Learning Coach Update

Chicago Virtual Charter School

January 8, 2016

Happy New Year

Welcome back! We are all glad to see everyone back at the Learning Center this week. Hopefully your family was able to rest and rejuvenate over the Winter Break and are prepared to end the first semester on a high note.

Chicago Virtual Charter School Report Card

Thank you for attending the Cardinal Spotlight this week in the Parent Room. Ms. Fadia Afanah, High School Academic Administrator, spoke to family regarding the Illinois Report Card for Chicago Virtual Charter School. To view the report, please click on this link http://www.illinoisreportcard.com/School.aspx?source=Profile&Schoolid=15016299025225C.

Important Dates

NWEA Testing-Week of January 11th and January 18th for students who are new to CVCS, participate in the ASP program, and/or have been recommended by their teacher to take the test in grades 2nd-8th.

DRA Testing-Kindergarten-2nd grade teacher will assess their student's growth in reading during the week of January 11th and January 18th.

High School Finals will take place the first week of February.

K-8 Progress Paradise Information

Students in K-8 who complete at least 45% of progress in Math and ELA by February 4th will be eligible to earn a ticket to Progress Paradise. This will be a fun opportunity to reward your student for their hard work during first semester. Classroom teachers will provide more details. Keep up the good work!

January Learning Coach University Workshops

K12 provides a variety of workshops each month to enhance your coaching skills. Please click on the link below to see what is offered during the month of January.


Student Spotlight

The High School Team wanted to highlight one of our CVCS students who was interviewed by Constitutional Rights Foundation regarding his experience at one of their programs. C. Spears did a fantastic job!!


FREE FAFSA Completion Workshop-This is not sponsored by CVCS

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

· Seniors, do you need help completing your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the upcoming school year? Then join Northeastern Illinois University for the Free FAFSA Completion Workshop on Saturday, January 16, 2016!

During this workshop students will work with staff from Northeastern’s Office of Financial Aid to complete their FAFSA Applications.

Please bring the following documents required to complete FAFSA forms:

1. 2015 tax forms and recent bank statements.

2. If you have not completed your tax forms, bring W-2 forms and final paycheck stub for 2015.

3. If you are a dependent student bring your parent’s financial information for 2015.

If you do not qualify for Federal Financial Aid there will also information about scholarships.

For more details contact 773-442-4080/86 or confirm via e-mail at ElCentro@neiu.edu

R. Garcia, 4th Grade

R. Garcia is a model student for positive behavior. He is one of the outstanding leaders in the 4th grade. He rises to the challenge to lead as well as support any student in all of our classroom activities. He is encouraging to his peers. He is always willing to give a helping hand. In the classroom, he makes sure that his classmates and he are on task. I am so grateful to have such a stupendous 4th grade class this year. It is a pleasure to have R. Garcia to add his “awesome sauce” to my class!

Ms. Reams

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Greetings Students and Learning Coaches,

Welcome back from Winter Break! The first Box Tops/ Labels for Education contest is ending January 29th. The class that collects the most Box Tops will win a PIZZA PARTY! Bring in your Box Tops or Labels for Education to your teacher in a bag that is labeled with the teacher's name and grade. If they are not labeled properly, they will be evenly distributed to all the classes.

The deadline to submit the Box Tops is Friday, January 29th. The pizza party will take place in February.

Below is a list of the class and amounts of labels collected.

Ms. Darin: 16 Labels
Ms. Houghton: 619 labels
Ms. Dahl: 16 Labels
Ms. Castro: 120 Labels
Ms. Reams: 16 Labels
Ms. Tognoni: 16 Labels
Ms .Claeson : 64 Labels
Ms. P.W. : 28 Labels
Ms. Syverson: 582 labels