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The basketball season kicks off next week with the 6th Grade Germantown Tournament. Good luck Lady Bulldogs!

Fifth Annual PTA Trivia Night and Auction

Trivia Night Auction Items

Are you interested in going on a vacation to Disney?  If so, you will want to come to the 5th Annual Germantown PTA Trivia Night and Auction on Saturday, October 18.  We will be auctioning off a Disney package that includes (4) one day hopper passes, a Sunday through Thursday condo stay, and a gas card.   Join us for an evening filled with fun and take a chance at bidding on our Disney package.


Did you know we have our own award winning grill masters in  Germantown?  Well, we sure do, and you could have the opportunity to enjoy the delicious meats they cook up.  Germantown’s award winning grill masters, Carl Diesen and Robby Haake, will be grilling for a party of 8 to 10 at the residence of Duane and Diane Ripperda.  The meal will include a variety of dishes prepared by our hometown grill masters along with beverages.  A cowboy theme will highlight the evening.  Get your boots, spurs, and friends together and join us at the 5th Annual     Germantown PTA Trivia Night and Auction on October 18 to bid on what promises to be a yippee ki yay kind of night.  Donated by:  Duane and Diane Ripperda, Denis and Dawn Lakenburges, Carl Diesen, and Robby Haake.


Does a neighborhood poolside party with 10-12 of your adult friends on a hot summer day sound good to you?  If so, come to the 5th Annual Trivia Night and Auction on October 18 and bid on our pool party.  Food, adult beverages, and fun games will be provided compliments of the PTA committee members.


Save the Date – Saturday, October 18th

Trivia, Silent Auction, Oral Auction, 50/50 Drawings and Much, Much More!

Without a doubt, technology is a key component in teaching and raising a child in the twenty-first century. As members of the Germantown PTA, we are committed to helping the school provide our children with the best technology we can. The PTA is planning our annual fundraiser which is scheduled for Saturday, October 18, at the Germantown American Legion. Please mark your calendars today and get your trivia team together for the 5th Annual Trivia Night/Auction!  Click here to access the Trivia Night registration form.

In June, the PTA donated $16,000 to the school for technology upgrades. Your past generous support helped to make this possible as the PTA donation was used to offset the cost of the following technology purchases:  teacher desktop computers, a new server, 8 wireless access points, and iPads for the kindergarten through 3rd grade classes. Additional technology is the goal for this year as the school is looking to purchase a mobile lab for the 4th through 8th grade students and new computer stations for the computer lab. Our goal is to raise as much money as we can to help with these projects.

You can help us with this in a couple of different ways:

1)    Donate a basket or service to be auctioned the night of the event;

2)    Attend the event and bring your family and friends; and/or

3)    Purchase auction items

If you would like to make a donation or know someone who would (ex: employer/vendor, family friend or grandparent), please contact one of the following PTA Officers:

Laura Malone   523-4232        Crystalyn Huegen 523-7238

Amy Hemker    523-4833        Anita Schomaker  523-4819

Sheena Bowen    920-0648    Stephanie Cook    523-4153

Ashley Foppe  977-0394

Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

Thank you for your continued support of Germantown Elementary School.

Important Information

April 2015 School Board Election

We have four School Board Members whose term will expire this spring, Jeff Lampe, Denise Haake, Gail Theising, and Mark Kohnen.  Community members interested in running for the School Board will want to keep the following dates in mind:

  • September 26, 2014 – First day prospective candidates may circulate nominating petitions
  • December 15, 2014 – First day for candidates to file nominating papers
  • December 22, 2014 – Last day for candidates to file nominating papers

Election Day is April 7, 2015.  For more information on the election, go to www.elections.state.il.us.


Where Are They Now?

Calling All Germantown Bulldog Alumni!   At Germantown Elementary, one of our biggest priorities is to provide our students with a foundation for learning that will help lead them to success later in life.  After talking to a Germantown alumna this weekend, I walked away feeling so proud of her accomplishments.  It spearheaded an idea to start a Facebook series called, “Where Are They Now?”.  With that being said, I am looking for any and all graduates of Germantown Elementary who would be interested in being spotlighted in our new Facebook series, “Where Are They Now?”.  If you are interested in being part of this series, simply click here for more information.


September Surplus List

Every month, we will be placing items that we no longer use or need on a surplus list for sale.  The following items have been placed on the Germantown Elementary surplus list for September and are available for purchase.

(3) #10 Can Racks – 25" x 35" x 71"   $100 each

(1)Metal Storage Cabinet 1 Door with Shelves 24” W x 18” D x 29” H  $10

(1) Metal Storage Cabinet 9 Drawers and 1 Door with Shelves 24” W x 17” D x 38” H $15

(1) Roll Formica 36” x 6’ Dark Wood Grain $5

(1) White Compartmentalized Roll Cart $25

Computer Counter Top with Legs

(1)Corner Section  $10

(1)11 ‘ Section  $20

(1) 5’ Section $10

(1)Apex PC Solutions Server Cabinet – 25" x 34" x 76"  $50


If you have any questions about these items or you are interested in any of them, simply call the school office at 523-4253 and ask for Robin Becker.



Long time Germantown Elementary math teacher, Gerard Albers, will be retiring at the conclusion of this school year.  With that being said, we will have an opening for a junior high math teacher for the 2015-16 school year.  Candidates must possess or be working towards certification to teach 5th through 8th grade math in the state of Illinois.  Certification must be finalized prior to the start of the 2015-16 school year in order to qualify for the position.  Please send a cover letter, resume, and letters of recommendation to Robin Becker at 401 Walnut Street Germantown, IL  62245.

Germantown Elementary has an opening for a JV/Varsity Volleyball Coach for the 2014-15 school year. This is a stipend position. If interested, contact Robin Becker at 523-4253 or rbecker@germantownbulldogs.org.

Upcoming Important Dates

Please make note of the following upcoming important dates:

September 22-26; 6GB GermantownTourney - Click here to access the tournament schedule.

October 1; Fall Band Party

October 8; School Board Meeting at 7:00 in Cafeteria

October 9; Band Field Trip to St. Rose

October 10;  SIP Day - 11:40 Dismissal

October 13; Columbus Day-No School

October 17; End of First Quarter

October 18; 5th Annual PTA Trivia Night and Auction

October 21; PreK Family Night at 6:30 in Cafeteria

October 22; Report Card Day

October 23; 1st Grad to Lueking Farm

October 24; 8th Grade to Holocaust Museum

October 27-31; Red Ribbon Week

October 29; P/T Conferences 3:30-7:00

October 30; P/T Conferences from 3:30-7:00

October 31; Teacher Institute-No School

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