Lions Park Paw Prints

LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Lions Park Families,


We hope you and your family have stayed safe and warm during this incredibly snowy and cold winter. My daughters are thrilled with all the snow, and they don't seem to feel the cold at all!


Our teachers had a productive staff development afternoon on Friday, Feburary 12th. They reviewed the data collected during winter benchmarking. We have identified students who will receive MSS (math support services), LSS (literacy support services) and accelrated/enrichment programming. Teachers also made plans for ways to improve the core instruction experience for all students.


The students have been doing a great job adjusting to their new schedules and we are so proud of how they have handled the changes during this year. We know this can be a lot, especially if students are responsible for getting onto their specials. Please feel free to reach out to the special area teachers if there is anything they can do to support your child or you to ensure that they are able to access their PE, Music, Art, and LRC classes.


It is the last week to donate to the PTO Roar and Read. Please encourage your child to keep reading and consider making donations at https://app.99pledges.com/fund/lionspark2021. The PTO will use these funds to contribute to purchases to benefit Lions Park students.


Help Wanted in District 57: We are seeking an instructional assistant at Lions Park and multiple assistants at other schools. The qualification for this role is to have a paraprofessional license. If you have an Associate’s Degree or higher or at least 60 semester hours of coursework from a regionally accredited college or university, you can apply for a Paraprofessional License. It is not a difficult process. If you are interested in learning more about this role, please feel free to reach out to me at kkelly@d57.org. We are also always in need of substitute teachers. There is a flyer below with the details of how to become a substitute teacher.


Warmly,

Katie Kelly

DATES TO REMEMBER

Wednesday, February 24 - PEPS Mini-Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

NOTE FROM THE NURSE

Attention 2nd Grade Parents: Dental Exam Reports are due by May 15th.


Thank you to the parents/guardians who have already sent in your Dental Exam Forms. Dental Exam Forms for all 2nd Graders are due by May 15th, 2021. Dental exams after 11/15/2019 are acceptable. If necessary, please schedule an appointment for your child soon. Please have your dentist complete, date, and sign the State Dental Exam Form (below).


Feel free to contact the health office with any questions.


Cathy Bauer BSN, RN

Lions Park School Nurse

Ph: 847-394-7330

Fax: 847-394-7338

cbauer@d57.org

Parents of In Person Students Must Read these documents

COVID 19 - D57 DONATIONS

COVID-19 has presented many unique hardships and challenges for some of our family
members, friends and neighbors. Some parents have asked if it’s possible to make a
financial donation to help support District 57 families who are currently in need. The
District has set up a system to facilitate this for anyone who is interested. We
will distribute the collected funds to families, based on formal requests that are made.
If you would like to donate, simply go to this link:
https://magic.collectorsolutions.com/magic-ui/Login/mt-prospect-sd-57 and click
“Make a one-time payment.” Fill in your student’s name, school and grade, and click
“COVID-19 Donation to District 57 Families.” Fill in your information and donation
amount, then proceed to the payment section. Thank you so much, in advance, for your
kindness and generosity.


Those who are in need of support can fill out this online form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1j62TjhwU4mCpX6jt5IRZndg7Yfzm_pepNl9WmU3IMG4/edit


Names will only be seen by select District personnel who are distributing the funds.


Thank you.


Adam Parisi, Ed.S.

Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations/CSBO and Treasurer

Mount Prospect School District 57

847-394-7300 x1003

Tardies, Absences and Early Dismissals

When we begin with the Hybrid schedule on Tuesday, January 19, if your child will be missing any portion of the school day (8-10:30 and 12:30-3 M-Th or 8-10 and 1-3 on Fridays), it is important that you report the absence to the Lions Park office at (847) 394-7330 or by using the form on our website. We appreciate your cooperation!

Technology Issues

Although technology can work well, there are times when it just does not work correctly. Teachers will not be available to respond to emails during instructional times. Instead, please submit a Remote Learning Technology Support form by clicking here. Once submitted, someone from our District Technology Team will contact you to provide assistance.



If you experience a technical issue, please follow these steps to troubleshoot the problem:


  • Restart the Chromebook (make sure it turns all the way off before turning back on).

  • Quit any unused applications.

  • Sign out of an application if it's not working, and sign back in.

  • Move closer to your internet router if you are experiencing connectivity issues.

  • Turn off any accessibility features i.e., contrast mode, special cursor that may be set on the Chromebook. These can cause applications to run slow.