Lions Park Paw Prints

Letter from the Principal

Dear Lions Park Families,

We had a wonderful week celebrating the arts at Lions Park! Our students' artwork was on display at our Fine Arts Night. Thanks to our art teacher, Mrs. Merrill, for helping students to curate their show by selecting pieces to display and arranging their artwork. The chorus groups put on a wonderful performance led by our music teacher, Mrs. Koehlinger. Last night was special with the first D57 outdoor band concert conducted by Mr. Acuna for all levels of band. We were particularly excited to see our fifth-grade band students perform at the bandshell.

We are enjoying watching our fifth graders enjoy their last weeks at Lions Park. We will return to our pre-Covid clap out to honor the Lions Park Class of 2022. On May 31st, the students will leave their classrooms before 3pm and take one last walk through our hallways while the staff and younger students line the hallways and clap for them. They will exit Door 5 (near the middle of the school on the courtyard/staff parking lot side. Their families are welcome to join them there and congratulate them as they exit Lions Park as students for the last time.

We are looking forward to our annual Field Day on May 25th (the rain date of May 26th). This is a fun day of outdoor activities and games. We need parent volunteers for this day. Please sign up at this link. The second and third grades will be in the morning and the fourth and fifth grades will be in the afternoon.

The end of the school year is an exciting and special time, but it also can produce mixed feelings for students and staff. Even those who are excited about summer and the next grade level can feel sadness at the thought of leaving their current teacher and classmates (and school for our fifth graders!). We will do our best to make students feel comfortable by maintaining routines as long as possible. if your child expresses worry or upset about the year ending, you can reassure them that it is normal to feel this way and encourage them to talk with you or other family and friends about their feelings. Some children may also enjoy putting together a memory book where they write or draw about things they will fondly remember from this school year.


Katie Kelly


Lions Park School


Friday, May 13 - Early Dismissal at 11:50 a.m. (NO PM KIDS CORNER)

PTO Spring Fling, 4-7 p.m. (see flyers below)

Thursday, May 19 - Board of Ed Meeting, 7 p.m. @ FV

Tuesday, May 24 - Ed Foundation Meeting, 7 p.m. @ FV

Wednesday, May 25 - Field Day

Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, May 31 - Last day of school - Full Day, 8:50-3:20

Medications in the Health Office

Please plan to pick up your child’s medication at the end of the day on your child’s last day of attendance or the last day of school, Tuesday, May 31st. For your convenience, the health assistant, Alyssa Caccamo will be outside the main entrance at door #1 at 3:20 p.m. with the medications. If you are unable to make this pick up time, please contact Cathy Bauer, the school nurse, at to make alternative arrangements. All medications not picked up by the end of the school year will be destroyed.


Planning for the 2022-23 school year is underway. If your child will not be returning to Lions Park for the 2022-23 school year, pleas call the school office at (847) 394-7330 or email Mrs. Rizzo at

Also, if you have moved during the present (2021-22) school year, please contact the office with the new address information.