Hunting Ridge Hawk Happenings

November 23. 2020


Hunting Ridge Families:

This is the time of year when we work to make special connections to our student, our parent community, and even among friends and families. The Thanksgiving season reminds of to take time to be thankful and show kindness. Below are some ideas to help keep kids connected to our work within SEL and to values taught at home. This week is parent-teacher conferences when we connect with parents about student goals and progress. Should families need reminders about conference times, please reach out to the teacher first and then the school office for help. Additionally, should families need support connecting to the parent portal within Infinite Campus, please reach out to our main office for assistance.

We hope this Thanksgiving week finds everyone reconnecting with loved ones while saying and healthy. We will return to learning Monday, November 30, 2020.

Ideas for staying connected to our SEL work:

Monday, November 23 - Be Kind Story - Pat Zietlow Miller

Tuesday, November 24 - Write a kind note to someone (See link below)

Wednesday, November 25 - My Gratitude Jar Story - Kristin Wiens and Start Your Own Jar

Thursday, November 26 - Being Thankful - Mercer Mayer

Friday, November 27 - Show kindness to someone at home day!


Mrs. Ortlund

Be Kind | A Children's Story about things that matter
Long Story Shortz - My Gratitude Jar - Written and Narrated by Kristin Wiens
LITTLE CRITTER BEING THANKFUL Read Aloud ~ Bedtime Story Read Along Books ~ Kids Books Read Aloud

Academically Talented and Gifted Program

This time of year, many families start to ask about the District's Academically Talented and Gifted Program, ATG. The most updated information about this program can be found at our CCSD 15 website. Eligibility is determined in grades 2 and 4. There is a two-step process for eligibility that include MAP results and CogAT results. Students that meet the 90th percentile for reading and math are eligible to take the CogAT test. These results are compiled that the District will notify families if a student is eligible. Families then indicate their level of interest in the program for the following year. Please visit our website for more information. Parents of students in grades 2 and 4 will receive information no later than December 7 with some of these details via email.

From the Office

Families that are moving:

This can be a difficult time for families and the main office would love to help create a smooth transition for students moving to a new school. If you know that you are moving, please contact Mrs. Cefalu in the front office. It is helpful for us to know the last day of student attendance and the new school where students will attend. We can help give families important information to share with the new school.

Changing information:

Please let the office know if there are any changes to contact information or emergency contacts.

Attendance Calls:

Our attendance line phone number is 847-963-5301. When leaving a message about attendance, we ask for your help in leaving a detailed message about the reason for the absence. Please include any symptoms your child might be showing so that our nurse can follow-up with families.