Panther Post

August 23, 2019
Message From the Principal

Dear Sullivan Families,

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Panther Post! Our students were excited for today's unveiling of the new mascot at the Kickoff Assembly. We had a great week of speculation and debate surrounding the identity of the mascot. In the end, 10 classes submitted a correct guess, with Mrs. MacTavish's class winning the contest with the first correct answer. All students in her class took home a coveted panther keychain today. We are excited to integrate our mascot into our Positive Behavior Intervention System and celebrate school pride and identity throughout the year.

It has been a wonderful first week with your children! I have enjoyed getting to know our 4th graders and reconnecting with our returning 5th graders. I have been impressed with our kids' attention to school expectations, as well as the connections they are already making with their teachers and classmates. This week, I visited all classrooms to welcome students on the first day, as well as started my reading tour. I have a few more classrooms to read to on Monday. I thoroughly enjoyed my conversations with the students during and after the read aloud, and I look forward to connecting with students in the classroom throughout the year.

Have a wonderful weekend, and we look forward to seeing you on Parent Night next Wednesday!

Warmly,

´╗┐Traci Meziere
Principal
Anne Sullivan School
Transportation Information
From the Transportation Dept.:
Welcome Back for the 2019-20 school year. We hope the school year has gotten off to a terrific start for your students! 
We have been working to maximize route efficiency while continuing to provide transportation services, at no cost, to our families. In doing so, the District has reviewed all routes for the 2019-20 school year. This review has resulted in changes to many of our existing routes, including a reduction of two routes at Ross-Sullivan.
Because routes are developed each year, based on areas of student population, stop locations and route numbers change each year. We have received several requests for changes in pickup locations, routes, etc. We continue to review and prioritize all requests and are working with First Student to address all parent concerns. We appreciate your patience as we work through each contact and are targeting Labor Day to have changes made and student information updated. 
A special note of thanks to our building administrative assistants who have been working to address each of your questions. Should you have any additional concerns about your child's transportation, please contact Amy McPartlin in the Business Office.
Classroom Snapshots
4th Grade Read Aloud

Our 4th grade students enjoyed a read aloud with Ms. Meziere this week.
Building Classroom Community

The classrooms this week were filled with smiles and laughter as our teachers and students got to know each other and participated in team building activities. Students worked with their teachers to create classroom expectations aligned with Sullivan building expectations of Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible.
We're Hiring!
Looking to pick up a few hours this school year?

District 23 is seeking qualified candidates to join our family. We have vacancies for Substitutes, Support Staff, Substitutes, and Hourly positions such as Lunch Supervisor and Extended Day Program Supervisors.

These are great jobs for parents and grandparents who are looking to pick up a few hours and a few dollars each week.

CLICK HERE for our current vacancies
Raptor Visitor Management System
As you may recall, we piloted the Raptor System in the spring of last year. All visitors to the school will need a drivers license or photo ID in order to enter the school. Please read below or click here for a letter from Dr. Angelaccio with further details about the Raptor System and school safety.
Parent Night
Anne Sullivan Elementary School Parent Night will be held on Wednesday, August 28th from 6:00-7:30 P.M. This is a chance for parents to meet the Sullivan staff and to learn about the curriculum and programs at Sullivan. A detailed schedule for the evening was sent home with your child today, and is posted below.
PTO News
Don't forget to mark your calendar for the first PTO meeting of the year on September 19th at 7PM in the Eisenhower Library!
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