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Letter from the PTO
Dear Lions Park Families,
It is hard to believe that we are just a week away from winter break! The PTO is thrilled to be able to successfully bring back in person events this year. In November, we had the Turkey Shoot which had a wonderful turn out and we were able to donate many items to the Mount Prospect food pantry. A huge thank you to Molly Wintermute and Lorilee Marling for putting this event together, and thank you to all the families who attended and volunteered at the event. We look forward to upcoming events in 2022!
Next Wednesday, December 15, the Lions Park chorus is hosting a family holiday sing along. The PTO is excited to share that we will be providing hot cocoa for families who attend the event. We would love to see many families there to take part in this festive event before we celebrate the holidays. Thank you to Mrs. Koehlinger for all her hard work with these students and for making this happen!
As a reward to the Lions Park students for doing such an amazing job this year raising money for the Roar & Run, they will be treated to an in school assembly on Friday December 17. The PTO is so excited to have Matt Wilhelm come and perform his amazing BMX Biking skills for the students. For more info, check out his website: https://mattwilhelm.com/. Thank you again for the support during our fundraiser, we couldn’t have done this without your support.
The updated Lions Park directory is now available to all families who signed up for PTO membership.
● If you are new to Lions Park or Directory Spot AND signed up to be a PTO member: You should have received an email with instructions on how to set up your Directory Spot password to receive access to the directory.
● If you have used Directory Spot in the past AND signed up to be a 2021-22 PTO member: Open your Directory Spot app, log in, and you are good to go!
If you have not signed up, visit this link: https://lionsparkpto.com/product/pto-family-membership/
We are excited to announce that the PTO is now having in person meetings. We will be meeting in the Staff Lounge at Lions Park. We welcome all parents to attend to find out more about the PTO.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Next PTO Meeting: Monday January 3, 2022 at 7pm
If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mallory Reyes and Monica Janiczek
Lions Park PTO Presidents
PTO board members:
● Co-Presidents: Mallory Reyes and Monica Janiczek
● Co-Vice Presidents: Patty Susmarski and Sarah Deitch
● Treasurer: Jackie Foley
● Secretary: Emme Higgason
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DATES TO REMEMBER
Wednesday, December 15 - Chorus Community Singalong, 6:30 p.m. @ LP Courtyard
Thursday, December 16 - Board of Ed Meeting, 7 p.m. @ FV
Monday, December 20-Sunday, January 2 - Winter Break, NO SCHOOL
Monday, January 3 - LP PTO Meeting, 7 p.m.
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MESSAGE FROM THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION
The District 57 Education Foundation is a non-profit organization comprised of Mount Prospect community members whose mission is to raise money to fund grants in the areas of curriculum, wellness, and technology. Grant requests may be written and submitted by district teachers, staff, students, and parents. The grants enrich the educational experiences of all students, helping them to achieve at their highest potential. Funded grants allow teachers to have access to the resources they need to support teaching and learning at Westbrook, Lions Park, Fairview, and Lincoln schools.
Over the years, the Foundation has funded computers, iPads, ELMO projectors, Smartboards, musical instruments, art supplies, fitness equipment, and supplemental reading material - all to enrich our children’s educational experiences. We are currently in a new Grant Request Cycle. A description of the grant request submission process and form is located within the Grants section of our website at https://www.57edfoundation.org
Grant requests are due by 12/17/2021 to the Ed Foundation at email@example.com
Parent community members who are interested in submitting a grant request should contact the school principal to which the grant will benefit. The Ed Foundation will review all requests at our February meeting. Please contact the Ed Foundation Grant team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thank you for your continuous support of the D57 Education Foundation.