The Harper PTO requests that families contribute to the 2022-2023 Holiday Teacher / Staff Gift Fund! This is the third year where the PTO is collecting money and distributing gifts evenly among ALL Harper staff. You will NOT be asked to donate to a teacher holiday gift fund by your room parents. Please note, this fund is exclusively for holiday gifts and does NOT include end of year gifts, which are at the discretion of individual families.
We've compiled everything you might want to buy here on this page. Some things are through PayPal, some are through outside vendors. If you have any questions, please contact the Committee Chair responsible for the item you are trying to purchase.
Spirit Wear on sale
We’ve got spirit, yes we do, we’ve got spirit- how about you?? Buy your Spirit Wear before it sells out!
We will also be selling spirit wear at the Parent Coffee on August 22nd.
Give Your Child a Unique Enrichment Experience
Each year, the Harper PTO asks families to make a suggested donation to the Ignite fund, which pays for a wide variety of “extras” for our children. From field trips to crossing guards to teacher appreciation week, Ignite helps fund it all.
Most specifically, we love our enrichment! We are thankful for the support of the PTO for all the enrichment opportunities you provide our students. Through your iGNITE contributions, we are able to organize a variety of amazing learning experiences and activities. A few examples are:
- Mindfulness learning
- Author visits
- Yoga sessions
- Field trips
** And much, much more to come!
Our suggested donation amount is $130 per child. This is our only fundraiser. We will not be asking your child to sell candy or other merchandise door to door, or ask family and friends for pledges to read-a-thons. Ignite funds all enrichment at Harper.
The PTO thanks you for your contribution and looks forward to helping provide the best possible experience for every Harper student this school year.
You will also be able to make a donation to the Harper iGNITE Fund, purchase birthday books, and contribute to Teacher/Staff Gifts through the Membership Toolkit Store.
Membership and Directory
This year, Harper PTO will continue to offer an online school directory through Membership Toolkit. In late August, prior to the first day of school, all families should receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with registration instructions. All District 39 schools are using Membership Toolkit; therefore, you will receive emails with instructions from each school where you have a child attending. If you do not receive an email, please contact the Membership Committee at directoryandmembership@
You will need to verify your family and student information in order to join the Harper PTO. Your PTO membership includes access to the 2022-23 online Harper directory so you can gain digital access to student data, parent data, and class lists. You will also be able to make a donation to the Harper iGNITE Fund, purchase birthday books, and contribute to Teacher/Staff Gifts through the Membership Toolkit Store. The Membership Toolkit application will sit locally on your smart phone where you can toggle between all D39 directories that your child(ren) attend. You will also be able to access the directory information via our dedicated Membership Toolkit website on a laptop or desktop computer or other mobile device.
The Membership Toolkit directory is an online listing of all the students in Harper, including phone and address information as well as classroom information. Class lists and teacher/staff contact information is included as well. Harper PTO Membership dues ($25) are collected at the beginning of the school year and include access to this online directory via computer or smartphone. Paper copies can be ordered for a $5 fee (limit one copy per family). PTO membership dues are per FAMILY, not per child. Membership dues are used to support the various programs our Harper PTO sponsors. Becoming a PTO member is the only way to gain access to the online Harper directory via Membership Toolkit.
Commemorate your child’s birthday by purchasing a book for the Harper Library. The average cost of a new library book is $20. After your payment has been received, your child will be able to select his/her book during Library time. A personalized bookplate placed inside will show everyone that your child has added this special book to the Harper library.
Yearbook orders are placed via the Josten’s website.