Dear Ann Reid Families,
May is here! We are enjoying the last few fun-filled weeks with your children in the building. Please be sure to check the Ann Reid calendar for the times and dates of our special events! We are especially looking forward to the Duckling Dash on May 23rd. Please be sure to arrive early as parking is always limited on this day. Our students are busy training for their run!
We have exciting news to share! This week we learned that Ann Reid has been awarded the Governor’s Award of Excellence in the area of Linguistically and Culturally Appropriate Practices in Excelerate Illinois. Over the past 15 months our team has completed learning modules and collected evidence in our classrooms of high-quality, culturally sensitive and appropriate early childhood practices for children with diverse learning styles. We have learned so much, but know there is more we can do to embrace the rich languages and cultures our students bring to our amazing school each day. Thank you to our parents who have volunteered their time to record stories and read vocabulary words in their home languages, as well as the many who shared information and artifacts in the classrooms about their cultures and many native countries.
Enjoy the summertime fun and weather with your children. We look forward to welcoming back many students and wish good luck to our graduates moving on to Kindergarten this fall!
Ann Reid Principal