Family School Partnership News

Your 157c Parent Teacher Organization

We're Flying into Fall!

With Fall comes the Manna Gift Card Sale, and Fall Family Fun Night. Gift Card orders are due November 4th. Orders will be distributed at each school during Parent Teacher Conferences from the office or main hall.

Fall Family Night is Thursday, November 17th. This event is for all 157c families.

What's Going On?

Manna Gift Card Sale Finishes Up November 4th

Please consider purchasing some gift cards from our Manna Gift Card Sale. We are not asking students to go door to door. Just think about what you buy everyday and then get a gift card to pay for it. Money (cash or check only) will be due when you turn in your order. Gift cards will be handed out during Parent Teacher Conferences in the office or the main hall.

Remember you don't have to give the gift card as a gift you could use it yourself. Use it for dinner, use it for shopping, use it for a day out on your own, or use it for your holiday preparations. You get exactly what you pay for and that's why we love this program.

Manna Gift Card Sale Starts - October 19th

Manna Gift Card Sale Ends - November 4th

Manna Gift Card Distribution - November 21st & 22nd

The order forms were only sent home with the youngest member of every family to save on paper costs and avoid waste.

FALL FAMILY FUN NIGHT - An Evening of Fun and Games

Thursday, November 17th

5:30pm - 8pm

Come out and have a great time. There will be lots of games for everyone to play.

Some games include:

45 minute Game Show for families to participate in

Giant Inflatable Foosball


Fun Fair Games

This FSP event is for all 157c families.

It will be hosted at Chelsea Intermediate School at 80th Ave and Laraway.

We need volunteers to work a shift to help make this event run smoothly. High School students are welcome to sign up as well as parents. Please see the signup genius link below.

Dine and Donate

Dine and Donate is a fundraiser where we coordinate a date with a local business and then publicize it to all of our 157c families. The families then go in and get dinner, desserts, snacks, etc on that day. A percent of the sales for that day or days will go to the FSP. So, since we know everyone eats, and we picked great places, we think it will be a great success.

Our next Dine and Donate is with Chili's in New Lenox. You have a whole month! Stop by November 16th - December 16th and grab a bite to eat. You can go more than once too.

Looking ahead we will have Dine and Donate events as follows:

December - Panera

January - Chipotle

We will continue to send out flyers for each event and place them on the virtual backpack as well. Thank You for your support.

Parent - Teacher Conference Dinner For The Teachers

The teachers at Grand Prairie, Chelsea, and Hickory Creek will have a long day of parent-teacher conferences on Monday, November 21st. When they break for dinner, each school, with the help of the FSP (Family School Partnership), has a tradition of providing dinner for them. The school provides the main dish, and the rest comes from generous food and drink donations from you, the parents!

If you are willing to donate a side dish, dessert, or beverage (water, pop), please sign up!

All donations will be accepted on Monday, November 21st, 7:30AM until 4PM at the front office of each school. Non-perishable items may be dropped off the week before. If you have any questions, please contact your Building Chair.

Grand Prairie Chairperson: Venus Shelton

Chelsea Chairperson: Angela Miller

Hickory Creek Chairperson: Cindy Blau

To sign up for Grand Prairie, please click the following link:

To sign up for Chelsea, please click the following link:

To sign up for Hickory Creek, please click the following link:

Book Fairs Are Done Until Spring

Thank You for the great turnout at all our book fairs! Funds raised at book fair go to help give new books to the libraries as well as the teachers. Volunteers even get a bonus. When they buy three books they get one FREE. We sold over $30,000 in books this month! We hope you enjoy all your new books.

Hot Lunch and Smoothie Sales

FSP has Smoothies this month:

November 4th at Hickory Creek

November 11th at Grand Prairie

FSP has Hot Lunches this month:

November 15th (Mostaccioli) at Chelsea

November 16th (Mostaccioli) at Hickory Creek

November 17th (Mostaccioli) at Grand Prairie

Please remember to check your Rev-Trak receipts. All hot lunch sales will be done through the 157c website on RevTrak. No paper forms will be used this year. The Rev-Trak site will allow credit card or check payments.

NOVEMBER hot lunch and smoothie sales are now closed.

You can still buy future lunches on-line as long as you purchase them by the 15th of the month before. For example any December hot lunch or smoothie needs to be purchased by November 15th.

You can find the entire hot lunch and smoothie schedule with the menus and booster that is sponsoring that lunch on the 157c website.

Holiday Shop Coming December 8th at 5:30pm

This year FSP will be running Holiday Shop in the EVENING only. This will be a one day event with shopping available at Grand Prairie (but all district students are welcome to come). In addition to the Holiday Shop we will have some fun activities going on. Watch for more details to come out soon!

If you want to volunteer to help the planning committee please contact Corrie Gleason at

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer badge pictures were taken on Picture Day. If you missed this date please call the school office and see if they have someone available to take your picture the next time you are coming in. Having a badge makes it easier to get checked in and the school doesn't have to print the paper badge each time.

Fall Family Fun Night

Please consider helping out at Family Fun Night. We don't ask anyone to work an entire night so that you can also enjoy the evening with your family. You are not responsible to bring anything or plan anything. You are signing up to coordinate/control an activity that the committee has already planned. Here is the link to sign up.


Hickory Creek uses parent volunteers to take care of the much needed copying at school. If you are interested in helping out please go to the signup genius link below to see the days and times needed.

Hot Lunch Distribution SIGNUP GENIUS LINKS

FSP sells Hot Lunches and Smoothies in order to raise funds during the year. We need volunteers to help us distribute the lunches/smoothies to the students. The links below are to the SignUp Genius pages for each FSP Hot Lunch or Smoothie Day.

Regular Lunch Volunteers at Grand Prairie and Chelsea

FSP is no longer coordinating the day to day scheduling of regular lunch volunteers. The signup genius links for these schools can be found in the monthly newsletter for the appropriate school. Thank You for your support!

Next FSP Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 1st, 9:30am

10480 Nebraska Street

Frankfort, IL

Everyone is welcome to come to the FSP meeting. This is where we discuss upcoming events and hot topics. The FSP Board is always present as well as the 157c Superintendent, Grand Prairie Principal, Chelsea Principal, and Hickory Creek Principal.

Your input is encouraged. We hold two meetings a year in the evening to allow working parents to join in.

School Calendars

Since changes may be made to the calendars, please remember to update you iCal file periodically.

About 157-c Family School Partnership (FSP)

We are the 157c Parent Teacher Organization. We are non-profit. We provide free family events as well as parent support, teacher appreciation, assembly funds, and curriculum enrichment. All parents with students in 157c are encouraged to help us. We can only do as much as we can with the volunteers that help. If you prefer not to support our fundraisers you can always support us by donating to our un-fundraiser. You can do this via Rev-Trak under FSP.

FSP meets monthly on the first Tuesday.

November 2016 Newsletter