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.
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.
Beautification Project - June 28th
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2015-2016 school year!
We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our students can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our students need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:
· Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience. Please remember that your child will be marked tardy if he/she arrives after 7:45 am. · Completes, all homework assignments given by teachers on time · Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills · Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life · Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject · Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and go on to college
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 If you would like to access the 2015-2016 full calendar, please click here.
welcome Ms. Julie Singler to the Healy Elementary administrative team.She will be serving the Healy community this
school year as a Resident Principal (Principal in Training).
My School Bucks
Beginning in September 7, 2015, Chicago Public Schools will offer MySchoolBucks to parents and guardians. This online payment service provides an easy way for you to add money to your child’s cafeteria account using a credit/debit card. For example, students may choose to buy an item beyond the free meals such as milk or a piece of fruit. You can also view recent purchases, check balances, and set-up low balance alerts for free.
Enrollment will be easy: 1. On or after September 7, 2015 go to www.MySchoolBucks.com and register for a free account. 2.You will receive a confirmation email with a link to activate your account. 3.Add your student(s) to the account using their school name and student ID. 4.If you choose, you can make a payment to your child's’ account(s) with credit/debit card or electronic check.
An additional feature of this service is the ability to view your child’s school menus and associated nutritional information. You can also view menus and nutritional information for all the district’s schools without logging into MySchoolBucks at this URL:http://www.cps.edu/menu
Congratulations to our Class of 2015
Alice in Wonderland Production
Formerly Known as Parent Club
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!