2016-2017 Previous News & Events
Chicago's Best Public Schools
Congratulations to the entire Healy Community on being named one of Chicago Magazine's Top 15 elementary schools in Chicago! Healy was ranked number 8! This is a great accomplishment that wouldn't be possible without the parents, students and staff doing their part!
Congratulations to Sarah Boyd, 6th grade gifted teacher, on receiving the Lester Crown MSI Distinguished Teacher Award. Sarah was one of seven teachers awarded this for demonstrating extraordinary dedication to her students and the teaching profession. There was an award ceremony held at the Museum of Science and Industry to honor the recipients. Congrats again Sarah, Healy is very proud of you!
2015-2016 Previous News & Events
On Wednesday, May 11th, Healy staff hosted the first ever “Healypalooza” and Family Night of 2016. Students showcased their work, projects, and artwork to parents and other community members. Over 500 students and 200 parents participated on this event. Thanks to those who donated shirts, water, chips, money, time, effort, creativity, and just overall love to the community. Days like this show how amazing is our Healy community.
Click below to access the May issue of the The Healy Herald. This is the product of Ms. Zwierzynski's after school program with the resources she obtained through the DonorsChoose website.
8th Grade Washington Trip
Once again this June, the 8th grade team and several other members of Healy’s staff and LSC took 77 Healy 8th graders to Washington DC. Thirteen chaperones traveled with our 8th graders on a bus to DC where they went on a private tour of the capital building, visit Arlington Cemetery, the Holocaust Museum, the Vietnam Memorial, the Smithsonian Museum, and the many other museums and monuments in Washington DC.
The National Association of Title I Schools honored our school in the National Title I Conference in Houston, Texas. Our school received a Distinguished School Award during the ceremony on January at the Brown Convention Center in Houston. The Illinois State Board of Education honored our school at the State Conference in February at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago. Congratulations Healy Community!
“Peter Pan” as Adapted by the
2015-2016 Healy Ensemble!
On Thursday, April 28th and Friday, April 29th Healy’s Ensemble performed Peter Pan in the Healy auditorium. Directors Amy Kornaus, Gwyn Davis, and Roy Freeman worked really hard with our Healy Ensemble performers to put on a great show. Great Job Everyone!
April Parent-Teacher Conferences
Allan Woodrow Visit
he 3rd and 5th grade students attended a presentation by author Allan Woodrow.
Mr. Woodrow is an author of children's literature including his new book "Class Dismissed". During the presentation, students learned about the importance of reading and writing, and how the Writing Process is an essential tool for authors. Afterwards, Mr. Woodrow autographed the students' copies of "Class Dismissed" and "Pet War", another of his novels.
Updating Contact Information
As you are aware, on Thursday, January 14th, we had to evacuate both Healy buildings due to a gas leak outside of the school. Students, staff, and our neighboring schools did an excellent job of keeping everyone safe and warm, and we were able to contact over 85% of parents within moments of evacuation via text messages, emails, and/or phone calls. We have since ensured that we have updated contact information for every parent/guardian at Healy, but it is imperative that parents/guardians inform the office with updated contact information immediately when phone numbers change. Thank you for your help in ensuring we can contact you in case of emergency.
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.
Healy Dragon Parade
The Healy Dragon visited our school On Monday, February 8th (Chinese New Year Day). Students in the Chinese Folk Dance Team parade with the Dragon to open our Chinese New Year Celebrations.
Healy Math Team
Our Healy Math Teams took most of the awards in the St. Laurence/Queen of Peace High School Competition. Great Job!
Congratulations to Annie Chiu (113-7th grade) for winning the Think Through Math (TTM) City-Wide Winter THINK-a-Thon Contest. The TTM team rewarded Annie with a 7" Fire Tablet, 8 GB and a TTM t-shirt for her outstanding math work. Congratulation to Annie and to her math teacher Ms. Wong.
Math Team Did It Again!
Our students participated in the Chicago Junior Math League Contest # two on Saturday, January 9, at Whitney Young High School. Over 100 of our students competed against twenty other schools. The 8th grade team came in first place for all 8th grade students, 7th in second, and 6th was first in their category. Great Job everyone!
Science Corner: Heart Dissection
After learning about the circulatory system, 7th grade students were able to compare and contrast a real-life example to what was learned in class. Students were able dissect sheep hearts to trace the path of blood as well as analyze the form and function of the heart.
Opera for All Performance
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!
High School Acceptance Letters
8th grade students have started to report where they have been accepted into high school. In our last report, a total of 42 Healy 8th grade students were accepted into selective enrollment schools (Payton - 21, Jones - 7, Whitney Young - 5, Lane Tech - 3, Westinghouse - 6). 15 Healy students reported that they plan to attend Lincoln Park High School, and 9 students reported planning to join Kelly High School’s IB program. We will update this information as soon as we receive the report of the rest of our students. Congrats to our Healy 8th Graders!
Music Inspires Week
A string quartet and two professional actors visited our school on Monday February 22nd. On Friday, February 26th, our students attended the performance of Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery by Classical Kids Music Education and the Oistrakh Orchestra.
Visit from Jones College Prep.
Dr. Joseph Powers, Principal of Jones College Preparatory School, visited our 7th graders this week. He spoke with our students about what Jones has to offer and addressed how much the Jones community enjoy having our Healy students at Jones. Thanks Dr. Powers for taking the time to visit Healy.
Chinese New Year Luncheon
First Day of School
My School Bucks
The following are the highlights of the new calendar:
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.
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
2015-2016 Activity Fee
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.
PAC & BAC Officers
I want to take this opportunity to introduce the new members of our Parent Advisory Council (P.A.C.) and our Bilingual Advisory Council (B.A.C) elected by parents in our last week’s meeting. The new officers of the PAC are; Lupe Prieto (President), Jessica Mazutis (Vice-President), Hannah Easter (Secretary), Rocio LaMonica (Alternate), and Rachel Tully (Alternate). The new officers of the BAC are: Bo Yu (President), Yu Xiang Wu (Vice-President), Chunging Li (Secretary), Xuhung Xu (Representative), Yen Liu (Alternate). We are confident that these new teams will continue the tradition of helping Healy achieve our main goal, excellence in education!
Mr. Freeman, our music teacher, put together an amazing Holiday Assembly performance for our parents an community members. The following rooms participated on this assembly: 124-K, 126-K, 128-K, 130-K, 134-K, 228-1, 232-1, 101-3, 103-3, 104-3, 208-5. The Healy Ensemble and the Haly Strings also participated on this show. Great job everyone!
Health Van Visiting Healy
On Friday, December 4, 2015, the St. Bernard Pediatric Mobile Health Unit came to Healy School to provide physical exams and immunizations for our students. Over twenty students took advantage of this opportunity.
2014-2015 Previous News & Events
11th Ward Boy & Girl of the Year
Annex Building Winners
Toaster Winner - Cai Yuan Qiu (Ling Lin) - Parent of Bryan Lin Room 228. Mr. Coffee Winner - Gilberto Estevane - Parent of Gilberth Estevane Room 124. $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card Winner - Jin Ying Ruan - Parent of Chloe Cho Room 220 and Justin Cho Room 126. $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card Winner - Virginia Lugo - Parent of Karime Trejo Room 222 and Ari Trejo Room 202 .
Number of Main Building Family Participants = 269. Number of Annex Building Family Participants = 271. Total Number of Participants = 540