Posted February 7th, 2014 by astochl
Good morning LP community,
Today is going to be an exciting day here at LP. We have our monthly WSM this afternoon and are hosting our first Parent Visitation Day of the year! Both should bring tons of positive energy into our community, making this cold day a bright one!
LP Press February 7 2014
It’s a big one this week. Information, permission slips and dates enclosed.
PTSA Meeting Monday
Bring the ‘S’ into PTSA. Calling students who want to provide input to your PTSA. While students are ALWAYS welcome to come to our monthly PTSA meetings, after all, they ARE members too, this meeting will be geared to them. We’ll meet from 7:00pm-8:00pm in the LP gym. We look forward to having student voices at the meeting.
PASTA Dinner & Movie Night
Save The Date, March 7th. Back by popular demand, our 8th graders will be running the wonderful Italian restaurant that was formally our school gym. Look in next week’s LP Press for a flyer with event details.
PBIS Expect Respect Newsletter
Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is a proactive, three-tiered approach to create a positive and supporting environment for students to achieve social, emotional and academic success. As part of this process, our PBIS coaches provide helpful tips for families through the Expect Respect Newsletter. Click here to read the February issue of the PBIS Expect Respect Newsletter, which includes tips from Hoffman Estates Police Officer, Rich Turman regarding how to respond to cyberbullying.
We are beginning to prepare for the Illinois Standard Achievement Test. The assessment window is from March 3rd – 14th. It is essential that students are present at school during this time. Please keep these dates in mind when scheduling appointments or vacations.
Last Day of School
As you know, District 54 canceled school four times in January due to the winter weather. Whenever we cancel school, we add a day to the end of our school calendar. Therefore, the last day of school is currently Thursday, June 5th. When districts submit their school calendars to the State Board of Education, they must include a provision for five possible emergency days. No one can predict what the weather will be in February and March. If we cancel school one more time, our last day will be June 6th. If we exhaust our five emergency days, we will ask the Illinois State Superintendent of Education to approve “Act of God Days.” These days can only be used for situations that pose a hazardous threat to students and are beyond the control of the district. If approved, school districts do not need to make up these days of missed school. If we do ask for an “Act of God Day” approval, we will not be able to announce the last day of school until we get approval from the state superintendent. We are hopeful that we won’t need to cancel school for the remainder of this school year and that June 5th will be our last day.
Have a great weekend and stay safe!