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March 9th, 2017 5:30 – 8:30
Lakeview Jr. High School
701 Plainfield Road, Downers Grove, IL
Custodians at Prairieview School have been working collaboratively with several of our teachers to build spaces that benefit both teachers and students alike. You will see standing desks (also used as floor desks by students) in Mrs. Mandru’s room. Students have flexible seating in this classroom, and thanks to Mr. Mena, there are more choices available to promote student engagement.
Mrs. Goldenberg has introduced ukuleles as part of the 5th grade musical experience this year. But where to store these valuable instruments? Mr. Mena has provided the perfect solution so that the instruments are kept secure, yet are easily available for class. Plus, this storage cart doesn’t take up much space – the students will still be able to make use of the area for other music activities.
Mrs. Csorba is in the process of rolling out our new Fab Lab. This is an area where students can create, design, problem-solve, explore, and learn together. Making the old computer lab into such an innovative space was no easy task. Mr. Mena and Mr. Ringo kept in close communication with Mrs. Csorba and Mr. Pagel to transform the room into an amazing educational arena!
I am reminded of the quote, “It takes a village,…” We are so fortunate that our custodians are a part of our village!
We wanted to let you know that we are adjusting the starting and ending times for our schools for the 2017-18 school year. We understand that any change we make to the daily schedule of our students will subsequently impact our families. This is why we are letting you know of the changes well in advance of the 2017-18 school year. These changes will have a slightly neutral impact on our K-5 students, while creating a much better situation for our students in grades 6-8. The schedule changes are provided in the following document.
This year we are handling insurance a little different. We would like to welcome you to a new parent insurance portal. This portal gives you the opportunity to purchase the optional insurance for our devices. There are two plans depending on the type of device that your child will be using. One plan covers the Chromebooks and the other plan covers the iPads. Within each plan you will have two options. The first option is our basic plan, and it will cover accidental damage to the device. The second option is our Ultimate plan which covers accidental damage, loss, theft, perils, burglary, and robbery. Please see the attached flyer for more information on ourinsurance options. You can click here to access the new insurance portal. Please know that any claims or repairs will still be handled by the district. You do not need to file a claim, you just need to have your child turn their device into the school and we will handle the rest.