Principal Message 12-12

Dear Jahn Families,

 Thank you to everyone who came out to support our 3rd annual North Pole fundraising event!  We had so much fun and it was great to see everyone.  Special thanks to Kelly Vincent, Dan Binder, and all the Friends of Jahn (FOJ) members for organizing an outstanding event.  We raised about $10,500!  Thank you to all of the parent volunteers for door decorating, setting up the stage, dropping off donations, and volunteering time on the day of the event.  We could not have done it without you all!

 The book fair is now closed.  Thanks to everyone who volunteered with set up, break down, or running the cash register.  Special thanks to Lori Lehman for organizing the book fair this year!

 We partnered with Emerald City this fall for musical theatre instruction.  Please note that the Emerald City end of year performance dates have changed.   The students in grades K,3,5 will perform on December 19th at 9:15am in the auditorium.  The students in grades 1,2,4 will perform on December 21st at 9:15am in the auditorium. 

 We will continue to have outdoor recess when the temperature is above 20 degrees.  Please send your children to school with warm clothes.  In addition, please remember that students are not allowed inside the building before 7:45am. 

 Jahn student council has organized a spirit week for December 19-23.  See below for the dress days for each day.

 Monday – Pajama day

Tuesday – College day

Wednesday – Chicago sports team day

Thursday – Wear white to support lung cancer

Friday – Holiday dress

 The winter assembly is scheduled for December 15th at 6:00pm in the auditorium.  Students in K-4 will perform songs for the school community.  All families are welcome to join us.  The assembly will last about an hour.  It will be a fun night and I hope everyone is able to join us!

 Be our guest at the 1st annual Jahn Preschool Art Show.  Please come view the beautiful artwork of the preschool students of room 001 and room 101, both AM and PM classes will be involved.  The show is on Thursday, December 22nd at 8:45am in the auditorium.  A small reception will follow the art show.

 Parent tours will be each Wednesday at 8:30am.  If you know families who are interested in Jahn, encourage them to take a tour! 

 There will be a coffee with the principal on December 20th at 8:15am to discuss inclusion and inclusive practices at Jahn.  Please join the conversation as we listen to multiple perspectives.

 Congratulations to one of our preK teachers, Ms. Hai, for winning a $600 grant to be used for classroom technology and books!

 As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

 Sincerely,

Michael Herring

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Principal Message 11-6

The Book Fair is happening this week in room 104.  This is a great opportunity for students to purchase books and develop a love for reading.  We need volunteers for break down to help cashier during the week.  If interested in helping out, please email Lori Benson at lorilehmanbenson@gmail.com

 The next FOJ Meeting will be on Tuesday, 12/6 at 6pm at the school.  Margo will be there to watch the kids.  Please join us for the next Parents’ Night Out on Thursday, 12/8 from 7-9 pm with our neighbors at Praha, 2201 W Belmont.  Enjoy wine, light hors d’oeuvres and shopping.  15% of purchases will go back to the school.

 The North Pole is this Saturday!  Friends of Jahn needs VOLUNTEERS in order to make this event run smoothly.  Please sign up for a volunteer shift at friendsofjahn.org/northpole.  We are also looking for donations of paper towels, wipes, sandwich size baggies and napkins.  The North Pole will run from 10-2 and the Artisan Market will run from 10-4.  $25/family or $10/person.  We hope to see you there!

 The winter assembly is scheduled for December 15th at 6:00pm in the auditorium.  Students in K-4 will perform songs for the school community.  All families are welcome to join us.  The assembly will last about an hour.  It will be a fun night and I hope everyone is able to join us!

 Be our guest at the 1st annual Jahn Preschool Art Show.  Please come view the beautiful artwork of the preschool students of room 001 and room 101, both AM and PM classes will be involved.  The show is on Thursday, December 22nd at 8:45am in the auditorium.  A small reception will follow the art show.

 We partnered with Emerald City this fall for musical theatre instruction.  Please note that the Emerald City end of year performance dates have changed.   The students in grades K,3,5 will perform on December 19th at 9:15am in the auditorium.  The students in grades 1,2,4 will perform on December 21st at 9:15am in the auditorium. 

 Parent tours will be each Wednesday at 8:30am.  If you know families who are interested in Jahn, encourage them to take a tour!  Families who live outside the attendance boundary must apply through options and the deadline is December 9th.  For questions about applying to Jahn, contact Margo in the main office at 773-534-5500.

 There will be a coffee with the principal on December 20th at 8:15am to discuss inclusion and inclusive practices at Jahn.  Please join the conversation as we listen to multiple perspectives.

 Continue to visit our new website www.jahnschool.com for the updates and digital backpack.

 As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

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Principal Message 11-28

Dear Jahn Families,

 The Book Fair is December 5th – 12th.  This is a great opportunity for students to purchase books and develop a love for reading.  We need volunteers for set up, break down, and be the cashier during the week.  If interested in helping out, please email Lori Benson at lorilehmanbenson@gmail.com

 The annual North Pole is right around the corner!  Please join us at Jahn on Saturday, December 10th for a fun-filled day packed with activities.  This year we will have an Artisan Market as part of the event.  We are looking for vendors to sell art!  The application is on the website. For more information on how to apply, contact Kelly Vincent at kellyhvincent@me.com.

 The winter assembly is scheduled for December 15th at 6:00pm in the auditorium.  Students in K-4 will perform songs for the school community.  All families are welcome to join us.  The assembly will last about an hour.  It will be a fun night and I hope everyone is able to join us!

 Be our guest at the 1st annual Jahn Preschool Art Show.  Please come view the beautiful artwork of the preschool students of room 001 and room 101, both AM and PM classes will be involved.  The show is on Thursday, December 22nd at 8:45am in the auditorium.  A small reception will follow the art show.

 We partnered with Emerald City this fall for musical theatre instruction.  Students in grades K-5 will showcase a culminating performance on Thursday, December 15th in the auditorium.  Students in grades 1st, 2nd and 4th will perform at 10am.  Students in grades K, 3rd, and 5th grade will perform at 2pm.  All families are welcome to watch!

 Parent tours will be each Wednesday at 8:30am.  If you know families who are interested in Jahn, encourage them to take a tour!  Families who live outside the attendance boundary must apply through options and the deadline is December 9th.  For questions about applying to Jahn, contact Margo in the main office at 773-534-5500.

 Continue to visit our new website www.jahnschool.com for the updates and digital backpack.

 As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

 Sincerely,

Michael Herring

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Principal Message 11-22

Please welcome two new staff members to Jahn!  Starting today, we have a new learning specialist, Tiffany Pienta, and teacher assistant, Abigail Chamberlain, who will work with kindergarten students in room 103. 

 All Stars after school programming has now started.  There is still time to sign up your child.  The applications are in the main office.

 Thanks to everyone who attended our spaghetti night last week!  The 8th graders appreciate the support.  The money will go toward their 8th grade trip to Washington DC at the end of the year.

 Parent tours will be each Wednesday at 8:30am.  If you know families who are interested in Jahn, encourage them to take a tour!  Families who live outside the attendance boundary must apply through options and the deadline is December 9th.  For questions about applying to Jahn, contact Margo in the main office at 773-534-5500.

 Save the date for our annual North Pole event on Saturday, December 10th.  This year we will have an Artisan Market as part of the event.  We are looking for vendors to sell art!  The application is on the website. For more information on how to apply, contact Kelly Vincent at kellyhvincent@me.com.

 Continue to visit our new website www.jahnschool.com for the updates and digital backpack.

 It is Thanksgiving week, a time to pause and reflect on what we appreciate.  Thank you very much for continuing to support Jahn.  We have an incredible parent community and I am so grateful to be part of our school.  I would like to give a special thanks to our parent groups who work hard for our students and families.  Local School Council, Parent Advisory Council, Friends of Jahn, and Jahn Arts Council all lead work that truly makes Jahn a better place.  Thank you so very much.

 As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

 Sincerely,

Michael Herring

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Principal Message 11-14

Dear Jahn Families,

Thank you to everyone who picked up the report cards last week.  We had a great turnout!  If you haven’t done so already, please turn in your completed PAC survey to Margo in the main office.  The role of the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is to provide parents educational workshops during the year.  Your input is valuable for us as we begin planning the workshops.

 All Stars after school programming will begin tomorrow, November 15th.  There is still time to sign up your child.  The applications are in the main office.

 There will be a spaghetti night on Thursday, November 17th from 5:30 – 7:30pm.  The cost is $5 per plate.  The funds raised will used for the 8th grade students.

 Building Blocks Toy Store is having a fundraiser for Jahn.  Shop at Building Blocks from November 14-18 and 15-25% of the purchase sale will go to Jahn!  The Lakeview location is at 3306 N Lincoln Avenue.

 The Jahn Arts Council (JAC) meeting was moved to tonight, November 14th at 6pm in room 107.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  The purpose of the JAC is to provide guidance on arts instruction and programming at Jahn.

 Parent Tours will be each Wednesday at 8:30am.  If you know families who are interested in Jahn, encourage them to take a tour!  Families who live outside the attendance boundary must apply through options and the deadline is December 9th.  For questions about applying to Jahn, contact Margo in the main office at 773-534-5500.

 Save the date for our annual North Pole event on Saturday, December 10th.  This year we will have an Artisan Market as part of the event.  We are looking for vendors to sell art!  The application is on the website. For more information on how to apply, contact Kelly Vincent at kellyhvincent@me.com.

 Continue to visit our new website www.jahnschool.com for the updates and digital backpack.

 As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

 Sincerely,

Michael Herring

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Principal Message 11-8

Dear Jahn Families,

 There is no school on Friday, November 11th to observe Veterans Day.

 Report Card Pick Up is Wednesday, November 9th.  My goal is to have 100% of parents pick up report cards and conference with their homeroom teachers.  There is no school for students on November 9th.  Parents can pick up report cards between 12-3pm and 3:45-6pm.  Reach out to your homeroom teacher if you would like to schedule a specific time.  Otherwise, the conference will be first come, first serve.

 Thursday, November 10th  will be Cubs Day at Jahn to celebrate our World Series Champions!  Students are encouraged to wear Cubs gear and there will be a student assembly during the last 30 minutes of school to celebrate. 

 Do you love wine?  Join us for an evening of wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres on November 10th from 7:00-9:00 at the Vincent Home.  Taste and learn about wines, mix and mingle and order all your wine for the holidays!  A portion of all wine purchases will go back to the school.  This event is open to parents, prospective parents and neighbors!  Visit our website to purchase tickets!

friendsofjahn.org/winetasting. Please contact Kelly Vincent wth any questions at kellyhvincent@me.com

 All Stars after school programming has been put temporarily on hold until we receive the funds from CPS.  We hope to begin the week of November 14th, but will notify parents and students by letter and phone call once we have a specific start date.

 Starting this week, students in grades K-5 will begin a new math curriculum called JUMP.  We are very excited to be the only school in Chicago using this innovative and research-based math curriculum that is developed by a non-profit group of professionals.  For more information, visit www.jumpmath.org.

 Middle school students will begin receiving a college-ready curriculum developed by the University of Chicago called 6 to 16.  For more information, visit https://uei.uchicago.edu/innovation/6to16.  Ms. Berrios will deliver the curriculum to all 6-8th grade students.

 I will host our annual State of the School Address on Thursday, November 10thth at 5:30pm in the auditorium.  I will provide general updates on the school and well as grade-band specific updates.

 There will be a spaghetti night on Thursday, November 17th from 5:30 – 7:30pm.  The cost is $5 per plate.  The funds raised will used for the 8th grade students.

 Parent Tours will be each Wednesday at 8:30am.  If you know families who are interested in Jahn, encourage them to take a tour!  Families who live outside the attendance boundary must apply through options and the deadline is December 9th.  For questions about applying to Jahn, contact Margo in the main office at 773-534-5500.

 Save the date for our annual North Pole event on Saturday, December 10th.  This year we will have an Artisan Market as part of the event.  We are looking for vendors to sell art!  The application is on the website. For more information on how to apply, contact Kelly Vincent at kellyhvincent@me.com.

 Continue to visit our new website www.jahnschool.com for the updates and digital backpack.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

 Sincerely,

Michael Herring

 

 

Estimado Jahn familias,

 No hay escuela el viernes 11de noviembre para observar el Día de Veteranos.

El miércoles 9 de noviembre es dia de recoger las calificaciones.  Mi objetivo es tener el 100% de los padres recoger las boletas de calificaciones y conferencias con sus maestros. No hay clases para los estudiantes. .Los padres pueden recoger las boletas de calificaciones entre 12-3 y 3: 45-6pm. Comuníquese con la/el maestra/o si desea programar una hora específica. De lo contrario, la conferencia será el primero en llegar, primero en ser servirido.

 Jueves, 10 denoviembre será el Día Cubs (Los Cachorros) en Jahn para celebrar nuestros campeones de la Serie Mundial! Se anima a los estudiantes a usar equipo de Cachorros y habrá una asamblea de estudiantes durante los últimos 30 minutos de la escuela para celebrar.  

 La programación de después de la escuela “All Stars” ha sido puesto temporalmente en suspenso hasta que recibamos los fondos de CPS. Esperamos comenzar la semana del 14 denoviembre y notificaremos a los padres y estudiantes por carta y llamada telefónica una vez que tenemos una fecha de inicio específica.

 A partir de esta semana, los estudiantes en los grados K-5 comenzará un nuevo programa de matemáticas llamado JUMP que significa saltar.  Estamos muy emocionados de ser la única escuela en Chicago usando este programa de matemáticas innovadora y basada en la investigación que se desarrolló por un grupo de profesionales sin fines de lucro. Para obtener más información, visite www.jumpmath.org.

 Los estudiantes de secundaria comenzarán a recibir un plan de estudios preparados para la universidad desarrollado por la Universidad de Chicago llamado 6 a 16. Para obtener más información, visite https://uei.uchicago.edu/innovation/6to16.La Sra Berríos entregará el plan de estudios para todos los estudiantes de grado 6-8.

 Hablaré del estado de la escuela el jueves 10 de noviembre a las 5:30 pm en el auditorio. Voy a proporcionar actualizaciones generales sobre la escuela y así como actualizaciones específicas de cada  banda de grado.

 Habrá una noche de espagueti el jueves 17 de  noviembre de 5:30  7:30. El costo es de $ 5 por plato. Los fondos recaudados serán utilizados para los estudiantes de 8to grado.

 Tours para padres serán cada miércoles a las 8:30 de la mañana. Si conoces a familias que están interesadas en Jahn, Anímalos a que visiten a Jhan! Las familias que viven fuera del área de asistencia deben aplicar a través del programa opciones antes de la fecha 9 dediciembre Si tiene preguntas acerca de la aplicación de Jahn, póngase en contacto con Margo en la oficina central al 773-534-5500.

 Guarde la fecha para nuestro evento anual Polo Norte el sábado, 10 dediciembre. Este año vamos a tener un mercado artesanal como parte del evento. Buscamos vendedores para vender arte! La aplicación se encuentra en el sitio web. Para obtener más información sobre cómo aplicar, póngase en contacto con Kelly Vincent en kellyhvincent@me.com.

 Continue visitando nuestro nuevo sitio web www.jahnschool.com para las actualizaciones y la mochila digital. Como siempre, por favor, no dude en acercarse con cualquier pregunta o preocupaciones.

 Atentamente,

Michael Herring

 

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Principal Message 10-31

Dear Jahn Families,

 

I will host our annual State of the School Address on Thursday, November 10th at 5:30pm in the auditorium.  I will provide general updates on the school and well as grade-band specific updates.

 

There will be a spaghetti night on Thursday, November 17th from 5:30 – 7:30pm.  The cost is $5 per plate.

 

Parent Tours will be each Wednesday at 8:30am, beginning this week.  If you know families who are interested in Jahn, encourage them to take a tour!  Families who live outside the attendance boundary must apply through options and the deadline is December 9th.  For questions about applying to Jahn, contact Margo in the main office at 773-534-5500.

 

Save the date for our annual North Pole event on Saturday, December 10th.  This year we will have an Artisan Market as part of the event.  We are looking for vendors to sell art!  The application is on the website. For more information on how to apply, contact Kelly Vincent at kellyhvincent@me.com.

 

October was anti-bullying month at Jahn.  Thanks to our student council for helping educate our students about the negative effects of bullying and for encouraging all of our students to sign the anti-bullying pledge.

 

Please do not park on Belmont when dropping off your students.  The school busses park on Belmont and the CTA busses use the stop on Belmont.

 

We are currently accepting applications for full day tuition based preK for 2017-2018.  Applications are available in the main office.

 

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

 

Sincerely,

Michael Herring

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Principal Message 10-25

Dear Jahn Families,

 Jahn partially won the appeal for additional special education funding.  I will begin interviewing candidates this week.  Once additional staff is hired, the two kindergarten classrooms will be balanced out.  My goal is to make this happen as soon as possible.  Thank you for everything you have done during the past month to support our efforts.  Because of your support, and the support of our Chief, we are able to provide the best learning environment for our kids.

 On Monday, October 31st, students will be allowed to dress up for Halloween.  However, no masks or weapons will be allowed.  A separate letter outlining Halloween guidelines will go home later this week.  On Friday, October 28th, there will be a Halloween dance from 3-5pm in the gymnasium.  The dance is open to all K-8th grade students.  However, from 4:15 – 5:00pm the dance will be reserved for middle school students only.  The dance will cost $5 to enter.

 The Huskie Hustle is coming to Jahn!  Get ready to have some fun and help our school.  On October 31, 2016 all Jahn students (teachers and staff too!) will have the chance to participate in the second annual Huskie Hustle walk-a-thon fundraiser.  Pre-K -3rd grade students will parade in their Halloween costumes around a course set up in the school yard and enjoy some spooktacular activities lead by Coach Kevin and his team.   4th grade – 8th grade students will take on the challenges set up by Coach Kevin.  Any student turning in donations will be given a Huskie Hustle shirt.  Incentives will be awarded by grade level for individual and classroom participation.  Best of all, eligible students  (teacher and staff) will have the opportunity to throw a whipped cream pie at Mr. Herring’s or Ms. Berrios’ face!    

 The schedule for Huskie Hustle is below.  All families are welcome to attend to watch students during the Hustle and take photos.

 9:00 - 9:30:  3,4,5

9:45 - 10:15:  K

10:00 - 10:20: PreK (AM)

1:00 - 1:30:  1,2

1:30 - 2:00:  6,7,8

2:15 - 2:40:  PreK (PM)

 We are still accepting donations for the annual donation drive.  Bring in used clothing, books, and toys.  We have partnered with Unique Thrift Store to get money for the donations we provide.

 As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

 Sincerely,

Michael Herring

 

Estimado Jahn familias,

 Jahn ganó parcialmente el recurso de financiación adicional de educación especial. Voy a comenzar a entrevistar candidatos esta semana. Cuando contratemos personal adicional, las dos clases de kindergarten se equilibraran. Mi objetivo es hacer que esto ocurra tan pronto como sea posible. Gracias por todo lo que han hecho durante el mes pasado para apoyar nuestros esfuerzos. Debido a su apoyo, y el apoyo de nuestro jefe, somos capaces de proporcionar el mejor ambiente de aprendizaje para nuestros hijos.

El lunes, 31 de   octubre se permitirá a los estudiantes a vestirse para Halloween. Sin embargo, no se permiten máscaras ni armas. Una carta separada defina normas de Halloween la enviaremos  esta semana. El lunes, habrá un baile de Halloween de 3-5 pm en el gimnasio. El baile está abierto a todos los de estudiantes de kinder a octavo grado. Sin embargo, a partir de 4:15-5:00 el baile se reserva sólo para los estudiantes de la escuela secundaria. La danza tendrá un costo de  $5 para entrar.

 El Huskie Hustle está llegando a Jahn! Prepárese para pasar un buen rato y ayudar a nuestra escuela. El 31 de octubre todos los estudiantes Jahn (profesores y el personal también!) Tendrán la oportunidad de participar en la segunda caminata para recaudar fondos anual llamada Huskie Hustle. Estudiantes de los grados pre kinder a tercero desfilarán con sus trajes de Halloween alrededor de un curso establecido en el patio de la escuela y disfrutar de algunas actividades espectaculares (spooktacular) conducidas por el entrenador Kevin y su equipo. Los estudiantes de cuarto a octavo grado tomarán en los desafíos creados por el entrenador Kevin. Cualquier estudiante que traiga donaciones se dará una camisa del Huskie Hustle. Los incentivos se otorgan según el grado de participación individual y en el aula. Lo mejor de todo, los estudiantes elegibles (maestro y personal) tendrán la oportunidad de lanzar una torta de crema batida a la cara de Sra. Berríos o del Sr.Herring !    

 El horario para Huskie Hustle está por debajo. Todas las familias están invitadas a asistir y ver a los estudiantes durante la caminata y tomar fotos.

09:00-9:30:Grados 3,4,5

9:45-10:15: Kinder

10:00-10:20: Pre-Kinder (AM)

1:00-1:30: Grados 1,2

1:30-2:00: Grados 6,7,8

2:15-2:40: Pre-Kinder (PM)

 Todavía estamos aceptando donaciones para la campaña anual de donación. Trae ropa usada, libros y juguetes. Nos hemos asociado con Unique Thrift Store para obtener dinero para las donaciones que proporcionamos.

 Como siempre, por favor, no dude en acercarse con cualquier pregunta o preocupación.

 Atentamente,

Michael Herring

 

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Principal Message 10-17

Michael Herring, Principal                                                                                                 October 17th, 2016

 

Dear Jahn Families,

 

The Pumpkin Patch was a huge success!  Thank you to everyone who helped volunteer – we could not have done it without you.  Special thanks to Kim Vinciguerra for being the project lead on the Pumpkin Patch.  It was fun and raised a lot of money for the school.

 

The Huskie Hustle is coming to Jahn!  Get ready to have some fun and help our school.  On October 31, 2016 all Jahn students (teachers and staff too!) will have the chance to participate in the second  annual Huskie Hustle walk-a-thon fundraiser.  Pre-K -3rd grade students will parade in their Halloween costumes around a course set up in the school yard and enjoy some spooktacular activities lead by Coach Kevin and his team.   4th grade – 8th grade students will take on the challenges set up by Coach Kevin.  Any student turning in donations will be given a Huskie Hustle shirt.  Incentives will be awarded by grade level for individual and classroom participation.  Best of all, eligible students  (teacher and staff) will have the opportunity to throw a whipped cream pie at Mr. Herring’s or Ms. Berrios’ face!    

 

Mark your calendars for our annual winter event fundraiser, North Pole!  The event will be bigger than ever, including photos with Santa, arts and crafts, silent auction, and artisan market!  The North Pole is December 10th.

 

We are still accepting donations for the annual donation drive.  Bring in used clothing, books, and toys.  We have partnered with Unique Thrift Store to get money for the donations we provide.

 

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

 

Sincerely,

Michael Herring

 

 

Michael Herring, director                                                                                                17 de  Octubre 2016

 

Estimadas familias Jahn,

 

El evento del  Jardín de Calabazas fue un gran éxito! Gracias a todos los voluntarios que ayudaron - no podríamos haber hecho sin ti. Un agradecimiento especial a Kim Vinciguerra por ser el líder del proyecto en el huerto de calabazas. Fue divertido y levantó una gran cantidad de dinero para la escuela.

 

El Huskie Hustle está llegando a Jahn! Prepárese para pasar un buen rato y ayudar a nuestra escuela. El 31 de octubre todos los estudiantes Jahn (profesores y el personal también!) Tendrán la oportunidad de participar en la segunda caminata para  recaudar fondos en el evento  Huskie Hustle.  Estudiantes de los grados pre-k a 3o desfilarán con sus trajes de Halloween alrededor de un curso establecido en el patio de la escuela y disfrutan de algunas actividades espectaculares “spooktacular” conducidas por el entrenador Kevin y su equipo. Los estudiantes de grados 4to a 8vo participaran en los eventos creados por el entrenador Kevin. Cualquier estudiante que colecto donaciones para este evento recibirá una camisa Huskie Hustle. Los incentivos se otorgan según el grado de participación individual y en el salon. Lo mejor de todo, los estudiantes elegibles (maestro y personal) tendrán la oportunidad de lanzar una torta de crema batida a la cara de la Srta Berríos o del Sr.Herring !    

 

Marque su calendario para el evento de  recaudación de fondos anual de invierno el Polo Norte! El evento será más grande que nunca, incluyendo fotos con Santa, de artes y manualidades, subasta silenciosa, y el mercado artesanal! El Polo Norte tomara acabo el 10 de diciembre.

 

Todavía estamos aceptando donaciones para la campaña anual de donación. Traiga ropa usada, libros y juguetes. Nos hemos asociado con Unique Thrift Store para obtener dinero para las donaciones que proporcionamos.

 

Como siempre, por favor, no dude en acercarse con cualquier pregunta o preocupación.

 

Atentamente,

Michael Herring

 

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October 3, 2016

Thank you for getting your students to school every day on time.  Our attendance rate for last week was 98% school-wide!  During drop off and pick up, please do not block traffic and use the curbside parking for a kiss and go.  This helps keep traffic flowing and leave spots for other parents to drop off their kids.

Student fees are $50 per student and can be paid in the main office with Margo.  The money is used to purchase student instructional materials.  Student fees are due today.

Students in grades 3-8 are finished with MAP testing.  Students will work with their teachers to set goals for the winter MAP testing, which will happen for all 2-8 grade students in January.

All parents are invited to attend the Sangrias for Jahn event on October 5th, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  I will be discussing my history and vision for the future of Jahn School of Fine Arts.  State Senate President John Cullerton, Representative Ann Williams, and Alderman Scott Waugespack will join me for the discussion at the home of Anne and Mark Berkoff. We will celebrate the recent successes of our Level 1 school and learn about the current outlook of funding and community support.  If you would like to join us, please RSVP here or email Kelly Vincent at kellyhvincent@me.com.

The Husky Hustle is coming to Jahn!!  Get ready to have some fun and help our school.  On October 31, 2016 all Jahn students (teachers and staff too!) will have the chance to participate in the second  annual Husky Hustle walk-a-thon fundraiser.  Pre-K -3rd grade students will parade in their Halloween costumes around a course set up in the school yard and enjoy some spooktacular activities lead by Coach Kevin and his team.   4th grade – 8th grade students will take on the challenges set up by Coach Kevin.  Any student turning in donations will be given a Husky Hustle shirt.  Incentives will be awarded by grade level for individual and classroom participation.  Best of all, eligible students  (teacher and staff) will have the opportunity to throw a whipped cream pie at Mr. Herring’s face!    More information and the donation sheets will be sent home this week. 

The next FOJ meeting is on Tuesday, October 4th at 6pm in room 208.  All families are invited to discuss our fundraising and outreach efforts.

The annual Pumpkin Patch fundraiser is October 15th!  We are need of donations for the event:  300 small white paper plates, 6 bottles of hand sanitizer, 5 packages of baby wipes, 2 rolls of duct tape, 20 throw-away table cloths.  Please drop off any donations with Margo in the main office.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

 

Sincerely,

Michael Herring

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