ELC Principal Newsletter
February 2023 Newsletter
5Essentials Parent Survey
Hello families & caregivers,
Please review the following 5Essentials Parent survey and complete it at your earliest convenience. Your important input is used to help design our vision and school improvement efforts for the 2023-2024 school year.
Link for parents to take the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
*When selecting County, please select LAKE COUNTY as our school district is technically in Lake County.*
Informational letter regarding 5Essentials:
ELC Community Conversations
Tuesday, Feb. 28th, 1:30pm
40 East Dundee Road
ELC PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION (PTO)
Now through February 10th: Principal for a Day Raffle
Enter the raffle for a chance to learn from Ms. Michelle and be Principal for a Day. Raffle tickets are $1 each, with a maximum of 10 entries per student. 2 winners (AM & PM) will be selected on February 10th.
Now through February 8th: Valentine's Flowers for Staff
Tell your favorite staff members how much they mean to you with a special flower delivery this Valentine's Day. $2 per staff member includes a special message and flower.
PTO Better Together Art Night with Kaleidoscope School
Friday, Feb. 10th, 5pm
40 East Dundee Road
Arrival & Dismissal Safety
Thank you for helping keep the ELC safe!
Kindergarten Roundup is Wednesday, Feb. 1
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Kindergarten Round-Up (in person at your home elementary school)
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Chinese Immersion (virtual, Zoom link on website)
Thursday, February 2, 2023
A link for Kindergarten preferences will be sent through your IC portal
1. Login to parent portal
2. Click on Message Center
3. Click on Survey Tab
4. Complete 2 question survey
Monday, February 6, 2023
Spanish Dual Language (English) (virtual, Zoom link on website)
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Spanish Dual Language (Spanish) (virtual, Zoom link on website)
March 31, 2023
The last day for Language Program registration
If you have any questions regarding your child's home school or transition, please reach out to myself or your child's team.
Nurse Keri sent out a letter regarding cold and flu season. Please review the letter below.
Our district Health and Wellness Policy supports the state level effort to combat childhood obesity. In addition, we have students in our school with allergies that we need to keep safe. In support of this effort, we do not celebrate birthdays with treats. We recognize that birthdays are an important occasion in a child's life, and we do honor that. Teachers have special birthday traditions in their classroom to recognize a child’s birthday. Please do not bring in treats into the building as we will need to send them home with your student. Thank you for honoring this decision as we support the health and wellness for all our students.
All students were provided with transportation. If you would like to decline transportation service and will be transporting your child to and from ELC, please contact Arely Gamez (ELC admin assistant) at email@example.com or call 224-770-4300.
If you would like to request Alternate Transportation from a daycare provider or another location within Barrington 220 district boundaries, please request that directly at the link below. It will take 72 hours for any change to be effective.
Finally, if you have additional questions, please contact Barrington 220 Transportation Specialist, Megan Polzin at our District Administrative Center by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 847-842-3545.
If you would like to request Alternate Transportation from a daycare provider or another location within Barrington 220 district boundaries, you must fill out the form above.
ELC Developmental Screenings
On the following dates, ELC students will not have school. We conduct developmental screenings in order to accept new students to our program. If you have a child that is approaching 3 years of age, please sign up for a screening using the links below. Also, please share this information with other families in your neighborhood as we love to accept new students that need our program.
2022-2023 SCREENING DATES
March 10, 2023
Important Dates Coming Up
February 1: Kindergarten Round Up at each Elementary School 6:30pm
February 10: PTO Family Art Show & Workshop with Kaleidoscope
February 17: In-Service Day / No School for all students
February 20: Presidents’ Day / No School for all students
February 28: ELC Community Conversations: Building Language and Literacy Skills at 1:30pm
February 28: ELC Community Conversations: Building Language and Literacy Skills in Spanish at 6:00pm
March 10: Screening #5 / No School for ELC students
March 14 & 16: Walter the Dog School Visits
March 21: World Down Syndrome Day - wear mismatched socks to school!
March 21: ELC Literacy Night at 4:00pm
March 22: Parent Teacher Conferences
March 23: Parent Teacher Conferences
March 24-31: Spring Break / No School for all students
April 6: Picture Day (for new students)
April 7: Good Friday / No School for all students
April 28: PTO Multicultural Family Dance at 5:00pm
May 17: ELC STEM Night 5:00-6:30pm
May 29th: Memorial Day / No School for all students
June 1: Last day of school