**NEXT APT MEETING: Wednesday May 15th in the West Campus Bd Room** at 9:00 am
April APT Newsletter
Dear Cherokee Families,
Can it be April already? More day light hours and warmer weather means more time outside. Yeah spring! As always, your APT Board Members have been hard at work. We would like to take a moment to express our gratitude to the following individuals:
* Thank you to all of our Cherokee yearbook photographers and editors for their hard work. A big thank you to Mike Borkowski and Judi Olenick for overseeing everything!
* Thank you Jen Lower for coordinating and delivering the spring Spirit Wear order.
* Also, a big thanks to Lindsey Anderson and Alissa Bolton for all of their behind the scenes work in publishing.
Upcoming events you won’t want to miss include:
The Next APT Board Meeting is Wednesday, April 17th at 9:00 a.m. in the Cherokee IRC. Our special guests will be Anne Simons from Food Service, Anne Whipple, the District’s Director of Communications, and we will be welcoming next year’s new Cherokee Principal, Kelly Jackson. Afterwards, we will have a book discussion of Parenting For Good: Practical Advice For Parents-5 Things You Can Do To Impact Your Kid(s) Character by Dr. Marvin Berkowitz, led by our Emotional Wellness chair Michelle Gramza.
The week of April 22nd we will be celebrating Earth Week. Keep an eye out for a list of upcoming activities at Cherokee school and in your child’s classroom.
April 24th is Cherokee’s Family Share Night from 6:30-7:15p.m. Join your children at the school as they show you the wonderful work they have been creating in the classroom.
May 2nd is the 11th Annual Spirit of 67 Home Tour. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the Spirit website: http://www.spiritof67foundation.org
May 6 - 10 we will be celebrating all Cherokee teachers and staff during Staff Appreciation week. Look for more information about how you can participate coming soon!
If you have a 4th grader, you won’t want to miss the DPM 5th grade parent orientation on May 8th. There are two times to come and learn about the education and extracurricular opportunities available for your children next year. Meetings will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. or 7:00-8:30 p.m. The meetings will be held at the Media Center at Deerpath Middle School East. For more information, please contact: Tom Cardamone, Principal, DPM-EAST Campus, (847)615-4440
Thanks as always to the incredible teaching staff, support staff, cafeteria staff, for making Cherokee a wonderful school for our children.
We hope you enjoyed a wonderful spring break and are looking forward to the warmer weather!
Dez Witte & Kirsten Maxwell
JOIN THE CHEROKEE APT BOARD
It’s that time of year when we start thinking about filling Board positions for next year’s Cherokee APT. Whether you are a current member finishing out your term or a potential member wanting to get involved, please consider joining our wonderful group of parent volunteers that help make Cherokee the amazing place it is! There are a variety of positions that appeal to different interest areas and skills. Feel free to contact President Dez Witte with your thoughts and ideas at email@example.com.
EMOTIONAL WELLNESS at CHEROKEE
At the October APT meeting, Kylie Kleinhans, Third Grade Teacher and Cherokee Emotional Wellness Representative, gave a presentation on the Emotional Wellness program at Cherokee. Click here to view her Power Point presentation. For more information contact Michelle Gramza, Cherokee APT EW Representative.