May 2017 Newsletter

It was so great to see so many of you at OPEN HOUSE last week.  A huge THANK YOU to our music teachers: Kathy Rossett, and Pam Yeo for all their hard work preparing the students for our shows.  They sang their hearts out and the teachers and students prepared the classrooms for a wonderful event.  We will miss Mrs. Rossett next year as she retires to North Carolina, but are excited to welcome Mr. Medina, our new music teacher.

May brings us many exciting activities at Elementary South.  In May, we are facilitating end of year assessments, Spring MAP/AIMSWEB/ and F+P testing.  These important testing sessions give us data to monitor how much progress has been made in reading and math strands this school year.

Teacher appreciation week is this week.  We can’t wait to show our teachers how much they are appreciated.  I want you all to know how much I value all that the teachers do for our students each and every day.  What an amazing staff!!

End of the year parties are approaching!  More information will be coming soon!

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.

All the best,




Have you registered your child for the 2017-2018 school year?

Registration is due on 5/19 so if you have not completed it, please call Mary Amidei at (847) 990-4800 for information.

We cannot place your child into a classroom without a completed registration!

The Nurse’s Office is in need of any sized stretchy pants and/or sweatpants.  Now taking donations.  Thanks!

Please remember to drive slowly in our parking lot and put down your cell phone.  Please help us keep the children safe!


Upcoming Events…

5/10: 5th Grade Art Institute Field Trip

5/11 – Early Release 12:10 Dismissal

5/12 – Spirit Day – Hawthorn Blue and Gold

5/15 – Fireman Tony – 4th Grade Smoke Trailer

5/17 – 4th Grade CLC Social Studies Field Trip

5/18 – Aspen and HES 4th/5th Grade Band Concert 7:00

5/19 – Ice Cream Friday – Bring $1.00

5/20 – SOAR Race

5/22 – 5th Grade visits Middle School South

5/23 – Aspen & HES 4th/5th Grade Orchestra Concert 7:00

5/24 – 5th Gr Healthy Lifestyles Graduation 1:00 Aspen

5/25 – May Birthday Bash

5/26 – No School for Teacher’s Institute

5/29 – No School for Memorial Day

5/31 – 3rd Grade Wendella Boat Field Trip

6/1 – May Soaring Eagle Winners Celebration

6/2 – Field Day

6/5 – End of year parties (11:30 4th, 12:30 3rd, 1:15 5th, 1:30 Kdg)

6/6 – End of year parties (1:30 1st and 2nd)

6/7 – Last Day of School – 1:30 Assembly