West Belden News
A Note from Ms. Collins
Dear WB Families,
Happy February! It is so hard to believe that we are in Week 22 of the 2016-2017 school year, and 3rd Quarter has already begun! We are making tremendous strides in our personalized learning journey this year for all students K-8!
All students have completed Winter NWEA testing, and we are excited to share their assessment data with families at our February Parent-Teacher Conferences. These conferences are mandatory for all students, so please make sure you sign up in the gym. You will see the growth that your child has already made this school year, learn about the goals they are working towards this spring, and discuss ways to help support at home. I am so excited about this opportunity for parents and teachers to work together to make a strong plan!
As we continue through the winter months, please remember that attendance is SO important for your child’s success this year. Our overall attendance percentage was also a huge factor in us becoming a 1+ school. On really cold days, remember that it is always better to bring your child late than not at all. Please help us keep our 1+ status by bringing your child to school each day and making sure we keep the highest attendance percentage possible!
Please know that I am always available if you have any questions, ideas, comments, or feedback to help our school be the best that it can be! Come talk to me anytime!
Ms. Colleen Collins
Director, CICS West Belden
Upcoming Dates (Check our calendar, here!)
★ Friday, February 3rd: Band performance @ Assembly
★ Friday, February 3rd: 3rd Grade Field Trip (Shedd Aquarium)
★ Wednesday, February 8th: 1pm Dismissal, Conferences
★ Thursday February 9th: 1pm Dismissal, Conferences (no aftercare)
★ Friday, February 10th: 1pm Dismissal
★ Monday, February 13th: Mandatory 7th Grade Parent Night (5:00-6:30pm)
★ Friday, February 17th: Q3 Progress Reports sent home, 5/6/8th Gr Field trip to MSI & 1st Gr Field Trip to The Apollo Theater
★ Monday, February 20th: No School
★ Friday, February 24th: Kindergarten Field trip to The Apollo Theater
★ Tuesday, February 28th: WBPTL Meeting, 5:30pm
➔ Applications: 2017-2018 applications for new students are available in the office or online at our website!
➔ Social Media: Please visit and LIKE our Facebook page!
➔ Calendar of Events: View our “Calendar of Events” on our website to stay current on games, trips, and more!
AT CICS WEST BELDEN…WE CAN AND WE WILL!