Valentine’s Day Provides Fun Learning Experiences

On Valentine’s Day, second-grade students in the classrooms of Mrs. Williamson, Mrs. Saliba and Mrs. Caby were treated to fun learning experiences as they rotated to three different classrooms. In Mrs. Williamson’s room, they completed a science experiment to predict and observe whether candy hearts sank or floated in three different types of liquid. In Mrs. Saliba’s room, they engaged in a STEM activity which involved designing and building hearts and towers with plastic cups. And, in Mrs. Caby’s room, they created lovely Valentine’s Day art work. Everyone had a great time.

Rescheduled bad weather make up days

The school calendar has been adjusted to reflect the snow and cold weather days that we have taken. Please NOTE the following make up days are now Attendance Days:

  • Presidents Day, February 18, 2019 (make up for November 26, 2018)
  • Casimir Pulaski Day, March 4, 2019 (make up for Monday, January 28, 2019)
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019 (make up for Wednesday, January 30, 2019)
  • Thursday, June 6, 2019 (make up for Thursday, January 31, 2019)

As of now, Thursday, June 6 is our “tentative” last day of school. In the event that we have one more no-school weather day, our last day would be Friday, June 7. That is the latest day possible for our last day of school.

Parent / Teacher Conferences

Parent/teacher conferences will be taking place on Thursday, February 21 after 3 p.m. and Friday , morning, February 22 from 7:30 – 11:00 a.m. Conferences are optional in February, so not all students are in need of a conference time. However, if you feel there is a need to have a conference with your child’s teacher, please be sure to reach out to them to schedule a time. If your child’s teacher would like to meet with you and your student for any reason, they will be reaching out to you as well. Communication between home and school is extremely important and we value the chance to discuss student’s progress and celebrate their successes.

2nd grade students to visit the Allstate Arena

Our 2nd grade students are going to “Get Schooled by Skates with the Chicago Wolves” on Thursday, February 21. This educational experience will teach students about how hockey relates to everyday classroom subjects such as math, science, language arts, reading, and social studies.

PTO Book Fair

Our wonderful PTO will be setting up and running the Book Fair, where students will be allowed to “shop” for books, bring home their “wish list”, and order books with parents permission. Parents are also invited to come and shop during the BINGO Family Fun Night and also during conferences. This year’s All For Books campaign will be a coin drive. Students can bring in loose change as follows:

  • Monday, Feb.18 – Nickels
  • Tuesday, Feb. 19 – Dimes
  • Wednesday, Feb. 20: Quarters
  • Thursday, Feb. 21: Bring it All For Books!

In addition, for a minimum $1 donation at the fair, you will receive a bookmark that you can personalize with a message and send to any student in the school. Send them to your children, and they can send them to their friends!

Remember, all purchases benefit our school. Help us reach our goal of $7000 in book sales so we can purchase a book binding machine or STEM projects for our library!

PTO Valentines parties were a hit!

Thank you to all families that donated new socks to PADS of Lake County. Our Student Council will be gathering all the donations and bringing them to a PADS representative in our area.

Thank you for donating to PADS

Thank you to all families that donated new socks to PADS of Lake County. Our Student Council will be gathering all the donations and bringing them to a PADS representative in our area.

Students performing

Students Give Stellar Performance

Elementary South and Aspen Elementary’s fourth and fifth grade band concert on Tuesday showed just how far students have come this year. They played beautifully.

Anyone for BINGO??

Aspen families are all invited to an Aspen Family Night playing BINGO on Friday, February 15. The cost will be $5.00 per family and pizza will be available to purchase for $2 per slice. Pizza will be served in the cafeteria from 6:30-7:00 pm with BINGO from 7-8 pm in the gym. Please look for the flyer that went home and fill out and return to school the bottom portion. This will help us determine how many people to expect. This is one of our favorite Aspen Family Nights and is usually very well attended. Don’t miss out.

February birthday breakfast

All students that celebrate a birthday in February are invited to attend a birthday breakfast with Mr. Fredricksen on Friday, February 15 at 8:00 a.m. Just call in your RSVP and breakfast choice so we know how many students to expect.