From the APT President
January was packed with some busy APT events: Visiting Scientist, second grade publishing, and Chinese New Year celebrations to highlight a few. And now...it's February! Time for groundhogs, Valentine's Day sweetness (get busy on those valentines!), and....WINTERFEST at Cherokee!
Our Winterfest party took place on February 3rd - what a great way to kick off the month with fun and dancing. Our night at the disco was a really good time!
Many thanks to parents Maria Moore and Ann Kiesling for helping Mr. McHugh's grant committee team. The team submitted a grant request to the Spirit of 67 to get new playground equipment for Cherokee. Very exciting! Keep your fingers crossed and if you haven't yet, please make your annual donation to the Spirit! Donations benefit all students in all our schools.
APT meetings are open to all parents and are a great way to be "in the know" on latest school happenings. Our next meeting is Wednesday, February 15th from 9:30-11:00 am in Room 127. Our special guest will be Superintendent Michael Simeck. Mr. Simeck always has interesting information to share, and he allows time for Q & A - hope to see you there!
If you know someone who will have a kindergartener this fall, please let them know it's time to register! There will be an information session for incoming kindergarten parents the evening of Monday, February 13th, 6:30-7:30 at Cherokee.
Cherokee APT President 2016-18
3: Winterfest party: K-2 6-7pm. 3-4 7:30-8:30
14: Valentine's Day classroom parties
15: APT board meeting, 9:30-11am, Room 127
8: Annual APT Meeting 9:00-11am at CROYA
15: Fine Art Presentation : Imagination Theaters' Ease the Tease
24-31: Spring Break
19: APT board meeting, 9:30-11am, Room 127
20: Family Sharing Night
1-5 Staff Appreciation Week
9: Jump Start to 5th Grade program
19: 4th Grade music show/spring celebration
31: Field Day 12:30-2:30
1: 4th Grade celebration at Waveland Park
Cherokee Association of Parents & Teachers
Winterfest party was a hit! Many thanks to our leadership team of Lisa FlorJancic, Robin Gapinski and Michelle Palmberg for organizing such fun parties for our children to enjoy. We appreciate Mr. McHugh and the custodial team's support as well as help from the following parents that night: Molly Lombardi, Lisa Lersch, Lisa Franklin, Roger Quan, Cece Gottman, Lisa Olson, Tara Eggers, Becki Jo Miranda, Nisha York, Julie Gish, Nicole Cooper, Adriana Arpino, Anne Tschanz, Gillian Goodfriend, Katie McClelland, Kate Walsh, Keely Bosau, Connie Hollingsworth, Ann Kiesling, Emily Malone, Jenny Mulliken, Sheila Henretta, Lindsey Anderson, Amy Peterson, and Annie Kavanagh.
Visiting Scientists Huge thanks goes out to Cherokee VS reps Julie Benda Helms and Erica Iles, room parents, and parent helpers for making this program a success, and to the Spirit of 67 for financial support. Two of our own, Monica Yaun and Carolyn Hendrickson, serve on the APT Executive Board helping coordinate the VS program for all 3 elementary schools. We are so lucky to have such talented, committed parents at our school.
Ann Kiesling and Maria Moore for serving as parent representatives on the playground grant-writing committee. These dedicated ladies are putting in the time and effort for the benefit of us all and I truly can't thank them enough. Fingers crossed the playground grant will be approved.
Room parents coordinated lunch in the classroom helpers for the Winter Sing and Winter parties in the classrooms.
Kate Lamontagne and Lisa Lersch for helping first and second graders publish keepsake books.
Julie Benda Helms and Erica Iles are serving as coordinators for the Visiting Scientist program.
Kelly Pasquesi and Monica Yaun continue to upload pictures and build pages for the yearbook.
Classroom photographers have completed the class montage pages for the yearbook.
Nicole Korczak and Michelle Yousuf for organizing wonderful Chinese New Year celebrations!
Enjoy some pictures from the walk through, spirit wear sales, first day of school and some of our BRAND NEW CHEETAHS!! Welcome Back Cheetahs, it's going to be another great year!
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