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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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Red Ribbon Week: “Living a Drug Free Life”

Monday 23: MATH: Monday Quiz (every Monday)

“Stand United against Drugs” - Wear Red for the first day Red Ribbon Week


Tuesday 24: SCIENCE: Assessment on ch5; les2

Your Future is Key so Stay Drug Free” – Dress as your future self


Wednesday 25: MATH: Journal page due

“These Paws Don’t Touch Drugs” - Wear Walker gear/teal and black to school


Thursday 26:

“Don’t Ruin your Dreams” - Wear pajamas to school


Friday 27: MATH: Module 4 Assessment

“Team up Against Drugs” - Wear your favorite sports jersey/t-shirt to school

HWSCO Hot Lunch (Pizza Mia Pizza)



  • Current Event presenters this Thursday are Kyra, Maddie, Dylan, and Emerson. These are now done in Cursive
  • BIG THANK YOU to the parent chaperones that helped make our trip to the Arboretum a success!  We could not have done it without!
  • Thank you to all the families that bought the Butter Braids from the school fundraiser last week!
  • Don’t forget to send in your October Pizza Hut Monthly Reading sheet for a free personal pizza coupon at the end of the month!
  • The end of the first quarter is Thursday, October 26 and report cards are issued November 3 in a pocket for each parent to sign.  Please return this pocket as soon as you can without the report card.  Thank you. 
  • Parent-Teacher conferences are on November 20 and 21.  These are done online.  An email will be sent home. 
  • It has come to my attention that this year’s class do not know their math facts.  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.  Send me an email by 7:30AM if you are attending so I can meet you in the office.
  • Our Science, Math, and Reading, and Social Studies books are available online.  User names and passwords have been given out.  There is a link for these websites on my school website.
  • We will be celebrating Veteran’s Day at our school on Monday, November 6. Wear red, white, and blue!
  • Math Journal pages for each week are given out on Wednesday, and the previous ones are due every Wednesday. There are specific directions that they were given on the first week of school. It is a writing assignment so make sure your child explains what to do and why that was done with words.
  • 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 in order to get credit of it.  The District Handbook gives the number of days absent plus one more.  Many times a student may have the work but forget to turn it in.
  • This newsletter is posted on our classroom door.



A week in our Summit Reading Class

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Friday 27:

We are reading our class novel, Sign of the Beaver.  I refer to this as SOTB. This is separate from the ZYLAR Book.  The students have a blue folder which we will use to take notes in.  This will be used to study for our assessments. We will have our next comprehension assessment and a vocab assessment after chapter 20.

We start each week with a quotation that the students interpret.  Then each week we work on a section of a vocabulary page.  Hopefully you have seen this come home.  Please try using some of these new words as a discussion or in conversation at home.  We also do a page on prefixes/suffixes.  We are always trying to build on our vocabulary with new words!  We also learn an idiom each week that we write about in our journaling spiral!  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. 

Our English text does have a website.  It is www.eduplace.com/kids/hme. We are learning about “writing tools” to help with our writing.  These will teach us how to start sentences differently to make our writings more interesting, and how to use different types of sentences to make our writings flow and not be choppy.  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.  It is always due on the last day of the month that the students are in class. Be sure and read the requirements on the front page, not lose the prompt page, and staple that page to the top of the writings before turning in the assignment. We have started the Unit on Nouns.

Our next “Booktalk” is a Biography (this is the ZYLAR book).  The goal is to find a book with the lexile of 730 or above.   Students do have time in 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 along with the project.  It will be due November 2. 

We will be assigned another Book Letter with different directions for the third paragraph.  Make sure your student sees this. This will be given out on November 1 and be due on November16.

We also order from many book orders.  You may write one check combined for the order, please make it out to “Scholastic Book Club.” You may also order with a credit card online. Our class code is GLHGR.  Our next book order has not been given out.

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

vegetation transformation


Feed Me; Classifying Organisms


Dirt on Decomposers


Food Webs


Home Sweet Habitat


Gotta Eat!


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