Leigh Weekly Tracks
March 24, 2023
Dear Leigh School Families,
Preschool and Kindergarten registration will begin on April 4, 2023 for the 2023-2024 school year. Please see the flyer below for more details. You will find a link on the flyer for the signup genius to select a data and time to register. Preschool and Kindergarten registration must be completed in-person. If your child currently attends the Norridge School District 80 Preschool program, you must complete the registration process to attend Preschool or Kindergarten in the 2023-2024 school year.
Preschool For All (PFA) Grant
You may have heard our district was awarded the Preschool for All Grant (PFA). This grant allows 34 “at risk” children to attend the half day preschool program in NSD 80 for free. To qualify for a PFA Grant spot a students must attend a screening and score in the “at risk” area. Contact Mrs. Tammy Dicintio (708-441-3045) to schedule a screening on April 28 or May 26. Additional screenings will take place over summer and monthly next school year.
The following areas are used to determine the “at risk” level for preschool students. Some areas are weighted higher than others.
- Family household income
- Current IEP (more than speech only)
- Child welfare involvement
- Primary caregiver did not complete high school
- Teen parent at birth of first child
- Primary caregiver primarily speaks a language other than English
- Active Duty Military Family
- Screening indicates delays in development but no referral to special education
- Child has not previously participated in a formal early learning program
- Other significant factors
As you can see, the space PFA is very limited. While the name of the grant is preschool for “all”, it is truly only preschool for 34 “at risk” students.
Registration for Summer School will be shared during the first week of April. More details to follow!
Enjoy Spring Break!
Dear Leigh Families,
With the arrival of spring comes a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. As we near the end of the winter season, I wanted to take a moment to wish you and your loved ones a wonderful and rejuvenating spring break. I hope that this upcoming break will provide a much-needed opportunity to rest, relax, and spend quality time together.
Whether you plan to take a trip, explore the outdoors, or simply enjoy some well-deserved downtime, I hope you get to enjoy the time together. I look forward to welcoming our students back to school in April, energized and ready to continue their learning journey. Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership.
Wishing you a joyful and refreshing spring break!
Congratulations to our Tigers of the Week!
These students were chosen for being extra PAW-some during the week of March 20, 2023. A big Tiger Pride roar goes out to the following honorees:
Kindergarten: Nicholas Guallpa
First Grade: Giavanna Reitz
Second Grade: Nathan Lucek
Third Grade: Lawrence Dang
Fourth Grade: Molly O’Brien
March Top Tigers
A big Tiger Pride salute goes out to the following students who are being honored as our Top Tigers for the month of March. Each month, homeroom teachers are invited to select one student who truly has exemplified what it means to be a Leigh School Tiger. These students are celebrated with a nomination form highlighting their efforts completed by their teachers, which are then shared with the nominee’s classmates. A special certificate is presented to the Top Tigers and their photos are proudly displayed outside of their classrooms.
Congratulations to this month’s honorees:
Preschool- Ellie Dolezal & Alanna Elliott-Meneghetti
Kindergarten- Illyana Castile, Luke Draniczarek, Nicolette Fabian, Anabel Gawlawski, Serena Li & Christiaan Nijmeh
First Grade- Iva Cvetanovic, Omar Hussein, Jana Kulijanin, Jonathan Las, Emily Lazic & Ariana Wozniczka
Second Grade- Julia Abuzalata, Nico Argueta-Jasso, Jamie Christensen, Oliver Maslanka & Layla Melendez
Third Grade- Farris Arman, Peyton Gray, Adam Horodechny, Alicja Kopec & Nikolina Sokovic
Fourth Grade- Liam Dorta Barquero, Dominic Laski, Bryanna Marian, Nolan McGhee & Filip Stojanovic
March Madness- Leigh Style!
In the spirit of the collegiate basketball Big Dance, our Tigers got their own taste of competition by participating in Tiger Pride’s annual Rock/Paper/Scissors Tournament. Each classroom held their own game play and every one of our students took part in the friendly competition. Bracket play whittled down the competitors until each classroom’s champion was determined. These lucky players were then invited to compete at the half-time show of our Staff vs. Fourth Grade Basketball Game and then were awarded their own medals to celebrate their victories. Congratulations to the following students on emerging as their classrooms’ winners...
Preschool: Alan Hordenchy, Grace Killion,
Kindergarten: Alice Barnfield, Rex De Guzman, Ava Palazzo, Matthew Pogorzelski, Jacob Rozowicz & Parker Termirian
First Grade: Yamin Abu-Hashish, Manisa Abuhashish, Amaar Gen, David Pogorzelski & Aleks Tubek
Second Grade: Nico Argueta-Jasso, Alan Bezhnar, Aria Krzyk, Avery Martinez, Ryan Montes & Sofia Vasylyshyn
Third Grade: Bradley Fernandez, Alba Memishi, Lou Panik, Giovanni Santoro Cotton & Aisha Sheikh
Fourth Grade: Ayan Arman, Elgis Baci, Enaz Hodza, Ramil Ismailov, Ethan Montes & Bella Soto
Staff Members: Mrs. Barnard, Mrs. Amato, Mrs. Segovia, Mrs. Andrzejewski, Mrs. Alarcon, Mrs. Scieszka, Mrs. Radzik and Mrs. Carnehl
And an extra loud Tiger roar goes out to Yamin Abu-Hashish who emerged as Leigh School’s 2023 Rock/Paper/Scissors Grand Champion! What a wonderful way for our school community to come together in the name of fun and community and to kick off Spring Break!
Attention all parents of Leigh School! Get ready for the ultimate showdown between two of our beloved staff members, Mr. Balatsos and Mr. Woodward, in the Leigh Shave Off! The rules are simple - the first person to raise $2,000 in donations will get to shave off the other's glorious locks for all to see!
Who will come out on top? The Leigh Shave Off has come to a head, and only one of these two contenders will emerge the winner, the choice is yours! Every dollar counts, so start sending in your donations now to help determine the fate of their hair.
Not only will you be contributing to a great cause in the Norridge School Foundation, but our students will also be able to witness one of the most epic hair-shaving events in Leigh School history. So what are you waiting for? Let's get those donations rolling in and see who will be crowned the ultimate champion of the Leigh Shave Off!
To top it all off, the class that raises the most money will get to join the PE teachers on the stage for this event!
DATES TO REMEMBER....
March 27th - March 31st
Spring Break - No School