Principal’s Corner – Weekly Update

Winter MAP and CogAT Reports
MAP reports for grades 1-5 and CogAT reports for grades 2 and 5 were sent home with our hybrid students on Friday and mailed home to our remote families on Thursday. Please just let us know if you have any questions!

Wilma Rudolph Presentation – February 24
We are very pleased to announce a special event for K-5 students in D181, occurring on Wednesday, February 24 during all hybrid and remote classes.

We will be hosting a virtual one-woman show about Wilma Rudolph, the first woman to win 3 Olympic Gold Medals in Track (Rome 1960). Wilma’s story highlights her strength and courage in overcoming polio, poverty, and discrimination as an African-American woman. Wilma became a coach and a mentor to children throughout the US, encouraging them to “Never underestimate the power of dreams; the potential for greatness lives within each of you.”

We are grateful that the D181 Foundation has donated the cost of this in-class virtual presentation for all seven elementary schools. Because we haven’t had any traditional assemblies this year, we hope that your child/ren will come home excited to share information and excitement about the story of Wilma Rudolph.

Cold Weather Policy
Just a reminder to please send students in winter coats, hats and mittens. Our goal is to go outside for a mask break as often as possible. The children need the opportunity to get some fresh air and run around.

We will consider both temperature and wind chill when making the decision about mask breaks. Please note that as a general rule, if the “feels like” temperature is 0 or higher, we will most likely be goig outside.