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Principal's Message

Ms. Dellnora Winters



June 2019

Dear School of Fine Arts Family,

Happy summer! As the school year comes to a close, our minds and hearts are filled to the brim. It’s been a great year! Together we’ve learned much and shared experiences that will long remain with us in the years to come. Special thanks to our parents for getting your kids to school on time each day and helping them in the learning process… the partnership between home and school is important. I would like to thank our hard working and caring staff members who have made a huge difference to our students. Their commitment is outstanding and our kids are the beneficiaries. Thank you to the Board of Education and Superintendent for ensuring the students of Dolton School District 149 receive an enriched education.

Summer can be the best time of the year to spend quality time with family and friends and forget about school for a while. However, I hope that your child is doing some daily reading to keep their most important organ exercised…the brain.  Brain research shows that reading is one of the best ways to build neuro-pathways that are vital to the development of adolescent brain growth. As a matter of fact, research has found that students who did not read over the summer were 2-3 weeks behind their peers come the start of the school year. We are proud to launch our new Balanced Literacy Summer Reading Program.  Coming home with you today is the Scholastic Summer Reading Book packet.  Use the Activity Sheets provided in the My Book Summer packet as a way to talk with your child about what they are reading.  Share any connections that you may have to the stories, and ask your child questions about the books.  Use the conversations that stem from these books as a window into your child’s world.  Enjoy the experience of connecting with your child in a way that promotes learning, conversation, and family engagement. 

As your student reads, look at the activity sheet that goes with the book.  Have them complete the different sections in any order or at any pace that is comfortable for them.  Once your child completes the activity, they will earn an incentive upon returning to school.

If your child is registered for summer school, please remember that it begins Wednesday, June 12th and runs through Friday, June 28th. If you are moving or planning to transfer your child, please contact the main office before the end of June to request your child’s transfer. Please be advised…First day of school for the 2019-2020 school year is August 19, 2019.

In closing, I take this opportunity to congratulate all students of School of Fine Arts! I wish you all a very happy, safe and enjoyable summer. Working in partnership, we will make 2019-2020 a great school year.

Enjoy your summer and be safe… Stay connected!

Educationally yours,
Mrs. Dellnora Winters

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