The Third Annual Parade of Pigs event is just around the corner! Parade of Pigs is a BCEF fundraising event aimed to help enrich the creativity and innovative potential of our students. Specially painted ceramic piggy banks will first be unveiled at the District's Celebration of the Visual Arts show at 1 p.m., March 9 at GIS. They will then reside at sponsoring businesses, and in all our schools, to collect money until May 19. On Friday, May 30 the banks themselves will be auctioned at a cookout on the patio at Island Bay Yacht Club. Monies raised will help fund each school's Fine Arts Department.
Calendar for 2014-15 Approved
At the Board of Education meeting February 24, trustees voted to approve the 2014-15 Official School Calendar. The first day of school for students is August 20, and the last day (tentative) is May 28. School Improvement Days have not yet been determined. Click here for the 2014-15 calendar.
During the week of March 3rd through the 7th, schools all over Illinois will be giving the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT). This will be the first time for 3rd grade students to take this assessment. The 3rd and 4th grade students will be tested in reading and math, and our 4th graders will also be taking a science test. The results of these tests will be distributed in the fall. We will review our ISAT results at that time to help us improve our school’s instructional programs. Students have been preparing for this assessment since kindergarten. Their teachers have taught them well, and students are encouraged to give their best effort when taking the tests.
Themes for each day are as follows:
We look forward to students bringing guests to lunch at Ball Elementary and want to make you aware of our new payment procedure. All adult lunches will need to be paid in cash or check at the time of purchase. Adults may not charge lunch on their child’s account.
Kindergarten - 4th Grade
Regular Day 7:50am - 2:45pm
Early Dismissal 7:50am - 11:05am
AM Session 7:50am - 10:50am
PM Session 11:45am - 2:45pm
PreK students are not in attendance on early dismissal days
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Attendance Calendar 2013 - 2014