Lions Park Remote Learning Update

LETTER FROM THE Princpal

Dear Lions Park Families,


We were sorry not to have many of your children return to Lions Park this week. The good news is that we have everything organized and ready for whenever they do return to school. In the meantime, our staff continues to work hard to provide the best possible learning experience virtually.


We were happy to have the opportunity to commemorate Veterans Day with our students. Most classes watched the Mount Prospect Veterans Day ceremony. Unfortunately, the village had some technical difficulties that may have resulted in some classes not viewing the entire ceremony. Thanks to Mrs. Jorgenson's class for contributing to the ceremony by recording a video message. Lions Park has had a long standing tradition of participating in this ceremony, usually by performing a song in person at the Lions Park Recreation Center. We look forward to continuing this tradition in the years to come!


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


Warmly,

Katie Kelly

Principal

Lions Park School

Letter from the PTO Presidents About Return to School Task force

Lions Park Parents,


District 57 will be forming a Return-to-School Task Force in order to provide input to the Board of Education about what the return to school might look like in the future. Representation on this committee will consist of representatives from District 57 parents, staff, and administration. The PTO Presidents from each D57 school has been asked to help identify potential task force members from our school community.


If you are interested in being considered as a parent/guardian representative for Lions Park, please submit a request form from the link below by Friday, November 20 at 4 PM. The District is looking for a broad representation of viewpoints and backgrounds and will be following up with nominated parents/guardians. You do not need to be a PTO Member to be considered.


Task Force Commitments:

  • The Return-to-School Task Force will meet 1-2 times per month beginning in December and will meet for a total of 4-5 times.
  • Meeting times will alternate between 3:30-4:30 PM or 7-8 PM and will be held remotely via ZOOM.
  • The Lions Park PTO is asking you to provide updates from Task Force meeting at our monthly PTO ZOOM meetings on January 4 and February 1 at 8pm.


Request Form: https://forms.gle/9xM3P8spusAqfgRu6


Regards,


Molly Wintermute and Monica Janiczek
Lions Park PTO Presidents

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, November 23-Sunday, November 29 - NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 30 - Classes Resume

Volunteers Wanted

As we plan for the new reality of our arrival and dismissal when we begin hybrid, we would love to have some parent volunteers for arrival and dismissal, both in the morning and in the afternoon. If you are interested in assisting with a safe arrival and dismissal by helping students cross the street and/or helping maintain social distance, please fill out this form.

PEPS VIRTUAL MEETING

MRS. DAVIDOV'S 5TH GRADE CLASS PROJECT

Help spread the word. Here is the slideshow that you can share!

NEWS FROM THE LRC

Due to COVID-19, the 2021 Read to Succeed Program has been suspended; we will not be participating this school year. However, any unused tickets earned during the 2020 season will be valid throughout the remainder of this year with block out dates. Additionally, they will also honor the ticket through August 31, 2021 to provide families with even more flexibility to visit. For more complete details of the park and hours of operation, please visit Six Flags Great America Chicago . Keep on reading!

Tardies, Absences and Early Dismissals

If your child will be missing any portion of the school day (8:50-11:50 and 12:50-3:20), it is important that you report the absence to the Lions Park office at (847) 394-7330 or by using the form on our website. We appreciate your cooperation!

Technology Issues

Although technology can work well, there are times when it just does not work correctly. Teachers will not be available to respond to emails during instructional times. Instead, please submit a Remote Learning Technology Support form by clicking here. Once submitted, someone from our District Technology Team will contact you to provide assistance.



If you experience a technical issue, please follow these steps to troubleshoot the problem:


  • Restart the Chromebook (make sure it turns all the way off before turning back on).

  • Quit any unused applications.

  • Sign out of an application if it's not working, and sign back in.

  • Move closer to your internet router if you are experiencing connectivity issues.

  • Turn off any accessibility features i.e., contrast mode, special cursor that may be set on the Chromebook. These can cause applications to run slow.