Thanks to the GENEROUS families, staff members, and local businesses the Parent club was able to put together 35 Holiday Baskets for our Healy families. If you want to know more about the donors and/or would like to know which local businesses supported this event, please click on the button below:
Our end of the year classroom parties are for Healy students only. We are not able to accommodate family members or siblings at these parties. All parties are scheduled for Friday, December 19th (after 1:00 pm). Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.
2014 Math Cup Champions
Healy Elementary students were the CPS District Winners for the 2014 Think Through Math Cup. Our students obtained 1st place (Ms. Wong - 8th Grade), 2nd Place (Ms. Santos - 5th grade), and 3rd Place (Ms. Wong - 6th/7th grade classes) in the citywide competition. Over 350 schools and more than 1,000 classes participated in the 1st CPS Math Cup Challenge. Great Job!
Healy - Top Rated Elementary School in CPS Rankings
Two weeks ago, 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! Click on the button below to see the 2013-2014 CPS Ranking (based on SQRP results)
Our students will begin the second round of NWEA testing after returning from the Winter Break. Testing sessions will begin Monday, January 5th. The dates for NWEA testing will become available on our Healy website no later than Monday, December 22nd. I want to emphasize to all parents the importance of this mid-year test for our students and staff. The information we gather from this test, will allow us to direct our instruction for the remainder of the year in order to prepare our students for all the assessments they will face in the spring. If you have any questions about NWEA and/or any other assessments we administer in our school, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.
Student of the Month - December
Holiday Time is Family Time!
I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season. School is closed for two weeks beginning Monday December 22nd. During winter break there will be many opportunities to create a stronger bond with your child and continue to support their academic growth and success. The holidays are good times for story telling around the dinner table or routines like bedtime reading that cultivate connections between home and school expectations. Children do best with regular schedules, and I encourage you to prepare for their return to school on January 5th by instilling in them an understanding about the importance of being rested and ready to learn. Although the break is going to be a nice time for our students and staff to rejuvenate, I still strongly encourage our students to continue to read at least 20 minutes daily and to practice their math facts. Thank you parents for your continued support in ensuring all of our students are successful.Happy New Year and Warm Holiday Wishes from our Healy School family to yours.
We ask that you listen to media sources for information during emergencies and school closings. During even small events like snow, callers often jam the lines seeking information that is readily available on our website, the radio, and television. An overflow of calls takes staff members away from other critical tasks during an emergency. Healy is part of the Chicago Public School (CPS) system, so when Chicago Public Schools are delayed, closed, or dismissing early, Healy is as well. Please remember that our school’s website (healy.cps.edu), the CPS information hotline (773-553-1000), and the CPS website (cps.edu), are excellent sources of information about school closings and unusual events.
Please be advised that students are at recess for 15 to 20 minutes every day. As the temperature keep dropping, it is essential that your child is ALWAYS wearing a warm coat and appropriate attire during recess time. We need your help to make sure our students are bringing a coat/jacket every day, so that they can enjoy their recess time without worrying about the outside temperature.
NO SCHOOL December 20th to January 4th
NO SCHOOL: Monday, January 19th Dr. Martin Luther King Day
NO SCHOOL - January 30th School Improvement Day
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.
Cell Phones in The Building
Last year we had a large number of our students bringing cell phones into our building. We realize that it is important for parents to keep in contact with their child, particularly after dismissal time. However, on several occasions, students were caught using these devices during class and/or transition times (i.e. lunch, recess, etc.). In many of these occasions it was the parent texting or calling their child during school time. I ask you to please help us minimize the usage of mobile devices during school time by avoiding calling/texting your child from 7:45 am to 2:45 pm (4:30 pm if your child attends after school activities). Remember that if your child is caught using their mobile device during school time they will be subject to the consequences listed on the 2014 Student Code of Conduct.
Four Seasons Performance
Congratulations to rooms 104 (3rd) and room 113 (7th) for having the best attendance in November. Both classrooms ended the month with 99.76% attendance. They were followed closely by room 230 (2nd) with a 99.22%. Third place were rooms 208 (5th) and room 228 (1st) with a 99.05%. The overall school attendance for the month of November was 97.02%. Please continue to support our school by making attendance a high priority for our students.
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. The fees and penalties for not complying with this policy are extremely high. Therefore, our school must adhere to this new federal regulation. 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.
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
Kelly High School Performance at Healy
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.