1. Families of HILA HILA Science Fair 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium Projects are due no later than November 28, 2012 November 27, 2012Hawk NewsThe Hope Institute Learning AcademyNovember 20, 2012 Volume 2012/Number 3A Word from Families of HILA toMr. Jakubowski meet on November 28Dear Parents and Friends: The Families of HILA group will meet on Wednesday, November 28. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the HILA Auditorium. AChicago Public Schools recently sent out HILA’s school light dinner and child care will be provided.progress report. Based upon our overall rating of 41.7% Just in time for the Holidays, this month’s meeting of the Familiesperformance policy points (15 of 36 points) we are a level of HILA will provide parents with the opportunity to win a Target3 school. We are currently on probation. gift card. All parents attending the meeting will be entered into a raffle to win a $25 gift card. Please plan on joining us for anMy goal is to make sure that our highly qualified teachers informative and productive meeting. Please call the school office with your RSVP so that plans can be made for food and child care.are implementing best teaching practices each day toensure continued student and overall school growth.Looking at our performance policy from 2012, you Reminder - November iswill see that we improved in every area and raised ourperformance percentage points from 16.7% in 2011 to science fair month at HILA41.7% in 2012. Since HILA is a new school with limited The second annual HILA Science Fair is just around the corner.data some of the trend points were not available to be Students should be well on their way to completing their projects.earned. The final science fair projects should be brought to school no later than November 27. Display boards for science fair projects areI will continue to strive to keep HILA moving in the right available in the school office for $2.25 each. Please see Ms. Hall in the office to purchase these boards.direction. Teachers document student growth daily/weekly/biweekly to ensure that instruction is provided ateach child’s instructional level. Your continued support Fall Festival and bake saleand help at home is crucial for our continued path toexcellence. As a HILA parent, you have many resources on November 21available to you such as the HILA technology center, HILA students are eagerly looking forward to the Fall Festivalfamily resource room, TAP resources, Pearson Success assembly, which will be held on November 21. The assembly forNet, parent workshops, Families of HILA, and resources grades K-2 will begin at 12:45 p.m. in the HILA Auditorium. Theprovided by your child’s teacher. assembly for grades 3-5 will begin at 2 p.m. We encourage parents to attend the assembly for their child. Parent seating is available inIf you have any questions or concerns regarding our the balcony of the Audiotorium, which provides the best view ofperformance policy please contact me directly. the events on stage. Children have been busy preparing their songs and skits for the assembly.Michael Jakubowski While at the school, we hope that all parents will take time to visitPrincipal the Bake Sale being sponsored by Families of HILA. This is an(773) 534 - 7405 excellent way to support our school, and to take home some email@example.com goodies for the long holiday weekend. Remember: only parents will be allowed to purchased goods at the Bake Sale.
2. November 20, 2012 Hawk News Volume 2012/ Number 3Fall awards assembly HILA students learn thatcelebrates student progress real men READ Officials from the Chicago Blackhawks visited HILA to stress the importance of reading as part of the Real Men READ program. Thanks to our partners at the Blackhawks for helping to reinforce the importance of reading!Some of the many student award winners file off stage at the firstquarter awards assembly held on November 16 in the auditorium.UIC Health Clinic at HILAexpands hoursThe UIC Health Clinic at HILA will be expanding its hourson Tuesdays in an effort to serve more family members ofHILA students. Beginning November 27, the clinic will beopen from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Ourschool is fortunate to have this wonderful resources avail-able for students and family members - please take advan-tage of it!Important informationHere is the information you need to know to stay preparedfor the month ahead.Dates:November 21: Fall Festival Assemblies and Bake SaleNovember 27: Science fair projects due HILA applications availableNovember 28: Families of HILA meeting (6 p.m.)November 30: Picture re-take day online, open house dates setNovember 30: Last day of Chicago Bulls Food DriveDecember 5: HILA School Board meeting (6 p.m.) We are glad to announce that the 2013-2014 enrollment process is now open! The Hope Institute Learning Academy will be accept-Websites: ing applications for new students until the application deadline onHILA: www.hopeinstitutelearningacademy.org March 22, 2013.HILA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Hope-Insti- In addition, open house dates for parents considering HILA havetute-Learning-Academy/73261023779 been established. Those dates are December 13, January 31 andSchool Lunch Menus: www.cpsmeals.org (Use the pull- February 28. Please share this information with families who maydown menu to find “Hope Academy”) have an interest in HILA.