Fremd Viking Booster Club
2016-2017 School Year 
Fall Newsletter
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President--Ed Hansen   Vice Presidents--Dave Carver, Joe Kraus, Keith Martin, Kristi Svec, Joanne Wojcik Treasurer-Margo Ban Secretary--Carol Witucki.
                                                                              
NEW BOOSTER CLUB WEBSITE

    


     The Viking Booster Club has a new website where you can go to find out information and electronically sign up to become a member. B ooster Memberships are at an all time high but we still need more families to join.  CLICK HERE to sign up and become a member.  We no longer need paper and you can pay your basic membership fee of $25.00.  
     With this new website, we will have more up to date information from all of our committees.  Our volunteer opportunities are endless and we can't do it without our parent community.  You can electronically sign up now!!
     Many of you ask where does the money go that we raise.  Please look at our LIST of purchases from last year.  You will see that we support all academics, activities, clubs, and sport teams.  Every student at Fremd is impacted by what this organization supports.
     We would also like to thank Brian DeAngelis at Brevity Solutions for setting up our new website, donating his time, and his ongoing support to this organization!
 
     Please check out our website frequently!
   


A Word from our President

The temperatures remain warm, but soon the leaves will begin to turn and Fall will be here.  I hope that you and your students are back in the school mode as we begin the second month of our school year.  I am honored to represent the Fremd Viking Booster Club as President this year. Our Mission is simple:
 
T o enhance Fremd High School student experiences by raising funds and
providing support services for academic, athletic and cultural programs.
 
In order to fulfill its mission the Boosters need your help. The strength of any organization is its members and the support of its community.  Last year, the Viking Booster Club donated $80,000 to Fremd High School and its students in support of Fremd administration's "wish" list. This funding supported the needs of the many organizations at Fremd that might otherwise go un-funded within the operating budget of the school.  Just to name a few, last year's list included: equipment for automotive technology, poms costumes, production costs for Viking Theatre, cameras for the Viking Logue, training equipment for school gym classes, and honorariums for Writers Week. In addition, Boosters provided eighteen $1,000 scholarships to seniors who were eligible because their families were Booster members. Finally, Fremd's post prom event is arguably the most envied post prom event in the area.  More than 700 juniors and seniors attended post prom this past spring at Navy Pier's Lakeview Terrace.  Next year, post prom will have a new date and location.  In one way or another, I am sure that the Viking Booster Club donations impact every student at Fremd.

Membership .  With this school year now in focus, I want to thank the more than 900 families for your annual $25 membership.  I would ask each of you to spread the word about the Viking Booster Club and act as ambassadors to increase our membership.  If each of us could take on the goal of recruiting just one new family to become a member, then the Boosters would have even more resources to support Fremd and its students.  Joining as a new member is easier than ever at our NEW WEBSITE, fremdboosterclub.org.  Our parent volunteers are doing a great job of building our new site, and we believe it will serve the Booster Club and Fremd families for many years.
 
Dinner Dance .  The signature event of the school year is the Viking Booster Dinner Dance on Saturday, February 11, 2017.  This is the 22nd annual event, and we have a new date and a familiar location.  Hundreds of items will be available through live and silent auctions.  The support of the community and local businesses has made this event the largest fundraiser for the Booster Club, so please mark your calendar today, and plan to attend.  If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation of goods or services for the auction.  As noted above, the proceeds from this event, in addition to the Booster's other fundraising activities, especially our Craft Fairs, supports and benefits all Fremd students. So gather your family and friends for a memorable night supporting a great cause... our kids!


The success of the Viking Booster Club reflects the combined efforts of all our Fremd families.  With your continued involvement, Fremd will maintain its excellence in academic, cultural and athletic programs.  Thank you for supporting the Fremd Viking Booster Club!  Go Vikings!

Ed Hansen
President, Fremd Viking Booster Club
 
Coming Soon


10-10-16  NO SCHOOL
                Teacher Institute

10-14-16  End of Quarter 1

10-21-16  Fremd After Dark
                 9:00PM - Main Gym

10-26-16  Halloween Fest
                 4:30PM - 6:00PM

11-23-16  NO SCHOOL
                 Non-Attendance Day
 

Looking ahead . . .

12-10-16    Holiday Craft Fair &
                 Gift Show
                 9am-4pm
 
There's so much more going on at Fremd every week, so check it out at this link . . .  Calendar!


 


See What's New in the Spirit Shop


Conveniently located next to the gym, the Viking Spirit Shop provides a wide range of clothing options for everyone looking to show their spirit throughout the school year.  Hours of operation are Wednesday - Friday  10-2.
We will also be at 2 of the Home Football Games
Oct. 14th - 4:30 - 8:30PM
Oct. 21st - 4:30 - 8:30PM

Also this year, we will be doing an online spirit shop store.    Please check out our new web page for our next order.  Items will be delivered to the spirit shop for pick up.  All items for sale can be viewed online.

Check us out on Twitter - @FHSSpiritShop

Contact us via email at FremdVikingSpiritStore@gmail.com  

 



SAVE THE DATE

 22nd Annual Viking Booster Dinner Dance

FEBRUARY 11, 2017
6:00PM

More information and sign up for the night will be coming soon.  If you are willing to help in any capacity, please contact
      
 

 


Our organization is always looking for volunteers.  We have so many opportunities throughout the year for you to make a difference. Now it is easier than ever.   CLICK HERE to go to our Volunteer Page on our new website.  As little as a couple hours would help out in many areas.  We will also list on the main page when we are needing help with short notice. If you have any questions about any of our volunteer opportunities, please email  Joanne Wojcik.

 
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