E. H. Sutherland Elementary School
10015 S. Leavitt Avenue
Ms. Maria Pullos Counselor
Ms. Rose Pickett
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Sutherland School Newsletter - October 2007
Erase Breast Cancer Day - Click here for photos of this event.
Unfortunately, we all have been affected by breast cancer. Too often we become aware of more women and their families who bravely fight this disease. As we did last year, we are going to promote awareness of breast cancer and help a local hospital provide treatment and support to women, who are our mothers, wives, aunts, sisters, daughters and friends. On Friday, October 12, our students will do their part to erase breast cancer in several ways.
We are encouraging all students and staff to wear Pink. The IB students will be selling Pink Pearl erasers for 50 cents. Parents, teachers and students will be planting pink tulips all over our campus @ 9:15 a.m. In our own way, Sutherland is offering hope and support to our own and others during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The United Nations International Children’s Education Fund is helping children throughout the world. Last year, Sutherland students and families collected and donated over $1500 to UNICEF! This was our 16th continuous year of supporting this worthwhile organization. Because of our constant dedication, we have been named an Ambassador UNICEF school. We hope that this year everyone will be just as generous and hard working for the world’s neediest children.
Our goal is that each Sutherland student donate or collect $3.
Watch for those familiar little orange boxes that will be sent home on Monday, October 29. If you take your UNICEF box Trick-or-treating, donate from babysitting or car washing funds, or just share your piggy bank, you are helping children around the world. Parents and family members are also encouraged to help out, as we all know, every dime and dollar counts!
It would be most appreciated if after you have collected your change, don’t return the orange box and if possible, please submit your donation in the form of a check made out to UNICEF. (You may round up to the nearest dollar!) We will be collecting funds through the first week in November.
Refugee Camp Visit
On a bright, sunny September 20th, 60 of our IB students from 6th, 7th and 8th grades, along with their teachers, Mrs. Civik, Ms. Cira and Mrs. Hamilton and parent chaperones visited the Doctors Without Borders mock refugee camp in Grant Park. Each grade was escorted by an actual volunteer doctor, who explained life for the 33 million refugees worldwide and the difficulties they face on a daily basis. The groups learned about the hardships caused by the lack of shelter, sanitary conditions, water, medical supplies and food. Our students saw a playground that was littered with landmines, carried five-gallon containers of water, visited a tent set up to treat cholera patients, and tested each other for malnutrition.
As part of our IB education and focus on community service and the environment, our students will research, reflect and report back to their classrooms, sharing the information gained from these first hand experiences. They will explain how these doctors, one at a time, do make a difference, and how the Sutherland students can support them. The sixth grade will be focusing on malnutrition and raising funds to help supply “plumpy” peanut energy bags to the Doctors Without Borders Foundation.
This was an amazing trip for all who went. The Doctors Without Borders camp on our own Lake Michigan made us realize how we all depend upon one another and must reach out and help those who are stuggling.
PTA Monthly Virtues
The PTA is continuing with their monthly virtues program. October’s focus is on Self -Discipline. Students received information on participating in this month’s theme.
Student Council Meeting
The Student Council will begin in October. On Tuesday, October 9th the former members will meet after school. Nominations for new members will occur on Wednesday, October 10th. Classroom elections will take place on Monday, October 15th. Officers will be elected in November.LSC Meeting
The LSC will meet on Tuesday, October 9th at 4:00 p.m.
Volunteers for Reading Buddies. PAWS program and Parent Patrol
Thank you to all of the individuals who volunteered. Parent Patrol had their training and first meeting. Members have already begun taking their assignments. If you weren’t at the meeting and want to pick up the packet please call and leave a message for Mrs. Podlasek. Reading Buddies training will take place in mid-October. Those who were already trained can begin before the training. You will be contacted about the training.
Thanks to all who purchased Entertainment Books this year. If you have not as of yet paid for your book or returned it please do so by Tuesday, October 10th.
I Madonnari Festival
The “I Madonnari” Festival was an outstanding success. The Beverly Review had a nice write up on the event. A special thank you to all of the hardworking volunteers who contributed to the success of the day.
NEWSLETTER GOES PAPERLESS
In January, the Sutherland School Newsletter will go paperless. Please get in the habit of checking the website for newsletter and voice blast. They are posted regularly. In an effort to reduce the large amount of paper use the newsletter will be available on-line only. It is created the first Friday of every month and available over the weekend. The voice blast is also available on line on the home page every Sunday.
Please continue to check the website. All newsletters, calendars and other pertinent information will be posted on this site.
Arrival and Dismissal
Students are to arrive to school no earlier than 8:45. 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 2:45. 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 their lunch please know that we have extra lunches and they will be fed. Lunches can be purchased at the school.
UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS
On Wednesday, October 10th the kindergarten students will go to the Little Red Schoolhouse. A naturalist will talk to children about different types of leaves, and the seasonal changes in nature. Students will return at 12:00 to eat lunch at school. On Friday, October 12th the fourth grade students will go to the Lincoln Park Zoo. On Monday, October 29th the fifth grade will travel to the symphony.
No School on October 19th
On Friday, October 19th students will not be in attendance. There is no school on October 19th. It is a Professional Development Day.
Students in grades K through 3 will be allowed to bring costumes to school for Halloween. They should not wear them to school or home. There will be a parade, outdoors if weather permits, indoors if inclement weather occurs. Masks and costumes should not be worn by students coming to and going form school. Students should not trick or treat on the way home from school.
Absence from School
Thanks to all the parents who have been calling the school to report absences from school. Please notify the school by telephone if your child will be absent from school. You can leave a voice mail at any time. We appreciate your cooperation. Parents should call the school when their child will be absent from school. It is important that we know that the students are safe. It is preferred that the parents call the school by 9:15 so that we know your child is at home with you. You can call and leave a voice mail as early as 7 a.m.
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.
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.
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