The Big Read

Do you have a family recipe or an immigrant story to share? Or a story about your name or family tree? Send it to us and it will be considered for publication in a community anthology. We will print two anthologies: one regarding recipes and another regarding immigrant and/or name stories. This program is open to all ages and we welcome everyone to participate.

Family recipes:

We’re especially looking for recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, but any original family recipe is eligible for consideration. Click here to submit your recipe. If there are any photos or images associated with your recipe, please send them to

Immigrant / family history / name stories:

Your story can be about you or one of your relatives, whether of current or previous generations. Please limit to 1-4 pages. Click here to fill out the entry form. Once the form is completed, please send your story as a Word document or rich text format (and any photos or images associated with your story) to

The deadline to submit recipes or stories is Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Bingo for Books

When: Wednesday, September 27

Where: Geer Park Elementary, Cafeteria

Time: Doors open at 4:15 p.m.

Bingo Game Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Play Bingo and win a book..  This is to help build the love of reading.

All Geer Park students are invited and they must be accompanied by parent/guardian.

PTA will be selling pizza, snacks, and water.

Parent Information

Kindergarten parents: Please stay on the tile near the office if you are early to pick up your child. We ask this because if you go by the room our little ones will see you outside the door and pay attention to you instead of class. At 3:30 please begin walking to your kindergarteners classroom for pick-up.
Grades 1-5: Parents, please pick up from the cones at the front of school.
All Grades
  • Please put your child’s name on the outside of their lunchbox.
  • If you are parking please park in the visitor lot on the east side of the school.
  • Do not leave your car when you are in line for pick-up in the front of school. We need this line of cars to keep moving so everyone is picked up quickly.
Thank you for your help.

Pinterest for Parents

There is a bulletin board near the cafeteria entrance called “Pinterest for Parents.” On this board are ideas to help your child with reading and math. There are also websites to visit. You will find small papers with the information on each topic that you can take home. Let me know what other information you would like included on this board.

Free Books!

Near the entrance of Geer Park is a tub with free books. Please help yourself so your child has new books at home to read. When you have finished the books please return them so others can enjoy them too and select new ones.
If you have books at home that your child has outgrown and you would like to donate them so others can enjoy them too just bring them to school and put them in this tub.


On the same table you will find resources for parents. Please help yourself to any of the pamphlets and booklets.