Black Bear Bulletin

February 5, 2021

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Hello Black Bear Families,

Several classes when outside to build a snowman on Thursday of this week. I took several pictures and thought I would share them in the video below.


Thank you to everyone who attended Virtual Math Night. The Virtual Math Night website will be up for 14 days if you would like to still try it out or keep playing. See the green direction sheet in the packet.


Please make sure you are self-certifying if you are coming in the morning or afternoon for hybrid instruction.


Also, please consider taking the 5 Essentials Survey. We need 20% of our parents to take it so, that is about 106 parents! Your survey matters!! There is more information below!


Have a great weekend and stay warm!

Miss Dohman, Principal

5 Essential Survey

Beginning February 3, students, teachers, and parents across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the ninth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

  • Effective Leaders

  • Collaborative Teachers

  • Involved Families

  • Supportive Environments

  • Ambitious Instruction

Our district has chosen to provide the optional Parent Supplement survey. If at least 20 percent of parents complete this survey, a parent supplement report will also be generated. The parent data will not be reported on the State Report Card.

Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey for students and teachers will be conducted February 3, 2021 through April 2, 2021. The Parent Survey Supplement will be conducted during that same timeframe. To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin.

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 impact-surveys@uchicago.edu.


Comenzando el 3 de febrero, todos los maestros, padres y estudiantes en Illinois tendrán la oportunidad de participar en el noveno año de el Estudio 5Essentials. Este Estudio esta diseñado para generar información detallada del funcionamiento interno de la escuela de su hijo. Como un padre, esta oportunidad permitirá que usted comparta sus pensamientos sobre los elementos importantes de la eficacia de la escuela en una encuesta sobre la escuela de su hijo.

De parte de la Junta Estatal de Educación de Illinois, el Estudio 5Essentials se administrará en línea por UChicago Impact de la Universidad de Chicago. La encuesta recoge datos relacionados a los cinco indicadores que pueden predecir resultados importantes para estudiantes, incluyendo mejor asistencia y calificaciones en las pruebas. Estos cinco indicadores que afectan y predicen el éxito de las escuelas son:

  • Effective Leaders (Lideres Efectivos)

  • Collaborative Teachers (Maestros Colaborativos)

  • Involved Families (Familias Dedicados)

  • Supportive Environments (Ambiente Soportante)

  • Ambitious Instruction (Instrucción Ambicioso)

Investigaciones previas en mas de cuatrocientos escuelas, ha demostrado que las escuelas que eran fuertes en por lo menos tres de estos ‘5Essential’ indicadores fueron 10 veces mas que probables para mejorar la capacidad de aprendizaje de los alumnos en matemática y lectura.

Además, su distrito ha elegido a producir la encuesta opcional de 5Essentials para los padres. Si por lo menos 20 por ciento de los padres completan esta encuesta, un reporte suplementario con esta información será generada. Los datos de la encuesta para los padres no será parte de el ‘Boletín de Notas de el Estados.’

Su participación en la encuesta para los padres nos ayudara a comprender las condiciones en las escuela de su hijo, y esa información se puede usar para mejorar la escuela. Su identidad y sus respuestas se guardaran en forma totalmente confidencial y nunca será conectado a usted o a su hijo.

El Estudio 5Essentials de Illinois, se conducirá el 3 de febrero hasta el 2 de Abril de 2021.

El suplemento de la encuesta para padres se llevará a cabo durante el mismo período de tiempo.. Para tomar la encuesta visite https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ y seleccione la encuesta propia para empezar.

Para mas información sobre el ‘Illinois Estudio 5Essentials’, o para ver los informes de pasado, visite https://5-essentials.org. Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, por favor comuníquese con los Servicios Clientes de 5Essentials en 1-866-440-1874 o impact-surveys@uchicago.edu.


Check out some of our classes buiding snowmen in the video below!

Do You Want to Build a Snowman

Nardi's Fundraiser

Nardi's will be hosting 6 days of fundraising, Tuesday, Feb 16- Thursday, Feb 18 and Tuesday, Feb 23- Thursday, Feb 25. Orders can be placed any time of the day and 20% of the order will go back to the school. Since we are paperless, Nardi's has asked that you mention Ardmore School when ordering, so we can get credit for the orders. Nardi's address is 23 N. Addison Rd. in Addison and the phone number is (630)279-4800. Find the website using the button below.

Support ACPTA Science Night

Hey, District 4 - are you looking for a way to support Science Night 2021, but aren't able to volunteer to help with the event? Purchase your very own Science Night t-shirt to show your support! T-shirts can be ordered using the link to the ACPTA Webstore MemberHub until February 13, and shirts can be picked up the first week in March at the District 4 school of your choice. Proceeds from t-shirt sales will help pay for Science Night materials, and anything raised over the amount needed for Science Night will help fund ACPTA scholarships for Addison Trail graduates. Thank you for your support! The Addison Council PTA


Hola Distrito 4 – si estás buscando una manera de apoyar la Noche de Ciencias 2021, pero no puedes ofrecerte como voluntario para ayudar con en el evento? Puedes comprar tu propia camiseta de la Noche de Ciencias “Science Night” para mostrar tu apoyo! Las camisetas se pueden ordenar al usar el enlace a continuación de la tienda-web ACPTA MemberHub hasta el 13 de Febrero, y las camisetas se pueden recoger la primera semana de Marzo en cualquier escuela del Distrito de tu elección. Las ganancias de la venta de camisetas ayudaran a pagar los materiales de la Noche de Ciencias, y todo lo recaudado sobre la cantidad necesaria para la Noche de Ciencias ayudara a financiar las becas del ACPTA para los graduados de la Escuela Addison Trail. Gracias por su apoyo! El Consejo del PTA de Addison

Virtual Science Night Sign-up Extended!!

Addison School District 4 and ACPTA is sponsoring the Second Annual Science Night on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 6pm to 8pm from the comfort of your home. Please Register using the link if you are interested in participating. All registered students will be participating in hands on experiments virtually. We will reach out to you soon with more information! Please contact your school , Vivi Frangidakis vivi.frangidakis@gmail.com, or Eileen Santini leenielynn@yahoo.com if you have any questions.



El Distrito Escolar 4 de Addison y el ACPTA patrocinarán la Segunda Noche Anual de Ciencias el jueves 11 de marzo de 2021 de 6:00 p.m. a 8:00 p.m. desde la comodidad de su hogar. Regístrese usando el enlace si está interesado en participar. Todos los estudiantes registrados participarán virtualmente en experimentos prácticos. ¡Nos comunicaremos con usted muy pronto con más información! Por favor, comuníquese con su escuela, Vivi Frangidakis vivi.frangidakis@gmail.com, o Eileen Santini leenielynn@yahoo.com si tiene alguna pregunta.

District Science Night Materials Needed

District Science Night will occur this year in a virtual format on March 11th. More information will be forthcoming. We are collecting empty toilet paper, paper towels, and gift wrap rolls for some projects for this event. You can bring these items to the main office if you wish to contribute. Thanks for your help with this!

All Hybrid Students Self Certify by 8:00 AM

We are now asking that all Hybrid students self-certify by 8:00 AM every day even if they attend in the afternoon. This will help our office staff and teachers to be prepared for students. Thank you for understanding.

Internal Travel Reminder

As we prepare for hybrid students to return back to school beginning on Tuesday, January 19, we would like to remind families regarding our safety protocol for international travel. For students who have traveled outside the country over winter break, the student must quarantine for 14 days beginning the day after the student arrived back to the United States BEFORE they can attend school in person. This precaution is done to ensure the safety of all of our students and follows the CDC guidance regarding COVID-19. If you have any questions, please contact your building principal.


Mientras nos preparamos para que los estudiantes híbridos regresen a la escuela a partir del martes 19 de enero, nos gustaría recordarles a las familias sobre nuestro protocolo de seguridad para viajes internacionales. Para los estudiantes que han viajado fuera del país durante las vacaciones de invierno, el estudiante debe estar en cuarentena durante 14 días a partir del día después de que el estudiante regresó a los Estados Unidos ANTES de poder asistir a la escuela en persona. Esta precaución se toma para garantizar la seguridad de todos nuestros estudiantes y para seguir la guía del CDC con respecto a COVID-19. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con el director de su escuela.

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Meal distribution reminder

As a reminder, brown bag meals are available at Lincoln, Lake Park, and Indian Trail only on Wednesdays from 10:30-12:30. The next pick-up date is Feb. 3!


Arbor February Breakfast/Lunch Menus:

February breakfast:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F34eJfxzKLiAHQLkddA8oiOVIHuDAOHj/view?usp=sharing


February Spanish breakfast:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vVvZI4n4mIDW9lwMWjPVBkNdEKqLoZ6i/view?usp=sharing


February lunch:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o-i763aUraITMOxFO5ROjuZGUwB69h-P/view?usp=sharing


February Spanish lunch:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FX0rqa7qrU13HJDR0uj4wHeSKnJaiHa1/view?usp=sharing

Student Attendance is MANDATORY!

At Ardmore we have high expectations, and one of our expectations is students attending school every day. Attendance is mandatory, and parents have a responsibility to ensure their child is attending school regularly. We are still following all attendance procedures and policies. However, we understand that it is necessary to be absent from time to time. We ask that you contact the office to make us aware of the absent.


Remote Learners will not be considered "present" if they log on but are not on camera and are not participating. Students that are not showing up, logging in, participating and engaging will be marked absent and, in some cases, truant. In extreme cases of absences or truancy, a home visit will occur by Ardmore staff which could include the Addison Police Department. In extreme cases, students will be reported to the DuPage County Truancy Program.


ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY, AND PARENTS HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THEIR CHILD ATTEND SCHOOL REGULARLY!

Library Book Check-out equals prizes

Congrats to Emilly Simon who won the book check out prize for December!! Don't forget to keep reading and check out books from our school library. Every time you check out a book in the month of December you will get your name put in a drawing for a free book or game. Keep reading!!!


Use the link below to access Destiny to check out books.

KIndle Fire Incentive for Attendance and Homework Completion

This month we will be working towards winning a Kindle Fire! We have 6 to give away! Make sure you attending class and completing your school work and you can earn free ice cream! Good luck!!
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Ardmore SeeSaw Page

In order to include all students, the Ardmore SeeSaw page had to be split into two levels. We will have a K-2 page and a 3-5 page. Please take a minute and join the page or pages of your child/children's grade level. Announcements as well as other fun activities from myself and Ms. Marszalik are often pushed out on these pages.

PBIS Cool Tool

January's cool tool will be Confidence! We will focus on these during the announcements and with Seesaw and FlipGrip activities!

USE AMAZON SMILE to support our PTA

The Ardmore Campus PTA is officially set up with the Amazon Smile program. We will earn 0.5% of all purchase transactions. It is very simple. Use this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4232375 when going to the Amazon site. Shop as you would normally! What a great way to help your school while shopping for your family.

Earn Cash for our School with Box Tops

Miss Dohman's YouTube Channel

Check out Miss Dohman's YouTube Channel to view the morning announcements!

Upcoming events

Feb. 12- Wear Pink and Red for Valentine's Day

Feb. 15- No School- President's Day

Feb. 16- 18- Nardi's Fundraiser

Feb. 18th- Crazy Hair Day

Feb. 23-25- Nardi's Fundraiser

March 11- Science Night

Absence Line


Please call 630/458-2938 to report your child’s absence. The attendance line is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.