Principal Newsletter April 17th, 2017

LaSalle Vision

LaSalle Language Academy will provide the foundation for all students to become creative intellectuals and people with integrity, who persevere with the confidence to become empathetic, active and engaged global citizens and role models.
April 17th, 2017
* 2 Critical Volunteer Opportunities - One Tomorrow!!
* 2017 Auction!
* Stand with Malala Movement
* CPS Clean and Green Day
* Dates to Remember

School Tour ( - WE NEED YOU!!!
There is a whole new group of LaSalle parents joining our community in the fall! Please consider welcoming these lucky few and assisting with school tours on Tuesday, April 18th from 5:30 to 6:30pm. We'll need 10-12 parents to be sure the tours run smoothly. This is a very fun volunteer experience!

Kindergarten Registration (
Do you remember kindergarten registration? We have a whole new group of excited parents getting ready to register their students! Please spare some time to ensure this runs as smoothly as possible and to welcome this new group to our awesome community!
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Stand with Malala Movement
*Please see the note below from one of our wonderful students, Eliana DeBates. Eliana is running this program for the second year in a row and we are so proud of her advocacy!!!

I, Eliana De Bates along with Mr. Choi and my class room 202 would like to bring back The Stand with Malala movement to the school for the second year in a row. The date will be the Monday-Wednesday, April 17-19 after spring break. We will have a donation box located outside the office.

I am very pleased to have this opportunity to do this again! These are the following rules for the clothes drive. But please note the following:

All clothing that we receive must be freshly cleaned and should not be damaged in any way. Please don't send us anything with:

-Stretched or misshapen fabric
-Stains or discoloration of any kind
-Rips, holes, tears, snags or runs in the fabric
-Missing or damaged fasteners: buttons, zippers, ties, hooks, snaps, etc.
-Missing manufacturer’s tags
-Broken or stretched elastic in sleeves, waistbands, etc.
-Holes, scuff marks or worn-through areas in shoes and boots
-Decorations added after the item was purchased—including bedazzling, metal or rhinestone studs, fabric paints, embroidery, fringe, tie-dye or beading.

Sincerely, Eliana De Bates
Thank you to so many of you who worked and planned for the incredible Luck of LaSalle Auction this year! It was a wonderful evening and a fantastic time was had by all! Look for a special newsletter devoted to 'all things auction' this week :)
Clean & Green is a citywide program designed to foster neighborhood pride and celebrate Earth Day. Residents, civic associations, and other community groups can help make their neighborhood cleaner through this volunteer program. The City of Chicago will support your cleanup efforts by providing brooms, rakes, trash bags, and other tools. Earth Day provides a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the environment and how we must all help to protect it.

Attached is a flyer that provides specific information about the program which you may post and share. Please note the deadline for registration is Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
Find Information Here (http://file///Users/bbazer/Downloads/CleanandGreenFlyer.pdf)
Please see the letter from our Chief Education Officer, Dr. Janice Jackson, here regarding SQRP ratings this year. Most notable is the decision CPS has made to continue use of NWEA MAP testing for all accountability measures (SQRP, selective enrollment applications, etc) and to hold off on any decision regarding PARCC testing until more information is available from the state.
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Dates to Remember
**There are many events that have not been finalized and these dates will be added throughout the year. New events will always be written in blue.

Back to School - September 6, 2016
Movie Night - September 9, 2016 (rain date: September 10)
LSC Meeting - September 13, 2016 at 5:45
FOL Meeting - September 13, 2016 after FOL meeting
Curriculum Night Grades 5-8 - Sept 21 from 6:00-7:30 (FOL Open House from 5:00-6:00!)
Curriculum Night Grades K-4 - Sept 22 from 6:00-7:30 (FOL Open House from 5:00-6:00!)
High School Information Session (7th and 8th grade only) - September 27 from 5:30-6:30pm
Orange Ruler Fundraiser Kick Off - October 6, 2016
Scholastic Book Fair - October 6-14, 2016
No School (Columbus Day) - October 10, 2016
Picture Day - October 11, 2016
Long Distance Classic - October 13, 2016
Orange Ruler Fun Run - October 27, 2016
No School (School Improvement Day) - November 4, 2016
No School (Parent Teacher Conference Day) - November 9, 2016
Alumni Day - November 10, 2016
No School (Veteran's Day) - November 11, 2016
Thanksgiving Break - November 23-25, 2016
Winter Assembly - December 21, 2016
Winter Break - December 26-6, 2017
No School (MLKJr. Day) - January 16, 2017
LSC Meeting - Thursday, January 26th
Chinese New Year - January 28, 2017
No School (School Improvement Day) - February 3, 2017
LSC Meeting - Thursday, February 16th
No School (President's Day) - February 20, 2017
LSC Meeting - Tuesday, March 14th
LSC Meeting - Tuesday, April 4th
No School (School Improvement Day) - April 7, 2017
Spring Break - April 10-14, 2017
No School (Parent Teacher Conference Day) - April 19, 2017
LSC Meeting - Tuesday, May 9th
Camp Edwards for 6th Graders - May 10-12, 2017
Washington D.C. for 8th Graders - May 31-June 2, 2017
Springfield, IL for 7th Graders - May 1, 2017
Scholastic Book Fair - May 5-12, 2017
No School (Memorial Day) - May 29, 2017
Spring Assembly - June 1, 2017
Travel Fair/International Night - June 6, 2017
Indiana Dunes for 8th Graders - June 9, 2017
Art Fair Parking - June 10-11, 2017
50 Yard Dash - June 13 or 14, 2017
Graduation Luncheon - June 14, 2017
Graduation & Reception - June 15, 2017
Field Day - June 19, 2017
Last Day of School (Full Day) - June 20, 2017

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