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A BIG thank you for Teacher Appreciation Week!

Thank you to all of our parents and PTA for making our staff feel special this past week. The CS community continues to go above and beyond, and we truly appreciate all that you do!

Standardized Testing for 3rd, 4th, & 5th Graders

Starting Monday, May 17th, 3rd-5th graders will begin participating in the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR). This state-required test measures student progress in Math & Reading and is intended to serve as indicators of learning.


In-Person students will take the test during the time when they're at school from 8:45-12:50 pm.


Remote students who have opted to take the test will be able to come on-site starting at 1:45 pm each day from May 17-21.


5th Grade: In addition to the IAR, students will take the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) starting May 13 (first 2 parts) and then they will finish on May 20th (final part) while at school.


You can expect more information coming from your child's teacher in the coming week.

Trimester 3 Celebration: May 21st

On Friday, May 21st students will participate in a school-wide celebration. A team of teachers has created games and/or activities that allow for students to remain spaced out and use their own materials. In-Person students will remain with their class and rotate through stations.


For our remote students, you collected a T3 Celebration kit at the May 6 Material Pick-up. You will participate in the event remotely using Zoom. A group of teachers will lead students through games to be done at home using the materials sent home. More information will be shared in terms of grouping, times, and Zoom links.

5th Grade Bash- May 21

On Friday, May 21 starting at 12pm, our 5th graders will enjoy some extra fun! Our wonderful PTA has contracted with Good Humor Dave (Ice Cream) to provide each 5th grader with a frozen treat to eat outside (following proper protocols). Students will enjoy some music and & fun.

Reminder: Last Day of School

The final day of school for the 20-21 school year is Wednesday, May 26th. Students will follow the same 8:45-12:50 pm schedule this day; however, once students dismiss at 12:50 pm, there will not be any afternoon sessions (school ends at 12:50 pm).

Material Collection: In-Person & Remote Students

In-person students will return all remaining materials (books, iPad or Macbook, chargers, tools, etc.) before they dismiss on the final day (May 26th).


Remote students will be asked to return all remaining materials (books, iPad or Macbook, tools, etc.) sometime between 1:45-6 pm on May 26th. We will use the back parking lot (just like our pick-ups) where we will collect and share information on if you have any remaining items checked out.


ALL students: please check your home for all school materials and begin to collect them in a common spot so they are ready to return on May 26th.

PTA Meeting via Zoom on Monday, May 24th @ 6:30 pm

Please consider joining us for our next PTA meeting on Monday, May 24th starting at 6:30 pm via Zoom (link will be shared closer to the date).

Family Support Survey

We want to help :)


If you or your family has a specific need, please consider filling out the brief survey linked here. A staff will reach out to you soon to see how we can help.

Daily Health Screener

Families of in-person students will still need to complete the daily health screener for each child each day prior to 8:45 am.


Click here to access the Daily Health Screener