Entries by Lauren Albani

Halloween Craft Fun

The lucky third grade students in Room 120 had a fun-filled afternoon on Halloween.  Parent volunteers came in and helped the students create Halloween crafts, play games and write Halloween Poetry.  The students were creative and had a lot of fun! The students got to dress up and brought things to share like stickers, pencils, […]

KDG Learning About Nature

In October the kindergarten students learned how to be nature spies inside and outside the classroom. They read books about plants, animals, and fall. Students then took their new knowledge and curiosities to a Cook County Forest Preserve to explore nature first hand. The kids went on a nature hike looking for plants and animals. […]

Student Council Food Drive

This year, the Student Council will continue the tradition of collecting food and making food baskets for members of our own school community who may need some extra help around the holidays. In addition, this year we will donate the remaining food to the Chicago Greater Food Depository to help community members and families displaced […]

Secret Coders

Last month our 7th grades started reading the first chapter in the book, “Secret Coders” by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes. Every student was able to read their own book due to generous donors who contributed to my project on donorschoose.org. “Secret Coders “ presents the concepts of coding in graphic novel format. While reading, […]

Halloween Costume Policy

Please note that we do have a costume policy for Halloween. Grades PK-3: Students can wear costumes that are appropriate for school. No masks or weapons/props will be allowed. Grades 4-8: Students can dress in “festive” attire. This would include orange and black clothing or Halloween-themed clothing. Students can also wear Halloween-themed accessories. For example, […]

4th Grade Takes a Trip to the Woods!  

4th grade enjoyed a field trip to Fullersburg Woods to bond with our classmates through geocaching! We learned about satellites and gps and hunted for clues to a puzzle through the woods. We also learned about invasive species like honeysuckle and buckthorn and worked hard to clear an area of them. It was a gorgeous […]

LaSalle II Student Achievements on YCT/HSK Chinese Tests  

On the first day of this new school year, fifty-two LaSalle II Chinese language students were extremely excited as they received the certificates mailed from Beijing China for their YCT and HSK Chinese test results!  These results, from tests taken in mid-May, showed that our LaSalle II Chinese language students once again did a magnificent […]

7th Grade Field Trip

Last Friday the 7th grade class attended the Loyola Retreat and Ecology Center (LUREC) in Woodstock, IL. They participated in a variety of games and team-building activities. Our school year is off to a great start with the 7th grade class and teachers all getting to know each other in such a fun way. Next […]

Science Olympics

Science Olympics The 8th grade class began their science explorations with challenges of Olympic proportions! The students were given 5 different challenges, Regatta, Dominoes, Aerodynamics, Cartesian Divers, and Slow Roller. After a brief introduction to each challenge the students, working in groups, chose three of the five challenges in which to compete. The students then […]

CPS Volunteer Sign-Up

If you are interested in volunteering this school-year, you will need to complete an application with CPS. This includes all field You can complete the application by clicking the link below.   http://cpsparentu.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=319488&type=d