Dear Lorca Parents, Students, and Community Partners,
Autumn is finally here and with it comes some friendly reminders to keep all of us on track for success this academic school year!
As we all know, the Illinois State Board and Chicago Public Schools have adopted the Common Core State Standards. Lorca’s curriculum for Language Arts, Math, and Writing is aligned to these rigorous standards. Please mark your calendars now for our 1 st Quarter Parent Teacher Conferences, November 9, 2016. You only need to attend one session: 11:00 AM-3:00 PM or 4:00-6:00 PM. There are no sessions from 3:00-4:00 pm.
Also, our teachers will begin extending our classroom learning to a variety of sites throughout the city, such as The Children’s Museum, Museum of Science Industry, etc. We require all students to have a current emergency form before they are able to attend a field trip with their classroom. Please cooperate with our teachers and Main Office to ensure we are able to contact you during an emergency.
In addition to safety and emergency requirements, Lorca also must comply with the State Board of Education and have current and updated medical documents from our students. This includes physical exams, immunizations, and vision exams. Our Main Office will send notices home with students who need to be medically compliant by October 15. Please let us know if you need help with making appointments. We are here to assist you!
Attending monthly meetings and events is a great way to be involved with Lorca. Everyone is welcome to attend!
October 20 (Thursday), 8:30-10:00 AM
October 27 (Tuesday), 8:30-9:30 AM
October 29 (Thursday), 8:30-10:00 AM
Here is an update on CPS funding. We still have challenges ahead, but we also have some good news!
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