Family School Partnership News
Your 157c Parent Teacher Organization
FSP General Meeting
FSP will have our monthly general meeting on Tuesday April 7 at 9:30 am at Grand Prairie
A Big Thank you!
That money will go directly back to our kids in the schools and help fund fun activities and events for them.
Thank you also to Amy Burklund for her donation to FSP's Unfundraiser.
Chelsea Book Fair is Coming This Week
Can you help with the Chelsea Book Fair? Volunteers can sign up to help set up the Book Fair, help students select books, work the cash registers, stock shelves and tear down the Book Fair. Classrooms will visit the Fair once during there assigned classroom time.
The Book Fair will be in the Tigers Den (Stem lab). It is located at the end of the east wing or "new wing".
Book Fair will run Monday, March 2nd - Friday, March 6th from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Family Night Book Fair & School STEAM Night is Wednesday, March 4th, Book Fair will run from 5:30-8:00 PM & STEAM Night will run from 5:30-7:00 PM.
Tear down Friday, March 6th, 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Scholastic Link: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/chelsea
SignUp Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e44aea628a4fe3-chelsea3
Hickory Creek Spring Book Fair
The FSP/Scholastic Spring Book Fair at Hickory Creek is March 10th-13th!
The FSP needs your help to run the fair.The Book Fair is held in the main hall outside the library at Hickory Creek. Students are coming in to shop with their classes Tuesday, March 10th- Friday, March 13th, from 7:30am-2:30pm.
We will also be open during 'Around the World' night at HCMS on Thursday, March 12th, from 5:30pm-8pm. The sign ups are divided into several time slots throughout the day, along with the corresponding library times/ teachers and hours. Double check with your student for the date and time they will be attending- classes will be coming to the book fair during their library time in most instances. Book Fair Volunteers are needed throughout the week to assist with set up & tear down, assistance with check out, returning unwanted books to the correct location, and ringing out students purchases at the cash register.
If you have any questions about the Hickory Creek Spring Book Fair and volunteering, please contact Monica Delage at firstname.lastname@example.orgThank You for continuing to support Family School Partnership and HCMS!
Spring Scrip Gift Card Sale
If you are unfamiliar with how the fund raiser works, you purchase gift cards through the scrip website. The amount that you purchased is what you get in return. FSP recieves a percentage of your purchase. So essentially, you get what you pay for. A win for you, and a win for us.
In order to get set up for online ordering, please email email@example.com by March 6th.
Provide the following in the email:
Subject Line- Gift card online set up
Body of Email-Parent/Guardian First and Last Name, Youngest child's name attending district and school building of child
***If you ordered online before or you have gone thru the set-up process previously, you are all set to order gift cards.
ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY MONDAY MARCH 9TH
Orders can be picked up at the applicable school's office between March 23rd and 27th.
Around the World
The Annual 2020 event will be held on Thursday, March 12th at 5:30 at Hickory Creek Middle School
THE WHOLE WORLD IS COMING TOGETHER IN FRANKFORT, ILLINOIS
"Around the World" is an annual event that gives local families the opportunity to highlight and share their ethnic background, while offering students, families, & the community a chance to learn about traditions, geography, art, religions, political systems, & much more.
Passports will be stamped, Thursday, March 12th, at Frankfort School District 157c's 7th annual "Around the World" event. This FREE all ages event is held at Hickory Creek Middle School, and features over 25 countries, represented by resident families of FSD 157c. Entertainment, history, food, culture and more will be celebrated as attendees travel the globe at this unique event.
Long time "Around the World" Chairperson, Kris McGuire explained, "it's a night out for the whole family. Watching our children learn from peers, parents, and grandparents, offers a sense of community and family spirit that is truly contagious!"
At admission, every student and their family are given a printed passport. Participants spend the evening weaving in and out of different countries, collecting stamps along the way.
Interactive activities as well as displays are constructed to include traditions, geography, art, religion, political systems and more. New this year, is a free photo both to commemorate the event.
Don't' have plans for dinner? Grab a taste of something new or a favorite from years past, from Mediterranean Express, Gotta B Crepes, and Pierogi Squad. These local food trucks are annual crowd pleasers!
McGuire added, "Every year it keeps growing; Last year, the countries of Iran, Japan, Latvia, Nigeria, Haiti joined the event. It's a true representation of the melting pot that is our community and FSD 157c. We're celebrating our differences."
The event will be held Thursday, March 12th, from 5:30-8pm at Hickory Creek Middle School (preK-8th grade) 22150 S. Owens Rd. Frankfort. It is a FREE event.
If you would like more information about this event, please contact Kris McGuire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amazon Smile Reminder
Do not forget that if you are shopping Amazon you can help FSP generate funds.
Frankfort School District 157-C Family School Partnership, recently received a quarterly donation of $72.92 thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com.
To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of:
- $1,038.73 to Frankfort School District 157-C Family School Partnership
Thank you so much for choosing FSP as your designated Amazon Smile charity.
If you have not and would like to do so:
Simply login onto your account on https://smile.amazon.com/
Choose as your charity: Frankfort School District 157c Family School Partnership
Every time you make a purchase, you help FSP generate funds.
As an incentive for using AmazonSmiles at the end of the school year we will be having a raffle for those that are using Amazon Smile. More details will be forthcoming.
Raffle prizes will be a $50 Coopers Hawk gift card and a $50 Dancing Marlin gift card.
What's Going On in 2020?
April Hot Lunch Deadline
The deadline to purchase hot lunch for April is fast approaching. All April hot lunches should be purchased no later than march 15. Orders are placed via RevTrak which is found on the district website - www.fsd157c.org.
FSP Hot Lunch & Smoothie Days - March
March Hot Lunches
No hot lunches in March
Looking to Volunteer for Hot Lunch?
FSP Hot Lunch & Smoothie Volunteers Needed
FSP has 10 hot lunches and 6 smoothie days scheduled in 2019-2020 to help cover our Family Nights and Teacher Appreciation Week events. We are looking for help to distribute on these scheduled days at each school. Please see the signup genius links so you can signup to volunteer.
Grand Prairie Hot Lunch & Smoothie Volunteer Signup
Chelsea Hot Lunch & Smoothie Volunteer Signup
Hickory Creek Hot Lunch & Smoothie Volunteer Signup
Regular Lunchroom Volunteer Helpers
FSP is looking for daily lunch volunteers. The Signup Genius links for Grand Prairie & Chelsea can be found below. The children love to see familiar faces in the lunchroom everyday. Please consider picking a day to come in and help. Thank you for your support!
Please note that the Green Community classrooms at Grand Prairie are now split between two lunchrooms. If you are signing up for the Green Community please look for your student's teacher to be sure you sign up in the spot you would like.
March Sign Up Genius: Gold/Green
March: Purple/Green Sign Up Genius
Remind 101 FOR 157c Booster Events
Remind 101 App is a reminder system to send out quick, short reminders via text or email about upcoming news. The 157C Boosters (Band, Orchestra, Athletic, Chorus, Family School Partnership & Education Foundation) use Remind 101 to send out reminders regarding hot lunches, ticket sales, volunteer needs, order deadlines, etc. New restrictions from Remind have forced us to create multiple groups to keep our audience for each group under 150 people. Below are the different groups created for the 157C Booster Remind 101.
Please choose the one or two that apply to you.
Grand Prairie parent Remind Text 81010 the message: @gp157cb
Chelsea parent Remind Text 81010 the message: @ch157cb
Hickory Creek parent Remind Text 81010 the message: @hc157cb
All three schools parent Remind (choose this if you have two or more schools with children and don’t want to get two individual messages.)
Text 81010 the message: @all157cb
FSP is Paperless!
If you want to be in the know on what is going on this year, and not miss any important news, be sure sign up or check out one or more of the below:
EMAIL - Sign up to be on the FSP email list and be in the know on what is happening with FSP and how you can be involved in our various events and activities. Send an email to email@example.com or complete a Contact Us Sheet found under FSP Information on our website (www.fsp157c.org)
INSTAGRAM - Follow us at fsp157c
NEWSLETTERS - Our newsletter links are sent out via the District on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month (unless there is a holiday). They are also sent out by all three schools at the beginning of each month. Click on our link and see all the news!
WEBSITE - check out our website at www.fsp157c.org
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.
March 2, 2020 Booster E-Blast