School Announcements

A Safe & Supportive School for ALL STUDENTS

https://tinyurl.com/Safe-SupportiveSchool4All South Loop Parents, We are following up on our Anti-Bullying and Title 9 Presentation discussed with students in October. Over the last several weeks we have been addressing a number of incidents with students discussing gender identity and pronouns with each other. Our concern is when the conversations have crossed the line, imposing personal...

Summer Programs & Camps

Below are different opportunities for summer activities for students. We will add options here as they are sent to us. FAME Summer Camp: famecenter.org summercamp22_final-2Download CPS Summer Programs (Check Back Soon for SLES Enrichment Opportunities!) CPS-Summer-Program-Flyer-ES-051822-DIGITALDownload Steve and Kate’s West Loop Summer Day Camp: https://steveandkatescamp.com/chicago-west-loop/ Steve and Kate’s Day Camp FlyerDownload Summer Jazz Camphttps://www.chicagojazzphilharmonic.org/sumja-22 Young...

Request for Transfer from SLES

Every child who leaves this school must be given a transfer. To assist in preparing our records and transfer, we ask that we are given at least 24 hours notice. A request for transfer must be completed for each child in the family who is currently enrolled at South Loop Elementary School. You may complete...

Fine Arts Day Rescheduled for June 1st

Dear Parents of 4th-8th Grade Students,Due to the forecast of rain for Wednesday, May 25th, the Fine Arts Day has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 1st. The times will remain as follows: 9:30-10:30 – 5th Grade11:15-12:15 – 6th Grade 1:15-2:15 – 7th & 8th Grade2:3-3:30 – 4th Grade

Lion PRIDE: SLES 5/6 Flag Football Team DOMINATE the Season!

Congratulations to the UNDEFEATED SLES Flag Football Team (Grades 5/6). They took home the CPS Network 6 Championship Title! They had true determination and P.R.I.D.E. throughout the season. Game stats below: SLES vs Galileo: 23-0SLES vs. STEM: 32-3SLES vs. Irving: 16-13SLES vs. NTA: 24-12SLES vs. Ogden: 27-14

Office of Student Protection and Title IX (OSP) Sexual Misconduct, Title IX and Bias-based Behavior Student Training (May 23-26)

Dear Parents/Guardians, The safety of our students continues to be of the utmost importance.  The District’s Office of Student Protection and Title IX’s commitment to this endeavor includes  providing training on preventing and reporting abuse to all Pre-K-12 CPS students.  The Office of Student Protection and Title IX (OSP) Sexual Misconduct, Title IX and Bias-based...

Attention 8th Grade Families- Round 2 GoCPS Application Opens Tuesday, June 1st

Training for FamiliesTo make sure that all families feel comfortable with the new process, the Office of Access and Enrollment will be holding training sessions in both English and Spanish targeted at families applying to High School and those applying to Elementary school. Please see the training session schedule below. If you are unable to...

A message from Andre Reynolds II

South Loop Alumni (class of 2015), Chicago Fire player, Andre Reynolds II got in touch with a quick message to SLES families.

T-shirt & swag bag pick up Thursday.

We will be at the primary building (1212 S Plymouth Ct) tomorrow after school (3-4:30) for a chance to pick up the remaining swag bags and t-shirts. We will also be there to answer any questions you may have about the Spring Benefit: Parent’s Night Out or Friends & Family of South Loop School.You can...

FCC- Affordable Connectivity Program

For $30/month internet service: https://www.fcc.gov/acp The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households...

Free and Low Cost COVID19 PCR Testing

CPS Testing Sites https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1o5-yJ6QTz5ADzcC2q5yVMtlIA4P1u05DbEEtizi65Lk/edit?usp=sharing Community Health CentersIf you don’t have a doctor or insurance, contact your nearest community health center to get free or low-cost testing and health care. No patient will be turned away because of inability to pay. Insurance and ID are not required. Community Based TestingThe City of Chicago has partnered with Rush...

Time to have some more FUN!

The FUN in FUNdraising must go on! Who’s ready for Parent’s Night Out and helping us raise our goal of $25k? Buy Tickets The Details June 3rd, 7 – 11 pm Catalyst Ranch656 W. Randolph Street, Suite 3WChicago, IL 60661 Tickets: $85Child care for K-5th Grade: $25.00 What’s included? Food – Drinks – Silent Auction – DJ...

Please tell us what do you think?

It will take only 1 minute to fill out this quick anonymous survey. We are trying to gauge interest in the Spring Benefit Parent’s Night Out. It’s only 3 weeks away and want to make sure we’ll have a full house! https://forms.gle/uLojH3h7cgHkiBMp7For more info on event, please visit: https://ffsles.dojiggy.io/springfun2022/

Free Concert in the Park from JCP HS Orchestra

This Sunday, join Jones High School Orchestra at Women’s Park for a free concert!

Uniform Policy & Dress Code Reminder

As we have finally gotten the warm weather we have all be hoping for, we want to remind you that there is still a uniform and dress code policy. Students should be dressed appropriately for school. Students are required to wear the mandated uniform daily, unless noted on the school calendar. Students should have solid...

Support our 5th/6th Grade Flag Football Team!

This Saturday, our 5th/6th Grade Flag Football Team will be playing against NTA. Please come and show your support for team! 5/6 Grade SLES Co-Ed Flag Football vs. NTA

4 days left to collect pledges! | Schedule | Swag bag pick up | Ticket info

There 4 days left until our walk-a-thon and we are less than 10k away from reaching our pledge drive goal of $25,000. Let’s share with friends & family to collect pledges one last time! Below are a couple of prizes for those attending the match: GRADE PRIZE: So many grades are off to a great...

Get Excited for the End of Year Book Fair!

The book fair is right around the corner Dates: 5/16-5/20Location: primary school building (8am-3pm) & middle school building (8:30am-3:30pm)Visit the book fair homepage for your child’s building to learn more about the fair and sign up to volunteer at the fair:Primary School Building (K-3): https://www.scholastic.com/bf/slesprimary Middle School Building (4-8): https://www.scholastic.com/bf/slesmiddle Only students will be allowed in the book fair at school & will...

Moving to Medium Risk of COVID-19 Transmission

Dear Families,  Even as this school year winds down, our commitment to keeping all students and staff healthy and safe is as strong as it was on the first day of school. Equally important is our promise to keep families updated when things change around the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to a rise in COVID-19 cases...

Shelton vs Rhodes from the 2019 Spring benefit | Donate an auction item

The spring benefit committee is looking to add more items to our silent auction!  We are looking for: Hotels stays/vacation rentalsEvent tickets (sporting events, shows, theater, etc. Any season ticket holders out there?)Experiences (private chef dinners, boat rentals, beer tastings)Children’s activities (lessons, camps, kids products)Gift cards (dining, retail, spas) Expiring credit card points? Buy gift...

Pledge drive update & prizes

There is less than 2 weeks left until our walk-a-thon and we are exactly at 50% away from reaching our pledge drive goal of $25,000. Let’s keep our pledges coming! Below are a couple of prizes for those attending the match: GRADE PRIZE: So many grades are off to a great start for a chance...

Crosstown Classic – Wear Cubs or Sox gear tomorrow 5/3

Where does your allegiance lie? With the north side or the south side? Show your Cubs or White Sox loyalty! Students can wear their favorite team’s athletic gear Wednesday 5/3.

COVID19 REMINDERS

Families or students who are experiencing COVID-like symptoms or unvaccinated people who have been in close contact with a COVID-positive person should stay home, and contact their healthcare provider. Anyone in the household who has been in close contact with a person who tests COVID 19 positive should report this to the district immediately at cps.edu/COVIDresults.  Children who...

Virtual School 2022-2023 

Virtual Academy Enrollment The Virtual Academy is now enrolling students for SY23 with new acceptance criteria. Qualifying students (PreK-Grade 12) must have a medical condition indicated on an active IEP/504 and their medical professional must determine that the student would benefit from the virtual format. The application is open until July 1st; acceptances will be...

Wednesday (4/27) is the last day to register for the Chicago Fire Match

We have to finalize our group tickets to the Chicago Fire match and kick off our pledge drive. Don’t miss all the fun and secure your match tickets by registering for the walk-a-thon before it’s too late. We have over 150 Lions going so far! We will be walking to the match together, starting from...

LSC Election Results

LSC ELECTIONS 2022-2024Congratulation to the South Loop Elementary  elected Local School Council members: Parent Representatives Anna BeaserKatherine NevilleJoseph CummingsShawn SawyerC.Aaron PriceEmily Wadhwani Community Members RepresentativesDulana ReeseShelby CarterSouth Loop Staff RepresentativesKevin LaCocoNicole GarciaLarry MaGee

T-shirt Registration for Walk-A-Thon Ends Friday

In order to get our shirts in on time for our walk, we need to end the t-shirt registration early. If you plan to register for the walk + fire game + Tshirt, please do so before the Friday deadline. If you don’t plan to attend the Chicago Fire match, there is also an option...

Earth Day Events

Preserving an Oasis: A Portrait of Humans and Nature | Exploring Wolf Lake and the Calumet Region https://tickets.naturemuseum.org/events/4c3ee6b7-aeea-ca77-9e38-dc00505de55d Citizens can join CIMBY Earth Day Event Saturday afternoon (April 23) at Big Marsh Park in the Calumet Corridor.The CPS CIMBY program is working with community partners such as The Chicago Park District, The Field Museum, and...

Quarter 4 Student COVID-19 Self-Certification Attestation Form

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) will be following the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and requiring parents/guardians to conduct a daily health screening prior to their child arriving at school each day. This form, in English and Spanish, acknowledges that parents/guardians will conduct a daily symptom screening of...

Upcoming compileHer Computer Science Weekend Workshops and innovateHer Hackathon at UChicago

Registration is now open for two exciting opportunities this spring through compileHer! TL;DR: Register for our annual design hackathon at https://bit.ly/innovateHer2022 and our weekly workshop series at https://bit.ly/cHworkshops today!CompileHer is back with our annual design hackathon this May! The <innovate/Her> Hackathon is an 8-hour event taking place on Saturday, May 7th which is intended to help middle school girls understand the impact they can make on the...

LSC Elections -April 20, 2022 – 6am -7pm – Primary Building Only 

LSC Elections -April 20, 2022 – 6am -7pm – Primary Building Only  Local School Council Elections. We hope that all families, staff, and community members will cast their votes this week in our District’s Local School Council (LSC) elections. Wednesday, April 20 from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. (elementary schools)Thursday, April 21 from 6 a.m....

Quarter 4 Reminders *updated*

Thank you for participating in the LSC Election and Parent Teacher Conferences yesterday. If you were unable to meet with your child’s teacher, Report Cards were sent home on Tuesday with students. UNIFORM REMINDERS BULLS DAY TOMORROW! Out of Uniform Fundraiser ended on March 25th. Students must come to school in Uniform EVERY DAY until...

In Search Of: Artifacts and Books representing the Many Cultures that make up South Loop School

South Loop Parents,As we continue to connect our students to one another we want to surround them with images and artifacts that reflect who they are. It is our hope that all South Loop students not only take pride in who they are as individuals, but also learn from each other as we display and celebrate our...

Spring Break Resources from CPS

https://www.cps.edu/campaigns/spring-break-2022/

Covid-19 Vaccination Available at SLES on May 2nd & May 23rd

What: Mobile COVID-19 Vaccinations at South Loop School Where: South Loop School Primary Building Gymnasium 1212 S. Plymouth Ct.  When: 1st Dose –  5/2/22 10:00AM-1:00PM2nd Dose – 5/23/22 10:00AM-1:00PMWho: The COVID-19 vaccines are FREE and available to all eligible Chicagoans, regardless of insurance or immigration status. Pediatric and adult primary and booster doses available. Patients need to register separately for a 1st AND...

Chess Coach Volunteer Needed

We are looking for a Parent Volunteer Chess Coach. We have a great opportunity  to partner with CPD to bring the Cops And Kids Chess program to urchool. Participating schools must provide a coach. I’m looking for a chess coach  to teach chess skills on Tuesday 3:30 – 4:30 pm starting on Tuesday, March 29th- June 7th....

Spring Uniform Resale Shop and Donations- This Friday!

Reminder! Spring Uniform Resale Shop and Donations It’s time to size up uniforms for the warmer weather and to shed outgrown clothes! Resale Shop: Friday, March 25th in front of the Primary School from 3-4pm (during dismissal) We have a huge selection of items, with a wide variety of sizes. Prices starting at just $3! Cash is preferred but we accept PayPal. Uniform Donations:We are...

One Summer Chicago (Job Opportunities for 13-18 year olds)

The One Summer Chicago application is now open. Students 13-18 years of age can apply for paid summer employment. Visit youth.thecha.org to apply (Application closes May 6!) Or visit http://www.onesummerchicago.org/ for more information and other opportunities.

Join us for a Family Fun Walk on May 14th!

Let’s kick off the Fun in FUNdraising with a Family Fun Walk to Soldier Field and show the Chicago Fire soccer team our SLES Spirit? Register today for our 3k Family Fun Walk & Pledge Drive. As a community, we will walk to Soldier Field, cheer on our team and hopefully end the event with...

Around the World Passport Winners

We are excited to announce the winners for this year’s Around the World 2022 passport submissions drawing, along with top 6 most “likes” videos!Congratulations to everyone for a wonderful job well done! Prizes are available for pick up from the Primary Building from 8:30am – 3:30pm.  Should you be stopping in after that time, please check...

Attention Middle School Parents- Important Message from Principal Shelton

South Loop Parents, I write to you out of concern regarding some behaviors our students have been engaging in.  I was made aware this morning that South Loop students are participating in group chats on the Discord platform (https://discord.com/).  This platform is mainly being used to share cell phone videos, much of which includes bullying...

Spring Clean & Green- April 23rd

Join us for this Spring’s Clean & Green! SLES-Spring-2022-Clean-and-Green-flier-1Download

Virtual LSC Candidate Forum 3/23

Virtual LSC Candidate Forum (open to all )

Wear Green for St Patrick’s Day 3/17

Students may wear green instead of their uniform tomorrow. You must wear your school uniform unless you plan to wear green for St. Patrick’s Day.

Discussion tips to have with your child before Monday, March 14th.

Starting Monday March 14th, CPS has announced that wearing a mask is now optional at school. This means it is a personal choice if I want to wear my mask at school. Some people will continue to wear their masks. Some people will choose not to wear a mask. Both choices are okay. As a...

8th Grade Out of Uniform Fundraiser

Thank you for participating and contributing to our 8th Grade Fundraiser. The last Friday for Out of Uniform is March 25th.

Save the dates!!!

We are happy to announce the Spring Benefit will be in-person this year with 2 exciting events! Kicking off with a family event May 14th & ending with a parents night out on June 3rd. Please save those dates and hope to see you all celebrate the FUN in FUNdraising! Look out for more info...

The Complete Around the World 2022 Playlist & Contest

In conclusion of this year’s Around the World event, we have some prizes to giveaway for the following categories. 1: Best Video Grand PrizePlease watch all the showcases and don’t forget to vote for your favorite video by giving a thumbs up on the YouTube video before March 12th! The country that gets the most...

Around The World 2022 DAY 4: WESTERN EUROPE | NORTH AMERICA

Grab your passports, hit play, and have a great journey throughout Western Europe, and North America. Enjoy! Today’s Itinerary: 1France 🇫🇷2Germany 🇩🇪3Holland (Netherlands) 🇳🇱4Israel 🇮🇱5Italy 🇮🇹6Portugal 🇵🇹7Puerto Rico 🇵🇷8Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿9United Kingdom(England, Wales) 🇬🇧10United States 🇺🇸11African American Diaspora culture < Go Back to Around the World Homepage