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Important Dates – February and March 2020

Wednesday, February 26th – 4:30-6:00pm at the ELC – Family Health & Fitness Night brought to you by our Parent Educators

Tuesday, March 10th – PTA Meeting at 6:30pm

Tuesday, March 17th – No School – Election Day

Monday, March 23rd – Friday, March 27th – No School – Spring Break

Monday, March 30th – School Resumes

Principal’s Message – February 24th

Principal’s Message – February 17th

PTA Volunteers Needed!

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!

The ELC Spring Book Fair will take place Thursday, February 13 and Friday, February 14, 2020.  We still need some volunteers to help students and families select books for spring and summer reading, or checking things out for on-line orders.  The Book Fair opens at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 7:30 p.m.

The Volunteer Schedule is in 2 hour time blocks from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 13.

Fast on the heels of Book Fair are Spring Pictures, Tuesday February 18 and Wednesday February 19, 2020.  We need 2 volunteers for each 2 hour time slot from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on both days.

Do you have a couple of hours to Support Our Sprouts?  If you would like to help, please contact Barb Quinn, ELC PTA Treasurer, at bquinnpta@nullaol.com

Thank you for all you do for children and families.

ELC PTA

Principal’s Message – February 10th

Principal’s Message – February 3rd

Dear Early Learning Center Community,

We have had a busy week here at the ELC with lots of laughter, fun and learning! Ask your child about their trip to the D54 garage for our Touch a Truck in house field trip this week or last.  They loved interacting with the simple machines and transportation that our O & M staff use daily. This has been a great unit for our Sprouts!

The following 5Essentials Survey will help us to grow as a building as well as to serve our Sprouts and families.  The deadline is approaching quickly and we’d love to have your input!  Please follow the links below to share your thoughts.  We’d greatly appreciate it!

5Essentials Survey

Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through Feb. 14, 2020, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois. We will also have a few computers out for parents to log on and use during conferences.  Please feel free to ask for help while you’re here! 

For more information, click here to read the letter from Superintendent Andy DuRoss.

Para obtener más información, haga clic aquí para leer la carta del Superintendente Andy DuRoss.

 

PTA News

Supporting Our Sprouts has become the theme of the ELC PTA.  You can help!  Here’s how:

1)       Be a member!   Our goal this year was 200 members.  We are currently at 155.  If you have not joined, please know that being a member shows your support in making every child’s potential a reality.   See the Membership Enrollment form attached.

2)      Attend an event sponsored by the PTA.  The staff and the PTA have worked to create short informational presentations so we can work together to make every child’s potential a reality.  Our next meeting is March 10, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.  Please join us.

3)      Volunteer to help with an event at school.  If you are interested in any of these activities, please let us know what times you might be available.  Questions?  Contact Barb Quinn, bquinnpta@nullaol.com

Ø  The Spring Book Fair is just around the corner, February 13/14.  The Book Fair will be open on Thursday (2/13) from 7:45 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. and Friday (2/14) from 7:45 to 10:30 a.m.

Ø  During those hours, we will also be distributing the Super Sprout spiritwear previously ordered.

Ø  Spring Pictures follow closely on February 18/19.  Volunteers are needed both Tuesday (2/18) and Wednesday (2/19) from 7:45 a.m.  until 2:30 p.m.

4)      Future Leaders.  Every year, the ELC PTA creates a slate of officers who in turn recruit and appoint committee leaders.  The officers are elected to serve a 1 year term, with eligibility to serve a second term should the nominating committee slate them for re-election.  Want to know more?  We will be creating an explanation of the positions for you to review.  If there is something that you think aligns to your skill set, please let the leadership know.  The nominating committee will begin its work for the 2020-2021 term soon.

We look forward to working with all of you as we Support Our Sprouts

The ELC Officers: Dennis Gilette, President, Matthew John Rodriguez, Vice President, Lori Gilette, Secretary, Barb Quinn, Treasurer

Important Dates:

Wednesday, February 5thLou Malnati’s PTA Family Night – click for the flyer with more details

Thursday, February 13th – No School – Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, February 14th – No School – Parent Teacher Conferences

Monday, February 17th – No School – Presidents Day

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Julie Gorvett and Carrie Azab

Community Resource Center Calendar and Newsletter

Our February calendars and newsletters are available on our website.  You can access them in English and Spanish here. There are some great events planned for the upcoming month: Family & Health Fitness Night, 0-3 Community Playgroup and so much more. For more info, check out their newsletter!

5Essentials Survey

The following 5Essentials Survey will help us to grow as a building as well as to serve our Sprouts and families.  The deadline is approaching quickly and we’d love to have your input!  Please follow the links below to share your thoughts.  We’d greatly appreciate it!

Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through Feb. 14, 2020, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

For more information, click here to read the letter from Superintendent Andy DuRoss.

Para obtener más información, haga clic aquí para leer la carta del Superintendente Andy DuRoss.

Principal’s Message – January 27th

Principal’s Message – January 20th

Dear Early Learning Center Community,

As our winter weather arrives, please remember to send your child dressed to play outside.  We do go outside daily if the temperature and windchill is above 25 degrees.  With snow expected this weekend, boots, snowpants and warm mittens are a necessity. Thanks for your help with this so that our Sprouts can enjoy the winter weather and run and play outside!

As a reminder, we do not have school on Monday, January 20th.

Please note the following information below for our school and the district.

District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan

In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, I wanted to share with you the District 54 Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. Though District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, circumstances beyond our control oftentimes dictate school closings.

5 Essentials Survey

Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through Feb. 14, 2020, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

For more information, click here to read the letter from Superintendent Andy DuRoss.

Para obtener más información, haga clic aquí para leer la carta del Superintendente Andy DuRoss.

Drop Off/Pick Up Safety

Thank you to all of our families that are putting our students, staff and parent safety first during our arrival and dismissal times.  As a reminder, please do not pass the buses as they are departing from the front of the building.  We also ask that you park in the designated blue spots only.  We’d also like to remind you that turning left onto Schaumburg Road during school hours is illegal. Again, we are striving for safety for all parents, drivers, staff and especially students during our drop off and pick up times.  It is critical to remain patient and go slow when entering and leaving the parking lot daily.

For safety reasons, please make sure you let the office and your child’s teacher know well in advance if you will be picking your child up and they will not be going on the bus. It is difficult for all when these requests are made so close to the end of our sessions.  Thank you in advance for your help with this.  We also ask that no food is brought on the buses due to safety and allergies of some students.  Thanks in advance for your help with these safety measures!

Updated Phone Numbers in Case of an Emergency

Please make sure to notify the office of any updated phone numbers as soon as possible.  It is essential that we can reach you or someone on your emergency contact list if something happens at school.  Thank you in advance for your help with this other important safety reminder!

Have a great long weekend,

Julie Gorvett and Carrie Azab