Dear Early Learning Center Community,
Looking ahead to the coming week, we are excited for the opportunity to share the progress of your child during conferences on Thursday and Friday. Due to our parent-teacher conferences on 10/10 and 10/11, our students will not have school on those days. There is also no school on Monday, October 14th, we hope you enjoy the long weekend! During our conferences our PTA will be hosting a Book Fair. More information is noted below about this event!
Erin’s Law: Five years ago, we began implementing a child sexual abuse prevention program in our schools as the result of the passage of Public Act 097-1147, also known as Erin’s Law. This law expanded upon previous legislation and required child sexual abuse prevention education for child beginning in pre-kindergarten and continuing through all grade levels. Our students will be participating in lessons in their classrooms in October. Please contact us at 847-357-5777 with any specific questions.
District 54 Community Resource Center Calendar and Newsletter: Our new October calendars and newsletters are available on our website. You can access them in English and Spanish here. We hope you’ll take advantage of some of the activities and suggestions!
October Parent/Teacher Conferences: If you have not yet secured a time to meet with your child’s teacher on Thursday, October 10th or Friday, October 11th, feel free to reach out to them directly.
THE BOOK FAIR IS COMING!
Book Fair – October 10th & October 11th: On October 10th and 11th, our very own ELC PTA (Parent Teacher Association) will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair during Parent/Teacher Conferences right outside of our multipurpose room. Stop by to pick up a few new books for your home library or select a book to donate to your child’s classroom. Please watch for the Book Fair flyer to come home! Here’s how you can help:
If you are available and would like to help during any of these times, please drop us a note at email@example.com. We are still in need of volunteers and would LOVE to have you join us! Happy Shopping and Reading!
ELC Toiletry Drive: The Early Learning Center is hosting a food and toiletries drive from September 30th to October 11th. Flyers will be sent home in your student’s backpack with more information this week. Feel free to bring any donations with you to Parent-Teacher Conferences. Contact your classroom social worker with any questions.
Picture Retake Day: Thursday, October 24th has been set aside for the Early Learning Center picture retake day. If your child was absent for Picture Day in September, now is your opportunity to get one done. We are hopeful that pictures will arrive soon and more information will follow for our retake day. Stay tuned and keep an eye on your student’s backpack.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Julie Gorvett & Kelly Dvoracek