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Dear Parents,   We’ve had a wonderful week learning about families. Important Dates and Reminders Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26 – Parent Teacher Conferences. All JK students will dismiss at 11:00 at the West Doors. There is no Lunch Bunch and no Enrichment on these days. Watch the school newsblast for sign-up details. Please send children to school with hats, mittens/gloves, boots and warm
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Early Childhood Parent Get-Together

We are offering a twist on the traditional Early Childhood parent night out! All parents of Preschool and Kindergarten students are invited to join us for a FREE social/fitness opportunity at Shred415 this Friday, November 8th at 6pm. The class will run about 40 minutes, and parents who wish may stay after to use the locker rooms/shower facilities. We’ll hang for a while after class at SHRED with some H2O, adul
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Halloween!

Dear Parents, We had a fun week celebrating Halloween! Important Dates and Reminders Wednesday, November 6th is a 1:45 dismissal day. Enrichment will dismiss at 1:35. Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26 – Parent Teacher Conferences. All JK students will dismiss at 11:00 at the West Doors. There is no Lunch Bunch and no Enrichment on these days. Watch the school newsblast for sign-up details. Please s
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Pumpkins 2

  Dear Parents, Boo! We had another fun week learning about pumpkins.The children have become experts on how pumpkins grow and their many uses. Now we will turn all of our pumpkins into Jack-O-Lanterns!!! Important Dates and Reminders Thursday October 31st: HALLOWEEN! JK will have a fun day marching in the school parade at 10am, having a special snack, and doing a fun craft. Please send your child to school in costum
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Lunch Bunch & Enrichment Registration for 2Q

Three year old and Jr Kindergarten families interested in adding or changing their registration for Lunch Bunch or Enrichment during the 2nd quarter are now invited to submit preferences through this form. Changes to Lunch Bunch or Enrichment programming during the 2nd quarter must be shared through this enrollment form by this Friday, October 25th and spaces are awarded on a first come, first served basis. If your f
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Pumpkins!

Dear Parents,   We’ve had a fun week  in JK with pumpkins as our theme. Important Dates and Reminders October 31st – Halloween Parade, 10:00 am JK will walk in the school parade around the block. Wear costumes to school, please pack extra play clothes if your child stays for Enrichment.  For JK parents who would like to use the morning drop off line, we have 8th grade students waiting to walk JK students a
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Community Helpers 2019

Dear Parents, This has been a fun week wrapping up our community helpers unit! The children even met a real nurse! On Thursday Maggie Fahrenbach came in and taught us how babies are taken care of in the hospital nursery. The children really loved it! Important Dates and Reminders: Please remember we have a group of 8th grade girls who can walk JK students to class every morning, if you want to use the drop off line.
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Community Helpers

Dear Parents,   We’ve had a fun week learning about community helpers. Important Dates and Reminders Monday October 14th: No School, Columbus Day For JK parents who want to use the morning drop off line, we have organized a group of 8th grade girls to walk JK students all to their classrooms each morning. We hope that this plan will be helpful to any student who is overwhelmed by the walk in on his/her own. Plea
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Apples!

Dear Parents, We had a busy week with Apples as our theme. Important Dates and Reminders Monday September 30th – Picture Day  If your child does not normally attend school on Mondays, you are welcome to bring him/her between 8:30 -10:00 on Monday September 30th (parents are asked to stay with their children), or you can wait and have pictures taken on picture retake day which is scheduled for Friday November 15
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Farm Week 2

Dear Parents, We had another fun week learning about Farms. Important Dates and Reminders Monday September 23rd: Lock Down drill 10:00 am. We will practice what we will do in our classroom in the event of a lockdown in our school. We will talk to the students about hiding in our classroom and being quiet during this drill. Be assured that we will make this practice session as reassuring as possible for everyone..  We
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Preschool Pick Up Procedures

Dear Early Childhood Families, We are thrilled to kick off extended day programming for our littlest Crusaders today, September 3rd. Should you have any questions regarding your Lunch Bunch/Enrichment selections this morning, please email office@sfx-school.org and we will be happy to confirm your enrollment. Please review the overview below for pick up of all Preschool students: MORNING PICK UP 11am dismissal for Jr.
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Welcome to Jr. Kindergarten!

Thank you for subscribing to Mrs. Fahrenbach’s Jr. Kindergarten blog! Subscription feeds for the 2019-2020 school year were set Friday evening, August 23rd. If you subscribed to blogs prior to that time your selections may have changed. To confirm your 2019-2020 selections now that new feeds have been established, please submit a new subscription form here and check every box (for both Newsblast and ALL blogs)
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Happy Summer!

Dear Parents, We’ve had a fun time wrapping up the year and getting ready for Kindergarten! Important Dates and Reminders We have sent home a lot of student work. Please check white folders. We had a wonderful year in JK and thank you for all of your support throughout the school year. We wish everyone a fun and relaxing summer! Theme of the Week and Activities At our Writing Center, we practiced tracing the entire a
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Getting Ready for Kindergarten 2019

Dear Families,   We’ve had a fun week finishing up projects and getting ready for Kindergarten! Important Dates and Reminders Monday June 10th:  Last Day of JK, Lunch Bunch, and Enrichment. This day will be regular dismissal times. There will be an end of the year celebration on the field from 9:30-10:40 am. Parents and younger siblings are invited to attend. We have lots of student work to send home.  Please be
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Nature Blog 2, 2019

Dear Parents,   We had a fun week learning about nature which is all around us! Important Dates and Reminders Monday, May 28th: No School: Memorial Day Monday, June 10th: Last day of JK, Lunch Bunch, and Enrichment. This day will follow regular dismissal times. There will be an end of the year celebration on the Sport Court from 9:30-10:40 am. Parents and younger siblings are invited to attend. More details to c
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Spring: Bird Blog

Dear Families, We had a wonderful week learning about birds and enjoying the spring weather on the Tot Lot! Important Dates and Reminders Wednesday, May 22nd: Fly Up Day–We will “Fly Up” to visit the Kindergarten Classrooms. Monday, May 28th: No School: Memorial Day Monday, June 10th:  Last Day of JK, Lunch Bunch, and Enrichment. This day will be regular dismissal times. There will be an end of the year celebra
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Spring: Celebrating Parents 2019

Dear Families,   We had a fun week preparing for Mother’s and Father’s Day! Important Dates and Reminders Monday, May 27th- No School – Memorial Day Monday, June 10th- End of the Year Celebration on the Sport Court and Field 9:30-10:40 AM.  Last Day of Junior Kindergarten, Lunch Bunch and Enrichment. Please remember to send your child with rain boots on these rainy Spring mornings. Thank you for your suppo
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Spring: Plants

Dear Families,   We embraced spring and learned all about growing plants! Important Dates and Reminders Monday, May 27th- No School – Memorial Day Monday, June 10th- End of the Year Celebration on the Sport Court and Field 9:30-10:40 AM.  Last Day of Junior Kindergarten, Lunch Bunch and Enrichment. Please remember to send your child with rain boots on these rainy Spring mornings. Thank you for your support
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Spring Earth Week Blog 2019

We had a short week celebrating the Earth and learning how to take care of it! Important Dates and Reminders Tuesday, April 30th- Nature Talk 7pm Skokie School https://www.eventbrite.com/e/before-there-was-stem-there-was-nature-tickets-58531087057?utm_source=SFX+School+Newsblast+%26+Classroom+Blogs&utm_campaign=f4e677eb78-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2216590315-f4e677eb78-124407721&c
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Easter 2019

Dear Parents, We had an eggciting week celebrating Easter!! Important Dates and Reminders April 19-24 No School. Easter Break and Professional Development for Teachers. School resumes Thursday April 25th. Please continue to send your child with a warm coat, hat and mittens on these chilly spring mornings. Thank you for your support! Theme of the Week and Activities At our Craft Center, we used water colors to paint E
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Irish Dance Summer Camp!

Join Mrs. Siefer for Irish Dance Summer Camp here at SFX! Irish Dance Camp integrates Irish dance basic skills with an exposure to the Irish culture through arts and crafts, stories, and songs. Junior Dance Camp is offered to any incoming Kindergarten students who think they want to join Irish Dance next school year. There are two sessions of Junior Dance Camp available this summer. Emerald Isle and Shamrock Camps ar
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Week of the Young Child

Dear Parents, We had a wonderful week celebrating the “Week of the Young Child”. Important Dates and Reminders April 19 – 24 No school.  Easter break and Professional Development Development for Teachers. School resumes Thursday April 25th. Please continue to send your child to school with a warm coat, hat and mittens on these chilly Spring days. Thank you for your support! Theme of the Week and Activities Musi
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Transportation Blog

Dear Parents, We had a fun week learning about different types of transportation.   Important Dates and Reminders April 19 – 24 No school.  Easter break and Professional Development Development for Teachers. School resumes Thursday April 25th. Please continue to send your child to school with a warm coat, hat and mittens on these chilly Spring days. Thank you for your support!   Theme of the Week and
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Kindergarten Kickstart

Join resident Kindergarten expert, Miss Lavelle for a quick preview of life as an SFX Kindergartner this summer! Our Kindergarten Kickstart program runs from 9-11:30am M-F from June 17th-28th and is sure to build excitement about the year ahead in Kindergarten! Miss Lavelle will build upon the literacy, math, and writing skills your child is learning this year in Jr. Kindergarten. Together, campers will explore Kinde
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