Emma Salzman (214-8th Grade) represented our school this past weekend in the Citywide Science Fair Competition. She did a fantastic job with her display and her presentation. Congratulations to Emma and her teachers!
Parent Club Updates
Thank you to all the support turning in your Box Tops and special thanks to all the parents that worked hard cutting, checking dates, and counting the Box Tops! We raise a total of $1,678.40 during our first round. Please continue to turn in both Box Tops and Labels for Education! We will be submitting the Labels for Education in May. The Ricobene's fundraising activity was a great success. We raised a total of $ 423. Thanks to everyone that support our parent organization during this event.
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)
On Saturday, February 21, 2015, Robert Healy School participated in the city-wide competition series of MathCounts. Our students placed first in the Neighborhood South category,qualifying us to participate in the state MathCounts finals to be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Sheraton in Lisle, Illinois. Because we had the top two individuals on our team, a third top individual (also from Healy) was allowed to go to state.
Our competitors were David Cheung, Eric Cheung, Stanley Cho, Angel Gong, Carol Liu, Salvatore Macchione, Wendy Ruan, Tina Tan, Audrey Wu, and Hao Ting Zhang. The students going to state are David Cheung, Stanley Cho, Angel Gong, Carol Liu, and Salvatore Macchione.
Our Gifted students (2nd-8th) created a Pi Chain with almost 8000 links. They discovered that even though Pi is a irrational number, the numbers have almost an equal distribution (10%). If the numbers were translated into letters of the alphabet, most kids could find their name in the sequence.
Excused absences will be granted only under the following situations:
Observance of a religious holiday (absence note must be provided prior to absence)
Death in the immediate family
Circumstances which cause reasonable concern to the parent for their child’s safety or health (approved by the principal)
Other situations beyond the control of the student (as determined by the principal)
All other causes/reasons for absences are considered unexcused based on the Chicago Public School Attendance Code.
Preschool Applications Process March 2nd to May 1st
Book Fair (Main Building) March 24th to March 27th
April 4th to April 12th
Student Work - Mandarin
Congratulations to room 208 (5th) for having the best attendance in February. This class ended the month with 99.80% attendance. They were followed closely by room 223 (1st) with a 99.61%. Third place was room 102 (4th) with a 99.39% attendance. The overall school attendance for the month of February was 96.11% (pending snow days adjustments). Please continue to support our school by making attendance a high priority for our students.
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. 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.
We are having a large number of our students bringing mobile phones and other electronic devices 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. Please also remember that our school and/or any any member of our staff is not responsible for any electronic device(s) your child bring to school.
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.
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
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.