Cherokee Newsletter 10.7.22
Sept 16, 2022
October 7, 2022
A Message from the Principal
Dear Cherokee Families,
This week as I am mentally and physically preparing to run the Chicago marathon on Sunday, I have been thinking about how much the marathon is a metaphor for so many things in life, particularly with our children. The journey for our children through school truly is a marathon and not a sprint. As a parent, we all want our children to make it to the finish line and be successful and happy in life. Our children may get there at different paces and they may need different supports along the way. Sometimes that can be hard as a parent as we want them to be at the same place as everyone else. It can be difficult to watch our children struggle at times. So the next time our child is not where we hoped they would be with their reading, or is not getting the math strategy as easily as we would want, let’s remember that learning is a marathon and not a sprint. Through hard work, keeping a positive attitude, giving their 100%, and sticking with it will get our children to the finish line at their personal best.
I had many children come up to me and tell me they are going to watch me run on TV and they can’t wait for me to win the marathon. I sure hope I will not disappoint!!
Have a great long weekend!!
A couple of highlights for special attention:
Please remember that all car riders for morning arrival must be dropped off at the front office drive. For safety purposes please do not drop off in the back circle off Greenwood Avenue or the staff parking lot by the back playground.
Review all of the important upcoming events
Read about the happenings in the IRC
School-Wide Reading Incentives
Each month the IRC will host a school-wide reading incentive. Students will earn a small prize if they complete that month’s reading incentive criteria. They will also be entered into a raffle to win books and other prizes each month they participate in the reading incentive. The goal of this incentive is to help increase students’ reading interest, grow their knowledge and vocabulary, as well as reward them for their hard work. Each month we will have a different activity to participate in. This is completely optional. If you have any questions, please contact us. We can’t wait to see what you read! Happy Reading!
Grades 3-4 October Book Bingo
Grades K-2 October Book Bingo
Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Celebrate your love of books this October by decorating a pumpkin to represent a book or book character. This can be done as a fun family activity.
Pumpkin Contest Details
District 67 Closed Campuses
With the safety and security of our school community in mind, Superintendent Montgomery has determined that, effective immediately, all District 67 buildings and grounds will be closed to unauthorized visitors during school hours. Please contact your building principal with questions.
Printing from Student iPads at Home
Update on printing! Students are now able to print from their iPads at home if AirPrint is part of your home printer. Printing will not be accessible at school unless it has been shared with a teacher.
Upcoming Parent Event on Community Housing for Young Adults with Disabilities
Please use this link to view information regarding an upcoming event on Housing Options for Young Adults with Disabilities. Parents should RSVP for the virtual event by completing the linked Google Form: https://forms.gle/L1WvSCTRhMhEGgkK8
Lake Forest & Lake Bluff Community Safety Series
Join the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff Policy Departments and the District 65, 67, and 115 Parent Organizations for a new event series to educate parents and adult community members about important safety topics. The first event is on Tuesday, October 18 – The Role of the School Resource Officer – starting at 7:00PM in the Deer Path Gym.
The Great Full Market
School Districts 65, 67, and 115 will co-host the second annual Great Full Market with Beacon Place and Quest Food Management Services on Sunday, October 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Great Full Market is a free farmers market and family festival for residents of Waukegan. The event will take place on the grounds of Beacon Place located at 603 S. McAlister Ave. in Waukegan.
Hosted this year on World Food Day, the event provides members of the Waukegan community the opportunity to pick up fresh produce, dry goods such as beans and rice, and other pantry items, all at no cost. Families can also enjoy hot chocolate, churros, and activities including soccer, Lotería, face painting, and crafts led by Lake Forest and Lake Bluff students.
Volunteer for the Great Full Market
We are looking for adult volunteers to set up and assist families during the market, and students who are excited about playing soccer, handing out hot chocolate, assisting with the market activities, and facilitating Loteria with kids while their parents shop. We expect there to be about 200 families present with about 500 individuals being served on that day.
Please review the available slots on this form, and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!
Donate to the Great Full Market
If you would like to make a monetary donation to support The Great Full Market, please use the QR code at right, or visit visit our website.
Food Service News
Submit Your Recipe – You May be Featured on a Future Menu!
For other events and information, please visit the Food Services page of the website.
APT News and Events
Be sure to check your child’s folder to register for Spookfest! Please send back your forms and checks by October 14th.
We need lots of help to make our Spookfest parties successful! Please see the sign up link below:
- Wednesday, October 12th - Visiting Author, Aaron Reynolds is coming to Cherokee and will present to all of the students throughout the day!!
- Tuesday, October 18th from 7:00-8:00pm at Deer Path Middle School - Community Safety Series: The SRO’s Roles
- Wednesday, October 19th at 9:30am - October Cherokee APT meeting
- Thursday, October 20th - Picture Retake Day
- Friday, October 21st - SPOOKFEST! K-2: 5:00-6:00PM and 3-4: 6:30-7:30PM
- Friday, November 18th - Donuts with Grownups! Details coming soon.
Have a great weekend!
Cherokee APT President 2022-2024
Spirit News and Events
Did you miss the “Opening Doors for Education” Home and Garden Tour this year? Follow the Spirit of 67 Foundation on Instagram and Facebook to see all of the gorgeous photos that tell the story of the day or visit the Cherokee homepage!
We feel immensely grateful to all of our guests and raffle participants, to all of our partners, sponsors, food providers, florists and interior designers who made the day a success, to the musicians who set the cheerful mood, to every volunteer (there were more than 80!) for generously sharing their time and talent, to our district administration that supported, greeted, and shuttled throughout the day, to our Spirit of 67 Board for their diligent work in attending to every detail, to Courtney Turner, her Special Events team and Home Tour Committee who worked all summer long to make it all possible and especially to our generous homeowners for graciously welcoming us to their homes to help us raise funds for our students!
The amount of funds raised is still under review, but all funds raised by the Spirit of 67 are re-invested in our students’ via curriculum-aligned grants that enhance their overall experience in District 67!
In fact, one grant will be enjoyed next week when beloved New York Times bestselling author, Aaron Reynolds visits Cherokee (Monday), Everett (Tuesday) and Sheridan (Wednesday).
Community Programs and Events
Visit the Green Backpack or the front page of your school website to view the latest programs offered in our community.
New this week...
Monday, Oct. 10th CROYA is taking a 7th & 8th grade trip to Fright Fest Great America! Limited space available. More information and the Fright Fest permission slip can be found on https://croya.com/.
Tricks, Treats, Dance, Athletics and more! The Rec's Halloween spirit is in full haunt mode and we are excited to jump into October! It's not too late to register for fall. We have several programs that still have openings - VIEW THE PROGRAM GUIDE or REGISTER NOW!
LFHS Boys Feeder Basketball Tryouts are November 1, 3 and 5 for boys in grades 5-8
475 E. Cherokee Rd.
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045