Family School Partnership News

Your 157c Parent Teacher Organization


Our first meeting is September 6th. Come join us for a meet and greet with a little bit of business squeezed in. Check out the details below.

Welcome to all the new families that have joined 157c this year. We hear that there are a lot. This is so exciting for 157c. FSP is proud to start another year. This year we are working to improve on the great things that we do. We are adding back our Fall Family Night and Dine and Donate events in addition to a new Earth Day Clothing Drive and 157c Joliet Slammers Night!

If you ever have a suggestion or want to join in and help please contact us. The FSP is a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization that works with the District 157c schools and families to provide fun and exciting things to our students, teachers, and families. We work as one to provide for all students in 157c at all 3 schools. All our contact information is listed below. Be sure to catch our Facebook page.

The first hot lunches of the year will be provided by FSP. The dates are September 13th at Chelsea, 14th at Hickory Creek, and 15th at Grand Prairie.

What's Going On?

Back to School Coffee

FSP added a little excitement to the teacher's first official day by supplying a coffee bar for their enjoyment to go along with a Continental Breakfast that was provided by the district. Water, Tea, and Crystal Light was also provided for those non-coffee drinkers.

Curriculum Nights

FSP has been at all the Curriculum Nights did you see us? FSP has a table at each Curriculum Night to provide information about who we are and what we do. Please stop by, say Hi, and get some information. If you missed us, please feel free to e-mail us at
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Back To SChool Bash

Yes, we were there. FSP got a chance to meet some new families that are coming into the district, gather some new volunteers, and let people know what are plans are for the year. It was a warm night, but we had a nice spot in the shade!

Hot Lunch and Smoothie Sales

You can purchase your hot lunches and smoothies for the 2016/2017 school year now.

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.

THE BUY ALL OPTION AND SEPTEMBER SALES ARE 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 October lunch or smoothie needs to be purchased by September 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.

Even the on-line sale process has manual steps and mistakes are possible. If you are concerned about your child getting a lunch that you have paid for then just put a copy of their REV-TRAK receipt in their back pack.

Spirit Wear Sales will end Sept. 13th

157c Spirit Wear has been on display at Meet and Greets and Curriculum Nights. Have you seen it? We have short sleeve, long sleeve, warm cotton, and dry fit. Sizes are available for kids and adults. Selections are for students, parents, and staff!

We will be doing on-line sales this year through our new vendor's website as well as order forms if you prefer. You can place your orders today! Log into, select 157c and enter the passcode FSP16. The deadline to place an order is September 13th. Orders will be delivered to the students in school. For Spirit Wear order questions please e-mail:

Book Fairs Are Coming In October

Fall Book Fairs will be in October at each school. We will host 4 days of sales during the school day as well as an evening family night event. Hickory Creek Book Fair will be October 11th - 14th. Grand Prairie Book Fair will be October 18th - 21st. Chelsea Book Fair will be October 25th - 28th. Volunteers will be needed. See the Signup links coming soon.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers can get a badge made on Picture Day, Tuesday, September 6th. If you miss 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.

Hot Lunch Distribution

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.

Spirit Wear Display & Sales Table

FSP needs help with the display and sales of Spirit Wear at each school for Meet and Greet and Curriculum Nights. Please consider helping work the table for a shift or two. You would be helping parents find items and make purchases.


FSP has put the Fall Family Fun Night back on the calendar for 2016. We are looking for volunteers to help with some planning as well as running the event. If you are interested please contact FSP at If you filled out the green Volunteer Form then we have your information and will be contacting you.

Next FSP Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 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. Our first meeting will include a meet and greet where you can mingle a little and meet new people as well as a few business issues we have to get done.

School Calendars

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

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.

September 5th, 2016 E-Blast