Dawes Elementary Newsletter

January 2021


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Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools CEO, Dr. Janice Jackson, dance along with Ms. Ryan's PreK students during their first day back to in-person learning.

Students Return to Dawes

On Monday, Dawes Elementary welcomed back PreK and Cluster students for in-person learning. Students and families followed social-distancing guidelines, donned proper face-coverings and completed the CPS Health Screener as they arrived for school Monday.

Principal Mary Dixon and Assistant Principal Carla Frangella welcomed Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Chicago Public Schools CEO, Dr. Janice Jackson, Network 10 Schools Chief, Alfonso Carmona, and others.

Read more about the return to in-person learning here.

Parents Share Reopening Observations

Dawes Elementary parent, Maria Vasquez, shared with the Chicago community why she opted her students in for in-person learning. She shared that the decision was not an easy one to make, but that seeing the health-screening process and observing staff and students following protocols and wearing masks 'solidified' her decision to choose in-person learning.
For more information about the Chicago Public Schools Reopening Plan, click here.

Winter Gift Giveaway

Dawes students in grades Pre-k to 4th had an extra special school pick up this December. Mr. and Mrs. Rourke, through their collaboration with non-profit and anonymous donors, helped our school receive extra special Santa gifts. As a result, every student in preschool through fourth grade received a gift ranging from stuffed animals, legos, Play-doh and fidget spinners to pajamas, coats and more! The donors also gave our school nine brand new bicycles for our early childhood students that we will be raffling off this semester. Additionally, anonymous donors provided funds to purchase brand new coats for some of our students in need. Our school is so grateful for the donations and special connection with such amazing people and organizations!

Dawes is Now a Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster School!

Click the link to complete the Fine and Performing Arts Family and Community Survey

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