Fremd Viking Booster Club
2015-2016 School Year 
Fall Newsletter
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President--Ed Hansen   Vice Presidents--Dave Carver, Peter Carlson, Nancy Kaye, Kristi Svec  Treasurer-Margo Ban Secretary--Susan Kobeski.
                                                                              
Become a Booster Member for the 2015-2016 School Year

     Booster Memberships are at an all time high with 918 members strong!  There are over 2300 families at FHS, so that means we have a long way to go.  If you are receiving this newsletter and you are a member, we thank you.  Your student thanks you.  However, some of you agreed to share your info with Boosters but still have not decided whether or not you want to join.  WE NEED YOU!!
     For over 40 years, the Fremd Viking Booster Club has provided funds to our clubs, academic & cultural activities, as well as, sport teams to benefit the entire student body.  We are an independent organization and do not belong to any state or national affiliations. ALL of the funds we generate is for our students and school programs. 
     Basic membership is only $25 and all dues are tax deductible.  Help us achieve   our goal, which is to have all Fremd families become Booster Club members. 
     It is very easy to join.  CLICK HERE to download the membership application. Fill out and email to 
     STAY TUNED!  We will be having a raffle for an Apple Product in the next month for all families who are members.  You will automatically be entered if you are a current member so sign up now!

A Word from our President

As we start October it is starting to feel like Fall, and 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:

To 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 over $103,000 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, an instrument for the band, equipment for the photo-video and science clubs, cameras for the Viking Logue, training equipment for school gym classes, honorariums for Writers Week, glass weather shelters for soccer teams, and assignment books for all freshmen.  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 Crystal Garden.  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. 

Dinner Dance.  This dance is the largest fundraiser for the Booster Club.  The support of our parents, administrators, teachers, community, and local businesses has made this event a huge success in the past.  We would like that tradition to continue. You can support us in many ways.  Either consider attending the event, making a donation through the registration website, or donate a product, service, or basket of items from your business. All proceeds will benefit our students. So gather family and friends for a memorable night supporting a great cause.....our kids!

Volunteer.  Boosters are a completely parent-volunteer organization and we are always looking for energetic, interested people to help out.  There are numerous volunteer opportunities available on a number of committees, including:  Concessions, Spirit Shop, Post-Prom, Craft Fairs, Dances, etc.  You can volunteer as much or as little as you want. 

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
 


Our organization is always looking for volunteers.  We have so many opportunities throughout the year for you to make a difference.  CLICK HERE to download our People Power form.  As little as a couple hours would help out in many areas.  If you have any questions about any of our volunteer opportunities, please email Joanne Wojcik.

 

Homecoming Week is here!  Please come out and support many of the activities, clubs, and sports teams that are participating this week.

 

Saturday is the Homecoming Dance at 7:30pm at the school. Tickets will be on sale through Friday at school for $10/single and $20/couple. Ticket prices will double on Saturday.
 
Coming Soon
             
9/29   Powder Puff Football
                    Game 7pm

10/2  4:45 Varsity Soccer Game
         6:30 Golf Cart Parade
         7:30 Varsity Football Game

10/3  Homecoming Dance
                   7:30pm

Looking ahead . . .

11-21 -15  Dinner Dance
                 Denim & Diamonds
                The Cotillion

12-12-15   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 Monday-Thursday 10-2, Friday 8-2, and Saturday 9:30-11:30

 

In addition to our regular hours, the shop is often open during sporting events after school and on weekends. There are

lots of volunteer opportunities in the Spirit Shop during these after-school events, and we are looking for both adults and students to help out. Please email Cathy Sherden
 to get dates and times to sign up.
 Students can use the hours worked for service hours for SOS or senior survey. All volunteers will get 20% off anything they purchase on the day they work!

 

So come on in and check out the merchandise!



You are invited to the 21st Annual Booster Club Dinner Dance on Saturday, November 21st!
 
THE COTILLION
360 S. Creekside Dr.
(Rt 14 & 53)
Palatine, IL
6:00PM - 12:00AM

 
Registration is now open for the Fremd Viking Booster Club's 21st Annual Dinner Dance being held on Saturday November 21, 2015, at the Cotillion in Palatine.  This year's theme is Diamonds & Denim, so the feel is more relaxed with more casual attire encouraged and blue jeans welcomed.


 
For more than 20 years, the Dinner Dance has been the largest fundraising event of the year for the Boosters.This year's event will have music, live and silent auctions, a raffle for a pair of Diamond Ear Rings, and dinner with open bar.There will be many exciting items to bid on that you won't want to miss, including sports tickets including Cubs and Blackhawks, Fremd parking passes, and paintings by Elliott From (http://artbeatlive.com/artist/).
This year, we are pleased to again offer Mobile Bidding, allowing for a completely paperless bidding system.
       

Early Bird Reservation Pricing has been extended to October 15th, so register now!   $80 for individuals and $160 for couples. 
 

 
Contact Us
FremdVikingBoosters@gmail.com
Fremd Viking Booster Club