Please support Robert Healy School and the Healy Stars on June 3, 2015 from 5-8 pm by eating at Ricobene’s. Whether you dine in, carryout or order delivery please mention Robert Healy and our school will receive 20% of all proceeds. * Ricobene’s will be raffling ten $5 gift cards to anyone that participate on this event! The restaurant is located at: 252 W. 26th Street Chicago, IL. 60616 (312) 225-5555
Attendance Incentive Program
Thirteen Healy students participated in a six week after school program entitled "Core Character/Etiquette for Everyday Students." The students learned proper etiquette and social skills that will help build character and confidence and will allow them to successfully navigate their interactions with classmates, parents, teachers and the general public at large. The sessions were led by Sonya Chapman, founder of Chicago Protocol & Etiquette Consulting, Inc. At the end of the program the students demonstrated what they learned and dined at the Grand Lux Cafe in downtown Chicago. As a result of implementing this program there was 1.9% increase in the students' attendance. Congratulations to our STAR students! (Studious, Thoughtful, Accountable, Respectful)
Learning to Play Weiqi
Weiqi is a Chinese board game which has about 4,000 years of history. In the Weiqi program, students are instructed to learn about different problem-solving strategies, mathematical skills and Chinese words and phrases that are related to Weiqi practice.
ESL Summer Classes
Registration Dates Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
Bring identification with name and address and a piece of mail to verify residency.
The registration process takes 2 – 3 hours to complete intake forms and take a placement test.
Please do not bring children.
Arrive 15 minutes early.
Classes begin Monday, June 22, 2015
Summer Term 2015: June 22 – July 30, 2015. Classes will meet on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. Please contact Ms. Golliday or Mr. Carmona for more information regarding the FREE ESL Summer Classes for Healy Parents.
All after school activities (except drama – June 5th) will end on Thursday, May 28th. Starting Monday, June 1st, all students will be dismissed at 2:45 pm.
Congratulations to room 113 (7th) for having the best attendance in April. This class ended the month with 99.77% attendance. They were followed closely by room 114 (6th) with a 99.73%. Third place was room 102 (4th) with a 99.43% attendance. The overall school attendance for the month of March was 96.91%. Please continue to support our school by making attendance a high priority for our students.
Healy - Top Rated Elementary School in CPS Rankings
CPS released the 2013-14 ranking of all the schools in the district. Out of 5 possible points, Healy received 4.7 points. Only two elementary schools received 4.9, five elementary schools received 4.8, and nine elementary schools received 4.7. I am extremely pleased with the results obtained and thank all our teachers and staff for their dedication to help all our students achieve high levels of growth and attainment. We will continue to work hard in making sure all our students are receiving a high quality education and that our teachers have the necessary resources to achieve this goal. Congratulations!
I have received verbal feedback from parents and guardians indicating that many are finding the presence of dogs on school grounds (particularly during dismissal time) stressful, even frightening, particularly for younger children. Although the dogs have always been on a leash and/or under the supervision of their owner, there is always a chance they could react differently as 1,400 students are passing by them. I am concerned that even well-behaved dogs can behave unpredictably when placed in busy, noisy and crowded school environments and that this can lead to unnecessary accidents. On the other hand, children can also behave unpredictably when in the presence of dogs or when in contact with dogs and this can potentially lead to a child being bitten. Therefore, we are implementing a policy that dogs are not allowed on the grounds of Healy Elementary School Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:15 pm (the only exception being guide dogs). We need your cooperation to ensure that all of our students, staff, parents, and community members are safe in our building and its surroundings.
Citywide RIF Contest Winners
8th Grade Washington Trip May 27th - 31st
June 4th & 5th - Healy Auditorium 5:30 pm
Student Work - Mandarin Class
I would like to remind parents and community members that the Chicago Police Department will be issuing tickets to any vehicles parked in the allies, double parked, and/or abandoned around our school.
Healy Visitor Policy
Parents are welcome to visit our school anytime. To ensure visitations are productive for both school and visitors, please follow these guidelines:
1. All visitors must sign in with the security officer after entering the building. They must immediately proceed to the main office to inform our clerks the nature of their visit. 2. If a visitor is visiting a classroom or any other area of our building, they must wear a visitor identification sticker in a visible place. 3. If a parent is planning to visit a classroom to observe their child, they must provide prior notice to teachers and staff to arrange appropriate times and days. This notification must be done at least 24 hours prior to their visit. 4. Conferences with teachers cannot be scheduled during class time. Parents must make arrangements with their child’s teacher to meet either during the teacher’s preparation time, or before/after school.
School policy does not permit children (students from other schools, friends, relatives) to visit the classroom for the day.
We ask that you do not interrupt the classroom schedule by going directly to the classroom. All contacts with students should be made through the school office.
New Wellness Policy
CPS principals were informed two weeks ago that the Federal government is mandating the implementation of a new Nutrition and Wellness Policy for all schools receiving federal funding. Starting this school year, schools are not allowed to serve any food to students that have not been processed in the school’s cafeteria. For our school this rule is in effect from 12:01 am until 3:15 pm. Starting this year, our school can no longer accept cupcakes, cakes, candies, chips, soda, or any other food that parents bring to celebrate their child’s birthday. Once again, if it was not
prepared in our cafeteria, then we cannot give it to our students. The school
is allowed to bring outside food for only two events during the school year.
Our staff decided that these two special events will happen the last day before
Winter Break and the last day before Summer Break.This new policy does not apply to
students that bring their own lunch from home as long as they don’t share their
food with any other student.
The school day begins at 7:45 a.m. with breakfast in the classroom until 8:00 a.m. The school day ends at 2:45 p.m. The school building will not be open until 7:30 a.m.; therefore, please do not bring your child to school prior to this time. We don’t have any staff available to supervise your child if you send him/her to school before 7:30 a.m.
Battle of the Books
Fifth grader Tiffany Guo, won the 2015 Battle of the Books T-shirt design competition. Tiffany's shirt was featured at Saturday's battle of the books City Finals with 300 students, coaches and volunteers wearing Tiffany's design. Tiffany was honored on stage in front of 500 people and received shirts to take home. Thank you Coach Ms. Santos for submitting Healy designs!