Please take the time to view the list of books available for the Accelerated Reader Program. You can make a trip to your neighborhood library to find the book you have chosen and then take the quiz in your classroom at school. There will be prizes given out at the end of the year for those students who accumulate the most points in this program. Happy Reading to All!
- Owen Observer May Issue is online (PDF - printable)
- NEW! Photograph and Video Consent Form
- Lunch Menu for May (PDF - printable)
- Reading Millionaires Club
- PTO Information
- LSC Information
- What's happening in Music
- Gradebook Parent Portal Available to All Parents
- Computer Lab and Study Island
- Science Lab
- Spanish Class Information
- PE and Sports Center
- Owen Yearbook Information
- Box Tops for Education Program
- Recycling at Owen!
From the Principal's Desk
Thank you for participating in Report Card Pick-Up Day on April 17th. Your involvement in your child’s education is a critical element in his/her educational success. You are valuable members of our team and we could not be successful without your participation. I am certain you are following your child’s teachers’ suggestions for improvement during this final quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.
I would like to congratulate our students who made the Honor Roll and who had perfect attendance for the third quarter. These awesome students were recognized for their achievement at an Ice Cream Social on April 19th.
From the Assistant Principal's Desk
It was great to see each of you during Report Card Pick-Up. I know you received information regarding your child’s progress. It is important students understand school is still in session. We still have several weeks left of school. All students should continue to strive to do their very best. It is also very important for students to be present daily and punctual. We still have students arriving to school late every day. Tardiness interrupts the learning process for your child along with poor attendance. All students should arrive to school by 7:45a.m. Students who receive 10 infractions or more per quarter will receive after school detention.
As the weather gets warmer, some students are getting a little restless. Please assist us by encouraging good behavior. We have many exciting projects and other activities planned for the remainder of the school year. All assignments given to students are very important. Please make sure your child is completing all assignments given.
From the Counselor
Spring NWEA Testing
The Chicago Public Schools has taken an important step in helping students begin the challenging process of academic achievement by arranging for them to participate in NWEA Measures of Academic Progress testing.
NWEA provides MAP and MAP for Primary Grades assessments aligned to the Common Core. Built on the same equal-interval measurement scales as our existing state aligned tests, these new measures bring continuity to your student data as schools make the transition to the Common Core. With MAP and MAP for Primary Grades, schools are able to benchmark their students against the Common Core standards in the fall and gain valuable insight about what they need to achieve under the new standards throughout the school year.
The Owen Scholastic Academy administration of the NWEA assessment will be as follows:
April 29 – June 7, 2013 Grades 2- 8
June 23-24, 2013 NWEA Makeup Testing (If necessary)
Parents will receive a Student Score Report after the assessment is completed. Please review the results with your child. We look forward to using NWEA data to help teachers, students and parents track student progress throughout the school year.
Through our fundraising efforts, we are truly making a difference in the lives of others. We raised the following amount:
March of Dimes - $173.00
Thank you to all students, staff members, and parents for your participation.
Owen Academy Career Day
DATE: Friday, May 3, 2013
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Important Information from the Front Office
Thank you to all the Parents/Guardians who have already paid this fee for the 2012-2013 school year. If you have not done so, please send your Educational Fee in an envelope marked with the student’s name, current grade and room number on it for each child in your family. Please provide this as a money order or cash.
Please refrain from sending Flamin Hot products and soda for your childs'/childrens' lunch. Studies have shown these items can be unhealthy for your child. Also, due to sanitary reasons, ALL food brought for lunch MUST be consumed at lunch. Under NO circumstances will food be allowed out of the lunchroom. All leftover food MUST BE DISCARDED.
Computer Lab Needs Your Help!
Reminder: Please complete the CPS Consent Form and Release and list each child you have at Owen, then sign and return ASAP. The signed Acceptable Use Form is necessary for the following reasons:
- Allows each child to access the Internet via the CPS network, which is part of our technology curriculum at Owen
- Allows us to post pictures of our school functions on the website
Your cooperation in returning the forms is greatly appreciated. If you have any question, you may contact me (Mrs.
Morris) at school:
773-535-9330, or at email@example.com