Family School Partnership News
Your 157c Parent Teacher Organization
Autumn is in the air!
Join us on Tuesday, October 3rd at 9:30AM at the District Office Board Room located in Grand Prairie. We look forward to seeing you!
Watch for your Spirit Wear you may have ordered to be coming home soon! We hope to have it all distributed in time for FSP Spirit Day on Friday, October 6th. It will be time to show off all those great new items.
What's Going On?
Scholastic Book Fair in October
Scholastic Book Fair is just around the corner. This is a wonderful event and a great time for students to grow their love of reading. Not to mention a great way to stock up on birthday and holiday gifts all while supporting the FSP!
Book Fair Dates & Family Nights
Hickory Creek: October 11-13, 2017 with Family Night on 10/12 from 4:00PM - 6:30pm
Chelsea: October 16-20, 2017 with Family Night on 10/18 from 5:30-7:00PM
Grand Prairie: October 23-27, 2017 with Family Night on 10/24 from 5:30-7:00PM
We do need your help to make this event a great success. Please consider volunteering your time and signing up to help via the Sign Up Genius links below. There are morning and afternoon time slots available, as well as Family Night time slots. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Hickory Creek Book Fair Sign Up-
Chelsea Book Fair Sign Up-
Grand Prairie Book Fair Sign Up-
The New FSP Website is ready to go!
The Creamery Dine and Donate made over $300!
SCRIP Gift Card Sale is coming!
The FSP SCRIP Gift Card Sale is a fundraiser for FSP. SCRIP means a Non-Cash form of payment or for us means GIFT CARDS.
- Last year we used the Manna company to get our gift cards. This year we will be using Great Lakes Scrip Center.
- This program allows FSP to sell gift cards to you and get them from Great Lakes Scrip Center at a discounted rate. They do this because we are a non-profit organization and this is a fundraiser for us.
- You receive actual gift cards for the amount that you paid for them.
- You can use the gift cards for your gift giving or your everyday shopping!
- I use my gift cards to get gas, go to the grocery store, give small gifts to my cousins, and buy my children's Christmas outfits. What will you do with your gift cards?
FSP will send out order forms the week of October 16th to the youngest family member in school. They DO NOT go out to every student because of the cost of printing.
- All orders will be due November 3rd so that we may get them placed and delivered to you before the holidays. You will pay FSP with cash or check. No credit card payments!
- Orders will be passed out at the school of your youngest family member during the Parent/Teacher conference days. YOU MUST PICK THEM UP AND SIGN FOR THEM! They do not go home with your child.
Parent / Teacher Conference Dinner Monday, November 20th
FSP helps provide a great dinner for the teachers during Parent / Teacher conferences. They really appreciate all the great items that parents bring in for them to have something good to eat when they're at school all day and night.
We will have a signup genius page go out for each school so that parents may donate items for this dinner.
Please watch upcoming newsletters for the details.
Mark Your Calendars - Next Dine & Donate Event is Thursday, December 7th!
Our next Dine & Donate will be on Thursday, December 7th at Buona in Frankfort. Stay tuned for details.
Other Scheduled Dates & Locations Include:
February 1st - Chipotle
April 12th - Pot Belly Sandwiches
Everyday What To Know
FSP Hot Lunch and Smoothie Days
October Hot Lunches are:
Tuesday, 10th - Chelsea
Wednesday, 11th - Hickory Creek
Thursday, 12th - Grand Prairie
October Smoothies are:
Friday, 20th - Chelsea (This is a makeup from Sept 15th)
Regular Lunch Volunteers at Grand Prairie and Chelsea for October & November
FSP is scheduling the daily lunch volunteers this year. The signup genius links for these schools are 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!
Grand Prairie Gold/Green Lunchroom
Grand Prairie Purple Lunchroom
Grand Prairie Gold/Green Lunchroom
Grand Prairie Purple Lunchroom
Hot Lunch & Smoothie Volunteers Needed!
FSP has 10 hot lunches scheduled and 6 smoothie days scheduled 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 may signup to volunteer.
Grand Prairie Hot Lunch Volunteer Signup
Chelsea Hot Lunch Volunteer Signup
Hickory Creek Hot Lunch Volunteer Signup
November Hot Lunch and Smoothie Sales
Hot Lunch sales and smoothie sales are on-line now!
You can find the entire hot lunch and smoothie schedule with the menus and booster that is sponsoring that lunch on the 157c website in the Virtual Backpack under Boosters.
Purchases are done on Rev-Trak and you can purchase lunches up until the 15th of the month prior. November Hot Lunches and Smoothies can be purchased now until October 15th! No cash will be accepted on the day of.
Remind 101 FOR 157c Booster Events - Have you signed up?
If you would like that extra reminder via text the day of or the night before you can now sign up for the 157c Boosters Remind 101. This will include reminders for Booster events like Hot Lunch as well as Family Nights and Fundraisers. To get these reminders please send a text with the following: @157cb to: 81010
Next FSP Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, 9:30am
10480 Nebraska Street
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.
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.
October 2, 2017 Booster E-Blast
& School Monthly Newsletters