Lions Park Paw Prints

Letter from the Principal

Dear Lions Park Families,

Despite the uncertain weather, we had an amazing day at our Roar and Run! Our enthusiastic students and our generous school community made this event successful as we exceeded our goal! Thanks to everyone who participated, our PTO, and especially the event chair Jaclyn Henriquez. Lions Park is a very special school!

Parent and Teacher conferences will be November 1st, (8:15am-3:35pm) 7th and 17th (3:40pm-6:40pm). The electronic sign up will go out to all families via email at 2pm on Wednesday, October 12th.

October is Bullying Prevention Month! In District 57, we take the prevention of bullying very seriously. Bullying is intentional physical, verbal, or social aggression. It’s often repeated over time and occurs when there’s a real or perceived power imbalance. All Kindergarten through 8th grade students participate in classroom meetings/advisory meetings to build classroom community and provide strategies for students on how to prevent/handle potential bullying situations. This is done, in part, using the Second Step Bullying Prevention Unit. These instructional materials offer an opportunity for students to share their feelings and opinions, to suggest solutions, and to learn to follow the rules and handle bullying situations appropriately. It also builds class community and cohesiveness and recognizes achievements and successes of the class as a whole.

We encourage any student or parent who is aware of a potential bullying situation to report the issue immediately to a staff member. This report will initiate an investigation. Whether or not the issue is found to be bullying, any behavior that does not follow school expectations will be addressed. If your child does not feel comfortable, telling someone at school, we have a bullying report box outside the office. We also have a Google Form at this link that you could help your child fill out. Over the next few weeks, teachers will be showing this video to your children to let them know how to get help. We want all students to feel safe and comfortable during their time at school, and we are committed to removing barriers that are preventing this for individual students or groups of students. For more information on this topic, please visit this link.

I hope your children enjoy the long weekend!


Katie Kelly


Monday, October 10 - NO SCHOOL, Indigenous Peoples' Day

Wednesday, October 12 - PTO Special Lunch

Thursday, October 20 - Board of Ed Meeting, 7 p.m. @ FV

Tuesday, October 25 - Ed Foundation Meeting, 7 p.m. @ FV

Friday, October 28 - NO SCHOOL, Staff Institute Day

Monday, October 31 - LP Halloween Parade, 1:15 p.m.