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 year, the current 7th graders look forward to returning to LUREC to do the high ropes course!

 

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 researched concepts associated with their challenge, discussed and formulated a plan of action and tested their hypothesis. On the day of their challenge the students had 15 minutes in which to create their final hypothesis based on their observations and results from the practices.

Regatta: Students researched buoyancy and created a boat from wax paper, aluminum foil, or copier paper. Once the students had their construction floating they would had gram cubes until the boat began to take on water.

Dominoes: Students researcher force and inertia. They then designed how they would set up 100 dominoes to knock down with a single push. Each branch added an additional 10 pts. Each 110 degree curve added another 10 pts and any dominoes that fell up or down an incline would gain a two pt. bonus.

Aerodynamics: Students researched Bernoulli’s principle in terms of flight and the force of air. Students designed a paper airplane that would fly as far as it could while remaining in a 90cm width.

Cartesian Divers: Students researched Pascal’s principle. Placing three divers into a 2 liter plastic bottle filled with water. Students had to manipulate the density and buoyancy of the divers to make them descend on a specific order and rate.

Slow Roller: Students researched force, inertia and friction. Using a variety of objects, such as, rulers, wooden dowels, and yarn, students designed a course that with a single push keep a marble rolling as long as possible without going off a large piece of construction paper.

Each team earned 5pts for a first place finish, 3pts for a second place finish and 2pts for a third place finish. After all of the challenges were completed the totals were tabulated and the overall Science Olympic Winners for the 2017-2018 school year are:

  • First Place: Chris P.; Evan H.; Julian R.; Dylan O.; and Dianara M.
  • Second Place: David T.; Benji V.; Grace P.; Gabriella P.; and Angel R.
  • Third Place: Jadah C.; Olivia S.; Nora H.; and Kasi W.

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

Healthy Family Fest

Get ready for the 7th annual LaSalle II Healthy Family Fest on Friday, October 13th 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.

Arrive early, at 2:30 pm, to watch K through 3rd grade students perform a kick-start your heart cardio routine. Then join in the festivities after you pick your child up from their teacher at 2:45 pm. Noble Street Prep High School students and faculty will be running a Sports Zone including volleyball and step performers. Windy City Fieldhouse returns to run the LaSalle II Ninja Warrior on the playground equipment. Positive Fitness will be running a yoga demo and learn about mixed martial arts with TDCMMA.

Hungry? Head to the Kids Table culinary demo to watch kids whip up their own healthy snack. Or enjoy some fruit kabobs from the Hilton. And if that is not enough, the Crepes in the Park cart and Flash Taco truck return with small food items for purchase at the event.

To round out the event families will have an opportunity to spruce up our Wolcott garden with pollinator plants to attract birds and butterflies. Carrie Davis, our resident parent gardener, needs parent and children volunteers to get their hands dirty and help with the install. If you can, bring your own gloves and a trowel or shovel.

In addition, learn how you can lend a helping hand to others in the Chicagoland community. Humble Design, a non-profit for homeless families, will be on hand to discuss volunteer opportunities.

Last but not least learn how to become an active participant in your health. In Touch and Motion will have therapists on hand to provide stress management tips. Physicians Immediate Care will be providing free blood pressure screenings. And Walgreens returns with a pharmacist to administer flu shots – so get a jump on the flu season and get vaccinated!

8th Grade Field Trip

Last week our 8th Graders attended the Loyola Retreat and Ecology Center and participated in a variety of team building activities, including the high ropes! This was a great way to kick-off the school year and allow the students and teachers to get to know each other better.

 

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 2018-2019 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 2
  • November 6
  • December 4
  • January 8
  • February 5
  • March 5
  • April 2
  • May 7
  • June 4

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

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SY17-18 K-8 Supply Lists

Please click the link below to find the supply lists for grades K-8. Note that the supply lists are in one document, so please scroll through to your correct grade level.

 

SY17-18 Supply List

CPS Seal of Biliteracy

This year LaSalle II was selected as part of a pilot program and our 5th and 8th grade students had the opportunity to earn the CPS Seal of Biliteracy. In order to qualify, student had to demonstrate proficiency on the APPL test. This provides a pathway to the State Seal of Biliteracy that students can earn in 12th Grade.

 

Below is a list of students who earned the designation.

 

5th Graders:

  • Chinese: John L. and Kelli V.
  • French: Ivo H., Sara L., and Lyric N.
  • Spanish: Madelyn L., Grant L., Kylie O., Sabrina O., Dalton P., Daniel A., Melissa S., Sophia S., Erin Wheeler, Gabrielle Wilson, and Robert Zavala

 

8th Graders:

  • Spanish: Karla D., Angel A., and Eric S.

GoCPS High School Application Process

Over the years, the district has heard from families about the importance of having a choice in selecting which high school provides the best match for their child’s needs. We’ve also heard that applying to high school can be frustrating and confusing. So this year, Chicago Public Schools has completely revamped its high school application process for students that will be freshman in the 2018-19 school year with the launch of GoCPS, a new website where students and families will be able to:

  • Review school and program options in one place
  • Rank these school and program choices based on their preferences
  • Be matched with their highest possible choice for high school

 

We encourage each of you to subscribe by clicking the link below. This will allow you to receive important updates and announcements about this process. This is especially important for our current 6th and 7th graders.

 

http://go.cps.edu/