411 on 67
Welcome to the 411 on 67!
I am thrilled to introduce a new communications tool with you - 411 on 67. This biweekly digital newsletter will hit your inbox every other Tuesday with important information that you need to know about our District. Check out our first issue below!
Matthew L. Montgomery, Ph.D
NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, November 8!
Please note that in observation of Election Day, a new state holiday, there will be no school for students or staff on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
About Project F_LL
Project F_LL is a tri-district partnership between School Districts 65, 67, and 115. A committee made up of students, staff, and parent volunteers from these three Districts coordinate efforts to collect and distribute food or donations to address food insecurity and shortages in Lake County and the surrounding areas. If you would like to make a monetary donation to Project F_LL, all donations will be used to support these efforts through a variety of programs and events offered throughout the school year, including food drives and community markets.
APT Thanksgiving Food Drive
The Food Drive kicks off on Monday, October 31 and runs through Friday, November 4.
Many people are struggling with food insecurity in Lake County. Please help us support these families in need this Thanksgiving.
Donation Items by Grade:
- Kindergarten: Rice
- 1st: Canned Fruit
- 2nd: Canned Beans
- 3rd: Stuffing Mix
- 4th: Canned Vegetables
- 5th: Corn Muffin Mix
- 6th: Canned Chicken or Turkey Broth
- 7th: Canned Corn
- 8th Grade: Rice
Please bring your donations to your school, and deposit in the bins at the front entrance of all buildings, 8:30am-3:00pm.
The Great Full Market 2022
On October 16, Districts 65, 67, and 115 co-hosted the second annual Great Full Market, a free farmers market and family festival for residents of Waukegan, with Beacon Place and Quest Food Management Services.
The Great Full Market provided members of the Waukegan community the opportunity to pick up fresh produce, dry goods such as beans and rice, and other pantry items, all at no cost. Families also enjoyed hot chocolate, churros, and activities including soccer, Lotería, face painting, and crafts led by Lake Forest and Lake Bluff students. This year, over 80 volunteers served over 600 people, distributing 8,000 pounds of fresh produce and dry goods, and hundreds of canned food items.
The number of Lake County residents suffering from hunger is 9% higher than prior to COVID-19, in 2019. According to Feeding America, approximately 27,130 residents, or 11.8% of the Lake County population are living with food insecurity. That equates to 1 in 8.5 Lake County residents.
LET'S TALK | K-8 Learning
District 67 parent and guardians are invited to the District’s first LET'S TALK program for the 2022-2023 school year on Thursday, November 3, 2022, 7:00 PM in the Board Room at LFHS West Campus.
Hosted by Superintendent Dr. Matthew Montgomery and featuring Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jeff McHugh and District 67 Director of Teaching and Learning Mrs. Vail Kieser, we will host a community conversation about teaching and learning in District 67. Topics discussed will include District performance data, current reading reviews, and curriculum considerations.
Please submit your questions using this form by no later than Wednesday, November 2, at 10:00 AM.
LET'S TALK | K-4 Behavior with the Elementary Principals
District 67 Principals Renee Fitzsimmons, Kate Cavanaugh, and Susan Milsk invite you to join them for an online conversation on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 7:00 PM, that will focus on student behavior.
Topics discussed will include:
Bullying - what it is, and what it isn’t
Proactive measures to prevent negative behavior
Reactive measures to negative behavior; how to respond/consequences
Board policy and research on school discipline
Answers to questions submitted by our parents/guardians
Please submit your questions using this form by noon on Tuesday, November 8.
Sheridan Community of Learners Early Childhood Program - Enroll Now!
District 67 Early Childhood Free Behavior and Developmental Screenings
District 67 offers a free of charge early childhood behavioral and developmental screening for families with children aged 3- 5 years old residing within District boundaries. Early childhood developmental screening provides an opportunity for young children and their families to assess specific areas of development including gross motor, fine motor, communication, problem-solving and social/emotional.
Screening in early childhood supports children's readiness for kindergarten, promotes positive developmental outcomes, gives families to access a wide variety of services and early childhood programs, and supports families' understanding of their child's health, development, and learning needs.