E. H. Sutherland Elementary School
10015 S. Leavitt Avenue
Ms. Maria Pullos Counselor
Ms. Rose Pickett
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Newsletter May 2011
The Capital Improvement Project
The Capital Improvement Project will be starting soon. Construction could begin as early as Monday the 16th of May. There will be fenced off areas around the boiler room and parking lot. We ask that you stay away from those areas and remind your children to do the same.
It’s Science Week at Sutherland May 9th-12th. We will have many fun and educational activities at various grade levels. Thank you to the PTA and planning committee for arranging this fun-filled week.
Spring Clean and Green
Spring Clean and Green takes place this Saturday, May 14th. Meet by the playground we will begin @ 10:00 a.m.
Progress Reports go Home
On Wednesday, May 18th Progress reports will go home with students. Look for these reports to come home with the students on that day.
Upcoming Performances for Choir and Violin, Band and Drama
The children’s Choir and Violin concert will take place on Wednesday May 18th. The spring Band concert will take place on Thursday, May 19th. The Drama Club performance will take place on Thursday, June 2nd. This year’s production is Beauty and the Beast.
Wax Museum and other Volunteers
A special thank you to all of the volunteers who helped with the Wax Museum. It was a fabulous event and we thank all who contributed to the success. We certainly appreciate the assistance and volunteer spirit of the Sutherland School community. The generosity of time and resources is appreciated for this and all the events at Sutherland. Great schools have great volunteers and Sutherland is lucky to have so many individuals willing to help out.
The next regularly scheduled LSC meeting will take place on at Tuesday, May 10th @ 4:30 p.m.
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 be the Mardi Gras Pot Luck which takes place on Tuesday, May 10th @ 7:00 p.m.
Study Island, RAZ Kids, MAP practice and LEAD 21 websites.
Students are always encouraged to practice on Study Island and MAP practice websites available from links on the school’s website. We also have RAZ kids and new LEAD 21 websites for students that will be available all summer. These programs are always accessible please encourage your child to practice on them frequently.
Upgrades on CPS website
CPS is planning to do regular updates of their website on Thursday nights. It may not be possible to access their website and parent portal on Thursday evenings
As always we need for you to call in your child when they are ill. Please call in the morning by 9:15. You can leave a voice mail message at any time press 1 for attendance and leave your message. Homework is not automatically assigned if your child misses one day then they can get the assignments the next day when they return. If they miss will miss more than one day due to illness you can call on the second day early in the day before 9:15 and ask that assignments be gathered.
Safety and Security
Apparently there have been incidents in CPS schools that have occurred when students were unsupervised. It has been an issue at several schools for both alleged and actual occurrences therefore students are not allowed to go back in the building for forgotten belongings etc once dismissed. We have been asked to follow these procedures and we will be doing so. Students are not allowed to return to the buildings for forgotten items after school has dismissed.
Visitors during the school day (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.
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 or even a bit further away 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.
All newsletters, calendars and other pertinent information will be posted on this site. Violin and Band information is available on the website as well.
Please review the PAWS matrix of school wide behaviors with your child.
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. . Please do not block crosswalks, double-park to drop off or park and wait unnecessarily blocking traffic and creating congestion. 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.
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. 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 or fill out the Parent Volunteer form that was sent home and is available on the website.
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