Dawes Elementary Newsletter
Back2School Illinois Event at Dawes!
School Supplies Giveaway!
Thank you Mr. Kurtzman and B2S1!
Thank you Whole Foods and other sponsors!
Thank you Ms. Vega for submitting our school!
Mr. Kurtman, CEO of B2SI
Mr. Kurtzman addresses the Dawes community and shares why he does the work he does to support student learning.
Staff from Dawes were happy to help get these kits into the hands of our very happy students!
Ms. Frangella, School Principal
Ms. Frangella and the Dawes School Band share how grateful we are for the opportunity to give our students the supplies they need to be successful.
Mr. Kurtman, CEO of B2SI
Bullying Prevention Month
In support of Bullying Prevention Month, Second Step lessons will begin this month in your students' classrooms. Second Step is a weekly lesson that helps students develop learning and social skills to become more successful in school and in peer relationships. Learn more about Second Step here.
One component of the Second Step program is the Anti-Bullying unit. In this unit, students will learn to recognize bullying. Bullying and conflicts often look alike. But there are key differences between bullying (that would need to be investigated and handled by school administrators) and a conflict that that can often be resolved with the help of the classroom teacher, counselor or other trusted adult.
Fine and Performing Arts Update!
This month, the Fine and Performing Arts team is sponsoring a Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Like last year, students will decorate at home and send in pictures of their Halloween masterpieces. Please see the flyer for more information.
Day of the Dead Celebration!
In accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CDPH announced earlier this week that every U.S. state except Vermont is now a part of the city’s travel advisory. Here’s what this means for your family:
- The CDC recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated;
- Unvaccinated persons who leave the state of Illinois (this includes all children 11-years-old and younger who are not yet eligible for the vaccine) should self-quarantine for 7 days after returning to Chicago, even if they have received a negative COVID test; AND
- Unvaccinated students who leave the state should not come to school during their self-quarantine period, which is 7 days if they receive a negative COVID test or 10 days if they do not test
- Vaccinated travelers are not required to self-quarantine or test unless they develop symptoms if traveling within the United States
If you have an unvaccinated student, please reconsider your travel plans given this guidance. If your student must travel, please follow the advice above and report the absence to your school so that it can be marked as excused. Then, after one 24-hour school day period, your student will be provided with access to take-home schoolwork that will help them keep pace with their learning during the 7-10 days they are home.
Fall Reopening Guide for Families!
Preschool Application Window Open Now!
Are YOU ready to apply for preschool?
Enrolling your 3- or 4-year-old in a Chicago Early Learning preschool program is easy! Follow the steps on the Chicago Early Learning website beginning April 21st.
GoCPS Update: Application Window Opens October 13th!
Visit the GoCPS website to learn more.
Parent informational meetings will be held October 12th and 13th. Please visit the 8th Grade Google Classroom for more information.
Families are reminded to please complete the at-home self-screener each morning. Instructions for completing the screener can be found here.
**Please note** The health screener does not have to be submitted online this fall.