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May 31 - June 3

June is Here!

Hello Krew,

I hope everyone had a great long weekend. The weather was beautiful here in the Chicago area. A special thank you to everyone for the awesome turnout at the Night of Stars. It is always a lot of fun to get together with everyone. A big congrats to our two retirees, Nancy Cozza and Claudia Steinbrecher.

This week our 4th graders will head to the little red school house for some authentic frontier learnin. Make sure to grab a picture of Amy, Jeanne, and Chase in their frontier attire.

Also, the 4th quarter DCA window begins on Tuesday. There is no DCA for K-1. Other grades please administer the DCA for ELA and Math as your schedule warrants.

I will be out of town in Kalamazoo Michigan MI with Dr. Lubelfeld at the Humanex Impact and Legacy Summit on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Svetlana will be in all week if you need anything. Otherwise, I will still be reading and responding to email and if you need anything from me you can always give me a call.

Have a great week!

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Habit 6 - Synergize

Habit 6 Synergize is not just about teamwork. Teamwork is great and necessary but synergy goes a step further.

Synergy is about coming together in ideas, effort, etc. to change the equation. Hence, 1+1=3. It is about getting something more and entirely new from cooperating, sharing, and working together.

There are many great examples of synergy from sports, business, and numerous other areas. One of my favorite examples is the video below. It is worth an entire watch as it takes you inside the cockpit of the Blue Angels. Simple teamwork is not enough to accomplish what these men and women do. They fly at speeds of up to 700 mph at a distance of sometimes only 18 inches apart. The result is one of the most visually stunning examples of teamwork and synergy.

The video is 360 so you can navigate the directional icon in the corner to give you a view surrounding the cockpit.

Experience the Blue Angels in 360-degree video

In The News

Please send any news that we can include in the newsletter. Serious or silly - it's all good.

Amanda Spends The Weekend in Southern California

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Race Weekend for the Cacioppo Family

It was an amazing race weekend for the Cacioppo family. Gianna and Bella (the dog), spent time at Mimi and Papa's house in Amish country. Gianna went to her first drag strip with Papa. Meanwhile, Jon and Kellie were having an amazing grown-up time at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. 350,000 of the area's finest, made their way to the track to see Kellie's driver from the pool win the race- woohoo!!!

A Proud Moment for Michelle Comitor as Her Daughter's Softball Team Wins Regionals

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OMG! A Friedlander Meets Carl Grimes...

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The Jorjorian's Celebrate the First of Two 8th Grade Graduations

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WIth Prom and Graduation Over The Barr's Prepare for The Empty Nest.

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The McConnell's Spend The Day in The City and See Beauty and The Beast

No. AJ did not make it through the whole thing.

16-17 Specials Schedule

Just in case you haven't seen it yet the proposed Special Schedule for the 16-17 school year is ready

Save Your Pop Tabs for Room 12

Please help collect pop tabs for Ronald McDonald charities. Room 12 will be collecting them until June 2nd.
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Student Growth Folder

This is our shared student growth folder. Most recently updated with Q2 DCA results.

Important Dates


6/6 - Board of Education Meeting 7:30pm at the district center

6/8 - Field Day (rescheduled from May 20)

6/10 - Rain Day for Field Day

6/10 - Last Day of School