New ELA Curriclum in Middle School

Sixth and Seventh grade students just completed the first section of their new curriculum, culminated with the writing of a nonfiction narrative essay!

Sixth grade answered the following prompt: “When did you have to use your imagination to find another way to do something?” The seventh grade answered the prompt: “What unexpected event shows how a person can influence someone from a different generation?”

Our scholars have now transitioned into small group learning where they are working in groups of three or four to complete tasks associated with essential questions that are driving our learning.

As the second quarter continues, students will also create media presentations and select online texts to read and analyze that support our essential questions: “What are some of the challenges and triumphs of growing up?” (6th) and “What can one generation learn from another?” (7th)

CPS Volunteer Policy

We love our volunteers at LaSalle II and our school would just not be the same without you! We appreciate the time and support that all of you give to LaSalle II and we want you to be able to continue as a volunteer this school year. As we have mentioned, CPS has a new volunteer application. If you plan on volunteering at the school this school year (chaperone a field trip, volunteer at an event, volunteer in a classroom, etc) you must complete the CPS volunteer application online. It takes less than 5 minutes!

 

Step 1:
Visit cpsvolunteers.org and click the “Complete a Volunteer Application” button.

 

Step 2:
Fill out the application. Parents will be asked if they are applying as a Level I or Level II volunteer. Most LaSalle II parents will be Level II volunteers.

 

Step 3:
You will receive a confirmation email that CPS received your application.

 

Step 4:
Bring your drivers license or state issued ID to the Main Office so that the office staff can make a copy. Once this step is completed, we can approve you as a volunteer.

 

We are asking all parents (and caregivers if they plan on volunteering) to complete this process so you can be ready should a volunteer opportunity arise. Thank you for your participation in this process and thank you for helping LaSalle II!

J at School Fall Enrichment

Sign-ups are open until September 23rd!

 

Click here: https://www.jccchicago.org/programs/schools-out/enrichment/

Thank You LaSalle II PTO!

Our Back-to-School BBQ was a huge success thanks to the generous food donation of the PTO and the many parent volunteers.

SY18-19 Open Houses for Prospective Families

We will be hosting several Open Houses for prospective families who are interested in applying for admission for the 2019-2020 school year. Open Houses will be held at 4pm on the dates listed below. The tours will start in the Main Lobby of the school at 1148 N Honore St.

Tours are planned on the following dates:

  • October 1
  • November 5
  • December 3
  • February 4
  • March 4
  • April 1
  • May 6
  • June 3

Please note that we do not have availability for private tours or for tours in the summer, so please make sure to attend one of these dates if you are interested in attending.

Back to School!

Spring Thaw, March 10

Join us for Spring Thaw, our biggest event of the year, on Saturday, March 10, 2018, starting at 6 pm at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St. for Live Band* Cuban Food and Drinks* and for the first time Casino Games. This year’s theme is Havana Nights. Dress in theme or come as you are. You can buy tickets and see the auction items with this button.

 

Congratulations Christopher P.!

Christopher P., an 8th grader, was featured on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon with the GE Fallonventions. He was selected to present his invention from the Invention Convention that he created last school. He also competed at the National Competition in Washington D.C. with his invention last Spring. You can view the segment by clicking the link below. We are so proud of you!

You can view the segment by clicking the link below.

WGN Teacher of the Month- Mr. Taff

Mr. Taff, our middle school science teacher, was selected as the WGN Teacher of the Month. He was nominated by one of our 8th grade students, Gene M. and was recently featured on the morning news. You can view the segment by clicking the link below. We are so lucky to have him on staff here at LaSalle II!

 

You can watch the segment by clicking the link below.

Science teacher connects with students in middle school classroom

Buddy Bench

The LaSalle II Buddy Bench is finally here! Ms. Sapieka has been keeping the bench company and making some new friends in Room 113, but we are happy to announce that it has been permanently installed on our playground. Ask your child to fill you in on what our Buddy Bench is and how to use it! In short, students can sit on the bench if they are looking for someone to play with outside, and everyone else knows to ask students sitting on the bench to play. Mr. Edwards and Ms. Sapieka tried it out on Halloween and it worked great – check out our before and after pictures!

 

A special thank you to our 4th grade student Myah S., who suggested this wonderful idea!