Volume 13 | February 19, 2021
News and Updates
Mark Your Calendars
February 26: MS Black History Movie Night - Hidden Figures, 330pm
March 1: E1/E2 In-person Instruction Resumes
March 2: Suder PAC Meeting, 5pm
March 3: 8th Grade Picture Day
March 8: MS In-person Instruction Resumes
Suder Black History Month Spirit Week
February is Black History Month – a month dedicated to highlighting and celebrating the important achievements and contributions that Black people have contributed to American history. The Suder Student Council has put together a spirit week to celebrate Black History Month. The spirit week will take place next week, February 22nd - 26th. We hope that students can participate!
Suder Montessori School Reopening
Please see the return to school dates below for students who selected in-person learning:

  • Elementary 1 & 2: Students return on March 1, 2021.
  • Middle School: Students return on March 8, 2021. 

Prior to the start of the fourth quarter, families who chose to continue learning at home will be offered another opportunity to return to school.

Suder Montessori is so excited to welcome our students back into the building the near future. I am sharing the E1 - MS Parent Presentation with families. The purpose of this presentation is to provide families with an overview of the Suder Montessori return to school plans in preparation for students’ return in the near future. All documents referenced in the presentation are below and will also be on the Suder website. Other useful information can also be found in the CPS Parent Reopening Guide or on the CPS Reopening Website.

Other Important Resources
Ugh! Another Schedule Change
Yes, unfortunately I said it. There will be one more temporary schedule change for E1-MS. In order to allow E1 & E2 staff time to set up the classroom for students’ return to school, we will implement a revised schedule for E1 and E2 for the week of February 22, 2021, only. The schedules can be found by accessing the links below. Specials will take place at the normal time.

In order to allow MS staff time to set up the classroom for students’ return to school, we will implement a revised schedule for MS for the week of March 1, 2021, only. The schedule can be found by accessing the link below. Specials will take place at the normal time.

Suder Student Council
The Suder Student Council has been up and running for several months now! Our students' voices, ideas, and plans are essential to the success of our school. See our student council members below!

Congratulations to Sophia Rodriguez from Room 113 on winning the Suder Student Council T-shirt Contest!
Parent Education Night - Talking to Children About Race
The Suder Montessori Parent Advisory Council would like to cordially invite you to the virtual Suder Montessori Parent Education Night entitled, Talking to Children About Race, on February 24, 2021, at 5:30pm. Megan Hogan, Suder Counselor, will lead this session. 

Please register for this session here: https://forms.gle/59qepeK7sMWmanPh7
Please join us for this session her: https://meet.google.com/jud-spaw-tof

We hope to see you there!
Suder Parent Advisory Council
The next Suder Parent Advisory Council Meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. The agenda can be found by accessing the link below.

We have an open position on the Suder Principal Advisory Council. We are currently in need of a Vice-Chairperson. You can find the responsibilities of the Vice-Chairperson below. If you are interested, please join us at the next PAC meeting on March 2, 2021.

  • Provide support on all of the Chairperson’s duties and shall act on all matters in the absence of the Chairperson
  • Oversee all financial matters related to the Parent & Family Engagement Funds, including but not limited to PAC quarterly reports and processing of fiscal transactions with the school office (purchase order requests, transfers, etc.). All original transactional forms must be placed in the office Title I binder and duplicate copies placed in the PAC Title I Binder
Mental Health Concerns Impacting the African American Community
In recognition of Black History Month the State’s Attorney’s Office Community Justice Center invites you to attend a free webinar on Tuesday, February 23rd on Mental Health Concerns Impacting the African American Community. The webinar will discuss mental health concerns and resources for African Americans and some of the disparities and stigmas the African American community face when addressing mental health issues. 

Registration through Eventbrite is required. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing a link to the webinar. To register please click here or simply click on the flyer below. Please feel free to share this invitation with your family, friends and contacts.