E. H. Sutherland Elementary School
10015 S. Leavitt Avenue
Ms. Maria Pullos Counselor
Ms. Rose Pickett
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Newsletter June 2009
We have had to make some changes to our carnivals. Our end of the year carnivals are scheduled for the afternoons of June 9th and 10th. We will need volunteers to help manage the activities. If you are able to volunteer please call the school office and ask that your name be put on the list. Those who have already volunteered will receive a phone call if their schedule has changed. Grades 4-7 will take place on June 9th and Grades K-3 will take place on June 10th. Eighth grade will have some special activities on Thursday, June 4th and their field trip on the 5th.
We are looking forward to our graduation activities and events. Graduation will take place on June 8th. Students will receive their caps and gowns and tickets on Wednesday, June 3rd.
Moving or Transferring?
If you are moving, have moved or are transferring to another school please notify the office. The transfer will be sent on the last day of school with the report card.
In- School Field Trips
The students have been exposed to such a variety of performances through the in-school field trips we hope to continue with these performances next year. We thank you for your support and are looking forward to the additional performances. We will have one more performance this year. The final performance will take place Tuesday June 2nd. If you have not already done so please send your payment on Monday, June 1st.
Chicago Cares will be coming on Saturday, June 13th. We still need a few ladders if anyone can loan us a ladder please call the school office and let us know. Ladders can be left at the school on the 10th and picked up on the 15th. If anyone (adult) is willing to come in and work with the volunteers please call the school office to volunteer.
The next regular scheduled LSC meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 2nd at 4:00 p.m.
Athletic Board Meeting
The Sutherland Athletic board will meet on Tuesday, June 2nd @ 5:30 p.m. Coaches will be selected in executive session (in private by the board) and posted outside the gym door and the auditorium door as by Tuesday, June 3rd.
Join the PTA
The best schools have a great deal of involvement by parents and community members. Please be sure to join the PTA. The next PTA meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 2nd @ 9:00 a.m.
What a Great Year
It has been a fantastic year at Sutherland School. We have had some new events that were spectacular and our traditional events that were equally as awesome. We could not do all of these things if not for the combined efforts of staff, parents and community members. Thank you to all who gave so generously of your time to benefit our students. It is amazing the things we can be achieve when we all work together.
Have a Great Summer
We hope that everyone has a fantastic summer. The website has many summer enrichment activities listed please check out the link from the home page. We hope that everyone has a happy, safe and fun summer and that all of the students read for enjoyment and maintain their skills.
Supply lists will go home with students for next year. They will also be posted on the website soon. The website will begin to announce upcoming activities for school year 2009-2010 in august and class lists will be posted on the Friday before Labor Day.
Walk to School
Friday, May 29th was walk to school day. Everyone should continue to walk to school everyday through the end of the year as much as possible. It will cut down on traffic and is healthy for our students and the environment.
Traffic around the 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. Individuals who park and watch their children stand in line create unnecessary conditions. People who talk on the cell phone while driving and are not paying attention to the adults directing traffic are adding to the problem creating further delays and back-ups. If you want to watch your child until they go in the building park at least on the next block and walk with them. Turning on 100th from Leavitt rather than going to 99th may be more convenient but creates further delay. We know that everyone agrees the safety of children is the most important thing to consider. We encourage you to consider walking or parking away from the perimeter of the school. We absolutely need parents to follow the rules and simply drop off their child and leave the premises safely. We have contacted the police department and they will be assisting us. Tickets will be issued to individuals who continue to follow unsafe practices. We would also appreciate volunteers who would help us manage the traffic and ensure the students are safe. A special thank you is extended to the two parents who volunteer daily. We sincerely appreciate your willingness to assist for the benefit of our students. If you would like to volunteer for Parent Patrol even a day or two per week please call the office and leave your name and contact information.
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Please review the PAWS matrix of school wide behaviors with your child.
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.
Absence from School
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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