Family School Partnership News

Your 157c Parent Teacher Organization - May 2020 Edition

School is out for summer!

We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe and healthy! School is officially out for summer at the end of the day. It has been a wild ride these last few months, to say the least, but we made it through. Thank you to the teachers, staff, and administrators for helping us navigate during this time. Thank you to all of you! We all had to work through areas not familiar to most of us. There were good days and bad days; easier days and harder days, but the one constant was we were all in it together. Give yourself a great, big hug - you absolutely deserve it!


This will be the last newsletter for the 2019-2020 school year. We will see you all back in August. Wishing you all a safe, healthy, and relaxing summer! Enjoy!

FSP Meeting

Our last FSP meeting was held earlier this month. Thank you to all who attended. We elected the FSP Board for the 2020-2021 school year.


Theresa Larkin - President

Nicole Pacini - Co-Vice President

Lauren Gray - Co-Vice President

Heather Nass - Treasurer

Katie Sweeney - Secretary


We want to thank Desiree Lavin for her service on the FSP Board as Vice President and Co-President. She has been amazing to work with day in and day out and her commitment and dedication to the students and teachers of District 157C is like no other. We will miss her on the board, but we know she will be right there with us volunteering and helping along the way next year. THANK YOU, DES!


Thank you to all the chair and co-chairs for all of their hard work and dedication in making sure fundraisers, lunches, events and everything in between were planned, carried out and running smoothly. We could not have begun to do any of this without you. Thank you!


Thank you to all the volunteers who came in to help, sometimes even last minute. We know time is precious and important and we appreciate you for sharing your time with us. Thank you!

Questions from Families Answered

Many of you reached out with questions about various school related things. Well, we have the answers for you.


How will I be able to get my child's belongings?

Teachers have been busy packing up your child's belongings and a pick up date will be scheduled for sometime in June for you to come into the schools to pick up. You will be assigned a date to visit all schools needed in one trip. Please stay tuned for those details from the district office.


How can I send a gift to my child's teacher(s), bus driver, office staff?

When you come in to pick up your child's belongings on your designated date in June, you will be able to leave a gift with the school office and they will be sure to get it to the recipient. Please make sure the gift is labeled with the recipients name. Another option is you can email an e-gift to the teacher's email address.


Can I donate gently used books to the school libraries?

Yes, you absolutely can. Gently used books can be dropped off when you come in to pick up your child's belongings in early June. There will be boxes out for you to place the books in. The librarians send their thanks for your donations!


How can I donate my hot lunch money to FSP?

Many of you have reached out asking how to donate your hot lunch and smoothie money to the FSP. Due to the complexity of the refund process, all hot lunch and smoothie refunds will be done by the district office and returned to you. If you would like to donate to the FSP you can do so on the district website at www.fsd157c.org. Go to Online Payment/Shop/FSP Unfundraiser and you can make your donation there. We thank you in advance for your generosity!

Teacher Appreciation Week

Thank you to all who participated in our Kindness and Teacher Appreciation Week videos. They came out amazing! Special thanks to Mr. Thielen for helping us put them together. We could not have done this without him.


Thank you, again, to all the teachers, staff and administrators. Your dedication, patience and hard work are appreciated by all of us. This school year tested all of us, but without skipping a beat you met the challenge and helped us all get through. We can't thank you enough for all that you do. You are truly AMAZING! We look forward to seeing all of you in the fall.


Here are the videos in case you missed them or just want to view them again.


Kindness Video -

https://youtu.be/73rIfid0BMk


Teacher Appreciation Week Video -

https://youtu.be/kidwfkvykxo

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Scholastic Online Book Fair - Now thru Sunday, May 24th

Our school is hosting a Virtual Scholastic Book Fair from May 11-May 24
The Virtual Fair is a fantastic way to get books in the hands of your students now to keep them reading at home.

· All purchases benefit our school and earn rewards

· Shop Book Fair exclusives, best-sellers, skill-builders and more

· Orders ship direct to home

· Book-only orders over $25* receive FREE shipping

· Over 6,000 items to choose from through the Scholastic Store Online

Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started:

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/fsd157c

Happy reading!

*Free Standard Shipping is available on book-only orders of $25 or more, after all discounts are applied. Free Standard Shipping (books) must be selected during Checkout. Orders containing products other than books are not eligible for this shipping promotion.

School Tool Box - School Supplies for the 2020-2021 School Year

The FSP has partnered with School Tool Box again this year for school supply orders.

You can order all, or some, of your school supplies from School Tool Box for the upcoming school year and have them delivered straight to your home. How great is that! Additionally, a portion of your purchase comes back to the FSP who uses those funds to put on great events throughout the school year for the students and teachers.


To place your order visit www.schooltoolbox.com and select your school and grade.


  • Easy online ordering
  • Delivered directly to your home address
  • You can customize your order
  • Avoid Back-to-School crowds
  • Trusted brand name supplies
  • Teacher approved list
  • And based on our sales, School Tool Box helps "Feed My Starving Children". Last year District 157C fed 470 kids for a year!

School Registration is Open!

School registration is open for the 2020-2021 school year. If you haven't done so already, please take some time to register your students for the upcoming school year. The link to register can be found on the district website at www.fsd157c.org.


Kindergarten registration for new students is also open. Please help spread the word!

Amazon Smile Reminder

Do not forget that if you are shopping Amazon you can help FSP generate funds. It does not cost you anything and any funds raised go back to the students, teachers and schools. All you need to do is sign up on Amazon and link to the Frankfort School District 157-C Family School Partnership.


To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of:

  • $1,038.73 to Frankfort School District 157-C Family School Partnership



Thank you so much for choosing FSP as your designated Amazon Smile charity.


If you have not and would like to do so:


Simply login onto your account on https://smile.amazon.com/

Choose as your charity: Frankfort School District 157c Family School Partnership

Every time you make a purchase, you help FSP generate funds.

Remind 101 FOR 157c Booster Events

Remind 101 App is a reminder system to send out quick, short reminders via text or email about upcoming news. The 157C Boosters (Band, Orchestra, Athletic, Chorus, Family School Partnership & Education Foundation) use Remind 101 to send out reminders regarding hot lunches, ticket sales, volunteer needs, order deadlines, etc. New restrictions from Remind have forced us to create multiple groups to keep our audience for each group under 150 people. Below are the different groups created for the 157C Booster Remind 101.


Please choose the one or two that apply to you.


Grand Prairie parent Remind Text 81010 the message: @gp157cb

Chelsea parent Remind Text 81010 the message: @ch157cb

Hickory Creek parent Remind Text 81010 the message: @hc157cb


All three schools parent Remind (choose this if you have two or more schools with children and don’t want to get two individual messages.)

Text 81010 the message: @all157cb

FSP is Paperless!

We have heard you loud and clear and the FSP will be going paperless (maybe just some paper here and there) this year.


If you want to be in the know on what is going on this year, and not miss any important news, be sure sign up or check out one or more of the below:


EMAIL - Sign up to be on the FSP email list and be in the know on what is happening with FSP and how you can be involved in our various events and activities. Send an email to fsp157c@gmail.com or complete a Contact Us Sheet found under FSP Information on our website (www.fsp157c.org)


FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/FamilySchoolPartnership157c


INSTAGRAM - Follow us at fsp157c


NEWSLETTERS - Our newsletter links are sent out via the District on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month (unless there is a holiday). They are also sent out by all three schools at the beginning of each month. Click on our link and see all the news!


WEBSITE - check out our website at www.fsp157c.org

Check out the FSP Website

The FSP website is full of great information about FSP and upcoming events. Go check it out at www.FSP157c.org.


If you have any questions, issues or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to the FSP directly at fsp157c@gmail.com .

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.

http://fsd157c.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=8

FSP meets monthly on the first Tuesday.

March 16, 2020 Booster E-Blast