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  19900 S. 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL, 60487
 Phone (815) 464-2285


Principal: Laura C. Goebel
Assistant Principal: Maura K. Carroll

  School Hours

Office Hours: 8:00am-3:55pm
Teacher Hours: 8:10am-3:10pm
Student Hours: 8:20am to 2:50pm*
Half-Day Student Hours: 8:20am-11:30am
* Activity Dismissal: 3:55pm


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March 19  

Happy St. Patrick’s Day on SATURDAY!

This is “PUMP IT UP for PARCC” Week

Monday 19

Work Hard, Play Hard…Dress in your favorite workout clothes!


Tuesday 20- MATH: Module 11 Assessment

Dress to Impress…Wear your best dress, don’t forget it is picture day!

Spring Picture Day during PE


Wednesday 21- MATH: Journal due – no new one…Enjoy spring break!

Make a Wish In honor of opening week baseball, wear your favorite team hat and donate $2 to the

Make a Wish Foundation!


Thursday 22-                 

Decade day…Take your time when you take the test, wear clothing from the 70s.80s.or 90s


Friday 23– ENGLISH: Monthly Journal due            

Dance Party day…Dress with your team to impress the judges at the world’s biggest dance party!

Last Day!  Spring Break Begins!

SCO Hot Lunch

  • Current Events for this Thursday are Tyler, Olivia, Sarah, and Ben. 
  • A student can donate $2 on Wednesday to Make-a-Wish Foundation – the day in which they can wear their favorite team hat all day in class.   
  • Tuesday is Spring Picture Day.  Each student has his/her picture taken, you get to view it, and then decide if you want to buy it or return it back to the school.
  • Thursday, March 22 is the last day of the third quarter!  Report cards will be sent home on Friday, April 6.  Make sure to sign and return the report card pocket.  Thank you.
  • No Math Journal page for this week.
  • Please practice these math facts! Five minutes a night will make a HUGE difference.
  • I offer MATH HELP to my math class.  If they have questions on the homework or something that we have been working on, come in the front doors at 7:45 AM with the homework from the night before or any other questions you may have.  Also, this year, send me an email by 7:30AM if you are attending so I can meet you in the office.
  • Please remind students that if they are absent it is their responsibility to turn in the absent work to the teacher as soon as they can to get credit of it.  The District Handbook gives the number of days absent plus one more when sick.  Many times a student may have the work but forget to turn it in.
This newsletter is posted on our classroom door.

Our newletter for the Summit Reading Class is posted below!   

A Week in our Reading Class  March 19
Monday 19:                      
Tuesday 20:                         
Wednesday 21:                                                            
Thursday 22: End of Quarter
Friday 23:  Monthly Journals due                     
We will be reading and learning about new events this week in our Story Works magazine.  We will start a new novel after the break!
This is the last quarter students are required to give a book commercial based on a book they have finished.  Students will soon be signing up to do one last one for fourth quarter.  If the students want to, they can do more than one, but only the first one counts for the grade.  I should see them reading either the ZYLAR book or Booktalk book in class.  Students will soon be writing another ZYLAR book letter to Mrs. Cramer.  Please remind students that they must read the rubric and follow examples in their folder.
Our “Booktalk” will be a Science Fiction or Fantasy Book.  Students do have time at the beginning of each class to work on this.  Hopefully you will also see the packet come home.  Make sure your child does read the directions and rubric on the back page.  The due date is April 6, Friday.  
Our English text does have a website.  It is www.eduplace.com/kids/hme. The English book is not online but there is practice for English at this website.  Now we are working on the unit on adjectives.  We also do “Caught ya’s” three times a week.  The students are also expected to be working on a monthly journal.  Look for this to come home so it is not left until the last minute.  Make sure the students read the directions because they do change from month to month.  This Monthly Journal is always due on the last day of the month that the students are in class, 3/23. This week we will be working on an analogy page and a prefix-suffix worksheet.  The analogy worksheets will progressively get harder. 
We will also continue learning about writing.  We have many writing tools to help us start sentences.  We have learned how to use subordinate clauses, gerunds at the beginning of sentences and infinitives at the beginning of sentences to make our writing more interesting.  Be sure and ask your student what these are.  The more they use them, the better the students will be at using them in their writing!   We will have an assessment on these soon.
We order from two book orders.  You may write one check combined for the order, please make it out to “Scholastic Book Club.”  If you do not, I will be sending it home and asking for a new one.  You may also order with a credit card online.  Our class activation code is GLHGR. We will have one after our spring break.
Vocabulary and word study are very important in reading comprehension.  Anytime that you get the chance to review any “new and interesting” words with your child, please do so.  We have a “Words of Wisdom” wall for these.

If you need to contact me, feel free to call, send a note, or email me.  The fastest way is to send in a note.  As you can see, we are very busy!  

Important Dates

  • August 1, 2017 : Classroom rules
    My classes have the rules that are listed below: 1. Be respectful 2. Be responsible 3. Be safe 4. Be a good citizen 5. Raise your hand
  • August 1, 2017 : Lunchroom Tips
    To help make your child's lunch time experience easier, I suggest the following tips. 1. Pack your child's lunch with extra napkins or paper towels. Students are expected to clean up their area at the tables. Extra napkins or paper towels can help prevent messes or clean them up quicker! 2. Pack a drink in your child's lunch. Some children rely on the water machine at school to purchase a bottle. Unfortunately, the machine is not always turned on during lunch hours, does not provide change, or sometimes does not take a particular bill or coin. To ease frustration, pack a drink in their lunch. 3. Pack food items that your child is able to open. For example, some Gogurt tubes, string cheese, or fruit cups can be tough. Be sure to show your child how to open them! Scissors are not available in the lunchroom. 4. Provide a spoon or straw if needed for a particular item. We do not have extras in the lunchroom. These tips were made by Mrs. Zitkus. She has first hand knowledge because she has worked in the lunchroom and keeps me informed so I can help out my Class! Thank you, Mrs. Zitkus!

Video List

Water, Wood, and Properties

#5 on Matter

The Science of Lunch

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The Great Picnic Mixup

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Chemical Changes

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