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Dear Schiesher Families,
Hello! Happy autumn! It has been a whirlwind of activity here at Schiesher Elementary School. Most recently we celebrated the arts with David Stocker an Illinois Artist in Residence and performer. Schiesher received a grant from the Illinois Arts Council along with the Lisle Education Foundation and support from the LEHSO to fund this program. Mr. Stocker developed the Origins of Music program and worked with our students to create their own instruments in art and learn to play music on those instruments. Students were engaged in answering three essential questions: What is sound? Where does music come from? Can I play too? Learning opportunities included how sounds were used by ancient peoples to establish a dialogue, both with the world around them and with each other. Students worked together to build instruments and listen to stories and music of our ancestors. We are so proud of all of the work our students did in such a short period of time. We sincerely thank our teachers for giving up classroom time to celebrate with an outstanding concert. Our students and staff have a tremendous amount of gratitude to the organizations that sponsored Mr. Stocker’s time with us. Students were thrilled to have many parents in the audience to support not only themselves, but also the arts. We have an awesome school community.
On another note, school started off quite well. Our Schiesher staff and students have settled in to our new school year. We have fine-tuned our schedules and processes that are involved in creating a structured day that can be predictable that will allow for success socially and academically. 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 them and gathering information about their 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 AIMSweb (reading and mathematics). Information about the results of these assessments and progress made will be shared with parents during our Parent-Teacher Conferences held in November. The teachers and I have collaborated on our students who are in need of additional academic support. Interventions are well underway. However, should you have questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to connect with your child’s teacher.
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.
Everyone is cordially invited to our annual Halloween Parade, on Friday, October 30 at 10:30AM. 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. Students may Trick-or-Treat in downtown Lisle from noon – 3PM. 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! Happy Halloween!
Mrs. Lind, Principal
Schiesher Elementary School
5205 Kingston Ave.
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 968-5976 - fax
(630) 493-8199 - attendance