Dear Budlong Families,
I hope you were able to join us today as we went around the world and back, to Budlong! Today was our annual International Day Celebration. Yummy food, beautiful dances, and so much information was shared about countries all over the world. With the immense diversity here at Budlong, our students are exposed to a variety of cultures all the time, and our international day highlights that beauty; it also allows us to learn more about one another and have fun doing so. Thank you to all our families who helped with presentations and demonstrations today. A very special guest joined in the festivities this afternoon, Mr. Ivan Anchev, Bulgarian Consul General. He enjoyed presentations by our students highlighting Bulgaria and Kyrgyzstan. We were honored to have him visit and continue to promote the CPS' initiative of the seal of bi-literacy in Bulgarian.
Yesterday was our Report Card Pick-up Day. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend. Viewing the student art pieces and projects makes me proud of the work we do at Budlong. Remember that conversations between our teachers and families take place continually, too.
We are still selling yearbooks. If you didn’t purchase one yet, please see Ms. Yu as soon as possible to buy one for $25.
Help us reach our goal of 98% attendance by making sure students are here on time every day. Announcing fourth quarter attendance incentives:
* luncheon for students showing the most improvement in their attendance
* luncheon for students with 98%+ attendance for the year
We need volunteers to help us recognize all our students at these luncheons. We also need volunteers for Budlong under the Stars on June 2. If you would like to help with either event, please contact Friends of Budlong President, Kathy Borner, at [email protected].
Arturo Velasquez Institute is hosting the Spring DREAMER and Family Education Forum Fair on April 22. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
I want to thank our neighbors at Vineyard Church. They spent their Saturday beautifying Budlong J
Lastly, AM outdoor line up starts next week, so please dress your child in layers as the Chicago weather is often unpredictable. Students should be lined up outside by 8:10.
Have a great weekend.
Public Education, the Great Equalizer for Children Everywhere—But Not in Chicago
Chicagoans contribute 20 percent of the state income tax, and CPS students make up 20 percent of the state’s enrollment—but CPS students only receive 15 percent of the state’s funding.
Budlong yearbooks are still available to order.
Don't miss out on your opportunity to have this years memories, forever at your fingertips!
Thanks to the overwhelming responses we got on our After School Care survey, we are currently putting together a plan for next year to service our families. More information to come!