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.
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!
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.
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 in Room 112 if you’re in the building, but for now, enjoy this short video.
This year LaSalle II will be focusing on a different social-emotional learning theme each month. All students will learn about this theme in their classes, and we would love for parents to be involved as well! Keep in touch with our monthly social-emotional learning themes by reading the Falcon Flier and checking your teachers’ websites.
To start the year off, this month’s theme will be ‘YOU’! Students will be encouraged to learn about their uniquenesses and locate both similar and different qualities in others. Although many students have been in school together for years, we can always learn more about one another. Be sure to stop by the bulletin board across from the main office to see what kinds of things YOU mean to our school community!
In addition to what we are doing at school, we encourage you to ask your child about the theme of the month at home. Here are some essential questions you can explore related to this month’s theme:
- In what ways are you unique or special?
- What was one unique or special thing you found out about a classmate?
- Why is it important that we celebrate each other’s unique or special traits?
We will be hosting several Open Houses for prospective families who are interested in applying for admission for the 2020-2021 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:
- September 9
- October 7
- November 4
- December 2
- February 3
- March 2
- April 13
- May 4
- June 1
Please note that we do not have availability for private tours or for tours in the summer, so please make sure to attend one of these dates if you are interested in attending.
We love our volunteers at LaSalle II and our school would just not be the same without you! We appreciate the time and support that all of you give to LaSalle II and we want you to be able to continue as a volunteer this school year. As we have mentioned, CPS has a new volunteer application. If you plan on volunteering at the school this school year (chaperone a field trip, volunteer at an event, volunteer in a classroom, etc) you must complete the CPS volunteer application online. It takes less than 5 minutes!
Visit cpsvolunteers.org and click the “Complete a Volunteer Application” button.
Fill out the application. Parents will be asked if they are applying as a Level I or Level II volunteer. Most LaSalle II parents will be Level II volunteers.
You will receive a confirmation email that CPS received your application.
Bring your drivers license or state issued ID to the Main Office so that the office staff can make a copy. Once this step is completed, we can approve you as a volunteer.
We are asking all parents (and caregivers if they plan on volunteering) to complete this process so you can be ready should a volunteer opportunity arise. Thank you for your participation in this process and thank you for helping LaSalle II!