Lyman A. Budlong Elementary School

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

Dear Budlong Families,

Happy holidays!  From wacky hats to mismatched socks, we had fun showing our school spirit last week! The eighth grade class sponsored Spirit Week as a fundraiser for their spring Washington DC trip. 

Tuesday’s honor roll assembly recognized hundreds of students with straight A's and all A's and B's.  We know it's a group effort, and so the strong collaboration between home and school is evident.

Then, Friday’s attendance raffle winners received all sorts of great prizes they'll want to use over the winter break.  Staff also showed off some great dance moves as well…way to go, Bulldogs.

Have you checked out recently?  It’s undergoing a facelift to make it more user friendly.  Special thanks to Mr. Pagan, our tech guru, LSC member Jessica Kerslake-Rodriguez for getting the ball rolling, Ms. Bianca Colon, clerk extraordinaire for maintenance, and parent Ali Klingler for her creativity and generosity.  We couldn’t do this without you.

Dates to remember:


o Classes Resume

o Progress Report Distribution


o CPS Vision & Hearing Exams Begin

o LSC Meeting @ 7:45 a.m.


o No School- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day


o EL Access Testing Begins


o BAC-PAC-FOB Meeting @ 8:30 a.m.


o CHIME Winter Performance

I want to introduce new staff member, Ms. Sylvia Rajska.  Sylvia is currently working with our sixth grade team, and we are very pleased to have her join Budlong.

Over break, I hope our students experience our city, with family and friends.  If you are going out of town, safe travels.  Can't wait to see everyone back again on January 9th.  

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