Week 12: 10/28/13 – 11/01/13

Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, October 28th
Cycle 2 Assessments this week
SLC/SLBC Outing to Bruzwick Zone Bowling

Tuesday, October 29th
PreK Field Trip to Sonny Acres

Wednesday, October 30th
SLC/SLBC Outing to Bacci Pizzeria
Common Core Common Plan
*Please remember to bring the office ladies a list of the names of parents you anticipate coming to your classrooms on Halloween. Please STAR/indicate which parents have visited our building & have checked in with the Raptor system so we can pre-print their visitor badges* 

Thursday, October 31st
Happy Halloween
10:30am: AM PreK Parade (inside the building & ending outdoors between Doors 3 & 9)
1:00pm: K-3 & PM PreK Parade (outdoors, weather permitting)
*If you are a Halloween Helper, please report to your spot during the K-3 parade at 1:00pm. Your help is greatly appreciated! :) 

Friday, November 1st
Teacher Institute Day
End of Trimester 1

Here’s a “Tons of Fun Classroom Halloween Activities” blog post from Kleinspiration.

Week 11: 10/21/13 – 10/25/13

Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, October 21st
Red Ribbon Week
Taffy Apple Orders Due (Please bring money to the office)

Tuesday, October 22nd
Holiday Fund Committee Meeting @ 7:15am (Library)
Kindergarten Field Trip to Didier Farm
Faculty Meeting @ 2:30pm & 3:30pm <–click for agenda

Wednesday, October 23rd
WEAR RED! to show you are drug free
CCSS Common Plan
Turn carnival money in to the office by the end of the day!

Thursday, October 24th
HIP Ornaments Due (please put them in black bag w/Kennedy School Sign: Drop off in conference room at the end of the day)
Carnival 6:00pm-7:30pm

Friday, October 25th
Spirit Assembly (Teamwork)
1st Grade Field Trip to Goebbert’s

Week 10: 10/14/13 – 10/18/13

I don’t think anyone knows the meaning of the phrase “Only so many minutes in a day!” better than someone in education.  There is always something waiting for us. Meetings. Papers. Calls to make. Email to answer. Things to file. Things to look up. Lessons to plan. Committees. Grad classes. Tech tools to figure out. Family. Commitments. PD.   There may be days when we are stretched to the limit, feeling more like some human version of Stretch Armstrong with our arms pulled in different directions, about to break off.   But, at the end of the day, it’s true.  The things that matter?  We make time for them.   Those people that say,  ”Oh, I don’t have time for that…”  Is this an insinuation that some of us just have more time than others?   Time is not something we just ‘have,’ it’s something we make.  It’s something we make when things matter to us. Children matter to us. Remember….what you do each and everyday at Kennedy School is in the best interest of the children we serve.

Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, October 14th
NO SCHOOL: Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 15th
Happy Birthday Rose Karas :)
Medical Exclusion Day
PATS Field Trip to Cosley Zoo
Event Planning Committee Meeting @ 2:30pm (Room 115)

Wednesday, October 16th
Happy Birthday Rosa Worwa :)
SLC/SLBC Outing to Schiller Park Fire Department
CCSS Common Plan
Board Meeting @ 7:00pm

Thursday, October 17th
PreK Field Trip to Sonny Acres
Earthquake Drill @ 10:17am (Drop, Cover, Hold On) <–click for more info
SLT Meeting @ 3:00pm

Friday, October 18th
Parent/Teacher Collaboration Committee Meeting @ 7:30am (Room 112)

(10/19) Happy Birthday Eva Popowska :)

Week 9: 10/07/13 – 10/11/13

Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, October 7th
Fire Prevention Week: SP Fire Department Visits <–click for schedule
Happy Birthday Nicole Novak :) 

Tuesday, October 8th
Fire Prevention Week: SP Fire Department Visits <–click for schedule
Multiage Field Trip to Goebbert’s
Faculty Meeting @ 2:30pm <—click for agenda
Mentor Meeting @ 3:45pm

Wednesday, October 9th
Common Core Common Plan

Thursday, October 10th
2nd Grade Field Trip to Gobbert’s
PEP Parent Meeting @ 6:00pm

Friday, October 11th
Pre School Screening
Reading Room Plan Day

(10/14) NO SCHOOL