Leigh Weekly Tracks
December 8, 2023
Dear Leigh Families,
The State of Illinois entered into a partnership with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library this week. Dolly Parton began this program in 1995 with the purpose of providing books for children. There are currently 3 million children in United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Ireland receiving books each month from this organization.
The state has been focusing on providing additional resources and opportunities for families to receive early childhood support. This is one of them. The Dollywood Foundation executive director Nora Briggs stated "We know that nothing is more basic, more essential more foundational to a child's success in life than the ability to read. It must start in the home environment. And reading requires books."
Once enrolled in the program your child will receive one book each month mailed to your home, addressed to your child. This is a wonderful opportunity to get age appropriate books into your home for free. To find a local provider click the "check availability" tab on the imaginationlibrary.com website. I highly encourage you to take advantage of this free program.
I love reading!
Dear Leigh Families,
Last week, I mentioned the coin drive. Due to your generosity, we raised over $2,900! This is truly going to help make the holiday dreams come true for a number of local children in need. It was a tight race as all the grade levels really battled it out for the top spot. In the end, the grade level that pulled through and contributed the most money to our Coin Drive was….Fourth Grade!
All of our fourth graders will be receiving FREE FREEZE POPS ON FREEZE POP FRIDAY!
We have many exciting events planned as we lead up to winter break;
Norridge Schools Foundation is running a “Candy Gram” sale. Forms were sent home for each student. We also will have a printable form below and have additional forms available in the office! These are due on December 15th and will be distributed on December 21st. Please try to ensure that the names are written legibly to ensure proper distribution!
A pizza party celebration for our Trimester 1 Top Tigers on Dec. 14th. Invitations were sent home with all Top Tigers from September through November.
Freeze Pop Friday (Dec. 15th)
Spirit Week (Dec. 18th-21st)- see the flyer below for exact details!
A day of fun filled day of activities on December 21st, which as a reminder is a 1:10 early release day!
Please also see the flyer from Ms. Kalkirtz in regards to the Talent Show, which will take place on January 25th, 2024. Students can start working on those audition videos now!
Have a great weekend!
From the desk of the Assistant Principal…
Dear Leigh Families,
December can be a very exciting month for both teachers and students as the excitement builds towards Winter break!
As a special incentive, students who are in attendance on every school day this month, will receive 100 PAWs to spend in our PAWMART! We want to encourage attendance in school when students are well enough to be here, and are appreciative of those who plan their vacations around our scheduled breaks.
We are very proud of the academic and social emotional support we offer here at Leigh School. In order to access these supports, students must be in attendance when at all possible. Birthday celebrations, vacations, etc. are not excused absences. Teachers are not required to prepare work in advance from upcoming missed days to students who have unexcused absences. Students may complete missed work upon their return to school.
This month, we will also have some “Caught Being On Time!” moments. Select students who enter the building on time will receive a special prize! Please work with your child to ensure they are in the building as close to 8:00 as possible! We are ready and waiting!
Our Coin Drive was a big hit this week! Thank you for your generous donations. We have one day left for our pajama drive! While you're out shopping for holiday gifts this weekend, consider purchasing some pajamas for someone in need. Monday, Dec. 4th is the final collection day! See flyer below for more details.
Thank you for your continued support and collaboration,
Congratulations to our Tigers of the Week! These students were chosen for being extra PAW-some during the week of December 4, 2023. A big Tiger Pride roar goes out to the following honorees:
Kindergarten: Michael Sanz
First Grade: Lily Gonzalez
Second Grade: David Argueta
Third Grade: Aizen Ganaden
Fourth Grade: Daniel Abuhashish
November 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 September. 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- Isabella Esther Barahona & Avery Jones
Kindergarten- Alana Babicz, Maximilian Fabyan, Zoe Nieves & Marcel Nijmeh
First Grade- Arbjon Cakeri, Filip Chudzik, Olivia Opiola-Klimara, Luca Vesa & Portylann Velazquez
Second Grade- Claire Karzen, Amelia Kepinski, Milana Lozynska, Nicole Mrowka & Filip Wojicik
Third Grade- Muhie Arman, Ariana Berardi, Jamie Christensen, Teddy Copak & Jacob Florek
Fourth Grade- Raneem Arman, Alan Chwesiuk, Joanna Dudek, Anthony Mrowka & Matteo Pena Revilla
DATES TO REMEMBER....
Early Release Wednesdays
- Preschool: 8:10-10:40am & 11:50-2:20pm.
- Half Day Kindergarten: 8:10-10:30am & 12:05-2:25pm
- Leigh Full Day Kindergarten-Fourth Grade: 8:10am-2:25pm