Lyman A. Budlong Elementary School

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


There are 2 LSC parent vacancies, here at Budlong. If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone from the community, please stop by the main office for an application. The deadline to turn in your application is Monday, October 2, 2017.


Dear Families,

Happy Friday!  Hard to believe we are two weeks in to the new school year, especially with this beautiful weather.

Please ask your student(s) about “Be your own Budlong Beautiful” and what they did as a class to celebrate ourselves.  We are so very proud of our students and the uniqueness each one brings to our school!  Please join us for Peace Day on 9/21 at 9:30 on the field for a celebration of Budlong’s beauty and as we pledge to be peaceful and compassionate individuals.  See Ms. Cohn for more details, and if you are interested in helping.

Our Curriculum Night is Tuesday, 9/19, from 4- 6 pm.  You are invited to come to learn about your child’s classroom and hear about school-wide focus points and initiatives.  Hoping to see everyone there.

CPS has launched the GoCPS high school application for eighth graders.  We will be meeting with parents in the coming weeks to share pertinent information for our students so they can take advantage of this universal application for Chicago high schools.  Counselor Ms. Chmiel will be sending out information as well.  A high school fair will take place here at Budlong on 9/28 from 1:30 – 2:30. 

Our After School Care Program has started.  It is open to our PM PK – third graders.  It is $5/hour/student Monday – Friday.  Please see Ms. Salky for more information.

Monday is our first Friends of Budlong meeting of the year.  We will meet at 5pm and talk about ways to fundraise for the year.  All are welcome, and bring a friend.

Congratulations to our Parent Advisory Committee officers: Ligia Santos, Siham Alsyous, Bianca Colon, and Nina Mikhail.  Thank you!

And our Bilingual Advisory Committee officers: Emiliya Angelova, Nina Mikhail, and Lika Mohammed.  Thank you!

The officers were elected at this month’s meetings.  The PAC meets monthly, the third Thursday, at 8:30am, and the BAC meets every other month right after the PAC on the third Thursday of the month.  All are welcome, so please stop in.

We have two vacancies on our Local School Council.  If you are interested in filling one of these spots, please fill out an application.  Applications are available in our main office, and are due by 10/2.  Please see Ms. Bianca in the main office for the application.

Have a great weekend, and I hope everyone gets to spend time with friends and family.


Naomi Nakayama

Budlong Principal

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