LaSalle II Student Council Clubs are off to a great start!

Performing Arts Club
Niza T. led the first session with ballet warm-up dances. The club is open to 4th and 5th graders and meets every Wednesday at noon. Click here if you would like to join!

Art Club
Nola S. and Inanna R. guided students in collage making. The Art Club will work on a different art project every week and gives students a chance to socialize with their friends in breakout rooms. It is open to 2nd through 5th graders. Click here if you would like to join!

Happy Thanksgiving from LaSalle II!

Thank you for the tremendous response to last week’s Student Council Toy Drive! As a whole, our students collected nearly 700 toys which will be given to families in need.

A note on the donation location; unfortunately Lurie Children’s Hospital was unable to accept our donation due to the fact that some of the toys were not brand new, and the hospital was concerned about cross contamination of germs and allergens.

 

However, Toys for Toys, run by the US Marines and often seen riding motorcycles dressed in Santa suits, was thrilled to get our generous donation. This organization distributes toys to non-profit organizations who then deliver directly to families in need. Although this was not the plan we originally had, we are very happy that we are able to help out so many children.

 

This Thanksgiving please take a moment to reflect on all that you and your family have as well as all that you are able to give to others. As a community, LaSalle II is strong because of these important projects and lessons we instill in our students.

Student Council Food Drive

This year, the Student Council will continue the tradition of collecting food and making food baskets for members of our own school community who may need some extra help around the holidays. In addition, this year we will donate the remaining food to the Chicago Greater Food Depository to help community members and families displaced by the natural disasters this year. We are asking each classroom to please donate from the list of items for their classroom. There are also some additional items we will need help with. In order to make sure this collection goes smoothly, any donations will be greatly appreciated. The collection will begin on November 6th and will end on November 15th. You may bring food drive items to report card pick- up. Please make sure all items are store bought, non -perishable and in their original containers. You may bring food drive items to report card pick- up. Please check all expiration dates. Baskets will go out before Thanksgiving break. Anyone interested in making a donation towards the purchase of perishable food items such as turkeys, milk and eggs may send donations to the main office in an envelope marked “LaSalle II Food Drive Donation”

The classroom that brings in the most items in Prek-2, 3-5 and 6-8 will win a prize of their choice. Students may choose one of the following: 20 minutes of extra recess for one day, a movie in the classroom or materials for a class activity.


All Pre- K- canned soup, soup mixes, chilies, stews, noodle soups, canned meats, stuffing mixes

108 (Kindergarten)- tea, coffee, non-perishable creamers, cereal, cereal bars, cranberry sauce

110 (Kindergarten)- Hamburger Helper, boxed dinner mixes or kits, boxed pasta mixes, gravy packets

109 ( 1st grade)- olive oils, cooking oils, cooking sprays, salad dressings, mustard, ketchup, cranberry sauce, stuffing mix

115 (1st grade)- non-perishable sweets, hard candy, granola bars, fruit snacks, fruit cups, dried fruit

201 ( 2nd grade)- oatmeal, peanut, soy or almond butter, jellies, bread mixes, flour, sugar, vegetable oil, cranberry sauce

202 (2nd grade)- boxed rice, dried beans, rice mixes, flavored rice, stuffing mix, gravy

120 (3rd grade)- pasta, pasta sauce, macaroni and cheese, fettuccini sauce, potato mixes

123 (3rd grade)-  cocoa, drink mixes, honey, sweeteners, sugar, flour, oils, spreads and jellies, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables

124 (4th grade)- canned tuna, canned beans, canned vegetables

221 (4th grade)- spices, canned fruit, dried fruit, cookie mixes, cereal, cereal bars, sugar, flour

223 ( 5th grade)- sauces, pasta, alfredo sauce, gravies, sauce mixes and packets, vegetable oil

224 (5th grade)- dessert mixes, cake mixes, canned icing, corn bread mixes, bread mixes, canned fruit, flour, sugar

215 (6th grade) – salt, pepper, microwaveable popcorn, snack packs, bread mixes, crackers, potatoes, cranberry sauce

216 (6th grade) –stuffing mixes, potato mixes, spice packets, marinades or rubs, dried or canned beans, vegetable oil

211 (7th grade)- canned vegetables, canned soup, salt, pepper, rice, canned chicken, canned tuna, tomato sauce, beans

217 (7th grade)- mustard, ketchup, condiments, stuffing mixes, potato mixes, vegetable oil

212 (8th grade)- coffee, cocoa, drink mixes, salad dressings, hot chocolate

214 (8th grade)- rice, canned vegetables, cooking oils, olive oils

 

Additional items needed: if you are able to donate reusable shopping bags, or boxes, these would be greatly appreciated, please send these to the main office.

Staley the Bear Visits LaSalle II!

The Chicago Bears mascot, Staley the Bear, came to LaSalle II for a visit and to talk to students about anti-bullying. Thank you to the Student Council for making this event possible!

New Water Fountains

Thanks to our Student Council, we have two new bottle fillers in the school. Each of these water fountains now have cold and filtered water. A huge thank you to last years’ Student Council! We are so excited about this new addition to our school.

Spirit Week May 9-13

Get ready! Student Council has a fun theme for each day.

  • May 9th
    • Music Monday
    • Dress as your favorite music star or group
  • May 10th
    • Dynamic Duo Tuesday
    • Dress as your favorite Dynamic dup or just one member of a duo- Ideas, Batman and Robin, Ketchup and Mustard, Superman or Wonder Woman, etc.
  • May 11th
    • Disney Day Wednesday
    • Dress as your favorite Disney Star
  • May 12th
    • Throwback Thursday
    • Dress in a decade from 1920-1990
  • May 13th Friday
    • Falcon Friday
    • Wear Falcon colors, show school spirit, even dress as a Falcon!

 

Food Drive

LaSalle II Food Drive

From Ms Heinrich:

This year, the Student Council will continue the tradition of collecting food for members of our own school community who may need some extra help around the holidays. We are asking each classroom to please donate from the list of items for their classroom. There are also some additional items we will need help with. In order to make sure this collection goes smoothly, any donations will be greatly appreciated.

Please make sure all items are store bought, non-perishable and in their original containers. Please check all expiration dates. Food donations will go out before Thanksgiving break.

Anyone interested in making a donation towards the purchase of perishable food items such as turkeys, milk and eggs may send donations to the main office in an envelope marked “LaSalle II Food Drive Donation.”

If we reach our goal of 2,000 food items for the whole school, all students will get to watch a movie in their classrooms on November 24th.

Collection Dates

The collection will begin on November 9th and will end on November 19th.

Students will be collecting food at report card pick up on November 18th, so can goods may be dropped off then, or brought in with students any day between the 9th and 19th.

Donation Assignments

Additional items needed: if you are able to donate reusable shopping bags, or boxes, these would be greatly appreciated, please send these to the main office.

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All Pre- K
canned soup, soup mixes, chilies, stews, noodle soups

108 (Kindergarten)
boxed rice, dried beans, rice mixes, flavored rice, canned beans, canned soup

110 (kindergarten)
Hamburger Helper, boxed dinner mixes or kits, boxed pasta mixes, gravy packets

109 ( 1st grade)
dessert mixes, cake mixes, canned icing, corn bread mixes, bread mixes, stuffing mixes

115 (1st grade)
non-perishable sweets, hard candy, granola bars, fruit snacks, fruit cups, dried fruit

201 ( 2nd grade)
oatmeal, peanut, soy or almond butter, jellies, bread mixes, microwaveable popcorn

202 (2nd grade)
tea, coffee, non perishable creamers, cereal, granola bars

120 (3rd grade)
pasta, pasta sauce, macaroni and cheese, fettuccini sauce, parmesan cheese (non- perishable)

123 (3rd grade)
cocoa, drink mixes, honey, sweeteners, sugars, juice, juice boxes, jams, jellies

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124 (4th grade)
canned tuna, canned beans, canned vegetables, water mixes, drink mixes

221 (4th grade)
spices, canned fruit, dried fruit, cookie mixes, fruit cups, fruit snacks

223 ( 5th grade)
sauces, pasta, alfredo sauce, gravies, sauce mixes and packets, individual snack packs

224 (5th grade)
olive oils, cooking oils, cooking sprays, salad dressings, mustard, ketchup, pasta

215 (6th grade)
salt, pepper, microwaveable popcorn, snack packs, bread mixes, crackers

216 (6th grade)
stuffing mixes, potato mixes, spice packets, marinades or rubs

211 (7th grade)
canned vegetables, canned soup, salt, pepper, apple sauce, jams jellies

210 (7th grade)
mustard, ketchup, condiments, stuffing mixes, potato mixes

212 (8th grade)
coffee, cocoa, drink mixes, salad dressings, hot chocolate

214 (8th grade)
rice, canned vegetables, cooking oils, olive oils, spice mix
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Pink + Jeans Day, 10/22

From Ms Heinrich:

Thursday 10/22 is the first student council jeans day for the year. Students may pay $1 to wear jeans and pink shirts.

Students do not need to be wearing jeans to participate. The classrooms with the most students wearing pink that paid $1 will win no homework passes.

A portion of the funds raised will go towards Breast Cancer Awareness. The remainder of the funds raised go towards funding student council events and activities for the whole school.

LaSalle II Family Food Drive

Student Council will continue the tradition of collecting food for our own families at LaSalle II. This year, we will collect food for Thanksgiving. Each classroom will receive specific items to bring in for the food drive.

The collection will begin on November 10th and will end on November 20th.

We are asking each classroom to please donate from the list of items for their classroom. Please make sure all items are store bought, non -perishable and in their original containers. Please check all expiration dates. Baskets will go out before Thanksgiving break.

Anyone interested in making a donation towards the purchase of perishable food items such as turkeys, milk and eggs may send donations to the main office in an envelope marked “LaSalle II Food Drive Donation”

 

Food Drive Assignments

All Pre- K
canned soup, soup mixes, chilies, stews, noodle soups

108 (Kindergarten)
boxed rice, dried beans, rice mixes, flavored rice

110 (kindergarten)
Hamburger Helper, boxed dinner mixes or kits, boxed pasta mixes, gravy packets

109 ( 1st grade)
dessert mixes, cake mixes, canned icing, corn bread mixes

115 (1st grade)
non-perishable sweets, hard candy, granola bars, fruit snacks, fruit cups, dried fruit

201 ( 2nd grade)
oatmeal, peanut, soy or almond butter, jellies, bread mixes

202 (2nd grade)
tea, coffee, non perishable creamers, cereal

120 (3rd grade)
pasta, pasta sauce, macaroni and cheese, fettuccini sauce

123 (3rd grade)
cocoa, drink mixes, honey, sweeteners, sugar

124 (4th grade)
canned tuna, canned beans, canned vegetables

221 (4th grade)
spices, canned fruit, dried fruit, cookie mixes

223 ( 5th grade)
sauces, pasta, alfredo sauce, gravies, sauce mixes and packets

224 (5th grade)
olive oils, cooking oils, cooking sprays, salad dressings, mustard, ketchup

215 (6th grade)
salt, pepper, microwaveable popcorn, snack packs, bread mixes, crackers

216 (6th grade)
stuffing mixes, potato mixes, spice packets, marinades or rubs

211 (7th grade)
canned vegetables, canned soup, salt, pepper

217 (7th grade)
mustard, ketchup, condiments, stuffing mixes, potato mixes

212 (8th grade)
coffee, cocoa, drink mixes, salad dressings, hot chocolate

214 (8th grade)
rice, canned vegetables, cooking oils, olive oils

 

Additional Items Needed

if you are able to donate reusable shopping bags, or boxes, these would be greatly appreciated, please send these to the main office.

Jersey Jeans Day, 11/14

The next Student Council fundraiser will be on Friday, November 14. Pay $1 to wear your favorite sports Jersey or T-Shirt and jeans. A portion of the funds raised will go towards the LaSalle II Student Council’s family food drive.