District 67 notes
Updated: January 14, 2013 2:30PM
Making a difference
District 67 schools received over $26,000 in grants from the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Learning Disabilities Association (LF-LB LDA) through the organization’s “Make a Difference” Grant Program. The LF-LB LDA, a non-profit organization, strives to serve the community by promoting awareness of and information about the challenges faced by children with learning disabilities. The LF-LB LDA accepts applications for teaching staff members each year through their “Make a Difference” Grant Program to fund materials, programs, courses, speakers, training, and other creative ideas to enhance the education of students with learning disabilities.
Items our schools will be receiving include iPad 3s and gift cards for Apps, math manipulatives, disability awareness books, stand-up desks, magazine subscriptions, sensory items, Smart Boards and Funnix reading materials.
District 67 parents of students who will enter kindergarten next school year 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 percent 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 two 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, join us on either Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. or Jan. 10 at 9 a.m. at the Lake Forest Admin Center (LFHS West Campus), 300 S. Waukegan Road. For more information, please contact Andy Henrikson at email@example.com or (847) 604-7440.
Winter Break begins at the end of the day on Dec. 21 for all District 67 schools. Classes will resume Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.