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Volunteer of the Month: September

Reported by webmaster@ipsd.org on 9/14/15

BMO Harris Bank Volunteer of the Month

Peggy Grosrenaud is continuing a family tradition that began with her mother, who attended PTA meetings in her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. When her own children were in school, Peggy followed in her mother’s footsteps and volunteered with the PTA in her hometown. Today, as a grandmother, she is still volunteering in schools. You can find Peggy frequently at her grandchildren’s school, Cowlishaw Elementary, where she helps with Field Days, the kindergarten lunchroom, the LMC, Art Awareness and much more. Because of her dedication and commitment, she is being recognized as the District 204 BMO Harris Bank Volunteer of the Month.

Cowlishaw PTA leadership noted how amazing and special they think it is to have the grandmother of two Cowlishaw Koalas (third-grader Max and first-grader Chase) volunteer. Peggy also helps out with the Run/Walk Club, at the front desk checking in late-arriving students and wherever and whenever she is needed. Everyone describes her as “the sweetest lady.”

Peggy started volunteering in Indian Prairie School District 204 when her grandchildren attended Prairie Children Preschool and continued as they entered elementary school. She said that the rewards for her are being part of her grandsons’ school experience and seeing all the happy faces of children who are thriving in a positive school setting.

“Giving back to the community is something I've taught my own children to do and modeling this for my grandchildren will hopefully turn them into good citizens, being kind and thinking of others first,” Peggy said. “I hope the message will get out to parents and grandparents of how important it is for children to have positive role models. A child cannot have too many uplifting, supportive and loving adults in his or her life.”

BMO Harris Bank is helping District 204 recognize one volunteer each month who has generously given his or her time to support District 204’s students and schools. To celebrate these outstanding volunteers, BMO Harris Bank is donating $1,000 to the volunteer's school. To nominate an outstanding volunteer, visit http://www.ipsd.org/Subpage.aspx/Volunteer.


Cowlishaw Elementary volunteer Peggy Grosrenaud, pictured with grandsons Max and Chase, was selected as the District 204 BMO Harris Bank Volunteer of the Month for September


Photo (l to r) Cowlishaw Elementary Principal Ken Bonomo, Peggy Grosrenaud, District 204 BMO Harris Bank Volunteer of the Month recipient, and Nicki McIntyre, Branch Manager – BMO Harris Bank – 95th St.

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