This year the Chinese New Year is on February 8, 2016. As always, our school is planning to celebrate, and our main celebration is on Thursday, February 11th. On this day, we are having two performances (9:30 am and 1:15 pm) for our parents and community members. Everyone is encouraged to wear traditional Chinese outfits or dress in the colors red and/or gold.
Chinese New Year Parade Every year, our school sends the largest group to the Chinatown New Year’s Parade. This year, we would like to count on you for your participation in this event. The parade is scheduled for Sunday, February 14th at 1:00 pm. Our group will meet on the corner of Wentworth and 24th Place. We hope to see you there!
Classes with the highest attendance in November..... Great Job!
Congratulations to Room 114 (6th grade) for having the best attendance in January. This classroom ended the month with 99.7% attendance. They were followed closely by room 115 (8th grade) with a 99.62%. Third place was room 113 (7th grade) with a 99.58%. The overall school attendance for the month of January was 96%. Please continue to support our school and your student’s learning by making attendance a high priority each and every day.
Student of the Month
Click below to access The Healy Herald. This is the product of Ms. Zwierzynski's after school program with the resources she obtained through the DonorsChoose website.
Congratulations to Annie Chiu (113-7th grade) for winning the Think Through Math (TTM) City-Wide Winter THINK-a-Thon Contest. The TTM team rewarded Annie with a 7" Fire Tablet, 8 GB and a TTM t-shirt for her outstanding math work. Congratulation to Annie and to her math teacher Ms. Wong.
Healy Honored by National Association of Title I Schools
The National Association of Title I Schools honored our school in the National Title I Conference in Houston, Texas. Our school received a Distinguished School Award during the ceremony on January 28th at the Brown Convention Center in Houston. The Illinois State Board of Education will be honoring our school at the State Conference in Chicago at the end of the month. Congratulations Healy Community!
New Photo Visitor Passes
The safety of Healy students, staff, parents and the school community is our #1 priority. As such, we have purchased a new photo visitor pass system for both the annex and the main building. Beginning Monday, December 7th, the front desk security in both buildings will be taking a picture of each visitor who enters the school building. This photo will be printed on a temporary visitor pass sticker that all visitors will be required to wear while in Healy buildings. We strongly believe this is going to help us maintain a more secure environment in our school. All visitors are required to complete this process in order to access any of our buildings.
Dr. Joseph Powers, Principal of Jones College Preparatory School, visited our 7th graders this week. He spoke with our students about what Jones has to offer and addressed how much the Jones community enjoy having our Healy students at Jones. Thanks Dr. Powers for taking the time to visit Healy.
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.
Updating Contact Information
As you are aware, on Thursday, January 14th, we had to evacuate both Healy buildings due to a gas leak outside of the school. Students, staff, and our neighboring schools did an excellent job of keeping everyone safe and warm, and we were able to contact over 85% of parents within moments of evacuation via text messages, emails, and/or phone calls. We have since ensured that we have updated contact information for every parent/guardian at Healy, but it is imperative that parents/guardians inform the office with updated contact information immediately when phone numbers change. Thank you for your help in ensuring we can contact you in case of emergency.
8th Grade Bazaar
Work in Mandarin Class
Healy Math Team
Our Healy Math Teams took most of the awards in the St. Laurence/Queen of Peace High School Competition. Great Job!
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.
The following are the school’s policies regarding late arrivals and/or early dismissals:
Code in the System
Between 7:46 - 8:45 AM
Between 8:46-11:30 AM
½ day of attendance
After 11:30 AM
Full day absent
Code in the System
Before 11:30 AM
Full day absent
Between 11:30 AM- 2:00 PM
½ day of attendance
After 2:00 PM
Full day of attendance
We recommend parents to visit the CPS Parent Portal to monitor their child attendance, as well as their academic progress. Please contact the main office for information on how to access this portal.
I would like to remind parents and community members that the Chicago Police Department will be issuing tickets to any vehicles parked in the alleys, double parked, and/or abandoned around our school.
Great Job Healy Team!
On Monday, October 26th, CPS released the ratings for all the schools in the district. Our school received 4.9 out of 5.0 points in this ratings. This is second highest score among all K-8th schools in the city (484 schools). This means that our school’s performance substantially exceeds the city standards for academic performance. Being awarded a 1+ rating for both Growth and Attainment is the result of a lot of hard work and dedication in the classroom from teachers and students. This accomplishment is a collective effort and couldn’t be done without the outstanding support and commitment from our students, faculty, parents, and community. Congratulation Healy School – We did it again!