D67 Green Backpack

To comply with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, and create web content that is accessible for people with disabilities and user friendly for everyone, we will no longer post pdf documents from outside organizations. You may view our Website Accessibility Statement here.

District 67 allows only certain categories of external not-for-profit organizations to submit information through the Green Backpack. Those include:

  • another public or private school, governmental entity, or community-based center;

  • a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that offers district-related, non-profit events or initiative; and

  • community athletic or youth organizations.

To submit your information for consideration:

  • Provide a brief description of your activity or event, along with a link to your website or location where your flyer is posted to jpatterson@lfschools.net by Monday.
  • Once approved, the information will run for one week in our school e-newsletters AND on this page for the duration of the program (or one month if no end date exists).
  • Yard signs, posters, flyers or other distributed materials are not allowed.
  • Activities/events must be non-sectarian, non-political and may not promote a fundraising activity unless the activity is school-sponsored or directly benefits our schools.

The decision to distribute information or provide links to websites that are not part of Lake Forest Schools is at the discretion of District administrators. The District is not responsible for the content and accessibility of external websites linked onto the District’s website. External websites are the sole property of such websites, and the content and accessibility of external websites are the sole responsibility of the entity or entities in control of the content and administration of such websites.

District-sponsored Programs

Community Activities and Events

Events at Gorton

Summer Camps: https://gortoncenter.org/summer-camps-2022-brochures/

Welcome Wellness: The Truth About Emotional Eating
Wednesday, June 1, 6 - 8 pm
Do you ever find yourself heading straight to the kitchen when you are stressed? Or continuing to eat even when you are not hungry but because you are bored or tired?During this workshop, discover and learn the latest techniques for managing common eating triggers, learn how to eat more intentionally and not on auto-pilot, and how to feel more in control of your eating.
https://gortoncenter.org/event/welcome-wellness-the-truth-about-emotional-eating/

Irish Lessons from Fitzpatrick School of Dance
Saturdays, June 4 - July 30 (No classes July 2 & 9)
Littles: 9 AM - 9:30 AM
Beginners: 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
A touch of Ireland in Lake Forest! Littles (ages 3-4) will be introduced to Irish dance and music and Beginners (ages 5 and up) will start/continue solo and team dances.
https://gortoncenter.org/event/irish-dance-lessons-from-fitzpatrick-school-of-dance/

Palette & Pours: Matisse Cat
Friday, June 3, 7 PM - 9 PM
Grab a friend and join other adults of differing talents for a fun evening of wine and painting. Sandie Bacon and Lezlie Lenz will be teaching this inspiring yet relaxing class at the Deer Path Art League which is housed on the upper floor of the Gorton Community Center.  No matter what your talent level, you will have an enjoyable experience and a beautiful new piece of original artwork! *Wine is included!
https://gortoncenter.org/event/palette-pours-2/

Gortonpalooza 2022: Local Music Artists Jam
Wednesday, June 15th, 7 PM - 9 PM
Every year Gorton celebrates our local emerging artists and puts together Lake Forest’s very own Palooza for you! Kick off the summer in our parking lot with great music, a cash bar, local eateries, and friends.
https://gortoncenter.org/event/gortonpalooza-2022/

American English
Saturday, June 18th, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Join us for American English, the world’s best Beatles Tribute band! This extra-special performance will be dedicated to Paul McCartney in celebration of his birthday on June 18th. Relive the years of The White Album, Let It Be, and Abbey Road. Moving renditions of songs such as Hey Jude, Something, and Let It Be, are sure to complete the tribute to The Beatles!
https://gortoncenter.org/event/american-english-music-june-2022/

French Dispatch
Thursday, June 2nd, 7 PM
A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch.”
https://gortoncenter.org/event/frenchdispatch/

Isle of Dogs
Thursday, June 9th, 7 PM
When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.
https://gortoncenter.org/event/isle-of-dogs

The Joy & Art of Keeping Bees with Jim & Karen Belli
Saturday, June 18, 10 AM - 12 PM
Join Karen and Jim Belli of Belli Farms and learn all about honey bees!  Participants will be able to sample honey, try on beekeeping gear, see live honey bees and more!  All ages are welcome!
https://gortoncenter.org/event/the-joy-art-of-keeping-bees-with-karen-and-jim-belli/

Happy Camper Handwriting Camp
July 18, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Using a multi-sensory approach to reinforce foundational handwriting skills in a fun way, this class will be geared towards children who have finished Kindergarten and are entering 1st grade yet continue to struggle with letter formation. Activities will include fun ways to reinforce upper and lower case letter formation, orientation, size, spacing and placement. We will use natural materials and multi sensory activities to reinforce handwriting skills, along with plenty of movement breaks. Skilled handwriting has been shown to improve skills in all areas of academics.
https://gortoncenter.org/event/happy-camper-handwriting-camp/