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Letter from the Principal

Dear Lions Park Families,

We have so enjoyed having the opportunity to confer with so many families over the past three weeks at our parent and teacher conferences. We appreciate your attendance and the hard work of our teachers and therapists to prepare for these important conversations. We believe that our students are more successful when home and school work together. Special thanks to our PTO board, chairs Melissa Nelson and Mayte Costales, and many parent donations for the delicious conference lunch and dinners.

As you may know, Erin’s Law mandates sexual abuse prevention education for public school children in Illinois and many other states across the country. More information about Erin’s Law can be found by clicking here. Between December 5th and December 22nd, Lions Park students will participate in a 30-minute classroom presentation delivered by Gail Valentini, School Social Worker, to educate them in an age-appropriate way about the topic of childhood sexual abuse. These valuable presentations will teach students more about personal safety, safe vs. unsafe touches, safety steps to follow if someone breaks the touching rule and good secrets vs. bad secrets. Please do not hesitate to contact me or Mrs. Valentini ( if you have any follow up questions.

When we return from the break, we will have many festive activities at Lions Park. The details about our winter concerts for all second, third, and fourth grade students and for third-fifth grade chorus students can be found below. All fifth graders will perform in the fifth grade musical this spring. We will also be doing the Mount Prospect Fire Department Toy Drive on Friday, December 9th. More details about that can also be found below.

We wish you and your families a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday and break. Our school staff are thankful for the opportunity to work with your children each day and for your ongoing support and partnership.

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


Katie Kelly


Monday, November 21-Sunday, November 27 - NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 28 - Classes Resume

Tuesday, November 29 - Ed Foundation Meeting, 7 p.m. @ FV