Welcome to Bartelso, Illinois

  Members of the St. Cecilia Parish & Home of the Braves!

Parent Faculty Club

PFC Information

The Parent Faculty Club is a non-profit organization that raises money to assist the Bartelso Grade School financially with various items needed for our school.  This organization Officers welcome your questions, ideas or comments.  

You can email them at:  [email protected]

Or, if you would like to keep it anonymous, please complete this form.   

2014 - 2015 PFC OFFICERS 

President:  Elisha Behrman

Vice President:  Dawn Becker

Treasurer:  Jody Grawe

Secretary:  Jill Spihlman

Please note in order to comply with the PFC Bylaws, the officers are only authorized to spend up to $100 without an approved motion from the community.  Therefore, if you have an expense request over $100 for the PFC to consider, please contact one of the officers so it can be added to the agenda for the next PFC meeting.  The PFC Meetings are held four times a year; August, November, February and May.  We also ask that the individual requesting the funds please attend the PFC meeting for the vote.  This gives the community the opportunity to have their questions answered with the correct information.  Just pushing the request on to someone else to deliver does not give a very good representation when asking for an expense to be covered.  

We are very fortunate to have a school with a great organization and community.  So we appreciate your understanding for the officers not spending the community?s donations without the community?s approval. As always, we thank you for your support.

PFC Supported Events

The following are a few of the items that the PFC has financially supported for this school year.  This list will continue to grow as the school year comes to an end.  We appreciate everyone's support to help make the following enhancements for our children and our school:

  • School Reach Broadcast System
  • Teacher Ease - Webased System for Teachers and Parents
  • School Server
  • Teacher Wish Lists
  • Band & Scholar Bowl Shirts
  • All Field Trips Transportation Expenses 
  • Student ISAT Recognition
  • Faculty & Staff ISAT Recognition Luncheon
  • 7th & 8th Grade Dance
  • 8th Grade Breakfast
  • 8th Grade Graduation Decorations
  • Field Day
  • Shades in Cafeteria
  • Kitchen Walls Updated
  • Textbooks
  • Computer & Network Accessories


Need a Gift Card?  Purchase through the Scrip Program

Buying any gift cards for a special event or birthday?  A great new service, called SCRIP is being offered through the Bartelso Parent Faculty Club where you can purchase a gift card at the full amount requested and the PFC will benefit from it.  The beauty of scrip is that you earn money for our school just by making your regular household purchases with scrip at participating retailers.  Use the gift certificates for food, clothing, entertainment, or gasoline, or purchase them as gifts.  With every purchase, you are earning revenue for our school without spending a single additional penny and you don?t have to sell anything!!! 


Scrip Program Information

Scrip Program Retailer List

Scrip Program Order Form

Great Lakes Scrip Center

Using that SCRIP gift card to purchase something online?  Visit the Box Tops Marketplace website, find your store and place your order through the Marketplace and the PFC will receive Box Tops for your purchase as well!   There are over 600 stores to choose from on the Box Tops Marketplace!  Click here to start your online shopping now. 

We have the potential to earn a significant amount from this program.  All we have to do is use it. The greater the participation, the more money we generate for our PFC organization and, in turn, the school and our kids.

Please take a moment to think about how you can use scrip for your expenses.  Help make our Braves Bucks program a success!

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much" ~ Helen Keller