Spring Adler Gazette (March - June) - 3-22-2019
Message from the Principal (6/5/19)

Dear Adler Families,

            The 2018-2019 school year has come to an end, and what a great year it was!  From the first day of school, to the Gator Gallop, to the Marriott Field Trip to our Way To Go Parties….we have had some fun times. The staff is truly grateful for the time we get to spend with your children and hope you all have a relaxing summer with family and friends. Before you know it, we will be back here again for another amazing year of learning!
           
            Congratulations to our three retirees. We wish Ms. Hutchinson, Mrs. Innes and Ms. Shepard the best in their new chapters in life.  We have enjoyed having them as part of the Adler Staff and they will each be missed next year but we know that they will be busy relocating to South Carolina (Kim Hutchinson), visiting Baby Leo (Bobbe Innes) and traveling between Michigan and Florida (Leah Shepard).
           
            With the year coming to an end, we have several staffing changes proposed for the next school year.  Mrs. Cathy Panov will be our new school nurse. Mrs. Dena Ferdinand will be our new para-educator, and Miss Sehar Siddiqui will be Adler’s school psychologist who will also be acting as our school social worker. We also welcome back Mrs. Whitney Adelman from her one-year leave of absence. She will be joining her old teammate, Mrs. Bauer in 4th grade. Miss Billon will join Mrs. Piskule and Mr. De Paz and teach the third section of 5th grade next year. We are sad to see Miss Gattone leave Adler Park but are thrilled to be keeping her in the district, as she will travel down the road to teach first grade at Copeland Manor. We also say good-bye to Mrs. Lindsey Cukier, as she will be full time at Copeland Manor next year.

            Thank you to the AFA for all their hard work this year on many different events and projects! A special thank you to Jen Garippo for her time as the AFA VP. Many, many hours have been spent working on AFA events and we appreciate her time on all these worthwhile events. We thank all the AFA members for their hard work this year and look forward to planning exciting events for the 19-20 school year.

           The office at Adler Park will be open in June and August. We are closed the month of July. In June we will be open Monday - Thursday and closed from 12 -1 each day for lunch and on Fridays. Please email us if you need to stop by for something, as we have meetings scheduled at the other buildings throughout the summer. 

            Finally, good-bye to our Adler 5th Graders! This 5th grade class was the class that was in Kindergarten when I started back in 2013! It has been a pleasure watching these children grow up and become kind, caring and passionate young learners, leaders and friends.  You will be missed at Adler Park. Good luck at Highland next year and make us proud as Hornets! However, never forget – Once a Gator, always a Gator.

            I hope you all have a wonderful and safe summer and I look forward to running into Adler families around town these next couple months. We will see all of you back in August for our first day of school!

Go Gators,

Dr. Kerri Bongle
Principal
Adler Park School


19-20 Important Dates to Remember:

  • August 14th – New Family Orientation at 9:00 am
  • August 21 – First day of school
  • August 22 – AFA BBQ
  • August 28 – Curriculum Night
  • September 2 – No School
  • September 9 -  Picture Day
  • September 15 – AFA Gator Gallop
  • September 30 – No School
Summer Reading!

Did you know students who don’t read over the summer can lose up to a month of academic progress? The Adler Park School Library is committed to preventing this dreaded summer slide. In addition to the summer checkout already offered to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, we
 

  1. Encourage everyone to sign up for the Cook Memorial Public Library summer reading program.  More details can be found on page 4 of their In and Outs newsletter.  We’d love to have Adler win the Super Summer Readers trophy for the most participants!  We have lost to Rockland by less than 1% for two years in a row!

  2. Suggest you consider these summer reading programs:  Barnes and Noble, Chuck E. Cheese, and Scholastic.

  3. Partnered with Capstone, an educational publishing company, to bring your student free Capstone Interactive eBooks!  Use login capstonesummer and password interactive19 for access.

Have a great summer reading!

Erin Carr
Learning Center Director

Summer School Open House Information

Summer School Open House will be held twice, from 8-10 a.m., and again from, 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, June 6. During open house, families will be able to tour Highland and Rockland schools ahead of the first day of summer school.  You may walk through your schedule and make changes to schedules during this time.  

Please emai us if you have questions about summer school.
 

Message from the Principal (5/24/19)
Happy Friday Adler Parents,

We are starting to wind down our school year. Below are messages from our school nurse, the Learning Center, and updates from other services at Adler Park. We hope you take the time to read them. We have some fun events coming up in these last few days of school and I have listed those dates below. We hope to see you all soon! We will have one more Gazette to end our year on June 5th so stay tuned for our last communication of the year! 

Upcoming dates: 
  • Early Release Today at 1:15 pm
  • No School 5/27
  • Dr. Schumacher's Retirement Reception on 5/29 at 3:15 at Butterfield School
  • Field Day June 3rd
  • Last Day of School June 5th with Early Release at 1:15 pm

Have a great holiday weekend,
Dr. Kerri Bongle
Principal 
Adler Park School
 
Whole Class Enrichment With Mrs. Weber

Dear Parents -

We just finished our final whole class enrichment unit for the school year: Puzzled! The first through fifth graders had a great time being challenged with creating and solving various visual puzzles!

In first grade we discussed the Infinity symbol and meaning and then colored and created Infinity Tiles! We had a great time putting them together as a big group to make an infinite number of designs!

In second grade, students were challenged with a hexagon puzzle where they had to match the sides of the hexagons so that each number matched! Some students were able to then try out the very challenging Strimko puzzles which is a variation of Sudoku.

In third grade, students had to arrange 16 Panda Square tiles into a 4 x 4 square so that the colors matched along the edges of tiles next to each other. Some students accomplished this and then were able to combine puzzles with a neighbor to create 5 x 5 or even 6 x 6 squares!

In fourth and fifth grades, students were challenged to a very unique paper-folding puzzle. The students’ goal was to fold the paper so that only one digit was showing at a time. The four matching digits had to be in a 2x2 rectangle in order to have accomplished the goal! The greatest challenge was getting the sevens and eights together!

I had a great time working with all of the first through fifth grade students for whole class enrichment this year! Enjoy your summer!

- Mrs. Emily Weber

Medications for 19-20 School Year

Dear Parent/Guardian,

If your child will be taking medication(s) or will need medication in the nurses’ office for severe allergies during the 2019-20 school year, the appropriate form(s) must be completed and signed by parent/guardian and also signed by your physician after June 30, 2019. The Allergy Action Form, Allergy Questionnaire, or Medication Forms need to be turned in to your school nurse by August 21st, 2019. These forms are available on your school's website.

The District #70 Medication Policy can be found on the district website.

Please note that a Doctor’s order and Doctor’s signature are required for all medications that are taken in school including over the counter medicine.

FAX numbers are provided for your convenience.  If you have any questions regarding the policy, please contact your school nurse.  Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated.

Kim Hutchinson RN ISCN​​​​​​
Cathy Panov RN (19-20 school year) 
Adler Park School 
FAX (847) 362-8158

Medication Pick Up and 19-20 School Year

Dear Parents,

If your child has medication in the nurse's office, a parent will need to pick it up by Wednesday, June 5th at 1:15 pm.  The only medication that a student can transport home in a backpack is an inhaler.  Any unclaimed medications will be discarded. If your child will be attending Summer School, let me know and I will transfer those medications and doctor's orders to Highland/Rockland.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school nurse.

Sincerely,
Kim Hutchinson RN

Message from the Nurse

The Illinois State School Code Health Law, Section 665, requires that a child have a complete physical examination, including mandated immunizations, upon entrance into kindergarten, sixth, and ninth grades.

Any child entering sixth grade shall show proof (see section 665.250(b) of receiving one dose of Tdap vaccine regardless of the interval since the last DTap, DT or Td dose.

New: Any child entering 6th grade will be required to have 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine given after the 11th birthday, or 2 doses for entrance into 12th grade,

Any child entering 6th grade is required to show proof of having 3 doses of Hepatitis B. The first two doses shall have been received no less then 4 weeks (28 days) apart. The interval between the second and third doses shall be at least 2 months 56 days), and the dose between 1 and 3 must be 4 months (112 days).

New:  The immunization record must also show proof of 2 MMR, and 2 Varicella

The physical examination can be administered within the 12 months previous to the child’s entrance into school.  

If your child plans to participate in sports, they will require a “sports physical.” A sport physical is valid for 365 days. The physical must be given after May 15, 2019 to be valid for the entire school year.

The only difference between a sports physical and regular physical is a sports physical does not require immunization records. If your regular physical is completed after May 15, 2019 it can be considered a “sports physical.”

Inasmuch as your child will enter sixth grade in the fall, a “Certificate of Health Examination” is enclosed and is to be completed by you and your physician. The physical exam has 2 pages and requires 3 signatures. The signatures required are:

1. Immunizations (health care provider)

2. Health history (parent)

3. Physical exam signed by MD, APN, or PA

A dental examination is required for all students entering kindergarten, second, and sixth grade.

It is recommended that parents make arrangements with their physicians as soon as possible to ensure the required physical examination(s) and immunizations before registration in August.  Failure to comply with the above statutory requirements will result in your child’s exclusion from school.

Please visit the school’s website to see a listing of sites for vaccinations and physicals.

Message from the Learning Center

It's sadly time to collect our library books before the end of the school year.  All books were due today, Friday, May 24.  If your child still has any library materials at home, please send them in on Tuesday.

Summer checkout will occur the week of Memorial Day for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders who have signed up.  Please contact Ms. Carr if you are interested and still need the link to the permission slip.

STEM Week 2019 Wrap Up

STEM Week 2019!

During the week of April 29th – May 3rd, students explored the branches of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) at Adler Park School!  Each student in grades 1 – 5 was treated to three lessons involving STEM. Kindergartners were a part of STEM week this year with one session.

Below is a description of the activities that each grade level experienced throughout the week!  Please ask your child about the details of their lessons to find out more about his/her experiences!  I had such a fun week exploring STEM with all of your children!

I would like to thank our AMAZING AFA for financially supporting STEM Week. I’d also like to thank all the parent volunteers who helped throughout the week.  Your assistance was invaluable in making this a successful week for our kids! THANK YOU!

Sincerely,

Emily Weber

GTE Teacher

 

Kindergarten:  The Recess Queen

After enjoying the picture book, The Recess Queen, we looked at pictures of objects found on a playground.  Students were challenged to design a playground and started by working as a team to create a plan.  When their plan was complete, they used: straws, Q-Tips, plates, yarn, clay, pipe cleaners and construction paper to build their playgrounds!  I was so impressed with the kindergarteners' teamwork and creativity!

 

1st Grade:  Picture Books Inspiring STEM

During our first lesson, students enjoyed the book, Rosie Revere, Engineer.  We then made paper helicopters with only a paper template and a paper clip.  Students were then challenged to design a new paper helicopter that would fall more slowly to the ground than the original.   On day two, students listened to Curious George and the Boat Race.  They then had to create a plan with their team to use a bag of given materials to float five plastic monkeys.  All were successful and came up with at least one design! Finally, we read the story, If I Were President.  After looking at pictures of the White House, students were challenged to build their own White House out of different size notecards!

 

2nd Grade:  Gingerbread Man Traps

During our first lesson students listened to Gingerbread Man Loose in the School!  Students learned about their challenge in a letter from Dr. Bongle, and about all of the mischief being caused by the gingerbread men that were loose in our school!  They were then able to use 20 credits to shop at the GMT (Gingerbread Man Trapping) Store. During students' next experience, they built their traps as a team and placed them in the school.  Finally, students collected their traps and many of them caught gingerbread men! But why did some catch a Gingerbread Man and not others? We analyzed the factors that led to trapping these unlucky cookies and discovered that all the traps that had gummy bears as their bait were successful!  Dr. Bongle then came to our room with a mysterious letter and treats from the head Gingerbread Man to reward all of the 2nd graders for their clever work!  Thanks to the 2nd graders, Adler Park School is rid of their rascally cookie problem and were able to enjoy some treats!

 

3rd Grade: Chain Reaction Inventions

Students had so much fun working as a team to create various contraptions into one working Chain Reaction Invention!  Please view these amazing inventions in action on this document.


4th Grade: Electricity Challenge

We started our STEM exploration with three electricity challenges.  Students had to create a working circuit with a bulb, a working circuit that operated with a switch, and finally a series and parallel circuit.  On day two, students were introduced to their engineering challenge: design a four room house with four working bulbs that all operate on switches.  Students were invited to bring in additional décor and miniature furniture to add the finishing touches to their house designs! Click here to view pictures of the students and their houses.

 

5th Grade:  The Engineering Process

Students began their exploration of the Engineering Process with a short video on the steps involved.  One step was to do research on the challenge so we researched how Alka Seltzer can power different masses.  Students filled a film canister with water and an Alka Seltzer. Using the acceleration of the film canister explosion with the produced gas they were able to propel another film canister filled with different numbers of pennies along Hot Wheels tracks.  Students were able to see that with more mass, there is less movement. During our second meeting, students moved onto the next steps in the engineering challenge: design an Alka Seltzer powered Lego car that will travel the furthest distance. I was so impressed with students’ tenacious and diligent teamwork as they all tried to create the best car possible!  Our winning team’s vehicle traveled 165 cm and won a treat! Please enjoy pictures of the students with their Lego cars by visiting this site.

Message from the Principal (4/18/19)

Dear Adler Parents and Guardians,
   
            Happy Spring! I hope you all have some fun things planned for this long weekend. Please remember that there is no school tomorrow or on Monday. Monday, all our teachers will be participating in a district-wide professional development day. We will return back to school on Tuesday, April 23rd.
           
            This month we celebrated the pillar of respect. I had the opportunity to eat lunch with 28 students nominated by their peers on Friday, April 12th. We had a wonderful time talking about how we show respect at school, at home and out in our community. The students who were nominated were:

Mrs. Dorf: Paloma, J.J. and Kylie
Mrs. Wisek: Cole and Vincenzo
Mrs. Zeinz: Amaya and Magnus
Mrs. Gasick: Anabelle and Molly
Mrs. Turner: Milania and Austin
Miss Furmanski:  Ana, Gavin and Bryn
Ms. Walker: Mayte and Will
Mrs. Marsh: Mark and Jack
Mrs. Bauer: Usman and Collin
Miss Billon:  Veronica and Michael
Miss Gattone: Athan and Amabelle
Mrs. Piskule: Ella and Ishika
Mr. De Paz: Eddy and Alivia

            Our Junior Achievement program is still looking for a few more volunteers on May 16th. The following classrooms could use more parent help:

Dorf – 1 helper
Wisek – 2 helpers
Gasick – 1 helper
Furmanski – 1 helper
Walker – 1 helper
Bauer – 1 helper
Gattone – 1 helper
De Paz – 1 helper
Piskule – 2 helpers

If you are available and interested, please contact me. Thank you for considering.

            We ask that any families who will not be returning to Adler or D70 for the 2019-2020 school year, please contact each child’s classroom teacher and Mrs. Grayson in the office so we can plan accordingly for balancing each classroom.

            We have some important dates coming up on our calendar. We have our AFA STEM Night on April 25th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. All families are invited to attend this event. Mrs. Weber has planned a wonderful week of STEM activities starting on April 29th so be sure to ask your children about these fun and engaging activities going on all week. Finally, we have Teacher Appreciation Week starting on May 6th.

            Please read to get more information about our Waste Free Lunch, registration for next school year, 6th grade information from our nurse and much, much more!

Thank you and have wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,
Dr. Kerri Bongle
Principal
Adler Park School

Waste Free Lunch - April 25th

Dear Parents,

Adler will be celebrating Earth Day by having a Waste-Free lunch on Thursday, April 25th. Only children bringing in a lunch from home can participate. This is how it works:

Each item of the student’s lunch receives a score: -1 point for any trash. 0 points for recyclable, 1 point for reusable, and 2 points for natural foods in their own compostable wrapper (oranges, grapes, apples). We will score each lunch brought from home and give it a score. The class that has the best over all score will be announced at the end of the day and receive an extra recess! 

Parents may wonder why zero points are given for recyclables and the reason is the cost associated with collecting and processing the recyclables.

Children that have hot lunch that day can recycle their milk containers and clean cardboard trays, and of course reuse their plastic tray!

Questions: Please email Ms. Hutchinson

Little Free Library

We have started a Little Free Library just for Adler Gators!

In addition to our circulating collection of library books, now Adler students may choose books to keep from our Little Free Library.  We are starting with the books donated to the annual Book Swap which has been replaced by this new program.

If you and your family have books appropriate for grades K-5 to add to the Little Free Library, we will gratefully accept donations of books in good condition.  Your children may bring the donated books to the library on their library day.  Donations are 100% voluntary and will not affect your child's participation in the program.

We are excited to get even more books into the hands of our Adler readers!  Thank you for your support and please contact Ms. Carr with questions.

Destination Imagination

Over the weekend we had four teams compete at the state Destination Imagination competition.  We are so proud of how well they represented Adler.  The Candy Kids placed 6th in their challenge, followed by Not Yet… in 7th.  The Reese’s Pieces placed 7th in their challenge.  Finally, the Precious Pusheens placed 6th in their challenge.  Making it to state is a huge accomplishment to begin with.  Then, to place so well is AMAZING!!! We are so proud of all of our teams for being in the top 7 for the whole state of Illinois!

Congratulations to all our DI members and their sponsor, Mrs. Zeinz!

Message from the Nurse - Incoming 6th Grade Students

The Illinois State School Code Health Law, Section 665, requires that a child have a complete physical examination, including mandated immunizations, upon entrance into kindergarten, sixth, and ninth grades.

Any child entering sixth grade shall show proof (see section 665.250(b) of receiving one dose of Tdap vaccine regardless of the interval since the last DTap, DT or Td dose.

New: Any child entering 6th grade will be required to have 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine given after the 11th birthday, or 2 doses for entrance into 12th grade,

Any child entering 6th grade is required to show proof of having 3 doses of Hepatitis B. The first two doses shall have been received no less then 4 weeks (28 days) apart. The interval between the second and third doses shall be at least 2 months 56 days), and the dose between 1 and 3 must be 4 months (112 days).

New:  The immunization record must also show proof of 2 MMR, and 2 Varicella
The physical examination can be administered within the 12 months previous to the child’s entrance into school. 

If your child plans to participate in sports, they will require a “sports physical.” A sport physical is valid for 365 days. The physical must be given after May 15, 2019 to be valid for the entire school year.

The only difference between a sports physical and regular physical is a sports physical does not require immunization records. If your regular physical is completed after May 15, 2019 it can be considered a “sports physical.”

Inasmuch as your child will enter sixth grade in the fall, a “Certificate of Health Examination” is enclosed and is to be completed by you and your physician. The physical exam has 2 pages and requires 3 signatures. The signatures required are:
 1. Immunizations (health care provider)
 2. Health history (parent)
 3. Physical exam signed by MD, APN, or PA
A dental examination is required for all students entering kindergarten, second, and sixth grade.

It is recommended that parents make arrangements with their physicians as soon as possible to ensure the required physical examination(s) and immunizations before registration in August.  Failure to comply with the above statutory requirements will result in your child’s exclusion from school.

Please visit the school’s website to see a listing of sites for vaccinations and physicals. 

Thank you,
Kim Hutchinson
District Nurse

Returning Students - Registration Information

Returning Student Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will begin later in April using SchoolForms, a new platform for online registration. Prior to parents receiving the information needed for registration, the district will utilize a third party program and attempt to verify residency for all students in the district. If residency cannot be verified, the parent will receive a letter or email requesting proof of residency before they will be able to register their child(ren) for the 2019-2020 school year.

Once residency has been verified and returning registration is open, the parent currently listed in PowerSchool will receive an email for each child in the family that will contain that child’s unique access code and password. The parent will then create ONE PowerSchool Parent account** (see note below) and will add each child to that account. Each child will have a unique access code and password that will be needed in order to be added to the parent account. SchoolForms is the ONLY way to register returning students and every student’s full and complete information will need to be verified and/or entered into the online form. Some information will be pre-populated so please check for accuracy.

Payment of fees by credit card will be an option once the Returning Student form is completed. This will be done using RevTrak. If the parent already has a RevTrak account (for a family association purchase) they will use that same login BUT must have already created their PowerSchool parent account before they can pay registration fees. Parents may elect to pay fees by cash or check if preferred. Parents who request a Waiver of Fees must download and complete financial documents for approval.

In August, all parents who have completed Returning Student Registration AND have paid the registration fees (or have been approved for Waiver of Fees), will have access to see their student’s teacher(s) and schedule, bus route, and locker information (if applicable). There will be no class assignment mailing this summer.

*NOTE: If the parent already has a PowerSchool account for a Highland student, but also has younger children in the family, the younger child will need to be added to the parent’s existing account. Current students in grades 6 and 7 have their own PowerSchool login but registration will not be available through the student’s PowerSchool login. It will only be available to the parent login account.

This email is intended to be informational about the process that will soon take place. Parents cannot create their PowerSchool account until they receive their child’s access code and password later this month.

If you have any questions, please contact the office administrative assistant at the returning student’s school OR contact the Registrar at the District Office (847) 362-9695.

Sincerely,
Pam Imholz, Director of Technology

Scott's Law - "If It's Flashing, Move Over"

Too many Illinois State Troopers have been put in danger or lost their lives by drivers not following the law. The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois State Police are working together to ensure all teen drivers and their parents and families have the information they need to protect those who protect us. Scott’s Law, also known as the Move Over Law, was named after Lieutenant Scott Gillen of the Chicago Fire Department who was struck and killed by an intoxicated driver while assisting at a crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway. Scott’s Law mandates that upon approaching any stationary vehicle with flashing emergency lights, including commercial trucks and cars, all approaching vehicles shall:

·         reduce speed

·         change lanes if possible; and

·         proceed with caution.

Thank you so much for your partnership in raising awareness that “If It’s Flashing, Move Over.”

Message from the Principal (3/22/19)

Dear Adler Family,

Happy Spring Break! I hope you all have a wonderful week planned with your children.  We have some important dates coming up in April so please be sure to mark your calendars for April 4th for our annual Adler Open House from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.  I will also be reading at Cook Memorial Library on April 2nd starting at 6:45 for their Principal Reads program. I would love to see a lot of smiling Adler faces that Tuesday evening! We also have no school on April 19th and April 20th. On April 20th our teachers will be in session for an all day, district-wide professional development day. Enjoy the long weekend!
           
On Monday, April 8th, students in Grades 3, 4, and 5 will begin the statewide Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) assessments.  Scheduled dates are April 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12. (5th grade has an extra science test on April 5th).  This collection of state assessments are administered to all students in the spring for Grades 3-8 to determine students’ academic achievement relative to the Illinois Learning Standards.  The assessments were created with a focus on the students’ ability to apply a broad range of concepts rather than memorizing facts.  In Math, students are asked to reason and apply mathematical principles.  In English Language Arts, (ELA), students are required to read multiple passages and write responses by answering prompts in literary analysis, research and narrative concepts.  Both measure a student’s higher level and critical thinking ability.  All Libertyville District 70 students will be assessed via an online assessment tool. For more information about these statewide assessments, please visit the Illinois State Board of Education website.

Parents can play an important role in getting students ready for testing.  Here are suggestions on how parents can help their children prepare for the assessment:
1. Make sure, if possible, that your child attends school on time each day of testing.
2. Make sure your child gets a good night’s rest the night before testing.
3. Provide breakfast on the mornings of testing.
4. Remind your child to ask the teacher questions if he or she does not understand the test directions.
5. Upon finishing, going back and reviewing the questions carefully along with checking to make sure all have been answered.
6. Let your child know that you have confidence in his or her ability to do his or her best.

The school will do everything possible to maximize a peaceful learning environment and minimize interruptions during testing. 

We also ask that any families who will not be returning to D70 for the 2019-2020 school year, please contact each child’s classroom teacher and Mrs. Grayson in the office so we can plan accordingly for balancing each classroom.

Registered Kindergarten students for the 19-20 school year and their parents are welcome to attend Adler Park’s Kindergarten Orientation at Adler Park School, Tuesday, April 16th from 6:00-7:00 PM. You will have the opportunity to meet the current kindergarten team, other staff members, and learn more about our kindergarten program. Please spread the word to any neighbors you may know who will have an incoming kindergarten student who might not be aware we are currently registering kindergarten students and having orientation next month!

Thank you and have wonderful break,
Dr. Kerri Bongle
Principal
Adler Park School
 

Adler Open House
Make sure to mark your calendars for April 4th (Thursday). This will be Adler's Open House. Our doors will be open from 7:00 - 8:00 pm for all families to come in and see all the amazing work our students have been working on in classrooms. We look forward to seeing all our students and parents on this fun evening event!
General Music Notes from Mr. Turner

GENERAL MUSIC NEWS . . .
For those who attended our “Classic Disney” performance . . . hope you enjoyed!  We will be doing an “encore performance” of the same performance NEXT spring!  I will be putting pictures from classroom teachers on my website  Be sure to check them out!
 
 
OTHER G.M. NEWS . . .
4th & 5th Grade students played ukulele’s again!  I have MANY Educational (teaching) links as well as Play-Along links for those who may have a Ukulele at home!  It’s been a lot of fun!
 
2nd & 4th Grade students projects for “Make An Instrument” will be due SOON.  This project will be due for Open House, shortly after Spring Break.  Documents, pictures of past projects and links are ready on Mr. Turner’s website.  Students have been given their sheet describing this homework.
 
 
IN THE BAND . . .
Have you seen more “belts” on instrument cases for the Karate or Judo incentive program?  Students should take “a break” during break but please help them get their records signed so that they can tryout for another belt after break!
 
 
OTHER BAND NEWS . . .
SAVE THE DATE:  Thursday, May 23 @ 1:30 will be our Band Assembly for Adler Park!  Both of our bands will be playing, as well as myself and teachers.  Select student compositions will be performed.  Playing and singing our School Song with “Sporty Gator” will be the highlight with all Adler students using shakers with the beat.  This WILL be fun to see and hear!  It’s my personal highlight of the year!

- Mr. Turner

Whole Class Enrichment with Mrs. Weber: Let's Stick Together!

For our last Whole Class Enrichment lesson, all students in grades 1-5 worked as a team to create mystery mosaics as well as work on individual mystery mosaics with colored pencils!  Our lessons started with an introduction to the mosaic art form and looked at pixels in digital pictures as another place where we find “mosaics”.  In each grade level, the students, using a color key, stickers, and a huge amount of perseverance, placed stickers one by one onto a large poster.  At first glance, we had no idea what images would be revealed!  Students were challenged to use their visual perception skills to predict what the mystery picture would become. The final results were mind-blowing!  This lesson shows us that with teamwork and a growth mindset, anything is possible!   When you are here for Open House, please look for these works in progress!
 
Emily Weber
GTE Teacher

Little Free Library

We have started a Little Free Library just for Adler Gators!

In addition to our circulating collection of library books, now Adler students may choose books to keep from our Little Free Library.  We are starting with the books donated to the annual Book Swap which has been replaced by this new program.

If you and your family have books appropriate for grades K-5 to add to the Little Free Library, we will accept donations of books in good condition.  Your children may bring the donated books to the library on their library day.  Donations are 100% voluntary and will not affect your child's participation in the program.

We are excited to get even more books into the hands of our Adler readers!  Thank you for your support and please contact Ms. Carr with questions.

Retirement Celebration for Dr. Schumacher

Retirement Celebration for Dr. Guy Schumacher
"A time to recognize, reflect, reward and rejoice!"

Please join us for an open house celebrating and honoring
Dr. Guy Schumacher

Wednesday, May 29th at 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Butterfield School
1441 W. Lake St. 

Come one, come all!
Welcome students, parents, teachers, staff members, 
co-workers, board members, business leaders and community members

Message from the Principal (3/8/19)

Dear Adler Parents,

            We are another week closer to Spring Break! Our Spring Break starts March 25 and ends on March 29th. We will see everyone back here on April 1st :) As we begin to plan for next year, we ask that any families who will not be returning to Adler Park or D70 for the 2019-2020 school year, please contact each child’s classroom teacher and Mrs. Grayson in the office so we can plan accordingly for balancing each classroom next school year.

            The classroom placement process is one of our most important tasks to prepare for the coming year.  In the spring, classroom teachers, specials teachers, support staff, and office staff will begin collaborating to determine classroom placements for Adler Park students for the 2019-2020 school year. Teachers will spend a significant amount of time considering students’ academic and social development and their learning styles when generating class lists.  Throughout this process, our goal is to place students in the best possible learning environment.  We try to build classes that are balanced in terms of learning needs and styles, gender, emotional and social development, academic achievement, and behavior.  As parents, please feel free to offer insight, share your perspective, or describe your child’s academic and/or social emotional needs in writing (Attn: Dr. Bongle) on or before Friday, March 22nd, 2019.

            I would like to thank Mr. Carollo and Mrs. Turner for their hard work this past season with the 5th grade basketball teams, 4th grade basketball teams and the cheerleaders! It is so much fun watching the Adler Gators play against the other teams and seeing the cheerleaders cheer them on!

            Our Junior Achievement program is still looking for a few more volunteers on May 16th. If you are available and interested, please contact me. In almost all classrooms, we could use one more parent. Thank you for considering.

            A special thank you also to Mrs. Sather and Mrs. Brooks and all the students who have work up at the ArtEffects Art Show at Cook Memorial Library. The opening was last night but their art work will be up for a few weeks so if you did not get a chance to see it last night, please visit the library anytime before April 5th.

            Finally, just a reminder that Sunday is the opening of registration for D70 Summer School. This year registration opens at 10:00 am!  It is also Daylights Savings Time this Sunday so remember to set your clocks ahead an hour :(

Please note other events on our Adler Calendar:

  • AFA Meeting on 3/11 at 7:00 pm
  • Board of Education Meeting on 3/18 at 7:30 pm
  • Spring Musical (grades 1,3,5)  3/19 at 7:00 pm at Butterfield School
  • Spring Break 3/25-3/29
  • Adler Open House on 4/4 at 7:00 pm


Have a great weekend,
Dr. Kerri Bongle
Principal
Adler Park School
 

Toys, Trading Cards, and Trinkets....Oh My

Adler Parents -
Your help is needed! We are hoping you can help us keep all toys, trading cards, and other trinkets at home. We have seen an increase in football cards, Pokemon, and small toys being brought on the bus and then into school. These items get lost, broken or traded (with the students then wanting them back a day later) and have created some situations that are taking away from classroom learning time. Thank you for your help with this matter. 

Summer School Information - Registration THIS Sunday at 10:00 am

Registration for District 70 students begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 10.  New this year, the registration link will open at 10:00 am due to parents requesting a start time during the day. 

Open House will be held twice, from 8-10 a.m., and again from, 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, June 6. During Summer School Open House, families will be able to tour Highland and Rockland schools ahead of the first day of summer school.  You may walk through your schedule and make changes to schedules during this time.  

Summer School Dates 2019
Dates-June 10-July 11 -No Friday classes during the 5 week program.  Also, no summer school on July 4th.

School-Pre K and Pre 1st @ Rockland School (8:30am-11:45am)

Grades 2-8 will have classes at Highland Middle School (8:30am-11:45am)


Summer School hours  are 8:30am-11:45am
Schedule for Grades 2-8
Period 1   8:30am -9:15am
Period 2   9:20am -10:05am
Period 3  10:10am- 10:55am
Period 4  11:00am -11:45am

Please visit the Summer School Website for more information and to register on Sunday.
 

News from Mr. Turner

GENERAL MUSIC NEWS . . .
IT’S COMING, VERY SOON:  “Classic Disney!” is the name of our Spring Musical for grades 1, 3 & 5.  This concert will be presented on Tuesday, March 19 @ Butterfield School.  White Tops and Black Bottoms will be the attire.  “Disney attire” is also acceptable - including Mickey Mouse ears!  Some of the songs to be performed are:  “Be Our Guest,” “Friend Like Me,” “Spoonful Of Sugar,” “Hakuna Matata” and “Never Smile At A Crocodile.”
 
Congrats to the following 5th grade students for being selected as a narrator for this concert:  Krista, Adhya, Liane, Ardra, Kajal, Chloe &  Alivia.
 
OTHER G.M. NEWS . . .
4th Grade students have begun presenting their Instrument WebQuest project.  Communicating, Working On Teams, Using Technology and just a few of the Applications Of Learning for this activity.
 
2nd & 4th Grade students will be getting their “Make An Instrument” project SOON.  This project will be due for Open House, shortly after Spring Break.  Documents, pictures of past projects and links are ready on Mr. Turner’s website.  Students have been given their sheet describing this homework.
 
IN THE BAND . . .
Have you seen more “belts” on instrument cases for the Karate or Judo incentive program?
  
OTHER BAND NEWS . . .
SAVE THE DATE:  Thursday, May 23 @ 1:30 will be our Band Assembly for Adler Park!  Both of our bands will be playing, as well as myself and teachers.  Select student compositions will be performed.  Playing and singing our School Song with “Sporty Gator” will be the highlight with all Adler students using shakers with the beat.  This WILL be fun to see and hear!  It’s my personal highlight of the year!
 
SOCIAL MEDIA  . . .
 
“Follow me” on Twitter - @jacktturner
 
MUSICALLY, MR. TURNER

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