District 37 of the Illinois PTA is that part of Cook County outside the city limits of Chicago which encompasses Elk Grove, Arlington Heights, Palatine, Schaumburg, Wheeling, and Barrington Townships, plus that part of Lake County, which lies within the Barrington Elementary School District.

Director’s Message

2020-2021 PTA leaders…..THANK YOU!  Thank you for all the ways you adapted last school year for our kids!  Please review this checklist as you transition to a new school year and a new board.

  • Annual audit – Please reach out to me with any questions.
  • 990 information tax filing – after the audit is complete please have the 2020-2021 treasurer take care of the tax filing.
  • Local Unit Honor Award Worksheet– please take a bit of time to brag about the things you tried last year. I want to celebrate something from each unit at the region annual meeting.

2021-2022 PTA leaders…We are taking this ride together!  Save the date on August 3rd.  Our PTA region will “meet” for a kick off to the new school year.  We’ll prepare your elevator speech for when someone asks why they should join the PTA.  The fall training schedule will be announced.  Please take a look at what we offered in June, under the Events/Training tab and send me a note if you have a training request.

  • Budget – As soon as you have a beginning balance from your audit you should meet with your budget committee to make your plans for 2021-2022.

Jeanette Harris

Illinois PTA – Northwest Cook Region Director


Jeanette Harris (jharris@illinoispta.org)
Director, Illinois PTA- Northwest Cook Region

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