We look forward to our upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences as an opportunity to share your child's academic progress with you. As we head into the third quarter, please talk to your child about being responsible with his/her schoolwrok. If your child is eligible for the after-school tutoring program, please make sure he/she attends each day it is offered. As always, if you have any questions about your child's progress, don't hesitate to contact the teacher.
Reminder: No school for students on February 12 for Conferences.
No school on February 13 in honor of Presidents' Day.
February 18 is a half day with dismissal at 11:45 am.
Coming up on February 18 is our annual Grandparents/Special Persons Day. Activities will begin at 10:30 am for Kindergarten - 4th grade students and their guests. This year's theme is Do the Math: You + Me = Fact Fun.
Watch for the flyer to come home about our February 19 Family Movie Night, sponsored by Parent Group. If you have not yet become involved in your Parent Group, consider attending the next meeting on March 4, 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
1 pm - 3 pm
4 pm - 7 pm