FOC: Friends Of Cleveland 10.4.21


On behalf of the Friends of Cleveland, we wanted to extend a MASSIVE THANK YOU to the students, teachers, staff, neighborhood, Cardinal Crew volunteers, and parent community for making the 2021 Red Bird Hustle a huge success!

On Friday, our school ran over 10,500 laps! That is almost 400 miles! What a huge accomplishment!

Pledging is still open until Friday, 10/8 so if you would like to donate or pledge for your student, you can register on or use this link: (Don't forget to check if your employer matches non-profit donations!- you could double your impact!) All proceeds are going to fund a music enrichment program for Cleveland students!


We had a two-way tie for grades with the highest registration rates!!! Both grades will receive a Pizza Party and Ice Cream Party!!!!

  • CONGRATS TO 4th & 2nd Grade!!! Thank you so much to Ms Olson/ Ms Tivers/ Ms Wyatt/ Ms West for your support!!!
  • Ms Olson's class also Knocked the MOST SPIRITED class award out of the park!!! We will have extra goodies for you during your party!! #1 #1
  • We gave away 24 Target Gift cards/Free slushie coupons for our top student runners as well!


  • Ms Dwyer
  • Ms Tivers
  • Ms Slattery
  • Mr Boettjer
  • Ms Carrabotta
  • Ms Watson
  • Ms Olson
  • Ms Bridges

Your choice of prizes will be available tomorrow in the office!!!

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR AN AWESOME DAY!!! Only 320 more days until 2022's Red Bird Hustle Season kicks off, but if you'd like to keep the movement up, we have a Friends of Cleveland complimentary Pilates session this Wednesday on the soccer field! 3:30 pm- 50 min class/ Parents Only, but we will have volunteers watching children on the playground! SIGN UP HERE!


Wednesday, October 6:

*Pilates on the Cleveland Field at 3:30pm

*Celebrate Cleveland 2022 Kick Off Meeting 7:30pm

- Join the zoom HERE

Friday, October 8:

*Last day to get Pledges for the Red Bird Hustle.

Monday, October 11:

*No School

Tuesday, October 12:

*FOC Staff Appreciation Meeting at 5:30pm in the Cleveland caffeteria

Thursday, October 14:

*Friends Of Cleveland Board Meeting 5:30pm in the Cleveland caffeteria

Friday, October 15:

*BAC Meeting 8:30am

Thursday, October 21

*PPLC Meeting 3:15pm

*LSC Meeting 5:30pm in the Cleveland caffeteria

Friday, October 28:

*Halloween on the Green: Trick or Treat/Family Event on the field from 3-4pm. Candy, Costumes, Games and a Bounce House Maze.

*No Uniform Day

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Celebrate Cleveland Kick-Off Meeting!

What is “Celebrate Cleveland”?

Celebrate Cleveland is an adult-only evening event that will bring parents, teachers, and the community together for what will be our largest fundraiser of the year. With dinner, drinks, dancing, and a silent auction, we raise money for programs and support for Cleveland!

Our goal with every Friends of Cleveland event is to raise funds to help offset the cost of a high-quality public education and expand the impact that Cleveland Elementary has in our school community.

We believe great teachers and administrators build the best schools when they have the resources and
funds they need. We hope you will consider investing in our Chicago neighborhood school by participating in ‘Celebrate Cleveland’.

Please join us for our first planning meeting October 6th via Zoom at 7:30pm!

Topic: Celebrate Cleveland 2022 KICKOFF

Time: Oct 6, 2021 07:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 847 2191 3828

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Complimentary Mat Pilates class this Wednesday, October 6th- at 3:30pm on the Cleveland Elementary soccer field!

FOC is partnering with Club Pilates- North Center to offer a complimentary mat Pilates class Wednesday October 6th- 3:30 on the Cleveland Elementary soccer field! This is for parents/teachers/staff only, but we will have dedicated parents available to watch children if you'd like to bring them along!

Sign up using the below link so we can plan accordingly!

FOC Mat Pilates Sign Up

Important Details:

When? Wednesday, October 6th @ 3:30 pm

Where? Cleveland Elementary - Soccer Field

How long? 50 min class

What do I need to bring? IF you have a mat or towel, feel free to bring! We will have a few extra on hand in case!

What do I need to wear? Gym clothes if possible!

What is Mat Pilates? It's a low-impact exercise regimen that is aimed to improve flexibility by strengthening muscles particularly the torso-stabilizing muscles of the abdomen and lower back.

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