will once again hold one book fair this year. It will be held in the WGS Gym October 14-16.  Book fair will be open the evening of the Fifth grade musical, Wednesday October 15th, AND Literacy night, Thursday October 16th.

If you would like to volunteer to work at the bookfair, please contact Allison: or 847-487-6547

Spring Used Book Fair:

We will have a used book fair April 15-17th.  The bookfair will be open the evening of the 4th grade musical, April 16th.

If you would like to donate any used books or movies, please drop them in the box provided near the front office.  Children’s books only please.  Your donations are greatly appreciated!


A search engine that is powered by Yahoo! By families using GoodSearch as their main search engine every time they search the Internet our school earns money at no cost to them. All you need to do is go to, enter Wauconda Grade School as the Good Search beneficiary and start earning money for our school!

Box Tops for Education:

Earn cash for Wauconda Grade School through everyday activities such as buying groceries, shopping online (ex. Oriental Trading, Kohls, Best Buy, etc) and making purchases with a credit card. Clip Box Tops from hundreds of participating brands. Earn up to 8% back for Wauconda Grade School when you shop online and 1% every time you use your credit card. Go to their website to register and start shopping and saving!

A big thank you to everyone who participated in the Summer Box Tops challenge!  We collected 5920 box tops.  Keep clipping!

Box Top Collection Sheet

Pop Tops:

KEEP PULL’N for the Ronald McDonald House. The Pop Tab Recycling Program is a fundraising project to support the Ronald McDonald House of Denver, Colorado. The Ronald McDonald House serves as “a home away from home” for many families whose children are seriously ill and are undergoing treatment at a hospital in Denver.

Campbell’s Labels for Education:

Labels for Education® is a fun and easy program where families and members of the community work together towards a common goal — “Earn Free Stuff” for our school!

By collecting UPCs and beverage caps/sauce caps from over 2,500 participating products, supplementing our earnings through the e-Labels for Education program and with our bonus offers, our school earns points that can be redeemed for ArtsAthletics, and Academics merchandise. Explore our online catalog to see what our school can earn!


Do you drink Coke products?

If so, you can help your school. Register through Enter the reward code and you can donate your points to the school…or drop them off in the bin provided near the front office.  Codes can be found under caps and on cartons of participating Coke products.


Do you like to eat at Subway?

If you answered yes, you can help your school to earn money. Just purchase a Subway card, scratch off the code on the back and register the card at Every time that you use that card, Wauconda Middle School gets a percentage. Refill your card and use it over and over again. You only need to register each card once.


Target REDCard

We’ve discovered a terrific way to raise funds for our school. It’s super-easy, and once you’re enrolled, all you have to do is use your Target REDCard. Our school will receive a percentage of the amount of each purchase in the form of a cash donation from Target through the Take Charge of Education program. Visit, or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate our school. If you’re already enrolled, please consider using your Target REDcard when you shop. Thanks for doing your part to make a great school even better!  Make sure you pick Wauconda Grade School as your choice.


Dates, April 22, 2014.  Rain date April 29, 2014.


Holiday Shop

Dates: December 8-11th, 2014.  Holiday shop evening hours Dec 11, the night of the Runaway Snowman!

We are now accepting donations for the Holiday Shop.  Tissue paper, wrapping paper, gift tags, and gift bags.  Collection box is near the front office.  All donations are greatly appreciated and help to contribute to a successful Holiday shop!


Family Fun Nights

Family fun nights are held at Wauconda Grade School.  Our first event is September 19th, 2014 at 6:30 in the gym.  We are planning lots of fun, to include face painting, a bouncy house, scooters, Wii Just Dance, gym games like hula hoop and jump rope, and special concessions!

Many volunteers are needed to make these fun events possible.  You can help by painting faces, selling concessions, working admissions, supervising the bouncy house or watching the kids in the gym.  Most parents working the event have kids playing there.

Please note, this is not a drop off event.  Stay and have fun with your kids, classmates and neighbors. 

Future events:








Popcorn/Ice Cream Sales

Every other Friday at lunchtime, PTO sells either popcorn or ice cream to the students.  Dates of the sale:

8/22/14 Ice cream sale

9/5/14 Popcorn sale

9/19/14 Ice cream sale

10/3/14 Popcorn sale

10/17/14 Ice Cream sale

11/7/14 Popcorn sale

11/21/14 Ice Cream Sale

12/5/14 Popcorn sale

1/9/15 Popcorn sale

2/6/15 Popcorn sale

2/20/15 Ice cream sale

3/6/15 Popcorn sale

3/20/15 Ice cream Sale


4/17/15 Ice Cream Sale

5/15/15 Ice Cream Sale


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