Sorrick Family Focus
Week of October 21, 2019
Dear Sorrick Families,
This week is Red Ribbon Week, which commemorates and encourages a drug free lifestyle and participation in drug prevention activities. For our youngest learners at Sorrick, we encourage them to make "safe and healthy" choices to support this mission. Each day this week we will have special activities to raise awareness for Red Ribbon Week. Below, you can view our scheduled Red Ribbon Week activities. Be sure to encourage your child to wear orange on Wednesday (Unity Day) to promote kindness, acceptance and inclusion in schools, communities and online.
Below, you will also find this week’s Social-Emotional Learning resources for families. The SEL topic of the week is understanding feelings. For our youngest learners, the inability to understand and make others aware of their feelings can lead to frustration. These resources are designed to help you teach your child how to identify their feelings, learn new feeling words and respond to these emotions in a socially appropriate way. I hope you find these resources beneficial!
Your partner in education,
Principal of Sorrick School
SEL Featured Family Resources
Red Ribbon Week: October 21-25
Red Ribbon Week is just around the corner! This campaign, which takes place between October 23rd and October 31st, is focused on educating our youth to live healthy, drug-free lives. In honor of Red Ribbon Week, Sorrick students will be participating in activities that promote healthy choices:
MONDAY, OCTOBER 21st –“Bring a Healthy Snack to School Day”
Students are asked to bring a healthy snack to school to show the importance of good eating
habits. Also, students will attend the Imagination Theater’s “Ease the Tease” assemblies. “Ease the Tease" teaches children ways to identify and respond to bullying or teasing behavior. To learn more about the Imagination Theater, visit their website.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22nd -“Turn Your Back on Unhealthy Choices Day”
Students can turn their back on unhealthy choices by wearing their clothes backwards!
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd – “Unity Day”
All students are encourages to WEAR ORANGE to show their support of healthy choices.
Classrooms will read “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” to learn about tolerance and kindness.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th – “Pledge Day”
Students will be signing a pledge to make healthy choices and will be given a “Red Ribbon
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25th – “Pajama Day”
Students can wear pajamas to school to show the importance of getting the proper amount
of sleep and having a healthy sleep routine.
Monday, October 21st
Bring a Healthy Snack Day
Tuesday, October 22nd
"Ease the Tease" Assembly
10:00 AM/1:00 PM
Wednesday ,October 23rd
Wear orange for "Unity Day"
Thursday, October 24th
Friday, October 25th
Saturday, October 26th
Howl through the Hills 5K Walk/Run -9:00 AM (Hickory Hills City Hall)
Pre-K Family Fun Day-Little Red School House- 9:30 AM
This Week's Breakfast Menu
This Week's Lunch Menu
Cougar Snapshots of the Week!
Follow us on Twitter @SorrickNPD117 to see the latest photos of our students doing amazing things at Sorrick School!
Important Information for Parents
PowerSchool Parent Access
A PowerSchool Parent Access account allows you to check your child's report card each quarter. The link to sign into Parent Access is https://powerschool.npd117.net/public/. The instructions for how to open the report card can be found by clicking here. If you have not yet set up a PowerSchool Parent Access account, please follow these directions to do so. Please note that you will need an "AccessID and Access Password" for each of your children.
Volunteer & Visitor Guidelines
All parents who volunteer at school (whether it be in the classroom or on a field trip) must fill out our NPD117 Volunteer Guidelines forms and submit a copy of their photo ID. New volunteer guidelines are available to download here. Please read carefully, sign and return both pages fully completed with a current photo ID to the Sorrick office at least 7 days before attending.
Sorrick follows the PBIS system, which stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. Sorrick Cougars are expected to be safe, caring, respectful, here & ready to learn on a daily basis. Our students receive individual and class incentives for following these expectations.