Family School Partnership News

Your 157c Parent Teacher Organization

The Holidays Are Here!

Remind 101 FOR 157c Booster Events!

If you would like that extra reminder via text the day of or the night before you can now sign up for the 157c Boosters Remind 101. This will include reminders for Booster events like Hot Lunch as well as Family Nights and Fundraisers. To get these reminders please send a text with the following: @157cb to: 81010

FSP has had a very busy month so far. Manna Gift Card Sale, Fall Family Fun Night and Parent/Teacher Conference Dinner have just finished up. Thank You to everyone who participated.

Coming in December is our Holiday Shop, Dine and Donate with Panera and the remainder of our Dine and Donate with Chili's.

What's Going On?

157c Holiday Night with Holiday Shop Coming December 8th at 5:30pm

This year FSP will be running Holiday Shop ONE EVENING only. This will be an entire district event with shopping available at Grand Prairie (but all district students are welcome to come). Holiday Shop provides little students an opportunity to shop on their own for their family. We have low cost items that range from 25 cents to $15. In addition to the Holiday Shop we will have some fun activities going on. A photo booth and crafts are in the plan. Watch for more details to come out soon!

If you want to volunteer to help the planning committee please contact Corrie Gleason at

WE NEED LOTS OF VOLUNTEERS TO HELP THE CHILDREN! Please see the Volunteer Opportunities and SignUp Genius link below.

Dine and Donate Going On At Chili's until December 16th!

Dine and Donate is a fundraiser where we coordinate a date with a local business and then publicize it to all of our 157c families. The families then go in and get dinner, desserts, snacks, etc on that day. A percent of the sales for that day or days will go to the FSP. So, since we know everyone eats, and we picked great places, we think it will be a great success.

Our current Dine and Donate is with Chili's. You have a whole month! Stop by November 16th - December 16th and grab a bite to eat. You can go more than once too. The number they need to know is 99999000007115. There are 5 local Chili's that you can go to, New Lenox, Orland Park, Shorewood, Chicago Ridge, and Homer Glen.

Watch for a flyer coming out before the Holiday Break for the Panera Dine and Donate. This event will be December 20th and 21st.

Looking ahead we will have Dine and Donate events as follows:

January - Chipotle

We will continue to send out flyers for each event and place them on the virtual backpack as well. Thank You for your support.

Manna Gift Card Sale

Thank You to everyone who participated in the fall sale. We sold over $31,000 in gift cards and raised over $1,800. This will help fund all our FREE Family Fun Nights coming up.

If you did not pick up your order during Parent/Teacher Conferences please contact the school office (of your youngest child) and see when you can go in and pick them up. A parent must sign for the gift cards when picking them up because of the large dollar values.

FALL FAMILY FUN NIGHT - An Evening of Fun and Games

We had soo much fun at Fall Family Fun Night. Did you? The kids were playing lots of Fun Fair Games, Bingo, and giant Inflatable Human Foosball. The night also had a great Game Show put on by the Game Show Gurus for all the families to participate in.

Thank You to Everyone Who Volunteered to work this event!

Parent - Teacher Conference Dinner For The Teachers

Thank You to all the parents that contributed to the teacher's dinner! It is always a nice treat for the teachers to have some good food during a long day of conferences.

Exploration Night - To Space and Beyond Coming January 26th, 2017!

Exploration Night this year will have a Space theme. Details are being finalized and we hope to have them ready for you before Winter break. Some things to expect include, Stars, Planets, Robotics, and Rockets! Its going to be a great night. Save the Date!

Hot Lunch and Smoothie Sales

We would like to apologize one more time for the confusion with the Hot Lunch at Chelsea on November 15th. We had the correct list of students but the vendor used an old copy of the menu schedule. Unfortunately by the time the error was caught the food was already brought in to the school. Students received Chicken sandwiches instead of Mostaccioli. The error was corrected so Hickory Creek and Grand Prairie received the Mostaccioli as planned. An e-mail and Facebook post was sent out through the FSP pages as soon as the volunteers got done serving at school.

FSP has Smoothies this month:

December 2nd at Chelsea

December 9th at Hickory Creek

December 16th at Grand Prairie

FSP has Hot Lunches this month:

December 20th (Hamburger) at Chelsea

December 21st (Hamburger) at Hickory Creek

December 22nd (Hamburger) at Grand Prairie

Please remember to check your Rev-Trak receipts. All hot lunch sales will be done through the 157c website on RevTrak. No paper forms will be used this year. The Rev-Trak site will allow credit card or check payments.

December hot lunch and smoothie sales are now closed.

You can still buy future lunches on-line as long as you purchase them by the 15th of the month before. For example any January hot lunch or smoothie needs to be purchased by December 15th.

You can find the entire hot lunch and smoothie schedule with the menus and booster that is sponsoring that lunch on the 157c website.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer badge pictures were taken on Picture Day. If you missed this date please call the school office and see if they have someone available to take your picture the next time you are coming in. Having a badge makes it easier to get checked in and the school doesn't have to print the paper badge each time.

Holiday Night Volunteers

We are looking for parents and high school students to help with the Holiday Night. We will need help with ringing up the students' purchases in the Holiday Shop and wrapping the gifts with them. We will also have some crafts and a photo booth that will need some volunteers. This event is for all 157c not just Grand Prairie Students. If you can help out please see what is available in the signup genius link below.


Hickory Creek uses parent volunteers to take care of the much needed copying at school. If you are interested in helping out please go to the signup genius link below to see the days and times needed.

Hot Lunch Distribution SIGNUP GENIUS LINKS

FSP sells Hot Lunches and Smoothies in order to raise funds during the year. We need volunteers to help us distribute the lunches/smoothies to the students. The links below are to the SignUp Genius pages for each FSP Hot Lunch or Smoothie Day.

Regular Lunch Volunteers at Grand Prairie and Chelsea

FSP is no longer coordinating the day to day scheduling of regular lunch volunteers. The signup genius links for these schools can be found in the monthly newsletter for the appropriate school. Thank You for your support!

Next FSP Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 9:30am

10480 Nebraska Street

Frankfort, IL

Everyone is welcome to come to the FSP meeting. This is where we discuss upcoming events and hot topics. The FSP Board is always present as well as the 157c Superintendent, Grand Prairie Principal, Chelsea Principal, and Hickory Creek Principal.

Your input is encouraged. We hold two meetings a year in the evening to allow working parents to join in.

About 157-c Family School Partnership (FSP)

We are the 157c Parent Teacher Organization. We are non-profit. We provide free family events as well as parent support, teacher appreciation, assembly funds, and curriculum enrichment. All parents with students in 157c are encouraged to help us. We can only do as much as we can with the volunteers that help. If you prefer not to support our fundraisers you can always support us by donating to our un-fundraiser. You can do this via Rev-Trak under FSP.

FSP meets monthly on the first Tuesday.

School Calendars

Since changes may be made to the calendars, please remember to update you iCal file periodically.

November 21st E-Blast & December 2016 Newsletter