Sorrick Family Focus

Week of December 10, 2018

Weekly Update


Dear Families,


This week, students in Kindergarten and 1st Grade will be working hard to show how much progress they have made this quarter. In addition to the NWEA MAP assessment, our students will also be completing their 2nd quarter assessments in English Language Arts and Math. Next week, we will have a dance party during the school day to celebrate their successes and reward them for putting forth their best efforts! Each child will receive a MAP goal card with their Fall MAP scores and positive behavior expectations for testing. As they test, their teacher will place a stamp or a sticker on their card if they try their best, take their time or achieve a higher score than they earned in the Fall. All students who try their best and pace themselves on these tests will be invited to join the party. We are so proud of our Sorrick cougars and appreciate all you do to help and support your child at home!


If you haven't already heard, students at Sorrick School are working very hard in math to gain fluency with their facts. Our classes have been participating in a school-wide math challenge using an online program called Reflex Math. Students have their own usernames and passwords to practice their facts at school and at home. Each week, students who achieve fluency milestones are congratulated during morning announcements, receive certificates and earn special pencils. Classes are also competing against each other to earn special classroom rewards like a hot cocoa party! This incentive program is a fun way for your child to attain fact fluency. If you allow your child to use a computer or tablet at home, please encourage him or her to use Reflex Math and master those facts!


Have a great week!


Your partner in education,


Natalie Profita

Principal of Sorrick School

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Events This Week

Monday, December 10th

Holiday Shop begins

Winter MAP testing


Tuesday, December 11th

Book Talk 4:00-5:00 PM Room 123

Holiday Shop

Winter MAP testing


Wednesday, December 12th

Pre-K Parent Workshop 9:15 AM

Holiday Shop

Winter MAP testing


Thursday, December 13th

Winter Map Testing ends

Holiday Shop

Winter MAP testing ends


Friday, December 14th

Cook-a-Book

Pajama Drive ends

Holiday Shop ends

This Week's Breakfast Menu

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This Week's Lunch Menu

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PTA Holiday Shop schedule

Monday, December 10th – Wednesday, December 12th in the APR

(Makeups scheduled Thursday Dec. 13th and Friday, Dec. 14th )


Sorrick Elementary School is having our annual Holiday Shop this week. This gives students an opportunity to shop for the special people in their lives. We will have items for Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister, Grandma, Grandpa and much more. Holiday Shop is held during school hours, and each class will attend according to the schedule below. You are welcome to shop with your child during their assigned time if you would like. Gifts range in price from $1 up to $10, with many options $5 or less. If you wish to shop with your child, your driver's license must be on file at the front office.


If you are available an hour or two and can volunteer any of the days, please call or text our PTA President, Heather Spaulding, at (630) 308-3003.

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PBIS Polar Express Party!

The PBIS Committee is hosting this month's reward of a Polar Express movie party and pajama day. Classrooms that have earned 10 Team Tickets will be eligible to participate. The event will take place on Wednesday, December 19th. Participating classes will have the opportunity to watch the movie Polar Express and have some delicious hot chocolate (made with water and without marshmallows). If you do not wish for your child to participate or receive the hot chocolate, please notify your child's teacher.

Cougar Snapshots of the Week!

Follow us on Twitter @SorrickNPD117 to see the latest photos of our students doing amazing things at Sorrick School!

5Essentials Survey for Parents

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey for parents will be available until February 15, 2019. This survey is to be completed by parents, guardians, or other caregivers with a child in grades pre-kindergarten through 12. The parent survey is available in both English and Spanish, and only takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin.


If you have more than one child and they attend the same school, you may elect to participate multiple times. For parents with children enrolled in multiple schools, we recommend that they participate in the survey for each school. Only one parent per household may participate in the survey.


For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ Reports, please visit https://www.5-essentials.org/illinois. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.