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Father & Daughter Dance
Date: February 7
Time: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portillo's Fundraiser Night
Date: February 11
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Coffee and Donuts with Ms.Navarro
Date: February 13
Time: 8:30 am
Parents Advisory Council Meeting
Date: February 20
Time: 8:15 am
5th - 7th Grade Dance
Date: February 21
Time: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Local School Council Meeting
Date: February 25
Time: 8:30 am
Red Barrel Fundraiser Night
Date: February 25
Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Every Friday
Time: 8:15 am - 9:15 am
Run to become a member of the Local School Council and make a difference in our students, community and school. The LSC serve as the school's policy making body. They are a reflection of committed parents, community and educational leaders. It sis through the LSC that parents have the unique opportunity to have a voice at decision-making table and make decisions our school. Ask for applications in the school office. Current members must also submit an application.
Judges serve as officials responsible for the proper and orderly voting at polling stations. Judges are needed on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in ES and Thursday April 23, 2020 in HS. If selected on either day, you will be paid $180 per day. Ask for an application in the school office.
Judges: 3:00 pm March 12, 2020 @ your school.
Members: 3:00 pm February 25, 2020 by mail or @ Office of Local School Council or 3:00 pm March 5, 2020 @ school where you intend to run.
No-emailed, faxed or copied forms will be accepted.
The school doors officially open at 7:45 am. Any students arriving earlier than 7:45 am must enter through the main door on the west end of the building. NO STUDENTS should be left in the school playground unsupervised in the morning or after school.
Great Chicago Tournament
Valentine Carnations Order Due
Report Card Distribution
Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL
7th Grade Field Trip
NWEA Parent Resource
Bilingual Advisory Committee
Dr. Margarita Ramos and Mrs. Deliman were presenting the workshop "How to help your child with math and log division"
Student Council Election
SC President - Sofia Moreno
SC Vice President- Litzy Zagata
SC Secretary- Yareli Gutierrez
Chicago Board of Education Early Childhood Committee
On January 14th, the Chicago Board of Education Early Childhood Committee was hosting a meeting with representatives from the Mayor’s Office, the Department of Family and Support Services, and Chicago Public Schools to share information about the larger early childhood agenda. Your voice was absolutely essential to providing the best possible programs and services for our young children. Thank you for participation.
Hour of Code/Donor's Choose Grant
Mrs. Derza had a $500 project fully funded on Donor’s Choose. For the Hour of Code week, primary students are using OSMO Coding to help their character Awbie solve problems.
Korean World Language
Ms. Kim integrated the Korean culture into her World language lessons. Interestingly, Ms. Kim taught students how to make Korean Sushi!
OFA Parent Workshop
"Handmade Books" OFA Workshop.
On November 14th, our parents learned about the ancient tradition of codex books and created one themselves during this engaging workshop led by Chicago artist, Diana Solis.
Literacy Night 2019
The literacy night event attracted many families.
Thank you to the parents that participated in this event.
The following parents have won the Literacy Night Raffle:
1.- Rebecca Lagunas
2.- Gliselda Salinas
3.- Selene Vargas
4.- Silvestra Varela
Thank you to everyone that participated and created activities and games for our parents and children to learn from and enjoy. Thank you to the Literacy Night Committee members for all their creativity, work and effort: Ms. Lysy, Ms. Choi, Ms. Pierucci, Ms. Grieger, Ms. Pashos, Ms. Castillo, Ms. Martinez, Ms. Deliman and Ms. Luzzo.
Father and Daughter Dance
Father Daughter Dance was a complete success, thank you to the fathers for sharing this moment with your beautiful daughters. Over 150 fathers and daughters attended this event. Thank you to Ms. Lysy for coordinating this event.
Math, Science & Tech Night
We want to thank the families who attended our Math, Science and Technology night. We truly appreciate your support. The winners of the raffle have been selected:
Azuela Spelling Bee 2020
The 3-5th grade spelling bee champions are:
The 6-8th grade spelling bee champions are:
Univision visited and recorded Ms. Ríos and Ms. Castillo’s rooms. They also interviewed 2 fifth grade girls and Ms. Ríos. They’re showcasing the work CPS bilingual teachers do that attributed to the amazing data released this week by the district. Univision (school visit): Univision News at 11AM: Students at Azuela Elementary Benefitting from Dual Language Program https://www.univision.com/local/chicago-wgbo/estos-ninos-latinos-se-benefician-de-programas-de-educacion-bilingue-de-las-escuelas-publicas-de-chicago-video
Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln!
Room 124 - 1st graders celebrated Abraham Lincoln's birthday on
February 12, 2020. They listened to the text, "The Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln" and watched an educational video to learn extraordinary facts. Afterwards, the class created a terrific Thinking Map: Circle Map to define facts about the 16th President. Finally, the boys and girls engaged in a
wonderful craftivity and created an Abe look-alike hat by writing two fascinating facts! They even made their very own Abe Lincoln beard! President Lincoln is hailed as the greatest president of all times, Abraham Lincoln was a strong Presidential leader who is known for his honest ways. He was President during one of the worst wars in American history and was a great leader for our military. Abraham Lincoln helped to abolish slavery. President Lincoln made the world a BETTER PLACE!
NBC TV - Channel 5
Azuela's Dual-language Program is being recognized by CPS! NBC TV station visited our school to see first- hand the benefits and the impact on our students in the Dual-
Language program as well as our school’s community. Thanks to the bilingual and dual language teachers for their flexibility regarding NBC’s visit to our building. Our students shine even brighter when they speak about the benefits of being bilingual. Thank you to Ms. Marquez for welcoming NBC and reporter Chris Hush.
Parent Advisory Council
Mr Gonzalo Trejo an academic adviser in the Latin American program of recruitment and educational services of the University of Illinois in Chicago, was presenting a workshop of financial aid education for college expenses.
SWOP Parent Coffee
Winter Assembly 2019
Thank you to Mr. Vega and for all the students, teachers and staff who participated in the Winter Assembly. I was very proud to see many of our students displaying their new skills in dancing and instrument playing. Go Aztecs! We definitely brought the community together to celebrate the holidays spirit, family and friends! Ms. Navarro
Amazon - Hour Of Code
Amazon is excited to come to our school and host activities in our classrooms. They were speaking to students about jobs in the tech industry and watch an inspiration video (expanded version of this (or similar) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYZF6oIZtfc). They discussed all the ways that technology impacts the world and/or the exciting Amazon technological innovations that power Amazon like the Amazon Go store, Alexa, Kindle, Robotics, AWS Educate.
Amazon has created apps specifically for this event. Last year Amazon’s dance party was a big hit! https://code.org/dance Students worked through the tutorials. Amazon's goal is to expose students to coding.