From the APT President
The green grass and flowers popping up everywhere tell us Spring is here to stay -- finally! That also means our school year is almost over. We can't let the fun end without expressing our GRATITUDE for all the enriching experiences our children have had this year. Of course, one key group we need to thank is the CHEROKEE STAFF! Our APT Staff Appreciation team has assembled a terrific line-up of activities to help us express how much we appreciate the fine people who work with our children every day. Please see the list of activities to the right -- there are many ways to participate.
We are also looking toward NEXT school year, specifically in the area of parent volunteers. There are many ways to contribute at Cherokee: as a classroom volunteer, as a room parent, on the APT Board and with individual events. I am currently recruiting for next year's APT Board. Please see the list of open positions below and email me at email@example.com if you'd like to volunteer or need more information. We would love you to join our team! Other parent volunteer opportunities will be communicated in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.
Next APT Meeting -- Please join us at for our next APT meeting on Wednesday, April 22 from 9:30-11am in the Cherokee IRC.
Mrs. Lesley Fisher from the District 67 Board of Education will be our guest speaker. See you then!
Mary Kay Hanlon
April APT Thanks
Liz Olsen, Cyncy Schacher, Sophia Koliatsis and Julie Arseneault -- Art Appreciation lessons in third grade and kindergarten
Amy Wang Douglas and Mike Borkowski -- for organizing "Schoolhouse Rock Live" for APT Fine Arts
Vicki Pasquesi and Deb Bradley -- for providing yet another scrumptious meal for the staff prior to Family Sharing Night
Jenn Goldman and Tara Eggers -- for putting together a fabulous Staff Appreciation Week
Join the APT Board for 2015-2017
We are currently recruiting parents to serve on the 2015-2017 APT Board. Volunteering with the APT is a meaningful way to contribute to our school community -- and the projects we manage are really fun! Most assignments ask for a 2-year commitment to help with continuity from year to year. We have a wide variety of positions opening up for the coming term -- something for everyone. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Mary Kay Hanlon at firstname.lastname@example.org. THANK YOU!
Open positions -- descriptions can be found under the APT Info & Forms > Volunteer Tab.
Art Appreciation (1 of 3 reps)
Community Service (1 of 2 reps)
Evening Socials (1 rep)
Parent Awareness (1 rep)
School Supplies Coordinator (1 rep)
Staff Appreciation (2 of 4 reps)
Yearbook - Editorial Manager (1 of 2 reps)
Yearbook - Design Coordinator (1 rep)
Save the Date! Field Day is scheduled for Thursday, June 4th from 12:30-2:30 pm.
Rain date is Friday, June 5th, same time. We'll need oodles of parent volunteers to make the day a success. Please plan to join us -- it's always a blast!
APT In Action!
Parents, you are the "face" of the APT. Thank you for all you do! Here are some photos of the many experiences we have brought to Cherokee this year:
Cherokee Staff Appreciation Week is May 4-8
Monday, May 4th: "Begin the week with a good start!" Cherokee APT provides breakfast for the staff plus a fun surprise to start the day
Tuesday, May 5th: "Take Out Taxi" service
Volunteers will purchase and deliver a specially-selected lunch to a deserving staff member
Volunteer to purchase a meal - sign up below
Wednesday, May 6th: "Wake up and Smell the Coffee Day" Help stock the supply of K-cups for the Keurig coffee maker in the staff lounge
Donate K-cups - sign up below
Thursday, May 7th: "You Inspire Me Day"
Have your children fill out a "light bulb" with words of appreciation for their teacher and other staff members
Write a light bulb - click to download file
Friday, May 8th: "We Appreciate You Day"
Lunch will be provided to the staff
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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.