From the APT President
October is here, which means SPOOKFEST is coming soon! Our team is planning a full array of games, prizes, and of course the Haunted Hallway! The party is moving back to Saturday morning -- which this year falls on Halloween, October 31st. See full details below. We're bringing back the costume parade around the school, so be sure to arrive early. How can you help? We need parent volunteers -- lots of them! See the Volunteer Spot info below to raise your hand... and don't forget to wear a costume! October also brings the Visiting Author and our Food Service team will be sampling some new food for the kids to try. It's a great month to be a Cheetah!
Mary Kay Hanlon
Visiting Author Comes to Cherokee Oct. 20
We are delighted to welcome award-winning author Barb Rosenstock to Cherokee on Tuesday, October 20. She will spend the entire day with us and meet with the students in both large and small group presentations. Our thanks to the Spirit of 67 Foundation for sponsoring this program!
Are you ready for Spookfest?
Saturday, Oct. 31st!
Click here for a printable flyer
Grades K-1 *9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Grades 2,3,4 *10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
* Come in your costume 15 minutes early and meet on the playground to parade in with your class! (Weather permitting)
Admission is $5 per student for APT families and $6 per student for non-APT families. Please make checks payable to "Cherokee Activity Fund." Forms and money due to school office by Friday, October 16th.
Parent volunteers are needed! This year we are doing online sign-ups for volunteers. Run a game during the party, or help with set-up or clean-up. All help is greatly appreciated! Use this link to sign up for a spot:
Fall Picnic: Food + Friends = Fun!
Thanks to APT Fall Picnic chairs Natasha Schnack and Danielle Knighton for orchestrating a fabulous afternoon for our Cheetahs. Click here to see more pictures from the event.
September APT Thanks
Tara Eggers -- for organizing School-Pak deliveries to classrooms
Susan Loiacano and Amy Pasquesi -- for Kindergarten Welcome activities
Anna McEvoy -- for New Family Welcome activities
Connie Hollingsworth -- for training our room parents
Kristen Lee -- for managing our Cheetah Wear sales
Annie Kavanagh -- for decorating APT bulletin boards
Ann Kiesling -- for updating the Cherokee APT budget
Vicki Pasquesi -- for orchestrating two delicious meals for the Cherokee Staff
Christine Fredricks and Kristen Lee -- for decorating the lunch line bulletin board and scheduling lunchroom volunteers for our littlest Cheetahs
Danielle Knighton and Natasha Schnack -- for organizing the fall picnic
Nicole Korczak -- for organizing Parent Evening Socials
Christy Miks and Leslie Crawford -- for managing Visiting Author day
Kristin Vallaly -- for writing APT news every Friday
Kate Walsh -- for organizing our APT Google Drive
Aldona Marchese -- for getting Celebration Book Club underway
Parent Evening Socials
Save the Date! Be sure to join us at these parents-only events:
Please bring a finger food appetizer for 5-10 (last names A-Q) or a finger food dessert for 5-10 (last names R-Z), and your own beverage. Invitations will follow via email. Contact Nicole Korczak (firstname.lastname@example.org).
FOURTH GRADE Parent Social: Friday, September 25th hosted by The Korczak Family, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
THIRD GRADE Parent Social: Friday October 2nd hosted by The Zale Family, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
SECOND GRADE Parent Social: Friday October 23rd hosted by The Spagui Family, 7:00-10:00p.m.
FIRST GRADE Parent Social: Friday October 16th hosted by The Ayyad Family 7:00-10:00p.m.
Kindergarten Parents: Still looking for someone willing to host, if you are interested in hosting please contact Nicole Korczak.
Return to Office ASAP
New Cheetahs, we hope you are enjoying the Welcome Signs on display in your yards. We are delighted to have you join our Cherokee family! We reuse the signs every year, so please return the sign to the office at your earliest convenience. Thank you!
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.