Lions Park Paw Prints

Letter from the Principal

Dear Lions Park Families,

We had a wonderful last full week of school at Lions Park! We are thankful to Mr.Shaffer, Mrs. Morrison, our school staff, and our parent volunteers for enabling us to have an outstanding Field Day.

Thank you for a wonderful year of partnership in support of your children. We wish you and your families a safe, fun, and relaxing summer. Whether you travel or stay local, we hope your children find time to enjoy family and friends and pursue talents and hobbies. In addition to doing these things, it is important for students to maintain the skills they have worked so hard to learn this year. The best ways to do this are simple, such as enjoying books independently and as a family or by keeping a journal of fun things that are done. We encourage you to participate in the Mount Prospect Public Library Summer Reading Challenge to access high quality books to keep students reading throughout the summer. I also saw this website and thought it had some fun ideas.

Some families may want more structured learning activities for their child. The Fairview staff came up with the chart below that I thought I would share for those who are interested. Students can use Reflex Math (can be accessed in ClassLink through 7/31), XtraMath (you can create a free account) or flash cards to support their math fact practice. School IXL, Newsela, RAZ and BrainPop accounts (all accessible through ClassLink if a student signs into their school account) are also available this summer for use through July 31st.

Our occupational therapist, Mrs. Laurie Feinstein, is retiring at the end of this year. Mrs. Feinstein has been in District 57 for 12 years. We thank her for her serivce and wish her well in her retirement.

Our generous PTO is providing a treat to all Lions Park staff and students on the afternoon of May 31st. In order to participate, each student has to have the form at this link completed. Students who do not yet have the form completed will not be able to participate.

We are so fortunate to have such a supportive PTO. They provide memorable activities for our students, plan special events for our families, raise funds for our school and show appreciation to our staff. Many people contribute to their efforts, and they are lead by a strong group of parents. Thanks to our 2021-2022 PTO Board.

Co-Presidents: Mallory Reyes & Monica Janiszek

Co VPs: Sarah Deitch & Patty Susmarski

Treasurer: Jackie Foley

Secretary: Emmeline Guest

We are looking forward to a wonderful 2022-2023 school year under the leadership of our incoming group, which is a mixture of returning leaders and new people.

Board for 2022-23:

Co-Presidents: Mallory Reyes & Morgan Tone

Co VPs: Sarah Deitch & Deborah Giesler

Treasurer: Ed Henriquez

Secretary: Molly Kranovich

We will be collecting Chromebooks, chargers, and cases on Tuesday. Please make sure to send your child to school with these items, so that we don't have to bother you to come to bring it to school on Tuesday.

We wish our fifth graders success and happiness in middle school. For those that are moving, we hope the new schools are wonderful environments for your child. We look forward to seeing the rest of our students on Thursday, August 18th.


Katie Kelly


Lions Park School

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Tuesday, May 24 - Ed Foundation Meeting, 7 p.m. @ FV

Wednesday, May 25 - Field Day

Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, May 31 - Last day of school - Full Day, 8:50-3:20

Medications in the Health Office

Please plan to pick up your child’s medication at the end of the day on your child’s last day of attendance or the last day of school, Tuesday, May 31st. For your convenience, the health assistant, Alyssa Caccamo will be outside the main entrance at door #1 at 3:20 p.m. with the medications. If you are unable to make this pick up time, please contact Cathy Bauer, the school nurse, at to make alternative arrangements. All medications not picked up by the end of the school year will be destroyed.


Planning for the 2022-23 school year is underway. If your child will not be returning to Lions Park for the 2022-23 school year, pleas call the school office at (847) 394-7330 or email Mrs. Rizzo at

Also, if you have moved during the present (2021-22) school year, please contact the office with the new address information.