School Announcements

Phase 2 Reopening on March 1st for K-5th grade Families Only

South Loop Families,When I pause and think about the last days our South Loop school buildings were filled with the bustling activity of our students, I am in awe of all that has happened since.  From the initial days of e-learning and the scary and unknown pandemic, to a summer of turbulence and riots in our...

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program

Dear CPS Families, As part of the U.S. government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all CPS students are now eligible for food benefits as a result of the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). Through P-EBT, eligible school children receive temporary emergency nutrition benefits in the form of funds loaded on an EBT card that can...

Parent Safety Committee

We are seeking parent volunteers with a medical background to help with the safe return of staff and students and to monitor safety protocols to ensure the creation of a preventative environment. Please complete click the link below to complete the form if you are interested to assist. https://forms.gle/VjLhkVd1oBtwEe2W9

Youth Guidance Enrichment

Join us for a fun and engaging social-emotional learning and academic support enrichment! This enrichment provides students an opportunity to interact with peers through instructor-led discussions, games, and activities. Students will also participate in trivia and challenges – including Jeopardy and Kahoot – emphasizing relative coursework! This enrichment was created to encourage social-emotional skills and collaborative...

Thank You Dr. Beaser | See Last Week’s Presentation

Thank you Dr. Beaser for providing South Loop families with information to help us gain a better understanding on the science around Covid. Attached below is the presentation slides she provided during the meeting. School-presentation-on-COVID-parentsDownload

Free SLES Virtual Event: Parenting in a Pandemic (All Grades) – Jan 27

Please join us for our second installment of Parenting in a Pandemic with Jemia Cunningham-Elder. This session is open to all parents and will help you de-stress, prioritize your life and fit more of what YOU need into your life. Click here to RSVP Jemia is a parent of a 1st and 4th grader at...

Website is back up

The school website is back up with some features that were causing the problems disabled. We are working to get the website fully functioning soon. Please disregard the old announcements below if you’ve already read them. Thanks for your patience.

Attention 6th-8th Grade Parents: NWEA Exam Info

6th-8th grade parents only:The NWEA exam is only for students in 6th-8th who are applying to an academic program or high school for the 2021-2022 school year.  We will offer the winter NWEA MAP Growth test in-person at our school on Tuesday, January 12, 2020 and Wednesday, January 13, 2020 for students in sixth, seventh, or eighth grades applying for academic centers or high school...

Attention 8th Grade Families: ACTION REQUIRED. Please click to read the message in it’s entirety.

Attention 8th grade Parents The High school application window closes on Friday, January 8th at 11:59pm. If you have not created an account and applied please contact me so that we can schedule a meeting to do so ASAP.  Please maximize your chances of acceptance by applying to any/all schools that your child is eligible...

Hybrid Reopening Plan and CPS Resources

Happy New Year Parents and Students,Pre-school and cluster program parents please read the reopening plan links below to prepare for reopening on January 11th. If your plans have changed for opting into returning in person, please email Mrs. Chandler and Mrs. Shelton before Wednesday, January 6th.Kdg-8th grade families, the Kdg- 8th grade reopening link is tentative. I ...

Survey: SLES Virtual Events

Hi SLES families! The Family Involvement Group for SLES (FIG) would like to get your feedback with a short, five question survey (a quick 2 min!) on your interest in participating in free virtual school events.  We at SLES miss seeing everyone and miss our gatherings, whether it is a casual night of sports and movies,...

Tentative Reopening Plan: Hybrid & Remote Learning

SL Parents,At this time we can not finalize the Tentative Hybrid Plans because we are waiting on the final determination for staff’s ADA accommodations. I should be able to provide a final plan with teacher assignments and updated student schedules for Preschool,  Kdg & DL families by January 8th.  As of now, you can reference our current TENTATIVE Kdg- 8 &...

An Important Message from Principal Shelton

THIS YEAR TAUGHT US THAT TOGETHER WE CAN DO ANYTHING I want to close out 2020 by expressing my gratitude to South Loop  families and Friends of South Loop School, Inc. The 2019 and  2020 school years have truly been a challenge for public education. It is our unwavering passion for our children to achieve...

South Loop School Leaders of the Month

Incentive bags are available for pick up at the primary or middle school buildings daily 8am – 3pm (not over winter break) December Kindergarten:124 (Stanley) Lucy Kim & Parth Athavale127 (Damaschke) Kamaka Rickard & Ava Pullie131 (Hereford) Matthew Harakh & Paulina Strassmair 1st Grade:220 (Martin) Fable Wong & Aiden Robinson221 (Wilson) Sarvesh Patil & Rayna...

Beta Club Christmas Drive

Deadline is December 18th before 3pm. Adult and children sizes.Each grade level is asked to donate: We are also asking for donation of winter coats and a donation of one toy per classroom.  Kdg – pair of socks 1st- pair of gloves 2nd – winter hat3rd – scarf4th- 1 package of undershirts.5th – 1 package of undershirts 6th –...

Window for Accelerated Placement is now open.

The window for the 2021-2022 Whole-Grade Acceleration and Single-Subject Acceleration application process is now open, and will close on March 1, 2021. The application can be found on our website, go.cps.edu/accelerated-placement.  Please see the attached letter for more information. Acceleration Application Letter from CPSDownload

Register for Virtual Holiday Cookie Decorating Party

Purchase your cookie kit for $20 and join the zoom party on Dec. 22nd with SLES mom, Pastry Chef Erma Cuenca-Price.

Attention 8th Grade Families (Please Read Full Reminder)

Attention 8th Grade Parents I would like to thank all of you who have applied to high schools and scheduled any/all of the additional application requirements.  The Office of Access and Enrollment has extended the application deadline to Friday, January 8th.  However, again I highly recommend that you complete the application and additional requirements (schedule...

Reopening Plan Presentation

Parents,I presented this presentation last night during the LSC meeting. Please review the slides to address any questions  you may have for the reopening plan.  Please email me if you have any questions or concerns. Below is the link for my reopening presentation https://tinyurl.com/SY21Reopening

We did it, thanks to all of you!

Thank you to everyone that made the first SLES Virtual Turkey Trot a success. We had over 140 participants that completed a 5K/1 mile run or walk. See and share your run photos in our #SLESTurkeyTrot photo album. https://photos.app.goo.gl/Vy2W53JEviF4qxJY6 A big thank you also goes to all families and friends for helping the school reach...

Remote Learning Check-In: December Edition

2020  is coming to a close, as a community, we have faced a global pandemic, civil unrest and economic uncertainty. As adults, we are adjusting to new habits, routines, “new  norms” and responsibilities. The unknown and uncertainty can be overwhelming! Whether you are excessively  exercising, picked up a new baking talent, or poured all of...

Attention 6th-8th Grade Families- NWEA Test Info

Dear CPS Family, As we continue to navigate our response to COVID-19, our top priority is keeping our students and educators safe while we continue to support our students. As you know, the district made necessary changes to the 2021–22 high school admissions process to better meet our families’ needs during the current public health...

Tips for Troubleshooting School Chromebooks

The following steps will help Chromebooks and/or laptops/PCs that are getting dropped from Google Meets and/or are experiencing poor video feeds. Please try these steps with your child before requesting a new device. The Chromebooks are all the same specs (with only 4GB of RAM). Remember to sign-out AND shutdown the Chromebook AT LEAST once...

South Loop School LSC Election Results

South Loop  LSC Election Results Listed below are the vote totals for all the parent and community candidates. Congratulations to the 2021 LSC members: Sweety Agrawal, Saadia Siddique, C. Aaron Price, Joseph Cummings, Katherine Neville, Korene Smith, Dulana Reese and Sufyan Sohel. Teacher members are Tina Chan and Kevin LaCoco Non-teacher member Shanae Joseph ParentsVote...

Thank You for your Generosity!

During this time of uncertainty it is great to open our hearts and put others first. We had a great turn out for the Thanksgiving drive – providing over 100 complete meals to the Roseland Community.  Additionally, SL families provided $200 Thanksgiving support to another SL family. I am so grateful for the generosity. Finally,...

Congratulations & Thank You SLES Families!

Congratulation South Loop Families! We have reached our overall Fall Fundraising goal of $20,200 with 6 days left to raise funds. We understand this year have been difficult and unpredictable for many so we are especially grateful for the overwhelming support of our community. Stay tuned for the info on our virtual celebration party!!! (*As...

Thankful for SLES Families

Dear South Loop Families,Happy Thanksgiving! Today, we would like to express our gratitude to all of our amazing SLES families. Your support and commitment to South Loop Elementary School is greatly appreciated, on this day and every day.  Below are some ideas to continue to support funding the priorities of this school year: 1#GivingTuesday on...

A Message of Gratitude for our South Loop Family

This Thanksgiving Season, as you spend time with your family, on behalf of administration and staff, I want to take this time to tell you how grateful we are for our PARENTS.We give thanks for all the wonderful support you have provided over the past years. Thank you for your dedication  to public education and  specifically our...

Attention 8th Grade Families: HS Application Reminder

Attention 8th grade Parents The High school application window closes in exactly three weeks on Friday, December 11th at 11:59pm. If you have not created an account and applied please contact me so that we can schedule a meeting to do so ASAP. For those parents who have already selected and completed an application please...

Principal Shelton’s State of the School Address

Below you will find a link to the slide presentation of Mrs. Shelton’s State of the School Address presented at this month’s LSC meeting. State of the School Address 2020

Report Cards | Family Income Form | Thanksgiving Drive Ends Tomorrow

Report Cards I missed the deadline to request that CPS mail home 1st quarter report cards. If any parent needs a paper copy of your child’s report card, please email any administrator to request one. First quarter/Term 1 grades are also available on Aspen Parent Portal Family Income Information Form We need your help. This is...

Double your donation only until 10PM Tonight!

RAISE YOUR PADDLE! The first 10/$100 donations made tonight from 6pm CST – 10pm CST will be generously matched by an anonymous donor. The matched amount will be added to the grade attributed in the donation. $1,000 total limit to match.

LSC Election: November 18 (Voting Information)

LSC Election Wednesday, November 18th polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m If you did not receive a mail-in ballot, you can vote in person. Please call Mrs. Brewer at 773-534-8690 between 7am and 6pm with questions about the election and curb side voting. All in-person voters will need to bring two...

Technology Device: Inventory Check (Grade PreK-4)

If you have borrwed a device from South Loop School, please complete the following form to help us keep up to date on our inventory status. If you have filled one out earlier this school year, please do so again. It will only take a few minutes of your time. You will need the Asset...

High School Virtual Open House (List Updated)

Information is listed in date order. Please visit each school’s individual websites to join these meetings. Westinghouse www.newwestinghouse.org*Saturday, November 14th 11:00am – 12:20pm Brooks www.brookscollegeprep.org*Saturday, November 14th Noon- 3pm King www.newkcp.orgTuesday, November 17th 5:30pm – 6:30pm ChiArts www.chiarts.org–Wednesday, November 18th 6pm – 7:15pm On home page you must hover over tab Prospective students select Open...

Community After School Youth Guidance at South Loop 2020-2021 School Year

Dear Youth Guidance Families- We hope this email finds you and your family safe and healthy. We miss working with you and your students within the walls of your school. As we start this second quarter of this unprecedented school year, we are offering additional off-site programming in response to your wants and needs! We...

Fall Fundraiser: 5k & 1 Mile Run/Walk and Donation Drive

Dear SLES Families, You are invited to join South Loop Elementary School for our FIRST EVER 5k and 1 mile run/walk and contribute to the Race to $2020 Donation Drive!  Even though we cannot be together in person, we are still a community supporting each other and our students. 5k and 1 mile Run/Walk Learn...

Beta Club Thanksgiving & Christmas Drive

During these difficult times with the covid pandemic, we are asking for your support for families in need.   South Loop Elementary offers an exciting organization for student leadership named National Junior  Beta Club. As a Beta member, students are responsible for bettering their school, community, and world. This is done by engaging in community service activities...

Save-the-Date – 5k & 1 Mile Run/Walk

SAVE THE DATE for South Loop Elementary School’s FIRST EVER 5k and 1 mile fun run…a Turkey Trot with a virtual twist!  

Remote Learning Check-In: November Edition

South Loop Families,We hope you are well.  Based on the continued challenges brought on by the Covid 19 pandemic, we are aware that we will continue to host classes in a remote setting for the 2nd quarter of the 2020-2021 school year.  We want to say thank you for continuing to partner with us like never...

Open Board member positions for Friends & Family of South Loop School.

Hello Parents, The Board of Friends and Family of South Loop School, Inc. is looking for dedicated, hard-working and enthusiastic board members to help carry out the mission of the organization to support South Loop Elementary School and help our kids learn, build skills and thrive in the world. Friends and Family of South Loop...

Beta Club Thanksgiving & Christmas Drive

During these difficult times with the covid pandemic, we are asking for your support for families in need.   South Loop Elementary offers an exciting organization for student leadership named National Junior  Beta Club. As a Beta member, students are responsible for bettering their school, community, and world. This is done by engaging in community service activities...

Attention 8th Grade Families: Last Week’s HS Application Process Recording

Below you will find links to Mrs. Brewer’s presentation and recording of the meeting she held last week for 8th graders. Please reach out to Mrs. Brewer with any questions. View the Recorded Session View the Presentation

Thank You, Parents & Students!

Thank you so much for all the virtual love on Principal Appreciation Day! I am so grateful for all the appreciation you shared. I am extremely lucky to have such supportive families. I truly do love leading South Loop and your support affirms my love for our students and school. Lion PrideSouth Loop Strong Sincerely,...

LSC Candidate Forum

Below is the link to the LSC Candidate Forum that occurred last week. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vvjF0L5dNA-0Rub6jUZNnFDpstQpIu1q/view?usp=sharing

School Fee Reminder

Parents, Please remember to pay your school fee. The school fee is important as it helps to pay for many of our instructional resources including ELA and content focused magazine subscriptions for each grade level, helps to cover the cost of many of the online resources- especially since we’ve added new ones to our curriculum...

Halloween Celebration Guidelines

Students can wear their costumes next Friday for class. All costumes should be free of violence. This means- no blood, gore , monster masks, weapons, or offensive language. Also, no costumes that promote divisive culture or “bashing” opposing points of view. Masks will be allowed as long as they stay within the guidelines stated above.