March 2014 Newsletter

clipartMarch always comes “roaring” into Elementary South like a lion because when March comes in, so do the ISAT tests!  This week the children have been testing and next week will be make-up testing for any child that missed a testing session.  The children and their teachers have worked all year to learn the Common Core Standards and we all feel confident that they have been well prepared for state testing.  Thank you for making sure your child has been well rested, at school on time, and encouraged.  We have done the rest!  We have provided a healthy breakfast each day of testing, new pencils, and have even passed out mints to stimulate brain activity.

Testing is not all that is going on around here!  Thanks to all who came out for FAMILY FUN NIGHT! The mad scientist was awesome, the book sales were incredible, and we were able to earn lots of free books for our school.  It was great fun for all who attended and a special thanks to our family alliance, PTO, and volunteers who made the event such a success!

Thank you again for your continued support.  As always, if you have any questions or input, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me.  I can be reached at or (847) 990-4800.

Have a wonderful Spring Vacation with family and friends!

Jill Martin Signature




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March 7: PTO Boys Night Out – 5th Grade boys & their fathers MSN 6:30-8:30pm

March 8: PTO Mother Daughter Tea – Vernon Hills Park District 1:00pm (Sullivan Center)

March 10: Board of Education Meeting 7:00pm

March 10: Report Cards go home

March 10-14: ISAT make-up testing in grades 3, 4, and 5

March 13: ART SHOW @ Aspen Library 6:00pm

March 14: 5th Grade Field Trip to Naper Settlement

March 14: Ice Cream Friday – Bring $1.00/Hawthorn BLUE AND GOLD SPIRIT DAY

March 16: PTO Variety Show – MSS 11:00, 1:00, 3:00

March 17: Wear GREEN for St. Patrick’s Day

March 18: 5th Grade Band to North Chicago Band Festival

March 20: Awards Lunch

March 21: Birthday Bash – March Birthdays

March 24-March 30: Spring Break

March 31: School Resumes!