Family School Partnership News

Your 157c Parent Teacher Organization

Family School Partnership wants YOU!

The 157C PTO represents all of our Pre-K - 8th grade students and families. We are a parent based organization. Please consider participating in the great things that we bring to our district. Bring new ideas and a fresh set of eyes. Your input and involvement will help FSP grow for our children. Our FSP board election for the 2017-2018 school year is coming up in April. All 4 board member terms are up. We have served a 2 year term. Are you interested? The President will be around to help the new board while she serves in the Past President board position. Please contact us with your questions. If we cannot get enough volunteers, FSP will have to start cutting back on what we are able to offer. This means less family nights, less book fairs, and less money for the schools.

What's Going On?

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

Family Fitness and Nutrition Night is this Friday, 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

Order forms were sent home around February 8th to the youngest family member in school 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 Is This Week

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!

Around the World coming up Thursday, March 9th

All volunteers are in place and we are excited to celebrate "Around the World" Thursday, March 9th with our whole District 157c PreK-8th grade students and families! EVERYONE is welcome to our Hickory Creek Middle School from 530-8pm.

- Visit your friends' and their families as they dress up, decorate, and share their ethnic background and culture!

- Hope you bring your appetite because for the first time ever- we are having FOOD TRUCKS! So bring your family to dinner at Hickory Creek!

Bring money to purchase your own food- try them all!

- FREE raffle tickets and great gift baskets to be WON- NO purchase necessary- just visit your friends at the country tables!

- Jr. ROTC will be collecting handwritten Postcards to our troops!

- LW East students will represent future foreign language in our high school!

- Our own Mayor Holland, village officials, and community members will be stopping by to visit!

- Fun FREE give-a-ways throughout the night in different areas!

- Frankfort Television will be filming!

- Frankfort Library will be promoting how to trace your heritage!

- Language Stars & Frankfort Park District will be promoting their classes!

Did we mention FREE fun give-ways, raffle baskets, and FOOD TRUCKS!!

Thursday, March 9th!

Questions please don't hesitate to email Kris McGuire

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

Book Fairs are Coming in March!

Our spring book fairs are coming this March.

March 7th - 10th is Hickory Creek

March 13th - 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!/showSignUp/30e0e4fabab2da2fb6-hickory

157C Night At The Slammers Game

Tickets will be going on sale soon for our 157C Night at the Joliet Slammers Game. Tickets for registered 157C students will be free. The event is going to take place on June 23rd. More details will be coming soon!
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Dine and Donate

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.

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, March 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