Sorrick Family Focus
Week of August 26, 2019
We had a wonderful first week back to school! It was such a joy to see our Sorrick students making new friends and learning their daily routines. I know that we are going to have a fantastic school year! Here are some important dates to be aware of this week:
School Picture Day
School picture day will be on Monday, August 26th. We are excited to see our students dressed in their nicest outfits tomorrow! You will have the opportunity to purchase photo packages and a retake day will be offered if you wish to have your child retake their photo.
Parent Orientation Night
This Wednesday, August 28th, I hope that you can join us for our annual Parent Orientation Night from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. At this event, we will welcome you to your child's classroom(s) and share some important information about our school and the curriculum. The evening will be divided into two sessions:
6:00 - 7:00 PM - During the first session, you can visit your child's AM teacher. We will begin with a short video with school-wide information, followed by a presentation from the teacher.
7:00 - 8:00 PM - During the second session, you can visit your child's PM teacher. We will begin with a short video with school-wide information, followed by a presentation from the teacher.
This will be a great opportunity to ask questions and learn more about your child's school experience. We hope to see you there!
Half Day of School
This Friday, August 30th, students will attend a half day of school. The morning session will be from 9:00-10:00 AM and the PM session will be from 11:00 - 12:00 PM. If your child is a walker, please note that we will have a different arrival and dismissal location on this date:
AM (9:00) Arrival - Students will enter at door #6
10:00 Dismissal - please pick up students at door #6
PM (11:00) Arrival - Students will enter at door #6
12:00 Dismissal - Students who normally exit at door #5 will be dismissed by the playground gate. Please stand near the gate with the sign to pick up your child. Students who normally exit at door #6 will exit from door #6 as usual.
Please call the Sorrick office at 708-233-8200 if you have any questions. Just a reminder, there will be no school on Monday, September 2nd due to the Labor Day holiday. School will resume Tuesday, September 3rd.
Have a wonderful week!
Your partner in education,
Principal of Sorrick School
Monday, August 26th,
Wednesday, August 28th
Parent Orientation Night 6:00-8:00 PM
Friday, August 30th
1/2 Day of School (9:00-12:00):
AM Session: 9:00 AM -10:00 AM
PM Session: 11:00 AM -12:00 PM
Monday, September 2nd:
No School - Labor Day
This Week's Breakfast Menu
This Week's Lunch Menu
Cougar Snapshots of the Week!
Follow us on Twitter @SorrickNPD117 to see the latest photos of our students doing amazing things at Sorrick School!
Important Information for Parents
PowerSchool Parent Access
A PowerSchool Parent Access account allows you to check your child's report card each quarter. The link to sign into Parent Access is https://powerschool.npd117.net/public/. The instructions for how to open the report card can be found by clicking here. If you have not yet set up a PowerSchool Parent Access account, please follow these directions to do so. Please note that you will need an "AccessID and Access Password" for each of your children.
Volunteer & Visitor Guidelines
All parents who volunteer at school (whether it be in the classroom or on a field trip) must fill out our NPD117 Volunteer Guidelines forms and submit a copy of their photo ID. New volunteer guidelines are available to download here. Please read carefully, sign and return both pages fully completed with a current photo ID to the Sorrick office at least 7 days before attending.
Sorrick follows the PBIS system, which stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. Sorrick Cougars are expected to be safe, caring, respectful, here & ready to learn on a daily basis. Our students receive individual and class incentives for following these expectations.