Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month honors the culture, heritage, and contributions of Hispanic Americans each year. During this month, observed annually from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, communities mark the achievements of Hispanic and Latino Americans with festivals and educational activities, according to the Hispanic Heritage Month website. Check out Half Day's books that include everything from "Julián is a Mermaid," by Jessica Love to "Me, Frida," by Amy Novesky.
Student Council Application: Due Friday, Sept. 22
Lunch & Learn: Virtual "Power of Play" presentation begins at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 27
Panorama Survey: Opt out deadline is Friday, Sept. 29
CogAT Testing: For fourth-graders Oct. 3-5
We encourage you to subscribe to the Half Day calendar so meetings and events can automatically be added to your personal calendar. Copy the calendar. Right click the url to a new tab. Download the calendar to your personal calendar.
Tech Ambassadors Sought
What is a Tech Ambassador? A Tech Ambassador is a student leader who assists teachers and peers with technology needs in the classroom. This position includes anything from basic troubleshooting to piloting new tools and resources. Applications are due by Friday, Sept. 29. Questions? Please email Mrs. McGinnis (email@example.com) or Mrs. Wallace (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Help Design Our Diversity Board
Half Day School invites you to help highlight our learning community and the cultures/countries/traditions that represent us as District 103! If you are interested in spotlighting your culture in the front hallway display cases, please add your name to the Diversity Displays Board sheet. Questions? Please email Esther Lee at email@example.com. Thank you!
Health Night Registration
Join us for our annual PTO sponsored fifth-grade health nights from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Guys' Night takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 18 and Girls' Night takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The evening is designed to help fifth-graders prepare for the upcoming physical and emotional changes that will happen to them over the next few years. Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, we strongly encourage your student attends with a trusted adult.
Educational Technology Appreciation Day
Please take a moment to celebrate all the ‘techies’ in your school who are behind the scenes making sure your classrooms run smoothly with educational apps installed, devices operating, high speed internet connectivity, and so much more.
The celebration on Friday, Sept. 22, includes a wide range of hardworking professionals such as technology specialists, network administrators, webmasters, data managers, technology coaches, administrators, and others. You might quickly think of all the professionals who help facilitate your teaching and your students’ learning. Showing them how much they matter is the purpose of Educational Technology Appreciation Day.
Education Technology Appreciation Day is important because our technology teams play a critical role in providing rich learning opportunities for our students. Long hours of work and planning go into the set up and maintenance of networks, hardware, software, and other elements necessary for digital learning. The establishment of a day honoring technology staff communicates our appreciation of their efforts and their importance in our schools.
“Please join me in celebrating our creative and innovative Instructional Technology Team members who dedicate their time to supporting so many different stakeholders each and every day. This team tirelessly looks for ways to better support the systems and people that make up the incredibly special learning and working environments within D103,” said Craig Chatham, Director of Technology and Assessment.
LFF Legacy Brick Fundraiser
Surprise your student with their name engraved in a Learning Fund Foundation brick placed along the Daniel Wright pathway at the school's entrance. Donations to the Learning Fund Foundation are tax deductible.
The Power of Play - How Play Can Help Children Learn Lessons for Life
In this virtual presentation, parents will hear from Dr. Rebecca Isbell, an internationally renowned educator & speaker on how play can be utilized to help advance learning for children. We will also be joined by Ms. Ann Hofmeier, principal at Sprague School, who will reflect on how teachers at Sprague use play daily to promote educational concepts in their classrooms.
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Neighbors need neighbors to make a difference. Give blood, save lives, and strengthen your community from 2:30 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 30 Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire.
Join us in the adventure of a lifetime! Lincolnshire Cub Scouts Pack 78 is a great way for kids to learn new skills, make new friends, and have fun. We have exciting activities planned throughout the year that will challenge and inspire your child. Sign up today and be part of our pack!