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LETTER FROM THE PTO

Dear Lions Park Families,


The PTO is committed to providing as many of our regular school activities as we can. We are looking for a parent that would be able to chair a virtual STEM fair at the end of April. In the past, our students have loved and learned so much from exploring STEM related projects and experiments and then presenting them. Let’s provide them the same opportunity this year! Please contact us at lionsparkpto@gmail.com if you are interested.


Thank you for all your support for our Roar N Run Read! We are in the home stretch and have almost met our goal! We have raised over $9,000 and you have until Sunday, February 28 to get your pledges in. Let’s top $10,000! See the flyer included in this newsletter to donate. We would like to give a huge thank you to Nicholas & Associates for their generous donation and their continued commitment to our schools!


Our 5th graders are working with the Fairview 5th graders to create care packages for children in hospitals in the Chicagoland area. Thank you for everyone who dropped donations off!


The Social Connections committee continues to keep our students engaged and connected with fun virtual events like Yoga & a Craft. They also hosted a fun family game and pizza night with the help of the local businesses listed below:

Parents Time Out


Mrs. P & Me

The Glow Place

Honey Biscuit

Busse Automotive and Detailing

Oberweis Mt Prospect

Stefanie O’Donnell Photography

Hubby's Dog House

Dave's Specialty Foods

Games Plus

Amethyst Skye Salon

Station 34

Iced Otter Cookie Creations

Wild Bird Shack

MKNamaste

Bellissimo Nails

Board to Door


The Social Connections Committee is bringing another exciting and unique event with an Online Bucket Drumming Bash on March 6. Register by March 5th at 12pm. See the flyer included with the newsletter for more details.


Remember that if you would like to have access to our online directory app, purchase your membership at this link: https://lionsparkpto.com/product/pto-family-membership/.


At this time, PTO meetings will be held via zoom. The next PTO meeting will be March1st. The zoom link and agenda are below.


If you have any questions, please e-mail us at lionsparkpto@gmail.com.



Sincerely,


Molly Wintermute and Monica Janiczek

Lions Park PTO Presidents


PTO board members:

  • Co-presidents: Molly Wintermute and Monica Janiczek
  • Co-vice presidents: Mariya Thomas and Patty Susmarski
  • Treasurer: Jackie Foley
  • Secretary: Mallory Reyes

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, March 1 - PTO Meeting, 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 4 - Board of Ed Meeting, 7 p.m. @ FV

Friday, March 5 - Early Dismissal

AM and PM Hybrid students will be on Zoom with their homeroom teacher 8am-10am.

Remote students will follow their typical Friday morning schedule.

Thursday, March 18 - Board of Ed Meeting, 7 p.m. @ FV

Monday, March 22-Sunday, March 28 - NO SCHOOL, Spring Break

Monday, March 29 - Classes Resume

Great Kindness Challenge

Lions Park is excited to take part in the Great Kindness Challenge. You will see more detailed information in this flier that is going home with hybrid students and will be shared with our remote students in their Google Classroom. Students are encouraged to do as many of the activities as they wish to do. Participation is optional. Students may let their teachers know how many activities they complete, but they are not required to turn in the checklist to the school office. We look forward to seeing and hearing about how kindness is being spread by our students!

District 57 Covid 19 Resources and Information

Documents for in person learners and information about anything related to Covid 19 can be found at this link.

NOTE FROM THE NURSE

Attention 2nd Grade Parents: Dental Exam Reports are due by May 15th.


Thank you to the parents/guardians who have already sent in your Dental Exam Forms. Dental Exam Forms for all 2nd Graders are due by May 15th, 2021. Dental exams after 11/15/2019 are acceptable. If necessary, please schedule an appointment for your child soon. Please have your dentist complete, date, and sign the State Dental Exam Form (below).


Feel free to contact the health office with any questions.


Cathy Bauer BSN, RN

Lions Park School Nurse

Ph: 847-394-7330

Fax: 847-394-7338

cbauer@d57.org

COVID 19 - D57 DONATIONS

COVID-19 has presented many unique hardships and challenges for some of our family
members, friends and neighbors. Some parents have asked if it’s possible to make a
financial donation to help support District 57 families who are currently in need. The
District has set up a system to facilitate this for anyone who is interested. We
will distribute the collected funds to families, based on formal requests that are made.
If you would like to donate, simply go to this link:
https://magic.collectorsolutions.com/magic-ui/Login/mt-prospect-sd-57 and click
“Make a one-time payment.” Fill in your student’s name, school and grade, and click
“COVID-19 Donation to District 57 Families.” Fill in your information and donation
amount, then proceed to the payment section. Thank you so much, in advance, for your
kindness and generosity.


Those who are in need of support can fill out this online form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1j62TjhwU4mCpX6jt5IRZndg7Yfzm_pepNl9WmU3IMG4/edit


Names will only be seen by select District personnel who are distributing the funds.


Thank you.


Adam Parisi, Ed.S.

Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations/CSBO and Treasurer

Mount Prospect School District 57

847-394-7300 x1003

Tardies, Absences and Early Dismissals

When we begin with the Hybrid schedule on Tuesday, January 19, if your child will be missing any portion of the school day (8-10:30 and 12:30-3 M-Th or 8-10 and 1-3 on Fridays), 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.