Family School Partnership News

Your 157c Parent Teacher Organization

FSP General Meeting


FSP will have our monthly general meeting on Tuesday November 5 @ 9:30 am at Grand Prairie in the Tiger's Den.

Thank you to ALL our Volunteers for the Scholastic Book Fair!

FSP's bookfair would not be a success without all our volunteers. Thank you!!!

SCRIP Gift Card Orders - Extended to 11/6

We have extended the deadline to place your Scrip Gift Card orders to Wednesday, November 6th. All of your gift card purchases benefit the FSP (Family School Partnership) at no additional cost to you. You receive what you pay for on your gift cards - it's a win win!!


What is Scrip?

Scrip is an online gift card site where you can order just about any gift card you would like and a set percentage (different for each gift card) is given back to an organization - in this case the FSP. The gift card does not cost you any more money. You get exactly what you pay for. There are so many options to choose from - Target, Walmart, Macy's, Subway, Panera Bread, Meijer, Nordstrom, Home Depot, Best Buy, Amazon, Starbucks, Apple/Itunes, Zappos, Old Navy - to name a few. This is great for holiday shopping, birthday gifts, gas, restaurants, fast food, grocery shopping, shopping for yourself and anything and everything.


How do I place an order?

Visit www.shopwithscrip.com. Log in with your user name and password and you can shop till you drop.


I have never shopped with Scrip before. What do I need to do?

If you have never ordered before (either online or via paper order form) you will need an account set up by the FSP. Send an email to theresafsp157c@gmail.com with the following information to request an account:


SUBJECT LINE –  Gift Card Online Set Up

BODY OF EMAIL – 

  • Parent/Guardian First and Last Name 
  • Youngest Child’s Name Attending District 157C
  • School Building/Buildings Your Child/Children Are Attending

How do I pay for my purchase?

You have three ways you can pay for your online gift card purchase.

1. Online via your credit card (Scrip charges a small fee)

2. Online via your bank account (Scrip charges a small fee)

3. Via Check. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS - Make check payable to "FSP157C"; place in an envelope marked "FSP Scrip Order - Attention Theresa Larkin" and send with your youngest child to school. The teacher will send the envelope to the office and the office will place in the FSP mailbox.


When will I receive my gift card order?

Gift cards will be available for pick up during Parent/Teacher Conferences, at your youngest child's school, on November 25th and 26th. If you are not attending conferences on the 25th or 26th, the gift cards will remain in the school office for pick up at your convenience.


Special Note!

Check payments must be sent to school no later than November 6th.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to theresafsp157c@gmail.com.

Family Fitness Night

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Chelsea Parent Teacher Conference Dinner 2019

The teachers at Chelsea will have a long day of parent-teacher conferences on Monday, Nov. 25th. When they break for dinner, each school, with the help of the FSP (Family School Partnership), has a tradition of providing dinner for approximately 90 staff members. The school will serve soup and sandwiches. The rest comes from generous food and drink donations from you, the parents!


We are looking to provide side dishes, desserts, and beverages. 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 25th from 7:30AM to 4PM at the front office.


Nonperishable items may be dropped off the week before if that is more convenient. If you have any questions, please contact Georgette Kristin, gkristinfsp@gmail.com.


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Grand Prairie Parent Teacher Conference Dinner

The teachers at Grand Prairie will have a long day of parent-teacher conferences on Monday, November 25th. When they break for dinner , with the help of the FSP (Family School Partnership), Grand Prairie has a tradition of providing dinner for approximately 110 staff members. The school will serve dinner and the rest comes from generous food and drink donations from our parents.


We are looking to provide side dishes, salads, desserts, and beverages. If you are willing to donate one or more of these items, please sign up.


All donations will be accepted on Monday, November 25th from 7:30 am to 3 pm at the front office. Nonperishable items may be dropped off the week before, if that is more convenient.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445a4a82da3fb6-2019

Hickory Creek Parent Teacher Conference Dinner

All donations will be accepted the week of November 18-22nd to the main office between the hours of 7:30am-2:30pm. If you have any perishable items you can bring them in on Monday, November 25th between the hours of 7:30am-12:00pm.


We are looking to provide side dishes, desserts and beverages (water, pop). Please sign up below!


If you have any questions please contact Victoria Lanigan at vlanigan@mac.com


Thank you for your help!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e48aea72ea1fc1-hickory4

Chelsea Garden

The snow and cold unfortunately hit Chelsea's Garden, however, the new benches and stump seats arrived this past week.


Students at Chelsea will be painting a rock to put in the garden during their Art class.


A ceremony is planned for the spring to celebrate the garden and our partnership with Will County U of I Extension.

Amazon Smile

Do you shop on Amazon often? If you do, did you know that you can help raise funds for FSP.

Simply login onto your account on https://smile.amazon.com/

Choose as your charity: Frankfort School District 157c Family School Partnership

Every time you make a purchase, you help FSP generate funds.


As an incentive for using AmazonSmiles at the end of the school year we will be having a raffle for those that are using Amazon Smile. More details will be forthcoming.


Raffle prizes will be a $50 Coopers Hawk gift card and a $50 Dancing Marlin gift card.

What's Going On?

December Hot Lunch Deadline



The deadline to purchase hot lunch for December is fast approaching. All December hot lunches should be purchased no later than November 15. Orders are placed via RevTrak which is found on the district website - www.fsd157c.org.

FSP Hot Lunch & Smoothie Days - November


November Hot Lunches

19-Chelsea

20-Hickory Creek

21-Grand Prairie


November Smoothies

8-Hickory Creek

15-Grand Prairie

Remind 101 FOR 157c Booster Events

Remind 101 App is a reminder system to send out quick, short reminders via text or email about upcoming news. The 157C Boosters (Band, Orchestra, Athletic, Chorus, Family School Partnership & Education Foundation) use Remind 101 to send out reminders regarding hot lunches, ticket sales, volunteer needs, order deadlines, etc. New restrictions from Remind have forced us to create multiple groups to keep our audience for each group under 150 people. Below are the different groups created for the 157C Booster Remind 101.


Please choose the one or two that apply to you.


Grand Prairie parent Remind Text 81010 the message: @gp157cb

Chelsea parent Remind Text 81010 the message: @ch157cb

Hickory Creek parent Remind Text 81010 the message: @hc157cb


All three schools parent Remind (choose this if you have two or more schools with children and don’t want to get two individual messages.)

Text 81010 the message: @all157cb

Looking to Volunteer??

FSP Hot Lunch & Smoothie Volunteers Needed

FSP has 10 hot lunches and 6 smoothie days scheduled in 2019-2020 to help cover our Family Nights and Teacher Appreciation Week events. We are looking for help to distribute on these scheduled days at each school. Please see the signup genius links so you can signup to volunteer.


Grand Prairie Hot Lunch & Smoothie Volunteer Signup

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044BA8AB2FA5F94-grand5


Chelsea Hot Lunch & Smoothie Volunteer Signup

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044BA8AB2FA5F94-chelsea


Hickory Creek Hot Lunch & Smoothie Volunteer Signup

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4aa9ac2aa2f49-fsphot

Regular Lunchroom Volunteer Helpers

FSP is looking for daily lunch volunteers. The Signup Genius links for Grand Prairie & Chelsea can be found below. The children love to see familiar faces in the lunchroom everyday. Please consider picking a day to come in and help. Thank you for your support!


Please note that the Green Community classrooms at Grand Prairie are now split between two lunchrooms. If you are signing up for the Green Community please look for your student's teacher to be sure you sign up in the spot you would like.


November

Gold/Green

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0445A4A82DA3FB6-grand2


Purple/Green

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0445A4A82DA3FB6-grand3



Chelsea

November - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0448AEAB2DA1FE3-fsd157c12

FSP is Paperless!

We have heard you loud and clear and the FSP will be going paperless (maybe just some paper here and there) this year.


If you want to be in the know on what is going on this year, and not miss any important news, be sure sign up or check out one or more of the below:


EMAIL - Sign up to be on the FSP email list and be in the know on what is happening with FSP and how you can be involved in our various events and activities. Send an email to fsp157c@gmail.com or complete a Contact Us Sheet found under FSP Information on our website (www.fsp157c.org)


FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/FamilySchoolPartnership157c


INSTAGRAM - Follow us at fsp157c


NEWSLETTERS - Our newsletter links are sent out via the District on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month (unless there is a holiday). They are also sent out by all three schools at the beginning of each month. Click on our link and see all the news!


WEBSITE - check out our website at www.fsp157c.org

Check out the FSP Website

The FSP website is full of great information about FSP and upcoming events. Go check it out at www.FSP157c.org.


If you have any questions, issues or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to the FSP directly at fsp157c@gmail.com .

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.

http://fsd157c.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=8

FSP meets monthly on the first Tuesday.

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November 4, 2019 Booster E-Blast