Family School Partnership News

Your 157c Parent Teacher Organization

Well Hello September.....

School is officially in session! It's been an adjustment for many to get back into the school routine, but everyday seems to get easier and easier!

Thank you to all those who attended this year's first FSP meeting this morning. To those who couldn't make it, we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming FSP meetings. Our next one is scheduled for Tuesday, October 3rd at 9:30AM at the District Office Board Room located in Grand Prairie. Mark you calendars!

We do still have a few chairperson positions available. Please consider helping out your school district. It's a great way to become involved, meet other parents and be a part of your child's education. Contact Tina Kohler at for details.

Hickory Creek Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

We had a great turn out for the Hickory Creek ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 16th celebrating all of the wonderful enhancements made to the Hickory Creek Library and STEM Room. All of this was made possible through a grant made by the District 157-C Education Foundation and a donation from the Family School Partnership (FSP) organization.

Below are some pictures from the ceremony.

We previously mentioned the Chelsea ribbon-cutting ceremony was to be held in October; however this event has been rescheduled until January. Additional details will follow.

What's Going On?

Only a Few Days Left to Order Your Spirit Wear! Last Day is September 8th!

FSP is offering Spirit Wear for 157C students, families, and teachers. We will be hosting FSP Spirit Days on the second Friday of every month to show off your school spirit.

Ordering will be online again this year. Go to Action Sports to order. Enter TIGERS in the My Team store to enter the store for 157C items.

Sales will be done through September 8th. Only a few days left!

To view the Spirit Wear in person stop by our table at any Curriculum Night.

Funds raised from this year's sale will be used to buy the Field Day shirts for all Grand Prairie and Chelsea students!

If you have any questions please contact our Spirit Wear chairperson:

Melissa Knieriem


Meet the FSP Board at Curriculum Nights

Please feel free to come and say hi to the FSP Board and any Chairpersons at the FSP table at Curriculum Night. We would love to meet you and answer any questions you may have.

Curriculum Nights

September 6th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm @ Chelsea - 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade

September 7th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm @ Hickory Creek - 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade

Tina Kohler - President

Desiree Lavin - Co-VicePresident

Laura Blakely - Co-VicePresident

Georgette Kristin - Treasurer

Theresa Larkin - Secretary

Our First Dine & Donate Event is Thursday, September 14th!

Our first Dine and Donate event is being held on Thursday, September 14th at the Creamery in Frankfort. Please stop by and enjoy some yummy ice cream and help raise funds for the FSP. There is no flyer required for the Creamery Dine and Donate, but please mention it is for the FSP 157C when ordering.

Other Scheduled Dates & Locations Include:

December 7th - Buona Beef

February 1st - Chipotle

April 12th - Pot Belly Sandwiches

FSP is covering the Parties and Assemblies this year!

FSP has agreed to cover the party fees as well as the assemblies for the 2017 - 2018 school year. We will be purchasing some party supplies for each classroom as well as supplementing the assembly costs this year.

FSP is looking for volunteers to work the FSP hot lunch distribution.

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. Our first hot lunch is September 12th, 2017.

Grand Prairie Hot Lunch Volunteer Signup

Chelsea Hot Lunch Volunteer Signup

Hickory Creek Hot Lunch Volunteer Signup

October 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. October Hot Lunches and Smoothies can be purchased now until September 15th!

Purchases are done on Rev-Trak and you can purchase lunches up until the 15th of the month prior. For example, October lunches must be purchased by September 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

New FSP Website in the Works!

As some of you may have noticed the FSP website is currently under construction. We are so excited to be giving the site a brand new look. Stay tuned for its launch date.

In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to the FSP directly at with any questions or needs.

Regular Lunch Volunteers at Grand Prairie and Chelsea for September & October

FSP will be scheduling the regular lunch volunteers this year. The signup genius links for these schools are below. Thank You for your support!


Grand Prairie Gold/Green Lunchroom

Grand Prairie Purple Lunchroom



Grand Prairie Gold/Green Lunchroom

Grand Prairie Purple Lunchroom


Check Out The FSP Calendar of Events!

Watch for more details and volunteer requests as we get closer to these events.

FSP 2017-2018 Events

9/5/2017 FSP General Meeting @ GP 9:30am

9/8/2017 Deadline to order Spiritwear

9/8/2017 FSP Spirit Day

9/12/2017 FSP Hot Lunch @ CH

9/13/2017 FSP Hot Lunch @ HC

9/14/2017 FSP Hot Lunch @ GP

9/14/2017 Dine and Donate - The Creamery

9/15/2017 Deadline to buy October Hot Lunches/Smoothies

9/22/2017 Smoothies @ HC

9/29/2017 Smoothies @ GP

10/3/2017 FSP General Meeting @ GP 9:30am

10/10/2017 FSP Hot Lunch @ CH

10/11/17 - 10/13/17 Fall Book Fair @ HC

10/11/2017 FSP Hot Lunch @ HC

10/12/2017 Book Fair Family Night @ HC 5:00pm - 7:00pm

10/12/2017 FSP Hot Lunch @ GP

10/13/2017 FSP Spirit Day

10/15/2017 Deadline to buy November Hot Lunches/Smoothies

10/16/17 - 10/20/17 Fall Book Fair @ CH

10/18/2017 Book Fair Family Night @ CH

10/20/2017 Smoothies @ CH (date changed from 9/15/2017)

10/23/17 - 10/27/17 Fall Book Fair @ GP

10/24/2017 Book Fair Family Night @ GP

11/3/2017 Deadline to order SCRIPP Gift Cards

11/3/2017 Smoothies @ CH

11/7/2017 FSP General Meeting @ CH 6:00pm

11/7/2017 Tiger University at CH (Eureka Math Presentation)

11/7/2017 FSP Hot Lunch @ CH

11/8/2017 FSP Hot Lunch @ HC

11/9/2017 FSP Hot Lunch @ GP

11/10/2017 Smoothies @ GP

11/15/2017 Deadline to buy December Hot Lunches/Smoothies

11/17/2017 Smoothies @ HC

11/20/2017 Parent/Teacher Conference Dinner for the teachers

11/20/17 - 11/21/17 Distribute SCRIPP Gift Cards during Parent/Teacher Conferences

12/1/2017 Smoothies @ CH

12/5/2017 FSP General Meeting @ GP 9:30am

12/5/2017 FSP Hot Lunch @ CH

12/6/2017 FSP Hot Lunch @ HC

12/7/2018 Dine and Donate - Buona ***

12/7/2017 FSP Hot Lunch @ GP

12/8/2017 Smoothies @ HC

12/8/2017 FSP Spirit Day

12/15/2017 Deadline to buy January Hot Lunches/Smoothies

12/15/2017 Smoothies @ GP

12/19/2017 FSP Hot Lunch @ CH

12/20/2017 FSP Hot Lunch @ HC

12/21/2017 FSP Hot Lunch @ GP

1/9/2018 FSP General Meeting @ GP 6:30pm

1/12/2018 FSP Spirit Day

1/15/2018 Deadline to buy February Hot Lunches/Smoothies

1/25/2018 FSP Exploration Night @ CH (for all 157c) 5:30pm - 8pm

1/26/2018 Smoothies @ CH

2/1/2018 Dine and Donate - Chipotle ***

2/2/2018 Smoothies @ HC

2/3/2018 157c Night Out at the Chicago Wolves Game ***

2/6/2018 FSP General Meeting @ GP 9:30am

2/6/2018 FSP Hot Lunch @ CH

2/7/2018 FSP Hot Lunch @ HC

2/8/2018 FSP Hot Lunch @ GP

2/9/2018 Smoothies @ GP

2/9/2018 FSP Spirit Day

2/15/2018 Deadline to buy March Hot Lunches/Smoothies

2/20/2018 FSP Hot Lunch @ CH

2/21/2018 FSP Hot Lunch @ HC

2/22/2018 FSP Hot Lunch @ GP

2/23/2018 Deadline for SCRIPP Gift Card Orders

2/26/18 - 3/2/18 Spring Book Fair @ CH

2/28/2018 Book Fair Family Night @ CH

3/5/18 - 3/9/18 Spring Book Fair @ GP

3/6/2018 FSP General Meeting @ GP 9:30am

3/6/2018 Book Fair Family Night @ GP

3/6/2018 Distribute SCRIPP Gift Cards during GP Family Night

3/9/2018 FSP Spirit Day

3/14/17 - 3/16/18 Spring Book Fair @ HC

3/15/2018 FSP Around the World @ HC (for all 157c) 5:30pm - 8pm

3/15/2018 Book Fair Family Night @ HC

3/15/2018 Deadline to buy April Hot Lunches/Smoothies

3/20/2018 FSP Hot Lunch @ CH

3/21/2018 FSP Hot Lunch @ HC

3/22/2018 FSP Hot Lunch @ GP

4/3/2018 FSP General Meeting @ GP 9:30am (Elections)

4/6/2018 FSP Smoothie Day @ CH

4/10/2018 FSP Hot Lunch @ CH

4/11/2018 FSP Hot Lunch @ HC

4/12/2018 FSP Hot Lunch @ GP

4/12/2018 Dine and Donate - Pot Belly ***

4/13/2018 FSP Spirit Day

4/13/2018 FSP Smoothie Day @ HC

4/15/2018 Deadline to buy May & June Hot Lunches/Smoothies

4/15/18 - 4/21/18 Volunteer Appreciation Week

4/20/2018 FSP Smoothie Day @ GP

4/20/2018 & 4/21/2018 Earth Day Donation Drive

5/1/2018 FSP General Meeting @ GP 9:30am

5/4/2018 FSP Smoothie Day @ CH

5/7/18 - 5/11/18 Teacher Appreciation Week

5/11/2018 FSP Spirit Day

5/11/2018 FSP Smoothie Day @ HC

5/14/2018 3rd Grade Parents Step Up Day @ CH 6:30pm ***

5/14/2018 School Supply Sale (for 2018-2019 school year) starts

5/15/2018 FSP Hot Lunch @ CH

5/16/2018 FSP Hot Lunch @ HC

5/17/2018 FSP Hot Lunch @ GP

5/18/2018 FSP Smoothie Day @ GP

6/22/2018 157c Night Out at the Joliet Slammers Game ***

Next FSP Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 5th, 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.

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.

School Calendars

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

September 4, 2017 Booster E-Blast