Apr 11-15, 2016
Please remember to follow the proper procedures when dropping off children at school. Children must be dropped off in Drake Alley. The front door on St. Louis is not a place to drop off children as it is not designated for this purpose, and it creates unsafe conditions for our students and their families. Thank you for abiding by this rule.
Students in grade 3-5 will continue PARCC testing for math and English language arts until April 15. Students are encouraged to bring a healthy snack with them each day during testing. Students will learn more about their daily schedules from their teachers, though each day, students will attend some academic classes, specials classes, lunch, and recess. If you have questions, please contact one of our school administrators. Read through this link for important information about the PARCC assessment.
Friday, April 22
The student council will help lead activities/discussions around taking care of our school community and neighborhood.
Spring Enrichment 2016
Spring Enrichment starts the week of April 11. Confirmation forms were sent home on April 4. Registration has closed and all classes are filled. If you have questions regarding your child's enrichment class, contact the Enrichment Coordinator, Kimberly Davis, by email.
If a student has any outstanding fees, such as instructional, bus, lunch, library, etc., which are over $6.00, the student will not be allowed to participate in the Enrichment and any other student paid activities, until these fees are paid.
Yearbook Orders Extended
Supplies are going fast! Please see the attached flyer to pre-order your copy soon!
District 73.5 2016 Summer School
District 73.5 will offer Summer School for:
- Students entering grades 1-8 who are in need of academic support
- Students who fail a class (attendance is mandatory)
Summer School will be in session from Monday, June 13th through Friday, July 8th (no class on Monday, July 4th) at Oliver McCracken Middle School, 8000 East Prairie Road. The program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (times vary according to selected classes). Teachers communicated summer school recommendations to parents and guardians during February conferences. Official summer school registration letters were mailed home the week following spring break. Please complete the registration paperwork and return it to your child’s school by Friday, April 29. Individual student registration fees will be included in the official letter mailed home in April.
2016 Summer School Fees
There will be no fee for summer school for incoming 2nd through 6th grade students. The Title I grant will be funding these fees for summer school 2016.
- Current Kindergarten (incoming 1st grade) fees are as follows:
- Language Arts (2 hours): $245
- Math (1 hour): $135
- Current 6th-8th grade (Incoming 7th and 8th grade) fees are as follows:
- ELA (1½ hours): $190
- Math (1½ hours): $190
Bus transportation is available to and from summer school at no additional cost. Parents must identify bus pick-up and drop-off locations on the invoice statements mailed home the week of May 23rd. The park district offers a section of Camp Iwannago to align with Summer School. It is the afternoon session 220532-05. The district bus can pick up and drop off at Oakton Community Center. Contact Mrs. Nancy Ariola at 847.676.8234 or by email to find out more information. Please contact your child’s teacher with specific academic questions.
Worlds Of Wisdom And Wonder Summer Program
The Center for Gifted will once again be offering its Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder summer program at McCracken School. Use code HOSTSKOS16 for a 10% tuition discount.
PTA News & Information
The PTA is live on SD735.org! Look up in the bookmark bar for the PTA link and then click it to get to know your PTA, find out how you can get involved, learn about events, download/print PTA flyers, and more. In the meantime, check out the PTA flyer for this week and be on the lookout for details about these upcoming events...
- Scholastic Book Fair @ McCracken
Tuesday, April 12 through Thursday, April 14
- Buffalo Wild Wings Night
Friday, April 15
- Walk to School Wednesday
Wednesday, May 4
Visit the Community section of our website for links to Community Pages, an archive of "frequent flyer" handouts shared by our community partners for students to take home in their backpacks and folders. There's a little bit of everything for everyone: park district and public library news, scouts, athletics, community events and services, and more. This week, watch for information from the ELL Parent Center about the upcoming Parent Resource Fair.