November 2014 Newsletter

These beautiful fall days remind us all that we have so much to be THANKFUL for.  We live in a wonderful community that supports our children and their education!  There are exciting activities going on in the classrooms, and everyone is working hard to challenge students to reach their potential and improve student achievement.

Halloween was a great event at South!  Even though the weather did not cooperate, we didn’t let that get us down.  Thank you to all the room parents who volunteered for our Halloween parties.  Everyone had a spooktacular time!

Looking into November, we have the end of the first trimester, report cards, and conferences. We look forward to meeting with each of you to discuss your child’s progress.  At conferences, be sure to visit the book fair in the main hallway. A portion of the proceeds from the sale allows us to buy new books for our library.

In November, we will continue our Bernstein Unit on MAKING CONNECTIONS! If you are interested in seeing your child in the classroom, please come visit us on Parent Education Week – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMEBER 19, 2014.  See the schedule in the box below.

We had our first Pride Luncheon to celebrate the recipients of this award for excellent academics, super behavior, athletics and the arts.  Congratulations to our winners and good luck to everyone who is working towards a goal in November!

Please remember that we only celebrate Birthdays at our school wide BIRTHDAY BASH!  You will get a letter when it is your child’s birthday month inviting you to hokey pokey with the Principals.

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.

Jill Martin Signature





American Education Week – Parent Visitation – Nov 19, 2014

Kindergarten: Thankful Writing

     Lagos AM and Rude AM – 9:30-1

     Rude PM and Dingman – 2:15 – 2:45

First Grade: Math Marathon @ 12:20-1:20

Second Grade: Geography Games @ 2:00 – 2:40

Third Grade: Continents and Oceans @ 1:00-2:00

Fourth Grade: Math Madness @ 9:50-10:45

Fifth Grade: Engineering Teamwork @ 11:30-12:10

Parking will be available on the EAST side of Aspen 


First Trimester Ending…

Can you believe the first trimester is coming to an end? Report cards will be distributed on Monday, December 8, 2014.  

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held:

Nov. 20: PM only for Kdg

Nov 24: PM only K-5

Nov. 25: AM only K-5

If you still need a conference time, please contact your child’s teacher.


Sadly… Flu Season is here! The best way for us to stay well is prevention! At school, we follow set guidelines for hand sanitization. Remember to have your child wash his/her hands frequently and please keep your child home if he/she is sick. Let’s keep our children HEALTHY!