Family School Partnership News

Your 157c Parent Teacher Organization

FSP General Meeting


FSP will have our monthly general meeting on Tuesday December 3 @ 9:30 am at Grand Prairie.

A Handful of Thanks to our Book fair Volunteers and Parents

Book fair is officially over! All ordered books have been delivered. If your child ordered a book and did not receive it, please contact the chair person for your school.


We want to thank all of the FSD157c families for opening up your wallets to make the Fall 2019 book fair so successful. We had record breaking sales at ALL THREE SCHOOLS! Not to mention the participation during Family Night was outstanding!


Did you know that Scholastic Book Fair not only puts books in your child’s hands but it is also a fundraiser for our FSP? That’s right! FSP earns a percentage of the sales which is converted into dollars and scholastic dollars. The money FSP earns is used to support our Family Nights, purchase field day shirts, school assemblies, curriculum enrichment, and so much more. The Scholastic dollars are gifted to the schools to buy books for both the classrooms and library, fun furnishings for the classrooms and libraries, book displays, book bins, and so much more! Shopping at book fair gives back to your child!


We can’t wait to see you all again in the spring! And don’t forget online book fair shopping counts towards our fundraising too!

Thanks to our Un-fundraiser Donations

We are very thankful to our parents and community members that have donated towards FSP157c un-fundraiser. The money donated goes directly back to the our kids and teachers in 157c.

  • Ankhe Bradley
  • Charlene Marks
  • Amy Bausa
  • Courtney Jorgensen
  • Gina Pacula
  • Michele Huges
  • Tammy Cope
  • Leoconie Robinson
  • Jeanie Sikkenga


There have also been anonymous donations in the total of $700 donated since July.


Thank you so Much for your very kind donations!

Family Fitness Night

THANK YOU to all the families and students who came out for Family Fitness Night last week. We had an amazing turnout and we hope everyone had a wonderful time.


Our raffle basket winners were Sophia DeMarco (4th Grader at Chelsea) and Olivia Clumpner (4th Grader at Chelsea). Congratulations, girls, and enjoy your goodies.


A few shout outs to the people who made the evening possible:

  • Thank you to the Mrs. McCurdy and Mrs. Borden for partnering with the FSP to put together a fun-filled fitness night and for running the amazing PE Obstacle Course event.
  • Thank you to the GP staff and administration for all of their help (I'm sure we gave them a headache more than once) and to the teachers and principals for promoting the event.
  • Thank you to our volunteers for all of their help and time.
  • Thank you to all of our wonderful vendors and presenters.

This evening would not have been possible without each and everyone one of you! THANK YOU!!


Natural Healing Centers

Morning Yoga classes and Chair Yoga with Janelle.


www.naturalhealingcenters.org


16646 Oak Park Avenue - Tinley Park, IL

(708) 468-8561

Ninja Warrior

Ninja Warrior classes with Bill Brannigan offered at Frankfort Park District and Mokena Park District.


www.frankfortparks.org

www.mokenapark.com


Healthy Nation Catering

We fuel America by offering great tasting, healthy meals at affordable prices.


www.healthynationcatering.com


19810 S. Harlem Avenue - Frankfort, IL


708-325-8685


Suzie Owens - Golf

Suzie is a Class A LPGA Teaching Professional and has been teaching professionally for 16 years. As a junior player, Suzie was a three‐time IHSA state qualifier, SICA conference medalist, MVP and named Illinois Junior Player of the Year in 1996.


Grand Valley State University being a two‐time NCAA Nationals Participant., All Conference and Regional Honors, Great Lake Conference Team Champion and Varsity Captain.

She has been teaching professionally for 17 years and assisted in women’s clinics with Tour players, Annika Sorenstam and Paula Creamer, and instructor of Kids Golf Foundation clinics for kids.

www.whitemountaingolfpark.com

9901 179th Street - Tinley Park, IL

(708) 478-4653

Pride Martial Arts

Pride Martial Arts is a school where traditional Martial Arts such as Tae Kwon Do and Judo are embraced and shared with our students. We also promote fitness and well-being through a martial arts circuit based fitness class called P3 - Pride Power Play.

www.pridemarts.com

14627 W. Edison Drive - New Lenox, IL

(779) 803-3170

Nicole Pacini - The Barre Code

With a wide variety of class styles, custom-curated playlists and an emphasis on positive motivation, The Barre Code is the most efficient and results-driven fitness program.

www.thebarrecode.com/studio/new-lenox

2544 E. Lincoln Highway - New Lenox, IL

(779) 803-3310

The Hart Wellness Center

Yoga & Meditation allows the body to become at one with the soul. It allows us to connect with what lies inside of us and to become at one with ourselves. It is a journey away from our hectic lives where we can find that inner peace. Adult and children classes available.

www.hartwellnesscenter.com

32 West Nebraska Street, Suite 1A - Frankfort, IL

(779) 333-7252

Frankfort Circus Center

The Frankfort Circus Center teaches children and adults circus skills such as aerial, hula hoops, and juggling. Circus arts are a fun way to get in shape and keep active!

www.frankfortcircuscenter.com

700 Center Road - Frankfort, IL

(815) 464-5635

Willow Street Dance Theatre

Dance education inspires good work habits and healthy lifestyle choices. Studies show that a structured dance program enhances academic, personal and social achievement. At every age and ability dancing is exciting and joyful.

We are a professional dance studio in Frankfort Illinois, providing complete instruction in a wide variety of dance styles. We are committed to providing excellent dance training in a nurturing environment where the dance education will be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. The studio offers opportunities for both the serious student as well as the recreational student.

www.willowstreetdancetheatre.com


20517 S. Lagrange Road - Frankfort, IL


(815) 274-9183

Chelsea Parent Teacher Conference Dinner 2019

The teachers at Chelsea will have a long day of parent-teacher conferences on Monday, Nov. 25th. When they break for dinner, each school, with the help of the FSP (Family School Partnership), has a tradition of providing dinner for approximately 90 staff members. The school will serve soup and sandwiches. The rest comes from generous food and drink donations from you, the parents!


We are looking to provide side dishes, desserts, and beverages. If you are willing to donate a side dish, dessert, or beverage (water, pop), please sign up!


All donations will be accepted on Monday, November 25th from 7:30AM to 4PM at the front office.


Nonperishable items may be dropped off the week before if that is more convenient. If you have any questions, please contact Georgette Kristin, gkristinfsp@gmail.com.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0448aeab2da1fe3-chelsea2

Grand Prairie Parent Teacher Conference Dinner

The teachers at Grand Prairie will have a long day of parent-teacher conferences on Monday, November 25th. When they break for dinner , with the help of the FSP (Family School Partnership), Grand Prairie has a tradition of providing dinner for approximately 110 staff members. The school will serve dinner and the rest comes from generous food and drink donations from our parents.


We are looking to provide side dishes, salads, desserts, and beverages. If you are willing to donate one or more of these items, please sign up.


All donations will be accepted on Monday, November 25th from 7:30 am to 3 pm at the front office. Nonperishable items may be dropped off the week before, if that is more convenient.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445a4a82da3fb6-2019

Hickory Creek Parent Teacher Conference Dinner

All donations will be accepted the week of November 18-22nd to the main office between the hours of 7:30am-2:30pm. If you have any perishable items you can bring them in on Monday, November 25th between the hours of 7:30am-12:00pm.


We are looking to provide side dishes, desserts and beverages (water, pop). Please sign up below!


If you have any questions please contact Victoria Lanigan at vlanigan@mac.com


Thank you for your help!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e48aea72ea1fc1-hickory4

Chelsea Garden Update

The snow and cold unfortunately hit Chelsea's Garden, however, the new benches and stump seats arrived this past week.


A Chelsea garden sign was installed this past week.

A special thanks goes out to Kevin Gray who installed the garden sign, and Daryl Sweeney and John Lavin for helping lift and set up the stump seating.

Students at Chelsea will be painting a rock to put in the garden during their Art class.


A ceremony is planned for the spring to celebrate the garden and our partnership with Will County U of I Extension.

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FSP157C Frozen 2 Movie Event Sponsored by South Oak Dodge

The Family School Partnership (FSP157C) invites you to a private showing of Frozen 2 at Emagine Theatre on Sunday, December 8th at 10:00AM at Emagine Theatre (19965 S. Lagrange Road)

This event is sponsored by South Oak Chrysler, Jeep & Dodge and proceeds will benefit the FSP.


Tickets are $14.00 and include your movie ticket, unlimited drinks/slushies and a 44oz. popcorn.


The movie starts promptly at 10:00AM and will be open seating. Auditorium access begins at 9:30AM.


This is not a drop off event. Students must attend with a parent/guardian/adult. Children 2 and under may sit on an adult's lap. Any child using a seat MUST have a ticket.


FSP and volunteers are not able to accommodate seating or seat guests. Strollers and car seats are not allowed due to space restrictions.


We thank you in advance for your support of the FSP. All FSP fundraisers directly benefit our students, teachers and staff through assemblies, field trips, curriculum enrichment events, family fun/educational nights, new books, field day shirts and so much more!


***Last day to purchase movie tickets is Tuesday, November 26th.***


**Tickets are available until 208 tickets are sold.


Please sign-up via the link below

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044ba8ab2fa5f94-fsp157c1

SAVE THE DATE--DINE AND DONATE IN DECEMBER

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Amazon Smile Reminder

Are you planning on shopping on Amazon this holiday season? If you do, did you know that you can help raise funds for FSP.


Simply login onto your account on https://smile.amazon.com/

Choose as your charity: Frankfort School District 157c Family School Partnership

Every time you make a purchase, you help FSP generate funds.


As an incentive for using AmazonSmiles at the end of the school year we will be having a raffle for those that are using Amazon Smile. More details will be forthcoming.


Raffle prizes will be a $50 Coopers Hawk gift card and a $50 Dancing Marlin gift card.

What's Going On?

January Hot Lunch Deadline



The deadline to purchase hot lunch for January is fast approaching. All January hot lunches should be purchased no later than December 15. Orders are placed via RevTrak which is found on the district website - www.fsd157c.org.

FSP Hot Lunch & Smoothie Days - November


November Hot Lunches

19-Chelsea

20-Hickory Creek

21-Grand Prairie

Remind 101 FOR 157c Booster Events

Remind 101 App is a reminder system to send out quick, short reminders via text or email about upcoming news. The 157C Boosters (Band, Orchestra, Athletic, Chorus, Family School Partnership & Education Foundation) use Remind 101 to send out reminders regarding hot lunches, ticket sales, volunteer needs, order deadlines, etc. New restrictions from Remind have forced us to create multiple groups to keep our audience for each group under 150 people. Below are the different groups created for the 157C Booster Remind 101.


Please choose the one or two that apply to you.


Grand Prairie parent Remind Text 81010 the message: @gp157cb

Chelsea parent Remind Text 81010 the message: @ch157cb

Hickory Creek parent Remind Text 81010 the message: @hc157cb


All three schools parent Remind (choose this if you have two or more schools with children and don’t want to get two individual messages.)

Text 81010 the message: @all157cb

Looking to Volunteer??

FSP Hot Lunch & Smoothie Volunteers Needed

FSP has 10 hot lunches and 6 smoothie days scheduled in 2019-2020 to help cover our Family Nights and Teacher Appreciation Week events. We are looking for help to distribute on these scheduled days at each school. Please see the signup genius links so you can signup to volunteer.


Grand Prairie Hot Lunch & Smoothie Volunteer Signup

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044BA8AB2FA5F94-grand5


Chelsea Hot Lunch & Smoothie Volunteer Signup

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044BA8AB2FA5F94-chelsea


Hickory Creek Hot Lunch & Smoothie Volunteer Signup

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4aa9ac2aa2f49-fsphot

Regular Lunchroom Volunteer Helpers

FSP is looking for daily lunch volunteers. The Signup Genius links for Grand Prairie & Chelsea can be found below. The children love to see familiar faces in the lunchroom everyday. Please consider picking a day to come in and help. Thank you for your support!


Please note that the Green Community classrooms at Grand Prairie are now split between two lunchrooms. If you are signing up for the Green Community please look for your student's teacher to be sure you sign up in the spot you would like.


November

Gold/Green

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0445A4A82DA3FB6-grand2


Purple/Green

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0445A4A82DA3FB6-grand3



Chelsea

November - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0448AEAB2DA1FE3-fsd157c12

FSP is Paperless!

We have heard you loud and clear and the FSP will be going paperless (maybe just some paper here and there) this year.


If you want to be in the know on what is going on this year, and not miss any important news, be sure sign up or check out one or more of the below:


EMAIL - Sign up to be on the FSP email list and be in the know on what is happening with FSP and how you can be involved in our various events and activities. Send an email to fsp157c@gmail.com or complete a Contact Us Sheet found under FSP Information on our website (www.fsp157c.org)


FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/FamilySchoolPartnership157c


INSTAGRAM - Follow us at fsp157c


NEWSLETTERS - Our newsletter links are sent out via the District on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month (unless there is a holiday). They are also sent out by all three schools at the beginning of each month. Click on our link and see all the news!


WEBSITE - check out our website at www.fsp157c.org

Check out the FSP Website

The FSP website is full of great information about FSP and upcoming events. Go check it out at www.FSP157c.org.


If you have any questions, issues or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to the FSP directly at fsp157c@gmail.com .

About 157-c Family School Partnership (FSP)

We are the 157c Parent Teacher Organization. We are non-profit. We provide free family events as well as parent support, teacher appreciation, assembly funds, and curriculum enrichment. All parents with students in 157c are encouraged to help us. We can only do as much as we can with the volunteers that help. If you prefer not to support our fundraisers you can always support us by donating to our un-fundraiser. You can do this via Rev-Trak under FSP.

http://fsd157c.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=8

FSP meets monthly on the first Tuesday.

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November 19, 2019 Booster E-Blast