Learning Coach Update

Chicago Virtual Charter School

January 15, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016-NO SCHOOL

Monday, January 18, 2016 CVCS will be closed to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As always at CVCS, if you would like to complete work in the OLS (K-8) or D2L (HS) you are welcome to work on the holiday.

Parenting with Love and Logic Workshop

Ms. Sims (Ms. Tucker will be testing some students for NWEA.) will lead a workshop using the Parenting with Love and Logic Curriculum. The curriculum provides powerful tools to help our children learn to make good choices and experience happy lives while maintaining their love and respect. This week our topic will Setting Limits Without Waging War. The meetings will be held during next week (Week of January 18th) during the first hour of your student’s Learning Center time. For those parents who miss Monday Learning Center due to the holiday, we will meet on Monday, January 25th.

CVCS 11th Grade Students

Genesys Works is happy to announce that our 2016 student application is now open! Students can access the application on our website at http://www.genesysworks.org/chicago/ or directly on the applications site:https://www.tfaforms.com/399448

Please apply to Genesys Works! Accepted students will receive:

  • Skills-based work training over the summer for in-demand jobs in the IT or Accounting fields
  • Placement in a paid internship at a top Chicago corporation during their senior year
  • Assistance with college applications, financial aid, and scholarships
  • On-going college support and access to college internships through the Genesys Works Alumni Program

Juniors must be legally eligible to work in the United States to apply. No GPA requirements, although they must be on track to graduate with little or no credit recovery needed.

If you have any questions about the Genesys Works Program, please contact Ms. Yeager.

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Upcoming Chicago FAFSA Completion Workshop with Bilingual Spanish and English Counselors for any Juniors or Seniors-Not Sponsored by CVCS

Students and families will get individualized attention from bilingual counselors, college representatives, and financial aid experts that will be available to help each family complete their FAFSA.

Free FAFSA Completion Workshop on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 10 am – 12 pm

at La Casa Resource Center, 1815 S. Paulina Street, Chicago, IL 60608.

Parking is available behind the church at the corner of 18th Place and Paulina Street

There is no cost to this event.

If you have question, please use the contact information below.

Maria Bucio, Director of La Casa


Ph (312) 880-1889

M. Gwin, 5th grade

M. Gwin is a new student at CVCS and has done a great job adapting to his new environment. He has made many new friends and his warm smile always brings positive energy to our learning center days. M. Gwin has truly grown as a learner because he is taking more risks in class by participating more and working above and beyond the expectations that are expected. M. Gwin has learned to adjust his behavior and work based on the feedback from his teachers, learning coach and peers. We are all excited to see where M. Gwin's potential takes him in the second semester. Keep up the great work, M. Gwin

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Box Tops

Greetings Students and Learning Coaches,

We have two weeks left to find out the winning class of the Box Tops/ Labels for Education contest. The class that collects the most Box Tops will win a PIZZA PARTY! Bring in your Box Tops or Labels for Education to your teacher in a bag that is labeled with the teacher's name and grade. If they are not labeled properly, they will be evenly distributed to all the classes.

The deadline to submit the Box Tops is Friday, January 29th. The pizza party will take place in February.

Below is a list of the class and amounts of labels collected as of Friday, January 15th:

Ms. Darin: 16 Labels
Ms. Houghton: 619 labels
Ms. Dahl: 16 Labels
Ms. Castro: 120 Labels
Ms. Reams: 16 Labels
Ms. Tognoni: 16 Labels
Ms .Claeson : 64 Labels
Ms. P.W. : 77 Labels
Ms. Syverson: 1,133 labels