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Thank you for a wonderful year!

Thank you so much to all of you for supporting our classroom so graciously and generously this year. The students and I appreciated all of the chaperones, party volunteers, treats, and more! Thanks to our room parents for the organization behind the scenes. While all of my students will remain in my heart, I wish them all the best in second grade. Please enjoy photos from our last day of school. Have a wonderful summ
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¡Adios Adios!

¡Hola a todos! First of all I would like to thank you all for the support throughout this school year! I am very happy with the results of implementing a new Spanish curriculum that encouraged students active participation and satisfied different learning styles! Also, I would like to let you now that I will continue this wonderful journey during the 2017-2018 school year at SFX. I hope you all have a wonderful and s
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Artwork Coming Home!

Hello Parents!   I just wanted to let you know that artwork should be coming home!! Thank you for all of your support during the year and especially at the art show—it was an amazing showing of all of our amazingly talented students! I still have artwork from this year’s 8th graders that was not picked up, as well as a scattering of works from 6th and 7th grades. If you want to pick anything up, I am avail
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Summer Reading and the Wilmette Public Library

Last Friday Mrs. Joseph from the Wilmette Public Library visited our school and spoke to students in Kindergarten-5th grade about all the great offerings the library has for children this summer. From great family entertainment to reading clubs, as well as volunteer opportunities for middle school students to help younger children over the summer, the library is the place to visit this summer. This summer’s rea
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Lincoln Park Zoo

A special thank you to all of our parent chaperones! This was our first year completing animal reports and traveling to the zoo to see the animals in person. Even though we had a zoo reservation, it was a very busy day at the zoo and we are so grateful for your watchful eyes. The weather was glorious! Thank you! This free digital slideshow customized with Smilebox
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Field Trip and Dress Down Day

Wednesday, May 31 is the first grade field trip to the Lincoln Park Zoo. The students are eager to read their animal reports by the live animals! They have been working diligently in small groups studying the animal’s appearance, diet, habitat, family groups, and interesting facts. This is also a dress down day for Africa. Students in first grade are also able to dress down (even though it is a field trip day)
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Mass on Special Person’s Day

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Kirby Larson’s One Author One Community visit

What a wonderful day we had on Friday with our visiting author, Kirby Larson. When Mrs. Larson arrived at SFX, she was greeted by our official student greeter, a 2nd grade student, who had read almost all of Mrs. Larson’s books as he was so excited that she was coming to the school. How wonderful to see so many students excited to finally meet Mrs. Larson and have her at our school. Mrs. Larson gave three prese
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Special Person’s Day

Thank you to all of the special guests who visited our first grade classroom. The students were overjoyed to share their life in first grade with you! Free slideshow made with Smilebox
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Mi Escuela/My School   We read the book Spot va a la escuela/Spot goes to school. While reading this book, students made connections in between the activities that we do at SFX and the activities the Spot was doing in the book. Moreover, this book helped us review previous lessons such as animales, colors, etc. Our art project consisted in drawing our school. 1st graders include
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Great America Read to Succeed Vouchers

The Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Challenge vouchers have arrived and were distributed to classroom teachers on Wednesday. All children who read the 6 required hours and submitted the reading log to the school earned a free day pass to Six Flags Great America. The vouchers are valid from June 12-August 6, 2017. Be sure to be on the lookout for these vouchers to come home in your child’s backpack. Mrs. Sawye
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2017 Art Show!

Hello all! This year’s Art Show will take place on Thursday, May 25th from 6-8:00pm. Please join us for an evening of 1st through 8th grade art in the Xavier Room. If you already have plans, no worries—the show will be left up from Thursday evening-Sunday, so parents can stop by after mass or throughout the day on Friday! We have been working hard all year, and would love for you to come by and celebrate the ar
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End of the year for the Library

It’s hard to believe we are just a few weeks away from the end of the school year. In an effort to get all school library materials back and inventoried before we leave for the summer, all library books checked out to students need to be back to the school library no later than Tuesday, May 30. Students may continue to checkout library books until Friday, May 26. In an effort to help children remember to return
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we finished started a unit on My School/ My Escuela. We covered Mi Maestra/ My teacher and Mi Maestra de Español/ My Spanish Teacher. We read the book David goes to school/ David va al colegio and we focused on how the teacher was approaching David’s behavior in school. This book also helped us reviewing previous lessons such as bueno/malo and colores. Our art project consisted in creating
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