From the APT President
Dear Cherokee Parents,
Welcome to our APT website! We hope you'll find lots of useful information here.
Cheetah parents: Please complete the Spring Volunteer Survey asap. The survey link was emailed out. If you need the link again, here you go: https://goo.gl/forms/kVxM5nuCge31t4Mp2
This is your chance to secure volunteer opportunities for next school year. We are already planning ahead!
May is an exciting time at Cherokee school and we hope you'll get swept up in the fun events taking place. See "Upcoming Events" below, and mark your calendar!
We will need lots of help on Field Day May 31 - it is just a few hours, and tons of fun. Your child will love to see you there helping out.
Thank you to our Cheetah families for your outpouring of support to show the love to our staff for Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week (May 1-5) - what a wonderful week of celebrating our staff. Many thanks to co-chairs Monica Yaun & Kristen Lee for coordinating.
We are proud to announce the total number of books collected in our spring book drive for Bernie's Book Bank was over 4,000! That is so awesome. We thank our Cherokee families for their generosity!
Our last opportunity for giving back this year will be the School Supplies Drive held May 30-June 5th. Donations will benefit Lake County Cares. Bins will be in the lobby. Thanks!
Lastly, we are filling up our board for next year. We have one position left! Being on the APT board is a great way to get the inside scoop on school happenings, give back by enhancing your child's elementary school experience, and it's a nice way to make new friends.
Cherokee APT President 2016-18
1-5 Staff Appreciation Week
4: Spirit of 67 Foundation Home Tour
9: Jump Start to 5th Grade program @ DPM 9:30-11:00 am
12: deadline to turn in Box Tops
12: Family Fun Night 5-6:30
17: APT old board/new board celebration brunch
19: Kindergarten Welcome Coffee 9:30-11:00 am
19: 4th Grade music show/spring celebration
19: Celebration Book Club order form deadline
30: start of School Supplies Drive
31: Field Day 12:30-2:30 Rain or shine!
2: 4th Grade celebration at Waveland Park
5: Last Day of School - yearbooks distributed!
5: Last day to donate School Supplies to Lake County Cares.
We raised $787.90 this year! Good job, Cheetah families!
The class at each grade level that collected the most Box Tops will enjoy a popsicle party. Winning classes will be announced soon.
Many thanks go to Cathy Montanari and Ms. Hayes & her class for their help with this program.
The last day to send in Box Tops this school year was Friday, May 12th. Please hold onto your Box Tops over the summer - we will collect again in the fall.
Julie Benda Helms for hosting our old/new board brunch!
Lisa Lersch & Kate Lamontagne for coordinating our first and second grade publishing this year!
Adriana Arpino & Erica Iles for helping with "Get a Jump Start on 5th Grade" Parent Awareness program.
Staff Appreciation meals co-chairs Betsy Skarecky and Amy Taylor organized a meal for Family Sharing Night for our staff.
Cathy Montanari & Michelle Yousuf coordinated a successful community service project - we collected over 4,000 books for Bernie's Book Bank in a 2 week period!
Brook Ayyad sent out and is collating results for our Spring Volunteer Survey. This enables us to have helpers lined up for next school year right away in the fall.
Monica Yaun & Kristen Lee for coordinating a fabulous Staff Appreciation Week - they are the dynamic duo in fun theme ideas/execution!
Amy Pasquesi & Kim Walters for their time staffing the Cherokee house for the Spirit Home Tour.
Michelle Yousuf & Nicole Korczak for organizing an enriching movie experience, a viewing of "Born in China" for our Mandarin families.
Room Parents for coordinating lunch in the classrooms on May 18 & 19 for the 4th grade music show.
Jen Portalatin for managing Celebration Book Club this year.
Cathy Montanari for managing Box Tops for Education this year, along with Mrs. Hayes and her 4th graders.
Kindergarten Coordinators Tara Eggers, Amy Pasquesi and Ann Kiesling for organizing a NEW event for Cherokee, a parent coffee welcoming incoming kindergarten parents.
Cherokee Staff for putting on a fantastic Family Fun Night!
Thank you to the following parents for volunteering at Family Fun Night: Lisa Lersch, Kelly Pasquesi, Gillian Goodfriend, Kristen Lee, Paul Woo, Ellen Trager, Trish Sheridan, Aisha Shaikh, Ruth Martin, Kate Hanson, Tanner Van Dusen, Stephanie Zimmerman, Monica Yaun, Dawn Victoria, Paul Woo, and Carolyn Hutchinson.
Your support helped the night be a success!
Thank you, Publishing Volunteers!: Amy Taylor, Christy Miks, Kate Lohmueller, Kim Weiss, Florence Woo, Lisa FlorJancic, Deanne Plattner, Julie Colligan, Adrienne Winfield, Meghan Watts, Jen Altounian, Kristen Lee, Maria Moore, Kristin Vallaly, Adriana Arpino, Dawn Victoria, Erica Iles, Jane Slover, Irma Markoff, Wendy Ross, Kristen Weiler, Tierney Stutz and co-chairs Kate Lamontagne & Lisa Lersch.
We couldn't have done it without you!
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