Derby Party

Every other year, the PTO throws a capstone fundraising event to help fund its operating budget for the following two years as well as support school events like Science Fair, Culture Night, the Living Classroom, Assemblies, and Staff Grants. For the upcoming 2023-2024 school year, there are several exciting events to look forward to including parent-hosted parties, school-related experiences for students, and spirit days, culminating with a live auction Derby-themed party, which will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at Chicago Highlands Country Club.  In addition to the PTO budget and various school events, this year’s funds will also go towards a special capital expense project next summer.  All Monroe families will have the opportunity to contribute in some way to ensure a successful fundraising year.  Your support is greatly appreciated and goes directly to support our children.  


As a member of the Monroe family, we kindly ask you to support our efforts in at least one of the following ways:

  • monetary donation

  • hosting a parent or student party

  • hosting a school spirit day

  • Entering various raffles
  • underwriting a portion of the Derby Party

  • buy a ticket to attend the Derby Party!


Your contributions will be recognized in Mustang Minutes (PTO’s online weekly newsletter) and at the Derby Party in May.  One hundred percent of the money raised supports our students, staff, and Monroe School.  

Thank you in advance for supporting Monroe School and helping to maintain its excellence for the students, staff, and Monroe community. 


**Tickets for the Derby Party will go on sale later this spring!!


Please email the PTO fundraising chairs, Lara Massouras and Dana Reko: with any questions.