Lions Park Remote Learning Update

Letter from the PTO

Dear Lions Park Families,

We are still looking to fill the following open positions for the year. If we cannot find volunteers, these committees may not be able to take place.

  • Leaping into Literature Chair: There are opportunities to coordinate this committee virtually. If you have a love for literature, please contact us.

  • 5th Grade Social Connections/Activities Chair and Co-Chair: These chairs would start out working with our Social Connections committee to host fun virtual events. In the Spring, we are hopeful the direction will be to plan Fairview/Lions Park 5th Grade activities in partnership with the Fairview chairs as in years past.

  • 2nd Grade Social Connection Chairs and Co-Chair: These chairs will work with our Social Connections committee to host fun virtual events and in person events when feasible.

The PTO sent out grade level surveys for our Social Connections Committee from our PTO gmail account. Please complete a survey for your student so we know what types of activities to plan! The survey links are listed below as well. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please reach out to: Vicki Chung -, Patty Susmarski –, or Zhaleh Pylawka –

Social Connections Survey Links

2nd Grade -

3rd Grade -

4th Grade -

5th Grade -

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at

At this time, PTO meetings will be held via zoom. Please see below for the ongoing zoom meeting link and next meeting. The meeting agenda is attached to this newsletter or can be found at:

PTO Meeting Zoom Link:

Next PTO Meeting: October 5 at 8pm


Molly Wintermute and Monica Janiczek

Lions Park PTO Presidents

PTO board members:

  • Co-presidents: Molly Wintermute and Monica Janiczek
  • Co-vice presidents: Mariya Thomas and Patty Susmarski
  • Treasurer: Jackie Foley
  • Secretary: Open


Friday, October 9 - Early Dismissal at 11:50 a.m. (NO PM KIDS CORNER)

Monday, October 12 - NO SCHOOL, Columbus Day

Video from Ms. Kelly

Please click on this link to show your child a video from Ms. Kelly.


Dear District 57 Community:

As you are aware, District 57 will be starting the school year with remote learning. Quest Food Management Services is busy reopening the kitchen and making modifications to the program to ensure safe serving. The menu has been modified and will include pre-packed meals for distribution for each school in District 57. Cold entrees will be offered; you will also have the choice to pre order a la carte items.

Although there will be modifications to the “way” we serve our food during this time, we want to assure you that the quality of “what” we serve will not change. We will be preparing meals daily, from fresh, high quality ingredients that adhere to Quest’s Food Philosophy. Modifications to the way we serve are outlined below:

Pre- Ordering with My Meal Order
Quest has made modifications to ensure your meal is served in the safest and freshest way possible. Because meals will be primarily served in a remote environment, the District is using an online ordering system (My Meal Order). Below are the steps for ordering weekly A la carte options.

Starting Tuesday September 8th the entire district will have the capability to order lunch and A la Carte items off of a new ordering platform.

• Please create an account with My Meal Order – Instruction attached. This will allow you to select the daily meals and/or a la carte options.

• Meal orders must be submitted by Thursday at Midnight for the next week.

• You will be required to create an account and transactions will happen at the point of order.

• It is highly recommended that the “low balance” notification is set up for your My Meal order account to ensure continuous food service. Insufficient funds will result in delayed ordering and may result in your order for the next week not being processed.

• First orders will be due September 8th at midnight for meal distribution on Tuesday the 15th and Thursday the 17th.

Meal Distribution
Meal Distribution will take place at Lincoln Middle School in D57 between 11:10-12:50pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week

• Orders for Tuesdays will be picked up Tuesday at Lincoln Middle School

• Orders for Thursday will be picked up Thursday at Lincoln Middle School

• Meals will be labeled with the student’s name and ID number

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Quest’s District Manager, Anthony Ferrazzuolo, at or, Food Service Director at District 57. Donna Niesen at

Tardies, Absences and Early Dismissals

If your child will be missing any portion of the school day (8:50-11:50 and 12:50-3:20), it is important that you report the absence to the Lions Park office at (847)394-7330 or by using the form on our website. We appreciate your cooperation!

Technology Issues

Although technology can work well, there are times when it just does not work correctly. Teachers will not be available to respond to emails during instructional times. Instead, please submit a Remote Learning Technology Support form by clicking here. Once submitted, someone from our District Technology Team will contact you to provide assistance.

If you experience a technical issue, please follow these steps to troubleshoot the problem:

  • Restart the Chromebook (make sure it turns all the way off before turning back on).

  • Quit any unused applications.

  • Sign out of an application if it's not working, and sign back in.

  • Move closer to your internet router if you are experiencing connectivity issues.

  • Turn off any accessibility features i.e., contrast mode, special cursor that may be set on the Chromebook. These can cause applications to run slow.