Adler Gazette

It's a great day to be a Gator! (September 2023 Edition)

From the Principal's Desk

Hello Adler Park Families,

Welcome back to a brand-new school year! Let's give a big round of applause to summer for gracefully bowing out and letting the school bells ring again!

As the days get a bit cooler and our schedules a tad more structured, I want to take a moment to celebrate the fantastic journey ahead. It's been such a delight to witness our students transition into their new classrooms like seasoned pros. From conquering their new line-up spots in the morning to finding the prime real estate in the cafeteria, they've truly aced it all!

Let's also give a virtual high-five to our incredible staff here at Adler. Their superpowers of patience, creativity, and enthusiasm are the secret sauce that makes our school shine. They've been plotting all summer to create an unforgettable year for your student(s).

So, here's to a year filled with laughter, learning, and countless "aha" moments. Thank you for being a part of the Adler Family!



Dates to Remember

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Important Attendance and Truancy Update

  • Your student's attendance is IMPORTANT! There are academic, social, and emotional benefits to having consistent school attendance. Supervision starts at 7:45 am. Teaching and classwork begin at 8:15.

    Attendance monitoring will occur throughout the school year; mass attendance checks will be done in November, February, and April. All parents/guardians should know the difference between an "excused" absence and an "unexcused" one, as this distinction will be important when addressing attendance concerns

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Extracurricular Opportunities

Are you looking to get your student involved? Do you want to know more about what after school extracurricular opportunities are available to your student at no cost? Look no further!

CLICK here to see Adler's list of extracurricular offerings.

Each time a new club starts at Adler, students and staff are notified via morning announcements and a paper flier to take home. Additionally, the Gazette will serve as a place to advertise new club offerings and updates.

Board Games Club

Stay after school and play classic board games with new and old friends!

Who: 1st and 2nd grade students

When: Mondays, 2:45-3:45

September- 11, 18

October- 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

November- 6, 13, 27

December- 4, 11, 18

Where: Board Game Club will be held in the music room starting at 2:45. Rather than getting on the bus or being picked up, students will report to this classroom. Parent pick-up will be at 3:45pm in the back of Adler as it is during the normal school day.

Who: 3rd-5th grade students

When: Tuesdays, 2:45-3:45

September- 5, 12, 19, 26

October- 3, 10, 17, 24

November- 7, 14

Where: Board Game Club will be held in the music room starting at 2:45. Rather than getting on the bus or being picked up, students will report to this classroom. Parent pick-up will be at 3:45pm in the back of Adler as it is during the normal school day.

Please contact Ms. Perez ( with any questions


Instrumental Music Recruitment

Email Mrs. Carol Janossy with questions:

Your aspiring young musician will be introduced to the orchestra and band instruments

available to them this week.

The District 70 Music Department’s mission is to reach all district 4th grade students and provide them with a meaningful musical experience. With proper balance, learning to play an instrument can add an element of sharing, fun and participation within a safe environment that no other activity can offer.

1. August 30 All 4th grade students had a chance to see the instruments up close.

Interested 5th grade can also participate at the beginning level.

2. September 5 Open House Registration at Highland Middle School. Orchestra will be in

the South Gym at 7 pm and Band in the North Gym 7:45 pm. At this time, you will be

able to make an appointment for your aspiring young musician to try out instruments to

determine which is the best choice for success.

As parents, you have the opportunity to provide your child with a lasting and lifelong endeavor.

With the encouragement and guidance of instructor, parent and responsibility and

commitment of young musician, the reward of a lifelong and lasting endeavor will be great.

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Maker Club

Maker Monday is back, renamed Maker Club as we’ll meet on both Mondays and Tuesdays from 2:45-3:45 pm this year! During each Maker Club meeting, students will have access to all of the amazing materials available in our STEM collection. Nothing will be off limits as they will let their creativity and innovative ideas take flight! They will have the freedom to design, engineer, fabricate, create and build as they choose. There is no cost to participate.

Click here for more information about the club, and the 4th and 5th grade lottery is open through September 5. You will be notified of your registration status no later than September 6.

2nd and 3rd grade registration will open in November, and K and 1st grade registration in January.

Please let Ms. Carr know if you have any questions!

Annual Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest

It is that time of year again for our Libertyville Fire Department poster contest. This year’s topic will be “Cooking Safety Starts With You! Pay attention to fire prevention.”

Each class will receive First, Second, and Honorable Mention ribbons. A trophy will then be awarded to one student in each grade out of all the schools. A Grand Prize will be awarded to the best overall poster. The Grand Champion will then move to the next round for a Regional Champion. The Grand Champion will be competing against other neighboring schools. The school with the highest participation will receive a participation trophy.

Culver’s will provide a gift to award winning posters. This year’s theme and rules are attached HERE, and must be followed or the poster faces disqualification. Please have your student’s poster dropped off at their school no later than October 5th for judging.

For any questions, please call Libertyville Fire Station I at (847) 362-5664.

Jered Woodward, Firefighter/Paramedic, Poster Contest Organizer

Pick Up and Drop Off Procedures

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with a few of our Drop-Off and Pick-Up procedures. Our goal is to be as efficient as possible while maintaining a safe environment. Adler staff members will be asked to enforce these guidelines when supervising in the morning and afternoon.
  • Cars should be pulling up to the far corner of the Drop-Off and Pick-Up lane to expedite the process (there will be an orange cone outside to mark this area today).
  • Students should be exiting the car on the side of the car facing the building/playground area. This may require some cars to adjust their car seat placement and configurations!
  • Students should be exiting the vehicle unassisted. Kindergarten aged students are the exception to this rule. If your grade 1-5 student needs additional assistance getting out of the car, please use the main entrance parking lot and walk your student to the back of the building.
  • Cars should not be passing other cars while waiting in the Pick-Up or Drop-Off line. Please wait until you can exit in single file; there are many safety risks associated as some students may unexpectedly open car doors or exit out of the left side of their vehicle.

Birthday Books

Your child's birthday is an important occasion, both at home and at Adler Park School. Through our optional Birthday Book program, you are invited to commemorate your child's special day by donating a book to the library in your child's name.

A form with more information will be sent home the month prior to your child's birthday for your consideration. Next week, forms will be sent home for birthdays June through October.

Please let Ms. Carr know if you ever have any questions about the birthday book program!

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