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Early Childhood Notes

This Week's Schedule...

Click here for this week's schedule - Week of June 4th

In This Week's Notes For Your Reference....

  • RW's weekly information
  • Teacher Committee Selection
  • Winter Club Information
  • Friday Mass schedule
  • Club Dates and information
  • Things to do when taking attendance

Here is our schedule for PD this week:

Monday - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm - Lunch is NOT provided today
8:00-9:00 - classroom work time
9:00-11:30 - PS teachers - Storage closet cleaning/organizing; K teachers - get everything in the Guided play room ready to move
11:30-12:30 - Lunch
12:30-2:00 - Revisit May reflection; End of year reflection
2:00-3:00 - Continue end of year checklists, work on storage closet, guided play room

Tuesday - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm - Lunch is NOT provided today
8:00-9:00 - get in, get settled
9:00-11:00 - explore PS screening tools, set up August schedules; K Guided play lesson plans for Sept.
11:00-12:00 - Lunch
12:00-3:00 - Basement purge/clean

Wednesday - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm - Lunch is provided today
8:00 - Microsoft training - Report to room 332
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 - Continued time to work with new email, docs, etc.

Thursday - 8:00 am - 1:30 pm - Lunch is provided today
8:00 - OneNote training in Heidenreich Hall
Lunch provided
3:00 - Faculty Life Trolley departs

Friday - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sign up for a time to check out with RW

Guided Reading Subs for Grades K-5 - Please SIGN UP BELOW (added 4.15)

If you would like a SUB for GUIDED READING TESTING, please use the sign up link below. If at all possible, my preference is that there is only ONE TEACHER 'out' per GRADE LEVEL on any given day. So please spread yourselves out. There should be enough for each person to have ONE sub. Please sign up for one right now. Please let Rachel G know if you have any questions. Thanks! 


Annual “Spring Gathering” of Early Childhood Educators

A professional development and networking opportunity for preschool, kindergarten, and primary teachers and assistants from all Archdiocese of Chicago schools will be held at Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Elementary School on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Please see this flyer for registration information and directions. Please contact Julie Ramski at 312.534.3868 or jramski@archchicago.org with any questions.

Teacher Committee Assignments

Below are your committee assignments for the 2017-18 school year.  As our Tuesday PD time is already planned out for the remainder of the calendar year, we are expecting each committee to meet at least one time outside of PD time.  Your committee lead should be reaching out to you to set up a meeting, if they have not yet done so already.  If you have any questions, please let me know!

Student Life Committee  - Caitlin, Kelly, Marni

Catholic Schools Week Committee - Kristen, Maryanne

Advent - Molly

Lent & Easter - Betty, Cathy

Week of the Young Child - Liz, Margaret, Erin, Beth

STEM - Ellen

Faculty Life - Kaylee, Jessie

Spring Club Session

Please pick up a pink club cost worksheet/proposal in RW's mailbox in the PS or the Club mailbox below RW's mailbox in the ES.  Please note the cover sheet, we are continuing with the option for payment through RenWeb.

Spring Club Session:
Clubs will begin on Monday, April 16th and will run through Friday, June 1st
*Most clubs will run for 7 weeks

Flyers will go home/in the Buzz for all on Thursday, March 29th.  No club registrations should be accepted before we return from Easter Break on Tuesday, April 10th.

Proposals/flyers are due to RW no later than Monday, March 26th for approval.

No Clubs on:

  • Monday - 5/28
  • Thursday – 5/10
  • Friday – 5/11

Please be sure to check not only the Breaking News on the dashboard daily, but you need to check both Early Childhood and the Inclusion and Instruction tab each week.

2016-2017 Early Childhood Observation Schedule - click here

Click here for the Early Childhood Friday Mass Schedule 2017 - updated 8/29/17

Club Dates

Click here for a complete list of all club dates for the 2017-18 School Year

Things to do when taking attendance: (K-5)

  • -      Take daily attendance by 8:30am each morning
  • -      Every student needs a mark (P, AU, TU) DNA is a mark used for preschool, please do not use that mark.
  • -      IF AU is marked, you MUST put a comment! 
  • -      Put a comment even if it is the same comment from the day before (for a kid who is missing a few days in a row.)
  • -      If you don’t know the reason for the absence, you MUST still comment:  "no note," or "not sure" or "I don’t know," and even ‘idk’ will be acceptable!
  • -      You can make changes up to 9:00am
  • -      If it is after 9:00am and you need to make a change, contact Carol