Homework Help

Homework Help

Parents and students there are a number of free homework helper sites available to our students. Here are just a few (this list will keep growing as more resources become available). Khan Academy Learn almost anything for free. With a…

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1st Grade Update

1st Grade Update

Dear First Grade Parents: The placement list was received from the Gifted Office on Tuesday (August 27th). After verifying placements in the Comprehensive Gifted Program, the office staff began calling parents today (August 29th) and we will continue calling until each parent…

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Start Of School Questions

Start of School Questions

Just a short note to answer some Frequently Asked Questions:

School starting time:  7:45 a.m. (Playground supervision is available at 7:30 a.m.)

School ending time: 2:45 p.m.

New Students: All students who are new to Thorp except for kindergartners  will line up outside on the East (Grades: K-5) play lot, or on the West (Grades 6-8) play lot. Be on the lookout for faculty holding “NEW STUDENTS” signs if you have questions. Kindergarten students will be seated in the auditorium with their parents.

First day of school:  September 4, 2012 – full day – please send lunch money for the week or have your child bring their own bag lunch. Kindergartners may also want to bring a snack, but please ask your child’s teacher at orientation on August 30th for appropriate snack choices.

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Longer School Day

Longer School Day

Dear Parents, As you may have heard, CPS and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU)  have reached an agreement regarding the length of the school day. This means that we can officially announce that school will start at 7:45AM and end…

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Eighth Grade Meetings

Eighth Grade Meetings

UPDATE: For all 8th grade parents and students whom did not meet with me - You'll have one more opportunity during the week of August 20th to 24th. You must call and set an appointment; please call 773.534.3640 X80607 as…

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