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Weekly Announcements 11-11-19

Reported by michelle_loughran@ipsd.org on 11/11/19

Fry Elementary School Weekly Announcements 11/11/19

Last Chance to Sign-up for Parent Teacher Conferences!

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday, Nov. 21 from 4:30-8:00 and Monday, Nov. 25 from 8:00-3:00 and 4:30-8:00.
Conference sign-ups will occur through Power PTC. Parents who will be out of town are encouraged to sign-up for a conference slot and make a note for a “phone conference” in the comment section.
The link to Power PTC is now available in Home Access. It will close on Tuesday, November 19th. Please follow the instructions below:

1. Go to Home Access (this is the same site which you use to access grades)
2. From the Home Access homepage, click the School Links tab
3. Click on Power PTC
4. You will be directed to the Power PTC page - the login and password are the SAME as your Home Access.
5. If you would like to schedule a conference with art, music or PE teachers please email the teacher directly.

Book Fair
Thank you so much for your support of Fry’s Scholastic Book Fair! We are thrilled so many children and parents wanted to buy books to have in your homes. The students got so excited about their books and reading! All proceeds from the fair go straight back to our school. So thank you very much for your support! And, thank you very much to the many volunteers who came to help us with the book fair. We couldn’t do this without your help!

Don't forget that the Online Book Fair is still going on through this Tuesday, November 12th only. This is a great time to shop for upcoming holidays and it continues to benefit Fry School. There may also be some pre-holiday sales there! Ordering is easy! There is no shipping to pay! Just visit our Book Fair homepage and look for the online fair link there! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/fryelementaryschool

The books ordered from the online fair will arrive at Fry School all ready for you to pick up or for me to send home with your child. If you want your order to be a gift, please call or send me an email letting me know you made an online order, and I will give you a call when they come in so you can pick it up. Allow about 5 business days for the books to arrive. It's easy, you can do it from the comfort of your own home, and it benefits your child AND Fry School!
Again, thank you for your continued support!
Michelle Loughran, NBCT
Library Media Center Director

michelle_loughran@ipsd.org
(630)428-7414


Old Town Pizza Fundraising Day
This Friday, Nov. 15th, is Fry/Old Town Pizza Fundraising Day. A portion of every sale comes back to Fry. Please see the attached flyer for more info. Thanks for your support!

Thanksgiving Collection
The Fry Staff is once again organizing our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit local families. We will collect food next week, Nov. 18th-22nd. Please see the attached flyer for more info on what you might add to your shopping list. This is a great opportunity to involve kids and teach about gratitude and helping others. Thanks for your support of this wonderful annual tradition!

We need your feedback!
Parents across Illinois once again have an opportunity to participate in the annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture 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 is 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.)
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.
Thank you for your feedback.


Important Dates:
11/12 Veterans Day Assembly 9:30 – Please have students wear red/white/blue!
11/15 Fry/Old Town Pizza Day
11/18 Fry Food Drive (all week)
11/21 Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:30-8:00 pm (regular school day)
11/25 NO SCHOOL – Parent-Teacher Conferences 8:00-8:00 (No School)
11/26-11/29 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

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:
Fry: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club
http://ipsdweb.ipsd.org/uploads/promo/FryFallOff11.25.pdf

Old Town Pizza 11-15-19 ( pdf)

Thanksgiving Food Drive 2019 ( pdf)

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