The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) is reminding the public that purchasing colored contact lenses from anyone other than a licensed eye care professional or pharmacist is dangerous. The health risk is serious and most of the customers seeking cosmetic contact lenses are teens and young adults. IDFPR is partnering with ISBE and the Department of Public Health to alert teachers, administrators, and health care professionals in every school district and county in the state about the serious health and vision problems facing young people and warning signs to look for in their students and patients. For more information, please see IDFPR’s press release.
Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Please make plans to come to our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.
Remember, all purchases benefit our school. See you at the Book Fair!
Andrea Jamison, Librarian
Ronald McDonald Medical Van
All parents are encouraged to complete the medical consent forms for their students. Forms can be picked up in the main office. The Ronald McDonald Medical Van will be here on Wednesday, August 30th and Friday, September 22th.
Ageless Eye Care
All parents are encouraged to complete the medical consent forms for their students. Forms can be picked up in the main office.The Ageless Van will be here on Thursday, August 31th.
Registration will be held 9:00-2:00 on Wednesday, August 02, and 2:00-7:00 on Thursday, August 03. Late registration is 1:00-5:00 on Thursday, August 10. We are hopeful construction in the gymnasium will be completed in time, but keep an eye out for updates in case you need to go to a different door.
National Summer Learning Day is also right around the corner. July 13 provides us with an opportunity to spread awareness about the importance of keeping children active and engaged during the summer months to prevent learning loss. Find and share summer learning events and programs in your community at http://www.summerlearning.org/events/. As a reminder, you can find summer learning resources from ISBE here.
The school year has ended or is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean learning should. We know it is important that children continue to exercise their brains over the summer to prevent the loss of critical learning gains, also called the “summer slide.” We encourage children and families to incorporate summer reading and learning into their activities in the months ahead. Children who keep their brains active and engaged during summer vacation are more likely to return in the fall confident and prepared for the new school year.
There are ample opportunities for continued learning over the summer. If you are looking for summer resources to share with families and students, you may consider starting with these tip sheets: