From the APT President
The green grass and flowers popping up everywhere tell us Spring is here to stay -- finally! That also means our school year is almost over. We can't let the fun end without expressing our GRATITUDE for all the enriching experiences our children have had this year. Of course, one key group we need to thank is the CHEROKEE STAFF! Our APT Staff Appreciation team has assembled a terrific line-up of activities to help us express how much we appreciate the fine people who work with our children every day. Please see the list of activities to the right -- there are many ways to participate.
We are also looking toward NEXT school year, specifically in the area of parent volunteers. There are many ways to contribute at Cherokee: as a classroom volunteer, as a room parent, on the APT Board and with individual events. Click here to access our Parent Volunteer Form -- it only takes a minute to fill out.
I am also currently recruiting for next year's APT Board. Please see the list of open positions below and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to volunteer or need more information. We would love you to join our team!
Mary Kay Hanlon
Sign up for 2015-2016 Parent Volunteer Opportunities!
Cherokee relies on the strong support of parents to make every year a success. If you are interested in being a room parent, volunteering in the lunchroom, helping at an event or a variety of other roles next year, now is your chance to tell us. Thank you for taking a few minutes to share how you'd like to help. Please click here by May 15 to access the electronic sign-up form: http://goo.gl/forms/2iDvQaV0K0
April APT Thanks
Liz Olsen, Cyncy Schacher, Sophia Koliatsis and Julie Arseneault -- Art Appreciation lessons in third grade and kindergarten
Amy Wang Douglas and Mike Borkowski -- for organizing "Schoolhouse Rock Live" for APT Fine Arts
Vicki Pasquesi and Deb Bradley -- for providing yet another scrumptious meal for the staff prior to Family Sharing Night
Jenn Goldman and Tara Eggers -- for putting together a fabulous Staff Appreciation Week
Join the APT Board for 2015-2017
We are currently recruiting parents to serve on the 2015-2017 APT Board. Volunteering with the APT is a meaningful way to contribute to our school community -- and the projects we manage are really fun! Most assignments ask for a 2-year commitment to help with continuity from year to year. We have a wide variety of positions opening up for the coming term -- something for everyone. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Mary Kay Hanlon at email@example.com. THANK YOU!
Open positions -- descriptions can be found under the APT Info & Forms > Volunteer Tab.
Art Appreciation (1 of 3 reps)
Parent Awareness (1 rep)
Staff Appreciation (2 of 4 reps)
Yearbook - Editorial Manager (1 of 2 reps)
Board of Education Liaison
Save the Date! Field Day is scheduled for Thursday, June 4th from 12:30-2:30 pm.
Rain date is Friday, June 5th, same time. We'll need oodles of parent volunteers to make the day a success. Please plan to join us -- it's always a blast!
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:
Cherokee Staff Appreciation Week is May 4-8
Monday, May 4th: "Begin the week with a good start!" Cherokee APT provides breakfast for the staff plus a fun surprise to start the day
Tuesday, May 5th: "Take Out Taxi" service
Volunteers will purchase and deliver a specially-selected lunch to a deserving staff member
Volunteer to purchase a meal - sign up below
Wednesday, May 6th: "Wake up and Smell the Coffee Day" Help stock the supply of K-cups for the Keurig coffee maker in the staff lounge
Donate K-cups - sign up below
Thursday, May 7th: "You Inspire Me Day"
Have your children fill out a "light bulb" with words of appreciation for their teacher and other staff members
Write a light bulb - click to download file
Friday, May 8th: "We Appreciate You Day"
Lunch will be provided to the staff
Need another flyer? Click here to download
Time to Order
2015-2016 School Supplies
Once again, the APT is coordinating a school supply ordering service online. Parents can now go online to order school supplies for the 2015-16 school year. School-Pak, Inc. provides this service for our district based on the District 67 developed list for the 2015-16 school year. This program is sponsored by the APT, is totally optional, and is meant for your convenience and ease.
Judi Olenick, 847-234-5179, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.