Family School Partnership News

Your 157c Parent Teacher Organization

Do you like what we've been doing? Please consider joining!

FSP is the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) for our 157c school district. All our events are run by parent volunteers. We can't do this without you! Please consider coming to our next meeting on February 7th at 9:30am at Grand Prairie. We will be discussing current plans as well as brainstorming for next year. Bring new ideas and a fresh set of eyes. Your input and involvement will help FSP grow for our children.

What's Going On?

Family Fitness and Nutrition Night - Your Amazing Pace! Coming Friday, February 24th

Family Fitness and Nutrition Night is coming on February 24th, 2017 with lots of great Fitness activities to get you going at your own pace. This year our theme is "Your Amazing Pace!" Families will race through the halls of Grand Prairie and participate in activities including, family vs family relays, CrossFit, HIIT boot camp style exercises, Zumba, Yoga paint, super food stations, planting and more. After all legs of the race are complete, there will be surprises including medals for the first 350 finishers and more! We hope to see you there!

We will need volunteers to help throughout the night. Please see the sign up genius link for what we need help with.

Manna Gift Card Spring Sale Starts February 10th!

Start saving up because it's time to stock up on those gift cards for all your shopping and giving needs. Order forms will be coming home around February 8th so that you can see all the opportunities to shop for gift cards. Remember you are getting exactly what you pay for and that is why we love this program.

The final cutoff for orders will be March 1st.

Gift Cards will be distributed to you on March 14th at Grand Prairie Book Fair Family Night.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the chair people:

Grand Prairie and On-Line Ordering

Meghan Brown -


Victoria Lanigan -

Hickory Creek

Laurie Nicholson -

Rebecca Caudill Celebration Volunteers Needed

Hickory Creek students have been reading the Caudill books all year. Our Caudill Voting Celebration is scheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2017 and we need your help to make it a success! Please use the link below to sign up to volunteer for this fun after-school literacy event!

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

Exploration Night - To Space and Beyond

Thank You to everyone who came out and participated in this wonderful event. We hope you had a great time. We truly appreciate all the volunteers who gave some time to make the evening so wonderful. We have lots of pictures so check them out on the event FB page.

Here is a link to our event FB page:

Dine and Donate

We raised over $1,000 with our Chipotle fundraiser! Thank You!

Our next Dine and Donate is coming up February 6th at Texas Roadhouse.

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

April 12th - Buffalo Wild Wings

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

Around the World coming up Thursday, March 9th

If you were wondering "Where did Holidays Around the World go this year????" We haved moved-

THURSDAY, MARCH 9th with a new NAME!

Please save the date - Thursday, March 9th at Hickory Creek Middle School for our Annual "AROUND THE WORLD" - we invite our country participants and family and friends to join us in celebrating our diverse district WITHOUT the DECEMBER holiday pressure and hopefully better weather!!

Interested in participating/volunteering please contact:

Kris McGuire 847-483-4133

Hana Yassin

Lauren Wander

Book Fairs are Coming in March!

Our spring book fairs are coming this March.

March 7th - 10th is Hickory Creek

March 14th - 17th is Grand Prairie

March 20th - 23rd is Chelsea

Yes, we will be looking for volunteers to help!

Here are the signup genius links:

Grand Prairie


Hickory Creek

Hot Lunch and Smoothie Sales

FSP has Hot Lunches this month:

February 14th at Chelsea

February 15th at Hickory Creek

February 16th at Grand Prairie

February 28th at Chelsea

FSP has Smoothies this month:

February 3rd at Chelsea

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.

February 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 March hot lunches or smoothies need to be purchased by February 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

First of all, THANK YOU to all who volunteer to help our schools and the Family School Partnership. Caring adults have an important and lasting impact on children's lives and educations, and we're lucky to have so many caring adults in our schools!

Volunteers for Family Fitness and Nutrition Night - Friday, February 24th

Many hands make light work. If you could give 90 minutes of your time to help run a station it will make the night so much better. Please take a look at the Sign Up Genius link to see where we need the help.


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


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Grand Prairie Gold/Green Lunchroom

Grand Prairie Purple Lunchroom


Next FSP Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 7th, 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.

February Monthly School Newsletters

and February 6th, 2017 Booster E-Blast