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Principal's Message


Dear Sorrick Families,

Happy spring to everyone! It’s always good to have the birds chirping, to have daylight last longer and to see the flowers popping up; all are sure signs of spring. We are nearing the end of the quarter and students will receive their third report card on April 4th, after returning from Spring break. As the temperature warms up, and we make our way out of hibernation, I would like to personally invite families to participate in the events listed below. All happenings offer parents the opportunity to work directly with their children on learning activities, and we know from research that this directly effects student achievement more than any other type of parent participation.

·         Family Read Night: Come and join us for a night of reading FUN! This event will focus on the work of famous children’s author Robert Munsch. Some of the titles that will be read include, Mmmm Cookies, The Paper Bag Princess and Andrew’s Loose Tooth. Classroom teachers will be reading a story and then leading a short activity focused on comprehension. The event begins at 6:00 PM.(This event will be in conjunction with Dorn School, and will be held at Dorn School, 7840 W 92nd Street, Hickory Hills).

·         Pre-K ABC Read to Me: Preschool parents and enrolled students are invited on Friday, May 2nd, beginning at 9:15 AM to join the Parent Coordinator, Mrs. Kathleen Easton, in a learning event focused on author and illustrator Eric Carle. Acclaimed and beloved for his picture books for very young children, Carle’s work can be found translated into more than 50 languages due to its popularity. Please note that regular Preschool classes are cancelled on this day.

·         Pre-K and Kindergarten Picnics: Taking place on Thursday, May 22nd, the End-of-Year Picnic is a great opportunity to celebrate our student's growing muscles, teamwork, stellar sportsmanship, friendships and imaginations.  Parents can come and have a good time with us as the kids participate in cooperative activities such as soccer, sac races, parachute and good old fashioned, bubble fun. Am session begins at 9:00, PM begins at 12:45.

 Before closing, I would like to thank everyone who generously donated to our Pennies for Pasta collection sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Our students exceeded the collection goal of $2,000.00 by donating $3,316.07. This money will be used to fund breakthrough therapies to save the lives of blood cancer patients, as well as enable the discovery and delivery of therapies that improve the quality of life for patients.

Partners in Education,

Mrs. Olson



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