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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 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 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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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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By Aizah A., 6th grade My mom, Saadia Siddique, helped organize the fall fundraiser, held at the Weathermark Tavern on Oct. 24. I interviewed her about the experience. Q: How long did the fundraiser last? A: 6:15-9:00 The set up committee was there at 4 p.m. Q: How much money was raised? A: $32,000. Q: What...
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By Brandon B., 4th grade Just this Saturday, Oct. 27th, there was a debate tournament and several South Loop students won awards. It took place at Pierce Elementary School. Other schools were there too, including Skinner West, Thorpe, and Bell. Students were sorted into divisions such as novice, junior varsity and varsity. In novice there...
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We are excited to announce that Mr. Coppola was a finalist for ISBE’s 2019 Teacher of the Year award. This is such a great honor for Mr. Coppola and we are so proud of him. Mr. Coppola has been with South Loop since 2014 as our English Language Arts teacher for 7th grade. He builds strong relationships...
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