Seesaw Connecting Our Families to Their Children's Learning

Beginning this school year, all of our students and families will be introduced to a new two-way communication tool.  Using the Seesaw app on their classroom iPads, students and teachers will be able to share an electronic work portfolio with parents.  At our recent parent curriculum night, families were given an overview of the Seesaw app.  Beginning on November 9th, parents will be able to connect to their child's Seesaw account portfolio.  Not only does this two-way communication tool allow parents and the teacher to provide feedback to the child, but it also allows the children to reflect on their own growth throughout the school year. We are looking forward to implementing this wonderful communication tool with you!
 

Halloween Parades & Costumes

The Eisenhower, Ross, Sullivan annual Halloween Costume Parades will be on Tuesday, October 31 The morning early childhood and morning kindergarten classes will parade outside at 10:00 A.M. The Eisenhower school parade for PM early childhood & kindergarten, full-day kindergarten, and 1st grade classes will begin at 12:00 P.M. The Ross/Sullivan Halloween Costume Parade for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade classes will begin at 12:45.

If you wish to view the parades, please assemble along the parade routes.

*Eisenhower will parade from the rear of the school, along the sidewalks, and back into school through the front doors.

*Students from both Ross and Sullivan will exit out of the front doors at Sullivan, parade along the front sidewalk down to Ross, continue through the Ross blacktop, and around the back of the building.

Every spot is a good location for pictures!

AM and PM early childhood and AM and PM kindergarten children should wear their costumes to school that day. Full day kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students should bring their costumes to school.

Should the weather be cold or rainy, parents may view the parade in the gym. The Eisenhower morning class parties will begin right after the morning early childhood and kindergarten parade. The afternoon class parties will begin at 1:15 P.M. As you think about your child’s costume for our parade, please keep in mind that schools have a heightened and serious concern about students who bring weapons to school. The concern extends to toy weapons - including toy guns, squirt guns, cap guns, martial arts devices, play swords, and knives. Do not allow your child to include any weapons with the costume they bring to wear in the parade or to bring toy weapons to school at any time during the school year. Also, your child’s costume should not include any blood/gore. These guidelines by no means should curtail the fun your child can have at the parade.  

November Parent-Teacher Conferences
As we write, we just wanted to remind all of our families that we are quickly coming to the completion of our first trimester of learning. Your children, our students, are in outstanding hands with our PreK-5 teams. Achievement is occurring because the children are being nurtured, but, more importantly, growth is occurring because the children have advocates in both you and us. We all share in a partnership in seeing them grow and what an exciting endeavor it is to see! It gives all of our lives purpose and the future hope and promise. However, now more than ever, as learning expectations increase, we continue to ask your support with ensuring that homework review and reading time with your child continue to be scheduled on a regular nightly basis.

Our upcoming November 9th & 16th Parent-Teacher Conferences are our first true opportunity to sit down together and reflect upon each individual child’s growth. Just as important as earning grades, we are able to discuss their social-emotional progress as well as their classroom participation, focus, and level of enthusiasm. Even though assessment data, homework, and in-class assignments play crucial roles in understanding each and every child’s learning development, we always want to make sure that our conversations focus around several fundamental questions that you might want to consider asking:

1) How is my child interacting with his/her classmates?

2) Does my child like to participate in whole class discussions and contribute/share his/her ideas in small group settings?

3) What are some additional strategies that we can reinforce at home to help our child attain specific concept(s) and skill(s) development?

As we foster these conversations, you will find your relationship with your own child’s learning growing. Equally as valuable is the insight it gives our dedicated staff in continuing to nurture your child’s path of lifelong learning. Also, please remember to read with your child for at least 20-minutes each night. While reading or even sharing conversations, remember to introduce or substitute unfamiliar vocabulary words for everyday common words. Enrich your conversations by speaking to your child with robust, enriching words. Not only will you find them developing more expressive language in the process, which will help to facilitate greater understanding of their social-emotional well-being, but you will unknowingly be doing ourself a far greater favor for your relationship with them when their later adolescent years are upon you. From the entire Eisenhower, Ross, and Sullivan staffs, to you and yours, Have A Happy Holiday Season!


 

What a Great Playground!
Thank you to our D23 and EPTO partnership for the wonderful playground equipment. Mrs. Mullaney's class put it to good use on this beautiful first day of school!  

Contact Information:
Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary
1 N. Schoenbeck Rd.
Prospect Heights, IL 60070

(847) 870-3875 phone
(847) 870-3876 absentee
(847) 870-3877 fax

School Hours

EC/K AM: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Full day K/1st: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. EC PM: 11:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
K PM: 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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700 N. Schoenbeck Rd.  Prospect Heights, IL 60070    P: 847.870.3850
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