School News – May 14, 2020

Kellogg’s New Student Registration

Kellogg Elementary School’s Kindergarten and new student registration is now open. According to Principal Cory Overstreet, families within Kellogg’s attendance boundaries may register students now through the opening of school in September. Interested families can access a registration form at kellogg.cps.edu. For more information, contact Principal Overstreet

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Distance Learning Strategies Keep Young Children on Track

All Day Montessori School proves even the youngest learners (15 months to six years of age) can successfully learn at home with the help of a dedicated teaching staff and administration. The school offers age-appropriate instruction and support that covers everything from guided potty-training via texts and Facetime, to toddler enrichment activities, like art and planting, to academic instruction via video, private Facebook pages, and other technology. Routine parent-teacher conferences keep students on track for reaching their learning goals. On a bi-weekly basis, toddler instructors drop off materials for thirty activities, an average of three per weekday. For more information about All Day Montessori School, call 773-239-8248.

May Crowning at a Distance

There is a popular saying, “Show me who you are,” that is meant to encourage authenticity, courage, and morality. In May, in many Catholic parishes, the May Crowning ceremony is not only a remembrance of the Blessed Mother Mary, but it is also a reminder to matriculating 8th graders that, like Mary, they are people of faith and morals. This year, the quarantine made a Mass celebration impossible, so St. Cajetan School principal Michelle Nitsche and staff created a way for students to participate remotely.

“May Crowning at St. Cajetan is a significant ritual that allows us to honor Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth. Our 8th grade class looks forward to this service each and every year as they lead our entire school in prayer. One female 8th grade student, who displays the positive character traits Mary did, is chosen by her classmates to crown Mary. Due to the pandemic and not being in school, we knew that we had to think of a creative way to share this beautiful service with our students and community,” Principal Nitsche said. See this year’s inspiring May Crowning on YouTube