Newsletter 2017/2018

June 13, 2018

From: Kathleen Hagstrom, Principal

Re: Assorted Matters

Last Day of School – Tuesday, June 19- Full Day

-8th Grade Graduation - Friday, June 15 – 8th grade Graduation begins promptly at 9:30 a.m; CAC doors open at 9:00 a.m. Each graduate receives 4 tickets, unfortunately there are no extra tickets available. No one will be admitted without a ticket, no one under the age of five will be admitted. Please be sure to review with your student the memo that was sent home with information on photos, parking, protocol, etc. Congratulations parents; we share your pride in recognizing your child’s growth here at Disney and we are excited for them as they enter high school and all the new opportunities and friendships it will provide.

-Kindergarten Graduation, Tuesday, June 19 – Kindergarten Graduation begins at 11:00 a.m. in the CAC building; the CAC SW door will open at 10:45 for seating. No students under 5 years of age will be allowed. A memo with all details was sent home recently, along with an Early Dismissal/Sibling request Form. Please be sure that this form has been returned to your child’s teacher.

-Local School Council – The next meeting is Wednesday, July 11, at 5:30 p.m. All parents are welcome.

-Parent Teacher Association – Thank you to all who attended the Mattress Sale event. It was a huge success and a wonderful opportunity for community building. We want to thank all our parent families who worked as volunteers for PTA activities and events over this year and also to all parents who supported the many activities – Book Fair, Fund Raiser, Mattress Sale, Box Tops for Education, Crayon Collection, and Movie Nights. We look forward to next year and welcome all parents to support the school through membership, volunteerism, or leadership. PTA will be having a Back to School Picnic at Clarendon Park in late August. Please check out the Disney PTA Facebook page over the summer for more details on this event and to keep up on news and needs.

-Summer Enrichment – There are still opportunities for students in pre-school through 4th grade to participate in our Tuition Based Summer Enrichment Program. Children can participate for one week or all weeks – based on your family’s needs. The registration form is available at: This program is open to Disney and non-Disney students, so tell your friends!

-Chicago Early Learning Conference – Look what parents can do! CPS Chicago Early Learning is sponsoring a conference for parents of children from birth to 5 years old. This free event is taking place Friday, August 3, at McCormick Place from 9 am – 2 pm. The conference includes breakfast and lunch, parking, giveaways and prizes. Childcare is not provided. Register today at: CHILEARN.ORG/PARENT2018.

-Next Year Bus Transportation – Anyone interested in school bus transportation next year must complete the annual application for school bus service. This was due to the main office June 1. Students may have their service deleted for next year, if we do not receive an application by the last day of school. All forms and policy are available at and search transportation.

-Last Day of School - Tuesday, June 19, is the last day of school. It is a full day of school and report cards will be sent home with the students at the end of the day. Please look around home and make sure that you return all Disney textbooks and library books before school ends. If books are not returned or library fees paid, report cards will not be given. If you will move over the summer and your child will not return to Walt Disney School, you will need to complete transfer request documents. Please request these forms and return them to the floor level office before school ends, so that required documents can be prepared and any last minute details taken care of before the last day of school.

-Summer Hours – The main office at Walt Disney will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. If you move over the summer, please come in to complete a change of address form and bring proof of your new address with you; we need to update the database so mail reaches you and to update any transportation needs. You may also pick up a report card in the main office beginning Wednesday, June 20.

We wish everyone a safe and enriching summer. Take advantage of every opportunity to enjoy all the family oriented activities offered: Neighborhood Festivals, reading programs through the Chicago Public Libraries, Movies and Music in the park, or just a relaxing walk in the Forest Preserve or along the lakeshore. We will welcome everyone back to school on Tuesday, September 4!