Freedom Newsletter

February 15, 2016

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Are you signed up for Schoology?

District 100 has implemented a new Learning Management System called Schoology which teachers, students, and families will use to share information on assignments, events, sports teams, clubs and school resources. Schoology is also where teachers post grades. We encourage all parents/guardians to sign up for a FREE Schoology account to connect to their student’s learning portal.


Please contact the school office for assistance with your Schoology account!

BOXTOPS!

The next collection deadline is February 26. Please check at home to see if you have any boxtops to send to school with your student. The winning team this month with get a fee day in the gym during Excel!


**List of products to find boxtops on

Attention 8th Grade Families

All 8th graders brought home a list of important 8th grade dates and deadlines for fees with their progress report. Please review these with your student. All of the information can be found here as well.


This includes the Class of 2016 Shirt!

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Bring Your Family to School Day

Bring Your Family to School Day is March 22. Please complete this form and return to school by March 16.
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Education Task Force Press Release

Madigan announces education funding task force

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016

* Press release…

House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, D-Chicago, issued the following statement Thursday announcing hearings to be held by the bipartisan Education Funding Task Force throughout the spring to help craft a legislative plan to equitably fund education throughout Illinois:

“Senate President Cullerton has shown strong leadership on the issue of fair and equitable education funding, which is so important to every community across our state. The President’s commitment to fairly funding our schools and helping all students meet their full potential is one that I share, and I plan to work with him to achieve this goal while making sure that voices from across our state are heard and that all schools and programs are protected throughout this process.

“Beginning February 16 and continuing throughout the spring, House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie will lead hearings of the bipartisan Education Funding Task Force. The House Democratic members of the task force, who represent Chicago, suburban areas and downstate, bring to the discussion the views and concerns of residents from all across Illinois to help ensure a comprehensive approach to any changes in how our schools are funded. The task force will hear input from educators and advocates from throughout the state, and will work with all interested parties to craft legislation aimed at ensuring all students in Illinois receive the excellent education they deserve.”

The Education Funding Task Force will convene Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 114 of the State Capitol.

Mary Havis appointed as interim Superintendent Bill Davini appointed as interim Principal at Irving

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STOP!T Bullying Reporting and Prevention

We are excited to inform you that our school has enrolled with STOPit!


STOPit is an online reporting tool designed to deter and mitigate bullying and cyber abuse, consisting of an app and a backend incident management system for school administrators.


Our students will have access to the STOPit mobile app, which has two simple but powerful features.


Report can be used by students to report incidents to school contacts (anonymously, if the student so chooses) and/or to trusted contacts the student selects.


Get Help can be used to engage in two-way communication with school contacts or to access a 24/7, 365 talk-or-text Crisis Center.


Please read the letter home to families and attend the informational meeting on Wednesday, December 9th at 6PM if you would like more information.

Safe Drop off and Pickup

Just a reminder to parents that students can only be dropped off/picked up at the GREEN locations on this map. We understand that when the weather is colder you don't want your student to be out in the cold, but we cannot have parents picking up students in the bus lane due to safety concerns. Thank you for your cooperation!