March 2017 Newsletter

March always comes “roaring” into Elementary South like a lion because when March comes in, so does STATE TESTING.   Children in grades 3, 4, and 5 will be taking the PARCC exams the week after Spring Break.  They will complete four tests in Math and three tests in Language Arts.  5th graders will also take one science test.  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 has had a good breakfast.  We have done the rest!  Teachers will be sending home specific testing schedules.

Testing is not all that is going on around here!  Thanks to all who came out for FAMILY FUN NIGHT! The magician 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!




Upcoming Events

March 7: End of trimester two

March 10: Class Picture Day

March 15: Little People Music Festival – 5th Grade Band and Orchestra

March 16: Art Show at Aspen Library – 6:00-8:00pm

(Art show will run March 16-April 7 – stop by and see our amazing art work)

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

March 17: Ice Cream Friday – Bring $1.00

March 20: 5th Grade Field Trip to The Grove (Bentley, Gordon, Preuss)

March 20: Report Cards go home

March 22: 5th Grade Field Trip to The Grove (Hill, Sordini, Trela)

March 23: Birthday Bash – March Birthdays

March 27-March 31: Spring Break

April 3: School Resumes

April 4: State Testing Begins