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Weekly Announcements 11-12-18

Reported by michelle_loughran@ipsd.org on 11/12/18

Fry Elementary School Weekly Announcements 11/12/18

Thanksgiving Collection
The Fry Staff is once again organizing our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit local families. We will collect food this week only, Nov. 12-16th. Please see the attached flyer for more info.

Drop-Off/Pick Up Procedures DRIVERS MUST READ!
The changing weather brings more families to the car line. With more cars, it is imperative that everyone follows procedures to ensure a safe and timely arrival. Becuase the majority of our community is designated as “walkers”, the car line exists as a courtesy to our families. If your family chooses to use the car line, drivers must adhere to the following rules:
In the morning:
Drivers must always pull forward in line, no matter how far away from the entrance door they end up. There is a chance your child will have to walk a short distance to the door. Staff are there to supervise.
Drivers may not get out of the car to assist students. If you need to assist your child, please park just past the staff lot on Grassmere Dr. There you may park, exit, and assist your child.
Drivers may not be on their phones. It’s the law.
In the afternoon:
Every student in the car line should have a number attached to their backpack. Please make sure your child knows their number.
Every car should have a full-size sheet of paper with their car number clearly displayed on the dashboard. Drivers must display this number the ENTIRE TIME in line. Please don’t just hold a number up for a moment (we frequently re-call numbers when you pull up). Yelling your number out the window is not a substitute for having it displayed. If you've misplaced your office issued car number, please use a file folder and bold marker to create a new one, or ask the office to run another copy.
Please remind your child to wait on the curb until your car has come to a stop.
Drivers may not be on their phones. It’s the law.
Our staff has every right to enforce our procedures and correct drivers who are not adhering to these guidelines. Parents should ensure that all drivers who transport their children are aware of and adhere to these rules. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

Lost & Found:
Fry Lost and Found items remain on display in the foyer. We will donate remaining items at Thanksgiving break. Please stop in and check if your child is missing something! We have lots of water bottles and clothing items!

5 Essentials Survey
Many parents were able to complete the 5 Essentials survey at conferences-thank you!
If you did not have a chance to do so at school, please see the info and link below:
Parents, students and teachers across Illinois will once again have an opportunity to participate in the annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school as it relates to the important elements of school effectiveness.
On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by the University of Chicago. All survey responses will be kept confidential. The state will provide survey results for individual schools only if a school has at least 20 percent of parents take the survey. If you have children attending more than one school, we ask that you complete the survey for each school.
To take this short survey:
1. Visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/
2. Type and select “Dupage” as "County." (The county is the location of the school district's main office, not the school.)
3. Type your school's name into the "School" field and select your school.
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey identifies five indicators that can lead to important student outcomes, including test score gains. Research has shown that schools strong on these indicators are ten times more likely to improve student learning. The five indicators that effect school success are effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments, and ambitious instruction.

Important Dates:
11/16 PTA Meeting 9:30
11/21-23 No School – Thanksgiving Break
12/5 PTA FFUN (Fry Families United Night)
12/11 Evening Chorus Concert

Third-Party Educational Programs
The following companies have rented space in our schools to offer an after-school educational program for students. The distribution of this material is in no way an endorsement of programs, services, activities or products by District 204. For more information about the programs listed below, visit:

Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club at:

http://ipsdweb.ipsd.org/uploads/promo/FryILCHFALL2off12.10.pdf

Thanksgiving Donations 2018 ( pdf)

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