Entries by Lauren Albani

Track-a-Thon was a Success!

Despite the brisk weather, we had a great track-a-thon event! We raised over $10,000 and Evan E. in 2nd grade was the winner of the raffle for the $100 AMC gift card! A huge thank you to Mr. Taff, Ms. Sapieka and our volunteers for helping to make this event a success. 

Google Docs in 4th Grade

Mrs. Sosa’s 4th graders have learned to access google docs! They wrote their story in the google doc instead of their writing journals. Then they shared their google doc with Mrs. Sosa. Students talked about how this platform makes editing, conferencing and making revisions much easier when getting ready to publish a writing piece. For […]

6th Grade Field Trip To The Second City

 Last Friday, 6th grade students participated in a 2 hour Intro to Communications workshop at The Second City. Students played improv games which help them relate to and communicate more effectively with those around them. The kids all had a great time showing off their more dramatic sides and making each other laugh, as you […]

Science Olympics

The 8th grade class began their science explorations with STEM 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 […]

Bringing the World To Our Students

Bringing the World To Our Students During the first four weeks of the new school year, our LaSalle II Chinese Program introduced China to our kindergarteners. The photos show how happy the 5-year children are holding flags of US and China as they dance and sing Hello to China and Hello to the United States. […]

October SEL Theme of the Month: Communication

This October we are focusing on unlocking the keys to strong communication! Our six keys are be positive, speak clearly, explain how you feel, listen as much as you speak, be polite, and use kind words. Students will be practicing communication scenarios in class. Everyone can try out these important keys to strong communication at […]

Back-to-School BBQ

Our annual back-to-school BBQ was a huge success! A huge thank you to the PTO for sponsoring this event that is free to all LaSalle II families. It is a wonderful way to kick-off the school year and reconnect with the community.

8th Grade Team-Building

Last Friday 8th grade students attended an all day ropes course and team-building workshop at The Outer Edge in Bensenville. Students participated in rope swings, tight rope walks, and wall climbing. It was a great experience for students and staff, and we are all excited to start off this year in high spirits!

School Ranking

We are excited to announce that for the first time ever, LaSalle II has been ranked as one of the top Chicago elementary schools by Chicago Magazine! We are so proud of our teachers, students and parents for their hard work in making our school such a wonderful place. 

Introducing the Falcons’ Nest!

This year we are thrilled to announce the arrival of a new student sensory and calm down room! Our School Counselor, Ms. Nora Sapieka, will meet with students who need a break from class, who have earned reward time, who participate in the ever popular Lunch Bunches, and much more. Stop by and say hi […]