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The South Loop School Scoop
By Laura C., South Loop parent Mr. Zettl and his advanced band members surprised shoppers and staff with a very cool pop-up performance at Mariano’s in the South Loop on Friday, Dec. 21. Camouflaged in the meat aisle, they performed holiday classics and lent a festive ambiance to people’s afternoon errands. Where might the band’s...
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By Ben S., 4th grade Mr. Doyle has been a gym teacher for five years at South Loop. He likes teaching because he likes helping kids. He wants you to understand stuff more than work hard on your body parts. Mr. Doyle might seem mad when you walk during laps, but he said he is...
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By T.J. and Will, 4th grade Every day, Mr. Rhodes announces a winner of South Loop’s “Catch of the Day,” a program that catches students doing kind, helpful things and rewards them with $5 gift cards to their choice of Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Starbucks or Stan’s Donuts. We went to the main office to interview...
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By Naomi, 6th grade Just a quick reminder to all South Loop families: The Beta Club’s annual clothing drive is almost over. We have one more day! We’re collecting scarves, hats, gloves, coats and toys. These items will provide warmth and comfort for the families in the Roseland community. We would love to see some...
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By Brandon B., 4th grade Just a few weeks ago the South Loop Book Fair took place in the Little Theater. It took place Dec. 3rd to Dec. 7th. Parent volunteer Cara Jaques has been organizing the book fair for three years and she says, “More than half of the kids in each class bought...
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By Alessio C., 4th grade On Dec. 20 students from grades 2nd-8th will be performing in the gym at the main building to celebrate the winter holidays. The performances will include a winter concert of 4th-8th grade bands and a winter musical of 2nd-5th grade music. I asked Mr. Zettl, the band teacher, why this...
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After the chess enrichment one day, Owen asked if he can join the upcoming chess tournament.  I knew he enjoyed chess but was surprised he was interested in competing.  I registered him for the free Chicago Chess Foundation tournament held on December 1, which they host monthly throughout the city. Three other friends from the...
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  By Ms. Hereford, Kindergarten teacher Our kindergarten class made Care Packs to hand out to people who are homeless over Thanksgiving break. I received a wonderful message from one parent, who said I could share it with you all. It’s so inspiring! “I wanted to thank you so much for the care pack idea. ...
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Hoops, Movie & Pizza Night: We had approximately 70 kids enjoy a great night of playing in the gym, watching a movie in the Little Theater, and enjoying pizza in the cafeteria.  We were thrilled to see so many kids participate and hopefully the parents got a nice break in the evening. A special thanks...
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By Flora S., 4th grade Ms. Chan has been a teacher at South Loop for 10 years. Just this year she began teaching fourth grade, after originally teaching third. She is an amazing teacher with a fun sense of humor and a love for Wonder Woman. With Ms. Chan’s busy schedule, I was lucky enough...
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