Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

La Kermés is a Big Hit

Families enjoyed strolling around the wide assortment of booths and tables that comprised La Kermés, the School of Dual Language’s annual Latin American Carnival, last Friday. Volunteers provided samples of delicious snacks, main dishes and desserts from many Latin American countries, including Columbia, Mexico and Puerto Rico, including empanadas, bunuelos, and chicharrones. Children played all […]

The PE Year in Review

Third grade students at the School Of Dual Language got an opportunity to review many of the different activities they learned in gym over the year at today’s PE Year in Review. There were smiles everywhere as students climbed ropes, swang on ropes, bowled, jumped rope and played box hockey, volleyball, basketball and so much […]

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week

The Hawthorn PTO put together a “Tuesday Tacos” lunch for teachers and staff at the School of Dual Language. The lunch included guacamole and chips, tacos and fake margaritas. The PTO is organizing events throughout the week at all the schools to thank teachers for all the great work they do throughout the year.

Time for Fun Science Experiments

Mrs. Korn’s second grade class at the School of Dual Language took part in three science experiments. They explored properties of matter by dropping objects into water and observing whether they floated or sank. They watched a lava lamp erupt into activity as they mixed basic ingredients such as water, oil, and an Alka-Seltzer tablet. […]

Helped Needed for La Kermés Carnival

The La Kermés Latin American carnival will take place at the School of Dual Language on May 17. In order for this event to be a success, we need your help! There are many ways to contribute. Please fill out the form in either English or Spanish and turn it into your child’s teacher as […]

Students Study Fossils Up Close

Fourth-grade students in Mrs. Brandt’s class at the School of Dual Language had a unique hands-on learning opportunity. They studied fossils that were recently donated to the District.

Learning Tips for Taking Tests

This spring, the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) will replace the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test as the federally required assessment administered to all third through eighth grade students. At a School of Dual Language assembly for third through fifth grade students, staff reviewed instructions, tips and techniques to […]