April 05, 2017

From: Kathleen Hagstrom, Principal

April 7 through April 14, 2017 –Spring Break

We hope that everyone has a safe and relaxing spring vacation. Students are not in school this Friday, which is a CPS furlough day. Next week is spring break; we look forward to everyone’s return on Monday, April 17. While the current school year calendar ends Tuesday, June 20, we are all still waiting to hear if a decision will be made by CPS to shorten the school year, due to budget concerns. We hope that will not happen, and rest assured, that as soon as any final decision is made, it will be announced in the media and information will be sent home. These are trying times, and our primary focus, as always, is to provide your child with the best education and support they need.

-Report Card Pick Up – Please mark your calendars, Wednesday, April 19, is Parent Teacher Conference & Report Card Pick Up Day. There is no school; all parents are requested to come to meet with the teacher to discuss your child’s progress and support needs.

Hours will be from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; the building will be closed from 2:00 – 2:45 for staff lunch. This is the third quarter report card and we want all parents to take the opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and discuss your child’s successes and needs. Many other activities will be happening that day which are highlighted in this newsletter. We look forward to seeing everyone on April 19.

-My Voice, My School Survey – CPS is offering all parents an opportunity to take this anonymous survey, either on line or in school. We encourage all families to take this opportunity to reflect on and share all the positive aspects of your child’s experience here at Walt Disney Magnet. The survey, available in multiple languages, is open now through April 30 and takes only 10-15 minutes to complete. To complete the survey online, go to The online survey can be done from your personal devices at home. We will have a computer lab available on each floor at school on report card day, where you can take the survey. If you prefer to complete a hard copy of the survey, these are also available at school. You can request a paper copy on report card day at the floor level office, or in the main office after report card day. Thank you in advance for your participation and your support.

-Elementary Enrollment – Notifications were sent on April 3 to families who submitted applications for the 2017-18 Magnet School lottery admission. If you applied online, you should log into your account to receive your notification. If you submitted a paper application, your notice should arrive via mail. Parents who receive an offer will have until April 24 to accept the offer by returning the original Confirmation Form, or lose the spot for next year. Disney will be hosting an Open House for prospective parents on Thursday, April 20 at 9:00 a.m. Enrollment for those confirmed students will be held Wednesday, April 26 through Tuesday, May 2 between 8:00 and noon. Parents will need to bring all required documents to enrollment, and their child if they are entering kindergarten. The enrollment schedule and all required documents are posted on the Disney website,

-2017-2018 Tuition Based After-School Program – Applications for next year’s after school program at Disney are now available in the main office, on the Disney website. This program is open to all Disney students in kindergarten through 8th grade and provides working parents with a convenient, high quality after school program which is in session every day of the school year. It begins immediately after school and ends at 6:00 p.m. The program cost is $90/week, an adjustment in weekly cost is available for more than one child. Students are provided homework support, literacy and arts enrichment, physical fitness and a great snack!

-Parent Teacher AssociationClub Choice orders, including frozen food items, will be at school on Wednesday, April 19, report card pick up day. Parents need to pick up all orders on that day. PTA will also be collecting your gently used clothing, toys and books on Wednesday, April 19, for the Savers Inc. Fun Drive. A vehicle will be at school to receive your donations. Scholastic Book Fair is coming! Our spring book fair will open on Wednesday, April 19, and continue through Friday, April 28. All the students love to browse the shelves and who doesn’t enjoy a good book! We invite all families to visit the book fair, in the 1st floor Gym on report card day pick up day. Students will also have an opportunity to visit with their class; teachers will send home a schedule. The ever popular Movie Night return Friday, April 28. Thank you to everyone for your continued support of PTA activities; volunteer help is always welcome.

-Local School Council – The LSC meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome.

-Disney Summer Enrichment – Summer is around the corner; we will have our Summer Enrichment Program. Each week has a fun theme; parents can sign up for one week or the whole summer –to best suit your needs. Check the web for full info and application.