Bring on the ISAT test! Our 3rd - 8th grade students and teachers are working together to review and practice good test taking skills. Parents, you can help us out by making sure your children eat a good breakfast and come to school on time, well-prepared to do their best and take on the test.
ISAT test dates are March 3 - 14.
Kolmar is pushing for perfect attendance. Every student who has perfect attendance in March has a chance to win a bike or a Kindle in the District 143 Perfect Attendance Raffle. One K - 2nd grade student, one 3rd - 6th grade student, and one 7th-8th grade student from our building will have a choice of the bike or the Kindle. That's three great prizes for Kolmar students! In addition, all students who have perfect attendance will have their names entered into the District 143 Grand Prize Drawing for a chance to win an iPad mini. Be a winner. Be in school everyday!
Watch for 2014-2015 Early Registration Packets to go home on March 10.
2014 -2015 Kindergarten Registration takes place in the school office March 17 - 20.
Spring Break is March 24 - 28.
Our next Parent Group meeting is March 5 at 9:30 am. Please join us. Planning for the end of the year Field Day is underway.
Since the inclement weather set it, we have naturally experienced an increase in the number of students who are tardy to school in the morning. We want to remind our parents that the school day begins at 8:20 am. Students who are late getting to class are missing out on valuable instruction. When the weather is bad or the temperature is very cold, we allow students to enter the building as they arrive so that parents can drop their children off at the usual time.
Please remember to use the 24-hour attendance line (708-385-6747) to call in an absence for your children. If your phone number or emergency contacts have changed since registration, send a note to the school office so we can update your records, helping us to better serve your needs. If your phone number is not accurate, you will not receive the automatic school closing calls in the case of extreme weather conditions.
We have a safety tip from the bus company that might be helpful for all parentst to know. When adjusting your child's backpack, you will notice that the excess strap hangs loosely from the bottom. That part of the strap can get caught in the doors of the bus or car as they close. Cutiing that extra part off can reduce the chances that your child could get caught in the door as the vehicle pulls away.
Don't forget that every Wednesday AND the last Tuesday of every month is Kolmar Night at Kenootz Pizzeria. Just mention Kolmar School when you order and 25% of your sale comes back to our school.
Please go to the Midlothian School District 143 REGISTRATION page for all of the details.
Illinois State Board of Education
March 24 - 28
6:45 - 7:45 pm