Las Palmas Restaurant Night, 5/8

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  Save room for some more mexican food on Thurs May 8 for our last restaurant night of the school year!  Hope you can join us at Las Palmas 1835 W North Ave from 5-9:30.  I suggest making a reservation and mention that you are with LaSalle II.  

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Guess How Much Penny Wars Raised

Penny Wars raised $1,875 dollars!

The winners were Ms. Manas room 109, Ms. Tseng room 124 and Ms. Yorick room 207.

We will use the money to support our school. 

Raise A Glass Towards Raising Funds!

[heading_3 type=”simple”]Join LaSalle II Parents & Friends for the 3rd Annual[/heading_3]

[heading_2 type=”simple”]“BUILD A WINE CELLAR” Party[/heading_2]

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Bring and donate your favorite bottle of wine* for a special wine cellar that will be auctioned off at LaSalle II’s Spring Thaw (Saturday night, April 5th).

The Bedford and ORA Dental Studio Wicker Park will provide complimentary appetizers. Dancing & music will be provided by Localized, NFP, and proceeds from the cash-only satellite bar will be donated to the LaSalle II Capital Campaign.

Saturday, March 8th 7pm -2:30am

The Bedford, 1612 W. Division Street

RSVP by 3/5, adults only

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Spring Thaw – Registration

[heading_3 type=”simple”]LaSalle II’s most important fundraiser of the year[/heading_3]

[heading_4 type=”simple”]Will be Saturday, April 5th | 6:00–10:00 pm[/heading_4]

[heading_4 type=”simple”]At Coöp Gym | 210 S. Morgan[/heading_4]

Come in costume for this year’s ROARING 20’s themed event! Join LII friends for cocktails and dinner while we “Jazz Up LaSalle II” by bidding on exciting live and silent auction items.

Dollars raised go toward (but not limited to): Infrastructure and campus upgrades, playground renovation, kiss & go support, after-school programming, language events, our growing intramural sports and more!

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Individual Tickets: $60 each
Couples Tickets: $100 for two
Sponsor a Teacher: $40

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Donations are also welcome if you can’t make it to the event!

Let’s Swing It!

Don't Miss Having a Tile in the Playground Mural

Campus Re-imagination is Moving Forward

We are breaking ground on PHASE 2 of our Campus Re-imagination – much of the Wolcott side playground – this summer. Your support through the Capital Campaign helped the Playground Committee work to get financial support from Alderman Moreno, CPS, Open Lands Organization and Christie Webber Landscaping, to make this phase possible!


What is Playground Phase 2?

PHASE 2 on the Wolcott side of the school will include new playground equipment, new soft surface (replacing battered old concrete), and newly laid basketball courts (with a total of four hoops). The area includes the concrete edge from the athletic field north to the branch building, and runs East to West from the school entrance to Wolcott street. Read more here.

During this phase we’ll also see the installation of learning gardens, made possible by “Open Lands” organization. Just this past fall, Open Lands and Christie Webber helped us complete PHASE 1, our new Outdoor Classroom on the corner of Honore and Division Street (our local SSA also contributed to funding PHASE 1).

An exciting addition to PHASE 2: our new MURAL installation! Funded in part by the families via the Capital Campaign, this mural will be installed on the bridge wall (the exterior wall in the courtyard that connects the main and branch buildings).

Families that have given at the top two levels (see attached card) in any one year over the last 3 years, will receive a family tile/brick in the mural. We will plan a special date for these families to get together and create their tiles/bricks. There is still time to get your family’s name on the mural by contributing to this year’s pledge drive, so please read on.


All Students will be Involved

Every child at LaSalle II will lend a hand with the new mural slated for installation this summer (based on playground construction schedules). The design and implementation will be woven into Ms. Tingley’s spring art curriculum and we’ll have the guidance of a visiting artist on hand as well. With feedback from a recent parent survey, we’re currently devising the final theme. Thanks to everyone for your feedback!


What is Planned for Phase 3 & Beyond?

We are now raising dollars for PHASE 3 including a NEW athletic field with artificial turf and new drainage system to allow for more year-round access to the field. In addition, we’ll be attending to other infrastructure needs including cafeteria upgrades and improved lighting for our gymnasium. Even farther out… we’ll focus efforts on the Honore Street side with an “International Courtyard” along the frontage of the building.


Now is the Time to Secure Your Tile in the Mural!

The deadline to pledge at the top two tiers is now for your family to be included (with a tile/brick) in the new mural installation! Once the mural design is laid out, your family’s opportunity to be a part of the mural will be closed.

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Join Us at The Boundary on Feb 1

Thanks for everyone that came out last Thursday to Letizia’s Fiore on the chilly night… it was a lot of fun!

Our next restaurant day is a popular one… The Boundary on SATURDAY Feb 1 10am-7pm…so this is great for anyone that has trouble making the weekday evening fundraisers. There will be crafts set up for the kids from 10am-3:30ish. If you would like to come in for dinner, please come early and pay by 7pm so that LaSalle II will receive 15% of the proceeds. Thanks and hope to see you there!

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Restaurant Day at Letizia's Fiore

Hope you can join us for the first restaurant day of the new year on Thursday Jan 16 at Letizia’s Fiore2456 N California Ave, Chicago, IL. The restaurant will be donating 15% of the proceeds from the whole day (7am-10pm) so hopefully you can stop in for coffee/breakfast, lunch, or dinner… it will be a fun night out in the evening so be sure to make a reservation!

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Capital Campaign Banner

2013-14 CAPITAL CAMPAIGN and Playground update:

LaSalle II families have raised $17,000 so far this school year, thank you!

Three years now and $60,000 raised… our seed money has proven to the surrounding community that LaSalle II families are serious about upgrades to the school. We’ve had incredible support from Alderman Moreno, CPS,Open Lands (and Christie Webber Landscaping. Funding from each of these sources, plus the SSA and family commitments enabled us to start with our outdoor classroom. Please, a big thank you to all for supporting us.

And further good news….

Phase II of our campus re-imagination plan is slated for construction this summer while kids are out of school. This phase includes the asphalt playground, two new basketball courts, seating area and learning gardens on the Wolcott side of LaSalle II. Thanks to our family pledges, it also includes a new mural on the exterior “bridge” wall (brick wall connecting the main building with the branch , facing South in the courtyard). Brainstorming sessions for the mural’s theme were held during the December PTO meeting and morning coffee. All families will have an opportunity to see these ideas – and give their own – in an online survey to circulate shortly. We are excited for everyone’s input! From there the project will directly involve the children in the spring art curriculum. As for the Phase II playground plan, expect a design presentation late winter.

We hope you’ll continue to support the Capital Campaign….

We’ve come so far but need to keep going! We’ll move on to raise funds for Phase III of the Wolcott side playground (upgrading our running track and sports field), and can’t do it without support from our families! Keep in mind, the Capital Campaign also puts money in the coffers for school infrastructure needs such as our cafeteria, gym lighting and entry way improvements.

After the holiday a Capital Campaign flier will be circulated via backpacks, and you can donate at anytime online. Please consider giving.

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LaSalle II Recognized for Box Tops for Education Collections!

On December 10th LaSalle II received a trophy from Box Tops for Education. Karen Alvarez who is the Midwest region’s representative presented Jen Turner (LaSalle II’s Box Tops coordinator) with a trophy in recognition of the school’s collection efforts.

Box Tops for Education Regional Representative Karen Alvarez and Lasalle II Box Top Coordinator Jen Turner

Box Tops for Education Regional Representative Karen Alvarez and Lasalle II Box Tops Coordinator Jen Turner

Since 2010 the school has earned a total of $2,946.50!, ten cents at a time! It’s amazing what a community can come together.

I would like to thank all of the parents and community members that have taken the time to clip and send in Box Tops from products that you purchase. Each Box Top equals money for the school, so keep up the good work! Please keep an eye out for products that carry the Box Tops for Education logo and feel free to send them in anytime.

Happy Clipping!

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Holiday Windows by LaSalle II Students

Take a stroll down Division street for some holiday cheer! Throughout the month of December enjoy the holiday windows featuring artwork from our LaSalle II students. Classrooms created holiday posters will be displayed in the windows of local businesses. Check the list below to find where your child’s classroom project will be displayed.

Holiday Windows by LaSalle II Students

All of these businesses displaying holiday windows by LaSalle II students are also participating in the LaSalle II Holiday Shopper card fundraiser. What is the LaSalle II Shopper Card, you ask? It is a discount card that gives you a percentage off of purchases at participating stores. Come out and support the local businesses who so generously give to our school!

Grade Teacher Store Address
Pre K Conroy/Landgraf Elevenzees 1901 W. Division
Pre K Flannery/Liss  One Strange Bird 2124 W. Division
Kindergarten Edwards Joe’s Wine Cellar 2108 W. Division
Kindergarten Whitters Psycho Baby 1657 W. Division
1st grade Manas Takito Kitchen 2013 W. Division
1st Grade Waters Beadniks 1937 W. Division
2nd Grade Ms. Heinrich Doggy Style Pet Shop 2023 W. Division
2nd Grade Rodriguez Delish Diner 2018 W. Division
3rd Grade Baird Janik’s Café 2011 W. Division
3rd Grade Mackow Paper Doll 2027 W. Division
4th Grade Ms. Weingarten Urba Baby 1751 W. Division
5th Grade Kolkmeyer Moonshine 1824 W. Division
5th Grade  Guerrero  Sorelle 1905 W. Division
6th Grade Gipson Frill Accessory Boutique 1747 W. Division
7th Grade Yorick Smoke Daddy 1804 W. Division
Special Ed Sanchez Truex Bluex Spa and Salon 2038 W. Division

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