From the APT President
What a beautiful fall season we are having! I always enjoy these colorful, crisp days before the deep freeze sets in. Our halls at Cherokee are also ablaze with colorful trees, pumpkins, and very soon... ghosts, mummies, vampires. That's right, Spookfest is right around the corner! Be sure to join us on Friday, October 24th for an evening of spooky fun. This party is coordinated by the APT but relies heavily on parent volunteers to help with set-up, clean-up and to run the games. This is a drop-off party, so if you want to see the costumed fun, pop on a funny hat and volunteer to help. See below for all the details.
Halloween also means an abundance of CANDY in the house... APT to the rescue! Our Community Service team is pairing with the Girls Scouts for a Candy Drive to benefit those in need. There will be collection bins in the school foyer from November 3-7. Watch the Friday newsletter for more information.
Enjoy the season,
Mary Kay Hanlon
Spookfest is Coming!
Save Friday night, October 24th for an evening of spooky fun in the Cherokee gym! Wear your favorite costume and be ready to play games and explore the Haunted Hallway. Registration forms are due back Friday, October 17th. Be part of the fun! Volunteers are needed for Set-up and Clean-up. Contact Tara Eggers if you or older siblings can help.
Two shifts are planned:
Grades K-1 from 5:30-6:30pm
Grades 2-4 from 7:00-8:15pm
October APT Thanks
Natasha Schnack and Danielle Knighton -- fabulous family picnic!
Lisa Morrison -- stellar Cheetah Wear sales... spreading spirit all over town!
Mike Borkowski and Amy Wang -- highly engaging author visit!
Annie Kavanagh -- fun & fresh bulletin boards!
Kristin Vallaly -- hit the ground running with designing Sandwich Boards!
Kate Walsh -- has us up & running with Cherokee APT Google Drive!
Tara Janos -- has been crunching numbers nonstop!
Sophia Koliatsis and Julie Benda Helms -- super helpful online directory and printed copies coming soon!
Robin Bermel and host families -- entertaining parent social evenings!
Elena Daniel and Judi Olenick -- Yearbook training underway!
Spookfest team -- Tara Eggers, Tara Janos, Laura Griffith & Heather Drach -- festive party coming up!
Parent Evening Socials
Mark your calendars! Parent socials are continuing throughout the month. Invitations will be sent via email with all of the details. Contact APT Evening Socials Coordinator Robin Bermel with any questions.
FIRST GRADE hosted by the Pasquesi family on Saturday, October 25
FOURTH GRADE -- NEW DATE! -- hosted by the Zeeman family on Saturday, November 8
Families, please remember to return your Welcome Signs to the school office so we can reuse them for future Cheetahs.
Join the APT!
Your membership fee funds a wide assortment of programs that enrich your child's school experience. Annual APT membership are $35/family and include one printed copy of the District 67 Student Directory.
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Access links were emailed to APT Members from MySchoolAnywhere.com with a temporary password on 9/15. If you did not receive yours please email LFapt67@gmail.com to request a new one.