Principal Newsletter March 30th, 2018 

LaSalle Vision

LaSalle Language Academy will provide the foundation for all students to become creative intellectuals and people with integrity, who persevere with the confidence to become empathetic, active and engaged global citizens and role models.
April 2nd, 2018

* Italian Club - Thank You!
* Rosetta Stone Update
* LaSalle Science Fair
* Subscribe to the Smart Social Newsletter
* Dates to Remember

As you may know, a wonderful LaSalle parent created an Italian games club for primary students this year at it was a great success. Many thanks to Cristina Mazza Piccolo for taking on this great project!! Please see this message from Cristina below:

The first edition of the Italian Games Club after school program was a success! Led by a native Italian speaker volunteer mom, it met once a week from November to March to offer 1^st and 2^nd grade Italian students the opportunity to play … in Italian.

10 children actively participated in the activities offered – provided they could first enjoy a tasty snack and some running around in the playground after the long school hours J The goal was to propose active games like hide and seek, soccer, tag, and traditional Italian games introducing some relevant Italian vocabulary.

The biggest hits were Lupo (tag), Un Due Tre Stella (red light green light), Tombola (bingo), and Caccia al Tesoro (treasure hunt). The children had fun and bonded. It was definitely a high-energy club. Ci vediamo nel 2018-2019!

Rosetta Stone Update
LaSalle Science Fair
Congratulations to our students who presented their science fair projects at the 2018 Exhibition of Student STEM Research held at the Museum of Science and Industry March 15-18, 2018. 6th grader Ava Manrique and 8th graders Savi Smith, Parker Cole and Carlton Christian presented to a panel of judges and manned their exhibits for public viewing over the course of the weekend.

We are so proud of all of our participants and especially Parker Cole and Savi Smith, who were selected to advance to the Illinois Junior Academy of Science Exposition to be held at Bradley University in Peoria, April 27-28, 2018.

Go Leopards!

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Dates to Remember
**Please note that new or changed dates will be written in blue from this point forward!

2017-2018 Projected Date EVENT

Monday, January 15, 2018 NO SCHOOL (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 FOL General Meeting - 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Friday, February 2, 2018 NO CLASSES (School Improvement Day)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 LSC Meeting - 5:45 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, February 15, 2018 FOL General Meeting - 4:15 - 5:45 pm
Friday, February 16, 2018 Chinese New Year
Monday, February 19, 2018 NO SCHOOL (President's Day)
Saturday, March 10th, 2018 FOL Auction
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 LSC Meeting - 5:45 - 7:00 pm
Friday, March 16, 2018 FOL meeting - 9:00 - 10:00 am
March 26 to 29, 2018 Spring Break
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 LSC Meeting - 5:45 - 7:00 pm
Friday, April 13, 2018 NO CLASSES (School Improvement Day)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 NO CLASSES (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
Thursday, April 26, 2018 FOL meeting - 6:30 - 8:00 pm
May 4 - 11, 2018 Spring Book Fair
5/7/2018 to 5/11/2018 National Teacher Appreciation Week
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 LSC Meeting - 5:45 - 7:00
Friday, May 18, 2018 FOL Meeting 9 - 10 am
MAY TBD Camp Edwards (6th Graders)
MAY TBD Washington DC Trip (8th Graders)
MAY TBD Springfield, IL Trip (7th Graders)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Spring Assembly
Monday, May 28, 2018 NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)
Friday, June 8, 2018 FOL Meeting - 4:15 - 5:45 pm
June TBA Travel Fair/International Night
June TBA Indiana Dunes (8th Graders)
June TBA Art Fair Parking
June TBA 50 Yard Dash
June TBA Graduation Luncheon
June TBA Graduation & Reception
June TBA Field Day/Talent Show/Carnivale
Monday, June 18, 2018 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 FOL Fiscal Year Ends
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Next FOL Fiscal Year Starts
August TBD Air & Water Show Parking

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