Dear Dirksen Community,
We are amazed at how quickly the year passed us by! We had a great last week of school. On Wednesday we celebrated our 6th graders. We are so proud of the accomplishments of our Dirksen 6th graders, and we know they will soar as seventh graders next year! On Thursday we were blown away by our talented Dirksen performers and watched our kindergarteners graduate. Mrs. Rodriguez and I are so appreciative of the supportive parent community that has provided us with the great students that are our Dirksen dolphins.
I am excited to share the teaching placements for the 2014-15 school year:
Kindergarten – Mrs. Villanova and a teacher to be announced
1st/2nd – Mrs. Rodda, Mr. Johnson, Miss Fogarty, Mrs. Szczupaj, and Miss Elsner
3rd/4th – Mrs. Rutter, Ms. Cantrell, Ms. Niemann, Miss Hall, Mr. Glenn
5th/6th – Mr. Evitts, Ms. Blasi, Mrs. Camacho, Ms. Schmidt, Miss Rothblum
Classroom placements: In the welcome back to school letter that we will send at the beginning of August, you will be notified of your child’s teacher for the upcoming school year.
Summer Review: All children brought home a recommended summer reading list and a math practice packet to help keep their minds active over the summer. The public libraries will provide multiple copies of these books so students have access to the suggested titles. We strongly encourage your support in allowing time for both reading and math over the long break. Thank you for your support at home to keep your child’s learning momentum going over the summer!
2014-15 Registration: We have received a record number of completed registration files! Thank you to the families who completed this important step in preparing for next year. If you have not yet completed you registration paperwork, please contact the office at (847)357-5600. Students without outstanding registration documents will not be placed on a class list for next year.
Please see the Events page to check out important August dates as we prepare for the 2014-2015 school year. Have a fun and safe summer with your family!
Joann Kort and Becky Rodriguez
Principal and Assistant Principal