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Principal's Message

Ms. Dellnora Winters


 August 2019


Dear School of Fine Arts Families,


Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! We are thrilled to welcome all of you back to a new school year of learning and growing. I am grateful and happy to continue this journey with you as your Principal.  As we enter this new school year, I want to let you know that our staff will be engaging in conversations around having a growth mindset, both for themselves and all students. We believe that every person in this building should always be growing and learning. Despite obstacles that may arise, we must still believe in our ability to rise above challenges and come out stronger on the other end. Most importantly, remembering, “There is a Leader in us All”!


This year’s theme emphasis is on Accountability, Purpose, Practice, and Performance. With the implementation of research-based best practices, analyzing academic data to set goals for growth and improvement; we firmly believe that our students are extremely capable of reaching our expectations through the combined efforts of the students, parents, and teachers. 


We are pleased to inform you that Dolton School District 149 will continue the implementation of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), an option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs, for 2019-2020 school year. Schools that participate in CEP are able to provide healthy breakfasts and lunches each day at no charge for all students enrolled in that CEP school.


Please know that we highly value home/school communication here at the School of Fine arts. We understand that collaboration is vital and plays an integral role in each student’s success. We encourage you to contact us if the need arises and to stay in the know about your child’s studies, assignments, and school activities, as well as other events and happenings. On behalf of the entire School of Fine Arts staff, welcome back to school!

We are looking forward to a school year filled with learning and growth.


The following are key dates that we encourage you to mark on your calendars:

  • Monday, August 19th, Opening Day of School/ Full Day (8:20 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.)
  • Saturday, August 24th, Back to School Carnival (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
  • Monday, September 2nd, Labor Day/No School and the start of Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Tuesday, September 17th, NWEA Testing begins
  • Tuesday, September 17th, Middle School Open House (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Our school goal is to see 90% of our families at each event. I hope to see each of you.

Please utilize the school website, www.sd149.org, regularly. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call. I look forward to working with you and your child throughout the school year to provide a productive and safe learning environment that supports student success. We are here to serve you!

Educationally yours,
Mrs. Dellnora Winters

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