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Over the next few months, several parent university sessions have been scheduled. Our next Parent University will focus on our K-8 ELA curriculum pilot. Dates and links to RSVP to attend upcoming sessions are listed below. Additional information will be shared closer to each date. All Parent University sessions will take place at the District Office., ( ) Part 2: More EF Skills Development for High Achieving Children (K-8) with additional Examples, Coaching Strategies and Creating Personalized PlansFlossmoor School District 161
The winter edition of the Vision newsletter is now available to view.Flossmoor School District 161
PARCC and ISA Assessment Information
The annual PARCC assessment window for students in grades three through eight is April 3 - 20, 2018. Students in grades five and eight will also take the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) during the week of March 12-16, 2018. Please see the attached letter for additional information.Flossmoor School District 161
Did you know children should see the dentist every 6 months?
The Heart That Smiles Mobile Dentists will be coming to your school. Please see your school's website for details and the date they will be visiting your school. Please fill out the attached consent and return it to your child's school. You can reach the Heart That Smiles directly at 708-808-4950 with any questions or concerns regarding this exciting event. Thanks so much!
El Dentista Movii"EI Corazon que Sonrfe" va venir a su escuela en las siguientes fechas: Porfavor complete Ia forma y devolverlo a Ia escuela de su hijo/a. Puede I lamar al Corazon que Sonrfe directamente al 708-808-4950 si tiene alguna pregunta acerca de este emocionante evento. i Muchas Gracias!Flossmoor School District 161
Flu Information for district families
As you are aware, there is widespread flu activity throughout our state. Health departments are recommending increased awareness and actions to help control and prevent the spread of influenza (flu), toward keeping our students and community safe and healthy.
To prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu-like illness symptoms (such as fever, cough, and sore throat). Please see the attached letter.
If you have any questions, please contact your physician. More information on seasonal influenza is available at: www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm.Flossmoor School District 161
Flossmoor School District Welcomes Mrs. Haley Marti as the New Principal of Flossmoor Hills Elementary School for the 2018-2019 School Year
Please welcome Mrs. Haley Marti as the 2018-2019 principal at Flossmoor Hills Elementary School! Mrs. Marti has a number of great experiences in education and in District 161 specifically. She is a professional, highly qualified leader, who will continue the tradition of excellence and the high expectations that have been established at Flossmoor Hills School.
Mrs. Marti has worked in District 161 since 2008, beginning as a classroom teacher before moving to the role of K-8 Instructional Coach. From there, she moved into her current position as the assistant principal at Flossmoor Hills School, where she provides instructional leadership and works collaboratively with teachers, parents, and colleagues. In addition, she is the Summer Academy administrator for District 161.
Mrs. Marti has a bachelor’s degree in education from Eastern Illinois University, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from National Louis University, a master’s degree in school leadership from Concordia University, and she is anticipating the completion of a doctorate in administrative leadership from Concordia University in 2020.Flossmoor School District 161
BUS BULLETIN INFO
Paige Transportation has made available to parents in Flossmoor School District 161 a FREE notification system to notify parents when there are bus delays. See attached PDF.Flossmoor School District 161
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Flossmoor School District Welcomes Dr. Lisa Dallacqua as the New Principal of Western Avenue Elementary School for the 2017-2018 School Year
Please welcome Dr. Lisa Dallacqua as our new principal of Western Avenue Elementary School! Dr. Dallacqua comes to us with a wealth of administrative and teaching experience. She is currently a District Coordinator in Bloom Township District 206 and before that, she spent time as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal in the Chicago Public School system. Her experiences at the elementary, middle, and high school levels will be an asset to her placement at Western Avenue Elementary School.
Dr. Dallacqua earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish Literature and Political Science from Kalamazoo College, a master’s degree at National Louis University in Teaching, a master’s degree from the American College of Education in Educational Leadership, and a doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in the area of Curriculum and Instruction.
Educators who have worked with Dr. Dallacqua have commented on her strong abilities as an instructional leader and have stated “she is relentless about success”.
Dr. Dallacqua’s official start date is July 1st, 2017.Western Avenue Elementary School
New Superintendent selected.
The Flossmoor School District 161 Board announced at its March 13th meeting the appointment of Dr. Dana Smith to be the new Superintendent for Flossmoor District 161.
Dr. Smith is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Early Childhood and Elementary Education in Woodstock School District 200 and comes to us with more than 15 years of experience in public education.
During the Superintendent search process, the board appointed Dr. Michael Popp to serve as Interim Superintendent. The Board is grateful to Dr. Popp for his leadership and thoughtful presence throughout the transition period.
Click here for more information.Western Avenue Elementary School
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