Parent Update December 20, 2016

Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give. Good Afternoon Barbara Vick Families, It’s beginning to look a lot like….a Midwest winter/Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa.  Forecasters have predicted that this winter may be a rough one – let’s make sure to keep safe and warm. The holidays are such a wonderful time to be with family and friends; but they can be a stressful time as
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Options For Knowledge Update

November 30, 2016 Dear Parent/Guardian, Options for Knowledge application process for Magnet, Magnet Cluster, Open Enrollment, and Selective Enrollment is almost over.  The last day for a PIN request was November 28th. If you have not requested a PIN, you may still fill out a paper application. For your convenience, we have attached both the Selective Enrollment and Standard Elementary applications below. Please do
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Parent Update October 19, 2016

Dear Barbara Vick Village Families, Information on a few upcoming events… CHILD-PARENT ACTIVITY DAY -FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21ST    This Friday, October 21st is our first Child-Parent Activity day and we be making All About MeBooks. We will provide the binders, the pockets, markers, crayons, glue, and scissors. You need to bring:  pictures of your child: baby pictures, of birthday celebrations, holidays, special events, pets, favorite foods and stickers if
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Parent Update September 26, 2016

Nothing without Joy – Loris Malaguzzi  September 26, 2016 Dear Families, We made it through the first three weeks of the school year!!  Children and families have adjusted to the “school” schedule, and often the only crying we hear in the hallways is from those children who just don’t want to go home yet.  There are so many important things happening over the next
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Reading Rockets Tips for Parents of PreSchoolers

READING   Rockets    www.ReadingRockets.org TIPS Read early and read often. The early years are critical to developing a lifelong love of reading. It’s never too early to begin reading to your child! The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child.
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Principal Updates November 6, 2015

Dear Barbara Vick Parents, Over the next three weeks, we our schedule will be a bit atypical… 11/11   No School – Veterans’s Day 11/12   Food Drive Flyer is attached 11/13   No School – Staff Development 11/16   Educators from China to Visit 11/18   Parent Conferences 11/25   Thanksgiving Break Other school news… Preschool Yoga Is Back!!!  Margaret McGann will be onsite to
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Holiday Policy

Holiday Guidelines Holidays are an important part of the lives of our families, children and staff. Our intention with our Holiday/Celebration Policy is to provide the children experiences with values of giving, sharing, and family. We believe that these are important lessons for young children. When children come to school excited about specific holidays, i.e. Halloween costumes, Santa Claus, etc., the classroom staff will
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Principal Updates October 23, 2015

NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2015 “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead                                                                        
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Principal Updates 9/19

Good afternoon Barbara Vick families, It is hard to believe the first two weeks of school are behind us.  The children have moved from the easy days of summer to the more structured days of school without much difficulty.  It always amazes me how easily they make the change…sometimes with greater ease than the adults.  They have discovered where to hang their book bags
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Principal’s Welcome to the 2015-16 School Year

The belief at the Barbara Vick Early Childhood and Family Centers is that social and emotional development serves as the foundation of all other learning.   We provide a play-based, child-centered curriculum aligned with the Illinois Early Learning and Common Core Standards.  Our curriculum maximizes the learning potential of all children, especially Diverse and English Language Learners.  The staff creates learning environments that are intentionally
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