2800 North Highland Avenue
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
Dear Panther Community,
Hard to imagine, but it’s August! When the local Target switches out the patio furniture for folders, pencils, and
crayons, you know what’s next…time for school!
Summer isn’t quite over yet, but we are back at Poe ready to focus on the upcoming school year. While our students were
on summer break, there were many people working hard to improve our school building and grounds. We have had sections
of brick tuckpointed, new playground equipment added, and brand new bathrooms installed. Before we start school, the
driveways will be refreshed, and we will be ready for families!
I want to thank our school district’s operations department, and all of the people who worked so hard to ensure that Poe
is ready to greet our students on August 22. Our head custodian Mr. Mike and the team have done an outstanding job on
the building this summer!
Our PTO hosted two summer “play dates” for incoming kindergarten and first grade students. It was a chance for the
children to meet and play, and for parents to begin connecting. Many thanks to our PTO presidents, Sarah Hill and
Jennifer Sipiera for their commitment to our community!
Summer mailings will be arriving in your mailboxes in the next few weeks. You will be receiving information from the
district, as well as from Poe School. There will be information on transportation, school lunch, classroom teacher
assignments, PTO membership and more. Please be on the lookout for this important information, and call us with any
questions you have.
NEW THIS YEAR! We will be having a “Back to School Night / Ice Cream Social” on August 18. This evening will be an
opportunity for all of our families to connect, meet the teachers, and drop off school supplies. We are hoping to have
representatives from the district and the community at this event to help us kick off the school year. Please join us
to celebrate our Panther Community!
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 2016
Schedule for the Evening
4:45-5:15 Families that are NEW to Poe ( first time in school, or first time
here at Poe ) please come and tour the building, meet your teachers,
and drop off school supplies in your classroom
5:15-5:45 Families that are NEW to Poe, meet in the LMC (library) to learn about
our school and meet the staff
5:45-6:30 MEET YOUR TEACHER You’re invited to come meet your
teacher, sign up for PTO, and drop off supplies, ALL FAMILIES ARE WELCOME!
6:30-8:00 ICE CREAM SOCIAL sponsored by our PTO, enjoy a sweet treat and
mingle with friends and neighbors~ALL FAMILIES WELCOME!
Principal, Poe School