Sorrick Family Focus

Week of December 3, 2018

Weekly Update


Dear Families,


We are excited to begin sharing our weekly Family Focus updates with you! Each week, these updates will be filled with timely information about school-wide and specific grade-level events. You will also see some fantastic photos of our students in action with the latest Tweets from our classrooms! We hope that these newsletters will foster a deeper home and school connection. Thank you for taking the time to read these updates!


NWEA MAP Testing

Monday begins the Winter administration of the NWEA MAP assessment. This online assessment, which was also administered in the Fall, measures growth and achievement in reading and math. We administer the NWEA MAP assessment to our kindergarten and first-grade students three times a year in order to continue monitoring their progress in these academic areas. At the end of testing, you will receive a report with your child's results. You can help at home by making sure your child is well rested and encouraging him or her to take their time on the test. Thank you for your continued support!


PTA

On Tuesday, there will be a Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meeting at 9:15 AM. If you haven't already, please consider joining our PTA. Being a member of the PTA allows you to connect with other parents in the school and have a voice in the programs/activities that are sponsored. If you are interested in joining the PTA, please contact Heather Spaulding by emailing SorrickPTA@gmail.com. Please note that Popcorn Day and Birthday Books will be on Thursday, December 6th instead of Friday this week to accommodate the setup of Holiday Shop on the 7th.


TEAM Day

TEAM Day is scheduled for Wednesday, December 5th. As a reminder, our school hours are different on TEAM days. Arrival/dismissal times are as follows:


School Day: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

AM Session

9:00 AM -11:00 AM

PM Session

12:00 PM -2:00 PM


Have a great week!


Your partner in education,


Natalie Profita

Principal of Sorrick School

Events This Week

Monday, December 3rd

Winter MAP Testing begins

Pajama Drive begins


Tuesday, December 4th

PTA Meeting at 9:15 AM


Wednesday, December 5th

TEAM Day - Early Dismissal


Thursday, December 6th

Popcorn Day

Birthday Books

Pre-K Family Fun Night (Game Night at Sorrick) 6:00-7:00 PM


Friday, December 7th

Cook-a-Book

Fun Pacs due

This Week's Breakfast Menu

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This Week's Lunch Menu

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Cougar Snapshots of the Week!

Follow us on Twitter @SorrickNPD117 to see the latest photos of our students doing amazing things at Sorrick School!

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Sorrick School is in the Spirit of Giving!

Over the next few weeks, Sorrick School will have two collections to support families in need. This year, Sorrick is teaming up with Scholastic Book Clubs for the Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive. Between December 3rd - 14th, we will be collecting pajama donations to provide for families in need. The pajamas donated must be brand-new, complete sets and can be in any size from newborn to adult. The pajamas donated can also be appropriate for any season. For every pair of pajamas donated to Sorrick School, Scholastic Book Clubs will donate a new book to a child in need! Click here for more information about the Scholastic Great Bedtime Story.


Sorrick School will also be supporting the 5th Annual Toy Drive to give back to kids in the hospital and military families in need. The Toy Drive was started by Jaiden Henry, a Glen Oaks student, who dedicates his time and efforts during the holiday season bring smiles to kids in need. A collection box will be in the Sorrick office for those who wish to donate! For more information, visit www.kidspossibleworldwide.com and www.jaidenhenry.com.

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5Essentials Survey for Parents

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey for parents will be available until February 15, 2019. This survey is to be completed by parents, guardians, or other caregivers with a child in grades pre-kindergarten through 12. The parent survey is available in both English and Spanish, and only takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin.


If you have more than one child and they attend the same school, you may elect to participate multiple times. For parents with children enrolled in multiple schools, we recommend that they participate in the survey for each school. Only one parent per household may participate in the survey.


For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ Reports, please visit https://www.5-essentials.org/illinois. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.