Lyman A. Budlong Elementary School

2701 W. Foster Ave. Chicago, IL 60625
Office: 773-534-2591        Fax: 773-534-2544


F.O.B.'s annual 

Daddy-Daughter Dance

Calling all dads! Show your princesses how special they are with an amazing evening of glowing fun! Grandpas, godfathers and uncles are welcome!

Friday, February 17th 
6:00 - 8:00 pm 
In the Multi-Purpose Room

Price per family: $20 in advance / $25 at the door

Dress to Impress!

For reservations: 

Please send in cash or checks to your child's homeroom teacher, with the following information attached: Daughter's name and room number; Father or guardian's name, phone number and address. Checks should be made payable to Friends of Budlong. 

Questions should be referred to: [email protected] or [email protected]

Eat Pizza to Support Budlong!

Budlong Elementary School is holding a Little Caesars Fundraiser to raise money for technology, from 2/1/17 to 2/26/17.  This fundraiser will help cover technology funds that have been reallocated due to Springfield's CPS budget cuts (more info here).

We are asking that every Budlong family try to sell or purchase at least 5 pizza kits. Each kits includes all the ingredients for at least 3 family-sized pizzas! Have them ready in your freezer for an easy meal anytime. 

All orders to be picked up at the school on March 8th at 3 pm. Little Caesars Pizza Kits and Cookie Dough range in price from $16.0 - $24.00 and contain all the ingredients to bake delicious pizza, bread, and cookies at home in minutes.  Little Caesars Pizza Kit line up include 19 delicious Little Caesars Pizza Kits and Accessory Items to choose from:  Pepperoni, Cheese, Thin Crust, Cheeser!Cheeser!, Soft Pretzel Crust Pepperoni, Personal Pepperoni, Personal Cheese, Microwave Personal Deep Dish, Deep!Deep! Dish, Family Meal Kit, Crazy Bread, Italian Cheese Bread, Cinnamon Crazy Bread, and more!  The product line up also includes 3 varieties of gourmet cookie dough, Pizza server paddle and pizza cutter 2-pack.

Please place your order to support Budlong!

· Go to

· Click on -“Products” then “Shop

· Select either- “Ship Order to the Group” or “Ship Order to Me”(via UPS for an additional fee)

Dear Budlong Families,

Attached you will find a letter from Dr. J. Jackson and Mr. Forrest Claypool confirming Chicago's status as a sanctuary city in various translations.  In short, nothing will change for CPS students with regard to enrollment and opportunity in light of the recent national political activity around immigration.

I want to further assure our families that Budlong will continue to be a place dedicated to learning, and one that is safe for all our students, regardless of country of origin.  Budlong boasts a long standing tradition of welcoming students from around the world, and this will not end.  Our community specifically has been built on a variety of rich cultures, and it thrives today as result.  


I understand the realities facing many of our students and families who have come to the US.  Many of our faculty and staff also have stories similar to that of our students, and have international roots in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Central and South America.  So, during this time when immigration is making the headlines, we all recognize how important it is that we help students embrace their heritages, and create opportunities to learn about one another.  

Please encourage your student to talk with his/her teacher, our counselor, me, and any trusted adult at school if they need support.  We are a family.  I am proud of our global representation here at Budlong, and we will continue to help our students to appreciate all cultures.  This is part of our commitment to a 21st century educational experience.

Go Bulldogs!

Naomi Nakayama


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