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From the Desk of Ms. Kort

Posted Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 by Mrs. Villanova

I hope your family is already enjoying special summer time fun with your children.  Thank you all for a wonderful year at Dirksen.  We enjoyed watching our dolphins grow academically, as well as watching them develop as well-rounded individuals.  I hope that each family will have time this summer to create some great memories that the students can share when they return to us in the fall.  We can’t wait to hear about their summer adventures!

The secretaries’ last day of work is Thursday so if you need to drop off any last minute registration paperwork please do so before Thursday.  The secretaries will return to the building August 4.  New enrollees will also be able to register during the summer.  You can register at the District 54’s Rafferty Center from July 5th  to July 28th (Tuesday-Thursday). 

During the week of August 8 we will be mailing home a welcome back letter which will include your child’s classroom placement for the 2016-2017 school year.  For our kindergarten parents this letter will also include your date/time for kindergarten screening.

Here are some dates to keep in mind for the end of summer:

August 18 – Back to School Celebration
Schedule of events:
4:30-5:00  Supply Drop off for Kindergarten and 1st/2nd grade classrooms
4:30-5:00  Presentation for students/parents in 3rd-6th grade accelerated math placements (library)
5:00-7:00   PTA Back to school picnic in the gym/blacktop outside of gym
5:00-5:30  Supply drop off and curriculum night presentation for 3rd/4th grade
5:45-6:15  Supply drop off and Curriculum night presentation for 5th /6th grade

August 22 – First day of school for grades 1-6

August 24 – Curriculum night for Kindergarten-1st/2nd grade classrooms 6:00-7:00

August 29 – First day of school for Kindergarten

Have a wonderful summer!

Joann Kort

End of the Year Reports

Posted Sunday, May 29th, 2016 by Mrs. Villanova

Report Cards

Students in early childhood through seventh grade will not be bringing home their report cards in their backpacks on the last day of school. District 54 will be printing and mailing report cards to student homes the week of June 6.

Dirksen Safety Drills

Posted Friday, September 25th, 2015 by Mrs. Villanova

Your child’s safety and well-being are of utmost importance to District 54.  Dirksen participates in a variety of safety drills.  Our school participates in fire, severe weather, bus evacuation and emergency response drills throughout the school year to ensure our students and employees know what to do should an emergency situation occur  These are very important drills and when a child hears it more than once, it is cemented into their memories at a faster rate.  Thanks in advance for opening up those conversations.