Multilingual Learner News
Important News for Multilingual Learners at Lake Bluff
22 October 2021
Happy short week, Lake Bluff multilingual families!
I hope you all were able to connect with your child's teacher this week and that you had great conversations about working together to support your child at school. I enjoyed getting to see and check in with many of you these last two days!
The big news this week is that our new playgrounds are now open and ready for all children to come play! Thank you to MAC 3 Oak teacher Ms. Miller for sharing these photos above of the finished playground.
Read on for information about:
- Bilingual Kidspot: How to Raise a Bilingual Child
- Translation help needed
- Job Opening at Lake Bluff: Multilingual Learner Aide
- Lunch menu
- Calendar (there are a few NO SCHOOL days in October)
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Take care and be safe,
Multilingual Learner (ML) Teacher
Bilingual Kidspot: How to Raise a Bilingual Child
Bilingual Kidspot is a website that often has helpful articles about raising a bilingual child. Be aware that the web site uses the term "minority language" to refer to the family language; this is a term that we do not use here at Lake Bluff.
The linked article, How to Raise a Bilingual Child, reviews three models for raising a bilingual child:
- One person, one language (OPOL)
- Minority language is spoken at home (MLAH)
- Mixing language
You may interested to read about the advantages and disadvantages of the different models.
Can You Help? Translation and Interpretation Help Needed!
Pass the word! Job Opening at Lake Bluff: Multilingual Learner (ML) Aide
Students may also bring their own lunch to school if you prefer.
You can click on this link to see the full school calendar. Each event is labeled as follows:
- LB = Lake Bluff Elementary School
- ATW = Atwater Elementary School
- SIS = Shorewood Intermediate School
- SHS = Shorewood High School
- ALL SCHOOLS = applies to all 4 schools in the district
Look for events labelled LB or ALL SCHOOLS for your child.