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News You Can Use 3.8.2019

FROM THE PRINCIPAL - SPRING

It is hard to believe we have turned the page and are one week into the final trimester of the school year. Teachers have been reflecting on student progress over the past months and are preparing the second installment of our report card to send home to you. These report cards are a snapshot in time that are embedded as part of a much bigger and broader communication system with school. By no means should this report card be your only dialogue with our team. However, we strive to make the report card an accurate representation of what has transpired over the past trimester.

 

Next week we will package these reports and mail them home via the US Postal Service. Everyone should receive their report cards home in advance of the parent and teacher conference sessions on March 21 and 22.

 

As always, please take time to reflect with your partner and child about their school experience. Think about the status quo. What needs to be changed? Sustained? Supported? Tweaked? How can you bring up these points in such limited time? Do you have the words to say what you mean, but not say it meanly?

 

Our staff is here to support the school experience of all children. If writing down your thoughts in advance of a conference is helpful, do it! Our goal is satisfaction via communication over the conferences so come ready to partner. We will!

 

Joseph Hailpern

Braeside School Principal

 

ILLINOIS ASSESSMENT OF READINESS

Parents of students in grades 3-8, please see the linked letter for the upcoming state assessment (PARCC replacement).

 

SPRING CONFERENCE SIGN UP

As the temperature slowly rises we can see spring on the horizon. That means another chance to have you as our guests at school to discuss the progress being made throughout the year. We treasure this time with you and hope you’ll be able to attend during the days that are reserved for conferences. To sign up, please following this link.

 

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE WEBPAGE

We have updated our before-and-after school care webpage to include information from Innovation Learning, which will be our new provider for the 2019-2020 school year.  You can access this information by navigating to it on our school website, the district site, or with this direct link: https://www.nssd112.org/basp

 

INCOMING KINDERGARTEN CLASS

We have more than 30 incoming kindergartners already! Do you know an incoming kindergartner? Have them contact the school office to let Kathi Pickens know of their existence! Planning is everything and we simply do not know about kindergartners until they tell us who they are. Encourage this please! Also, share the link below for folks to kick start the registration process.

Kindergarten 2019-20 Registration Link

 

UPCOMING DATES & NO SCHOOL REMINDERS

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming days.

March 21, 2019 - Early Release @ 1:00 p.m.

March 22, 2019 - No School for Parent Teacher Conferences

March 25-29, 2019 - Spring Break, No School

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - Early Release (SEE ATTACHED FLYER FOR PROGRAM)

Friday April 19, 2019 - No School

Monday, April 22, 2019 - No School