FOC: Friends Of Cleveland 12/3/21

CHOCO Food Drive, Front Porch Christmas, Ice Skate & More

Friends of Cleveland Updates:

A BIG THANK YOU to local peditirician Dr. Nava Segall (4116 N Lincoln Ave) for coming to Cleveland yesterday to vaccinate kids who registered for the Covid-19 vaccination! They will be coming back to Cleveland again to do the second shot the week of January 3 for those who registered.

The holiday spirit is in the air and it is a time for giving (CHOCO is doing a food drive at the school and Front Porch Christmas is just around the corner ). Feel free to donate any gently used or new toys for the event or come and join in the festivities day of! The Holly Jolly Cleveland Family Ice Skate at McFetridge Ice Rink is now open for registration! You can reserve a time slot for your Cleveland family HERE. This is a free event thanks to our amazing local sponsors: Sopraffina Media, Nicole Page State Farm Insurance Agent, Perfect 4 Remodel and Pauls House.

Holiday arches are up and look amazing! We are sold out for the season but will be putting arches up again next year- keep an eye for sales to start next September or October.

Are you looking at getting involved with Friends of Cleveland (FOC)?

* Our next meeting is Thursday, December 9 at 5:30pm in the Cleveland caffeteria.

* We are looking for Volunteers Everything FOC does to support Cleveland students and staff requires volunteers. We're excited to welcome new faces and new talents - along with veteran volunteers! Email us today to come volunteer!


Tuesday December 1- Monday December 13

CHOCO Holiday Food Drive

Wednesday, December 8- Wednesday Decmber 15

CHOCO Holiday Gram Sale

Thursday, December 9:

* FOC Board Meeting 5:30pm at the Cleveland cafeteria

Saturday, December 11:

Front Porch Christmas 12-7pm

Sunday, December 12:

* Holly Jolly Cleveland Family Ice Skate 1-3pm

Monday, December 13- Friday December 13

Spirit Week

Tuesday, December 14:

* Dine Out & Give Back at Kuma's 11:30am-9pm

* PAC Meeting 5:30pm Meeting Link HERE

Thursday, December 16:

* BAC Meeting 8:30am

* LSC Meeting 5:30pm

Monday, December 20-Friday, January 1

NO SCHOOL: Winter Break

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FOC Presents The Holly Jolly Cleveland Family Ice Skate!

When: Sunday, December 12th

Time: 3 time slot options - 1-1:40pm, 1:40-2:20, or 2:20-3:00pm

Where: McFetridge Studio Ice Rink - 3843 North California Ave

This is a FREE event for all Cleveland families thanks to our amazing sponsors!

Sign up for 1 of the 3 available time slots here:

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Dine Out & Give Back at Kuma's Corner

Join FOC for our "Dine Out For Cleveland" event at Kuma's Corner - (2900 W Belmont) on Tuesday December 14th from 11:30am-9pm 15% of total sales (Takeout, Deliver & Pick up) are donated back to Cleveland!

  • Date: Tuesday, December 14th
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Kuma's Corner (2900 W Belmont)

We hope you can join us in eating out for a good cause! More details here:

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Cleveland's Feature Teacher is Suzanne Voss

Grade/Focus: Art

How long have you been at Cleveland Elementary? This is my first year at Cleveland School

What do you love most about teaching? What I love most about teaching are my students. I love teaching them Art and seeing them come alive. Seeing students who say “they aren’t good in art,” surprised by beautiful masterpieces they make with their own two hands, brings me such joy. I cherish the interactions with my students and learn so much from them.

What is your favorite thing about Cleveland Elementary? My favorite things about Cleveland School are the students and faculty.

If you weren’t a teacher, what other profession would you enjoy? I would love to be a photographer of National Geographic, a Travel magazine, or travel blog/website.

Do you have any pets? I have a pet dog, she is a six year old Shiba Inu named Tori.

What is your most favorite place you have visited? Why? My most favorite place that I have visited is Budapest, Hungary. It’s my favorite not only because it is an old beautiful city, with a rich history, but because I lived there for six week in the summer of 2017. My daughter, Lauren, was one of two Americans asked to play water polo with one of Hungary’s premiere club teams. My other daughter, Ashley, and I went and stayed with the two girls that summer and lived like locals – it was a blast!

If you could have 1 superpower, what would it be? If I had a superpower it would be teleportation. I would love to snap my fingers and be in Hawaii.

How many laps did you run in the last Red Bird Hustle? How many do you think you will run in the next one? I did not do any laps this year. My goal is to do at least 1 next year.

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