Friday Letter: 9.20.2013



Dear Parents,


Last week we sent home ISAT scores for all students in grades four to eight. I am happy to report that we saw gains across the grade levels in our overall Reading and Math composite. In our Science scores we had a 3% gain in students meeting or exceeding standards. For more information please visit

MAP Testing for grades K-2 will conclude next week. The rest of the school will have their MAP tests in November. Parents, this year CPS is measuring student progress on NWEA from the spring of last year to the spring of this year. Each student will once again receive an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) that will be distributed next week. (If you would like to see the generic ILP’s please visit our website: We will once again have a parent information meeting once we are closer to our testing session.

Many parents have been asking about afterschool programs. Our After-school and Saturday school programs will begin in two weeks. Student sign-ups will be sent home next week. Park district busing will also begin next week. Please see the form sent home today.

A few dates to remember:
-Friends of Thorp Pub Quiz Challenge on Sunday, September 22nd starting at 3:30p.m. at Galvin’s Pub 5901 W Lawrence.
– PTA Ice Cream Social; Thursday September 26 from 6:00p.m to 8:00p.m. Please visit the Thorp PTA site for more information.
-Progress Reports will be sent home on Wednesday September 25th.
-Thorp High School Fair for 7th and 8th grade families: October 18th, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. please plan accordingly.

A copy of this letter will be sent to your email if you have registered at


Thank you for your support.





Efren Toledo