Walker Bulldog News

September 24, 2021

Dear Walker Families,

We welcomed in fall on Wednedsay and crisp fall weather subsequently followed. With each passing day, we are notice the familiar markers of fall: the changing of leaves, pumpkins and football. Fall often reminds us to cherish the world as we admire the natural beauty surrounding us.

Our students are hard at work in all of our classrooms. Students completed MAP testing in first thorugh fourth grades and ESGI testing in kindergarten. Teachers are reviewing and using the data from these assessments to plan specific responsive instruction for our students.

Second, third, and fourth grades are also using Reflex Math as they work on mastering their fact fluency. Currently, these students have in increased their overall fluency by 6%. Students are issued certificates for the progress. Keep up the great work, students!

Thank you, parents for your support as we continue to navitage student illness and symptoms during these trying times. We appreciate your understanding as Nurse Bianca dilgently works to ensure we keep everyone as safe as possible. Please feel free to contact the office at 708.458.7150 with any questions you may have.

Enjoy your weekend!

Ms. Amanda Venegonia, Principal

Mrs. Sara Leone, Associate Principal

Upcoming Dates

9/27: Picture Day

10/4: School Board Meeting (6:00 PM Graves/HMS Multi-Purpose Room)

10/8: Progress reports sent home

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Picture Day

Monday, September 27 will be our picture day. This will be a nonuniform day for students. Order forms were previously sent home with students. If you wish to purchase pictures, complete the order form and send it to school with your child on Monday. If you wish to place your order online before picture day, click the button below. Our ID code is EVTHWFZHZ.
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Arrival Traffic Guidance

For the safety of all students please be mindful of the follwing when dropping off students in the morning. We also are fortunate enough to have the Bedford Park Police Department monitoring traffic and helping with students and families walking to the building.

Busses will load and unload students on 66th Place under the supervision of our staff.

Students walking to school should cross at the crosswalks at 78th Street and 66th Place under the guidance of the police officer.

Parents are allowed to park on the west side of 66th Place behind the stop sign as well as in the far parking lot on 78th Street, which belongs to the Park District. Please do not drop off students in front of the school for safety reasons.

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Tech Reminders

Students continue to use their devices daily in school, please remember to charge devices nightly at home. Also, please make sure students have their charger with them as well.

Students will incur fees for damage/loss of technology items as outlined in the student handbook at the bottom of page 36.

  • Sleeve ($10)
  • Charger ($25)
  • Touch Screen ($115)
  • Device ($250/Year 1, $200/Y2, $150/Y3, $100/Y4.)(New devices are provided to 1st/5th every year.)
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Sypmotoms of Covid-19

  • Fever greater than 100.4 degrees
  • New onset of moderate to severe headache
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New cough
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • New loss or taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue from unkown cause
  • Muscle or body aches

Remote Learning

As students await Covid 19 test results, SD 104 is offering online learning to those students. Students will complete work from their teacher via Zoom with a certified teachers.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday class meets from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

Wednesday class meets from 9:00 AM to 11:20.

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Academic After School Clubs

After school academic programming is back at Walker! Students in first through fourth grade are able to sign up for S.M.A.R.T. Literacy and Math as well as tuturing. Second grade students will be offer an academic club soley for them called Tinkerworks with Mr. K. Transportation will be available for students.

Review the form below and sign up online. Academic clubs are anticipated to start the week of October 4.

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School Uniform Shirts for Sale

We have uniform shirts for sale from the main office. Youth sized polo shirts are $7.00 (small to extra large). Adult sized polo shirts are $8.00 (small to extra large). Cash payment is preferred. Please call the office with any questions.

Links to Important District Information

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Fall Family Fun

Looking for a fun activity for the family during the fall? We have found a variety of actvities for families we would like to share.

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