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As a parent of a student at one of Chicago's most outstanding educational institutions, you are cordially invited to join "Friends of Lane", an all-volunteer, parent-driven, Lane Tech Community registered non-profit organization. Please feel free to use all of the parent resources available on the Friends of Lane site and be sure to click on the "Membership" link.

Friends of Lane is still taking pre-orders for a DVD of the performance for only $25.00 each!
The DVDs will be available in 4 to 6 weeks.

Don't miss it! Click here to Buy Your Tickets Now!
Braised Beef Meatballs in Tomato Ragout w/Sautéed Spinach & Yukon Whipped Potatoes, Baja Fried Fish Tacos w/Honey Butter & Jalapeno Corn Bread. Panzanella Chunky Tomato Salad w/Crumbled Goat Cheese...
Sounds delicious, right?
Taste it all when you 
buy your ticket to the Green & Gold Gala! This year’s theme is “Let’s Glow!” and we’re all in for a fun, casual evening featuring an exciting auction and live music from Kitty Devine and the Big Whoop . Join us!
It's going to be so much fun, but to make it even better, we need your help!
We are looking for the following items to take our auction to the next level:
· NFL Draft Tickets

· Fun and Fabulous Restaurant Gift Certificates
· Airline Vouchers or Miles (please!)
· 3-Day Passes to Pitchfork (we already have Lollapalooza!)
· Tickets to AC/DC at Wrigley (on sale February 16)
· Foursome at a private Golf Club

If you can donate any of these to the auction, click here or email

A Tablet for Every Student!
Friends of Lane and the Lane Tech Principal's Office are working together to purchase 4,000 tablet computers -- one for every student at Lane. CLICK HERE to learn more...

One-to-One Initiative in the News!
Friends of Lane (formerly PTSO) is featured in the December issue of "The Warrior", the student-produced newspaper published by the Journalism students of Lane Tech College Prep High School.... 
For some great information about the "One-to-One" Initiative, Click Here!

Read the March 2015 "Lane Tech Parent to Parent Newsletter"

Arabic Cultural Exchange: Chicago/Casablancan Performance

Lane Tech's World Language Students attending Mr. Danja's Honors Arabic Classes have the unique opportunity to experience an authentic cultural exchange with students in Chicago's sister city, Casablanca, Morocco to develop global citizenship, awareness, and mutual respect.

Using Internet video conferencing, Lane Tech's Arabic Language students will write theatrical pieces in Arabic to be enacted by their Moroccan pen pals, who will also write plays in English that Lane Tech's Arabic Language students will perform.

Through this real-time international exchange, these young people with different backgrounds, beliefs, traditions, and cultures will teach each other their languages and deeply transform each others' lives.

Students in both cities will be assisted by visiting resident artists from the Global Voices Initiative. Visiting Lane Tech will be Theater and Performance Resident Artist El Hassan Amejal.

In order for our students to enjoy the benefits of participating during this school year, this project must be fully funded by April 1st.

If you make your donation by January 19th, then will generously double your contribution! Just enter the code SPARK on the payment page and you'll be matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $100).

Your gift through will help to support this life-changing educational project for our Lane Tech students and promote global citizenship and understanding. 

Thank You!

The Teacher/Staff Appreciation Lunch on December 12th was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who donated and volunteered. To view the pictures we took this year, CLICK HERE!

Friends of Lane Calendar Dates 2014-2015

Friends of Lane 
Meeting Dates:
April 14th (Tuesday)
The CORE of the Matter: Q & A on Common Core Standards
Our Featured Speakers:
Haleemeh Mikbel - Lane Tech English Department
Andrew Minor - Lane Tech Math Department
Edwina Thompson - Lane Tech Assistant Principal

May 13th
Building our Future: Construction at Lane, and Friends of Lane Board Elections

June 10th
Previous PTSO (now Friends of Lane) Meetings:
September 10th, October 8th, November 12th, December 3rd, 2014
Previous Friends of Lane Meetings:
January 14th, 2015
February 11th, 2015
March 11th, 2015




Important News for Online Shoppers!






What a powerful group this can be! Friends of Lane is looking for members and volunteers. We are dedicated to supporting programs and activities for students and teachers at Lane Tech High School.

All funds raised from our events will go directly back to the school. We invite you and welcome you to join us!

Friends of Lane meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Room 113.  Please see the Events Calendar for the date of each month's meeting.

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