Our end of the year classroom parties are for Healy students only. We are not able to accommodate family members or siblings at these parties. All parties are scheduled for Friday, December 18th (after 1:00 pm). Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.
Classes with the highest attendance in November..... Great Job!
Congratulations to room 208 (5th) for having the best attendance in November. This classroom ended the month with 99.64% attendance. They were followed closely by room 228 (1st) with a 99.58%. Third place was room 102 (4th) with a 99.54%. The overall school attendance for the month of November was 97.18%. Please continue to support our school by making attendance a high priority for our students.
Veterans Day Tribute
Earn your GED for Free at Healy School!
Healy School has partnered with Daley College of Chicago Community Colleges to offer ESL and GED classes here at our school for parents and community members for free, as long as there are enough people completing the registration process. Classes will begin in January 2016, just in time for the perfect New Year’s Resolution: earning your high school diploma! If you are interested, please contact Julie Singler, Resident Principal at email@example.com or 773-534-9190 for registration information. Spread the word! We need to have at least 15-20 interested adult students in order to begin classes at Healy.
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. This identification process should not take more than two minutes. 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.
Our students had the opportunity to work with the Google Expeditions Team. They conducted virtual reality expeditions to Yosemite National Park, Verona, Ancient Egypt, The Great Barrier Reef, the Aztecs and Mayan Ruins. Thanks Ms. Sorrell for putting this together for our students!
We Did It Again!
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!
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.
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.
Parent-Teacher Conference Day
Kelly H.S. Arts Program Performing at Healy
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!
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.
Healy Honored by the Illinois State Board of Education
The Illinois State Board of Education is honoring our school as a National Title I Distinguished School. This honor is based on exceptional student performance over the past four years. As a National Title I Distinguished School, Healy Elementary School is part of an elite cadre of schools nationwide. The ISBE will be honoring our school at NCLB National conference in Chicago and again at the 2016 National Title I conference in Houston, Texas. Congratulations Healy Community!
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.