Newsletter 2019-2020

January 10, 2020  

To:  Disney Parents                                                                                                            
From:  Ms. Bandolik, AIC/Principal

We welcome everyone back from Winter Break; our best wishes for the New Year to all Disney families.

-2nd Quarter – The 2nd quarter will end Thursday, January 30.  Report cards will be sent home with the students.

-Pod 210 CAC – Our 3rd grade students are working on their CAC 2-week CAC unit.  The culminating performance, Dancing Through the Decades, is Friday, January 17.  The show in the CAC will start at 9:00 am; the SW door of the CAC will open at 8:45 for admission.  If you are a parent of a 3rd grade student, mark your calendars and plan to attend what promises to be a wonderful happening!  Please check with your child’s teacher on volunteer needs through the 2-week unit.  Please remember, all volunteers must be approved through the CPS on-line application process. 

-Parent Teacher Association- The next PTA General Meeting is Tuesday, January 14, at 7:45 a.m. PTA will be planning for spring activities; any parent interested in volunteering this spring is welcome to attend.  Please join us!    Movie Night is Friday, January 17, at 6:15 p.m.  The feature will be  ”The Secret Life of Pets 2”  come and join in the fun with a variety of concessions to purchase for a true movie experience. 

-Parent Advisory Council- The PAC will meet Friday, January 17, at 7:45 a.m. in the CAC Dining Room.  The group will continue to discuss development of the Parent Mentoring Program.  All Disney parents are welcome to attend.

 -Local School Council – There is a special LSC meeting Monday, January 13. Members will meet in closed session to discuss principal selection interview questions.  For additional LSC information, please visit the Disney website.  Go to the LSC tab under the News/Parent area.  LSC elections will be Wednesday, April 22, from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Applications are now being accepted for anyone interested in running for Local School Council parent, community, ESP or teacher representative.  Applications are being accepted until Thursday, March 5 at 3:00 p.m.  Applications are also being accepted for anyone who would like to serve as an LSC election Judge; the deadline to apply to be an election Judge is Thursday, March 12.  Applications are available in the main office.

- Student Pictures – Student pictures were sent home with the students before winter break.  The picture retake day will be Tuesday, February 11.  If you want to order an individual picture to be taken, you can do so for the retake day.  Please request a picture order form/envelope from the main office so we can send it home with your child.  Please return the order with payment prior to retake day so that we can be sure the child gets their picture taken on that date.  Graduation pictures for 8th grade students will be taken Wednesday and Thursday, February 12 and 13

- School Non Attendance Days –   Monday, January 20 – Martin Luther King Day   
Friday, January 31 – School Improvement Day                   Monday, February 17 – Presidents Day Holiday 
Monday, April 6 – Friday, April 10 – Spring Break

-Cold Weather Preparations – We want to remind parents that even in winter, students may go outside for recess.  CPS policy allows for outside recess as long as the temperature, with wind chill, is above 20 degrees.  Please make sure your children are appropriately dressed for the weather conditions, with warm coats, gloves, hats and boots as necessary.