A huge thank you to our amazing parent volunteers for planning and organizing our K-2 Valentine’s Dance. We had a ton of fun!
Over Winter Break a group of LaSalle II staff, including several members of the special education department, went to a volunteer session at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The goal for the day was to repackage large quantities of food that had been donated from food drives over the holidays into smaller portions. Our team was able to process 15,500 pounds of food over the course of 3 hours. This equates to roughly 12,900 meals that were distributed to those in need. We had an absolute blast giving back to the Chicago community and hope to turn this into a monthly adventure. Please reach out to Lauren Walther at email@example.com if you are interested in joining a future trip.
From Julie McMahon:
Get ready for the 6th annual LaSalle II Healthy Family Fest on Friday, October 14 from 3 pm to 5 pm. The Healthy Family Fest is a FREE event brought to you by the PTO’s Education and Wellness Committee for the entire LaSalle II School community. It focuses on healthy eating, exercise, environmental stewardship, mind/body connections and other aspects of wellness, in a fun-filled, hands-on festival environment. There will be lots of movement for all ages and plenty of food items to keep the family satisfied until dinner.
The K through 4th graders will be kicking off the event at 3 pm with a surprise presentation under the guise of Mrs. Weingarten. Roberto Clemente High School students and faculty will be running a Sports Zone including football, basketball and archery. Windy City Fieldhouse returns to run the LaSalle II Ninja Warrior on the playground equipment.
Hungry? Head to the Roberto Clemente culinary table to watch kids whip up their own snack. Or enjoy some healthy all natural teas from David’s Tea, free bottles of water from Coca Cola or fruit kabobs from the Hilton. And if that is not enough, we the crepe cart returns to purchase small food items at the event.
To round out the event there will be vendors on hand to educate you about energy efficiency. CUB will run a utility bill clinic so bring in your latest utility bill to discover the best provider/pricing for your electricity. In addition, Peoples Gas/Com Ed will be on hand to schedule an energy efficiency audit in your home.
Last but not least learn how to become an active participant in your health. Physicians Immediate Care Center will be providing free blood pressure screenings. Walgreens is bringing a pharmacist to administer flu shots – so get a jump on the flu season and get vaccinated!
Mark your calendar, because you Do Not want to miss this unique event!
2015 Healthy Family Fest
On October 14th we will be hosting our 3rd Annual Track-a-Thon. This event is an extremely important part of our school year. It is an event that all students are able to participate in which helps to strengthen our bond as a school community. Also, this is one of the only fundraiser’s that the school itself organizes. We use the proceeds to fund field trips, supplies, guest speakers, etc. Use the link below to send in your pledge for the Track-a-Thon.
For the Track-a-thon to be as successful as it can, we are in need of approximately 12 volunteers to help run the event and to count laps. Volunteers would report to school between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m.for a brief meeting and distribution of materials. The volunteer responsibilities would include counting laps for students by marking the student cards, motivating the student efforts, and assist with organizing the students as they start and stop. All students will participate in the Track-a-thon on the field track. If weather is inclement, track-a-thon will take place in the gymnasium. The hours of the Track-a-Thon are 8:00am to 12:40pm.
*In the event that school is not session on October 14th, we will reschedule the track-a-thon to a later date.
If you are able to volunteer please contact Mr. Taff by clicking below to email him so he can add you to the list.
Fun Day was held at LaSalle II on the last day of school. Students participated in a variety of field games, in addition to mini-golf and inflatables. Students were also treated to two performances. It was an exciting way to celebrate the end of a successful school year.
See more photos here!
Photos are credited to Katrina Certeza
Our very own 3rd grader, Frank M., was Alderman-for-a-Day for our local Alderman Joe Moreno. He had the opportunity to spend the day at City Hall and even met the Mayor.
The 8th Grade Luncheon was held on Friday, June 3rd at Navy Pier. The students had a great time on the Mystic Blue Cruise around Lake Michigan.
Just a reminder that the National Geographic Geography Bee is 6 weeks away! The Bee is open to students in grades 4-8.
Homeroom competitions will take place the week of January 12-16.
The school-wide bee will take place on January 21.
The winner of the school bee will take a test the following week to see if they qualify for the state championship.
Study resources can be found here: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/study-corner/
On the site, there is also a daily quiz and links to apps you can download to prepare.
Thanks to the the Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute and the Confucius Institute at Walter Payton High School, LaSalle II was once again fortunate to host a master painter from China, Weibing Chen. Master Chen specializes in pastoral landscape paintings. He demonstrated techniques using a calligraphy brush and water ink. He also taught students how to use the brushes to paint blossoming trees. We are honored to have had the opportunity to host and welcome Master Chen.
Students paintings from this day will be displayed in the second floor hallway by the language classrooms.
Please take a look at a few of the pictures by clicking here.