Lions Park Paw Prints

Letter from the Principal

Dear Lions Park Families,

We had another week of meaningful learning at Lions Park. We also had the opportunity to enjoy performances by the Lincoln 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands. This was a wonderful opportunity for students to be inspired to play in the band and for staff to see former students. District 57 is fortunate to have a wonderful instrumental music program. Special thanks to our band director, Mr. Acuna, for making this event possible.

District 57 will be offering targeted opportunities for parents and teachers/service providers to check in during the month of February. Our district encourages ongoing two way communication between our staff and families. In addition to emails, phone calls and meetings as needed throughout the year, we hold parent and teacher conferences with all families in October and November. New this year, we will be offering check-ins on an as needed basis during the month of February. These will be different from conferences in that there will not be a full presentation about your child. You will indicate a topic you wish to discuss or questions you have for the teacher or related service provider. There is less time allocated than for fall conferences, so depending upon the level of interest, available time will be prioritized based on student needs. Check-ins may be done over the phone, via Zoom or at an in-person meeting. Please don’t feel obligated to check in, but you are welcome to request a time with a staff member if you have a particular topic to discuss. In middle school, unlike this fall, conferences will be with an individual teacher rather than the team.

If you are interested in having a check-in with any certified staff member, please fill out this form by Friday, February 3rd. You can translate the page for the sign up form using your browser. To translate the sign up form into another language, right-click anywhere in the Google Form and select the Translate to Language option. Please fill out a separate form for each check-in you are requesting. For example, if you have two children at Lions Park and you wish to talk with one child’s homeroom teacher and the other child’s art teacher and social worker, you would fill out three forms. You will then be contacted to schedule a time to talk with the teacher or related service provider. Staff may schedule meetings/calls before school, during their planning time, lunch hour or after school. Feel free to follow up if you don’t hear anything by Friday, February 10th.

Media Club made another video to highlight this week. Please note, the McTeacher Night that is mentioned in the video was postponed. The video can be viewed at this link.

As always, feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.


Katie Kelly


Lions Park School


Thursday, February 2 - Board of Ed Meeting, 7 p.m. @ FV (tentative)

5th/6th Grade Groundhog Day Concert, 7 p.m. @ LMS

Monday, February 6 - LP PTO Meeting, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, February 7 - PTO Pawlooza Previews, 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 8 - PTO Special Lunch

Friday, February 10 - 5th Grade Morke's Event, 6:15 p.m. @ FV

Thursday, February 16 - Board of Ed Meeting, 7 p.m. @ FV

Friday, February 17 - Early Dismissal @ 11:50 a.m. (NO PM KIDS CORNER)

Monday, February 20 - Presidents' Day - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, February 21 - PEPS Meeting, 6:30 p.m. @ FV

Tuesday, February 28 - PTO Pawlooza Rehearsal, 3:30-5:30

Ed Foundation Meeting, 7 p.m. @ FV

Wednesday, March 1 - PTO Pawlooza, 6:30 p.m.