November 12, 2021
In this Issue:
- A Message from Marcie
- Conference Sign-Ups
- South Park's Winter Holiday Showcase
What's Good in 109: Vote for our Red Ribbon Week Photo finalist!
Take 5 Minutes to Define 109
- COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Registration
- District 113 - Future 113 Highland Park High School Tour - 2nd Opportunity
Don't miss the PTO Spotlight!
- Winter Enrichment Sign up - Nov. 15 @ 9am
- Yearbook Cover Contest - due by Nov. 16th
- Winter Gear Drive - Bring items now until winter break
- Cute pictures? Send to the Yearbook!
A Message from Marcie
Hello, South Park!
We had a great week learning together at South Park. Thank you so much for your contributions over the past two weeks to the 109 Gives Back Food and Supply Drive. Our school's donations will make a tremendous difference in our community.
Earlier today, I spent some time outside at recess and was concerned to see that some students still did not come to school with coats, hats, or gloves. We encourage you to please send your children to school every day with appropriate clothing for outdoor play. Once we have an accumulation of snow, students are required to wear boots and snow pants if they want to play in the snow otherwise they will have to remain on the blacktop. We also recommend that you send an extra set of dry clothes to keep in school.
REMEMBER: We let kids go outside if the temperature/wind chill is 10 degrees or warmer and it is not raining or snowing too hard.
Finally, before you head into the weekend, please be aware that our typical SHIELD testing day was shifted from Thursday (yesterday) to today. We hope that the results will come back during the day tomorrow. Though no news is good news, because of the higher volume of districts using SHIELD Illinois for surveillance testing, it is taking longer than expected to get those results.
Have a wonderful weekend! Stay warm!
Parent-teacher conferences will be held via Zoom on Monday, November 22 and Tuesday, November 23.
Conference sign-ups were sent out in a standalone email this past Monday. It is not too late to sign up! Please CLICK HERE to sign up for a conference.
We hope that families who choose to travel during the week of Thanksgiving will take advantage of the virtual conference structure and sign up for a time slot during our teachers' designated conference times.
South Park’s Winter Holiday Showcase
NEWS FROM DISTRICT 109
Take 5 Minutes To Answer One Big Question... and help Define 109!
Our community ThoughtExchange is open and runs through next Friday! We want to hear from you on this one question: What is the most important skill that students today need to have for them to live fulfilling and meaningful lives? You are allowed to leave as many thoughts as you want and rate as many as you want. It's all anonymous! If you've already participated, log back in and leave or rate new thoughts that have come in!
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Registration
There are spots open at the clinics being held by Passport Health at Shepard Middle School starting next week. Due to a number of cancellations, please feel free to share the below link with families that do NOT have a DPS 109 student. The last thing we want are unused spots! Please note these clinics are ONLY for 5-11 year olds. Click here to sign up your child.
District 113 - Future 113 Highland Park High School Tour - 2nd Opportunity
November 19 - Report cards posted online at 3:00 p.m.
November 22 - Regular student attendance day and evening conferences for parents and teachers
November 23 - No School, daytime conferences for parents and teachers
November 24-26 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
LOOKING TO OPT OUT OF NEXT WEEK'S SHIELD TESTING?
Fill out this Google Form prior to 7 AM on THURSDAY
*Please note that if you have consented but want to opt out of a week, you must fill out the form every week.