Friends of Cleveland 8-25-21

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Welcome Back Cardinals!

The school year is almost Here


We are excited to see all the Cardinals coming back to in person learning for the 2021/22 school year. School starts on Monday, August 30. School protocols and information can be viewed on the attachment below.

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Volunteers needed for the Red Bird Hustle


The Red Bird Hustle, Cleveland's annual walk-a-thon fundraiser will be on Friday, October 1. A committee has been working on and will continue working to make this event fun and a success for the school and students. Please email the event chair, Lauren, HERE if you are interested in planning, helping prep for the event or if you would like to help day of the event.


Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

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CPS Health Screener questions have changed


Be sure to fill out the health screen every day for students and parents when the are entering the building at https://chicagopsprod.service-now.com/health Contact the Cleveland office with any questions at 773-534-5130.

Upcoming Events:

Monday, August 30:

- First Day of School


Friday, September 3:

- Red Bird Hustle Registration Opens!


Monday, September 6:

- No School- Happy Labor Day


Friday, October 1:

- Red Bird Hustle. Takes place on the Cleveland field during school hours. More information coming soon

Free Cash for Cleveland: Collect Box Tops

Every box top is worth 10 cents to support Cleveland Elementary School. There are two ways to now participate:

1. Download the Box Tops for Education app and scan your receipt each time you purchase a Box Tops item (grocery, household cleaning and your school supplies). The app will find participating products and add Box Tops to the Cleveland earnings online- you can even specify your child's classroom!

2. If you see an old pink Box Top, clip it! We will continue to collect valid (not expired) Box Tops. When you have a handful, please have your student turn them into their teacher.

Shop on Amazon Smile and Amazon gives back to Cleveland

Cleveland will receive .5% of the purchase price of eligible Amazon products from the Amazon Smile Foundation.


Set up is simple and every bit helps:

  • Amazon site - Set your bookmark for smile.amazon.com and designate Friends of Cleveland as your charity.
  • Amazon app - Open the app, access app settings, tap on Amazon Smile and follow on-screen instructions to complete activation with Friends of Cleveland as your charity.

Translation Available in 50+ languages/ Traducciones disponible en 50 + idiomas:

In order to access the Translation Feature, you will need to open your newsletter on the Smore website by clicking on the link provided at the top of the email or anywhere on the screenshot provided in the emailed newsletter. Once you've clicked on the emailed newsletter, a new tab will automatically open on your browser and you will be able to find the Translation feature on the right side of the newsletter. This is where you will see the "Translate" option in the black bar.


La manera de acceder a la información de traducción : Necesitas abrir el boletín de la página web de Smore haciendo el click en el enlace o en el captura de pantalla enviado en tu correo electrónico. Una vez que haces el clic en el boletín enviado una nueva etiqueta automáticamente se abrirá en tu navegador y podrás encontrar la característica a tu mano derecha. La opción de traducción se encuentra en la barra negra.

About Friends of Cleveland

Friends of Cleveland is a not-for-profit organization made of a dynamic group of parents, community members, teachers, and administrators. We’re working to build support for our school across the Irving Park neighborhood and are raising funds to help meet resource needs.