Announcements (click link for info)
- OKTOBERFEST 2016
- Medical Compliance Requirements
- 2016-17 Parent Handbook
- Allocation of Fundraising Funds
- Exciting News for South Loop School
- 5th Annual South Loop/Sox Fundraiser
- 20% for 20%- Join the Fight for Equal Funding
- Sign Up For Email Blasts
- CPS Parent My Voice My School Survey
- No Preschool in 2016-17 School year
We will hold 3 major fundraisers this school year. These fundraisers will help alleviate some of the current budget constraints. These cuts have caused a decrease in spending on some of the most immediate needs for instruction. To ensure we continue to provide high quality programs and academic instruction during this time, our school will sponsor 3 major fundraiser this school year to support the following: student textbooks, student instructional supplies, science lab resources, student consumables, workbooks, software, classroom library and novel sets, technology repair, and teaching or teacher assistant positions. Please participate in these great fundraisers and/or make contributions to our school via the link below!
South Loop School’s 1 to 1 Technology Campaign
We are pleased to announce the launch of our “GIVE BECAUSE” campaign to support our 1:1 technology initiative for our Middle School students.
190 laptop computers that is shared among all K-8 students.
30 Chromebooks are being utilized at our branch building for our K-1 students.
90 Macbooks & 70 Chromebooks are being utilized through a check out calendar system by our 2nd-8th grade classes.
With our current inventory, only 33% of our Middle School students could benefit from being part of a 1:1 classroom.
Next year we will have approximately 400 students in our middle school.
240 more devices to add to our current inventory to support 1:1 for 400 middle school students. OR
330 more devices to sustain the technology resources for our 2nd-4th grade students.
One cart of 36 Chromebooks costs approximately $12,250. We are aiming to purchase 9 Chromebook carts.
Our fundraising goal is $110,250.
To achieve this goal, we must raise around $340 per student.
BENEFITS? (GIVE BECAUSE…)
Students can access technology resources through out the whole school day, not just when their teachers check out the computers.
Teachers can effectively implement 21st century technology approaches to teaching such as:
Differentiated and Individualized Learning through Technology
1:1 eliminates textbooks and allows students to go paperless for assignments
Students will have more opportunities to be innovative through problem-based and project-based learning activities
1:1 technology fosters more opportunity for higher-order reasoning and critical analysis skills among students.
Prevent the loss of instructional time by assessing each grade level simultaneously.
Multimedia applications can influence and increase student engagement when creating artifacts to reflect what they have learned.
Parents can be part of the classroom through instant access to student work, grades, and stay up to date on current activities in the classroom.
Medical Compliance Requirements
July 15, 2016 - August 31, 2016
Extended Day Registration Open
August 31, 2016
Extended Day Registration Deadline
September 6, 2016
First Day of School
September 7, 2016 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
September 10, 2016 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Back to School Picnic
The South Loop Elementary Green Team hosts special events to keep our school green and provides green tips for our families.