Buenos dias, Bateman students, parents and staff!
Today is Monday, April 20, 2020.
Dear Bateman Families and Friends,
On Friday, Governor Pritzker announced that schools will continue to stay closed and Remote Learning will be the method of education for remainder of the year. Although we understand the weight of this decision, we are heartbroken that our students will not be together again in our classrooms and hallways this year. We share your mixed emotions but also recognize that this is the safest measure to ensure the health of our community. It is in our hands now to find creative ways to stay tied together, just as the Santana family was as they attended the annual Father Daughter dance on Friday!
We are especially saddened for our 8th graders. We know this is not the 8th Grade year you had imagined, as many of you have been waiting in anticipation for the last nine years. We are celebrating you, alongside all of our students, and want to assure you that there are exciting things to come!
We know there are many questions as a result of this announcement and ask for your patience as we receive information. As we continue in this journey together, you have our commitment to remain responsive in the ways our teachers engage your children, informative in a timely manner, and connected as much as possible.
We are grateful that you choose to #BeBateman now and always!
Georgia & Kate
Happy Birthday! We would like to wish a "feliz cumpleaños" this week to...
Viviana in Room 228
Andrew in Room 211
Jayson in Room 316
Luz in Room 302
Maya in Room 312
Jorge in Room 309
Angel in Room 102
Come down to the North Office when we return to school for your birthday pencil!
Student Shout Outs
We are proud of each of our students! Keep up the great work!
To Amelia A., Sofia B., Aileen G. and Charlotte V. in Room 111! Congratulations on getting an A+ on your math quiz! Excellent job mathematicians! From Ms. Kucharczyk
To Christian A. (312), Berlin A.(311), Fatima A. (302), Stephanie R. (302), Alvaro T. (302) Reyk V. (301), Josephine M. (301)! I want to congratulate these students on submitting beautiful art for the "Heal the Earth" poster contest and putting science into practice by using yeast to make bread for their families! From Ms. Doychich
To Jacob R. in Room 107! Congratulations Jacob, you were the first student to post your artwork on the kindergarten Padlet page! From Ms. Chrisman
To Alec B. in Room 111! Thank you Alec for sharing your video on the 1st/2nd grade Padlet page and paving the way for others to share! From Ms. Chrisman
To Carilee H. in Room 204! Congratulations Carilee! You were the first student to submit their '10 quick facts' assignment on the 3rd/4th grade Padlet. From Ms. Chrisman
To Aiden A., Kalen A., Nicola C., Lincoln F., Penelope M., Amilia W., and Adelita W. in Room 201 for completing your daily challenges EACH DAY last week! Wow, super scholarly second graders! From Ms. Fitzner
To Aiden. A., Kalen A., Madeline D., Lincoln F., Veronique G., Ruby L., Elijah M., Mindy R., Amilia W. and Adelita W. in Room 201 for completing EACH AND EVERY assignment on Seesaw last week! You are rockstars! From Ms. Fitzner
To Xeniyah D. and Amina D. in Room 207! Great job of being empowered and working through tricky trouble spots to get online learning! You did it! From Ms. Nunez
To Bobby N. in Room 207! Great job being INCLUSIVE! You do an amazing job of helping the class get to pages and links for our new remote learning! Keep up the great work! From Ms. Nunez
Teacher Shout Outs have been individually delivered! Keep them coming!
Essentials Teachers have created weekly schedules per Grade! Click your child's grade below to see fun content for your child to complete during Remote Learning! Please remember, you only have to choose one class per day but there are lots of activities to keep you busy if you need them!
Dine to Donate Wednesday, April 22nd | Sonic 1022 W. Wilson Ave
Come support our school drive in style! Mention Bateman and 15% of your purchase will be back to the Boosters to support all students at Bateman!
Mindfulness Monday Let's prepare our mind for the week ahead!
Ms. Kraska, our wonderful psychologist, has created an egaging activity that involves music and drawing! Check it out below!
Ms. Kraska's Music Doodle
Wiggleworms with Mr. Nick Let's get our wiggles out!
Each week, Mr. Nick from the Old Town School of Folk Music, visits our preschoolers to get their wiggles out...something we can all use right now! Thanks, Mr. Nick!
Wiggleworms with Mr. Nick!
Independent Work Time!
Time to grow our brains!
Students, please remember to complete your daily assignments from your teachers! Reach out to your teachers if you have any questions about your work. Also, please remember to follow the Blaze Ways: Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful! Parents, have those Blaze Bucks ready!
Have a great day everyone! We miss you!
Stay healthy and take care,
Ms. Davos & Ms. Kloepper
If you have any questions or concerns during this time, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any resources, please pass them along so we can send to share with the community!
Also, if you have pictures with your Blaze Bucks, please send them so we can share them on social media!