Join us on October 27!  

This year's Halloween Hustle is presented by Lakeview Bus Lines and is being held on October 27th in beautiful uptown Park Ridge.  Grab your kids, grab your friends, and get ready for a fun day of running and walking in costume!  The school with the highest percentage of participation will win the HIGHLY COVETTED (and super cute) ELF trophy!

Apply for a grant!

Thanks to all of you who have attended any of our fundraisers in the last year!  Through your efforts and participation, we have raised over $35,000 to support innovative, imaginative and educational programs for our children across the district.

Watch our video message from D64 principals to learn how your donation to ELF is making a difference in our schools. ELF grants have provided our schools with unique training opportunities, collaboration stations, stand-up desks, 21st century learning centers, broadcasting rooms, and more!

If you haven't been able to attend any of our events, it's not too late to show your support! Click here:

to make your tax-deductible donation.  We accept PayPal and all major credit cards. Thanks in advance for your support! Please contact if you have questions.

We are looking for a few more ELF's to help out on our board. 

Not sure about the time commitment?  It's ok!  You can help a lot or a little.  Because every little bit helps! 

Come see how you can be a part of something wonderful and join us for a meeting.  One meeting doesn't equate to a commitment. 

Click on the link below to learn a little bit more.   or, reach out directly to current or past board members to learn what we do.

Want to be there, but don't want to run?  VOLUNTEER!  We need you, so CLICK HERE.


Through a partnership with ELF and all the elementary school’s PTO/PTA, Greg Tang, Jr. of Greg Tang Math was brought in to Carpenter, Field, Franklin, Roosevelt and Washington to host a day of professional development for teachers and students.  A fun and enjoyable Family Math Night was held at all the schools where students and families rotated through 4 different math stations – targeting number sense, fact and procedural fluency, and reasoning skills – while having fun!  Check out more photos on our Events page!

We're looking for a few good ELF's