Family School Partnership News

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Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 24th - 28th

FSP cannot run with out the volunteers that help! Thank You to everyone that helped this year.

FSP is hosting a reception on April 28th for those that have given their time this year to support an FSP event. An E-vite has gone out to those we have listed from signup genius but if we missed you please send an e-mail to so that we can make sure you are on the guest list. Include in the e-mail your name and the event(s) you volunteered at.

What's Going On?

Earth Day Donation Drive is this week!

Are you ready for Spring Cleaning? Start saving all those unwanted clothing and household items.

FSP will be holding a Donation Drive to collect unwanted items like clothing, bedding, towels, shoes, accessories, books, and small household items. Drop off your items on Saturday, April 22nd at Grand Prairie and we will take them to Savers to be recycled. If you can't make it on Saturday you will have the opportunity to drop off items on the 20th and 21st at all three schools.

This is a fundraiser and FSP will raise funds based on the amount that we collect. As always, FSP funds raised go to the FREE events we do for our 157C families and school district.

We will need some extra volunteers to help us move around all the donations.

Here is the signup genius to volunteer:

Please contact our Co-chairpersons Desiree Lavin (, Laura Blakely ( or Jeannie Simonetti (, if you have any questions.

Ticket Requests for the Slammers Game are Due May 15th

Tickets are on sale for our 157C Night at the Joliet Slammers Game. Tickets for registered 157C students and teachers are FREE. Come on out and enjoy a fun game with your 157C friends. The Joliet Slammers will be playing the Windy City Thunderbolts. Game time is 7:05pm. You must submit an order form even though the tickets are FREE. At least one adult ticket must purchased on the order form with any FREE student orders.

The information flyer and ticket order form were sent out in every child's backpack but can also can be found on the 157C website under Virtual backpack.

Payment will be by check to FSP157C. Orders and payment should be in an envelope, turned in to your student's teacher no later than May 15th.

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8th - 12th and we are planning some pampering

We love our 157C teachers so much and we want to show them a lot of appreciation for what they do. May 8th - 12th FSP will be spoiling the teachers with some extra special pampering. We are looking for parents to help with this. We need some extra bodies for certain daily activities and we need some donations for some of the special treats and meals. If you are available to help please contact the building chairperson that you would like to volunteer at. If you are able to send in some donations, please check out the signup genius links below for what we are looking for. Thank You for helping us show some appreciation to our teachers!

Grand Prairie Chairperson:

Venus Shelton -

Chelsea Chairperson:

Angela Miller -

Hickory Creek Chairperson:

Cindy Blau -

Grand Prairie SignUp Genius for donation items

Chelsea SignUp Genius for donation items

Hickory Creek SignUp Genius for donation items

Creative Arts Showcase was a Great time to "Celebrate the Art in You"

The Creative Arts Showcase was held on Thursday, April 6th, 5:30pm - 8pm at Grand Prairie.

We had lots of students demonstrating their talents from signing and dancing to creating and coloring. A caricature artist was on hand to draw images of the students, a sand artist created a giant octopus in front of the building, and down home guitars was playing and teaching students with instruments. It was a wonderful night.

Thank You to all the families and students that submitted artwork and participated in the event.

Dine and Donate

We had our last Dine and Donate event of the year at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Thank You for your support all year!

Remind 101 FOR 157c Booster Events - Have you signed up?

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

Planning for 2017 - 2018 is underway

Did you have a great year? We hope so! If you want to help us from the start with our planning for next year please feel free to contact us. Our new board has been elected and you can contact any one of us.

Tina Kohler - President

Desiree Lavin - Co-VicePresident

Laura Blakely - Co-VicePresident

Georgette Kristin - Treasurer

Theresa Larkin - Secretary

Hot Lunch and Smoothie Sales

FSP has Hot Lunches this month:

April 18th at Chelsea

April 19th at Hickory Creek

April 20th at Grand Prairie

FSP has Smoothies this month:

April 7th at Chelsea

April 21st at Hickory Creek

April 28th 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.

April 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 MAY AND JUNE hot lunches or smoothies need to be purchased by April 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 Appreciation Week is April 23rd - April 29th!

Thank You to all the volunteers that are part of the Family School Partnership!


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 are below. Thank You for your support!


Grand Prairie Gold/Green Lunchroom

Grand Prairie Purple Lunchroom



Grand Prairie Gold/Green Lunchroom

Grand Prairie Purple Lunchroom


Next FSP Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, May 2nd, 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.

April 17th, 2017 Booster E-Blast