E. H. Sutherland Elementary School
10015 S. Leavitt Avenue
Ms. Rose Pickett
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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 cps.edu 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.
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 http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ps-english
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
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..
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.
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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