Cherokee Newsletter 11.11.22
Sept 16, 2022
November 11, 2022
A Message from the Principal
Dear Cherokee Families,
We had a fantastic Veteran’s Day assembly. Thank you to our staff and students who put together an excellent presentation. Also, thank you to all of our families and veterans who joined us, and to all who helped contribute to our slideshow. It is such an emotional assembly to honor our veterans for their service to our country. I hope that you all have a wonderful long weekend!
A couple of highlights for special attention:
Review the reminder about Family Reading Night
Watch the Let’s Talk Behavior Recording
Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night is an annual statewide event held in November to encourage families to spend quality time reading together. The theme this year is "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" encourages readers of all ages to explore the world through reading and get out into the great outdoors! This year’s Family Reading Night will be November 17, 2022, from 7:00-7:30 pm. We will be doing a virtual family reading night where families can cozy up at home, and listen as a family to stories being read by Cherokee staff. Goodie bags will be sent home with every student to enjoy while listening to the stories thanks to the support of the APT!! Here are the Google meet links by grade level.
Let’s Talk…Behavior with the K-4 Principals:
Thank you to all who viewed our presentation on Wednesday evening. If you couldn’t make it, please feel free to watch HERE. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any additional questions!
Winter MAP Testing
District 67 students in grades 2-8 will take the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) during November 28-December 9. MAP is a Common Core-aligned, adaptive, computer-based assessment. This nationally normed assessment is designed to measure growth over time in the areas of reading and math. The district utilizes the achievement and growth data from MAP to inform instructional planning for individuals and groups of students; and measure growth from year-to-year.
Please Join Us for a Community Forum to Discuss the LFHS Capital Facilities Plan
Learn more about a possible April 2023 referendum to address the highest-priority LFHS facility needs including roofing, HVAC systems, windows, plumbing, lighting, safety and security, and student learning spaces. We value your input!
Please use this form if you would like to submit your questions in advance. The form will close on Friday, November 11 at 4:00 PM.
If you are not able to attend in-person, the event will be livestreamed and can be viewed using this link.
Traffic Update from the City of Lake Forest
Next Weekend, Nov. 18-21:
Deerpath Road will be completely closed between Route 41 and Ahwahnee Lane from Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 pm through Monday, Nov. 21 at 5 am for ComEd's new bridge deck to be lifted into place.
APT News and Events
Thank you again for supporting the Thanksgiving Food Drive. District 67 surpassed the goal of 500 food bags and collected enough food to fill 700 complete food bags (10,000 pounds of food!) for Lake County families! Amazing! Thank you to Cherokee’s’ APT Community Service Coordinators - Linda Hall and Alex Cherry. To learn more, read the latest edition of 411 on 67
We have a busy APT week ahead, so be sure to mark your calendars!
-Wednesday, November 16th - 9:30am (coffee available starting at 9:00am) - November APT Meeting in the IRC lab - ALL parents welcome
-Thursday, November 17th - APT Cherokee Staffgiving Luncheon
Our SEL Coordinators, Annie O’Connor and Kristen Miles, are organizing a Thanksgiving-themed luncheon for our staff. APT is covering the cost of sliced turkey but we are in need of volunteers for side dishes and desserts. Please see the sign-up below - thank you!
-Friday, November 18th - Donuts with Grownups - 7:15-7:45AM
One special grown-up per family, please. Thank you to our amazing Donuts Coordinators - Carly Harvey, Julie Wade & Kelly Tracy for all of their time and dedication in planning this beloved annual event!
There will be no parking in the Cherokee parking lot, as this needs to be reserved for staff. Parking will be allowed on the east side of Forest Hill only. Please allow extra time to park in the neighborhood and walk over. Thank you!
We need volunteers for set-up, clean-up and to help run the event. Please see the sign-up below - thanks!
-Tuesday, November 29th from 7pm-8pm - Community Safety Series in DPM gym: Active Shooter Protocols and Preparation, presented by the Lake Forest Police Dept.
Have a great weekend!
Cherokee APT President 2022-2024
Community Safety Series
The Community Safety Series continues with part 2 on November 29th from 7-8pm in the DPM gym, so mark your calendars! The Lake Forest Police will discuss what to do in the event of an active shooter. Please join us for this heavy but important topic. Open to the community!
Spirit News and Events
Still thinking about writing a grant request? Good news, you’ve got time! Upcoming grant application deadline is Thursday, January 26, 2023. Check out this link to start the process!
From Sensory Tools & Support at Everett, Garden Expansion at Cherokee, to a Cross Country Tent at DPM, the opportunities for our schools are endless! Share your ideas with us this year! We know the kids greatly appreciate it!!!
Community Programs and Events
Visit the Green Backpack or the front page of your school website to view the latest programs offered in our community.
CROYA’s annual Poinsettia Fundraiser is in full swing! All orders are due November 16! Pickup is on Friday, December 2, and Saturday, December 3.
475 E. Cherokee Rd.
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045