Take a look at this week’s Stevenson broadcast!
February is Random Acts of Kindness month. At Stevenson, students can celebrate this special month by writing kindness notes! Students can ‘catch’ their classmates being kind by recording random acts of kindness they observe throughout the day. These notes will then be shared by teachers throughout the week! Thanks for helping us celebrate!
With Valentine’s Day approaching, we would like to remind families about our district’s procedures! Our school does not have a Valentine’s Day party. However, if your child brings valentines to share with their classmates, please remember to only send non-edible items for distribution. Teachers will decide on the time-frame for distributing valentines. Also, if your child brings valentines to distribute, we ask that you send in one for each students in the class. Thanks for your continuous support!
Teachers, parents, guardians and students across Illinois are encouraged to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help guide school improvement.
The survey can be found here.
Please complete the survey before March 11, 2016. When searching for Stevenson, enter the county (i.e. Cook) and look up the full name (i.e. Adlai Stevenson Elem School).
The 5Essentials Survey will be administered online on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The survey identifies five indicators that can lead to important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. Research has shown that schools strong on these indicators are 10 times more likely to improve student learning. The five indicators are effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments and ambitious Instruction.
All District 54 parents are encouraged to take this optional survey – whether your child is in an early childhood program, elementary school or junior high.
If parents have more than one child at a school, they should complete only one survey for that school. In addition, only one parent or guardian per household may participate in the survey. Parents with children enrolled in multiple schools may take the survey for each school.
The identities of anyone taking a survey will be kept completely confidential and survey responses will not be linked to any individual. More information can be found online here.
Parent teacher conferences will be held this week on January 14 and 15. This is a great opportunity for parents, teachers, and students to discuss student learning as well as make goals for the remainder of the year. Don’t forget that our conferences are student led so make sure your child comes to the conference! Also, please make sure to review the time of your conference. We are excited to see you on Thursday and Friday!
Here’s this week’s Stevenson broadcast!
The Stevenson Brownie Troop 41522 is hosting a community clothing drive here at Stevenson. Any slightly used jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets can be donated between January 5 and January 15. Please bring these items to Stevenson. The clothes that are donated will be available to any Stevenson family during parent teacher conferences on January 14 and 15. Items that are left will be taken to the District 54 Community Closet. Thank you for your support!
Our January reading incentive has begun! This week, your child will be bringing home a calendar for them to record their minutes reading at home. When turning in the calendar at the end of the month, students and families will receive a free pass to a Conant Cougars basketball game! Happy reading!
Students and families enjoyed a wonderful night at Stevenson learning how to become better readers and writers. Students learned good reader behaviors and strategies and practiced with quality literature in both primary and intermediate grades. Students also practiced their writing by telling important information about hot chocolate. We had so much fun reading with Olaf, too! Thanks to Miss Horvath for putting together such an awesome event!