Palatine, Fremd, Schaumburg High Schools to Host Community Halloween Events

fotolia_122143804_subscription_monthly_mPalatine, Fremd, and Schaumburg High Schools will host Halloween events that are open to the community.

The Fremd Student Council is inviting students ages 12 and under and parents to attend the annual Halloween Festival held at Fremd High School on Oct. 26 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. The school has been transformed for a fun night of trick-or-treating with games, toys, and candy. FHS is a proud teal pumpkin supporter, so there are plenty of prizes for all children.

All children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Additionally, Student Council will also be trick or treating for canned goods to benefit the Palatine Township Food Pantry. A food collection bin will be available in the cafeteria upon entering the school.

Palatine High School will host its annual free Trick or Treat with Pirate Pete event on Oct. 27 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., at Palatine High School, 1111 N. Rohlwing Rd. Children aged ten and under, and accompanied by an adult, are invited to attend the free annual celebration of the fall season. Students from a variety of Palatine High School clubs, organizations, programs, and athletic teams will staff the event. The gym and cafeteria will have a large selection of carnival type games for the children to play.

Classrooms throughout the first floor of the school will be decorated using themes. Each classroom has a sign outside letting parents know if the room is “scary” or “not scary” for the children. Many treats will be handed out at the event.

At Schaumburg High School, the Students Helping Others (SHO) Club has collected cans on Halloween for the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry for the past 15 years. Last year, the club collected a record amount of food donations. While SHO is not running this year, the National Honor Society is continuing this activity. Students and faculty will collect again on Oct. 31 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the community. Preferred foods include: canned meats, canned pastas, soup, juices, peanut butter, jelly, tuna, bar soap, Kleenex, paper towels, toilet paper, shampoo and conditioner, cereals, canned fruit, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, salt, pepper, flour, sugar, Spaghetti-o’s, Hamburger Helper, Rice-a-Roni, snacks and lunchboxes.

Community Members Invited to Upcoming Job, Resource Fair

pOSTCARD LARGOThe School and Community Connections Event is a resource and job fair open to all District 211 community members. The event will take place on April 6 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Higgins Education Center, 1030 W. Higgins Rd.

“The resource and job fair is our commitment to coordinate community resources and engage skilled staff, service providers, and volunteers,” said Jerry Treviño, District 211 director of summer school and community outreach. “The purpose is to provide direct services and referrals to those who are seeking a gateway into community life and an improved future.”

The goal of the event is to inform families of various social service supports available within the community. Attendees will learn about academic empowerment for Math and English, as well as learn about job opportunities within the community.

The following social agencies will have representatives at the fair:

pOSTCARD LARGOState Representative Michelle Mussman’s Office; Township of Schaumburg; Schaumburg Library; The Harbour, Plaza Communitaria, The Bridge; Hoffman Estates Health and Human Services; Fellowship Housing; Access to Care, PHD Counseling Center; Harper College; Hoffman Bank and Trust; St. Mary’s Services; and more.

The following employers will be present at the job fair:

Acres Group – Landscaping; Ensemble of Care; Hoffman Estates Park District; Manor Care; Manpower; McDonalds ( 2 locations); Schaumburg Park District; 1-800-Got Junk; and Harper College.