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Week of February 13th

Hello Parents:

The students are counting down the days until our Valentine’s Day exchange and celebration. Please remember that we are NUT FREE school. We will have a fun filled day with making friendship bracelets and friendship paintings. We will need parents to assist especially with the exchange. Please be sure to let me know if you are willing to assist.

We will end the week by beginning our Eric Carle Author/illustrator study. If you would like to come in a read a story during this study please let me know, we would love to have a guest storybook reader. We are also looking for parents with artistic ability to assist us in making our own illustrations during our culminating activities at the end of the study. Please let me know if you are willing assist us.

The weather has been a roller coaster of cold and warm! We will go outdoors as much as possible please remember to dress your children accordingly. I have included an excerpt from the Chicago Public Schools weather guidelines. Hopefully this will assist you in knowing which days we will be going outdoors.

Cold Weather Guidelines
Cold air does not make us sick. Germs make us sick. Make sure students are getting outside for recess/ gross motor time at your school! Outdoor recess time allows children to get fresh air, provides an opportunity for children to engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity, and gives students more activity options than most indoor spaces. Please see the following CPS cold weather guidelines for outdoor recess.

Cold Weather Guidelines:
» Above 32 degrees F with or without wind chill: Recess should be held outdoors.
» Between 31 degrees F and 15 degrees F with or without wind chill: Principal discretion.
» Below 15 degrees F with or without wind chill: Recess should be held indoors.

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