Family School Partnership News

Your 157c Parent Teacher Organization

FSP Calendar Changes for Next Year

As we finish out the 2016-2017 school year FSP would like to say Thank You one more time to all the parents who volunteered to help FSP put on such an awesome calendar of activities for our district schools and families. And a special THANK YOU to all the FSP chairpersons this year! You did a great job.

Unfortunately, everyone doesn't have that ability or desire to volunteer. Because we were not able to get enough volunteers to run all our events this year, we will be cutting some Family Nights from our calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. The following events will not be on the calendar: Fall Family Fun Night, Holiday Shop, Family Fitness Night, & Creative Arts Showcase. We have had amazing turnouts for these events but if we cannot get the minimum of 35 parents to work the stations then we can't continue to have events. We will be cutting back to Exploration Night, Around the World, and 157C Night Out. These events may or may not rotate in future years.

We have approximately 1400 families in our district and we need about 800 2-hour shifts filled by volunteers to run everything that FSP does in a year. This includes: Hot Lunch, Smoothies, Book Fair, Spirit wear, Manna Gift Card Sale, Dine & Donate, Fall Fun Night, Exploration Night, Family Fitness Night, Around the World, Creative Arts Showcase, Earth Day Donation Drive, Teacher Appreciation, & 157C Night Out.

FSP is for our district and for our families. We need our families to participate both by attending and volunteering. So next year when you see the sign up sheet come around, please consider giving 2 hours of your time so that we can continue the wonderful things that FSP does.

What's Going On?

Grand Prairie T-shirt Orders

This year FSP is offering two special shirts for Grand Prairie students.

A Field Day shirt has been created that you may purchase and use for tie dying. This is a white 100% cotton shirt with the 2017 Field Day print on the front. Orders are due by May 5th and these will be bagged, labeled and given to your students teacher.

A "Class of" shirt is also being offered. If you are a Pinterest fan you have seen all the cute ideas people have come up with. Well we are Pinterest fans too and an idea caught our attention. "Class of" shirts are being offered to K, 1st and 2nd Grade students this year with the graduating class of their senior year on them. This is a great way to capture the growth of your child from beginning to end. Get them while you can because next year they will not be offered to 2nd grade. Orders are Due May 5th.

Get in Your Ticket Orders!!!

Slammers 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 were sent out in every child's backpack but can also 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.

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8th - 12th and we are planning some pampering

Spots are filling up but we still need some help with Hickory Creek. Please read the information below and help where you can.

We love our 157C teachers so much and we want to show them a lot of appreciation for what they do. May 8th - 12th FSP will be spoiling the teachers with some extra special pampering. We are looking for parents to help with this. We need some extra bodies for certain daily activities and we need some donations for some of the special treats and meals. If you are available to help please contact the building chairperson that you would like to volunteer at. If you are able to send in some donations, please check out the signup genius links below for what we are looking for. Thank You for helping us show some appreciation to our teachers!

Grand Prairie Chairperson:

Venus Shelton -

Chelsea Chairperson:

Angela Miller -

Hickory Creek Chairperson:

Cindy Blau -

Grand Prairie SignUp Genius for donation items

Chelsea SignUp Genius for donation items

Hickory Creek SignUp Genius for donation items

Incoming 3rd Grade Parent Step Up Day at Chelsea

FSP will be hosting a "Step Up" Event for the parents of incoming 3rd graders. The event is scheduled on May 15th at 6:30pm. Dr. Nepote will give a presentation and a tour to help parents who are not familiar with Chelsea. Questions will be answered to ease your concerns about the new school.

Earth Day Donation Drive raised $425.

Thank You for all the donations!!! This year we filled a little less than half the truck. Next year let's aim for the whole thing.

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

Planning for 2017 - 2018 is underway

Did you have a great year? We hope so! If you want to help us from the start with our planning for next year please feel free to contact us. Our new board has been elected and you can contact any one of us.

Tina Kohler - President

Desiree Lavin - Co-VicePresident

Laura Blakely - Co-VicePresident

Georgette Kristin - Treasurer

Theresa Larkin - Secretary

Hot Lunch and Smoothie Sales

FSP has Hot Lunches this month:

May 16th at Chelsea

May 17th at Hickory Creek

May 18th Grand Prairie

May 30th at Chelsea

May 31st at Hickory Creek (7th Grade will receive their lunch on June 1st due to a field trip)

June 1st at Grand Prairie

FSP has Smoothies this month:

May 5th at Chelsea

May 12th at Hickory Creek

May 19th 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.

All hot lunch and smoothie sales are now closed.

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


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


Next FSP Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, May 2nd, 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.

May Monthly School Newsletters &

May 1st, 2017 Booster E-Blast