Let's face it, we're middle school parents. There's so much going on in our kids' lives, it's easy to miss stuff or forget exactly what happened.
Here is where we will keep all the news from the year.
Here's all the great stuff that has already happened... (sorted from newest to oldest)
APT Nominations Requested for 2019-2021 Term
Nominations are now being solicited for the following District 67 APT Executive Board positions* to serve during the 2019-21 school years:
APT Executive Board President
APT Executive Communications
APT Executive Board Treasurer
APT President, Everett School
APT President, Deer Path Middle School
Please note that nominees MUST have prior experience serving on an APT Board
(or as a Room Parent) in order to be considered. Also, only parents from a local school can submit a nomination for that building’s APT President.
See the Executive Board website for Nomination Forms with descriptions of the positions being nominated: https://lfapt67.weebly.com/
If you would like to nominate someone (including yourself), you may do so in one of the following ways:
FINAL DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS is Thursday, January 10, 2019
Questions? Contact Beth Laufenberg, APT Nominating Committee Chair, at the email address or phone number listed above.
Thank you for your thoughtful suggestions!
Holiday Cookie Walk Seeks Donations
The Annual Faculty & Staff Cookie Walk will be Thursday, December 13th!
At DPM faculty & staff are invited to walk through a holiday treat wonderland and fill a box with delicious treats. The treats are made or purchased by DPM parents as a token of appreciation for all the efforts of the staff on behalf of our kids every day. Parents wishing to donate should
(1) sign up (see button under photo)
(2) bake or bring 2-3 dozen holiday cookies/treats
(3) deliver those treats to the 7/8 office by 2pm on December 13th.
H.U.G.S. Food drive
November 1st through November 9th
A district-wide APT food drive in conjunction with Lake County Cares to benefit a myriad of food pantries in Lake County.
Boxes for food collection will be in the East and West lobbies.
5th grade - Corn Muffin Mix
6th grade - Canned Chicken or Turkey Broth
7th grade - Canned Corn
8th grade - Rice
Optional for all - $10 gift card to Jewel to help purchase turkeys
Food is going to be sorted and loaded November 13th-17th at the Gorton Community Center.
Your BOE (Board of Education) Liaison need your questions!
If you have a question or concern about DPM or the District, that you'd like answered by our Superintendent, now is your chance. Please submit questions/concerns to Desiree Witte (email@example.com) no later than Wednesday, October 17. All questions should be general district/school related questions (not personal). Personal questions should start with the teacher than principal, etc... Submissions are kept confidential.
The BOE Liaisons meet twice a year with the Superintendent to address the questions/concerns of our school community. Our next meeting is October 22nd.
DPM APT Meeting
Tuesday, October 16th
* StuCrew Servicebunch to discuss service learning at DPM
* School Safety Presentation from Dr. Ingrid Wiemer & Office Conrad Christensen
9:00am The Cube - DPM 5/6
ALL Parents of DPM students are welcome to attend any APT meeting. The meeting will open with an update from Principal, Tom Cardamone and Assistant Principals, Shaun Conway & Megan Eigenrauch. We will discuss school safety with Dr. Ingrid Wiemer and Officer Conrad Christensen. At 9:30, the students from StuCrew Servicebunch will drop by to discuss what they've been working on and how we can better partner to promote service learning at DPM. After that we will move through our committee reports and finish promptly before 11:00.
Community Service Day 10/12/18
SEEKING Parent Chaperones
On Friday, October 12, all 8th grade students will volunteer at a local charity from 9:00-11:00. Students are given the opportunity to choose from a wide range of charitable organizations. A listing of the organizations can be found HERE. The students are transported to and from Deer Path Middle in buses generously sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff. The Class of 2019 is working toward their goal of donating 2,019 service hours throughout the school year.
Its time for the Gorton Center's 6th grade Grotto Dance
September 28th or 29th
Tickets go on sale September 6th at 10pm
Talk to your kids and kids friends to find out which night they want to attend before you purchase your tickets. 1 ticket per household per night. Twins and multiple must call 847-234-6060 to purchase tickets.
Concerned about your child's internet activity?
Looking for guidance on safe internet use?
Lake Forest Police Lieutenant, Ben Grum leads this informative session on internet safety. This event is being held at Gorton Community Center
To reserve your seat follow this link:
DPM APT Meeting
Tuesday, September 18th
9:00am to 11am Haskins Center - DPM West
We are excited to be meeting in the Haskins Center this year! ALL Parents of DPM students are welcome to attend any APT meeting. The meeting will open with an update from Principal, Tom Cardamone and Assistant Principals, Shaun Conway & Megan Eigenrauch. We will then move through our committee reports and finish promptly.
Spiritwear Sale is now online!
Order deadline is September 14th
Order your District 67 Spiritwear by following this link:
Get some cool gear to show your school spirit!
Verify your family information for the APT school directory
Deadline to be included in the print version is Sept 12th.
This is the time to add your new student or kindergartener.
Check your email for your family's unique link or follow click the button below. If you are having difficulty, email Beth Laufenberg at APTdirectory67@gmail.com for help.
WEB Day 2018
Thanks to the APT WEB day committee for pulling off a flawless event. The new 5th graders had a great time. They got to meet new friends, find out their homeroom, play some games, have some pizza and get their first Class of 2022 DPM t-shirt!
A special shout out to the 8th grade WEB leaders who help make the day so much fun!
Friday, August 17th is the 5th grade orientation known as WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) Day.
All incoming 5th graders are encouraged to attend. A team of 5th grade teachers, DPM Principals, 8th grade student volunteers, and APT volunteers welcome the new 5th graders to Deer Path Middle School.
The event includes a morning of fun games, a DPM building tour, and other exercises designed to increase the comfort levels of our newest DPM Braves.
8:00-12:00 drop off and pick up in the back of the school
DPM Summer Reading
School's out and you're enjoying your summer vacation. While the summer months are a wonderful opportunity for fun and relaxation, the break from the rigors of school can cause a lag in learning. Research demonstrates that students must read at least three challenging books during the summer break simply to maintain fluency and comprehension skills; a minimum of five such books is necessary to improve on any reading weaknesses. In addition, our goal is to foster and encourage a lifelong habit of reading-for pleasure as well as knowledge-in our students.
We have developed summer reading tasks with this in mind. This year, the requirements for each grade level are listed online at DPM Summer Reads. Our hope is that when students are selecting their novels they will choose ones that truly interest them. If your child is unsure about what to read, links to suggested titles are located within the website