Lions Park Paw Prints

Letter from the PTO Co-Presidents

Dear Lions Park Families,

It is hard to believe that we are into the 3rd trimester. The PTO has been busy planning and hosting many in person events. We were able to have Valentine’s Day parties last month, and the kids had lots of fun. Thank you to all the room reps for volunteering and making the day extra special. The PTO hosted a paint night last Friday for 5th graders that was a huge success, and will be hosting one tonight for 2nd-4th graders. We look forward to seeing your masterpieces.

The PTO is excited to bring back the STEM Fair to Lions Park this year. We are thrilled to be able to host this event in person. Thank you to all the students who have signed up to participate in this event. We can’t wait to see what amazing things you showcase. The STEM Fair will be held on Tuesday March 15. The STEM Fair is only for students who signed up to do a project. Thank you to Natalie Kronforst for volunteering to put this event together.

We are thrilled to be able to hold the Pawlooza again this year and it will be in person. The talent show will be held in late April and will be open to all students at Lions Park. More details will be coming out soon!

The PTO is looking for volunteers for the 2022-23 school year. Our board will have openings for a co-president, co- vice president, treasurer, and secretary next year. We are always looking for new faces to come join us. If you are interested in a board position or chairing a committee next year, please reach out to Mallory Reyes or Monica Janiczek. We look forward to working together with you!

The updated Lions Park directory is now available to all families who signed up for PTO membership.

● If you are new to Lions Park or Directory Spot AND signed up to be a PTO member: You should have received an email with instructions on how to set up your Directory Spot password to receive access to the directory.

● If you have used Directory Spot in the past AND signed up to be a 2021-22 PTO member: Open your Directory Spot app, log in, and you are good to go!

If you have not signed up, visit this link:

The next Lions Park PTO meeting will be held virtually via zoom. Please feel free to join us for the meeting to find out about some future volunteer opportunities.

Next PTO Meeting: Monday March 7, 2022 at 7pm Zoom Link: Meeting ID: 788 770 0564

If you have any questions, please email us at

Sincerely, Mallory Reyes and Monica Janiczek

Lions Park PTO Presidents PTO board members:

● Co-Presidents: Mallory Reyes and Monica Janiczek

● Co-Vice Presidents: Patty Susmarski and Sarah Deitch

● Treasurer: Jackie Foley

● Secretary: Emme Higgason


Monday, March 7 - LP PTO Meeting, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 8 - IAR Math Sessions 1 and 2 for third-fifth grades

Wednesday, March 9 - IAR Math Session 3 and IAR ELA Session 1 for third-fifth grades

Thursday, March 10 - IAR ELA Sessions 2 and 3 for third-fifth grades

Friday, March 11 - Early Dismissal at 11:50 a.m. (NO PM KIDS CORNER)

Tuesday, March 15 - STEM Fair, 5:30 p.m.


Lions Park Elementary is delighted to welcome Caldecott-winning author-illustrator Dan Santat for a virtual visit on Wednesday, March 16th. Mr. Santat will talk with students about his career as an author and discuss his new book, The Aquanaut: A Graphic Novel (order form below).

Angst Mini-Meeting

Thank you to everyone who came out to Lincoln for the screening of "Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety" last week and those of you who took advantage of the on-demand option at home! D57 PEPS (Partnering with Educators and Parents to Support student needs) will host a mini meeting to discuss “Angst” and connect families with resources on Thursday, March 10 from 10:00-11:00 at Lions Park Elementary. This in-person meeting will be accessible remotely. If you would like to attend remotely, please email Sara Tyburski at

MPPL Woven Together Project

We are excited to be participating in the MPPL Woven Together Project this year. Teachers will be sharing the book You Are Home as part of this community event . MPPL will be hosting the author via Zoom at 7pm that evening. All are welcome to attend. You can register here.


Attention 2nd Grade Parents: Dental Exam Reports are due by May 15th.

Thank you to the parents/guardians who have already sent in your Dental Exam Forms. Dental Exam Forms for all 2nd Graders are due by May 15th, 2022. Dental exams after 11/15/20 are acceptable. If needed, please schedule an appointment soon. Please have your dentist complete, date, and sign the district’s Dental Exam Form (see below).

The completed form may be emailed to or faxed to: (847) 394-7338.

Thank you!

Cathy Bauer BSN, RN, PEL-CSN

Lions Park School Nurse

Mount Prospect School District 57

Ph: 847-394-7330 x3102 Fax: 847-394-7338