Valerie Valente
Beginning Monday, June 8, 2020, we will be serving meals on Mondays and Thursdays only at each building from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Meals will be provided in a 5 day meal pack (five breakfast meals and five lunch meals) that are frozen and comes with a mixture of food that families can reheat in the oven or eat cold. Milk will be also be provided. Reheating directions are included with every meal pack for those items that are served hot.
about 1 month ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Please remember to read this summer. It takes you places! https://youtu.be/Q0CGGaunfZE
about 1 month ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Michelle Obama Patriots, please remember that chrome books and power cords along with locker materials can be picked up tomorrow between 7 AM and 4 PM.
about 1 month ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Parents please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for free books at 21st Century this Friday and next Monday and Tuesday. Thanks to Bernie's Book Bank for the donations!
about 1 month ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Join us for grade level virtual dances Friday!
about 1 month ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Please read this important update on remote learning for this Thursday and Friday. Please plan to complete missing work.
about 1 month ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Parents please join us this Thursday for our annual Title I Meeting. We will discuss spending for the 2020-2021 school year. Please join with this link. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88435325508?pwd=dHZISzhpYnY2RTAwYzg2RGRhYy84UT09
about 1 month ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Check out the weekend forecast from one of our very own 4th graders! https://sd163-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/p/slopez/EdhsYVAlN5ZAr5Hshnalp7gBVv_z_yDZL__TriES8Srbdg?e=OBm1Sh
2 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Updated link for Rich 227 Ramp Up Summer Program https://bit.ly/RAMP-UP_2020
2 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
8th Graders check out this opportunity from District 227!
2 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
We have supplies for all students! Please see the dates and times below for pickup!
2 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
It’s the start of Genius and Graduation month! Please be sure to check out the activities we have planned!
2 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
8th Grade Virtual Dance on May 15th!
3 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
8th Grade Graduation Festivities List. Check it out!
3 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Masks will be required in Park Forest on May 1st. The Village will have limited mask distribution. Get yours while they last!
3 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
8th Grade Virtual Graduation Soloist Auditions!
3 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4th-8th!
3 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
8th Graders, get ready to Elevate your Genius during the month of May!
3 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
The parade route will be forthcoming!
3 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Please take a few minutes to watch. We miss you! https://youtu.be/fG0YvGbvF0k
3 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Finishing up and ready for spring break. Stay safe all and we will return to remote learning on the 20th!
3 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
We're back at it! More at-home learning for staff today!
3 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Here are a few more at-home learners finishing up their day!
3 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
We're not done with our at-home learning yet!
3 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Teachers complete at-home learning too!
3 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
We're remote learning today too!
3 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Ms. Semmes says to, "Keep practicing" while at home!
3 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Good evening parents! If you have any questions or need anything, please feel free to contact Ms. Valente at (708)668-9603 or (708)668-9606 or vvalente@sd163.com. Additionally, if you are not receiving weekly messages and need to update your phone number, please contact me.
3 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
We love seeing our 8th graders completing their at-home learning!
3 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Our students are working remotely and we couldn't be prouder!
3 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
4th graders participating in at-home learning!
4 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Our students continue to work hard on improving strength and skills. #elevatingexcellence
4 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Join us in our virtual spirit week. Please send your pictures in to teachers or principals so that we can share!
4 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Our awesome lunchroom staff is here preparing meals for anyone under 18 that needs one. Come by door 11 from 8:30-11:00 AM to pick one up!
4 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Parents, we will be having Chrome book checkout tonight until 6 PM and tomorrow morning from 8:30-11:30 AM.
4 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Google Classroom Support for Parents: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Iowi-gmbys
4 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Proud of our grade level leaders meeting with Dr. White about the possible re-assignment. #elevatingexcellence
4 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Michelle Obama Patriots representing at the Regional Science Fair. Congrats to Sofia for making it to state!
4 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
We are excited about the United Way Food Drive. Please donate if you can!
4 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Students, please plan to attend!
4 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Calling all parents! We are in need of parent mentors. Please print and fill out the form if you are interested.
5 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
A preview of tonight’s Black History Show. Please join us at 7:00 PM!
5 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Congratulations to our 5-8 orchestra on another first place finish!
5 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Congratulations to the orchestra on their 1st place finish!
5 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
We are proud of our 1st and 2nd place Black History Doors!
5 months ago, Valerie Valente
Kelli Pumphrey
Spreading the love!!!!
5 months ago, Kelli Pumphrey
Valerie Valente
More pictures at Feed My Starving Children
5 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
TTM winners at the Auto Show are officially licensed!
5 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Our 8th grade leaders went to Feed My Starving Children today! #elevatingexcellence
5 months ago, Valerie Valente
Ashley Easley
Patriots putting the “I” in kind!
5 months ago, Ashley Easley
Ashley Easley
#kindnessweek
5 months ago, Ashley Easley
Valerie Valente
We’re putting the “I” in kind all week! #elevatingexcellence
5 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
We are proud of our second quarter award winners! #elevatingexcellence
5 months ago, Valerie Valente
Kelli Pumphrey
XSteam Dancers
5 months ago, Kelli Pumphrey
Kelli Pumphrey
XSteam Parent Raffle
5 months ago, Kelli Pumphrey
Kelli Pumphrey
XSteam Students and the Escape Room
5 months ago, Kelli Pumphrey
Kelli Pumphrey
7th grade students decorating their classroom door for Black History.
5 months ago, Kelli Pumphrey
Valerie Valente
We’re thrilled our children got to “paint and sip” for their positive behavior!
5 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
The sixth grade band has started preparing for the SSJHSA Festival! #elevatingexcellence
6 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Our 8th grade leaders preparing to present at the board meeting! #elevatingexcellence
6 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
We stand together against bullying! #elevatingexcellence
6 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
8th grade parents: Please plan to attend!
6 months ago, Valerie Valente
Kelli Pumphrey
Day 2 of 8th grade Genius Week
6 months ago, Kelli Pumphrey
Kelli Pumphrey
Our 8th grade students participating in Genius Week!
6 months ago, Kelli Pumphrey
Valerie Valente
Proud of our district spelling bee contestants!
6 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Our 8th graders are reigniting their genius today! #elevatingexcellence
6 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Thanks to the Dr. Nottke, Detective Vold and Rachel Wax for coming to our school to educate our children on school violence.
6 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Our 8th graders continue to impress us with their compassion. They welcomed back Ms. Stonis today with a party they organized! #elevatingexcellence
6 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Good evening parents. School is back in session tomorrow morning promptly at 8:10 AM. 8th grade leaders should be in leadership apparel. We look forward to welcoming our children back and hope that everyone will arrive on time.
6 months ago, Valerie Valente
Kelli Pumphrey
4th grade students making gingerbread houses
7 months ago, Kelli Pumphrey
Valerie Valente
Another epic lip sync battle happening now!
7 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Please join us 8th graders!
7 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Christmas around the world in 5th grade!
7 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
We've got spirit, yes we do!
7 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
8th graders meeting today with Emory Brown to discuss branding!
7 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Our 5th grade math students are quizzing online with Edulastic! #elevatingexcellence
7 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Our 5th graders at the Chicago Historical Museum! #elevatingexcellence
7 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Our jazz band performing at the tree lighting ceremony in downtown Park Forest!
7 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Please plan to attend!
7 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Cap & Gown Measurements Rescheduled!
7 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
8th grade meeting with District 227. Planning ahead for 2020-2021!
7 months ago, Valerie Valente
Ashley Easley
Michelle parents are proud of their “Straight A” students! #elevatingexcellence
8 months ago, Ashley Easley
Valerie Valente
Check out our new wall of fame! #elevatingexcellence
8 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
8th grade parents, please plan to attend!
8 months ago, Valerie Valente
Ashley Easley
Parents, please fill out and return this form in order for your child to receive a free dental exam.
8 months ago, Ashley Easley
Valerie Valente
8th grade parents: Here is the updated list of dress down days. There is NO dress down day on November 19th. We apologize for the inconvenience.
8 months ago, Valerie Valente
Kelli Pumphrey
Congratulations to our 5th graders on their 1st quarter awards!
8 months ago, Kelli Pumphrey
Kelli Pumphrey
Congratulations to our 6th graders that earned the Principal’s Award for 1st Quarter!
8 months ago, Kelli Pumphrey
Valerie Valente
Please wear your cardigans!
8 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Parents and teachers are meeting to discuss student progress at PTC. Please stop by and meet your student’s teacher. We are here tonight from 6-8 PM or tomorrow from 8 AM - 1 PM.
8 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Parents and students completing the 5Essential survey at PTC!
8 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Please come join us at parent teacher conferences between 2-5 PM and 6-8 PM!
8 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Parents, Parent Teacher Conferences are this Thursday from 2 PM - 5 PM and again from 6 PM - 8 PM and Friday from 8 AM - 1 PM. Please contact your child's homeroom teacher to schedule a conference.
8 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Dancers at the pep rally!
9 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Barack and Michelle Obama Patriot Basketball Players!
9 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Our flag team performing for the pep rally!
9 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Shark Tank is in 8th grade social studies! #elevatingexcellence
9 months ago, Valerie Valente
Kelli Pumphrey
Anime Artist Trading Card Reception
9 months ago, Kelli Pumphrey
Kelli Pumphrey
XSteam Amazing Race Challenge Winners!!! Congratulations!!!
9 months ago, Kelli Pumphrey
Kelli Pumphrey
The Amazing Race Human Knot
9 months ago, Kelli Pumphrey
Kelli Pumphrey
XSTEAM students getting ready for The Amazing Race!
9 months ago, Kelli Pumphrey
Valerie Valente
Choir students preparing for the winter show. #elevatingexcellence
9 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Conversations with the principals!
9 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
7th graders carouseling to learn about the colonies! #elevatingexcellence
9 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
8th graders meeting with the PTO to discuss social media safety. #elevatingexcellence
9 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Please join us on the 21st for Conversations with the Principals.
9 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Creating periaktoi for the show! #elevatingexcellence
9 months ago, Valerie Valente
Ashley Easley
Tuesday, October 11th student spirit wear order forms are due. We can only accept cash or money order. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Ashley in the main office at (708)668-9606.
9 months ago, Ashley Easley
Valerie Valente
On Friday, all 8th grade students will attend step-up day at Rich East. If you do not want your child to attend, please contact the main office at (708) 668-9603. Children may wear green and gold for spirit week.
10 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Please Join Us!
10 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Starting tomorrow, September 27, students will report to door 11 for breakfast between 7:45 & 8:10 AM. We will no longer serve a “to go” breakfast to children until after 8:15 AM. All children should report to their assigned grade level door if they are not eating breakfast.
10 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Next week is Spirit Week! 8th graders may dress down ONLY if they dress for the spirit day!
10 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
It’s sweet when you do your summer packet!
10 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
It’s Sweet That He Did His Summer Packet!
10 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
The reviews are in. Math Night 2019 was a success!
10 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Our PTO planning activities for the year!
10 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Michelle Obama Patriots will never forget.
10 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Patriots and the PFPD!
10 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Supporting our first responders!
10 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Please join us at OLS for the 4th-8th grade Math Night on September 19th at 6:00 PM!
10 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Please return all X-STEAM forms to Mrs. Jones in the Media Center as soon as possible. X-STEAM begins October 2, 2019.
10 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Reminder: Thursday, September 12, 2019 will be a 12:30 PM early dismissal. Lunch will be served before students go home.
10 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
8th graders getting school service points! #elevatingexcellence
10 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Our staff supports #elevatingexcellence with our 8th grade students!
10 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Reminder: Open House will be tomorrow, September 5th from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM. Eighth grade parents will have a special, graduation meeting at 5:00 PM. See you soon!
10 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
8th graders, please remember to wear your leadership apparel tomorrow to school. White blouses or polo shirts and khaki bottoms are required.
11 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Almost time for the Leadership Launch! #elevatingexcellence
11 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
7th graders helping prepare for Leadership Launch!
11 months ago, Valerie Valente
Ashley Easley
8th Grade Genius week is August 26th through August 30th. Please make sure all scholars turn in their apparel forms to Ms. Hawthorne or their homeroom teachers by Monday. It is important that all children are on time to school for the week's activities.
11 months ago, Ashley Easley
Valerie Valente
Good afternoon parents! Mark your calendars, Open House will be Thursday, September 5th from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM. Eighth grade parents will have a special, graduation meeting at 5:00 PM. See you soon!
11 months ago, Valerie Valente
Kelli Pumphrey
Girls On The Run
11 months ago, Kelli Pumphrey
Valerie Valente
PTO Reps! Join them on September 11 for their first meeting of the year!
11 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Back To School Ready!
11 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
Future leadership ambassadors! #elevatingexcellence
11 months ago, Valerie Valente
Valerie Valente
3rd-8th grade teachers planning and preparing for the upcoming school year! #elevatingexcellence
11 months ago, Valerie Valente