Entries by Lauren Albani

CPS Pathways Towards the Seal of Biliteracy

Congrats to our students that earn the pathway towards the seal of biliteracy! Please see below to learn more about the program and for a short video about this years’ winners. What is the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy? The State Seal of Biliteracy is a recognition given to high school seniors who have studied […]


We made it!! We have completed another school year, one which was anything but normal. We want to thank our staff for their tireless efforts, students for their patience and determination, and families for their flexibility. Let’s celebrate this month with our last SEL theme which speaks to an important quality that our school community […]

Creating Rainbows in Room 123

Third grade students in room 123 learned how rainbows are made. Students learned that rainbows are made when sunlight strikes water droplets in front of a person at a 42 degree angle. A rainbow is formed when white sunlight passes through water droplets in the sky acting like prisms. When we see sunlight shining on […]

Ramadan in our Arabic Classroom

Ramadan is a very special month in the Arab World and it is celebrated by the majority of Arabs and Muslims around the world. Ramadan is a holy month that features 30 days of fasting from dawn to dusk. In our Arabic classroom, students are learning about Ramadan as an important part of the Arabic […]

Learning about Plants

Kindergarten friends in Room 108 have a chance to move our bodies while acting out the life cycle of a plant during our plant investigation unit. We are the roots! Later in the unit, we will have a chance to plant seeds in our school garden and watch nature in action.

May SEL Theme: HOPE!

We have passed the one year mark for when our world was turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, it seems like a perfect time to take a breath and remind ourselves that life is returning to normal, or at least forming what our new normal will look like. We all need to have […]

Congratulations On Your Retirement Mr. Santiago! 

Our long-time security guard Mr. Santiago is retiring on May 28th. We are very thankful for his many years of service at LaSalle II. Ray started working at LaSalle II when his grandson Jacob was a student here! Since that time, Ray has enjoyed forming relationships with so many students, especially those of whom he […]

Preschool Trash Bash Competition 

The preschool students in Room 101 have just finished their Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Unit. On Wednesday, April 14th students learning in-person and learning at home were able to participate in a competition to see who could create the most unique thing using only recyclables and garbage. Those who did not participate were able to […]