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FRIENDS OF LINCOLN PARK HIGH SCHOOL WELCOMES YOU

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FRIENDS OF LINCOLN PARK HIGH SCHOOL

AT-A-GLANCE

Friends of Lincoln Park High School (FOLPHS) is a parent-run, volunteer organization seeking to improve the educational and cultural opportunities of our LPHS students. Each year, our collective work raises numerous dollars to support the school and its activities. With your support, we can accomplish even more! Please join us in supporting the school.

Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month (with the exception of September 2020, which will be held September 15). For now, all meetings will be held via Zoom. All are welcome! Look for meeting information and links in your email.

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CURRENT ACTIVITIES

SUPPORT FOLPHS ANY TIME!

 

FOLPHS Wish List Is Here!
We Need Your Help and Support!
 
Please click below to check out the items LPHS desperately needs — fun stuff like Chemistry supplies, Smartboards, band instruments and more — at FOLPHS Wish List.

Choose where your donation goes!

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Save the Date

Show your Lion Pride!
 
On Friday, March 4 the LPHS Community will come together for a fun night to benefit our kids, please plan to be there!

More details to come.

 

Thank you for helping LPHS build a strong, beautiful path forward!

The bricks have been installed — please check them out!

There will also be a chance to purchase bricks again next year.

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Who Doesn't Want to See Their Name in Lights?

Send a personalized message to someone special: Purchase message space for a week on our new marquee sign! Thank a teacher; wish your student happy birthday or good luck; and/or congratulate someone on an impressive achievement.

Your message will rotate on the Marquee for the entire week. Cost is $50.

Thank you for your support! Every dollar raised goes to Friends of Lincoln Park High School general funds to support our students!

 

Messages are subject to the approval of Lincoln Park High School.
 

 

2021 FALL OPEN HOUSE
CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE INFO!

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THE EASIEST WAY TO HELP: SHOP AT AMAZON FOR LP!

Amazon donates a portion of qualified purchases to charity, and you can choose LP! Sign in to smile.amazon.com and choose Friends of Lincoln Park High School as your charity. Take the easy way out!

 
 

THE LION'S DEN APPAREL STORE

The Lion’s Den sells stylish Lincoln Park High School Spiritwear: Shop 24/7/365! The online store has both standard spiritwear offered year-round, as well as limited availability seasonal items. Get in the LPHS spirit with sweat pants, hoodies, baseball hats, t-shirts and more!

ALL THE RAGE FOR SPRING 2020: LP FACE MASKS!

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Show Off Your Talents!

DEI CORNER:
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Rich Heritage of Autumn and Winter Holiday Celebrations

 

The Autumn and Winter seasons bring us several occasions to celebrate. A common theme in these celebrations is that of new beginnings, which is appropriate as the winter solstice passes and days once again become longer and brighter.

Diwali is the Festival of Lights which is celebrated over five days by people of different faiths including Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Muslims and some Buddhists. It usually falls between October and November and celebrates over 5 days the symbolic victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil. 

Hanukkah is the Jewish celebration also known as the Festival of Lights. Hanukkah means “dedication” in Hebrew and celebrates the re-dedication of the Second Temple at the beginning of the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is celebrated for 8 days to commemorate the reclaiming of Jerusalem and the rededication and purification of the Temple. According to the Talmud, there had only been enough oil to fuel the menorah during altar purification for a day, but the fire miraculously burned for 8 days. This became the reason that Jewish people burn the menorah for 8 days during the holiday. Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah by not only lighting the menorah, but also by singing songs, playing games with dreidels, eating special holiday foods, spending time with family, and giving gifts for each night of the celebration. 

Winter Solstice occurs around December 21st is the shortest day of the year. People all over the world celebrate with festivals. In fact, it is because of historical celebration of solstice festivals in late December that the early Christian Church chose December 25 as the day to celebrate Christmas, beginning in the year 336 under Emperor Constantine. The New Testament itself does not indicate a date for the birth of Jesus. Many historians believe Constantine’s choice of date for Christmas was based on the recognized symbolism of solstice celebrations, since Christians believe Jesus himself represents a new beginning and the triumph of light over darkness.

Traditions evolve by building on existing ones, and evolving in pace with the values and hopes of new eras. This is also true of Kwanzaa, which has its roots in harvest festivals of Western and Southeastern Africa. Maulana Karenga, a US scholar of African history and culture, established the modern holiday of Kwanzaa in 1966 as part of the Civil Rights-era focus on Black American rights, and an expression of Pan Africanism and Black pride. To this day, many Black Americans celebrate Kwanzaa as an expression of their cultural heritage.

We’ve seen that there are many ways and reasons to celebrate the holiday season. However you choose to spend these times, may they be filled with light, love and hope.

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HELP WITH A PROJECT OR
JOIN THE BOARD!

Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Friends of Lincoln Park High School an even better Nonprofit Organization than it already is.

 

Board members usually serve for one year and meet once a month. If you want to serve in this capacity, please use the Get in Touch button below to email us and let us know your interest. 

GET INVOLVED

You Will Make a Difference

FIND SUPPORT ON FACEBOOK

There are several LPHS Groups on Facebook that offer parents support and access to 'veteran' parents to answer questions! Check them out:

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CONTACT FRIENDS OF
LINCOLN PARK HIGH SCHOOL AT

FOLPHS@GMAIL.COM

2001 N Orchard St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA

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