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!
Our school will be increasing the activity fee from $25 to $30 for the 2015-2016 school year. The additional $5 will cover the purchase of hand sanitizer, paper towel, and facial tissue (Kleenex). Parents are no longer required to bring these items to the school.
The following are the highlights of the new calendar:
Students begin classes on Tuesday, September 8, 2015
The last day of student attendance will be Tuesday, June 21, 2016 (pending snow days)
Parent-Teacher Conference Days are November 18th and April 13th
Progress Reports will be distributed on Oct. 9th, Jan. 8th, March 11th, and May 20th
Winter break will be from December 19th to January 3rd
Spring Break will be from April 16th to April 24th
The following are the approved holidays for next school year:
Labor Day = September 7th Columbus Day = Oct. 12th Veteran’s Day = Nov. 11th Thanksgiving = Nov 25th -27th M.L. King Day = Jan. 18th President’s Day = Feb. 15th Memorial Day = May 30th
Our school’s annual Back to School BBQ is scheduled for Friday, August 28th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This year we are also having the Health Van that will provide free medical exams and vaccinations to Healy students that qualify for these services.
Healy students elected their first Healy Student Council. The new members of the council are; President: Amy Chen, Vice President: Michael Lin, Secretary: Jackie Guo, Treasurer: Amanda Ma, 7th Grade Representatives: Kelly Hou and Jessica Mai, 6th Grade Representatives: Natalie Soutonglong and Crystal Huynh
Student of the Month - June
Congratulations to our Class of 2015
Hispanic Fest Celebration
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.
Pediatric Health Mobile Unit
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!