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E. H. Sutherland Elementary School

10015 S. Leavitt Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643

773-535-2621 fax


Catherine Gannon

Maureen Elwood
Assistant Principal

Ms. Cira
Case Manager
IB coordinator

Ms. Rose Pickett
School Clerk

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Welcome to Sutherland School

Early Evening Registration for Next School Year will take place this Thursday, April 24th for next school year. Hours are from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Individuals who live in the Sutherland Attendance area and have a student who will be attending Sutherland school for the first time for Kindergarten next fall or transferring to Sutherland for next school year, you are invited to come register on Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. You can check the Chicago Public Schools website at school locator to look up your address and be sure if you are not sure about attendance boundaries. Only those who can verify address within the attendance boundaries will be accepted. 

Proof of residency must be provided in the form of two utility bills and drivers' license photo ID. Child's birth certificate must be provided as well. 

Excused Absence Form - PDF 2013-2014 School Year Calendar
Weekly Bulletin Fall 2013 CIWP Data Presentation - PDF
Announcements French Spirit Wear - T-Shirt Order Form
Friendly Reminders Sutherland Spirit Wear
  First Parent Graduation Letter
Old ISAT Cut Scores 2012 Parents Night Out - PDF NEW 04/09
New ISAT Cut Scores 2013 PTA Membership Form & Welcome Letter - PDF
  PTA Volunteer Sign-Up Form - PDF

School Performance Policy Report 2013 based on new cut scores for ISAT

Teacher Contact Information Snow days update - PDF REVISED NEW
Common Core State Standards Final Sutherland CIWP Updated 1-14 PDF NEW
Study Island 2013 Directory Form- PDF
Study Island Directions (PDF)  
Parent Portal  
MAP Practice-Skill Building ISAT Parent FAQ - PDF
MAP Practice-Math  
MAP Practice-Reading Reading and the Common Core - 3/10 - PDF NEW
ISAT Practice  
  Mother Daughter Tea Invite - NEW
  Walkathon Packet - PDF - NEW

Sutherland's Spring 2014 Book Fair begins Monday, April 07, 2014
(report card pick up) thru Thursday, April 10, 2014.
The online fair is active now thru April 15, 2014 the link to our
homepage is as follows: 3/31 NEW

Weekly Bulletin . . .

School will reopen on Monday, April 21st.  We hope you had a wonderful break with your families.

Parents Night Out will take place this Friday, April 25th @ 7:00 p.m. Representatives will be at outside of school before and after to sell tickets this week. A form is also available on the website to fill out and send to school.

The Spring Book Fair was a success. Thank you to all the volunteers who made it possible and to the many who helped by purchasing books.

The Foundation Walk-A-Thon was also a success. The students had a great time. The special guests South Paw and Boomer were a big hit with the students. We combined the Walk-A-Thon with our PAWS reward. Many students won prizes at the raffle and everyone got a coupon for significantly reduced ticket purchase to see the Chicago White Sox. Thank you to the foundation for sponsoring and promoting this event.

My Voice, My School Survey. If you did not already take the My Voice, My School Survey at report card pick up please consider taking it now. The survey will be available until April 30th. Paper copies were distributed at report card pickup on April 7 and are also available in the school office. Or you can access the survey online at

We will have our annual registration and open house on April 24th. We will register all Kindergarten students who live in the attendance area and students in grades 1-8 who live in the attendance area and plan to attend Sutherland School next year. If you have a child who will turn 5 years of age by September 1st please call school and leave contact information so we can inform you about registration for Kindergarten. If you have a child who will transfer to Sutherland for grades 1-8 please call the school and leave your contact information so that you will receive information about upcoming registration. If you live in the attendance area you are eligible to register. All kindergarten classes are now full day. Invitations have been sent to all who notified the office. Additional individuals may notify us now to attend.

Please help us with the traffic issues around the school. Thank you to the parent patrol members who do. We could use more people to help with Parent Patrol please consider volunteering. Also now that the weather is nice please consider walking your child to school. The number of cars and the unsafe practices being demonstrated around the school are creating problems that are hazardous for our children. We need for parents to consider others and keep the flow of traffic moving. Please do not park around the perimeter of the school or in front of the school as this adds to the congestion. Please drop off the students and leave the premises or park further away and walk from there. Please consider walking to school and reducing the traffic around the school or dropping students off a little further away so that we do not have as many cars directly surrounding the school. Parents should not stop in the middle of the street to drop off students. They should pull up to the next available spot and let the children out where it is safest not necessarily closest to their entrance. Parents should never pull into the parking lot as we have a great deal pedestrian traffic in that lot at entrance and dismissal.

This Week at Sutherland . . .

Monday, April 21st - Classes Resume after Spring Break
Tuesday, April 22nd - Earth Day- Various activities are being led by the teachers in their classrooms.
Tuesday, April 22nd - LSC Meeting @ 6:30
Thursday, April 24th - Kindergarten Registration
Friday, April 25th - Parents Night Out

Upcoming Events to Keep in Mind . . .

Monday, April 28th - NWEA Testing window begins we will begin testing this week. NWEA is used for promotion and will be used for selective enrollment for high school. Be sure students are well rested and encourage them to do their best. Detailed schedules will be developed and vary by grade level..
Tuesday, April 29th - Urban Gateways Performance for Students - History of Dance. Students will see the performance during the school day with their classes.

Sutherland School Vision Statement

The Sutherland School community envisions a school where student learning is facilitated in a manner that ensures that each student reaches his or her potential and grows and develops intellectually, socially and in global awareness. Students as described in the IB Learner Profile are learners who strive to be inquirers, thinkers, communicators, and risk takers who are knowledgeable, principled, open-minded, caring, balanced and reflective. Our students will have the necessary skills to be successful in high school and post secondary education.

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Please do not bring edible birthday treats to school.

The Board of Education has adopted a food allergy management policy. As a result students are no longer allowed to bring edible treats to school for their classmates. We suggest celebrating your child's special day by donating a book for the classroom library or sending sending stickers, pencils or other non-edible items to pass to their classmates.


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Friendly Reminders . . .

  • Drivers in and around the school
    Please be courteous and cautious when dropping off or picking up students. We need you to respect the traffic patterns and safety patrol crossing areas. Please do not block crosswalks, double park to drop off or park and wait unnecessarily blocking traffic and creating congestion.
  • Arrival and Dismissal

    Students are to arrive to school no earlier than 7:50. There is no one to supervise them before this time. Parents who can walk their children to school are encouraged to do so to keep the traffic to a minimum. Those who do drive are asked to drop their children off next to the curb and then leave the premises. Students are to be picked up at 3:00. No one should enter the parking lot before or after school, as there is a great deal of pedestrian traffic at that time. If your child forgets his/her lunch please know that we have extra lunches and they will be fed. Lunches can be purchased at the school

  • Safety and Security
    Visitors (anyone who is not a staff member or student) will not be allowed to be in the building unless they have entered through the office, signed in and received a visitor’s pass. Please do not enter with the children or through any door other than the office door on Hamilton to obtain a pass. In the event of an emergency we need to know exactly how many people are in the building. The new procedures are in alignment with Chicago Public School Board Policy or Illinois School Code. Please be cooperative with staff in regards to these necessary precautions.
  • Attendance
    It is important that we know that the students are safe. It is preferred that the parents call the school between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. so that we know your child is at home with you. We will then determine who has not as of yet been accounted for and begin calling these homes ourselves. The more people who call us the sooner we will be able to account for all students. Our goal is to have the parent of every child who is absent call in.
    As you all know safety and security have been and will always be a priority at Sutherland. We have plans and procedures in place for every type of emergency and ask that you support us by always following the visitor policy and understanding that we must insist everyone go to the office and only enter at that door. Last week we spent a great deal of time reviewing the emergency procedures with staff. We were visited by our network head of security to ensure our plans were in order. Going forward we will continue to visit our policies and practice our drills and remain hyper vigilant about safety.  Your cooperation is appreciated. We are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of all of our students here at Sutherland.
  • Please do not bring edible birthday treats to school.

    The Board of Education has adopted a food allergy management policy. As a result students are no longer allowed to bring edible treats to school for their classmates. We suggest celebrating your child's special day by donating a book for the classroom library or sending sending stickers, pencils or other non-edible items to pass to their classmates.

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