November 2015 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! 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 October, we continued our Bernstein Unit on creating a habitat of happiness with Unity Day. It was awesome to see all the classrooms come together to unite against bullying at Elementary South! Ever wonder what the classrooms are really like?  If you are interested in seeing your child in the classroom, please come visit us on American Education Week’s Parent Visitation Day – TUESDAY, NOVEMEBER 17, 2015.  See the schedule in the box below.

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.

All the best,

Jill Martin Signature





American Education Week

Parent Visitation – Nov 17, 2015

Kindergarten: Thankful Writing @ 8:50-9:30

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

Second Grade: Geography Games @ 2:10 – 2:50

Third Grade: Continents and Oceans @ 2:10-2:50

Fourth Grade: Math Madness @ 10:00-10:40

Fifth Grade: Team Building-Engineering @ 1:30-2:10

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First Trimester Ending…

Can you believe the first trimester is coming to an end? Report cards will be distributed on Monday, December 7, 2015.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held:

Nov 23: PM only K-5

Nov. 24: AM only K-5 (no school that day)

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!