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A Message from the Principal- 2/7/20

This week, students and staff had the opportunity to become Stronger Together through various curricular and extracurricular activities. Our 8th grade Language Arts and Science classes collaborated to produce “Shark Tank” presentations, and our Girls Volleyball and Wrestling teams continued working hard throughout their seasons. We are very excited to see everyone next week at our Winter Student Goal-Setting Conferences and showcase our students’ Frost Strong successes! Thank you all for your continued partnership to ensure student success through High Achievement and Positive Culture.

Please read below for more important information about upcoming events at Frost:

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • February 13: Winter Student Goal-Setting Conferences
  • February 14:  Winter Student Goal-Setting Conferences
  • February 17: President’s Day – No School
  • February 28: End of Second Trimester

 

WINTER STUDENT GOAL SETTING CONFERENCES

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming student goal-setting conferences on Thursday, February 13, and Friday, February 14.  Over the course of the next few weeks, our students will meet with their teachers to reflect on their High Achievement and Positive Culture goals for the school year.  We are proud of our students for taking the time to commit themselves to reflecting and refocusing on their goals. Through the facilitation of student goal-setting conferences, our goals are to encourage students to accept personal responsibility for their academic performance, teach students the process of goal-setting, and to improve students’ organization, oral communication skills, and self-confidence.  Please see attached Winter Conferences Letter to Parents 19-20.pdf ​​​​​​​ for details regarding our goal-setting conferences.

 

CELEBRATE READING AND WRITING AT FROST

Reading is the most important skill you can teach a child. Of all the skills children learn, it is the one you can influence the most. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose books will motivate them to read more. And like most acquired skills, the more kids practice reading, the better they’ll get. We invite you to visit our Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading that provides families the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids to read every day so they can lead better lives. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair:

Book Fair In-Person Shopping during conference hours:

Thursday:  February 13 12:00 to 4:00 PM and 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Friday:  February 14 from 7:30 to 9:30 AM

 

You can also SHOP ONLINE from by visiting: 

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/robertfrostbookfair

We look forward to having you participate in our Fair, and remember, all purchases benefit our school!

 

ILLINOIS 5ESSENTIALS SURVEY – WE GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR FEEDBACK!

Once again we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through Feb. 14, 2020, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.

For more information, click here to read the letter from Superintendent Andy DuRoss.

 

YEARBOOK ORDERS

Have you purchased your yearbook for the 2019-20 school year? If not do so today!

Yearbooks can be purchased at: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com

Enter Frost’s school code: 13216220

All yearbook orders must be placed by March 20, but do not wait! There will be no extra yearbooks ordered, so if you do not order a yearbook before March 20 you will not be able to receive one. We do not want you to miss out on your chance to have a copy of this year’s memories!

 

AFTER SCHOOL ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Students are highly encouraged to participate in after school academic support as needed. Please see the following content support schedule for your reference:

Monday – Language Arts

Tuesday – Math

Thursday – Science and Social Studies

Please contact your student’s teachers with any specific questions.

 

EIGHTH GRADE GRADUATION

The date, time, and location of our 2020 Eighth Grade Graduation Ceremony will be set by the Board of Education typically around spring break.  We will inform you as soon as the Board sets the ceremony details.

 

8TH GRADE YEAR END DANCE

Please save the date for our year end dance to celebrate our 8th Graders!  It will be held on Friday, May 15th from 6:30-8:30 at Frost Jr. High.  Forms and more detailed information will be coming out in the Spring!

 

PTA

The Frost PTA is looking for next year’s officers and committee members! Please consider volunteering to ensure student success at Frost!

  • Please join the Frost PTA by completing a 2019-2020 Membership Form.  The Frost PTA membership is just $8.00 so please consider joining our PTA to support our students! Forms are available in the Frost Main Office.
  • The next Frost PTA Hot Lunch form is due by March 18 and can be dropped off in the main office.
  • The Frost PTA is offering an extra hot lunch in March. See the attached Bonus Hot Lunch MAR.pdf  for details.
  • If you are interested in volunteering during Hot Lunch days, please contact Theresa: griffin.peace@nullgmail.com or 847.636.1981

 

DISTRICT 54 COLD WEATHER RESPONSE PLAN

In order to help you better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, I wanted to share with you the District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan. Though District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, circumstances beyond our control often times dictate school closings.

 

REMINDERS FROM THE NURSE:

This letter is to inform you of symptoms of conjunctivitis. This is commonly known as “PINK EYE.”

  • Symptoms may include:
    * Itchy, burning, watery eyes
    * Sensitivity to light
    * Clear to pus-like discharge from the eye
    * Crusted or sealed eye lids upon awakening
    * Redness of the white lining of the eye
  • Diagnosis:
    * Confirmed by health care provider
  • Causes
    * Conjunctivitis may be caused by a bacteria, virus, or allergen
    * Direct contact with an infected person
    * Indirect contact with contaminated surfaces or objects
  • Treatment
    * Consult healthcare provider
    * Eye medication may be prescribed depending on the cause
    * Medication should be given a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school
  • Prevention
    * Child should use own towel and wash cloth
    * Remind child to avoid touching/rubbing their eyes and wash hands frequently

If your child develops symptoms similar to those of conjunctivitis, please keep your child home from school, contact your healthcare provider, and inform the school nurse of a confirmed case. Remember that good hand washing is the number one way to prevent the spread of communicable disease.

As a reminder, a collection box from the Lions Club is located in the Frost Main Office for donations of eyeglasses. Please consider donating eyeglasses that are no longer needed today!

 

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