Sipley School Weekly Newsletter

Week of March 17, 2014

St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.

Adrienne Cook

Come Learn More About Gifted Programming

Dr. Kelly Neylon, Gifted Services Coordinator, will attend our STP meeting this Wednesday, March 19, at 6:45. She will share information about gifted programming and answer questions that parents may have. For more information about gifted programming, visit the gifted services website.

The District Administers the Illinois 5 Essentials Survey To Improve Student Learning

Parents are asked to take a quick online survey that will open on Monday, March 17. For more information, click here.


Taking the Survey

1. Go to https://illinois.5-essentials.org to take the survey

2. There will be a “Take the Survey” button in the upper right hand of the screen (the button will not appear until the survey opens Monday, March 17th at 6:00am).

3. Once that button is clicked, survey participants will click the ‘Parent’ button. A unique login screen will appear.

4. All surveys must be completed in one sitting.

5. Once the survey is complete, the responses are not recorded until the ‘Submit Survey’ button is clicked.

6. The survey is only being offered in English and Spanish this year.


Please take the few minutes to complete the survey. Your voice matters. We need a specific amount of parents to take the survey, so please take part. If we are under the percentage of parents needed in the survey you will receive requests to take part.


Thanks in advance for your time!

Sipley School Has Talent!

Our students let loose and showed off some of their many talents on Friday at our annual STP Variety Show. The students had a blast! I loved watching them perform. A special thanks to Mrs. Despres who worked behind the scenes to organize this great event. Thanks goes out to our entire STP and those parents who gave their time to make the event possible.

Placing Values on Student Learning Can Have a Negative Impact on Creativity.

As a generation of learners who have lived under quantifiable measurements, it may be hard to understand what type of work students would complete if quantifiable values were taken away. Check out the two-minute video for another perspective.
when there is a correct answer Exercise in creative thinking

Here is a Glance at the Week Ahead

Monday - 5 Essentials Survey Opens (See above)

Tuesday - Primary Election Day

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