Thursday, June 19, 2014

IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENT FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!!!!



                                                                                                                                                                                6/19/14

Dear Passages Families,
I am writing to inform you that I am stepping down from my position as Principal at Passages Charter School so that I can spend more time with my two children.

I want to say thank you for all the support you have given me over the past five years. It has been an honor to watch Passages grow into one of the most successful elementary charter schools not only within the City of Chicago but in the State of Illinois!

I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce to you Passages new Principal, Kenneth H. Johnson. Mr. Johnson comes to us from CMSA (Chicago Math and Science Academy) where he has worked for the past six years as Assistant Principal! CMSA, like Passages has also earned a CPS Level 1 rating under Mr. Johnson’s leadership and I have no doubt that he will carry on the success story at Passages for years to come!

In addition to his accomplishments at CMSA, Mr. Johnson is a resident of the Edgewater community with close ties to many community organizations which will be an asset to Passages in the future!

I will be assisting Mr. Johnson as he transitions into his new leadership role to ensure a seamless transition into the new school year.
Please join me in welcoming Mr. Johnson to the Passages community!

Sincerely,
Ms. Feinberg

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

SECOND PRE-K PROGRAM OPENING FOR 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR!!! ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!!!

WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT PASSAGES HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR AN ADDITIONAL PRE-K PROGRAM FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR! PLEASE COME BY THE SCHOOL OR CALL (773) 433-3530 FOR MORE INFORMATION.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL DISMISSAL TODAY IS AT 11:30 A.M. MAIN OFFICE CLOSES AT 12:30 P.M.

Happy Last Day of School!
This is just a reminder that today is an 11:30 a.m. dismissal  for all students and the main office will be closing at 12:30 p.m. On behalf of the Passages' staff I wish all our families a happy and safe summer vacation!

Please note office hours starting tomorrow (until school begins September 2nd), are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 

Sincerely,
Ms. Feinberg

Monday, June 9, 2014

FIELD DAY TOMORROW, CHASE PARK!!! STUDENTS MAY DRESS DOWN FOR FREE! WATER DONATIONS NEEDED!

Tomorrow is our fifth annual Field Day! Field Day will take place at Chase Park on the corner of Ashland and Leland. Parents are welcome to join us at the park! We are in need of bottled water for students to take with them to the park. Please donate bottled water in the main office!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

LAST DAY OF ASA FRIDAY, 5/30/14. NO ASA LAST TWO WEEKS OF SCHOOL

Just a reminder that our last day of after school programs is this Friday, 5/30/14. Starting Monday, 6/2/14 there will be no after school programs and all students will be dismissed at regular dismissal times:

MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY=3:15-3:30 P.M.
LATE PICK UP ON THESE DAYS = 3:45 P.M.

WEDNESDAY'S DISMISSAL TIME IS=1:45 P.M.
LATE PICK UP ON WEDNESDAYS = 2:00 P.M.

LATE FEES ARE A DOLLAR PER MINUTE PER FAMILY.
PLEASE BE ON TIME.

THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS IS THURSDAY, 6/12/14 AND IS AN 11:30 A.M. DISMISSAL.
LATE PICK UP ON 11:30 A.M. DISMISSAL DAYS = 11:45 A.M.
PLEASE BE ON TIME.


Friday, May 16, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Spring Talent Show Try-Outs Are Tomorrow

REMINDER SPRING TALENT SHOW TRY-OUTS ARE TOMORROW DURING ALL STUDENTS' LUNCH/RECESS PERIODS. STUDENTS MUST HAVE A PERMISSION SLIP SIGNED BY A PARENT TO PARTICIPATE. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING ALL NECESSARY MATERIALS TO YOUR TRY-OUT INCLUDING MUSIC IF NECESSARY.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

TEACHER AND STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK IS MAY 5TH-9TH!!! HELP US MAKE IT A GREAT WEEK!!!

                                                                                                              

Dear Passages Families,

A school is only as good as the teachers and staff within it! At Passages we are incredibly lucky to have an amazing group of professionals! Next week, May 5th-9th is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week and I am asking for your help in making it a great week for all!

Let’s make their wishes come true by donating classroom items and teacher treats all through out the week! Here are the items that are on the wish list:
1.       Expo Dry Erase Markers
2.       Hand Sanitizer
3.       Washable Markers
4.       Clorox Wipes
5.       Sharpie Permanent Markers (Both think and thin lined)
6.       Card Stock Paper (Any Color)
7.       Mailing Labels
8.       Electric Pencil Sharpeners
9.       Amazon/Target Gift Cards
10.    Middle School Age Novels
11.    Highlighters
12.    Colored Pencils
13.    Notebook Paper
14.    Graph Paper
15.    Glue Sticks
16.    Magnetic Strips
17.    Laptop Case/Sleeve
18.    Board Games (Battleship/Risk)
19.    Construction Paper
20.    Popsicle Sticks

In addition to the “wish list” items I welcome all our families to bring in a potluck dish that teachers and staff can enjoy each day during lunch!

Please drop off all donations in the main office with the following label:
1.       Your Name and e-mail address (if possible).
2.       Your child’s name, grade and teacher.
Items will be distributed to classrooms through the course of the week.

Thank you for your continued support!!!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

PASSPORT TO PASSAGES THIS THURSDAY, 4/24/ from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Dear Passages Families,
Don't forget to turn in your RSVP for Passport to Passages to your child's homeroom teacher. Please come out and join us for an evening of "world travel" and great food this Thursday, 4/24 from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring Picture Day Tomorrow, 4/8/14

Spring Picture Day is tomorrow, 4/8/14. All students may dress up but only students with complete order forms and payments will be allowed to take pictures. The main office cannot provide change for picture orders please send cash in the exact amount or send a check/money order made payable to Lifetouch Pictures.

Thanks!