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District 105 Announcements
Current Topics
Full Day Kindergarten - Update!
The Board of Education is exploring the option of Full Day Kindergarten for District 105 students.  To do this well, the district has created a committee comprised of parents, teachers, and administrators across all District 105 school communities to examine research around the benefits and challenges associated with full kindergarten programming.  At the November Board of Education meeting, the committee presented a statement sharing their position around bringing full day kindergarten to the district.  Both opportunities and challenges to bringing this program into the district are outlined.  Click HERE to read the committee's position statement.  The Board of Education will continue the discussion around full day kindergarten at the December Board of Education meeting.    

Fall Achievement Results - 2014-15
On Monday, October 27, 2014 a presentation was made to the Board of Education sharing the fall achievement results for the district.  Click HERE for more information.

Senate Bill 16
The State of Illinois has been looking at ways to change education funding, which has remained unchanged since 1997.  Senate Bill 16 (SB16) has come from that effort.  If enacted into law, SB16 will make sweeping changes in how the state funds education and those changes will have a significantly negative impact on School District 105.  Please click below to learn more about Senate Bill 16 and how to influence this legislation.

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NBC 5 News Report
On the evening of November 20th, NBC Channel 5 news aired a report about schools located in chemical storage zone areas.  Ideal School was selected at random and mentioned in the report as being in a chemical storage zone area.  This was not a report specific to Ideal School as all schools in the Chicago area, including the west suburban area, are in proximity to multiple chemical storage areas.   

That said, it is important to inform you that all District 105 schools perform regular drills with students to ensure quick, safe evacuation from our buildings should any emergency situation present itself.  Regularly, these drills are practiced in collaboration with our community first responders to ensure safety for all.  In the event of a chemical accident, District 105 would follow a larger evacuation plan in coordination with local, regional, state, and federal plans for safe evacuation.   As with any emergency, this plan would include regular communication to inform both parents and community of the situation. 

It is important to emphasize that this is a news story of which our community first responders are very aware.   This is not a report of imminent danger for our schools.

 
Anoche, las noticias del canal 5 de NBC, difundió un informe sobre las escuelas ubicadas en zonas de almacenamiento de sustancias químicas.  LA Escuela Ideal fue seleccionada al azar y mencionada en el informe como una de las escuelas que se encuentra en una zona de almacenamiento de sustancias químicas.  Este no fue un informe específico de la escuela Ideal ya que todas las escuelas en el área de Chicago, incluyendo el área suburbana del oeste, están en proximidad a múltiples áreas de almacenamiento de sustancias químicas.      

Dicho esto, es importante informarles que todas las escuelas del distrito 105 realizan ejercicios regulares con los estudiantes para asegurar la evacuación rápida y segura de nuestros edificios en caso de que se presentara cualquier situación de emergencia.  Estos ejercicios se practican regularmente, en colaboración con nuestros socorristas de la comunidad para garantizar la seguridad de todos.  En el caso de un accidente químico, el Distrito 105 seguiría un plan mayor de evacuación en coordinación con los planes locales, regionales, estatales y federales para evacuación segura.   Como con cualquier emergencia, este plan incluiría una comunicación regular para informar a los padres y a la comunidad de la situación.

Es muy importante destacar que esta es una historia de las noticias, y que los socorristas de nuestra comunidad son  muy conscientes de esto. Esto no es un informe de un peligro inminente para nuestras escuelas.
Thank You Countryside Rotary!
District 105 would like to thank the Countryside Rotary for their continued support of literacy in our schools!  Over the past several years, the Countryside Rotary has donated dictionaries to all 3rd grade students across the district and this year the tradition continued.  We cannot express enough our appreciation of your support and commitment to the students of District 105!   
EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREENING SET FOR DISTRICT 105
School District 105, which serves the south LaGrange, Hodgkins, and Countryside communities, will be hosting a preschool screening for children ages 3 -5 years old on Friday, January 9th, 2015 from 8:30 am-1:00 pm, at Ideal School in Countryside.

The screening takes about one hour and requires an appointment. Parents must schedule a time to be screened by calling 708-482-2760.

A team of professionals from the district will assess each child's development in the areas of large and fine motor skills, pre-academic readiness, speech/language, vision and hearing. The screening will help identify children who may qualify for one of the free district preschool programs, or those who would benefit from additional services prior to entering Kindergarten.

Children who are currently enrolled in a District Preschool program (ECE, Head Start, Early Learning or Preschool for All) do not need to be screened.

If you know of a child in the District 105 area who would benefit from these services, please share this information with their family.
Hodgkins Elementary School Announcements
District 105 Resale
District 105 Resale
District 105 is hosting a re-sale of gently used clothing and toy items for all District 105 families!
 
When:     Saturday, November 22nd, 9am – 12pm 
 
Where: Ideal Elementary School Gym
9901 W. 58th Street, Countryside, IL 60525
 
We have lots of great items…
children’s clothing and coats, toys and books,
adult clothing and coats, household items and more!!
 
 
All clothing priced at $1 or less!
All toys and household items priced $5 or less!
Books priced at a quarter or less!
                                                                                
Contact your child’s School Social Worker if you have questions.
Outside Recess Guidelines and Information

Letter home to parents - Click here.

Weather.com for today's hour-by-hour forecast - Click here
Hodgkins School - NEWSLETTER

Newsletter #1, 2014-2015 (11/10/14) - Click HERE (Para Espanol AQUI)
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Newsletter #4, 2013-2014 (06/05/14) - Click HERE.
Newsletter #3, 2013-2014 (03/07/14) - Click HERE.
Newsletter #2, 2013-2014 (12/20/13) -  Click HERE.
Newsletter #1, 2013-2014 (11/25/13) -  Click HERE.

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Hodgkins School is on Twitter!
Twitter Handle: @HodgkinsSchool
Click HERE to link directly to our page.


If you have a Twitter account, you can follow us or just check in on the site whenever you want. We’ll be posting pictures and short bursts of information about what's happening in school as well as some general information and reminders of upcoming events.  We’re experimenting with another way to communicate with our families and community. 
Friday Folder
Click here to view the contents of the Friday Folder.  Please take notice that we have begun sending notices home to the youngest child in the family.  
H.S.F.B.C. in the Chicago Tribune!



Our Hodgkins School Family Book Club (H.S.F.B.C.), which has been serving students and their families for the last ten years, was featured in the print edition of the Chicago Tribune on Saturday, July 5, 2014.  

Click
HERE to link to the article found on the blog archive.





2014-2015 Supply Lists
 
Click HERE for supply lists for Kindergarten through Sixth Grade.
2014 District 105 Spelling Bee Winner!
 
Jacob Lyszczarczyk, 5th grader at Hodgkins School, was the winner of the 2014 District 105 Spelling Bee!  He is pictured here with his teacher, Mr. Beezhold, and Superintendent Dr. Schlichting.
District Curriculum Page and Common Core State Standards
Link to the District Curriculum Page and Common Core State Standards
Please click here to be directed to the District's Curriculum website, where, among other things, the Common Core State Standards are explained as well as the direction the district is taking for full implementation.