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FRIENDS OF LINCOLN PARK HIGH SCHOOL WELCOMES YOU

Make a Difference Today

 

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!

 
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Thank You
to all who helped make our Lion Pride Party a huge success!

 

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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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:
Autism Acceptance Month

The first National Autism Awareness month was held in April of 1970. Since then Autism has become the fastest growing developmental disability in the world with a diagnosis rate of 1 in 44 children in 2021 according to the CDC. The name was officially changed from Autism Awareness Month to Autism Acceptance Month in 2021, although both names continue to be used and both convey widely held goals. 

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability caused by differences in the brain. There is still a lot we don’t know about Autism, including the cause. According to the CDC, scientists believe that there are various factors that work together to affect the development of those with Autism.

Those with Autism may behave, communicate, interact, and learn in ways that are different from most other people. Like its name states, Autism is a Spectrum Disorder. Therefore those with Autism have varying abilities. For example, some people with ASD may have advanced conversation skills whereas others may be nonverbal. Some people with ASD need considerable help in their daily lives and will need lifelong support and care. Others can work and live with little to no support. Some people with Autism may also have other conditions such as ADHD, seizures or sleep disorders. Unfortunately, Autism is often portrayed incorrectly in the media such as in movies or television. The media’s tendency to only highlight cases of Autism in which people have quirky characteristics or some amazing hidden talent, like instantly calculating the exact day someone was born based on the date, undermines the need to raise awareness for those who may have more advanced needs.

We still have a long way to go to ensure that those with Autism have all the available resources and support they need. Society has made some progress since we first learned about Autism. Children with Autism now attend schools with their peers. Adults who were once institutionalized because of the lack of understanding of Autism and resources available can now live in regular communities with support, or independently. The more we’re aware of what it’s like to live with Autism, the more we can support, show compassion and acceptance for those individuals and their families. There is a saying that if you’ve met one person with Autism, you have met one person with Autism. That is because like the rest of us each, each individual with Autism is unique and deserves the same opportunities and privileges like the rest of society. 

President Biden released a proclamation on Friday April 1, 2022, stating, "I call upon all Americans to learn more about autism to improve early diagnosis, to learn more about the experiences of autistic people from autistic people, and to build more welcoming and inclusive communities to support people with Autism." That is a worthy goal for all us during Autism Acceptance Month and long after.
 

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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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