Week of January 21st

Hello Parents:

I am very happy to be back!  Thank you for all the holiday and well wishes.  We were very thankful that Mrs. Papzcun and Ms. Byas were able to join our classroom.  

We are going to conclude our Little Pigs study this week.  We are excited to delve into our Vermicomposting Study.  In our classroom compost we have Red Wigglers.  We are going to learn all about their anatomy, their diets, and how they help our garden.  We will release the worms and the compost into the garden this spring.  Be sure to ask your child about the Gizzard, and the worms diet….are worms vegetarian?

The vermicomposting will jump start our Winter Garden Project Based Study!  In conjunction, with Kohl Children’s Museum we will do an in depth study on winter gardening.  The museum has provided us with training, materials, and 2 free field trips.  Our first field trip will occur on Friday, February 22nd.  All children will attend from 8:45-1:00.  Children will need to bring a nut free sack lunch.  We will not have access to a fridge or microwave, so all food must edible at room temperature.  Permission slips will be sent home next week.

We are in need of new play dough for the month of February and beyond.  Please sign up if you are willing to make us a big batch!  Thank you!

Please remember that we will most likely go outdoors if the weather is appropriate.  Please remember to send appropriate winter gear, so that the children can warmly explore outdoors during the long winter months.  If anyone has any gently used winter gear (hats, mittens, snow pants, and boots) and they would like to donate them we would really appreciate it. 

Mittens are awesome for preschoolers!  They keep their hands warm and are easier for young children to put on.  If mittens are an option for you please send your child in with them.

Upcoming Events:

Friday, February 1, 2019- No School for Students

Monday, February 18th– No School

Friday, February 22nd– Field Trip to Kohl Children’s Museum

Saturday, March 30th– 6-8 pm.  2nd Field Trip to Kohl Children’s Museum for our Project Celebration!

Have a great week!

Ms. Bethanie & Ms. Maggie

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Welcome back from break!

Welcome back from winter break! This is Ms. Papczun, posting to tell you what we’ve done for the week. I am the sub in here for this week while Ms. Bethanie continues to recover. She expects to return late next week if all keeps going well. It is great to be in this classroom with your children- I was here the three days before break and I love to see their smiles, inquiries, and excitement. (I’m going to have to pop in to say hello when my time here is over!)

Few things up front:
– There is no school on Monday, January 21.
– We are low on paper towels if anyone can donate.
– We received the Donorschoose art supplies– a big thanks to all who supported! Miss Maggie is organizing them all.

This week, we started a unit on The Three Little Pigs. We read the “original” and variations that included a story from the wolf’s point of view (it was only a sneeze!), a fish/shark version, and one that included a construction-heavy approach with a big, bad pig, that ended in everyone getting along and reconciling. It’s been lovely to see their expressions and to hear them compare and contrast the stories. One student suggested we should use a Venn diagram (Bethanie had done that with the gingerbread unit before break!). Really cool.

We are working with letter sounds in small groups, very early addition, and playing a lot. The cold weather has left us with dance parties and the trike room, but we are still getting a lot of activity in. We start every day with the expected routine- welcome song, alphabet song, circle time, and our story.

Our morning group did not have buddies this week due to the school-wide spelling bee. Wednesday both groups did Matt Man- they taught me how it all goes.

Next week Ms. Baez will continue the routines until Ms. Bethanie is able to return. Thank you all for your support and communication.

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Week of December 10th

Hello Parents:

I want to send an extra special thanks to the following pre-k parents: Sara C & Ms. Mickens (Ms. Anna’s room), Emily F., Maggie S., Nikki B., Justine S., Ashlin K., Regina F., Lixiang L., and Jenny G! These parents made our Scholastic My Very Own Library a success! Every volunteer, but 2 were preschool parents or grandparents. I truly appreciate everyone who helped out! I could not have done it without you.

Next Week is Ray Spirit Week! Each day there will be a special clothing day.
Monday: Ugly/Beautiful Sweater Day
Tuesday- Candy Cane Day- bring one to share with classmates or dress like one!
Wednesday-Best Green and/or Red Gear
Thursday-Pajama Day
Friday-Gingerbread Celebrations

The children are loving all the different versions of the Gingerbread Man! We have been busy comparing the different versions, acting out the stories and talking about the different characters. Next week, we will continue our study by reading The Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers, The Gingerbread Cowboy and The Gingerbread Kid Goes to School.

We are at the half way mark on our Donors Choose art grant. If you know anyone who would like to donate please direct them to: Donorschoose.org./project/spark-of-art/3795616/  We want to thank all of the parents and grandparents who have already donated!

We will need a few volunteers to assist with our Gingerbread Celebration. If you are able to assist us please sign up on the sign-up sheet. We will also need sweets to decorate the gingerbread people. We will need: M & M’s, Pull and Peel licorice (by Twizzlers), small pretzel sticks, sprinkles, Cheerios (plain, NOT HONEY NUT), tubes of icing (squeezable… not the containers of frosting), raisins, and google eyes. .Please sign up on the sheet if you are able to donate the above items! Thank You!

We are trying our best to keep the students healthy by washing hands, disinfecting the room and using our cough catchers. However, we understand that students will still get sick. If your child has a fever, is vomiting, or has diarrhea they must stay home until 24 hours after the last episode. Please make sure that you are sending a note when your child returns so that they are not receiving unexcused absences.

Please remember to help your child learn to independently put on their hat, coat, scarf, boots, snow pants at home. We want our students to be able to dress themselves as much as possible. If you can purchase mittens rather than gloves, we would much appreciate it. Mittens are much easier for kids to put on independently. If you are unable to provide a winter coat, boots, gloves or other cold weather clothing, please do not hesitate to talk to me. I can be sure to get these items for your child.

Gingerbread Homework
Please assist your child with creating a unique age collage using the Gingerbread cut out as the base. For example if your child is 4 years old. They can decorate the Gingerbread cut out with sets of 4…. 4 shapes, 4 feathers, 4 polka dots, 4 sticks, 4 buttons, etc. Be creative as you’d like! Please return the completed age collages ASAP!

Upcoming Events:
December 11th- Gingerbread Literacy Evening- 4-5 in the school cafeteria.
***Lottery Deadline for K-8 is fast approaching! The deadline is Friday, December 14th if you want to apply to a school that is not your “home school” remember to apply before the deadline!
December 19th- Ms. Bethanie will be out on a short medical leave. We are glad to have Mrs. Papczun substituting in our class from December 19-21st and may also be here a few days after the break. Ms. Byas may also be a sub in our room after break.
Friday, December 21st- Gingerbread Celebration
Winter Break- December 24th- January 4th. School resumes January 7th.
Have a great week,
Ms. Bethanie & Ms. Maggie

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Week of December 3rd

Hello Parents:

We have a couple of exciting and busy weeks ahead! The children are all excited with the start of our Gingerbread Study! We are also participating in an awesome program (My Very Own Library…MVOL) where all the students at Ray School will receive 10 free books from Scholastic Book Fair. The children will receive 3 free books next week. We are in need of volunteers to assist us in taking the children down to select 3 books. If you are able to assist us please let us know. I am coordinating the volunteers for this 3 day book selection event. I am in need of some parent volunteers to help scan the books, give out backpacks and certificates on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week. If you are able to volunteer an hour or 2 please let me know!

In conjunction with our Gingerbread study, I am excited to invite pre-k through 2nd grade to a very first MVOL Family Literacy Night. This will occur Tuesday, December 11th from 4-5 pm in the school cafeteria. This night will have a Gingerbread Theme to it. I am planning to have Gingerbread themed activities for the students and parents to do together. There will be activities for all 4 grades. There will also be parent literacy tip sheets and a fun, delicious Gingerbread Cookie activity.

Also, Ms. Maggie and I have written a Donors Choose to help us get art materials for our classroom. If you are willing to donate or willing to share the link with friends and family we would really appreciate it. The following link will take you straight to our project!

Donorschoose.org./project/spark-of-art/3795616/
****If donors add the promo code LIFTOFF at checkout their donations will be doubled up to $50 for the next 7 days.

Upcoming Events:

December 11th- Gingerbread Literacy Evening- 4-5 in the school cafeteria.
December 19th- Ms. Bethanie will be out on a short medical leave. We are glad to have Mrs. Papczun substituting in our class from December 19-21st and may also be here a few days after the break. Ms. Byas may also be a sub in our room after break.
December 24th- January 4th- Winter Break- No School

Have a great week,

Ms. Bethanie & Ms. Maggie

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week of November 26th

Hello Parents:

We want to thank everyone who attended our very first Parent & Child Activity. We hope everyone had a great break! We are starting our abbreviated author study on Mo Willems this week. We will then transition into a month long Gingerbread Man study. We will explore the various versions of the story and end our study with a Gingerbread decorating party!

Please be sure to check your child’s clothes and shoes in the cubbies. Be sure to switch to winter items. If your child wears snow boots to school you can also add a spare pair of shoes for them to change into.

Supplies Needed!
We are busy bees and we go through a lot of supplies, we will shortly be in need of the below products. If you have already brought in your supplies, we thank you and you do not need to do so again unless you would like too! We appreciate even one or two items from the list as well.
* Containers of Clorox Disinfectant Wipes
* Stickers
* Envelopes
* Baby Wipes
* 2 Rolls of Paper towel
* White printer paper

Reminders:
Please remember to assist your child in returning their library books into the blue bin labeled “Return Library Books Here” located near the exit door. Please do not reshelf the books! Library books are due on Tuesdays, not Wednesdays. If you forget to turn in the book on Tuesday simply keep it another week until the next Tuesday.

Upcoming Events:
December 24th- January 4th- Winter Break
Please mark your calendars!

Ms. Bethanie & Ms. Maggie

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Week of November 19th

Hello Parents:

We want to thank everyone who came to Parent/Teacher conferences! Thank you to everyone who went on leaf hunts with their child as well! Be sure to check out the cool leaf creations and investigations the children participated in.

We have a fun filled parent & child activity on Tuesday, November 20th. All families (morning and afternoon) are invited to attend from 9:15-10:15 in the school cafeteria. We will have cool make it and take it activities for students to participate in. Remember there will be no regular class (morning or afternoon) on this day. All students must have an adult join them for this event. Siblings are welcomed!

Thanksgiving Break will be Wednesday, November 21st – Friday, November 23rd. Regular class will resume on Monday, November 26th.

Many parents expressed interest in learning our Morning Meeting songs. Here are links and titles to all of songs:

“Start This Day” Good Morning Song by Jack Hartman- (a movement song to begin our day)- https://youtu.be/LjmA2cBonZk

“ABC Song”- Alphabet Song Phonics- by The LearningStation: https://youtu.be/dyJTnG6UNFw

“Alphabet Forwards and Backwards” by Dr. Jean Feldman: https://youtu.be/VC_DhG3bTxA

The Goodbye Song- Brain Break Action Songs for Children by The LearningStation : https://youtu.be/pP9AujV8N1A

Please remember if you are looking for something fun and educational for your child to over the break please go to our Ray Bookflix site. Here is the information:

What is BookFlix?
BookFlix supports early literacy development through animated storybooks. This digital platform provides an engaging library of paired fiction and nonfiction ebooks along with supporting literacy activities.

How do I Access BookFlix?
Your school has a unique username and password that can be used anywhere! To access your account, follow the steps below:

• STEP 1: Access BookFlix at: http://bookflix.scholastic.com
• STEP 2: Enter username and password. The username and password is the same and is case sensitive
o Username:eceray
o Password: eceray
• STEP 3: Happy Reading!

When we return from Thanksgiving break we will have a week full of Mo Willems fun. We are going to do an abbreviated author study on his book collection. We then transition into a month long Gingerbread Man study. We will explore the various versions of the story and end our study with a Gingerbread decorating party!

Reminders:
Please remember to assist your child in returning their library books into the blue bin labeled “Return Library Books Here” located near the exit door. Please do not re-shelf the books! Library books are due on Tuesdays, not Wednesdays. If you forget to turn in the book on Tuesday simply keep it another week until the next Tuesday.

Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, November 20th- Parent and Child Activity from 9:15-10:15 in school cafeteria
Tuesday, November 20th- Parent & Teacher Conferences 10:30-12:00 (for the returning children who were enrolled last year.
November 21-23rd- NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
Please mark your calendars!

Have a great Thanksgiving Holiday,
Ms. Bethanie & Ms. Maggie

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Week of November 12th

Hello Parents:

I hope everyone has been busy collecting the leaves for our classroom project! Please remember to bring them in on Tuesday. Please be sure to sign up for parent teacher conferences if you have not already done so. Also, if you could please return the Kohl’s Media Consent form as soon as possible.

We are looking are forward to meeting with all parents in the next two weeks.

Upcoming Events:

Monday, November 12, 2018- No School
Wednesday, November 14th- Parent & Teacher Conference (for newly enrolled students this school year)
Tuesday, November 20th- Parent and Child Activity from 9:15-10:15 in school cafeteria
Tuesday, November 20th- Parent & Teacher Conferences 10:30-12:00 (for the returning children who were enrolled last year.
November 21-23rd- NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

 

Thanks,

Ms. Bethanie & Ms. Maggie

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Week of November 5th

Hello Parents:

We have been thoroughly enjoying investigating gourds, apples, and pumpkins! Be sure to check out our bulletin board to see all of the cool activities the children participated in. We want to thank all of the parents who accompanied us on the field trip! We really appreciate all the help! I also want to thank the parents who have kept our room stocked with playdough. If you would like to volunteer to make play dough for our class, please sign-up on our play dough calendar beside the sign- in sheet.

Ms. Maggie has discovered a new playdough recipe! It is a NO COOK one. Here’s how you make it:

Ingredients:
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
3 tablespoons cream of tartar (powder)
2 tablespoons oil
2 cups boiling water
1 tsp. Peppermint extract (or we can put our school oils in it as well)
Food coloring

Directions: Put all ingredients in a bowl and stir! Knead until smooth. Easy right!

 

November will be a very busy month for us. We will move onto to studying leaves. Please keep a look out in your child’s mailbox for a home “collection” activity in the next couple of weeks.

Picture Retake Day is November 13th!  If you would like your child to retake their photo (or if you missed the original date) please let me know!

Please be sure to sign up for Parent & Teacher Conferences.

We are excited to conduct this year’s very first Parent & Child Activity on Tuesday, November 20th from 9:15 to 10:15 in the school cafeteria. This is a time where parents can experience some of the learning activities students participate in at school. Parents must accompany children during this hour. There will be no regular class on November 20th. I will conduct parent-teacher conferences for the returning children from 10:30-12:00 on this day as well. There is not enough time to see 40 parents on the designated day (November 14th). Please be sure to sign up on the correct sheet (located by the sign-In sheets).

As the weather gets cooler please be sure to dress your child appropriately. In addition, please check your child’s extra clothes in their cubby to make sure they are weather appropriate for the changing weather.

Being that the days are shorter and the weather is cooler outside time will start to become limited. Chicago Public Schools has a great alternative site for parents and kids and to access. BookFlix is an online animated book library that is free for our school for the rest of the year. Here is the information:

What is BookFlix?
BookFlix supports early literacy development through animated storybooks. This digital platform provides an engaging library of paired fiction and nonfiction ebooks along with supporting literacy activities.

How do I Access BookFlix?
Your school has a unique username and password that can be used anywhere! To access your account, follow the steps below:

• STEP 1: Access BookFlix at: http://bookflix.scholastic.com
• STEP 2: Enter username and password. The username and password is the same and is case sensitive
o Username:eceray
o Password: eceray
• STEP 3: Happy Reading!

Upcoming Events:
Wednesday, November 14th- Parent & Teacher Conference (for newly enrolled students this school year)
Tuesday, November 20th- Parent and Child Activity from 9:15-10:15 in school cafeteria
Tuesday, November 20th- Parent & Teacher Conferences 10:30-12:00 (for the returning children who were enrolled last year.
November 21-23rd- NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

Thanks,
Ms. Bethanie & Ms. Maggie

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Week of October 28, 2018

Hello Parents:

We want to thank Akari Rokumoto,  (Rhys’ mom) for reading a story in Japanese and English to us.  The children were very excited and had lots of discussion about the story!  If you would like to be a guest reader or a volunteer please let me know.

We have many exciting events coming up!  This week we will participate in Fall Fun Day and have our very first Field trip!  Please let me know if you have any questions about the Fall Fun Day or the Field Trip.

Fall Fun Day!

We have been exploring apples, pumpkins, gourds, and fall festivities. We would like to culminate our exploration with a Fall Fun Day, Wednesday, October 31st. On this day, children can dress up as their favorite literary character (you can be creative please remember Spider Man and Princess are found in comic books and princess stories…cartoon characters are also typically in some sort of story form…). We are asking that no one dress in a mask of any kind and please no bloody/gory characters. The purpose is for the children to enjoy the day; not to be frightened or scared. We will provide a fun treat for the students. If you would like to bring a treat (it can be a non- edible as well…stickers, spider rings etc. are always a hit). Treats must be store bought, nut free and individually wrapped.

Our very first field trip on Thursday, November 1st. If you have not completed the online volunteer process or turned in your photo ID to the main office you will not be able to volunteer on this trip. Please remember we are not going to have lunch on the trip. We will have a light snack that I will provide.

We are excited to conduct this year’s very first Parent & Child Activity on Tuesday, November 20th from 9:15 to 10:15 in the school cafeteria. This is a time where parents can experience some of the learning activities students participate in at school. Parents must accompany children during this hour. There will be no regular class on November 20th. I will conduct parent-teacher conferences for the returning children from 10:30-12:00 on this day as well. There is not enough time to see 40 parents on the designated day (November 14th). Please be sure to sign up on the correct sheet (located by the sign-In sheets).

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, October 31st- Fun Fall Day!                                                                                                                    Thursday, November 1st- Field Trip to Eden’s Place
Friday, November 2nd- No School- Professional Development for Staff
Wednesday, November 14th- Parent & Teacher Conference (for newly enrolled students this school year)
Tuesday, November 20th- Parent and Child Activity from 9:15-10:15 in school cafeteria
Tuesday, November 20th- Parent & Teacher Conferences 10:30-12:00 (for the returning children who were enrolled last year.
November 21-23rd- NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

Have a great week,

Ms. Bethanie & Ms. Maggie

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Week of October 22, 2018

Hello Parents:

We have thoroughly enjoyed exploring apples! We are going to begin our investigation of gourds and pumpkins this week and next week. Be sure to check out our bulletin board in the next couple of weeks to see all of the cool activities the children participated in.

We are getting excited to go on our very first field trip on Thursday, November 1st. All money and slips need to be turned in by Friday, October 26th. If you have not completed the online volunteer process or turned in your photo ID to the main office you will not be able to volunteer on this trip. Please remember we are not going to have lunch on the trip. We will have a light snack that I will provide.

We are excited to conduct this year’s very first Parent & Child Activity on Tuesday, November 20th from 9:15 to 10:15 in the school cafeteria. This is a time where parents can experience some of the learning activities students participate in at school. Parents must accompany children during this hour. There will be no regular class on November 20th. I will conduct parent-teacher conferences for the returning children from 10:30-12:00 on this day as well. There is not enough time to see 40 parents on the designated day (November 14th). Please be sure to sign up on the correct sheet (located by the sign-In sheets).

Upcoming Events:

Friday, October 26th – Field Trip Money and Slips are due.
Thursday, November 1st- Field Trip to Eden’s Place
Friday, November 2nd- No School- Professional Development for Staff
Wednesday, November 14th- Parent & Teacher Conference (for newly enrolled students this school year)
Tuesday, November 20th- Parent and Child Activity from 9:15-10:15 in school cafeteria
Tuesday, November 20th- Parent & Teacher Conferences 10:30-12:00 (for the returning children who were enrolled last year.
November 21-23rd- NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

Have a great week!

Ms. Bethanie & Ms. Maggie

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Week of October 15th

Hello Parents:

We want to thank everyone who brought in apples and gourds! The children are enjoying tasting the many varieties of apples! We are still accepting cool gourds and pumpkins!

Our students are thoroughly enjoying creating masterpieces in the writing center! We are in need of stickers! We would appreciate any sticker donations!
We also want to thank Nikki and Pete (Aaron’s parents) for helping secure our field trip details! They were crucial in making sure I was able to successfully communicate with Eden’s Place Nature Center staff. They took 2 separate trips to the site! Be sure to thank them for assistance!

Please be sure to turn in all paper work that is needed for the program. I have deadlines that I must abide by and the deadlines are approaching quickly. Thank You!
We only have a few parents who have signed up to volunteer on the field trip. We need many more to assist us. This is a field trip where we walk around outdoors to various areas. We would like to ensure that the children are able to move around with the appropriate supervision.

We will be learning in depth about apples this week. (We want to thank the parents who brought in apples for us, we really enjoyed them) We will be dissecting apples and learning new vocabulary. Be sure to ask your child to explain what apple “pips” are. We will also be learning the parts of the apple- focusing on the skin, flesh, core, pips, and stem!

Being that the weather will continue to get colder please be sure to dress your child appropriately! Layers are always a good choice. We will go outdoors most of the time. If the weather is severely cold (via Ray Handbook: The CPS cutoff temperature (with wind-chill) is 30 degrees, however principals have discretion for temperatures between 15-30 degrees Fahrenheit. We believe that students benefit from outdoor play, and will monitor the weather to ensure temperatures, precipitation, and grounds are safe. If not safe, students will have indoor gross motor activities). We have been practicing putting on all outer wear. Please also reinforce this independence at home as well. We are happy to assist, but it takes a really long time at assist 20 children in getting dressed! We practice the “preschool flip” and have the children attempt to zip/button/snap as well.

We are also asking that parents please be considerate and patient when entering the double doors. Parents and children are expected to wait outside (unless it is extremely cold or raining). Please do not ask or expect other Ray staff to allow you in the building before time. Preschool staff will always open the doors for our families- no one else.

Upcoming Events:

• Field Trip has been rescheduled for THURSDAY, November 1st
• No School- Friday, November 2nd- Teacher Professional Development
• Parent-Teacher Conferences- Wednesday, November 14th
• Parent & Child Activity Expo- November 20th- 9:15-10:15

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Week of October 9th

  1. Indigenous People Day- No School Monday, October 8, 2018

We concluded our All About Me study and are moving fully into Autumn Exploration.

We will be having our first round of apple tasting Thursday, 11th. We are asking for parents to donate apples for this activity. We are in need of some sort of reddish apple, granny smiths, and yellow delicious apples. If you are able to bring a few in that would be great!

We have a couple of important events coming up. Please be sure to mark your calendars!

CORRECTION
Field Trip has been rescheduled for THURSDAY, November 1, 2018.

 

Parent and Child Activity Expo

We are excited to have our first Parent and Child Activity Day of the 2018-2019 school year! This will take place Tuesday, November 20th, in the school cafeteria from 9:15-10:15 am. Please be sure to arrive at 9:15 so that you can complete all of the activities.

Parent and Child learning experiences are a crucial part of what makes Ray preschool so successful. The activity day allows parents to join their child in exploring various developmentally appropriate activities during the (hands-on) interactive session. Parents get to experience the games and activities that their child is being exposed to at school. This is a great time for parents to get a better understanding of what Ray’s preschool expectations are for the students. Parents will get new ideas to extend learning at home in addition to gauging what their child can do and what areas their child needs more experiences with.

The preschool staff will transform the cafeteria into a learning expo where the parent/adult and child rotate through various activities. Each child needs to have an adult accompany them for the entire exploration hour. All students (morning and afternoon) are invited to participate in the expo from 9:15- 10:15 am in the school cafeteria. There will be no normal class session on this day. If you are unable to attend the morning expo and would like to get a small sample of what occurred in the morning there will be a smaller version in the afternoon from 1:15-1:45 pm. An adult must attend this session with their child as well. If you need to experience the smaller version please let us know.   Younger siblings are welcomed at this event. If you are not able to make it please consider asking another special adult to join your child for this special event!

 

Kindergarten Lottery Information

As many of you know Chicago Public Schools uses a lottery system for parents to apply to schools outside of their “attendance or neighborhood school” (your “neighborhood” school is zoned by your address. To find out what your neighborhood school is visit: http://go.cps.edu/how-to-apply/elementary-school and scroll down to How it Works and click the search button). If you would like for your child to attend Ray Elementary for kindergarten but you live outside the “neighborhood boundaries” you MUST apply through the lottery application process.

Also if you would like to apply for any other school “neighborhood school or a Magnet School (math/science, Montessori or Humanities), Magnet Cluster School (technology, world language, fine performing arts) or Selective Enrollment School (Academic Centers, Gifted Centers, or Classical) you MUST apply as well.

The application process has begun! You should go https://go.cps.edu/ to learn all about the process. To begin the process you must create an account. Please go to: https://cps.schoolmint.net/signup in order to create an account and start the process. Log on to the new application site go.cps.edu to get started. We are highly suggesting you start the process now. Chances to get your selected school are higher if you apply early.

***Important Dates for the application process:

October 2018–Application Period Begins

December 2018- Application Period Ends

April 2019- Notification Letters Released

 

Upcoming Events:

• Jane Averill Reading Day– Friday, October 12th- This is a day that the community schools read a special book in memorial to Ms. Jane who was a beloved preschool teacher here at Ray. Ms. Jane passed away a few years ago and she was an awesome story teller and she exposed her students to a plethora of books and I am sure she instilled the love of books in her students.
• Parent & Child Activity Expo- November 20th from 9:15-10:15
• No School- Friday, November 2nd- Teacher Professional Development
• Parent-Teacher Conferences- Wednesday, November 14th

 

Have A Great Week,

Ms. Bethanie & Ms. Maggie

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