***ATTENTION PARENTS - COMMUNITY ALERT
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The safety of your children is always our top priority, which is why we must inform you of an incident that was reported near our school today. One of our students reported being approached by an adult stranger in a red van on her way to school this morning. The student arrived at school safely and reported the incident, at which point the Chicago Police and CPS Office of Safety and Security were contacted.
No students were harmed as a result of this incident, and we will cooperate fully in the police investigation. As a precaution, please remind students to walk directly to and from school and to travel in groups whenever possible. Please also remind all children to report any suspicious behavior to the school immediately.
I thank you for your support as we work to keep our children safe. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at 773.534.5055.
CHICAGO (May 16, 2017) – Emerald City Theatre (ECT) has announced the 20 winning schools benefiting from the 2017- 2018 One Fund campaign. ECT's One Fund program is the company's signature outreach initiative, providing a free performance and free companion book to low-income Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students. This program was created to support the improvement of CPS students' reading abilities. Currently only 50% of CPS 3rd graders are reading at grade level.
This year the One Fund will reach 4,000 children with limited access to arts programming throughout the 2017 - 2018 school year. One Fund programming is for schools with 80% or greater low-income populations. 16 of this year's 20 winning schools have low-income populations of 90% or greater. The 20 schools represent 15 neighborhoods across Chicago's North, West, and South Sides.
$150,000 worth of programming and books will be delivered in three ways:
Our very own Chess coach Mr. Geisler was featured on the Illinois Chess Association website. Read all about our Bateman chess team's time in Nashvile at the Super Nationals by clicking this link! www.il-chess.org/news/1157-2017-geisler
The Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club (NBGC) will be CLOSED Memorial Day Weekend. There will be NO programs on Friday, May 26th to Monday, May 29th. All programs will resume on Tuesday, May 30th. Please make sure to pick up your child at their school when they are dismissed on Friday.
Bateman is proud to celebrate Valeria Ceron, who was awarded a High School scholarship from the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund.
The Award Ceremony for the Class of 2021, took place May 8th, 2017. A great group of Bateman teachers attended the ceremony to congratulate Valeria for her wonderful academic achievements. Valeria Ceron was selected to receive this award among the many applicants across the City of Chicago. The Daniel Murphy Scholarship awards students with a four-year high school scholarship to selected schools.
We are proud of our very own, and congratulate all students who were selected to receive this prestigious award!
We would like to share information about a Public Safety Town Hall Meeting taking place Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at Roosevelt High School. Please see flyer below for additional information.
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