Friday Focus

March 4, 2022

In this Issue:

  • A Message from Marcie
  • Details for the K-2 Art Fair - 3/10
  • News for the Deerfield Park District

Don't miss the PTO Spotlight!

  • DPS109 PTO Collection for Ukraine refugees - thru 3/14
  • Purchase a Yearbook TODAY! Deadline is MARCH 18th!
  • Marla's Lunch - Ordering available through June
  • Sign up to Volunteer for Fun Lunch
  • Send Pictures to the Yearbook - before MARCH 18th

A Message from Marcie

Happy Friday, South Park!


By now, hopefully, you have seen the email from Mike Simeck that the daily health certification for students and staff will be ending effective on Monday. If your child is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please call or email Nora Moskos (nbrennan@dps109.org) in the morning and await further guidance before sending your child to school.


Next week, we look forward to hosting the K-2 Art Fair. While enjoying the children’s beautiful work displayed at our school, we ask you to talk to your child about the process involved in the creation of their artwork. Presenting and talking about the work students have created is an essential part of the artistic process. We invite you to admire the artistic process/habits behind the work as you view the final results that hang in the halls. The resulting work you will see is an authentic piece of your child's artistic growth, individual choice, and abilities. While a child's work might look different than their peers, the process, trials, and errors involved taught them to think creatively and consider multiple options to problem-solve independently. These skills are extremely important for a student's future success in school and careers.


We hope that our K-2 families will be able to join us and look forward to celebrating all of the amazing things your child has learned throughout the year. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the successes and recognize the pride of our young artists!


Enjoy the weekend!

-Marcie

K-2 Art Show Details for Thursday, March 10th

Next Thursday we will have our Art Show for grades k-2.


You are invited to come to South Park and walk through our main hallways to see your child's artwork on display. The school will be open from 6-7 pm. Your child's classroom will not be open to visitors during this time.


To best allow for social distancing, we're asking that you adhere to the following timeline for your visit:


Last Names A-F 6-6:15

Last Names G-O 6:20-6:35

Last Names P-Z 6:40- 6:55


We want to avoid large crowds in our hallway. Please plan to spend a few minutes admiring masterpieces and taking photos. We then ask that you exit the building to allow for a smooth flow of visitors.


There will be another art show later this spring to feature the artists of grades 3-5.

News from the Deerfield Park District - 2nd Posting

The Deerfield Park District is pleased to announce that they will be offering 3-day and 5-day options for Before and After School Clubs for the 2022-2023 school year. Registration for current Before and After School Club participants is now open.


Registration for students that are new to the programs will start at 9am in person/online on Monday, March 7. Pricing information can be found in our Spring Program Guide, which will be posted on our website on February 22. If you have any questions, please reach out to Megan by email at megan@deerfieldparks.org or by phone at 847-572-2621.

Important Dates

March 10 - K-2 Art Show @ 6:00 pm

March 16 - 3rd Grade Music Concert @ 6:30 pm
April 6 - 5th Grade Music Concert @ 6:30 pm
April 27 - 4th Grade Music Concert @ 6:30 pm
May 4 - Kindergarten and PreK Music Concert @ 6:30 pm

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