Ogden International's Elementary School is a space where children are treasured and valued, where each child is an enthusiastic learner and is encouraged to continuously move forward, to be inquisitive and to rely on discovery as an important source of learning. Our experienced faculty is committed to connecting students with their potential. We offer an education that motivates, encourages and inspires children to be creative problem-solvers, innovators, and leaders. We take a global approach to teaching, always striving to develop open-minded, caring humans that will lead us peacefully in to the future.
Come back often for important Elementary School information and announcements! This is where everything is going to posted throughout the year.
Week of May 15
IB: We strive to exhibit the attributes of the Learner Profile and demonstrate the IB Attitudes all year long! May's learner profile is "Inquirer" and attitude is "Curiosity." Ask the learners in your family how inquiry and curiosity have helped them learn at Ogden. Want to know why IB is important for our learners? Read THIS.
Relocating or transferring? Is your family moving or transferring before next school year? Please complete THIS form to let us know. This will enable us to prepare documents prior to the end of the school year. It also helps with planning homerooms and schedules.
(2-5) NWEA Testing: NWEA testing begins at East campus for grades 2-5 this week. Your classroom teacher will share your child's schedule so that you can help them by ensuring they have a full night's sleep the night before and eat a healthy breakfast the day of. Thank you for your support during this important end of year testing window. Please help us remind students to take their time. They can take breaks during testing if they feel stressed or their eyes feel tired from the computer screen. Lastly, in math, they can use paper and pencil to solve math problems, so please encourage them to do so...not everything can be solved accurately using mental math.
Planting Day Reminder: Planting Day is Tuesday, May 16th! Parents are welcome to volunteer, or donations of gift cards to Home Depot are welcomed. The schedule will be as follows:
International Week: Ogden's first International Week will take place June 5-9. Activities will take place throughout the week in classrooms leading up to an International parade on Friday, June 9. On Thursday, June 8 from 5 to 7 p.m., families are invited to the evening event which will include international performances by students, teachers and professional groups representing India, Turkey, Greece, Ethiopia, Ireland and more! Families can watch the performances and visit exhibits by Consulate Generals from countries representing Brazil, South Africa, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, Colombia, Egypt, Bulgaria, Guatemala, Turkey, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Indonesia, Philippines. The event is free, however a small donation for the school will be appreciated. Please consider purchasing International Week t-shirts for the event HERE. Proceeds go to the PTA.
May Music Events: Mrs. Gray would like to share the following information with parents:
Attendance: Congratulations to Ms. Hudek's 1st grade class for having the best overall attendance last week. They will pick the song for this week's attendance dance party celebration. Please continue to be mindful that tardies and early dismissals impact not your only child's learning, but our overall attendance.
Springfield Day of Action: Chicago Public Schools Day of Action for Equitable Funding to Springfield, Illinois will take place on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. There will be one bus leaving from Marine Military Academy located at 1920 N. Hamlin Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 at 7:00am. If you wish for additional information, stop by the office.
Do you want to know what's going on with our Middle School and High School? Check out their Ogden International Weekly: HERE is the edition for May 10th.
Please remember to send in all of your box tops. The classroom with the most will win a special prize from PTA. UPDATED: They are due by May 19.
(Incoming K for 2017-2018) Kindergarten Registration: Please fill out THIS survey to initiate the K registration process for next year.
K-5 Yearbook Pre-order: Please pre-order your yearbook for this school year
HERE. LIMITED SUPPLIES! Order now!
Just released! 2017-2018 CPS School Calendar
UPCOMING EVENTS - A LOOK AHEAD:
Monday, May 15th
Wednesday, May 17th
Friday, May 19th
Saturday, May 20th
Morning Shuttles to West Campus
7:15a pickup at East Campus - first come, first served
Kindergarten = Exit same doors as morning entrance, doors 8 - 11 by cafeteria on Walton
Grades 1-2 = Exit the Main Entrance on Walton
Grade 3 = Exit Door 5 by Oak & State
Grades 4-5 = Exit Door 3 by Oak & Dearborn
Let me show you why "I (heart) Ogden"!
Principal: Dr. Michael S. Beyer
Heads of Schools
East Campus: Cara Kranz
West Campus: Dr. Stacie Chana