Sheridan Newsletter 5.12.23
May 12, 2023
A Message from the Principal
Dear Sheridan families,
Wow, what a wonderful week! Our staff can’t thank the Sheridan family community enough for all of the special events this week. Every day was an absolute hit! We know this is a highly-coordinated effort and relies on donations to make it happen. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the delicious snacks, Starbucks delivery, taco lunch, raffle prizes, “shout outs”, chalked messages, and sweet treats! To end the week with a gift was icing on the cake! Our sincere gratitude to the APT committee and all the parents who contributed. 🥰
Speaking of contributions, the APT Food Drive was a tremendous success! Sheridan families are always so generous. You donated 991 items - fantastic! Our little school donated THE MOST! Congratulations to KINDERGARTEN for bringing in the most food. They are the winners of a Popsicle & Piñata Party from the APT! Stay tuned for more information on the festivities. Special recognition to the APT committee who were so supportive throughout the week!
We’ve had several inquiries about links to the Spring Music Show recordings. See the links below to relive the sweet sounds:
- 10:30 am Show – Gr 1/4/Orchestra: https://youtu.be/g1gCkvtHEN8
- 1:30 pm Show – Gr Kindergarten/2/3: https://youtu.be/ofEWLaUlTvU
Finally… today was EXPLORATION DAY. Wow, wow, wow! What a fabulous event! The range of experiences and assembled presenter brainpower was truly awe-inspiring. Where else could you practice Irish Dancing, play Lake Forest trivia with the City Manager and Fire Chief, meet Stella the Sloth and then make Ice Cream in a Bag??? Only at Sheridan with our fabulous parents and connections! This is always a favorite day for our students. We were even able to have the preschoolers participate in some events! We love seeing them explore new interests and witness all of the adults sharing their passions. THANK YOU! A special shout out to Veronica DeNicolo and her team for all of the coordination!
Attention 4th Grade Parents: Welcome To The Deer Path BOC Department!
In the 5th grade your child has the opportunity to be part of one of our great performing groups at Deer Path. We are a recipient of the 2023 National Association of Music Best Communities for Music Education for our extensive music programs in District 67.
The BOC (Band, Orchestra, Choir) ensembles have been to each of the elementary schools and showcased which instruments/ensembles are available in 5th grade.
Please take a moment to look over what is offered. We look forward to seeing your child make great music at Deer Path. Participation in band, orchestra or choir is not required, but is a great way for your child to make new friends and enjoy making music with a group of students. We strongly recommend giving it a try!
Even if your child does not currently know what they would like to play please sign up and we will reach out individually to you soon.
We are asking for you to register as soon as possible by using QR code below or use this link to the form.
Mandarin at Cherokee:
Please read the information about registration for incoming kindergarten students and 1st grade students in Mandarin at Cherokee. If you are interested in enrolling your incoming kindergarten student or upcoming 1st grade student please contact Kate Cavanaugh (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 19th.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Please note: The recent edition of 411 on 67 incorrectly listed the Sheridan APT 4th Grade Donuts with a Grownup Breakfast on the 19th as a Cherokee event. Please see the APT section for additional information on this event.
Upcoming District 67 Board of Education Meeting
The District 67 Board of Education will hold a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 in the Board Room at Lake Forest High School West Campus, 300 S. Waukegan Rd. (2nd floor) beginning at 7:00pm. Additional information and meeting agendas will be posted on the D67 Board webpage prior to each meeting.
Parent Series: Transition Planning
Please join us in-person or virtually for our next D67 and D115 Parent Series on Transition Planning on Monday, May 15 at 12:00 pm. During our meeting, Amy Engstrom, Transition Specialist from TrueNorth will be available to answer any of your questions related to transition planning (employment, work experiences, education, independent living, and transition linkages). Please see the linked flyer for more information and to RSVP for the event. A light lunch will be provided.
APT News and Events
Wow what a busy week! Thank you Sheridan APT Staff Appreciation Committee for all their work this week, Sheridan parents for all your contributions & support! Our staff enjoyed grab n go snack bar; Tacos El Norte lunch; Starbucks coffee run; dessert and fruit bar; a small gift from APT; treats provided by the District administration and raffle prizes every day.
Thank you to our APT Staff Appreciation lead Jillian Floriani and the team: Gretchen Athas, Vicky Bozic, Julia Hudson and Perry Minter! Thank you Caroline Eimerman for sharing your creative talent for the staff gift!
Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to help make a great Sheridan Exploration Day! And BIG thank you to all the parents who presented their career or talent. Thank you Exploration Day Committee Lead Veronica DeNicolo and committee members Jenny Akemann, Vicky Bozic, Mary Galea, Nilo Kearney, Kelly Reformado, and Anna Robinson.
Reminder - Field Day is Thursday, June 1st from 12:30 - 2:30 pm!
We have a few volunteer sign up spots left! Sign up to volunteer: https://signup.com/go/vaVqQeP
2022-23 New Family Spring Playdate at West Park
Join Sheridan’s APT New Family Coordinators and 2022-23 new Sheridan families for a playdate at West Park on Sunday, June 4th at 10 am.
Mark Your Calendars:
Friday, May 19: 7:15 am 4th Grade Donuts with a Grownup Breakfast. Please RSVP by May 14th to Vicky Bozic at email@example.com
Thursday, June 1: Field Day 12:30 - 2:30 pm. See sign up above.
Thursday, June 1: 4th Grade Family Social 4:30-5:30 Everett Park - Cherokee, Everett, and Sheridan 4th grade families welcome!
Sunday, June 4 Current new family Spring playdate at West Park, 10 am.
Have a good weekend!
APT President, 2022-24
This week, the Spirit of 67 welcomed its new Board of Directors for the 2023-24 school year and also said farewell to a group of dedicated volunteers who have retired from the Board. Everyone that is familiar with the Spirit, has written a grant or attended a Home Tour or other fundraising event, knows how hard-working, focused and dedicated this board is toward raising money to enhance our students’ educational experience.
Thank You Retirees!
Please join us in thanking our Spirit of 67 Retirees: Kristen Lee, Kimberly Carris, Elyse Butler, Anna Theodore, Jackie Greca, Sarah Maraccini, Caroline Eimerman, Vicky Bozic, Ester Viti, Marie Woods, Ellie White, Meg Lynch, Kim Walters, Carrie Adolph, Amy Pasquesi and Kelly Refromado.
Welcome New Board!
Please also join us in welcoming our new Executive Board including: President Courtney Turner, VP Grants Vanessa Nowlin, VP Fundraising, Stephanie Knauff, VP Special Events Kirstin Carruthers, VP Communications Katherine Hensley, VP Donor Relations Kaci Spirito and Secretary Betsy Miller. We are grateful to the executive and to all of our new Board Members for your service! We look forward to another amazing year supporting our students, schools and teachers!
Mark your Calendars for September 28! HOME TOUR 2023!
Would you like to get involved with Home Tour or are you curious about the Spirit of 67 Foundation Board? Reach out to us! There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer! We would love to talk and match you up with the best position for you! https://spirit67.wufoo.com/forms/z196qa0y1ex63x8/
Community News & Events
Visit the Green Backpack or the front page of your school website to view the latest programs offered in our community.
Planning and Pizza at Northcroft Park
The City of Lake Forest is looking for community input to help develop a Master Plan for Northcroft Park. During the first phase of the process, we’re gathering input to better understanding how residents currently use the park and identify opportunity for improvements.
The City is planning to host a meeting titled “Planning and Pizza in the Park” on Wednesday, May 24 from 4-6 pm at Northcroft Park, located at 1365 South Ridge Rd. Drop-in anytime to participate in interactive activities for adults and children, grab some pizza, and help shape the future of Northcroft Park!
CROYA’s 6th Grade Welcome Party is Tuesday, May 16th from 3:45pm-5:00pm! All current 6th grade students are welcome to attend and check out the CROYA facility!
Read the latest CROYA newsletter for more upcoming events!
Summer Early Focus Educational Camp at Gorton
Monday, June 19 – Friday, June 23, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Grades: Entering Kindergarten – 2nd
This program builds on children’s learning from the school year. Two local certified teachers will provide a highly engaging program that offers academic support to prevent summer learning loss as well as other opportunities for growth and exploration. There will be daily educational small group activities that incorporate reading, math and science aligned with the district’s curriculum.
Lake Forest Open Lands Summer Program
Summer is the perfect time to connect with nature and explore outdoors with LFOLA!
Lake Forest Open Lands’ summer programs encourage children to discover the wonders of the natural world while having fun outside. For preschoolers through age 12. LEARN MORE AND REGISTER
Forest Park Beach Opens Saturday, May 27!
We are excited to welcome the community back to the beach for the 2023 season. Visit our website for all the latest info. https://lfparksandrec.com/forest-park-beach
APS TrueNorth Family Newsletter
The TrueNorth Association of Parents and Staff sends out weekly a newsletter sharing upcoming community learning and social opportunities for families and professionals.
Please use this link to read the latest APS Bi-weekly Family Newsletter https://www.smore.com/7vet2-family-bi-weekly-update?ref=email
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