We are so excited to celebrate School Nurse Day! Our nurses always go above and beyond to care for our students and we could not be more grateful! Nurses- thank you for all the knowledge, skill and compassion you bring to our schools, today we celebrate YOU!
Wishing a wonderful Mother’s Day this weekend to all of our Distinctive moms, moms-to-be, mother figures, grandmothers and those who are simply grateful for their own moms – we thank you for the integral role you play in raising and educating the next generation of leaders, scholars and creatives.
This is a FAVORITE week for Distinctive Schools, as this week we are celebrating the incredible teachers who help our scholars to GROW! Wishing you all a very happy Teacher Appreciation Week! #TeacherAppreciationWeek #BeDistinctive
We love yoga at Bucktown. What a great way to stretch and calm the body 🧘🏽♀️🧘🏽♂️. Thanks so much Ms. Milazzo and Ms. Beador for starting this fun yoga group with students!
We have the best Assistant Principals! Bucktown is so lucky to have not 1, but 2 wonderful and dedicated assistant principals. Mr. Kliebert and Mrs. Eng do so much day in and day out to support staff, students, and families. We appreciate everything they do to make our school safe and welcoming for all. Thanks Mr. Kliebert and Mrs. Eng!
Today is Administrative Professionals Day! We are so happy to celebrate all of our amazing Distinctive Schools Administrative Professionals, thank you for all the hard work and care you put into making sure our campuses run smoothly. We appreciate you!
Our Wellness Day yesterday was such a success! We had a chiropractor, chair yoga, and wellness goodie bags! A big thank you to Dr. PK from West Loop Spine and Stability for providing our staff adjustments and injury screenings! Stay well, Bucktown!
Bucktown families, we are so excited to let you know that we will be having a Parent Workshop night this Tuesday evening over Zoom! Join us Tuesday, April from 5:30-6:30 as we discuss all things related to your child's social and emotional well-being at school and at home. Be on the lookout for the Zoom link and details from your child's teacher. We hope to see you there!!
Bucktown families, we are so excited to let you know that we will be having a Parent Workshop night next Tuesday evening over Zoom! Join us next Tuesday, April from 5:30-6:30 as we discuss all things related to your child's social and emotional well-being at school and at home. Be on the lookout for the Zoom link and details from your child's teacher. We hope to see you there!!
Happy Earth Day from Distinctive Schools! We are committed to helping our students learn about sustainability and protecting our planet. What are some ways you and your family show love to our environment? 🌳❤️
Get Vaccinated this Spring Break, and you could win! The first 50 students to show proof of a vaccine or booster shot during Spring Break (April 9-17, 2022) will receive a $25 gift card! Submit proof of vaccination or booster here bit.ly/DS_Gets_Our_Shot.
Today is National Paraprofessional Day! The work our paraprofessionals do is so important – to ensure that students of all abilities have what they need to succeed. We thank you for all you contribute to our learning environments! We celebrate incredible, supportive, thoughtful educators every day – and especially today! We appreciate you, Distinctive Schools Paraprofessionals!
Happy National Assistant Principals Week! Assistant Principals, this week is all about YOU! Thank you for your dedication and leadership, as work to keep our schools running smoothly, every single day. We cannot say it enough – you are all #ALLin, and you mean so much to all of us. From the bottom of our hearts – thank you!
Calling all parents and guardians of 4th-8th grade Bucktown students! We would like to invite you to join us tomorrow, Thursday, March 31 at 5:30 pm on Zoom for an informational meeting about our new after school Career Exploration program. Please see the attached flyers for more details on the program and parent meeting, and be on the lookout for the Zoom link in your email. We hope to see you there!!
We are hosting another vaccine clinic at CICS Bucktown this Wednesday March 30, 2022! Getting vaccinated is imperative to keeping us learning together safely. Walk ins are welcome, but advance registration is strongly recommended, please use this link: https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/oooyn/1297969/
We are excited to present the academic calendar for the 2022-23 school year! Thanks to everyone who shared their feedback. Votes were close, with 54% of voters selecting the first option, featuring a August 23, 2022 start date. In consideration of your feedback, as well as much discussion around the highlights of each calendar, we have decided to select the first calendar option, with a student start date of August 23, 2022. Take a look here:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KtrR7h7bIuK83_Q7L1umoSvrVLeB3xM6/view
Hi Bucktown families! There will be a PALS meeting on Thursday, March 24th at 5:30 on Zoom. We would love to have you there. We will be going over school updates, discussing fundraising ideas, and upcoming school events. Zoom link will be sent home with your child. **Students whose parent(s) join the meeting will earn 100 DeansList points!!
Happy #SELday everyone! SEL or Social Emotional Learning is extremely important to our mission at Distinctive Schools. When students understand their emotional health, they grow as individuals both in their academics and daily life. Shout out to our partners @Move_ThisWorld for their amazing SEL curriculum and thank you to caresolace24_7 for making the first steps in getting support even easier!
This week is National School Social Work Week and we are celebrating our amazing Social Workers! Thank you for partnering with students, families, and staff to ensure our communities are safe, warm, welcoming environments for all! We appreciate you!
We’re excited to launch the Test to Stay program this March! In partnership with the Chicago Department of Public Health, Test to Stay will provide an alternative to quarantine to keep more students learning safely in-person. Read more here: https://bit.ly/DS_COVID19