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Letter from the Principal

Dear Lions Park Families,

Today marks the end of the first trimester. It is hard to believe that we are this far into the school year. It has been such a pleasure to have so many our your children in our building learning and connecting with peers and our Lions Park staff. Report cards will go home with students next Friday.

We look forward to having the opportunity to meet with you November 10th, 16th or 18th for parent and teacher conferences! These meetings provide a valuable opportunity for you to talk face to face with your child’s teacher about his or her academic, social and emotional growth. You can make the most of these conferences by writing down things you wish to discuss. This may include questions you have for the teacher or information you wish to share about your child. These conferences are most beneficial when sharing is done by teacher and parents. Also, if there is particular information you want from the teacher that he or she may not have at their fingertips, you could send an e-mail in advance with a heads up about what you are seeking. In addition to attending the scheduled conference with you child’s homeroom teacher, our other teachers are also available on those evenings. Feel free to contact them to set up a time to talk. Teachers will plan on having conferences in person, but they are happy to set up Zoom conferences with any family that emails them in advance. Please contact teachers before the day of the conference as they may not see the email if it is sent the day of the conference.

As always, feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.


Katie Kelly


Lions Park School


Wednesday, November 10 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:40-7:40 p.m.

Friday, November 12 - PTO Turkey Shoot, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 16 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:40-7:40 p.m.

Thursday, November 18 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:40-7:40 p.m.

Board of Ed Meeting, 7 p.m. @ FV

Monday, November 22-Sunday, November 28 - Thanksgiving Break, NO SCHOOL

Monday, November 29 - Classes Resume

Thursday, December 2 - Picture Retakes (AM)


The District 57 Education Foundation is a non-profit organization comprised of Mount Prospect community members whose mission is to raise money to fund grants in the areas of curriculum, wellness, and technology. Grant requests may be written and submitted by district teachers, staff, students, and parents. The grants enrich the educational experiences of all students, helping them to achieve at their highest potential. Funded grants allow teachers to have access to the resources they need to support teaching and learning at Westbrook, Lions Park, Fairview, and Lincoln schools.

Over the years, the Foundation has funded computers, iPads, ELMO projectors, Smartboards, musical instruments, art supplies, fitness equipment, and supplemental reading material - all to enrich our children’s educational experiences. We are currently in a new Grant Request Cycle. A description of the grant request submission process and form is located within the Grants section of our website at

Grant requests are due by 12/17/2021 to the Ed Foundation at

Parent community members who are interested in submitting a grant request should contact the school principal to which the grant will benefit. The Ed Foundation will review all requests at our February meeting. Please contact the Ed Foundation Grant team at with any questions. Thank you for your continuous support of the D57 Education Foundation.

Parent and Teacher Conferences

We look forward to seeing parents and guardians at our conferences on November 10th, 16th and 18th. Please sign up at this link if you have not already done so. If you wish to have a conference via Zoom, please email the teacher in advance. If you are coming in person, we ask that you follow the safety guidelines below.

  • All parents at in-person conferences must wear a mask. If you prefer to confer without a mask, please request a Zoom conference.
  • Please use hand sanitizer upon entry to the building.
  • Maintaining social distance of 6 feet with staff.
  • If you have any Covid symptoms (or active Covid cases within your home) should notify the teacher and plan to connect over Zoom or reschedule.

Everyone has different comfort levels related to touch and distance. Our staff will refrain from shaking hands and getting close to you. We ask that you respect anything the teacher may have in place to keep themselves and you feeling safe.