From the APT President
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
After a month of socials and celebration,
our APT focus shifts to helping others with
two community service programs:
HALLOWEEN CANDY DRIVE and
H.U.G.S THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE.
This is a wonderful opportunity to talk about the needs of others, and how even small children can positively impact the community around us. Plus it feels so good to give to others! Our goal is to fill the bins in the school lobby, so send in your extra Halloween treats and load up on the healthy food that will bring a happy Thanksgiving to families in Lake County. See details on both programs below.
Mary Kay Hanlon
Halloween Candy Drive November 3 - 7
Candy donations will go to Lake County Cares, our Troops and local charities. Watch this video promoting the Candy Drive brought to you by DPM.
Recipe for a successful party: Start with four dynamic leaders (Tara Eggers, Tara Janos, Laura Griffith and Heather Drach.) Add the helpful hands of dozens of parent volunteers across two days. Carefully mix in black paper, tape, spider webs, skeletons and spooks. Add more tape as needed. Layer on costumes, games and prizes. Garnish with a giant pumpkin bounce house. Serve to over 250 children. When finished, pack it all away in under an hour. Rest.
Words cannot express the gratitude we have for the many, many parents who made Spookfest such a success. Moving the party to Friday night put us on a tight timetable and we made it work thanks to the help of so many of you! What a tremendous team effort! The kids had a blast. It was a SPOOKTACULAR night!
See pictures from the party under the APT Events tab -> Spookfest
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!
APT In Action!
Parents, you are the "face" of the APT. Thank you for all you do! Here are some photos of the many experiences we have brought to Cherokee this year:
Parent Evening Socials
Mark your calendars! Our final parent social is right around the corner. Invitations will be sent via email with all of the details. Contact APT Evening Socials Coordinator Robin Bermel with any questions.
FOURTH GRADE -- NEW DATE! -- hosted by the Zeeman family on Saturday, November 8
H.U.G.S. Help Us Give Suppers
Food Drive November 10 - 13
Lake County Cares H.U.G.S. Thanksgiving Food Drive
Sponsored by the District 67 APT
Monday, November 10th – Thursday, November 13th
A Food Drive such as this, organized by Lake County Cares, is a fantastic opportunity for parents to open up conversation with your child at the dinner table, car-pool line, bus stop, and beyond about why you are giving them food to bring in, and how meaningful it is to others. Last year the HUGS food drive, with the help of District 67, was able to provide 652 Thanksgiving bags complete with 9 items each for a family of four, feeding over 2,600 people! All of those bags were delivered to local Food Pantries in the following areas: Shields Township, Lake Bluff; Mt. Siniai, North Chicago; Mt. Moriah, North Chicago; Holy Family, Waukegan; Community Christian, Waukegan; Abiding Love, Zion; A Safe Plan, Round Lake; West Deerfield Township.
Students can bring in any of the items below. If they prefer, the students can bring grade specific items:
o Canned corn or beans - or Kindergarten
o Pork & beans - or 1st grade
o Rice - or 2nd grade
o Canned fruit - or 3rd grade
o Pinto beans - or 4th grade
o Stuffing mix - or 5th grade
o Canned yam - or 6th grade
o Corn muffin mix - or 7th grade
o Powdered milk - or 8th grade
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.
Click the button below to get started
Student Directory Log-in
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.
Families, please remember to return your Welcome Signs to the school office so we can reuse them for future Cheetahs.