Winter 2 Gazette 2020 - 2-7-2020
ADLER PARK SCHOOL'S SPRING MUSICAL

First, Third and Fifth graders from Adler Park School in Libertyville will be performing a musical titled "Classic Disney! (Encore)” for their annual spring musical on March 18. The students will be performing popular Disney songs from the past.  Some of the songs to be performed will include "Under The Sea,” "Hakuna Mata,” " Spoonful Of Sugar” and "Bare Necessities" to name a few.  The concert is set for 7 p.m. at Butterfield School, 1441 W. Lake St.  Students will be dressed as in “Disney” attire for the evening. (Blue Jeans & Mickey Mouse ears are acceptable.)
        
Artwork will be displayed by the Art Club to "decorate" the concert.  Narrations by fifth grade students will inform the audience about various aspects of Walt Disney and the songs.

5th grade Speaking Part Tryouts will be on Tuesday, February 25 at 11:25.  Copies of tryout can be found outside Mr. Turners classroom or at his website.
        
An ice cream social, sponsored by the Adler Family Association, will be held immediately following the concert.  This will also be the final General Music concert for music teacher, Jack Turner.  Mr. Turner has been teaching general music and band at Adler Park since it’s reopening in 1988!  Come celebrate with "the leader" of this special performance as he leads the students one final time!

Junior Achievement - Parent Volunteers Needed

Dear Adler Parents,       

On Friday, May 15th, 2020, Adler Park School is partnering up with Junior Achievement (JA) to provide corporate and community volunteers to present the basics of business and economics to our students.  The 3 “pillars” of JA programs focus on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. It’s a great opportunity to help students connect what they are learning in school with “real world” experiences.  

We have a need for parent volunteers (hopefully 2-3 per classroom) and are hoping that you would consider this opportunity to volunteer either in your child’s classroom, or, in another classroom.  The program will run on May 15th from:

  • 8:00 - 9:45 am for Kindergarten classrooms

  • 8:00 - 10:55 am for 1st grade classroom

  • 8:00 - 11:25 am for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms

A JA representative will provide a training session on Thursday, May 7th from 8:00 - 9:00 am at Adler Park in the Learning Center to orient all volunteers to the program, the curriculum kits, and classroom management techniques in order to help you be successful and have fun with it! Attendance at this training is highly suggested if volunteering in the classroom. 

What is required from volunteers?

  • An interest in sharing with students in a classroom setting.  The curriculum is interactive and engaging with games and activities built in to make it fun! 

  • Comfort talking to a group of students.  A classroom teacher will always be present.

  • You do not need to be an expert in economics or finance to teach JA!  The Program Guide Book we supply you with will provide all the information that you need to teach the lesson.

The following Lessons will be taught to each grade level: 

 Kindergarten: JA Ourselves

JA Ourselves uses storybook characters in read-aloud and hands-on activities to introduce the role people play in an economy. Through engaging, volunteer-led activities, young students learn about individual choices, money, the importance of saving and giving, and the value of work. 

 

1st Grade: JA Our Families

JA Our Families explains how family members' jobs and businesses contribute to the well-being of the family and of the community. The program introduces the concept of needs and wants and explores the ways families plan for and acquire goods and services. Students analyze their own skills to determine ways they can support their families. 

 

2nd Grade: JA Our Community

JA Our Community uses posters and games to offer practical information about businesses and the many jobs those businesses offer in a community. Students explore production methods through a simulation game, and they learn about taxes, decision making, and how money flows in an economy. 

 

3rd Grade: JA Our City

JA Our City introduces students to financial literacy and learning objectives for third–grade social studies, including the characteristics of cities, the importance of economic exchange, and how people and businesses in cities manage their money. Students will apply money-management strategies to personal and business accounts. 

 

4th Grade: JA Our Region

JA Our Region introduces students to entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs use resources to produce goods and services in a region. Students operate a hypothetical hot dog stand to understand the fundamental tasks performed by a business owner and to track the revenue and expenses of a business. 

 

5th Grade: JA Our Nation

JA Our Nation provides practical information about the need for employees who can meet the demands of the 21st century job market, particularly high-growth, high-demand jobs. By program's end, students will understand the skills, especially in science, technology, engineering, and math that will make their futures brighter.

If you are interested in volunteering in a classroom and can attend the training session on May 7th, please email Dr. Kerri Bongle. Please include which classroom you would like to volunteer in on May 15th. Please note that we will only need 2-3 volunteers per classroom. If we have too many volunteers in one classroom, we may ask you to volunteer in another classroom in the building. We will do our best to place you in the classroom you request but depending on interest, you may be placed in another classroom. Thank you in advance for your time and flexibility.  

For more information about JA-Chicago please visit their website.

Pictures from the Valentine Parties
Below are some pictures from our Valentine Parties. Thank you to all the parents who came in to help or donated items. All the parties were a lot of fun for our students. 
Message from the Principal (2/13/20)

Dear Parents and Guardians,
             
            Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend! Thank you to all the parents who planned, attended or donated to our Valentine parties today. A fun time was had by all students and staff. We also appreciate all the parents who came in for parent-teacher conferences last night or this evening. We enjoy getting to talk about our students’ growth and progress at this point in the school year.
           
            It is hard to believe that we are starting to think about the summer! Registration for D70 Summer School will start on March 8th. Before the end of the month, the course catalog will be online for parents to see what classes will be available this summer. Please visit the website for more information about classes and how to register.
           
            With spring break five short weeks away, thinking about the 2020-2021 school year is not that far off!  As we begin to plan for next year, we ask that any families who will not be returning to Adler Park/D70 for the 2020-2021 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 next 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 via email to Dr. Bongle on or before Friday, March 20th, 2020.

            Registration for Kindergarten and new students has begun! Please spread the word that any new families to D70 or any incoming Kindergarten students can register now online. Thank you for helping us get the word out for next school year!  Current student registration information is still coming! Stay tuned!

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

Go Gators,
Dr. Kerri Bongle
Principal
Adler Park School

AFA Book Fair - Thank you!

Dear Adler Families,  

 Thank you so much for supporting the AFA Book Fair!  We hope your children are enjoying their new books! Congratulations to Mila, Mia, and Reese who were the winners of the raffle.  They each received a bundle of new books! 

We would like to especially thank all of the family members and Adler staff who helped with the Book Fair.  Without your help, the Book Fair could not happen! Thank you to Cara Famighette, Colleen Schofield, Jennifer Bowman, Sonia Allegretti, Kelly Hunzinger, Kayleen Carella, Tiffany Allegretti, Dana Allen, Audrey Howell, Nicole Smith, Stacey Galloway, Kathy Hodge, Jake S. Henry B., Sheila Lynch-Afryl, Mary Henderson, Amy O’Neill, Nancy Ryan, Naomi Simpson, Jen Hatten, Stacey Thermos, Susy Grayson, Kerri Bongle, Carmen Cervantes, Juan Hernandez, Max Jasso, Trish Trimble, and Erin Carr.   
 
Thanks again, 
Suzanne Whitman, Amy Richter, Wendy Bownas, and Nicole Sesi 

Junior Achievement - Parent Volunteers Needed
We are still looking for volunteers for Junior Achievement on May 15th in the following classrooms: 

Mrs. Dorf's class - 2 volunteers
Mrs. Wisek's class - 1 volunteer
Mrs. Zeinz's class - 1 volunteer
Mrs. Koenig's class - 2 volunteers
Mrs. Marsh's class - 1 volunteer
Ms. Walker's class - 1 volunteer
Mrs. Adelman's class - 2 volunteers
Miss Billon's class - 1 volunteer
Mr. De Paz's class - 1 volunteer
Mrs. Piskule's class - 1 volunteer

Information about the JA schedule on May 15th is listed further down in the Gazette. Please email Kerri Bongle if you are available to volunteer in your child's classroom. Thank you for considering. 
Destination Imagination

This Saturday, Feb. 29th Adler Park will have two Destination Imagination teams competing at the regional competition at Viking Middle School in Gurnee.

Our first team competing is The Scottish Llamas managed by Maria Monahan.  This team is made up of Kira D. and Emily M.

Our 2nd team, The Shining Stars is co-managed by Jacob Carlson & Kevin O’Neill.  This team is comprised of Sadie & Aubrey C., Maggie O., Autumn V., Riley G., & Genevieve W.  We wish both of our teams good luck and know they will represent Adler well.  We also wanted to thank the team managers for all their hard work throughout the season, the teams couldn’t do what they do without their constant support and guidance

News from Mr. Turner

GENERAL MUSIC NEWS . . .
 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:  “Classic Disney!” is the name of our Spring Musical for grades 1, 3 & 5.  This concert will be presented on Wednesday, March 18 @ Butterfield School.  “Disney” is the attire.  The students are SO excited, and I am too!  You are in for a treat . . .
 
5th Grade Speaking Part Tryouts were held earlier this week.
 
Program Cover entries have been available for ALL students to use their artistic talents for our concert.  Entry forms are located outside the music room or on Mr. Turner’s website.
 
OTHER G.M. NEWS . . .
 
4th Grade students have begun working with their Chrome
books in music class learning about the instruments in each family and their characteristics for helping an imaginary student try to determine which instrument to play.  Communicating, Working On Teams, Using Technology and just a few of the Applications Of Learning for this activity.
 
3rd Grade students are excited to play their recorder for you during the Open House on April 9!
 
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.
 
IN THE BAND . . .
 
I hope you are excited about seeing “belts” on childrens' band cases!  The “Karate” and “Judo” incentive program has students practicing and performing individually for their class to earn a belt.  Completing compositions and getting weekly parent signatures are also a part of their responsibility.  PLEASE HELP REMIND YOUR CHILD TO GET YOUR INITIALS OR SIGNATURE EACH WEEK.

Message from the Nurse

Just a reminder to please call the attendance line 847-932-0054 if your child will not be coming to school or arriving late.  If your child is sick, list all symptoms that he/she has (i.e. fever, sore throat, cough, etc.). If your child is sick consecutive days, please notify Kathy Panov each day.

If you prefer to email, please include Kathy Panov​​, Susy Grayson, and your teacher.  This ensures your message will be received in the event that any of us has a substitute. Thanks so much!

Graphic Novels

Did you know that graphic novels play a valuable role in a reader's development?  Please read this magazine article that explains why.

Six Flags Read to Succeed

Six Flags Read to Succeed is back!  This no-cost program encourages your child to read for fun and earn a free ticket to Six Flags.

The procedure for reading logs is new this year.

Parents can register for Read to Succeed using the details below:

  • Register your child using your teacher's class code sent home earlier this month
  • By April 17, complete the online reading log for your child.
  • Expect a Six Flags Great America ticket for your child in May!
Congratulations to our Adler Artists

Congratulations to the following students that will have artwork on display at the Art Effects art show at Cook Library. An opening reception for the show will take place on Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 6-8pm. The artwork will remain on display until April 6th. Please take a moment to come out and enjoy the art work of these students:

 

Kindergarten: Priya A., Merritt J., Mila B., Anna K., Evelyn V.

1st Grade: Demi V., Zoe C., Avery G., Paloma M., Johnthan W.

2nd Grade: Aidan K., Amaya S., Eduardo G., Gavin R., Nate D.

3rd Grade: Avery E., Indy A., Giselle A., Emma D., Justin M.

4th Grade: Lily K., Sonja S., Sophia K., Mayte F., Jenna W.

5th Grade: Evan H., Michael B., Karly V., Tessa F., Lukas M.

 

Mrs. Sather and Mrs. Brooks

Art Teachers 

Adler Park School

Yearbook Ordering Information

Yearbook orders are due March 13, 2020. You can order online (ID code 13890620) or use the envelopes that are being sent home this week. If you have any questions, contact the yearbook committee. And, as always, please share your pictures of parties and other school events with the yearbook committee.

Congratulations to these 5th Graders

Congratulations to the following 5th grade students for being selected to perform a speaking part in our upcoming musical, "Classic Disney!"

Students selected: 
Iona B, Cece B, Michael B, Dia C, Andi D, Kira D, Ellie E, Johnathon G,  Faith H, Riley H, Stephanie H,  Andrew H, Sophia H,  Lukas M,  Asia Grace R, Veronica S,  Carsen S, Usman S, Mubina S, Yuvia V &  Audrie W.

Message from the Principal (2/28/20)

Dear Adler Families,

            Happy Friday! I hope this email finds you all doing well. Where did February go? Enjoy your extra day tomorrow! I love getting an extra day during a leap year. Registration for Kindergarten and new students has begun! Please spread the word that any new families to D70 or any incoming Kindergarten students can register now online. Thank you for helping us get the word out for next school year!  Current student registration will start later on this spring.
           
            Our fifth grade students will be taking the statewide Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) on March 16th and March 17th. This is a state mandated assessment our fifth and eighth grade (at HMS) take each year. This will be three assessments given over two days.

            With spring break three short weeks away, thinking about the 2020-2021 school year is not far off!  As we begin to plan for next year, we ask that any families who will not be returning to Adler Park/D70 for the 2020-2021 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 next 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 via email to Dr. Bongle on or before Friday, March 20th, 2020.

            We are looking for a parent or two to help out in our lunchroom. We need a lunchroom supervisor on Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays from 11:15-12:15. Our supervisors spend half of their time in the lunchroom helping supervise students while they are eating lunch and then half their time outside supervising students while they are at recess. This is a paid position. Please email or call me if you are interested in the position. If you cannot do a consistent day, we are also always looking for substitute supervisors that are on-call when a supervisor cannot make it in. Thank you for considering. 

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

Upcoming Adler Dates:

  • Early Release 2/28 at 1:15 pm
  • Clubs and sports picture date at Adler on 3/6
  • ISA on March 16th and 17th for fifth grade students only
  • Spring Musical (grades 1, 3 and 5) at Butterfield on 3/18 at 7:00 pm
  • Spring Break begins on 3/23 
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