Dawes Elementary Newsletter
Learn about Native tribes in our area!
Create a respectful Native American craft.
Keep our Dawes Students and Families Safe
Please refrain from walking and/or driving though the parking lot during arrival and dismissal for your safety and the safety of our students.
Please remember to follow all traffic rules when dropping off or picking up at Dawes to ensure the safety of students and community members. Thank you!
- Do NOT double park along 81st Street, 81st Place, Hamiln, and/or Springfield
- Follow all traffic laws (speed limit, one-ways, stop signs, etc.)
- Exercise good judgment and reduce speed during congested times of day
- Pay close attention to students and families who are crossing the street
Photosynthesis and Falling Leaves
Students in Ms. McAlinden's Sciene class learned about the process of photosynthesis and the reason the leaves change colors in the fall. Students discovered that as the hours of sunlight lessen during the winter months, trees undergo less photosynthesis. As the process of photosynthesis slows, trees produce less chlorophyll and the remaining chlorophyll breaks down, causing the leaves to lose their green color.
Check out some of their work below.
New Apps to Spark Family Conversation!
See below for information on the apps. They're all available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Day of the Dead Family Ofrenda
Fall Reopening Guide for Families!
Preschool Application Window Open Now!
Are YOU ready to apply for preschool?
Enrolling your 3- or 4-year-old in a Chicago Early Learning preschool program is easy! Follow the steps on the Chicago Early Learning website beginning April 21st.