Sorrick Family Focus

Week of February 4th, 2019

Weekly Update

Dear Families,

This week, we kick off our "Pennies for Patients" fundraiser supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This year's theme is "Every Hero Needs a Squad," and encourages everyone to fight cancer together. We will launch the fundraiser with an assembly on Monday, February 4th and students and staff who bring $1.00 are welcome to wear superhero shirts, hats, pajamas or capes. The fundraiser will take place between February 4th and February 22nd, and we will also host a variety of fundraising events. Here is a schedule of the upcoming fun days in support of LLS.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey for parents will only 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. If you haven't had a chance to take the survey and would like to participate, please visit and select the appropriate survey to begin. If you have more than one child attending Sorrick 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

Have a wonderful week!

Your partner in education,

Natalie Profita

Principal of Sorrick School

Events This Week

Monday, February 4th

LLS (Leukemia/Lymphoma) Kick Off Assembly (Bring $1.00 and dress in superhero attire)


Tuesday, February 5th

Positive Parenting Workshop begins

PTA Meeting - 9:15 AM


Wednesday, February 6th

TEAM DAY early dismissal

Pre-K Family Fun Night (Camp Reading Night) 6:00-7:00 PM

Thursday, February 7th


Friday, February 8th

Popcorn Day/Birthday Books

(Popcorn sales will be donated to our LLS fundraiser.)

Parenting Partners

This year, Sorrick and Oak Ridge are collaboratively hosting a free program called Parenting Partners, which aims to empower parents to become vital contributors to their children’s academic success. These workshops are designed to provide you with practical tools to establish an effective home structure and discipline, encourage positive communication and build a strong home learning environment. Parents who wish to participate are invited to attend 6 sessions every Tuesday from February 5th - March 12th. These sessions will take place at the District Office - 7825 W. 103rd Street, Palos Hills, IL 60465. For more information and to register, please contact Tara Hanson at

This Week's Breakfast Menu

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This Week's Lunch Menu

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Cougar Snapshots of the Week!

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