Lyman A. Budlong Elementary School

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

                   

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Principal's Letter- December 8, 2017

Posted on December 8, 2017 at 4:15 PM

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!

Kudos:

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).

Fundraisers:

Fat ​Chris’ ​Restaurant ​Pizza ​Fundraiser ​- ​January ​16th

Mommy ​& ​Son ​Dance ​- ​January ​19th

Daddy ​& ​Daughter ​Dance ​- ​February ​9th

Reminders:

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!

#budlongbeautiful

Naomi Nakayama, Principal

Budlong Elementary School

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