5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Parent-Teacher Advisory Committee Meeting
Mrs. Stockton's 7th grade ELA class did a project based on the Collection reading "Pavement Chalk Art". The short media analysis, about the artist Julian Beever, gave students a glimpse of some of Beever's work. His art is known for giving viewers the impression that they are entering a very real, physical place that exists in the drawings. Students were challenged to create chalk drawings that someone can interact with or that give the illusion that they are coming off the page. The project had a lot of positive feedback from the student artists as well as other classes that were able to view the finished projects.
Several eighth grader were discussing the Presidential Election. I thought it would be exciting to incorporate a fun and and hands-on project " A Voting Box”! Our students were very creative. Mr Sheets donated the Voting Ballots to the library. On Tuesday, November the 8th,2016, at 9:00 A.M. , Calvin Coolidge Middle School Library was opened to Students, Staff, and we had special Community Leaders such as, Deputy Middlemas to cast their Ballots. We had a huge turn out of voters!!!!!!!! Hillary Clinton won the majority of vote. Our very own Principal, Mick Swanson, received two votes! Remember:Every Vote Counts!!!!!! -Ms. Laster
On Tuesday, November 8, Peoria county voters will consider whether to support The Peoria County School Facilities Sales Tax. If approved by voters, the ½% sales tax would generate $9 million annually to be shared among all Peoria County public school districts, based on enrollment. The Peoria Public Schools would receive approximately $4.2 million annually. The revenue is to be used specifically for school building improvements. The Peoria Public Schools building and grounds staff has assessed the needs of each building in the District.
Calvin Coolidge Middle School and Whittier School are the host schools for Peoria Public Schools' February Parent University event at the RiverPlex Recreation and Wellness Center (600 Northeast Water Street, Peoria, IL 61603). The theme for the Thursday, February 16th (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) will be "Fitness and Wellness.
RSVPs are required for each family that wishes to attend. Just visit http://www.peoriapublicschools.org/rsvp by Tuesday, February 14th at noon.
Parents can participate in sessions, including "Chair Fitness" by OSF staff, "Emergency Preparedness, Home and Natural Disasters" by the Peoria City/County Health Department, "Parenting Styles, Mentoring, and Good Beginnings" by the Children's Home, "An Overview of Social Emotional Learning at PPS" by SEL Director Derrick Booth, "Coping Skills, Warning Skills of Depression and Community Resources by the Children's Hospital of Illinois, and "Healthy Snacks" by Sodexo. In addition, Spanish translaters, Peoria Public Library, ELITE, and childcare services will also be available for families. Child activities will include swimming, fitness classes for kids, Yoga, and healthy snacks. Make sure you and your child bring your swimming gear and/or gym attire!
The menu for the evening will include: Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Potato Salad, cookies and drinks
For those that need a ride, shuttle buses will leave Manual, Peoria High, Woodruff, Calvin Coolidge and Whittier at 4:45 p.m. and return shortly after 8:00 p.m.
We strongly encourage everyone to park and ride one of the shuttles. Parking will be limited.
There were also be prize drawings and book give-a-ways for parents and students!
You won't want to miss this fun evening!