February 27, 2017
HEY THERE, PARTNER!
2nd Annual Parenting Partners Workshop Series begins at Conrady on Tuesday, February 28, from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Enter the new Main Office Entrance off of 97th Street. It is not too late to reserve a spot-- Call 233-4505.  

Chill out with refreshments and connect with other parents about the life of being a parent. What do you need to do in order for your kid to "hear" you?  Call 233-4505 today to reserve your spot!

Parents who have gone through the workshop series indicated that they have a better awareness about their parenting style and appreciated getting to know other parents who face similar joys and struggles.
You'll also walk away with a better understanding of how to identify your child's "love language".

A FREE workshop for parents brought to you by your very own Conrady Junior High & North Palos School District #117.
Parents will leave with free materials and a complimentary copy of The Five Love Languages of Teenagers by
#1 New York Times best-selling author Gary Chapman. 
FEATURED PHOTO AND GENERAL CALENDAR DATES
Conrady students flock to the popular Snack Cart for an after-school pick-me-up. Student volunteers regularly sell snacks for students in Assets and other programs.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1
  TEAM Day
  1:04 p.m. Dismissal
FRIDAY, MARCH 3
  NJHS Induction Ceremony
  7:00 p.m. @ Main Gym
MONDAY, MARCH 6
  Pulaski Day
  No School
THURSDAY, MARCH 9
  Choir Performance
  7:00 p.m. @ Main Gym
FRIDAY, MARCH 10
  End of 3rd Quarter
TUESDAY, MARCH 14
  8th Grade Trip Meeting
  7:00 p.m. @ Main Gym
  
CONRADY CHOIR TO HOST VISITING PERFORMANCE GROUP FOR WORKSHOP & SHOW
Thursday, March 9, at 7 p.m. * Live in Concert * The Lapel High School Show Choir 
Travelling from the Indianapolis, Indiana area is the Lapel High School Show Choir who will make a tour stop at Conrady Junior High School to conduct a choreography session with Conrady's choir, enjoy dinner and activity, and then provide an evening performance beginning at 7 p.m. 

The performance will include a joint number of the two groups as well as possible guest dance performers.  The 7 p.m. concert is general admission, open to public, and is free of charge. 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER TO HEADLINE FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT
Family Night with  Pizza, Improvisation, and 
Award-Winning Author:  Dr. Katherine McKnight
Thursday, March 16, from 6:00-8:00 
Includes Pizza Dinner, Keynote Presentation, Dessert, & Book Swap
Don't want food? Just come from 6:30-7:30 for Dr. McNight
 
Join us as we welcome Katie McKnight for a fun-filled event based on her popular book, The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom.  Explore improvisation - an exciting method for developing student discipline, listening skills, teamwork, communication, idea-generation, vocabulary, and more. Channel your inner Tina Fey/Bill Murray while you try your hand at some classic improv games like, Zip Zap Zop, String of Pearls, and Parts of a Whole. Discover how the structure and flexibility of improv make it an ideal vehicle for encouraging imaginative writers, creative thinkers, and dedicated team players .

Parents and teachers all over the world enjoy Katie McKnight's highly engaging, entertaining, and informative presentations. She's a leader in adolescent literacy development and currently serves as a Distinguished Professor of Research at National Louis University. But we like her because she's a delightful and passionate advocate for active learning!

More Details on the Event

1.        This Family Literacy Night is an easy way for parents to be involved. Just show up!

2.       Kids have been participating in a schoolwide iRead program for the purpose of reading across a variety of genres and               include family in the process. March 16 will be the final celebration on this year's iRead program.

3.       Often times we read books and then they sit on shelves for years before they are donated to charity. Here's an opportunity         to leave a book, get a book and swap with others under the following guidelines:

  A.      Books should be appropriate for grades 6-8

  B.      Books should be in good condition such as no rips, no tears, cover is on, and no bent edges

  C.      Coloring books, activity books, and sticker books are not what we are swapping-we want to read!

  D.      Please keep books with coloring or writing in them....we're swapping gently used books.

 
More information on Dr. McKnight: