November Shop N’ Share – Portillo’s

It’s almost that time again – Third Thursday’s mean you don’t have to cook AND you can help Sayre Language Academy raise funds.  Please join us Thursday, November 16th from 5:00pm to 8:00 pm at Portillo’s in Forest Park (7740 Roosevelt Rd).

To participate simply bring this flyer or show it on your smartphone and 20% of all proceeds will go directly to Sayre FFO.Portillos Flyer (1)

2014 Family Bowling Night

Sayre Family and Friends Organization presents Halloween Family Bowling Night, Thursday, October 30, 2014 6-8pm. Bring the whole family and join us the night before Halloween at Montclare Lanes, 2957 N Harlem Ave. $5 per person includes shoes/bowling. (Cash only, pay at the door) Wear your costumes! Free photo booth portraits with family and friends! Proceeds benefit future FFO-sponsored events. More info at

Organización de Familiares y Amigos de Sayre presenta Noche de Familia de Boliche Halloween, Jueves, Octubre 30, 2014, 6-8pm. Traiga a toda la familia y únase a nosotros la noche antes de Halloween en Montclare Lanes, 2957 N Harlem Ave. $5 por persona incluye zapatos/bolos. (Sólo en efectivo, pagar en la puerta). Lleve sus trajes! Gratis cabina de fotos con familiares y amigos!
Los ingresos benefician a futuros eventos patrocinados por el FFO. Más información en

Collect Box Tops, Help Sayre!

boxtopsformCollecting “Box Tops” seals from certain products can earn cash for Sayre. Each “Box Tops for Education” seal you clip earns the school 10¢, that adds up fast over the year! You can also earn extra points with coupons and online purchases.

Box Tops can be dropped off in the school office, a bag of loose Box Tops is great, but it really helps if you and your kids can attach them to the official collection form.

Visit the’s fundraising page for other ways you can help!

Yard Signs and Window Decals

yardsigns_sq1200Show your support of Sayre Language Academy, Sayre students, and our Galewood neighborhood with a new Sayre FFO yard sign or window decal.

Yard signs are available in two styles: green (“Great School, Great Kids, Great Community!”) or yellow (A Proud Sayre Family!). They’re $10 each and include a metal stand for easy display in your yard. (They’d also look great in a front window).

windowdecal_sq1200Window Decals are $4 and read “The Pride of Galewood.” They attach to the inside of a window, great for your car, front window, or storm door.

Proceeds support Sayre programs and events via the Sayre Friends and Family Organization. To order a sign, contact FFO President Lisa Daleiden-Brugman via phone at 773-263-4248 or via email.) Signs and decals will also be available at the FFO table at school events and FFO meetings.

FFO Fundraising Update

Thanks to all the friends and families who have supported Sayre so far this year! See what we’ve accomplished:

  • Our Shop and Share events were well attended (and delicious)! Sayre friends and families donated $282.27 by enjoying a meal together. This year’s FFO proceeds will help support Teacher Appreciation Day, entertainment at International Night, and extra fun during Field Day.
  • Our most recent Box Tops for Education deposit will bring the school $160.60. Snip those tops and send them to the office! Thanks to Denise Graziano for coordinating this ongoing project.

Check out our fundraising page for more information about our fundraising programs.

Mark your calendars for the Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 26, from 9am to 1pm.

Please come to our next FFO meeting on Tues. April 8th. We’ll be having nominations and elections for our officers of the board.

Panera Shop & Share and FFO Meeting

panerabreadbrushedblocklogo28229Wednesday, Jan 15th, 2013, join other Sayre families at Panera Bread, 7330 W North Ave in Elmwood Park for another shop & share opportunity. A portion of proceeds from your order will go to Sayre Language Academy. You must turn in the flyer (download) for Sayre to get credit for your order!

We’ll also hold our January FFO meeting at Panera Wednesday night from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Instead of a meet and greet we will meet and eat! The more the merrier! Come on out and support Sayre!