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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

High School Fair for 7th and 8th Grade

Dear Parents & Guardians,
This Thursday, 10/16, Passages will be hosting a high school fair.  17 schools will be in attendance!  Please do your best to come join us and learn more about the excellent high school opportunities available for our students.  All 7th and 8th grade students will be attending!  If you would like to attend along with your child, 7th graders will be attending from 1:15-1:55 and 8th grade students from 2:00-2:45.
§  Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 1:15-2:45 p.m.
§  St. Greg’s Social Hall—room below the gym (1609 W. Gregory St.)
·         Alcott College Prep
·         Chi Arts
·         CICS Northtown
·         Francis Parker
·         Global Citizenship Experience (GCE)
·         Holy Trinity High School
·         IL Math & Science Academy
·         Lane Tech
·         Noble Street Charter Schools
·         North Shore Country Day School
·         Notre Dame
·         Regina Dominican
·         Rickover Naval Academy
·         Senn High School- IB Program
·         St. Benedict College Prep
·         St. Patrick High School
·         Wolcott

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Passages Runs for the Gold!

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Notre Dame HS invitational cross-country meet!
In the 6th grade: Charles Mithchell, Derrell Burns, Daniel Forrest, Jesuseun Somoye, Germain Mlope, Faridah Usman, and Jackie Cigarroa.
In the 7th grade: Kola Ajibola, Crispin Maku, Areeb Syed, Paul Sefah, Femi Ishola, Janice Tagoe, and Anisha Ray.
In the 8th grade: Afnan Majumdar, Ike Agoro, Mallak Al Bawi, Miriam Cing, and Dah Blah Sher.
And special congrats to bronze medalist Dorient Ngoumba in the 7th grade!
All the students represented Passages well! Thanks Ms. Koseki for organizing our participation in the event!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Market Day

This is just to remind you that Market Day Orders are due by Wednesday at 11pm for Saturday's pickup here from 9:00-12:00! Use promo code NEWFIVE for $5 off your first order, and Cookie Dough gets our school extra cash back this month, so stock up for the holidays!
Extra order forms are available in the front office.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Picture Day Tuesday

All students will have pictures taken Tuesday 9/23. 
If they have gym class, please have them bring their polo shirt for the picture. Parents have the choice of going online to mylifetouch.com, ordering and paying online or they may fill out the order form enclosed with the exact payment amount.  Passages and the Lifetouch photographer will NOT make change.
Parents and students should be aware that exact payment is required.
Parents may enclose cash, money order or personal checks made out to Lifetouch.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Welcome Junior Achievement!

Passages welcomes back mentors from Ernst and Young on Friday 9/19!

The Junior Achievement Program is a volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade program that foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and uses experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. With the help of more than 213,000 volunteers, JA students develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st-century global marketplace. 

We here at Passages are grateful to have such dedicated professionals who are looking to build a better future with the youth of today!

For more information on Ernst and Young, click here: www.ey.com/US/en/Home
For more information on Junior Achievement, click here: www.juniorachievement.org

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ms. Malovey Wins Teaching Award!

Congratulations to ELL teacher Ms. Malovey who was chosen for Symetra's "Heroes in the Classroom" award, honoring those teachers who go above and beyond! While Passages has many classroom heroes, Ms. Malovey represents the best qualities in all of us and we are proud of her!

Ms. Malovey was awarded tickets to the Bears game last Sunday, along with a custom jersey and a donation to Passages for $1000 in her name! She is one of 16 teachers in Chicago to win this honor.

For more information, click the link: http://symetraheroes.com/index.php/team/chicago-bears


Hello Passages Community!
Just a few reminders as we swing into full gear this school year:
  • Please remember that Wednesday dismissal is 1:45. Be on time to pick up your child!
  • DO NOT double park in front of the school on Bryn Mawr! Help us to be good neighbors and relieve traffic issues. Also, if possible, refrain from honking your horn as it is disturbing to the neighborhood.
  • Remember that all pre-k through 5th grade may wear gym uniforms to school on the days they have gym. Middle school (6-8) must wear the Passages uniform and change during gym.
Thank you for helping us get off to a great start this year!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Welcome Back!

Dear Passages Community,

It is my pleasure to welcome all of you back to school! I am excited to continue the proud tradition of excellence in education that Passages has become known for over the years. Together with the dedicated staff, parents and students, we will work hard to make Passages the greatest it can be!

I have built my experience in the charter school system and am hoping to bring the success I shared with my previous school to build upon Passages’ most recent achievement in being rated “Level I Excellent” by Chicago Public Schools. I will also continue to provide high quality education to all children, especially to immigrant and refugee students. I am grateful to serve as your principal and am excited to start the year. Thank you for welcoming me into the Passages family.

Ken Johnson

Welcome Back to School Schedule!

Monday 8/25: 1st-8th Orientation 4:00-6:00 pm

Tuesday 8/26: 1st-8th Orientation 8:00-10:00 am

Wednesday 8/27: Kindergarten Orientation 2:00-4:00 pm

Thursday 8/28: Pre-K Orientation 2:00-4:00

Tuesday 9/2: BACK TO SCHOOL!