Family School Partnership News
Your 157c Parent Teacher Organization
You Won't Believe All That FSP Has For You
The month of October is packed full of FSP events for students and parents. Read through the Newsletter and check out everything.
FSP had the pleasure of walking with the Tiger Marching Band and District 157c staff again this year in the Fall Fest Parade
Volunteers are the best! Here are some of our Hickory Creek Hot Lunch Volunteers.
Did you catch Stripes the 157c mascot during any of the beginning of the year school events? The Kohlers hunted him down for this photo opportunity
What's Going On?
Next FSP Meeting is October 4th at 6:30pm
Dine and Donate
Dine and Donate is a fundraiser where we coordinate a date with a local business and then publicize it to all of our 157c families. The families then go in and get dinner, desserts, snacks, etc on that day. A percent of the sales for that day or days will go to the FSP. So, since we know everyone eats, and we picked great places, we think it will be a great success.
Our first Dine and Donate was at The Creamery on September 29th. We hope you enjoyed it.
Next we have Sweet Frog set up for a Dine and Donate on October 14th, 15th, & 16th. Go in during any open time on these days and let them know you are there for the FSP event.
Finishing off October we will be having an event with Meat Heads on October 25th, 26th, & 27th.
We will continue to send out flyers for each event and place them on the virtual backpack as well. Thank You for your support.
BOOK FAIRS ARE THIS MONTH!
Fall Book Fairs will be in October at each school. We will host 4 or 4 & 1/2 days of sales during the school day as well as an evening family night event. You can shop online as well as at the school fair.
Hickory Creek Book Fair will be October 11th - 14th.
Family Night: Wednesday, October 12th 5pm - 7pm.
Grand Prairie Book Fair will be October 17th - 21st.
Family Night: Tuesday, October 18th, 5:30pm - 8pm
Chelsea Book Fair will be October 25th - 28th.
Family Night: Wednesday, October 26th, 5:30pm - 8pm
Volunteers will be needed. To signup and help out please see the signup genius links below under Volunteer Opportunities.
FSP will be pairing up with the 157c District staff again this year to provide Tiger University. These events are geared toward parents (and sometimes students) to give you a little extra insight on a hot topic.
Our first event will be October 12th during Book Fair Family Night at Hickory Creek.
The presentation topic is the PSAT test for 8th grade students.
The presentation time is 5:30pm.
Hot Lunch and Smoothie Sales
FSP successfully completed it's first week of hot lunches. For the most part it went very smooth. Thank You! We have no FSP hot lunches in October but we will be kicking off Smoothie Day on October 28th for Chelsea. We will not have day of sales for smoothies at Chelsea so if you didn't order before September 15th, you will have to wait until next time.
Please remember to check your Rev-Trak receipts. Many students had the wrong school lunch purchased. This seemed to be the largest issue we had. We also had some students who purchased after the deadline and thought they had bought all.
All hot lunch sales will be done through the 157c website on RevTrak. https://fsd157c.revtrak.net/tek9.asp No paper forms will be used this year. The Rev-Trak site will allow credit card or check payments.
OCTOBER 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 November hot lunch or smoothie needs to be purchased by October 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.
Manna Gift Card Sale Is Back
FSP will once again be selling gift cards. You will be allowed to choose from all the gift cards that Manna offers to us. We will again get a percentage of the price based on the businesses you purchase. Money (cash or check only) will be due with the order and gift cards will be handed out during Parent Teacher Conferences.
Remember you don't have to give the gift card as a gift you could use it yourself. Use it for dinner, use it for shopping, use it for a day out on your own, or use it for your holiday preparations. You get exactly what you pay for and that's why we love this program.
Manna Gift Card Sale Starts - October 19th
Manna Gift Card Sale Ends - November 4th
Manna Gift Card Distribution - November 21st & 22nd
FALL FAMILY FUN NIGHT
Book Fair SignUp Genius Links
Below are the links to volunteer to help with the book fair at the listed schools. When you click on the links you will see the dates and times available. If you have any questions please contact the chairperson listed on the signup genius page.
HICKORY CREEK COPY ROOM HELPERS SIGNUP GENIUS LINK
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.
Next FSP Meeting is A Night Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 4th, 6:30pm
10480 Nebraska Street
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.
October 2016 Newsletter