Volume 6 | October 14, 2019
News and Updates
Mark Your Calendars
October 15: E1 Field Trip: Theatre School at DePaul University's Performance of Luchadora

October 15: Suder Prospective Parent Tour

October 16: EC Field Trip: County Line Orchard
October 18: Suder Jog-a-thon

October 21: Parent Education Night, 5:30 pm

October 24: Fall Fest (EC/E1)
October 25: Fall Fest (E2/MS)
District Contingency Plan
To find out more information on the District Contingency Plan in event of a work stoppage, please visit the website below. Updates and additional details will be provide as events develop.
Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)
PAC, or Parent Advisory Council, exists to build and promote the capacity of parents of students participating in Title I programs to partner with their children’s schools in the education of their children. PAC’s main responsibilities are to advise the principal on the use of Title I parent & family engagement funds as well as to serve as a bridge between all school parents and the school administration. We received $848.40 in PAC funds for the 2019-2020 school year.

On Thursday, October 10, 2019, I hosted the Title I PAC Organizational Committee Meeting. In this meeting, we decided on the members and meeting dates, and times. Please see the information below:

The members of the Suder PAC are as follows:
  • Chairperson: Allen Curry
  • Vice-Chairperson: Tlaloe Rodriguez
  • Secretary: Charles Alley
  • Outreach Coordinator: Ortabia Townsend

PAC Meetings will take place on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal on how to spend the PAC funds, you can do so using the link below.
Suder Welcomed Cultural Exchange Students from China
Thank you to the staff, students, and families that supported the Suder & Deyang No. 5 Cultural Exchange Program! It was an amazing experience for all stakeholders and we look forward to continuing the program in coming years. Please see the interview from one of our exchange students below!
Student Student Council
Starting this school year, CPS established the Student Rights & Responsibilities which includes the CPS student-created “Bill of Rights” along with the “Student Code of Conduct”. In alignment with our school’s value around cultivating student agency, we will establish the Suder Student Council led by Ms. Hogan this school year. Elementary 2 and Middle School Students have the opportunity to run for the Suder Student Council Executive Board and must complete the application by October 16, 2019. Third graders in Elementary 1 and students in Elementary 2/Middle School will also have the opportunity to serve as classroom representatives.

The Suder Student Council will meet bi-weekly from 9:00am-9:30am. Some of the work that the Suder Student Council will engage in will be guided by the WE Schools Kit. The WE School Kit is a unique, experimental service-learning program that challenges young people to identify the local and global issues that spark their passion and empowers them with the tools they need to take action.

Application Process:
  • Submit a signed permission form
  • Collect signed recommendations from three different Suder Montessori staff 
  • Write a typed speech of approximately three minutes in length
  • Make two campaign posters

Reach out to Ms. Hogan if you have any questions!

REMINDER: Applications are due Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Suder Family Handbook
In order to establish and maintain clear communication with families, we have created the Suder Family Handbook, which has information about the school and its operations, policies, and procedures. Refer to this handbook often as it provides important information for families. We hope that this handbook provides you with a clear understanding of our school-wide expectations, programs, and policies.  
Suder Montessori Parent Education Nights
All families are invited to learn about the Montessori curriculum in a public setting. Parent Education Nights are offered during the school year on various topics. See the flyers below for more information.
J @ School at Suder Montessori
J at School provides a safe, welcoming environment where students can relax and enjoy time with their school friends. Children can keep learning with games, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor play, homework time, and more. 

  • Before Care: 7:00-9:00am
  • After Care: 4:00-6:00pm

To find out more information, visit their website on the right.
Music House at Suder Montessori
Start your Child on the Path to musical success right at Suder Montessori! Classes start Tuesday, September 3rd 2019! Class offerings are listed below.
  • Pre-Twinkle, Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Violin
  • Ukulele
  • Rock Band
  • Pre Ballet and Ballet
  • Beginning and Intermediate Hip Hop
  • Musical Theater
  • Pre-Twinkle Piano, Beginning Piano, and Intermediate/Advanced Piano
  • Latin Partner Dance

To find out more information, visit their website on the right.
Friends of Suder News
Suder Sprint is coming!
October 18, 2019. Have you: 1. Signed your child up on  https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/suder-sprint-2019  2. Talked to your child about who they will ask to support them in the Suder Sprint? 3. Volunteered to help at the Suder Sprint here:  https://friendsofsuder.typeform.com/to/cBt4qf  4. Identified a business to ask to sponsor the Suder Sprint?
Interested in providing a little Staff Sunshine?
On Mondays, we have surprises for our staff in the teacher’s lounge. It can be anything from popcorn, a candy “bar,” croissants, donuts, tea, soup, or anything in a crockpot. Don’t have time to set it up in the morning? Don’t worry about it- FOS will set it up. All you have to do is drop it off in the office at drop-off.
Parents like to party!
Parents like to party. So, FOS has created “Parent Parties” on every first Thursday of each month. We will alternate from a morning party to after school party and the parties will take place in the new FOS room after it is renovated. We hope to continue to build our community through these parties. Expect food, surprises, and community. Stay tuned for more info. 

Join us for a Parent Mixer at Grand Central Brewery, 6-8pm. Enjoy Pizza on FOS and try out some new beers from our neighbors! Street parking is available.
Want to be more involved?
Fill out our survey to let us know! 
Do you have a thing for Flower Arranging?
Sign up for Flower Power- where we arrange and deliver beautiful flowers each week.
Are Socials (aka Dances) your thing?
We are going to have Fall Fest Socials where kids can wear their Halloween Costumes! If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please sign up below!
Suder Wish List
We Love Donations!
Listed below are items that we need at Suder Montessori. If you or someone you know can donate any of these items, please contact the Main Office.

  • Guitar(s) and/or Guitar Parts
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Dryer
  • Suder Library Amazon Wish List
  • We are expanding our school library, and we are looking for furniture donations. (Bean bags, modern couch, a rug) any ideas where can we get these donated? Does anyone have a contact with a company who might be remodeling their space and would be willing to donate fun modern furniture? If you do, let the Parent Librarians know!

If you have not already done so, be sure to visit the Suder website and sign up to receive the Suder Newsletter!