Sorrick Family Focus

Week of January 21, 2019

Weekly Update

Dear Families,

Our PAWsome Attendance Program is off to a great start! Last week, many Sorrick students and staff members participated in our Attendance Spirit Week. It was great to see everyone showing up on time and dressed for success! Be sure to check out the pictures of students participating in Spirit Week in the slideshow below.

If you come to visit us at the front vestibule, you may notice our daily attendance rating scale. It has been great to see the daily percent of students in attendance! This week, 95% of students were in attendance throughout the week. Our goal for next week is 96%. Here is our weekly Attendance News Update for the breakdown by class.

Classes have also started playing our attendance game called "Attendance-Opoly" when they receive a "spin the wheel ticket" for having great attendance. It's a spin on the original Monopoly game and allows the entire class an opportunity to earn an extra reward.

We appreciate your help and support in making sure your child is here and ready to learn each day. It is a team effort to teach them about the value of attending school, and we are grateful for your efforts. Let's have another week of fantastic attendance!

Your partner in education,

Natalie Profita

Principal of Sorrick School

Events This Week

Monday, January 21st

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School

Tuesday, January 22nd

Learning Links starts


Wednesday, January 23rd

Pre-K Parent Workshop-9:30 at District Office

Thursday, January 24th


Friday, January 25th

Chick-fil-A Night-Chicago Ridge location: 9600 Ridgeland Ave., 3-8 pm.

This Week's Breakfast Menu

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This Week's Lunch Menu

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Cougar Snapshots of the Week!

Follow us on Twitter @SorrickNPD117 to see the latest photos of our students doing amazing things at Sorrick School!

Victor Pacini: Erin's Law Assemblies

This week, Victor Pacini visited Sorrick School and taught our students the basic skills needed to keep them safe in dangerous or abusive situations. The students loved the assemblies and learned some valuable information. If you would like to download a free copy of the book that Victor read to the students, you can access it here:

5Essentials Survey for Parents

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey for parents will be available until February 15, 2019. This survey is to be completed by parents, guardians, or other caregivers with a child in grades pre-kindergarten through 12. The parent survey is available in both English and Spanish, and only takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. To take the survey please visit and select the appropriate survey to begin.

If you have more than one child and they attend the same school, you may elect to participate multiple times. For parents with children enrolled in multiple schools, we recommend that they participate in the survey for each school. Only one parent per household may participate in the survey.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ Reports, please visit If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or