Lions Park Remote Learning Update


Dear Lions Park Families,

We hope everyone had a fun and safe Thanksgiving break and also we know most everyone is looking forward to our holiday break.Thank you to everyone once again for participating in the Capannari’s coolest school, Lions Park PTO received $138.59 for all the purchases.

Thank you to all who also helped make The Anderson book fair a success. The kids were excited to be able to order books online of their choice.

The Social Connections Committee had great success with their virtual escape rooms. There was great participation and feed back was very positive. Thank you to all the creativeness and dedication that the chairs put in. The social connections also has a new event that is currently ongoing. We are trying to spread some holiday cheer with some yummy goodies to the residents of Asbury Court, a senior living facility. If you have any questions in regards to these activities, please please reach out to: Vicki Chung -, Patty Susmarski –, or Zhaleh Pylawka –

Thank you to all of our PTO members patience for this year’s online directory through Directory Spot. The directory link has been sent to all members, if you have not received a link to sign into the directory and have purchased a PTO membership please let us know by sending an email to

At this time, PTO meetings will be held via zoom. Please see below for the ongoing zoom meeting link and next meeting. The meeting agenda is attached to this newsletter or can be found at:
PTO Meeting Zoom Link:

Next PTO Meeting: December 7, 2020 at 8:00 PM

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at


Molly Wintermute and Monica Janiczek

Lions Park PTO Presidents

PTO board members:

· Co-presidents: Molly Wintermute and Monica Janiczek

· Co-vice presidents: Mariya Thomas and Patty Susmarski

· Treasurer: Jackie Foley

· Secretary: Mallory Reyes


Monday, December 7 - PTO Meeting, 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 17 - Board of Ed Meeting & Public Hearing (Levy)

Monday, December 21 - Sunday, January 3 - NO SCHOOL, Winter Break

Monday, January 4 - Classes Resume

Volunteers Wanted

As we plan for the new reality of our arrival and dismissal when we begin hybrid, we would love to have some parent volunteers for arrival and dismissal, both in the morning and in the afternoon. If you are interested in assisting with a safe arrival and dismissal by helping students cross the street and/or helping maintain social distance, please fill out this form.


Help spread the word. Here is the slideshow that you can share!


Due to COVID-19, the 2021 Read to Succeed Program has been suspended; we will not be participating this school year. However, any unused tickets earned during the 2020 season will be valid throughout the remainder of this year with block out dates. Additionally, they will also honor the ticket through August 31, 2021 to provide families with even more flexibility to visit. For more complete details of the park and hours of operation, please visit Six Flags Great America Chicago . Keep on reading!

Tardies, Absences and Early Dismissals

If your child will be missing any portion of the school day (8:50-11:50 and 12:50-3:20), 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.