Volume 7 | November 13, 2020
News and Updates
Mark Your Calendars
November 18: No School - Elementary Parent-Teacher Conference Day
November 18: ALSC Election Day
November 18: Suder State of the School Address, 3:00pm
November 25-27: No School - Thanksgiving Break
Report Card Conferences
Report Card Conferences will take place virtually on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, between 11:00am and 6:00pm. November 18, 2020, is a non-attendance day for students. Parent-Teacher Conferences offer a regular opportunity for teachers, parents, and students to jointly reflect on a student's progress and to collaborate in support of continued student growth. Appointment slots for families to sign-up for conferences can be accessed below. Our goal is to meet with 100% of our families. If you have not signed up for conferences, please do so immediately.
2020-2022 Local School Council Elections
It's time to make your voice heard! Local School Council Elections are next week! Elementary School LSC Elections will be held on November 18 and High School LSC Elections will be held on November 19. You have an opportunity to vote for candidates running for the following LSC positions: six parent representatives, two community representatives, and two teacher representatives. Elected representatives serve two-year terms, influencing our school policy and academic direction. All parents, legal guardians or temporary custodians of CPS students are eligible to vote in the LSC election at that student’s respective school. Elections are also open to any community members who are 17 years or older and reside in a respective school’s attendance area or voting district. To find which schools you can vote at visit CPS Local School Council Voting Districts.

Due to COVID-19, parents and guardians can choose between either voting in-person at their respective schools, submitting their ballots by mail, or dropping off their mail-in ballots. For in-person voting, the district is implementing stringent health and safety measures, including social distancing, face covering requirements, and completing a health screener and temperature check prior to entering school buildings. The district will also offer curbside voting for individuals with disabilities. Community members will still be required to vote in person because the district does not have access to information for every prospective community voter living within a school’s boundary in order to provide a mail-in ballot. For key information for each voting constituency please refer to the press release published on October 21, 2020.
In-Person Election Time and Date: Elementary Schools: November 18 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

If you have additional questions about voting in LSC Elections, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please also encourage other parents and community members to vote.
Suder State of the School Address
On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, Ms. Bada and Ms. Dowd will deliver the Suder State of the School Address. The State of the School Address is important as it offers a common lens for conversations on the progress and priorities at our school. We hope that families can join us for this session. If not, the session will be recorded and shared with families.
PAC
The next PAC Meeting is at 5:00pm on November 18, 2020. The meeting link and agenda can be found here: November 2020 PAC Meeting.

Suder PAC Officers
  • Chairperson: Serena Sumrell
  • Vice-Chairperson: Cheryl Curtis
  • Outreach Coordinator: Helen Ho-Supanich
  • Secretary: Charles Alley

PAC Meeting Dates
Assistance for the Holidays
Suder Montessori understands that these times can be challenging for some of our families. We want to ensure that all Suder students have a happy holiday this winter. We know that COVID has made money tight for many families this year. If your family needs help with holiday gifts for your kids, please complete the survey below and we will do our best to help your family this holiday season.
Art Teacher - Mr. Zhang
Welcome to Wenhan Zhang! Mr. Zhang will serve as the Art teacher in Ms. Bancroft's absence. Google Classroom and Meet links will remain the same. If anything changes, we will be sure to reach out to share the new information.
Friends of Suder News
Friends of Suder Leadership Team
The Friends of Suder (FOS) Leadership Team is looking for parents and community members to join the FOS team. FOS is looking for people with all kinds of skills and time commitments (emailing at night, supporting class parents, making calls, etc.). They are open to any and all participation. However, we are also reaching out to build a leadership team for the 2020-2021 school year. Learn more about FOS here.
Friends of Suder Room Parents Needed
We are in need of a room parent for Room 211. If you're interested, please sign up as soon as possible below!
Suder Library Google Classroom
The Virtual Library is open!!! It is a fun, educational virtual space where students will find books to read, audio books, and other fun activities. We added a maker space (students will find fun educational games and activities) and recently we opened the Suder kitchen room with easy recipes kids can make and interesting facts about food and international cuisine.

Currently, we have a Spanish Language Room for EC. and E2/ Middle School. It is important EC students visit the Spanish Language Room and practice the material they are learning during library time. Librarians are working on the material for E1. The website is being updated almost every day, adding elements and changing books.

Don't forget to check the Featured of the Week in the main page! 
Suder Main Office Information
The Suder Main Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:15 pm. The number to the Suder Main Office is (773) 534-7685.
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