Week 35 - May 14, 2023
Dear Coonley Parents/Guardians,
This year, students were introduced to the 7 Mindsets, our new social emotional learning curriculum. In April, we asked all students, teachers and staff, Which Mindset have you championed this school year?. On Friday, students received a Celebration Week t-shirt. The color of their shirt represented the mindset they chose. I encourage you to ask your child about the mindset they chose and how they have exemplified it this school year.
- 100% Accountable - Red
- Attitude of Gratitude - Purple
- Everything is Possible - Green
- Live to Give - Blue
- Passion First - Yellow
- Time is Now - Orange
- We Are Connected - Teal
Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and mothers-at-heart. If you’ve lost a child, lost a mother, or are yearning to be a mother, I’m thinking of you today and every day.
- May 17th: 8th Grade Art Exhibit
May 18th: Kindergarten - Three Piggy Opera
May 18th: Author Visit, Keir Graff (3rd-5th Grade)
May 18th: Symphonic/Concert Band Concert
May 19th: Broadway in the Park
May 19th: Algebra Exit Exam (7th Options, 8th Grade Neighborhood)
May 25th: Writer's Showcase
May 25th: 8th Grade Rock Band Concert
May 26th: 8th Grade Reality Fair
May 29th: No School - Memorial Day
May 31st: 8th Grade Children's Play
June 1st: 4th Grade Showcase
June 2nd: 8th Grade Luncheon
June 2nd: 5th Grade Science Fair
June 5th: Field Day
June 6th: 8th Grade Graduation
June 6th: Kinder Celebration
June 7th: Last Day of School
**Click the calendar icon to see the Coonley Google Parent Calendar
Celebration Week is a week-long celebration of all people that make Coonley a unique and special place to learn and work. We celebrate Special Olympics Spring Games through events and activities. We choose to include.
Thank you to our Guys & Dolls Musical Team for their vision, creativity and hard work! Thank you for making the musical an unforgettable experience for our students.
Attention 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Families
We are excited to host an in person Author Visit on Thursday, May 18th. 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will have an opportunity to hear from Author Keir Graff about his new book, Minerva Keen's Detective Club.
If you would like to order a copy of the book for your child, you can do so here. Students will receive the purchased copy on Thursday, May 18th.
Coonley Reality Fair 2023 - Volunteers Still Needed
The Coonley Reality Fair is back! The Reality Fair is an event where 8th graders choose a career and attempt to manage their budget during a "Game of Life." We need volunteers on Friday, May 26th from 8:30 to 11:00 to assist students at each station. You do not need to be a parent of an 8th grader to volunteer. Volunteering for Reality Fair couldn't be easier. You do not need to discuss your career. You do not need to prepare anything. All you need to do is just show up and we'll provide all the materials and instructions.
Please sign-up using the SignUpGenius linked. Contact Julie Star (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lindsey Foreman (email@example.com) if you have any questions. Please note, all volunteers need to be level 2 volunteers through CPS. The process is simple and ensures you can volunteer within the school and on classroom field trips. Click here for level 2 volunteer sign up.
Announcements & Reminders
Order Your 2023-24 School Supplies by June 14th
We are pleased to be partnering again this year with EduKit to offer families a fast and easy option to order your student’s 23-24 school supplies! These kits have been custom built to include items selected by our teachers! Your student's order will be delivered to your student's classroom before the Meet & Greet on August 17. Order by June 14th.
Order at www.edukitinc.com.
The CPS Crossing Guard Team have noticed some safety concerns at the Irving Park/Leavitt intersection. If you have a child who crosses here, please review these important safety tips with them.
Bicycles in many states are considered vehicles and cyclists have the same rights and the same responsibilities to follow the rules of the road as motorists. It is important for the safety of anyone who is crossing in the intersection to dismount the bike or scooter to avoid hurting others because of space and the possibility of a collision.
- Walk your device (bicycle, scooter, skateboard, etc.) through the intersection
- Slow down and obey the posted speed limit and pedestrian crosswalk laws.
- Cyclists, skateboarders and those riding a scooter should look out and be prepared to stop at crosswalks and should dismount at level crossings where a 'cyclist dismount' sign is displayed.their bike/skateboard/scooter to cross formally.
- Should not ride their bicycle, skateboard or scooter within the crosswalk since it is for pedestrians.
Social Emotional Learning
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This month is a time to honor the contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islanders to our history, society and culture.
Read books with Asian and Pacific Islander representation.
Support AAPI Owned Business - check out this list of businesses.
Attend the Asian Pacific Heritage Art Festival on May 19 and May 21, 2023 at the Zhou B Art Center in Bridgeport. The festival will highlight the breadth and dynamism of Asian Pacific American creativity, underscoring the community’s notable position in Chicago’s cultural landscape.
Ask your child about how AAPI history is embedded into their curriculum, this month and every month
Partner Organization Information
Boys Summer Soccer Camp at Lane Tech
Lane Tech is hosting a boys summer soccer camp for students entering 6th-8th grade from June 19 through June 23rd. Sign-up and info can be found here.
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