Family School Partnership News

Your 157c Parent Teacher Organization

Get some rest over Spring Break!

FSP has a lot coming up after Spring Break. Have a great week off and we'll see you soon.

Our next meeting is April 4th at 9:30am at Grand Prairie. We will hold our board elections for the 2017-2018 school year. We will also be looking for parents interested in becoming chairpersons for next year. As always we will also cover the upcoming FSP events.

What's Going On?

April Elections

Elections are coming up in April. The FSP board elections will be held at our April 4th meeting. The 157C school board elections will be held on April 4th at your local polling place.

The FSP has 2 returning members of the board running for a seat on the 2017-2018 board and we have 3 new parents running for a seat on the 2017-2018 board. Tina Kohler is running for President, Desiree Lavin is running for Co-Vice President, Laura Blakely is running for Co-Vice President, Georgette Kristin is running for Treasurer and Theresa Larkin is running for Secretary. Please contact if you have any questions.

The 157C school board has 3 seats that are up for election. The seats are currently held by Gina Briese, Brian Sasso, and Mike Turner. The following are running for these open seats: Gina Briese, Brett Cosich, and Chris McFadden.

Creative Arts Showcase is coming up April 6th!

Don't miss "You're the Artist". This event will be held on Thursday, April 6th, 5:30pm - 8pm at Grand Prairie. This is an event for all 157C district students and their families.

Students are encouraged to attend as well as contribute art work to be displayed.

If you want to contribute your art work to be displayed you are welcome to drop it off in the school office up to APRIL 3rd. Please put a paper on the back with the students name, grade, and teacher as well as a parent name and contact phone number so we can get it returned to you after the showcase.

Music and dance will be performed throughout the night.

If you would like to perform a musical or dance number please contact Corrie Gleason at to set up your time slot.

And "You're the Artist" so dress for mess! Students will be able to participate in activities to show their creative side.

If you have any questions please contact any of the co-chairpersons:

Lisa Podlesak at

Mandy Flores at

Volunteers are needed to run our evening. Please think about helping out and signing up. Here is the link to sign up

Dine and Donate

We have our last Dine and Donate event of the year on April 12th at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Watch for the flyer to come home right after Spring Break.

Thank You for your support all year!

Earth Day Donation Drive is April 22nd

Are you ready for Spring Cleaning? Start saving all those unwanted clothing and household items.

FSP will be holding a Donation Drive to collect unwanted items like clothing, bedding, towels, shoes, accessories, books, and small household items. Drop off your items on Saturday, April 22nd at Grand Prairie and we will take them to Savers to be recycled. If you can't make it on Saturday you will have the opportunity to drop off items on the 21st and 22nd at all three schools.

This is a fundraiser and FSP will raise funds based on the amount that we collect. As always, FSP funds raised go to the FREE events we do for our 157C families and school district.

We will need some extra volunteers to help us move around all the donations. Please contact our Co-chairpersons Desiree Lavin (, Laura Blakely ( or Jeannie Simonetti (, if you are available.

Manna Gift Card Spring Sale

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Manna Gift Card Sale this Spring! We sold over $25,000 in gift cards and raised about $1250.

Gift Cards were distributed on March 14th at Grand Prairie Book Fair Family Night. If you didn't make it there then you can pick your gift cards up at the school office of your youngest child.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact:

Meghan Brown -

Spring Book Fairs

Spring book fairs will finish up March 23rd. Chelsea is the last school that we are hosting book fair at.

Thank You for everyone who came out to shop and came out to volunteer! We cannot run book fairs without your support. The funds raised at book fair help to stock the school libraries as well as teacher selections.

Around the World Family Night was a great night

With 17 countries represented, raffle baskets, community information tables, and food trucks, why wouldn't this night be great! It was a great night with lots of learning and tasting for all of our 157C families. Thank You to everyone who came out, especially the families that shared information about their heritage.

Here is a story the Frankfort TV station did on our event:

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157C Night At The Slammers Game - Friday, June 23rd

Tickets are on sale for our 157C Night at the Joliet Slammers Game. Tickets for registered 157C students and teachers are FREE. Come on out and enjoy a fun game with your 157C friends. The Joliet Slammers will be playing the Windy City Thunderbolts. Game time is 7:05pm. You must submit an order form even though the tickets are FREE. At least one adult ticket must purchased on the order form with any FREE student orders.

The information flyer and ticket order form can be found on the 157C website under Virtual backpack.

Payment will be by check to FSP157C. Orders and payment should be in an envelope, turned in to your student's teacher no later than May 15th.

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

Hot Lunch and Smoothie Sales

FSP has Hot Lunches this month:

March 21st at Chelsea

March 22nd at Hickory Creek

March 23rd at Grand Prairie

April 18th at Chelsea

April 19th at Hickory Creek

April 20th at Grand Prairie

FSP has Smoothies this month:

April 7th at Chelsea

April 21st at Hickory Creek

April 28th at Grand Prairie

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.

April 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 MAY AND JUNE hot lunches or smoothies need to be purchased by April 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

Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 23rd - April 29th!

Thank You to all the volunteers that are part of the Family School Partnership!


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



Grand Prairie Gold/Green Lunchroom

Grand Prairie Purple Lunchroom



Grand Prairie Gold/Green Lunchroom

Grand Prairie Purple Lunchroom


Next FSP Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, April 4th, 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.

April Monthly School Newsletters

and March 20th, 2017 Booster E-Blast