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News and Notes from District 67

Lake Forest School District 67 announcements and notes covers the Mandarin Immersion Program, Family Science Night and bus fees.

Courtesy of District 67 and Janice Patterson

Parents of incoming kindergartners are invited to attend an informational meeting on the district’s Mandarin Immersion Program.  From kindergarten through fourth grade children in the immersion program receive 50% of their instruction in Mandarin.  As a result, the students become fluent in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Mandarin.  There is limited space in the optional program (only 2 classes) at Cherokee School, but a free shuttle bus ensures equal access to the program to all Lake Forest families.  If you are interested in learning about the benefits of this program for your child, please join us on either Wednesday, January 9 at 7:00pm or Thursday, January 10 at 9:00am at the Lake Forest Admin Center (LFHS West Campus), 300 S. Waukegan Road.  For more information, please contact Dr. Andy Henrikson at ahenrikson@lfschools.net or 847-604-7440.  To learn more about the district's Mandarin Immersion Program, visit the district website: http://www.lf67.org.


Cherokee School is holding their Family Science Night on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the school. All current Cherokee students, grades K-4, are invited to participate with a parent or adult to design a marble timing device to be completed at Family Science Night. Students are asked to bring all the materials they will use in their device, and try to make a machine that will keep their marble timing device in motion for as close to 15 seconds as possible. Look for more information in the Cherokee Friday e-newsletter.

Second semester payment is now due for families with children in the Extended Day Kindergarten / Mandarin who chose to pay tuition per semester. Payment can be made online by visiting the district website: www.lf67.org. If you have any questions, please contact Natalia Alvarez at nalvarez@lfschools.net.

All families who selected first semester payment for their bus fees, and who would like to continue with busing for second semester, are asked to please pay your fees by January 7, 2013. Payment can be made online by visiting the district website: www.lf67.org. If you have any questions, please contact Natalia Alvarez at nalvarez@lfschools.net. Questions about routes or other bussing information should be directed to Maureen Quaid at mquaid@lfschools.net.

The Deer Path Middle School APT and administration are in the planning process for this year's Class of 2013 community gift. This year, DPM will be working to organize a service-learning day in which students will have the opportunity to give back to the community. The goal is for all 8th graders to tally a minimum of 2013 community service hours as their gift to others. Students are reminded to log their individual service hours in the district community service database.  From the DPM home page, click on the Community Service Hours link (on the far right column), and follow the directions.

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