Lions Park Remote Learning Update


Dear Lions Park Families,

We hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween! We are so proud of all the students that submitted entries for our pumpkin decorating contest. The top 3 winners received gift cards to Oberweis and the 5 students with honorable mention received free ice cream scoops at Oberweis!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Coolest School contest with Capannari! Hopefully, your freezers are filled with enough ice cream to get you through the cold months ahead. Thank you also to Natalie K Photography for the support of District 57 PTO’s! Because Natalie donated a portion of her school picture profits, $170 will be donated to Lions Park PTO.

The Social Connections Committee has kicked off with virtual escape rooms and canvas painting and we have had a great response. 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 should be sent to all of our members next week. To ensure access to our directory, purchase your membership at this link:

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: November 9 at 8pm

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, November 23-Sunday, November 29 - NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 30 - 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.



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.