Bring on the test! Our 3rd - 8th grade students and teachers are working together to review and practice good test taking skills for the upcoming PARCC test.
3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will be taking the pencil and paper version of the test between March 9 and March 20.
For the first time, our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will have the opportunity to take a computer version of the test. That testing window runs from March 9 through March 30.
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.
Watch for 2015-2016 Early Registration Packets to come home on March 9. To take advantage of the reduced registration rate, packets are due back to school by April 2.
2015-2016 Kindergarten Registration takes place in Kolmar's office March 16 - 20. It is important for our future planning to let us know if you, your family, or your neighbors have an incoming kindergartener. Help us spread the word about registration. If you or they have any questions, please call the office at (708) 385-6747.
If you have not yet become involved in your Parent Group, consider attending the next meeting on May 6, 2015, at 9:30 am.
Since the inclement weather set in, 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 parents 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. Cutting 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 9 - April 2
March 16 - March 20
April 2 11:45 am
April 3 - April 10