Tag Archives: Orland Park

Making a Difference in The Community

I was volunteering at a local school the other day when another mom approached me and said “you are ALWAYS here!” Yes, it seems that way doesn’t it? I replied. “It’s so much work, why do you do it?” she … Continue reading

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Soups On at Orland Park Public Library!

The OPPL holds many fun and informational activities for children and adults.  Tonight there will be a demo by local Chef Kate Bradley.  Space is limited, so come on out for some great pointers in reaching culinary soup perfection!   What……Soup’s On! … Continue reading

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Snow Much Fun!

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am super excited about the news of the long-awaited arrival of a real snowfall!  There is just something about the way the snow blankets everything, making even the simplest of backyard … Continue reading

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Rumors Confirmed, Soustek to Take Place of Howell

Many of us have heard the rumblings of a possible change-up at district office, and Orland Park Patch has published an article confirming the rumors. 

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Here We Go ‘Round The District 135 Rumor Mill…

Now that a tentative agreement has been made between the board and the union reps, we now sit back and wait until the January meeting when it becomes official.  Read the press release here.  Many rumors have been flying around about changes in the … Continue reading

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Children First: Rally Brings Together Parents, Citizens and Teachers

Last night over 200 people gathered at the Administration building for a rally before the negotiation meeting took place.  I was there and was immediately impressed with the community togetherness that was displayed by the simple act of standing for … Continue reading

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‘Tis The Week Before Christmas

I came across this facebook post that was written by a former District 135 teacher in support of an end to a long overdue contract negotiation process.  Regina Knapp has given me her permission to repost here and said that … Continue reading

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Full House at District 135 School Board Meeting

You may have noticed the little green signs in many cars in the neighborhood that read “District 135 teachers are working without a contract”.  This prompted me to start asking questions and fueled my inquiries as to why this is … Continue reading

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Black Friday Deals Around Town

It’s that time of year again! Determined women (and some men) everywhere will don their most comfortable shoes and head out of their houses this evening or early in the morning to take advantage of the Black Friday sales.

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Disregard for Handicap Parking at School

Here in Orland Park we are blessed to have the awesome “valet” drop-off and pick-up system at our public schools.  Teachers stand outside and make sure our little ones get safely into the building.  I love this luxury, especially when the … Continue reading

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