WELCOME TO PALOS WEST
** As a reminder, the office closes at 4:00 p.m. and the doors will be locked at that time for safety purposes. Homework pick up and any forgotten homework items need to be picked up before 4:00 p.m. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.**
Friday, January 12th
End of Quarter
Monday, January 15th
NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King Day
Tuesday, January 16th
PFA Meeting @ Central 6:00 pm
Board of Education Meeting @Central 7:00 pm
Thursday, January 18th
Friday, January 19th
Report Card Distribution
Friday, January 26th
Your child’s teacher will notify you if they would like to meet with you.
NO AM EC/PK/KDG
Wednesday, February 14th
Valentine’s Day Parties
AM EC/PK/KDG 10:30-11:30
PM EC/PK/KDG Gr 1-5 1:30-2:30
With our Wellness Policy in mind, food or candy cannot be distributed in school.
Friday, February 16th
Early Dismissal 12:00
NO PM EC/PK/KDG
Monday February 19th
PRESIDENT’S DAY/ NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, February 20th
Board of Education Meeting
7:00 pm @ Central
Wednesday, February 28th
South Trivia Night
Art Club-Thursday- 3:30-4:30
Band-Group 1, 2 & 4-Monday- 8:00 am
Band-Group 3 -Tuesday- 8:00 am
Chorus- Tuesday- 3:30-4:30
Computer Club-Monday- 3:30-4:30
Digital Film Club-Thursday- 3:30-4:30
Newspaper Club- Wednesday in October - 3:30-4:30
Reading Club-Tuesday- 3:30-4:30
Science Club- Monday- 3:30-4:40
Science Club- Thursday- 3:30-4:30
STUDENT ATTENDANCE HOURS:
AM Kindergarten: 9:15 - 11:45
PM Kindergarten: 12:30 - 3:00
Grades 1 - 5: 8:55 - 3:25
Grades 1 - 5 parent drop off is in the front of the building.
Grades Kdg., EC & 1 - 5 buses are unloaded on the NORTH side of the school by the playground.
Kdg. & EC parent drop off is on the NORTH side of the school by the playground.
Kdg. & EC parent drop off is @ 9:10 a.m. & 12:25 p.m.
Kdg. & EC parent pick up is @ 11:50 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Pre-K parent drop off is by door 2E
Pre-K parent drop off is @ 9:10 a.m. & 12:25 p.m.
Pre-K parent pick up is @ 11:50 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
STUDENTS MAY NOT BE DROPPED OFF AT SCHOOL PRIOR TO 8:40 A.M.
There is no adult supervision prior to that time.
Ivy League can provide before/after school care.
ABSENCES AND HOMEWORK HOTLINE:
Please report late arrival, absence and
request homework prior to 10:00 a.m. each day:
Requested homework may be picked up in the front office
between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. each weekday.
IMPORTANT DISMISSAL INFORMATION:
Please be advised that all students will be sent home only on their regularly assigned District 118 bus unless other arrangements of a permanent nature have been made. If, on occasion, your child will be a car rider, you must notify us IN WRITING and IN ADVANCE. To ensure the safety and security of our students, there can be no changes in dismissal after 2:15 each day.
Student Lunch Times:
Grades 1 & 2: 11:50 - 12:30
Grade 3: 12:10-12:50
Grades 4 & 5: 12:30 - 1:10
Hot Lunches from ARAMARK
Hot lunches are $2.95 per day, including milk
VISITOR SIGN-IN POLICY
I want to remind parents about our visitor sign-in policy. Visitors who wish to enter
the building (beyond the main office) during school hours will be required to provide a state driver's license or I.D. This information will be electronically screened against the National Sex Offender Database. An I.D badge using your photo will be produced and must be worn while in the school. As always, the safety of the children remains our top priority.
SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
If you are coming in to enroll a new student,
please arrive no later than 3:00 p.m.
to allow sufficient time to complete your child's enrollment.
SCHOOL CLOSING/LATE START:
In the event of school closing or late start, you will receive a phone call and/or email informing you of a change in school status.
In addition, closing information is provided at:
If you DO NOT receive a phone call or email informing you of a change in school status, then school WILL BE IN SESSION during the normal school hours.