Last Friday, the Dirksen staff and students gathered together to honor Dr. Piech and wish her well in her retirement during a surprise assembly. There were videos, photo slideshows, an all-school song, and advice from the students on what she should do in her retirement. On behalf of the Dirksen community, we want to thank Dr. Piech for her three years of service here and all that she has done for all of us.
Dirksen’s annual Field Day will be held this upcoming Monday, May 20. The theme for this year is Fun in the Sun! Each grade level has a team color.
Please have your student wear something in his or her team’s color. Colored sweatbands will be given to each student to wear also.
A few important reminders:
- Wear gym shoes
- Wear sunscreen to school
- Dress appropriately for the weather
- Bring a water bottle with your name on it
In the case of rain, Field Day will be moved to Tuesday, May 28. If you have any questions please contact Miss Groberski at mailto:email@example.com or 847-357-2127. We are looking forward to a fun day!
The Dirksen Food Drive was a huge success! Although we did not reach our goal of 2,013 items, we did collect 1,237 items to help stock the District 54 Food Pantry that is housed at Mead Junior High. The winning class was Ms. Niemann’s class who collected 192 items. Thank you to everyone who donated items to this very worthy cause!
If you are looking for the updated supply lists for the 2013-2014 school year, you will find them under the Family Resources tab. Kindergarten has one supply list and the remaining grade levels have a separate document. It is amazing to think that the next school year is just around the corner!
Please click the link below to read Dr. Piech’s latest letter to the Dirksen community. This will also be her final letter, as we are now not only in our final month of school but also Dr. Piech’s final month as our principal as she heads into retirement.
This morning, students in grades 3-6 were treated to a performance by their buddy classes in K-2 to inspire them to “Rock this Test!” on their upcoming ISATs. The younger students have been providing motivational posters, pieces of advice, and treats throughout this week to let the older kids know that they support them and believe in them as they get ready to take the state tests next week.
To all of our testing students: We know you will ROCK THIS TEST!
This week, the students of Dirksen were given an opportunity to cash in their hard-earned Dynamite Dolphins at the new PBIS store. The excitement was evident as students headed down during their scheduled time to see the amazing options that awaited purchase. Students were also given the option of keeping their Dynamite Dolphins to spend the next time the store was open, or they could enter them into a raffle for an even BIGGER surprise! We are hopeful that our dolphins keep showing those respectful, responsible, and safe behaviors, so that their behavior will really “pay off”!