Welcome to Schiesher Elementary School
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Dear Schiesher Families,
Hello! Happy Autumn! It has been a whirlwind of activity here at Schiesher Elementary School. The year has started out quite well, as the students arrived back to school excited and ready to learn. It has been wonderful to see all of our retuning parents and students, as well as meeting and greeting all the families that are new to our school. It is our goal at SES to create a learning community where children feel important and are excited about learning. One of the most important things we do to kick-off a school year is learn more about your child by spending time with your student in order to gather information about his/her academic and social-emotional areas of strength and areas for growth. During the month of September, we collected data regarding your child’s progress through classroom performance and through information obtained through MAP (Measure of Academic Progress), Running Records (reading), and AIMS web (reading and mathematics) testing. The teachers and I have collaborated on the students who are in need of additional academic support and interventions are well underway. Learning about your child’s social-emotional progress happens very naturally and is gathered from working with your child and by observing your child within the school setting. Results of all these assessments and progress made will be shared with parents during our Parent-Teacher Conferences held in November. However, should you have questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to connect with your child’s teacher.
Administrators and teachers everywhere recognize the important contributions parents make towards a child’s success in school. As we regularly communicate – success at school begins at home. Parents are the single most important variable in a child’s schooling. I have found in my short time in the district that we have a strong tradition of supportive, hard-working parents who continue to make important contributions that impact the lives of children. Throughout the year there will be opportunities to get involved in school either through the LEHSO or through classroom activities. We encourage you to join in at least once this year.
One of the most exciting times in the fall for children is Halloween. As you are helping your child plan his/her costume, please remember that weapons, blood and/or “gore” of any kind are not appropriate for school. It is important that we model safety and good taste at all times. There are many creative costume ideas to choose from that do not promote violence or frighten other people. On Halloween, we will be working on our regular curriculum for most of the morning. Therefore, students may not wear their costume to school but can bring costumes, make-up, etc. to school in their book bag or in another bag as needed. When planning your child’s costume, please be sure your child can put on his/her costume with minimal help. Please note that kindergarten parties will be held on Thursday, October 30th. Kindergarten students may wear their costumes to school.
Everyone is cordially invited to our annual Halloween Parade, on Friday, October 31 at 10:30AM for grades 3-5. If the weather cooperates, we will have our Halloween parade outside on the pavement around the playground. If the weather does not cooperate, visitors may go to the gymnasium and we will have the parade pass through for you to view. Immediately following the parade, students will return to their classroom with their teacher to have a classroom party. Due to limited classroom space, only the designated room parents may attend the classroom party. Lisle’s Trick-or-Treating hours are from 3-8PM and as you know, children should be under the supervision of an adult at all times.
Please let us know if you have any concerns, questions, or celebrations to share!
Mrs. Beth Lind
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Schiesher Elementary School
5205 Kingston Ave.
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 968-5976 - fax
(630) 493-8199 - attendance