Friends of Cleveland 9-16-21

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Welcome Back Cardinals!

It has been so great to see all the happy faces of kids back at Cleveland!


Picture day is just around the corner, be sure to mark your calendar for Thursday, September 30. The following day will be The Red Bird Hustle, Friday, October 1. This is a fun day of fitness for the students. Parents are encouraged to make signs for your child running and to come cheer them on outside the Cleveland turf area!

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Volunteers needed for the Red Bird Hustle


The Red Bird Hustle, Cleveland's annual walk-a-thon fundraiser is on Friday, October 1. A committee has been working on and will continue working to make this event fun and a success for the school and students. Please email the event chair, Lauren, HERE if you are interested in planning, helping prep for the event or if you would like to help day of the event.


Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

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CPS Health Screener Has Changed


Be sure to do your child's self health screener checklist before coming to school each day. Check CPS's website for any changes being made at https://www.cps.edu/services-and-supports/health-and-wellness/health-screener-instructions/ or contact the Cleveland office with any questions at 773-534-5130.

Meet Our New FOC President Julie Weber

Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Julie Weber, and I’m so excited and honored to be the new president of Friends of Cleveland!

I’ve been involved with FOC as a board member and Vice President since 2018. I’ve also been the chairperson for our gala - Celebrate Cleveland. I have a 3rd grader and a Kindergartener.

In our community, I created Front Porch Christmas over on N. Sacramento which gave toys to over 500 kids in our neighborhood and beyond last December.

I know this year may be challenging - but together, we will make it an amazing one!

I would like to extend an invite to all parents, teachers and staff to our next board meeting set for September 28th at 5:30pm at Leader Bar. Light appetizers will be served.

I look forward to meeting new parents looking to get involved, parents who’ve been a part of FOC now and in the past - and all the new ideas to come!

#committedtocleveland #foc
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Upcoming Events:

Thursday, September 16:

- Local School Council Meeting 5:30pm

* Join the meeting HERE or by phone 1-319-505-8105 PIN: 366 116 411#

* Can't make the meeting- fill out a public comment form HERE


Tuesday, September 21:

- PAC Principal Organization Meeting at 5pm

* Join the meeting HERE: or

* By phone here: +1 413-489-4084 (PIN: 393195813)


Thursday, September 30:

- Picture Day


Friday, October 1:

- Red Bird Hustle. Takes place on the Cleveland field during school hours. More information coming soon


Friday, October 8:

- Pledging Closes for the Red Bird Hustle

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! NO! Its our Grover Cleveland Street Pole Banners! They have been hung along the main streets surrounding the school. Be on the look out for them next time you are on: -Irving Park -California -Addison -Kedzie Thank you again to our AWESOME sponsors who helped make this possible! Go Cardinals!

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Free Cash for Cleveland: Collect Box Tops

Every box top is worth 10 cents to support Cleveland Elementary School. There are two ways to now participate:

1. Download the Box Tops for Education app and scan your receipt each time you purchase a Box Tops item (grocery, household cleaning and your school supplies). The app will find participating products and add Box Tops to the Cleveland earnings online- you can even specify your child's classroom!

2. If you see an old pink Box Top, clip it! We will continue to collect valid (not expired) Box Tops. When you have a handful, please have your student turn them into their teacher.

Shop on Amazon Smile and Amazon gives back to Cleveland

Cleveland will receive .5% of the purchase price of eligible Amazon products from the Amazon Smile Foundation.


Set up is simple and every bit helps:

  • Amazon site - Set your bookmark for smile.amazon.com and designate Friends of Cleveland as your charity.
  • Amazon app - Open the app, access app settings, tap on Amazon Smile and follow on-screen instructions to complete activation with Friends of Cleveland as your charity.
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Translation Available in 50+ languages/ Traducciones disponible en 50 + idiomas:

In order to access the Translation Feature, you will need to open your newsletter on the Smore website by clicking on the link provided at the top of the email or anywhere on the screenshot provided in the emailed newsletter. Once you've clicked on the emailed newsletter, a new tab will automatically open on your browser and you will be able to find the Translation feature on the right side of the newsletter. This is where you will see the "Translate" option in the black bar.


La manera de acceder a la información de traducción : Necesitas abrir el boletín de la página web de Smore haciendo el click en el enlace o en el captura de pantalla enviado en tu correo electrónico. Una vez que haces el clic en el boletín enviado una nueva etiqueta automáticamente se abrirá en tu navegador y podrás encontrar la característica a tu mano derecha. La opción de traducción se encuentra en la barra negra.

About Friends of Cleveland

Friends of Cleveland is a not-for-profit organization made of a dynamic group of parents, community members, teachers, and administrators. We’re working to build support for our school across the Irving Park neighborhood and are raising funds to help meet resource needs.