PARENT 411 11.29.22
November 29, 2022
I hope everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday, highlighted by time with loved ones, great food, and some well-deserved R&R. November has flown by!
Earlier this month, we welcomed residents of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Knollwood to Lake Forest High School for a community forum. Co-hosted by LFHS District 115 Board President Jenny Zinser, LFHS Principal Dr. Erin Lenart, and me, we shared information about our highest-priority LFHS facility needs, discussed a possible April 2023 referendum to address those needs, and answered audience questions.
Following the forum, community members were invited to take part in guided tours of our 87-year-old building. The improvements we are considering for the high school really come down to protecting what we already own for current - and future - generations. A recording of the meeting and Q&A is available below. We welcome any feedback through THIS FORM.
More information about LFHS facilities master planning may be found on our website.
Community Safety Series
Join the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff Police Departments and the District 65, 67, and 115 Parent Organizations for a new event series to educate parents and adult community members about important safety topics.
TONIGHT, Tuesday, November 29, 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the DPM Gym: Run, Hide, Fight - Active Shooter Protocols and Preparation: If an Active Shooter incident occurs near you, will you know what to do? Learn how to prepare your family.
SAVE THE DATE: Our next presentation will be held January 17, 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the DPM Gym, 95 W. Deerpath Rd., Lake Forest. The topic is Internet Safety for Parents. The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is dedicated to developing responses to online enticement of children. Learn how you can help in your home.
Limited Tickets Available to Lightscapes at Chicago Botanic Garden
The Freshman Class Student Council has secured a limited number of tickets to the Lightscapes event at the Chicago Botanic Garden on Thursday, Dec. 1!
We are offering any interested LFHS students (no matter the grade) a bus ride there, an admission ticket, and a bus ride home for $30. Students will meet at 7:00 pm at the front of Commons and will return to the same spot at 9:30 pm. Tickets may be purchased above. Register today to reserve your student's spot and complete this permission slip link!
City of Lake Forest Treelighting Ceremony!
Did you hear? LFHS music students performed at the City of Lake Forest’s 38th Annual Tree Lighting Holiday Celebration in historic Market Square on Friday and helped our community celebrate the holidays! Our talented Scouts helped usher in the holiday spirit among family, friends, and neighbors and it was a wonderful evening.
District 115 by the Numbers - Fall 2022 Edition
LFHS Music Department Holiday Concerts & Applause Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Sunday, December 4 in the LFHS RMA
- 3:00 PM: Band and Orchestra Concert
- 4:45-6:45 PM: Spaghetti Dinner
- 7:00 PM: Choir Concert
Tickets are on sale NOW! Purchase online now until Thursday, Dec. 1 through our website https://lfhsapplause.org/spaghetti-dinner/.
- Adult Dinner & Concert: $25 / $30 at the door
- Child Dinner & Concert: $20
- LFHS Music Student Dinner: $15
- Concert Only: $10 / $15 at the door
The online Silent Auction includes a 2023-24 parking spot, Graduation packages with reserved seating/parking, Prom packages, art from local artist René Romero Schuler and more!
LINK: www.lfhsapplause.org. Online auction bidding ends Thursday, Dec. 15, 8:00 PM. ANYONE can bid on the auction items. The winner should be local, as we will not ship physical items.
Raffle tickets may be purchased in person during the event. Raffle items include: a year of coffee at the LFHS Grind, a gift basket from Forest Orthodontics ($600 value), Racquet Club of LB gift basket ($200 value), local artist Mark McMahon poster and more!
Upcoming FAN Events
Community of Learners Early Childhood Program
Save the Date
Did you know that District 67 offers Lake Forest residents with children ages 3-5 years an exemplary early childhood experience in the Community of Learners Early Childhood Program? The purpose of the program is to optimize the potential of each child through nurturing individual student growth in an integrated preschool setting.
Please save the date for a Parent Early Childhood Information Session on Wednesday, January 11 from 9:30 - 10:30 AM at Sheridan Elementary School, 1360 N. Sheridan Rd., Lake Forest. Parents/guardians will learn more about the program and have the opportunity to visit the classroom to see the program in action.