PTO Build-a-Snowman and Bake Sale – Dec. 6, 2019

Come decorate a wooden snowman and enjoy baked goods and hot chocolate to help raise money for your LaSalle II PTO. We have tall snowmen (6 feet) and short snowmen (4 feet) – blank canvases waiting for you to bring them to life. Tall snowmen are $75 and short snowmen are $50. We have a limited number so reserve yours now! Note that the PTO provides the snowmen but you must bring your own supplies for decorating.

We are using Eventbrite for you to reserve your snowmen, but not for payment. Please be prepared to make payment by cash or check on December 6, or at any time via quick pay to treasurer@lasalle2pto.com (please note the purpose of the payment). Click below to register! 

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Collecting Words in 2nd Grade

Students in Mrs. Quagliano’s classroom read The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds. This is a story about a boy named Jerome who collects words instead of things. He collects all kinds of words and sorts them into different categories. At the end of the story Jerome releases the words on a high hill for the children below him to collect and learn from. The quote at the end of the story says, “Reach for your own words, tell the world who you are and how you will make it better.” Students collected words to describe themselves and created pictures to be displayed in the room.

Student-Led Conferences

Student led conferences were a time for parents to celebrate their child’s success.  Students were able to show their parents many aspects of their learning and what they have accomplished in school thus far.  It was special to see the students learn autonomously and take ownership of their classroom.

LaSalle II Students in China!

Our 8th graders are currently in China for their exchange trip! We can’t wait to hear about all of their adventures when they return. 

Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the students in Room 120 created their own heritage projects! These third graders researched and created posters with beautiful pictures.  During our presentations, we learned about our classmates’ heritage, the languages we speak, and some of the traditions our families have.  Some other things we learned about each other were our family hobbies, interests, foods we love, and our family values.  It was a fun activity and we really learned a lot about each other and some cool history about traditions and ethnic foods.

A Trip to the Theater

In October the 8th grade students made their way via CTA to attend “The Brothers Size” at Steppenwolf Theater. Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney shared the complex bonds of brotherhood, told through the unique experiences of three African American males, two of which were brothers. McCraney used poetry, music and Yoruba mythology to describe the fight between freedom and the need to belong somewhere, to something, to someone. It was an emotional play, which sparked much conversation among the 8th graders and their teachers.

November SEL Theme of the Month: Gratitude and Thanks!


We are grateful to be back in school! We are grateful for our amazing LaSalle II community! We are grateful for an excellent education for our students to ensure their future successes! This, and other gratitudes, are what we will focus on for our SEL theme of the month. Often times we get bogged down in the little problems of everyday life and forget to appreciate everything that we DO have. Practice gratitude everyday by saying one thing for which you are grateful when you wake up and/or go to sleep. Let’s all model gratitude for our students, children, and ourselves. Happy November and Happy Thanksgiving to all!

SY 19-20 Open Houses for Prospective Families

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
  • January 6
  • 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.

CPS Volunteer Policy

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!

 

Step 1:
Visit cpsvolunteers.org and click the “Complete a Volunteer Application” button.

 

Step 2:
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.

 

Step 3:
You will receive a confirmation email that CPS received your application.

 

Step 4:
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!