From your new APT President
Welcome to the Cherokee APT website! I hope everyone is enjoying this fabulous summer and finding time to make wonderful memories with family and friends. If you can’t find the information you are looking for here, please send me an email at email@example.com.
Cherokee School is a special place, full of dynamic learning and fun - all driven by our dedicated and enthusiastic staff. I feel blessed to have my children be part of such a special school. I am excited to come on board as the new APT president and look forward to working with staff and parents to continue our traditions of sharing information, building relationships, supporting staff, and providing outstanding enrichment experiences for the most important people of all…our awesome children! My husband Kamil and I have two kids. This is the last year they will both be at Cherokee – Dilara will be ruling the school in 4th grade and James is very stoked to have just lost his first tooth and to be entering 2nd grade.
Thankfully, our Cherokee APT board is full – every position covered! Yay! If you’re not on the board, never fear! There are plenty of opportunities to get involved. Volunteer sign-ups will be sent out by room parents early in the year and you can sign up til your heart’s content. Attending monthly APT meetings is a great way to meet new people and be “in the know”. Please check out the APT Info & Forms section of the website for a list of board members’ contact info and the year’s meeting schedule.
A lot of planning is already underway to ensure the success of the new school year – Principal McHugh, the teaching staff, and APT Board are all busy behind the scenes doing preparations. See the Thank You list below to see a partial list of who is doing what this summer.
Be sure to make note of upcoming back to school events here at Cherokee – can’t wait to see everyone in August! Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Cherokee APT President 2016-18
Back-to-School Family Picnic
Mark your calendars! Wednesday, September 14th at Townline Park.
Bring your own picnic or purchase food on site. More info to come...
Summer APT Thanks
Amy Pasquesi and Tara Eggers for coordinating our kindergarten welcome activities.
Kate Hanson and Annie Kavanagh for welcoming our new families.
Annie Kavanagh for updating the APT bulletin board in the school lobby.
Lindsey Anderson for sprucing up our outdoor planters.
Tara Janos for organizing the new room parents.
Tara Eggers for managing distribution of school supply packs.
Danielle Knighton and Natasha Schnack for coordinating the Fall Family Picnic.
Lisa Morrison and Natasha Scnhack for already making plans for Spookfest.
Kristen Lee for coordinating our Cheetahwear sportswear sale.
Betsy Skarecky and Amy Taylor for planning a Welcome Back luncheon for staff.
Our APT Cabinet, Kim Walters (VP), Ann Kiesling (Treasurer), Kristin Vallaly (Communications Coordinator) for meeting this summer to make plans for the year.
Finally, special thanks goes to outgoing President Mary Kay Hanlon for all her dedication and efforts the past two years. She has paved the way for a smooth leadership transition – her guidance, support, and encouragement are very appreciated!
APT in Action! Parents, you are the face of the APT. Thank you for all that you do for our Cherokee community! Here are some highlights from last year:
All incoming kindergarteners are welcome to attend the following playdates:
*Thursday, August 18th at Waveland Park, 2:00 pm
*Monday, August 29th, Cherokee Playground, 9:15 am (right after the kindergarten walk-through)
Siblings welcome and no RSVP required.
Hope to see you at one or both of these events!
Questions: contact Amy Pasquesi or Tara Eggers
Welcome New Families
New to Cherokee School? Can't wait to meet you at our New Family Orientation session on Thursday, August 18th, 6:00-7:15 pm. We'll meet on the Cherokee playground for some mingling, then head in to spend some time with Principal McHugh and take a tour of the school. Great opportunity to ask some questions and meet other new families. See you there!
Questions: Contact Annie Kavanagh or Kate Hanson.
Order your School-Paks now
Once again, the APT is offering an online school supply ordering service. Parents can now go online to order school supplies for the 2016-17 school year. School-Pak, Inc. provides this service for our district based on the District 67 developed list for the 2016-17 school year. This program, sponsored by the APT, is totally optional and is meant for your convenience and ease.
Don’t miss out! Place your order by June 10th to receive our district volume discount and free school delivery. All orders after June 10th will include a price increase of approximately 8-9% in addition to a home delivery charge.
All orders will be taken online. This will allow you to order for all of your children in District 67 at the same time. We will not be able to accept any order forms at school. Below is the link that will take you directly to the Lake Forest page for all District 67 schools.
Order Your Lake Forest School-Paks Here
Hot off the Press:
Curriculum Night will be held on Thursday,
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.