As we look ahead to Thanksgiving this week, Mrs. Rodriguez and I so thankful to have joined the Dirksen family this year. The staff at Dirksen is blessed to have the opportunity to share in the lives of your children, and we are thankful that you share them with us. We hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! We have a shorter week for student attendance this week. There will not be school on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Pancake Breakfast and Holiday Shop: Dirksen will be hosting its Pancake Breakfast and Holiday Shop on Saturday, December 7th from 8am – 11am. A letter will be coming home after Thanksgiving with further information. Students will have the opportunity for additional shopping on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday following the pancake breakfast during lunch. Kindergarten students will have time to shop on Tuesday during their school day on Tuesday, December 10. The schedule can be found here. If your child would like to preview the merchandise, please go here prior to their shopping day to determine their areas of interest and budget.
District 54 Foundation Holiday Trees: You can help to support our District 54 Foundation by purchasing your holiday décor at John’s Evergreens. This flyer will provide more information as to how you can support this worthwhile cause.
Bus Lane: Please note that the bus lane should not be used for student pick up or drop off. Please park your car in a parking space and walk your child up to the building. If you need to drop a lunch off for your child please park your car in a parking space and bring the lunch into the building. Thank you for your cooperation.
Superintendent DuRoss Article: Superintendent DuRoss’ most recent article written for the Daily Herald was published today. The article is accessible on the District 54 website. Mr. DuRoss also appears in a video related to the information provided in the article. The link to the video is included in his article. The video can also be viewed by going directly to the Mission and Goals page on our district website.
MAP schedule: MAP testing will continue upon our return from the Thanksgiving holiday. The schedule is available in the MAP testing post on this website from last week.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the long holiday weekend with family and friends!