Spanish World Language Magnet Cluster
Martin Luther King Day
Event: 1.23.2020 @5:30pm
Community Volunteer Event: Create Blankets and Toys for a local Animal Shelter
Event: 1.24.2020 @1-2pm
Regional STEM Fair at Northeastern
Event: 1.31.2020 NO SCHOOL --End of Qtr2
Event: 2.7.2020 Qtr2 Report Cards Sent Home
President's Day -- NO SCHOOL
News and Announcements
Norwood Park PTO's New Website
Stop by site and take a look!
Norwood Park Prek Candidacy Site Survey
Dear NPS Community,
Happy New Year! I hope you are staying warm and the new year is off to a great start for your family. The below survey is in response to a commitment the Prek Committee made to gather information from the surrounding community. There are no new developments or information regarding NPS as a site for prek expansion. The survey link will also be sent through the Alderman's and Chamber of Commerce's listerv during their normal scheduled releases.
After the survey closes at midnight on February 9th, 2020 the committee will meet and send out the survey results. As always, if any new information is received concerning NPS I will email the community.
If you have any questions please reach out to Chief McGlade (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Principal Coors (email@example.com).
Local School Council (LSC) Elections
Hello NPS Families and Community Members!
On April 22nd, 202o Norwood Park will host elections for it's Local School Council from 6am to 7pm. Applications must be returned in person to the main office by March 5th, 2020. You may print and fill out the forms or pick them up outside the main office in the information section.
Elementary School GoCPS Application
The GoCPS Elementary Application for magnet and other selective enrollment schools is now open. Siblings of current magnet students may apply to NPS through this application, but there is not a guarantee siblings will have a spot at NPS. Please know that in recent years we have been very short on classroom space and have been able to offer very few to no lottery spots. We strongly encourage lottery families with siblings to have strong second and third options. Please see the attached document for more information: FAQs_2020-2021_ElementarySchools_v3.pdf and a letter to parents from CPS Department of Access and Enrollment: Letter to parents re sibling and preschool_2020-2021.pdf
Parent Book Club
Ms. Cuvalo would like to invite all NPS families interested to join the Parent Book Club. The first meeting is scheduled for January 14th at 5:30pm in room 211. The first book selection is I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez. Please send an email to NCuvalo@cps.edu if you are interested in joining or if you have any questions. Happy Reading!
Parent SEL Book Club
SEL Parent Book Club
All NPS parents and caregivers are invited to join the SEL Parent Book Club. We will be reading the book Yardsticks by Chip Wood. Stop by the main office to pick up your free copy! The dates/times and pages we will be discussing are below. Please contact Ms. Rajanen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Irwin (email@example.com) with any questions. Hope to see you then!
Session 2: November 18th, 5:30pm or November 22nd, 8:15am. Chapters focusing on 6 - 9 year olds (pgs. 43 - 93).
Session 3: December 10th, 5:30pm or December 13th, 8:15am. Chapters focusing on 10 - 14 year olds (pgs. 109 - 173).
Before & After Care
Earliest Drop off: 8:00
LEAP Innovations is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization connecting innovation and education to reinvent our one-size-fits-all system and transform the way kids learn.
Facing History and Ourselves uses history to teach empathy in classrooms around the globe. Our school is committed to using Facing History in our classrooms and across the school community in order to positively impact school culture.
Calm Classroom is the largest provider of school-wide mindfulness programming in the U.S. We are committed to cultivating peaceful, engaged classrooms and school communities by empowering students and teachers with mindfulness skills that support mental and emotional wellbeing.