Newsletter 2019-2020

November 27, 2019  

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

Thanksgiving Break – November 28 and November 29 – School Resumes Monday, December 2

We are sending out a huge congratulations to the Disney 7th & 8th grade flag football team who played Hamilton School and prevailed to win the League City Championship!  It was a hard fought, exciting game with many lead changes.  Teamwork and great coaching helped the team to victory!  Many thanks To Mr. Crespo for coaching both of our football teams and shout out to all of our players and supportive parents.  Congratulations to Mr. Feinberg, 6th grade teacher, who has been named one of five finalists by ISBE for the National Association of State Boards of Education Civic Engagement Champion Award.  This award recognizes educators for teaching and inspiring the next generation of leaders.  We are so proud of Mr. Feinberg and the excellent work he is doing in civics education to show students that their voice matters!

- School Non Attendance Days –Monday, December 23 – Wednesday, January 1, 2020 – Winter Break
(Please note the calendar change, students return from Winter Break on Thursday, January 2, 2020)
Monday, January 20 – Martin Luther King Day               Monday, February 17 – Presidents Day Holiday
Friday, January 31 – School Improvement Day                Monday, April 6 – Friday, April 10 – Spring Break

  -Parent Teacher Conference Day – It was wonderful to see all of our families on Parent Teacher Conference Day; we had 88% of our families participate.  We encourage parents to continue to build on the parent/teacher relationship as the school year goes along.  If you have questions or concerns, reach out to the teacher via Dojo, email or phone.  If you want to meet with the teacher, contact them to set up an appointment. Mark your calendars for the next Parent/Teacher Conference day, Wednesday, April 22.
-PTA- There will be two General Meetings in December.  Tuesday, December 10, at 7:45 a.m. and Friday, December 13, at 5:30 p.m. immediately before Movie Night.  Both meetings will involve planning for spring activities and programs; all parents are welcome to attend whichever meeting is most convenient for them.  Movie Night is Friday, December 13, at 6:15.  The feature will be  ”The Grinch” (2018); come and join in the fun with a variety of concessions to purchase for a true movie experience. A big thank you to all the families that participated in our Yankee Candle fundraiser and the Scholastic Book Fair.   We send special appreciation to the many parents who volunteered to help with these major activities.  There is always room for more volunteers at PTA programs; please  Email PTA at for more info and to sign up to help.  

- Magnet School Admission –  If you know parents that are interested in applying for Walt Disney School admissions, please tell them to seek out the application on the CPS site  All procedures and applications for admission for kindergarten and up for next school year are now available through the CPS website:  Anyone interested in admission for Magnet or selective enrollment schools for next year needs to complete the application process online. The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, December 13, 2019.

 -Local School Council – There is an LSC meeting Monday, December 2, at 5:30 p.m.  All parents are welcome. 

- Student Photos – Student pictures will be taken the week of December 2-6, 2019.  Picture order envelopes have been sent home; you need to return the order with payment prior to the student taking their photo.  All students will be in a classroom photo; only students with orders will have their individual picture taken.

We wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. If you are travelling, speedy and safe journey. Enjoy this extra time with family and friends and we welcome students back on Monday