Lions Park Paw Prints

Letter from the Principal

Dear Lions Park Families,

I hope your families enjoyed the spring break. We enjoyed a trip to Washington DC and then several days of relaxing and getting organized at home. I feel rejuvenated and ready to enjoy these last two months of school. While there are only eight weeks left, there are still many important learning experiences and special events ahead of us.

Please encourage your children to maintain a strong work ethic and focus on learning, even as the weather improves. We will continue providing learning experiences until the end of the year, and it is important that students continue to participate in class, complete homework and study for quizzes/tests.

As our staff continues the important work of this school year, we are also preparing for the 2023-2024 school year. One important upcoming task will be sectioning students into classes for the new year.

Sections are created according the the following criteria:

  • Strengths and areas of need are considered for each child.

  • Some students are clustered by these strengths and/or areas of need to enable push in or pull out support.

  • Social and emotional needs are noted and an attempt is made to balance the number of students needing support in these areas among the classrooms.

  • We try to balance the number of boys and girls in each class.

We welcome your input into this process by inviting you fill out this form. Please do not feel obligated to share input. The teachers have wonderful insight into the needs of their students, and are a critical part of this process. If you choose to share your thoughts, please include information about your child's learning style and the type of learning environment you feel will be the best match for your child's style. You may also include students you feel are or are not an asset to your child's learning environment. If there is a particular child you do not want your child to be sectioned with next year, it is important to submit a form stating this. We do not automatically separate students who have had conflicts. We do not guarantee that we can honor every request, but we seriously consider all input that is provided. Because of the complexity of the process, we do not accept requests for particular teachers, and requests for a particular teacher will not be honored.

While classroom teachers and specialists are involved in this process, it is important that you submit any input you have via this form, so that I am aware in case changes need to be made over the summer when the teachers are not working. Furthermore, pertinent information will be shared with teachers, but the specific form responses will be read only by me and Mrs. Grzybek, our assistant principal.

Please complete and submit this form no later than May 1st, if you wish to provide input. I assure you that our staff takes this task very seriously and puts a great deal of time and thought into creating the most balanced sections for the following year. We appreciate your support as we make our plans.

As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.


Katie Kelly


Lions Park School


Planning for the 2023-24 school year is underway. If your child will not be returning to Lions Park for the 2023-24 school year, please call the school office at (847) 394-7330 or email Mrs. Rizzo at

Also, if you have moved during the present (2022-23) school year, please contact the office with the new address information.


Thursday, April 6 - Board of Ed Closed Session Meeting, 7 p.m.

Friday, April 7 - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, April 12 - PTO Special Lunch

Thursday, April 13 - 5th Grade Musical, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 20 - Board of Ed Meeting, 7 p.m. @FV

Friday, April 21 - Early Dismissal @ 11:50 a.m. (NO PM KIDS CORNER)

Tuesday, April 25 - Ed Foundation Meeting, 7 p.m. @ FV

Wednesday, April 26 - PTO Capannari's Coolest School, 4 p.m.

Friday, April 28 - 5th Grade Dance, 6 p.m. @ LP