Lyman A. Budlong Elementary School

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



With​ ​the​ ​holidays​ ​upon​ ​us,​ ​many​ ​of​ ​us​ ​are​ ​busier​ ​than​ ​ever.​ ​ ​To​ ​help​ ​keep​ ​organized,​ ​and​ ​up​ ​to​ ​date with​ ​all​ ​things​ ​Budlong,​ ​here​ ​is​ ​information​ ​that​ ​you’ll​ ​need​ ​as​ ​we​ ​close​ ​out​ ​2017...yes,​ ​we​ ​are​ ​almost in​ ​2018!

  • Mr. ​Blankenship ​was ​selected ​as ​a ​“Pawn ​to ​Queens” ​Grant ​recipient ​this ​year. ​His ​advanced ​chess players ​will ​receive ​expert ​coaching ​from ​a ​local ​Chicago ​Certified ​Chessmaster ​one ​hour ​a ​week. ​Way ​to go!
  • Congratulations ​to ​Ms. ​Montgomery ​for ​organizing ​the ​2017 ​Science ​Fair. ​Naoimi ​Arguelles ​(8th ​grade) and ​Ayana ​Asante ​(7th ​grade) ​will ​advance ​to ​Regionals ​and ​represent ​Budlong. ​We’re ​proud ​of ​all ​the participants, ​and ​good ​luck ​to ​Naoimi ​and ​Ayana ​as ​they ​advance ​(see ​picture ​below). 

  • Fat ​Chris’ ​Restaurant ​Pizza ​Fundraiser ​- ​January ​16th
  • Mommy ​& ​Son ​Dance ​- ​January ​19th
  • Daddy ​& ​Daughter ​Dance ​- ​February ​9th

  • Attendance ​Battle- ​Students ​that ​are ​in ​school ​everyday, ​and ​on ​time, ​will ​be ​entered ​into ​the ​12/22 raffle. ​Awesome ​prizes ​await ​the ​winners!
  • Medical ​Compliance- ​If ​your ​child ​is ​still ​not ​in ​medical ​compliance, ​please ​contact ​the ​office ​and ​bring in ​proof ​of ​appointment. ​This ​area ​impacts ​our ​school ​rating, ​so ​let’s ​work ​together ​to ​get ​us ​to ​100%.
  • Budlong ​After ​School ​Program- ​The ​first ​semester ​of ​the ​after ​school ​program ​ends ​on ​December 21 st​ . ​Second ​semester ​reconvenes ​February ​5 th​ ​and ​runs ​through ​May ​2 nd​ . ​Applications ​for ​the ​new semester ​will ​go ​out ​in ​January.
  • MAP ​Testing- ​Our ​2 nd​ -8 th​ ​graders ​are ​scheduled ​to ​test ​January ​8 th​ ​to ​January ​12 th​ . ​Please ​avoid ​tardies, absences, ​and ​early ​dismissals. ​Teachers ​use ​this ​data ​to ​adjust ​their ​instruction ​so ​they ​can ​advance ​all students.
  • Access ​Testing- ​Our ​kindergarten ​- ​8 th​ ​graders ​who ​receive ​English ​language ​support ​are ​scheduled ​to begin ​January ​16 th​ ​through ​February ​9 th​ . ​Please ​avoid ​tardies, ​absences, ​and ​early ​dismissals.
  • School ​Store ​- ​Budlong ​items ​are ​on ​sale ​now, ​and ​Spirit ​Wear ​makes ​great ​holiday ​gifts. ​Get ​your Budlong ​ornaments ​for ​only ​$5 ​each ​(see ​pictures ​below).

Important ​Dates:
  • 12/13- Special ​Kindergarten ​Tour ​@ ​9:00 ​a.m. ​(all ​prospective ​kinder ​families ​are ​welcome)
                  Basketball ​tryouts ​- ​girls ​@ ​3:15, ​boys ​@ ​4:15
  • 12/14- PAC ​Meeting ​@ ​8:30 ​a.m.
                   High ​Jump ​Presentation- ​6th ​grade- ​students ​only
                   Basketball ​tryouts ​- ​girls ​@ ​3:15, ​boys ​@ ​4:15
  • 12/18- FOB ​Meeting ​@ ​5:00 ​p.m.
  • 12/21- School ​Tour ​@ ​9:00 ​a.m.
                  First ​semester ​of ​the ​OST ​After ​School ​Program ​Ends ​(resumes ​in ​February)
                  6th-8th ​grade ​Winter ​Dance
  • 12/22- Attendance ​Battle ​Pep ​Rally- ​students ​only
                  Winter ​Break ​Begins

Have a great week!


Naomi Nakayama, Principal

Budlong Elementary School


Due to an all staff professional development session, there will be no After School Programs on:

Monday, December 4, 2017

Remember, the first semester after school programs end on December 21st. Applications for the second semester will go home in January. Second semester programs begin February 5th.

Happy Holidays!

Budlong School is hosting a special tour for perspective kindergarten parents. Join us in 

"A Day in the Life of a Budlong Kindergartner"


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

at 9:00 a.m.

Call for Recipes!

Friends of Budlong is publishing a school cookbook! Please submit your family recipes by November 15. 

Please see flyers here (English) and here (translations) for details. 

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