Newsletter 2017/2018

April 11, 2018

From: Kathleen Hagstrom, Principal

Re: Assorted Matters

Friday, April 13 – No School for Students – School Improvement Day

Re: Assorted Matters Correction – LSC Meeting on Friday, April 20 at 7:30 a.m.

-Pod 300 CAC Performance – Our 7th & 8th grade students in Pod 300, will have their CAC culminating activity, “Meeting of Mythical Minds”, on Thursday, April 12, at 9:00 a.m. in the CAC. The SW door of the CAC will open at 8:45 for seating; please note that anyone under the age of 5 is not admitted.

-Report Card Pick Up DayWednesday, April 18, is report card pick up day. Parents should come to school to get the report card and meet with the teacher. Hours are from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm and 2:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The building will be closed from 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. for staff lunch. Many activities will be going on during the day – LSC Elections in the CAC, My Parent, My Voice Survey labs on each floor, PTA Yankee Candle Fundraiser order pick up, Reduced Disney Wear sale and the PTA Scholastic Book Fair.

-Early Childhood Science Night – Students in grades preschool, kindergarten and first grade are welcome to come with their parents to Science Night in the CAC, on Tuesday, April 24, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Students will have an opportunity to participate in hands-on science activities with their parents. More information will be sent home from the classroom teachers.

-Enrollment Open House- Disney will hold two open house tours for parents who applied for admission through the Magnet School lottery. Open Houses will be held Tuesday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 8, at 9:00 a.m. Parents considering Disney for the 2018-2019 school year are invited to attend. Elementary school offers will be available April 27, 2018 on the www.go.cps.edu site. The deadline for accepting offers in the lottery is May 11, 2018.

-Disney’s Tuition Based Preschool Program – We are enrolling students for next school year. Tours are held at 9:00 a.m. every Monday; no appointment is necessary. To enroll, students must be 3 years old by September 1. Seats are filled on a first come, first served basis.

-Parent Teacher Association –Yankee Candle fundraiser orders will be here for pick up on Wednesday, April 18, during report card day. Please don’t forget to pick up your order. Scholastic Book Fair is open! The Book Fair will remain open until April 20 and each class will have an assigned time to visit. Families are also encouraged to browse on Wednesday, April 18, during report card pick up day. It is a great time to stock up on summer reading material! Movie Night, featuring “Coco” is Friday, April 20, at 6:00 pm. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Movies in the Park at Disney on June 1 and Mattress Magic on June 9.

-Local School Council –LSC Elections will be held Wednesday, April 18, from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The election will be in the CAC building; while you are here for report card pick up, please make your way to the LSC to vote for parent representatives to your Local School Council. Be prepared to show 2 forms of ID, one of which must establish that your child attends Walt Disney School. A report card can be used for this. There will be an LSC meeting Friday, April 20, at 7:30 a.m., to certify the election results.

-My Parent, My Voice Survey – Parents will have an opportunity to complete a paper or on-line survey at school during report card pick up. There will be a staffed computer lab on each floor, so you can easily complete the on-line survey. If you prefer, you can pick up a paper copy in the office to complete. The survey deadline is Friday, May 11.

-Morning Drop Off/Afternoon Pick Up – The fenced in field and the front grassy areas are being seeded. Due to the seeding, for

the next 30 days, upper grade students will not cross the field at afternoon dismissal. Parents are to meet students at the northwest end of the property on Clarendon Road. We remind parents that all students dropped off in the morning, must enter through the SW door of the CAC until 8:00 a.m. Tardy students who arrive after 8:00 a.m. will enter the building through Door 6(at the back) and receive their tardy pass from the lunchroom

-Important Calendar Dates – Upcoming Days to note on the calendar:

Friday, April 13 – School Improvement Day- No School
-Wednesday, April 18 – Elementary Report Card Day – No School
Monday, May 28 – Memorial Day – No School
Tuesday, June 19 – Last Day of School for all students
-Monday, June 18 – 8th grade Graduation -Tuesday, June 19 – Kindergarten Graduation


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