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 the first of two APT-sponsored community service projects: 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! We are also supporting the Girl Scouts' annual leftover candy collection. 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
Annual Candy Collection
Too much Halloween Candy?
What can you do?
Drop off your excess candy in the drop boxes located in the Cherokee foyer.
Cherokee fourth grade troop 41190 is managing the collection this year. All donated candy goes to a good cause! Candy will go to Lake County Cares for their "Heart to Heart" and "HUGS Food Drive" Programs and the U.S. Military.
Lake County Cares H.U.G.S Thanksgiving Food Drive - November 10-17
Sponsored by the District 67 APT. Each of the four elementary schools will collect food items for donation to our "Neighbors in Need" for Thanksgiving Dinners. Students can bring in any of the items below. If they prefer, the students can bring grade specific items:
* Canned corn or beans - Kindergarten
* Pork & beans - 1st grade
* Rice - 2nd grade
* Canned fruit - 3rd grade
* Pinto beans - 4th grade
* Stuffing mix - 5th grade
* Canned yam - 6th grade
* Corn muffin mix - 7th grade
* Powdered milk - 8th grade
Wasn't Spookfest AWESOME?!
Click here to see photos from the event!
November APT Thanks
Tara Janos, Ingrid Prieditis and Jen Portalatin -- for organizing our fabulous Spookfest parties
Heather Drach and Laura Griffith -- for the delightfully creepy Haunted Hallway
Annie Kavanagh -- for more fun APT bulletin boards
Christine Fredricks and Kristen Lee and volunteer parents-- for sampling Quinoa Chili during lunch periods
Nicole Korczak -- for organizing Parent Evening Socials
Christy Miks and Leslie Crawford -- for managing Visiting Author day
Kristin Vallaly -- for managing the Sandwich Boards
Melissa Skinner and Kelly Pasquesi -- for training Yearbook volunteers and getting the book underway
Julie Benda Helms and Sophia Koliatsis -- for distributing Student Directories
Camille Stohlgren, Michelle Yousuf and Catherine Montanari for managing the HUGS Food Drive
Friday, November 6th:
Cheetah Wear Day
Show your school spirit the first Friday of the month by wearing your Cheetah Wear or blue and gold. We'll do this every month -- here's the schedule:
Friday, November 6
Friday, December 4
Friday, January 8
Friday, February 5
Friday, March 4
Friday, April 1
Friday, May 6
Parent Evening Socials
Thank you to the Korczaks, Carrillos, Ayyads, Zales and Spaguis for welcoming us in their lovely homes and for APT Coordinator Nicole Korczak for organizing the events.
SIT Conference - Deer Path Middle School is hosting a student technology conference Saturday, February 20, 2016 for grades 3-12. Registration opens November 2.
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.