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News and Events2019-10-15T08:39:34-05:00

October 10, 2019

Reminder: No school tomorrow- Teacher Professional Development Day

Happy Homework Holiday!  In the interest of taking a little time away from homework, we are instituting the first of our Homework Holidays!  Teachers did not assign any work due on Monday so enjoy the weekend off! We will be having four other Homework Holidays- Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, President’s Day Weekend, and Spring Break.  

Early Dismissal Days! Investing in our teachers to enhance the education of our students is important.  To further this investment, we will be having two early dismissal days. On October 30 and on November 13, students will be dismissed from school at 2pm (1:55 for the younger students).  Students who cannot be picked up at 2:00 can go to the cafeteria for Extended Day.  For safety reasons, all students will be clocked in at 2:00 and out at 3:00, but the hour fee will be waived.  Regular Extended Day will begin at its usual time.  An RSVP for the 2-3pm hour will be necessary so that we are sure to have enough supervision.  

Drills: Please be aware that we are in the process of conducting our mandatory safety drills.  We have already had an announced fire drill and will have an unannounced one soon. We will also be conducting a Code Red drill in the near future with the Flossmoor Police as per state law.  It may be a good time to discuss the importance of safety drills with your child. Please refer to the letter from Dr. Jim Rigg, Superintendent of Schools, about drills.

Greetings: We have been working on the virtue of humility (putting others first) and discussing different ways to respect all life for Respect Life Month in the Church.  To help create a more loving and welcoming environment where we acknowledge and value all humans, we are emphasizing the importance of greeting each other. Your reminders about this polite activity would be helpful.

Don’t forget about Trunk or Treat on October 26 from 6-8 pm!  

Have a safe and relaxing weekend!

You are known, valued, and loved!

Mrs. Kelly

We think our teachers are great and if you agree with us, please consider nominating one of our 4-8th grade teachers for a Golden Apple Award!

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