Volume 11 | January 22, 2021
News and Updates
Mark Your Calendars
January 28: E1 - MS Parent Meeting, 5-6:30pm
February 1: E1 - MS Return In-Person Instruction
February 2: Suder PAC Meeting, 5pm
February 4: Quarter 2 Ends
February 5: No School - School Improvement Day
February 8: Suder ALSC Meeting, 5:30pm
Suder Reopening Update for Elementary 1, Elementary 2 & Middle School
Suder Montessori prides itself on building and cultivating strong relationships with our students and families. As a result, all students will remain with their current teacher whether in-person or online.

In order to allow E1, E2, & MS staff time to set-up the classroom for students’ return to school, there will be a revised schedule for the week of January 25, 2021 ONLY. The schedules can be found by accessing the links below.

Schedules for the Week of January 25, 2021 ONLY

As a reminder, Suder will host an E1 - MS Parent Meeting on Thursday, January 28, 2021, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. We will review important information such as the arrival and dismissal procedures, mask wearing expectations, how to support students' transition to school, and we will have classroom sessions led by our teachers. This meeting is open to all E1 - MS families.

E1 - MS Parent Meeting Agenda
  • 5:00: Welcome
  • 5:10: Health & Safety Protocols
  • 5:30: Review Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
  • 5:45: Supporting Students SEL
  • 6:00: Teacher/TA Led Sessions - Teachers & TAs will go over classroom specific schedules and expectations and host a Q & A session with parents.

Note: The parent meeting will be recorded and shared with families if you are unable to attend.

Also, teachers will share students’ pod day assignments with the families of students who are returning to school for in-person instruction by 4:00pm today.

As we transition to hybrid learning for some of our students, changes to classrooms and daily routines can be hard for our students, especially at this point in the school year. I want to assure you that we are committed to making this transition as smooth as possible for our students. For more information and resources from CPS, please visit cps.edu/reopening and review the Reopening Guide for Parents and frequently asked questions for more information.

Readiness to Open Metrics: Below are the metrics the district used to establish readiness for reopening specific to your school:
  • Air Purifiers: 25 sent / 25 allocated
  • Pass Indoor Air Quality: Yes
  • Student Face Coverings Delivered: 1365 sent / 1365 allocated
  • Staff Face Coverings Delivered: 177 sent / 177 allocated
  • Hand Sanitizer: 43 sent / 43 allocated
  • Containers of Disinfectant Wipes: 72 sent / 72 allocated
  • Devices:  295
  • Number of Students Connected to the Internet: 15 joined / 160 eligible
  • Custodians: 2.5

Suder Montessori ALSC Update
The new Suder ALSC held the LSC Annual Organizational Meeting yesterday, January 21, 2021. In this meeting, we welcomed our new Suder ALSC members, voted on new officers, and selected our meeting day and time for the remainder of the school year. I am so excited to introduce our new and returning Suder ALSC Board Members!

  • Sameka Gates, Chairperson
  • Joie Jackson-Graves, Vice-Chairperson
  • Rachel Azzarello, Secretary
  • Shaun Harris, FOIA/OMA
  • Chamika Jones, Parent Member
  • Marisol Liboy, Parent Member
  • Richmond Clayton, Parent Member
  • Melissa Vozar, Teacher Representative
  • Anthony Gianneschi, Teacher Representative
  • Michael Cunningham, Community Representative
  • Linda Davis, Montessori Advocate
  • Bosede Bada, Principal

Also, the Suder ALSC voted to move future Suder ALSC Meetings to the third Monday of each month. If the third Monday falls on a holiday, then the meeting will be on the second Monday of the month. The next meeting will take place on Monday, February 8, 2021, at 5:30pm. The meet link can be found here: https://meet.google.com/xzs-vcby-ddx

The Suder ALSC Meeting agenda, minutes, and virtual meeting links can always be found on the Suder ALSC page (https://www.sudermontessori.org/local-school-council--lsc-) of the Suder website in the Meeting Agenda and Minutes folder.
Parent Education Night - Restorative Practices in the Home
The Suder Montessori Parent Advisory Council would like to cordially invite you to the virtual Suder Montessori Parent Education Night - Restorative Practices on January 27, 2021, at 5:30pm. Noa Padowitz, Dean of Students, will review what Restorative Practices are in CPS, at Suder, and how it could look in your home! Please see the attached flyer for additional information.

Please join us for this session by accessing this Google Meet Link: https://meet.google.com/ivn-hdza-wnj.

We hope to see you there!