I am truly honored to be nominated as Bateman’s Teacher of the Month. I love teaching and helping students achieve their goals. I feel that any child can learn so much when given the opportunity in an environment were they feel loved, safe and respected. I love working at Bateman and it has been a privilege to work here for the past 12 years. I started working here as a substitute in room 102, a Kindergarten teacher for 6 years and this is my 6th year as a Preschool teacher.
My parents immigrated to the U.S from Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico in the 1970’s. My two sisters, two brothers and I were born and raised on the Northwest Side of Chicago. My father passed away when I was ten years old and that made us grow up quickly. My job as the second oldest sibling was to help the take care of the younger ones , as well as, help with their homework while my mom was at work. I always pretended to be the teacher and so it came naturally that I would become a teacher.
I am a graduate of Chicago Public Schools (James Monroe and Carl Schurz High School). I received my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish from Northeastern Illinois University. After I got married and had children I went back to school to receive my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a Bilingual/ESL endorsement.
I try to instill the importance of school and hard work to my children. I teach them not to give up and keep trying no matter what challenges they may face in school or in life. When not at school, I love to watch movies, visit museums, read books and spend time with my family.
“I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care.” -Lou Holtz
On Saturday, March 17, the Bateman Chess Team traveled to Whitney Young High School to compete in this year's CPS North-side Playoffs. In a very competitive field, three out of four Bateman squads placed in the top three and earned a spot in the City Championships this Saturday, March 24 (also at Whitney Young). In the Kindergarten-2nd grade division, Bateman was led by 1st grader Gabriel Jael, who had a perfect 5-0 score. The 5th/6th grade group got another flawless performance by 5th grader Andrey Novikov, the individual champion in the section. And the 7th/8th grade team grabbed the 3rd place spot with help from 7th graders Kevin Cordoba and Chris Salas, whose four wins apiece, earned 5th and 6th place respectively. Bateman was the top neighborhood school in all three categories. Congratulations to all contributing players! Now on to the Championships...
Local School Council Community Forum
Wednesday, March 21st at 3:30 pm
Come meet prospective LSC Candidates and hear their candidacy platform for our next Local School Council. Voting will take place at Report Card Pick Up on April 18th.
Bateman 3rd graders are participating in the UNICEF Kid Power Program. UNICEF Kid Power gives kids the power to end global malnutrition and save lives one step at a time! With UNICEF Kid Power, kids go on virtual missions to unlock therapeutic food packets for severely malnourished children around the world. When kids wear the UNICEF Kid Power Band, the more they move, the more points they earn, the more lives they save! #UNICEF #KidPowerUp #BeBateman #ChiPubSchools
8th Grade Parent Meeting:Process For Accepting/Declining High School Offers Junta de Padres de Octavo Grado Proceso para aceptar / rechazar ofertas de la escuela secundaria
Please join us to discuss the new Go CPS high school acceptance process for this school year.
Families must make a decision by April 13, 2018
When: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Where: Bateman Auditorium
Time: 3:30pm- 4:30pm
Únase a nosotros para recibir información acerca del nuevo proceso para aceptar o rechazar una oferta de las escuelas secundarias a través de la nueva plataforma Go CPS.
Las familias deben tomar una decisión antes del 13 de abril de 2018
Cuándo: Jueves, 22 de marzo de 2018
Dónde: Auditorio de Bateman
Hora: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Greetings Bateman Families! This is just a friendly reminder regarding the wellness policies we have in place to help keep Bateman a healthy school. As per our policies:
-We only allow 3 beverages in school: plain water in a clear water bottle (no colors, no flavor packets, etc.), the milk provided at breakfast and lunch by the school, and 8 oz. of 100% juice (lunch only).
-Students may only consume the breakfast provided by the school. No outside food may be consumed at that time.
-All lunch snacks need to be in individually sized bags. Candy is not allowed.
-Please refer to our school policies in the school handbook or website for our complete policy information.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Nowak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in joining the Robotic team at Bateman, please fill out thisform. Seats are limited. Selection will be on a "first come, first served" basis. Permission from a parent or guardian is required. Signature forms will be provided to those who first sign up. Thank You!
This is a friendly reminder that Summer Camp Registration is tomorrow, Saturday March 10, 2018. To register please click this link, www.nbgc.org/summer.html. Thank you.
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