Important Things for Eagles to Know
SAVE THE DATE for an official OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, September 1st from 5:30-7pm. At this family event, parents will learn about the curriculum and schedule. It will also be a time to get to know the teacher and ask any questions. There will be specific school forms to complete as well.
The 2016-17 Parent-Student Handbook is available on our website here handbook. Please take a moment to read the handbook. You will be asked to sign a confirmation of receipt form at the open house on Thursday, September 1.
FUNDRAISING: Box Tops = $ for Bucktown! Clip those box tops…every single one makes money for our school. Shoparoo! Did you know you can earn money for CICS Bucktown just by doing your normal shopping? All you have to do is download the Shoparoo Fundraising app. Whenever you shop at any store save your receipt and upload it to the app. The money you spend turns into money for Bucktown! Start uploading!
Supply lists can be found on the our website by clicking here…supplylists2016-17 Looking for an easy way to get your child’s supplies? Look no further than Amazon.com. Go to Amazon and search “CICS Bucktown”. All supply lists are on their website. With one click you can buy everything you need for school! Please pay attention to the items that are marked optional or not.
Order school uniforms at http://www.chicagocsu.com/. To avoid the $7.99 delivery fee, ask for your order to be sent to the school. The uniform company will be at Bucktown every week to distribute orders to parents who have requested a school pick up. Uniforms not picked up will remain with the uniform company and will be available for pick up from the uniform company at school the following week. Please note that all K-5 students will have gym 1-2 times a week all year. Middle school students are required to have one gym uniform and will receive their schedules in August.
If you haven’t already done so, please complete online registration for the 2016-17 school year! All students must be registered and pay the registration fee by August 16th, 2016. Click here to access online registration. An additional late fee of $10 will be added beginning August 17th. If you don’t have access to a computer at home, you may use a computer in the reception office, M-F between the hours of9am and 3pm. We will continue to send email reminders to families who haven’t completed registration. Some parents have reported the email ends up in the spam folder so please check!
We MUST treat our Bucktown neighbors with respect and we have to ensure safety at all times around our school. We must remain calm and safe around all areas of the school by driving slowly and patiently. We never want anything to happen to any of our students and we are expecting the support from every single parent in making our traffic better in the safest ways possible.
Attendance is VERY important! As you know, CPS rates our school based on various factors. One major rating is around our school attendance. In order for us to go from great to excellent, we need to have students at school on time so they are learning as much as possible. Please support us in ensuring your child is at school every day and on time. If your child is absent, it is very important to have a medical note to excuse the absence.
Safety First. PLEASE do not use the alley off of Leavitt or any of the other alleys around school. It is not safe for our students and upsets our neighbors. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
The $1 per minute “Late Pick Up Fee Policy” is now being strictly enforced. Families will be charged a late pick up fee of $1.00 per minute starting at 3:46pm every day except Wednesday which will start at 1:16pm. Late pick up fees for after school programs will start at 6:01pm. Fees can be paid with cash or a credit card.
Outside Food Policy – If you’d like to bring food to share in a classroom, please read the attached letter regarding the outside food policy. Please contact your child’s homeroom teacher with any questions.
What’s Cookin’? Menus are posted on our website. FREE breakfast and lunch is available for all Bucktown students!
Please remember that students are dismissed at 1:00pm EVERY Wednesday. There are NO more 11:30am dismissals this year. Follow this link to see the 2015-16 School Calendar.
NO PARKING in the staff parking lot, pick-up zones, or crosswalks around the school. Your cooperation is essential for the safety of our students and staff. It will also make dismissals faster for everyone. We appreciate your patience!
Springboard is our after school care partner for the 2016-17 school year. They provide a high-quality, extended day, after-school program for our kids. Go to www.springboardafterschool.com for more information.