January 23rd Edition
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Student Council Newsletter
Snack and Chat
We would like to invite you to our second Snack and Chat which will be held on January 25, 2022 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM at the North Palos SD 117 Dr. Ken Geraghty Administration Center. The theme of this event will be Learning about your Community Library. To learn more about the details of this event, please click on the flyers below. Please register by completing this survey.
We would love to see you there!
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0
Kindergarten through 8th Grade students will be taking the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 assessment between January 19-February 18th. The test is administered every year to help school districts monitor the English language development of students identified as English language learners. This test measures your child’s progress in listening, speaking, reading, and writing English language skills.
Any student who is identified as an English Learner - even those who are not receiving services - are required to participate in this assessment. The purpose of this State assessment is to measure student progress to ensure that all students are achieving at appropriate levels. In NPD117, we value the information we receive from ACCESS and use it to continually improve our programs to provide the best opportunities for our students.
Please read this letter for more information.
Winter Reading 2022- Green Hills Public Library
Some more exciting PTA news!!
Our Chipotle fundraiser earned almost $500!!!
This will all be donated to help Mr. Rafferty- so thank you to all of those that helped support the cause.
We’ve sold over 70 Wolves tickets- So that’s sure to be a fun night out. We can’t wait!!
Please Mark your calendars for the first PTA meeting of 2022. It will be Thursday, February 3rd at 6:00 PM in the media center. Enter Door 2.
We have a few more exciting events in store for the year, and can always use some input and help!!
Chicago Wolves game on 1/29
Roller Skate Night at Fleetwood roller rink on 3/4
Wednesday, January 19- Friday, February 18th
ACCESS Testing- English Language Learners
Tuesday, January 25th
Snack and Chat- Dr. Ken Geraghty Administration Center
Wednesday, January 26th
Student Council Spirit Day:
Dress like you are 100 years old- for the 100th Day of School
Saturday, January 29th
Chicago Wolves Game
Wednesday, February 2nd
TEAM Day- Early Dismissal
Thursday, February 3rd
Tuesday, February 15th
Board of Education Meeting
See the Oak Ridge Calendar for additional events
5th Grade Band Schedule
PICTURES OF OUR OAK RIDGE MUSTANGS
North Palos School District 117 and Oak Ridge School utilize our SchoolMessenger system to provide families with information, notifications, and reminders via email, phone calls, and text messaging. This includes regular communication, as well as emergency and school closing information.
In order to receive text messages from NPD117 and Oak Ridge School, you need to subscribe or opt-in to receive text messages. To do so, TEXT “Y” to 67587. Once the mobile number has been successfully subscribed, a confirmation message will be delivered to your cell phone. If you are NOT sure you have opted-in to our text messaging service, please follow the directions above. If you have more than one student in the district, you only have to do this once - as you will receive any information that applies to all of your students.
If your phone is already set up for this, you will simply get a message to confirm that you will continue to receive messages by going through this process.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you and/or your child by contacting your child's teacher or by calling the main office at 708-598-5713.
Kevin Buscemi, principal
Jennifer Stefan, assistant principal
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PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. Our students are expected to follow the four pillars of PBIS: Be Respectful, Be Safe, and Be Here & Be Ready. We know if we all follow these guidelines, our students at Oak Ridge will have a successful year.