News from Jane Addams School

January 15, 2021

Jane Addams' School Website

We are the proud home of the Jaguars!

January 2020

Dear Families:

District 15 works to build a connected learning community to enhance our students’ success. Our School Website contains a wealth of information regarding supports for your in-person or virtual learner. As we continue to field questions, we wanted to share a few important links:

COVID-19 DASHBOARD—Daily dashboard to view positive cases and other key metrics related to COVID-19 in D15.

MEAL DELIVERY INFORMATION—Meal delivery information including times/locations and payment logistics.

VIRTUAL LEARNING WEBSITE—For distance learning support, please visit our distance learning website.

2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR INFORMATION—Return To Learn plan for the 2020-21 school year.

A reminder that our schools are closed on Monday, January January 18th in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. On Tuesday, January 19th our staff has an Institute Day and students are also not in attendance on this day. Students will report for in-person or virtual learning on Wednesday, January 20th. We appreciate your observance of the holiday and our district calendar.

A reminder, our in-person students are enjoying come time outdoors and the snowy weather. Please remind them of the importance to Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. We ask our students to dress in snow gear to enjoy the snow. We remind students regularly about this expectation as we review the Parent/Student Handbook, also available on our website.

In addition, please remember our Valentine's Day Celebrations will be free from visitors this year and be planned as small acknowledgements in each child's individual class. Your individual child's teacher will be providing you information as the day approaches to inform you of any special activities. Just like Halloween, our schools will not be having parties this year.

Lastly, we can not stress enough the importance of continued attendance and engagement in both synchronous and asynchronous learning. Please continue to remind your child to attend school and keep up with assignments and meet with daily all their teachers.

Thank you,

Amy Molinsky

Jane Addams School Principal

Day of Peace Returns to Jane Addams

Dear Parents,

At Jane Addams, we have stressed the importance of creating mindful learning spaces and mindful moments. We are fortunate to have Inner Peace provide one day, virtual thirty minute lessons to our students. Please ask your child to share to share some of the ways they have learned to relax that work for them.

Inner Peace will also create a brief kindness activity for students on this day, January 22nd. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school office.

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Matt Wilhelm PTA Assembly coming in February to JA

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a professional BMX rider?

Students are Jane Addams are going to find out during the week of February 8-February 12 thanks to the generous gift of a "virtual assembly" provided by our very own PTA!

Matt Wilhelm is a world star BMXer and one of the stars of America's Got Talent! Our very own students are working on asking him questions to find out about what is takes to overcome obstacles to reach your goals.

Thank you JA PTA for supporting all our students as we learn about pursuing our dreams and goals!

Upcoming SPARK Virtual Meeting Scheduled for Monday, January 25

SPARK: Is it Sensory or Is it Behavior?

Google Meet

Monday, Jan 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm CST

The link to this meeting is or go to google meet and type in etz-nkag-ckk as the meeting code. Dr. Angie Harisiadis, OTD, OTR/L, owner of In2great Pediatric Therapy in Buffalo Grove, will be presenting. In this workshop she will give you the opportunity to 1) better understand the 8 individual sensory systems; 2) improve your understanding of your child’s sensory profile; 3) gain insight on how each sensory system can influence your child’s behavior; 4) learn strategies that can help prevent/better handle some of the “behaviors” that have sensory basis while simultaneously improve your child’s awareness. Challenging behaviors can stem from many places. You will have a a better understanding of sensory processing challenges at the end of this meeting.

Access event details here: