The Linne Roar

Parent / School Edition

November, 2019 -- Volume 1, Issue 3

Principally Speaking...

Welcome back! We are very excited to welcome all our students back to school. We understand that the past two weeks were challenging, and we thank all the parents for your patience. A number of teachers were incredibly touched by the support shown by parents and the community during the work stoppage. Now that we are settling back into routines, we would like to give you a few updates. As of the time of this newsletter, we have heard from the school district their proposal on making up 5-days of instructional time lost due to the work stoppage. The proposed days are: 11/27, 1/2, 1/3, 6/17, & 6/18. These dates are pending Board of Education approval on 11/20 and as soon as information becomes available please know that we will pass it along.

As Thanksgiving approaches, we have so much to be thankful for! I would like to take this opportunity to thank our teachers and staff for their unwavering commitment to the academic and social-emotional development of each of our students. Your determination in seeking the necessary resources for our students is to be admired. Your work is admirable and we feel proud and thankful to have the most talented staff in the Chicago Public Schools. I would also like to thank our LSC, PAC, BAC, & Friends of Carl Von Linne for supporting us along the way and always putting children first. You are key stakeholders to our school community and truly valuable to the work we do. Finally, we are thankful for the parents that have kept their faith in us. You continue to share your most precious children with us and work hard to be a partner in their development and education. I firmly believe that your support has been crucial in the growth we see as a school from year to year. For that, we are ever thankful! I would like to wish all of you and your families a happy, healthy, and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday!

5 proposed make-up days on the school calendar have been announced: 11/27, 1/2, 1/3, 6/17 & 6/18 pending Board approval on 11/20

McTeacher's Night

Please join us for a night of friends, family and fun! The annual McTeacher's Night is a fundraising event that will take place on Thursday, November 21st from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Linne teachers will take over the McDonald's located at 2608 W. Addison St. Chicago. Teachers will work the register, drive thru, dining room, and will be selling pies in costume! Bring lots of cash for pies and tips. We hope to see you there as we support our school.

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Parent Teacher Conferences

As of the time of this notice, the school district has yet to determine if the report card pick-up date will be impacted by the recent work-stoppage. As a result, unless otherwise notified the Quarter 1 report card pick-up is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 12p to 6p. Please check with your child's teacher to see if it's necessary to schedule an appointment. Please be mindful of the conference time as to give everyone an opportunity to confer with teachers. It is recommended that you review your child's grades using the parent portal prior to arriving so that you are better prepared to engage in discussions about your child's grades. If you don't have access to to the parent portal please contact the main office.

Colder Temperatures

Autumn is here and with the change in seasons comes cooler temperatures. It is very important that student come to school dressed for outdoor recess. Unless temperatures and/or wind reach dangerous levels, or if it's raining, students will be outside for recess. Remember that our building does not open until 7:50 a.m., with most staff arriving at 8 a.m. For safety reasons please do not drop off or send your children to school before that time. We appreciate your cooperation.