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We all were able to celebrate the huge success of our students for our annual Food Pantry drive. We were able to collect over 500 cans and boxes of food, and money to purchase 45 turkeys!!! This was the best that we have ever done. It was nice to know that many families in need in the township would be helped and would hopefully have a happier holiday. We now are collecting gently used winter clothes. If you have items that have been outgrown or are no longer in use, please send them in. All sizes are needed. We are in need of mittens, hats, gloves, jackets, and sweaters. Thank you all for your continued support for our service learning projects.
Posted on Friday, December 6, 2013
Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night was a huge success!! We had many families join us for a presentation of Aesop Fables. The performance was well received. After, everyone made their way into the Scholastic Book Fair. Students purchased many wonderful books. What a great way to promote literacy in our buildings. A special thanks goes to the PTA and the Lincolnwood Public Library for sponsoring this event.
Posted on Friday, November 22, 2013
Art All Around
Our students have such talent!! Our halls are filled with wonderful student artwork. This month, our fifth graders have been working on painting like Van Gogh. Students have used the same features as the famous picture “Starry Night” to learn about shadowing and shading. They used a moon, a horizontal line, a tree, a fence, and three pumpkins. The results are amazing. Please check out these and many other art pieces throughout our hallways.
Posted on Friday, November 8, 2013
Red Ribbon Week
October 28 through November 1 is DARE week. Students are reminded that leading a healthy lifestyle is important as they grow and mature. The harmful effects of drugs and alcohol are highlighted. Our classes have each developed a DARE banner, focusing on the benefits of making good choices. Check out some of the creative banners that were designed. Please reinforce these concepts at home so that students will continue to make good choices that will help them lead long and healthy lives.
Posted on Friday, October 25, 2013
Last week we were very pleased to host a Blue Stem award-winning author at our school. Steven Cotler, author of the Cheesie Mack books, joined us to discuss literary elements, the writing process, and reading. The students learned a lot and enjoyed the time they spent with him. It is always a great experience for students to see authors up close and personal!!
Posted on Friday, October 11, 2013