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Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee Winner Announced

Arusha P. won Elementary North’s Spelling Bee last week. Ryan D. was the runner up. Arusha will go on to the sectional competition on February 27 in Deerfield. Congratulations to all the students for a job well done.

Holidays around the world

First Graders Travel Around the World

Elementary North first-grade students traveled to different countries (figuratively speaking) to learn about unique family traditions and holidays. In Russia, they learned about Grandfather Frost.  In England, they made colorful holiday cards. In Mexico, they constructed pinatas. And in Israel, they learned how to play with dreidels.  Many thanks to Miss Scimeca, Mrs. Stefanis, Ms. Raupp, Miss Villalobos, Ms. Eisen and Mrs. Schwartz for creating this fun international experience.

Brookdale Performance

Students Spread Good Cheer at Senior Center

Elementary North’s fifth-grade Band, led by Ms. Bartel, and Choir, led by Ms. O’Connor, performed holiday songs and music for seniors at Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes. The residents told the students how much they enjoyed the concert.

Have a Safe and Happy Winter Break!

Have a safe winter break! School resumes January 8, 2018.

Veterans Day

Thank You Veterans

Kindergarten students in Ms. Wolf’s class at Elementary North wrote letters to veterans in observance of Veterans Day.

Megan Wolf

Observing Children’s Readiness for School

Elementary North teacher Megan Wolf observes her students’ awareness of sounds. She is using the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) assessment instrument which was designed to help teachers, administrators, families and policymakers better understand the developmental readiness of children entering kindergarten. It is core to the Illinois State Board of Education’s (ISBE) goal that every child in Illinois deserves to attend a school wherein all kindergarteners are assessed for readiness.