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8/18 Parent Update

Reported by adrienne_morgan@ipsd.org on 8/18/17

August 18, 2017

Dear Young Families,

Young staff are excited about another school year. Our focus and theme for the 17-18 school year is “All Kids Are Our Kids!” This statement demonstrates the beliefs of every staff person in our building. Each student whether they are in our class or not is important, respected and valued. I know that each Young staff member is committed to working together to make sure that we give children what they need to be supported and cared for social emotionally and academically.

We look forward to seeing Young students and their families back in the building for the Meet and Greet and the PTA Back to School Event on Monday, August 21. Meet and Greet: 10:00 am – 11:00 am— PTA Social: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.

If you ordered a Tool Box, it will be available in your child’s classroom at Meet and Greet. On Monday please bring your child’s school supplies as well as your child’s Arrival/Dismissal Form.

Families who are unable to attend the August 21 Meet and Greet with their child, will have a chance to come to the school on August 22 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm for School Supply Drop-off. Parents and children can visit the classroom and drop off student’s school supplies before the first day of school. Ms. Morgan and the office staff will be present and available for questions. Please note that, classroom teachers will not be present on this night.

3R’s: Respect for Self—
Respect for Others—
Respect for Property: All students are valued members of the Young School community. Young staff want all students to feel respected, cared for and safe. In return, all students must respect the rights of others, maintain a positive attitude, and follow school rules. If you or your child has concerns with teasing, bullying, or any other inappropriate behavior please reach out and talk to your child’s classroom teacher so that the teacher can immediately address the issue. If after connecting with the classroom teacher, you still have concerns, contact Young’s building administration (Dr. Bell, Student Service Coordinator or Ms. Morgan, Principal).


Digital Citizenship: Digital Citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use. (Mike Ribble, Digital Citizenship Institute) We want Young students and families to model appropriate Digital Citizenship.
Please be thoughtful of the school events that you post online of other students and parents. Please take into consideration whether or not you have permission to post and how that post may affect others. Your family can explore what being a good Digital Citizen is through the following links: http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/uploads/ParentContract.pdf and http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/uploads/KidPledge1.pdf
For more information, please see Board Policies 7:180 and 7:190 which address student behavior, including cyber-bullying, and the District 204 Parent/Student Handbook under the Student Behavior section.
Here are some additional resources about:
• To help decipher digital jargon, abbreviations, and acronyms: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/digital-glossary
• Parent Concerns: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/parent-concerns
Topics surrounding Social Media: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/social-media

School Communication: Please make sure that your email address is up to date and current. School communication is emailed on a weekly basis from the office and classroom teachers. In addition, please take some time to review the school website. Important school information is placed on the school website to help communicate upcoming events and activities. http://young.ipsd.org/.

Please contact the school with any questions that you may have at 630-375-3800. Please take a moment to review the following back to school information.

Looking forward to a wonderful school year,
Ms. Morgan
Principal, Young School

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