I would like to remind all our parents and community members that our annual Walk-A-Thon event is on Friday, October 24th. This is the main fundraising event our Parent Club hosts each year. We need your cooperation in raising funds, so that the Parent Club can continue to sponsor the many events we do throughout the year (supplies for classrooms, books for students, etc.).
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.
After more than 20 combined years of volunteer service to our Healy community, Ms. Colleen Gaylord and Ms. Nitzia Karagianes are leaving our Parent Club organization. I would like to thank them for their hard work, dedication, and the amazing job they did while in charge of our Parent Club..
I want to take this opportunity to introduce the new members of our Parent Club. They are; Simon Shiu (President), Hannah Easter (Vice-President), Rosie LaMonica (Treasurer), Audrey Remmers (Secretary), and Kimberly Ovalle (Alternate). We are confident that this new team will continue the tradition of helping Healy achieve our main goal, excellence in education!
Congratulations to room 102 (4th) and room 113 (7th) for having the best attendance in September. Both classrooms ended the month with 99.84% attendance. They were followed closely by room 208 (5th) with a 99.44%. Third place was room 115 (6th) with a 99.42%. The overall school attendance for the month of September was 97.62%. Please continue to support our school by making attendance a high priority for our students.
Fire Safety Talk (2nd Grade)
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.
As we begin the new school year, I would like to remain 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
This is just a reminder that schools are not allowed to serve any food to students that has not been processed in the school’s cafeteria. Therefore, we encourage families to abstain from sending any food, including candies, for any of the Halloween celebrations we may have this month. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!
High School Fair (10/16/14)
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.
Friday, October 24th
NO SCHOOL: Friday, November 7th
NO SCHOOL: Tuesday, November 11th
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.
Pre-K End of the Year Celebration
Our last year's data indicates that many of our students came to school late several times. I would like to remind parents that students are considered late to school if they arrive to the building after 7:45 am. Also, please note that students who leave schoolbefore 11:15 a.m. will be marked as a full day of absence. Students arriving after 10 am, or leaving before 2:30 p.m. will be marked as ½ day absent. We would appreciate your cooperation in ensuring that your child comes to school on time everyday this school year.
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.