Merryl Brownlow
We received a message that our phone outage is not expected to be resolved until late Thursday afternoon. Please continue to use email for immediate assistance. Your building contacts are pasted below. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. Independence Jr. High School: -Dr. Kevin Kirk - kkirk@palos128.org -Trudy Walta - twalta@palos128.org Indian Hill -Cathy Leslie - cleslie@palos128.org -Cindy Drabeck - cdrabeck@palos128.org Chippewa -Mary Lynn Duff - mduffy@palos128.org -Kim Patla - kpatla@palos128.org Navajo -Kaitlin Curran - kcurran@palos128.org -Pam Koutras - pkoutras@palos128.org
about 5 hours ago, Merryl Brownlow
Palos Heights 128
Hello District 128 Families! Unfortunately, our District 128 phone lines are currently down. If you need immediate assistance at your student's school, please email your building principal and/or secretary. We will be in communication when the phone lines are back up and active. Independence Jr. High School: -Dr. Kevin Kirk - kkirk@palos128.org -Trudy Walta - twalta@palos128.org Indian Hill -Cathy Leslie - cleslie@palos128.org -Cindy Drabeck - cdrabeck@palos128.org Chippewa -Mary Lynn Duff - mduffy@palos128.org -Kim Patla - kpatla@palos128.org Navajo -Kaitlin Curran - kcurran@palos128.org -Pam Koutras - pkoutras@palos128.org Thank you for your patience and understanding!
about 13 hours ago, Palos Heights 128
Jason Smit
District 128 students will return to in-person instruction on Monday, September 21. Please check your email for our latest communication or click on the following link: https://mailchi.mp/636f1aa903ed/september16-return
8 days ago, Jason Smit
Merryl Brownlow
An update regarding the monitoring of metrics related to in-person and remote learning was just sent via email. If you do not see it in your inbox, please check your junk or spam folders to be sure you are receiving district communication.
23 days ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Please check your email for an important message regarding a temporary change from in-person instruction to remote for next week. The details are in the email. There is no school for students on Monday. Staff will take a Remote Learning Planning Day. Instruction will resume remotely on Tuesday. I know this is disappointing for many, but health and safety have to come first.
26 days ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Please check your email for an important message regarding monitoring COVID metrics and planning forward. Thank you!
28 days ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Please check out our latest Back to School Communication here: https://mailchi.mp/9ca5ad7090e1/welcome-message. This message also went out via email.
about 1 month ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
In case you missed it in your email, here is a link to the Welcome Back District Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/51cce330cb88/welcome-to-the-2020-2021-school-year
about 1 month ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Welcome Back to the 2020-2021 School Year! The first day for students is FRIDAY, AUGUST 21. It is a half-day with an 11:15 AM dismissal time. Please stay tuned to email, as back to school information from the district office, the technology department and the buildings will be forthcoming this week and next.
about 1 month ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Please check your email for information related to last evening's Board Meeting presentation and updated information for fall.
2 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Reminder Board of Education Remote Meeting this evening. Here is the link to the live streaming beginning at 6:30 p.m. Click Here: https://youtu.be/LfVzcoo59qA
2 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Fall Update - An email was sent this morning to all families with links to the latest updates regarding fall planning. Stay safe and be well.
2 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
An email went out yesterday with a summary of our Fall Family Survey Feedback & FAQ. It also contained information regarding the need to hold the Board Meeting remotely on July 14 due to social distancing requirements. Here is the link to view the meeting on Tuesday: https://youtu.be/LfVzcoo59qA. If you did not receive the email, please contact your school, as it indicates an error in the registration database.
3 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
An email message just went out with a link to a survey for all families registered for Fall 2020. If you did not see the email in your inbox, then please email your building principal, as your email is not properly entered into the registration system. You can still access the survey for Grades K-8, by clicking here: https://forms.gle/8Ro7ZHTYQGr8MoAH8. The preschool survey can be accessed by clicking here: https://forms.gle/oouEWuUeHgsbopCY6
3 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Please stay tuned for a Fall Planning Survey going out to families this week!! You will have the opportunity to provide your input on our tentative plans for reopening schools this fall. The survey will remain open until July 8, 2020. Link will be sent via push notification, posted on Facebook and went via Email.
3 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
The District 128 Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting on July 14, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the District Office. We will post the agenda 48 hours before the meeting as a link on our website and on the doors of all school facilities.
3 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
A planning update message was sent out via email. You can also click here to view: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1v6WNxjjjjgpI9cPNSHmXh_cUWDDeFi23/view?usp=sharing
3 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
REGISTRATION FEE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ENDS TODAY! Click Here to pay fees online: https://palos128.revtrak.net/
3 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
New Student Registration - If you know of families new to D128, please have them contact the respective school or District Office to schedule a registration appointment! We are not scheduling a Walk-in Day due to the restrictions related to large gatherings and social distancing. We are taking registration by appointment all summer long! Any returning families needing assistance, may also schedule by appointment!
3 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Congrats again to the Class of 2020! Here is a link to the May 2020 newsletter that was just sent out via email: https://mailchi.mp/80223e7dda3e/district128newsletter-4222665
4 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Chippewa Staff wanted to wish their Cheetahs a Happy Summer! They had a "ball" this year: https://youtu.be/D2JqU8-DI4E
4 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Weekly update went out on Friday via email. Stay on the lookout for monthly newsletter this week. Our amazing choir video was just posted to Facebook! Check it out here as well: https://youtu.be/Agfpr-_48Ig
4 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
D128's Got Talent is here! Click the link to see the show: https://youtu.be/Q9iFYxWnZCE
4 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
A weekly update email went out via email this afternoon. Here is the link to our weekly E-Learning VIdeo: https://youtu.be/RnAEPHVLIYI Happy Mothers' Day Weekend!
5 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Thanks AMAZING students for sharing the love for our staff in this "Heartfelt video tribute! Get the tissue ready! This is why we do this work! https://youtu.be/TOQ_ahFvZmc
5 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
This week's Get Your Tie Dye On E-Learning Video: https://youtu.be/RbkvWL1128o. Next week's theme is chalk art! Remember no E-Learning on Monday!
5 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Beautiful day today! Hope you all enjoyed the sun. An email regarding the information from Governor Pritzker's press conference went out via email this evening. Just posting here in case you have not seen it.
5 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
To see this week's crazy hat and E-learning video, click here: https://youtu.be/K3GbzwzY6lk. Next week is a Tie Dye theme. Email your pictures to Mrs. Lynch: blynch@plaos128.org!
5 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
The April Monthly Newsletter should be in your email inbox via Mailchimp! You can also click here to access it: https://mailchi.mp/263e38a7120b/district128newsletter-4209557
5 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
No School (E-Learning) Tomorrow - Teacher Remote Learning Planning Day. Enjoy the beautiful weather.
5 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Please check your email for an important message regarding extended school closure if you haven't already. Here is today's video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNo52lY871w&feature=emb_logo&disable_polymer=true Stay tuned as we shift to weekly videos with a theme next week!
5 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
April 15 E-Learning Video is live! Click Here: https://youtu.be/SLKQByPsZ48 We love seeing all your smiling faces, even if only remotely. Email Mrs. Lynch your photos: blynch@palos128.org or add them at the link on the website E-Learning page. #d128proud #wherechildrenarefirst
5 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
April 8 E-Learning Video @Palos128! Enjoy the show! https://youtu.be/Y-I21c_4sAw #wherechildrenarefirst #d128proud
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Keeping Community Connected Video - April 7... Click here: https://youtu.be/xz96PX0O0Vg. #d128proud #wherechildrenarefirst
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Did you see the art contest in this afternoon's E-Learning Email update? If not, click here for details: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13rek7iiPmgCc63gaqVpP3Y0ZtD7C--l4/view?usp=sharing
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Closing out Spirit Week in Style...Pajama Style that is. Check out our comfy cast of staff and students: https://youtu.be/VLOGWDLbnn4 We will push out a Keeping Community Connected Link next week! Have a great weekend!
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Spirit Week Hawaiian Day Video! Check it out: https://youtu.be/aaofcN8cnA4 Keep those pictures coming! Tomorrow is Pajama Day! Click here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/gAmsTCA5TzduVxRX7
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Spirit Week Day 3: Sports Day Video! Click here: https://youtu.be/0nB3-EfNffA Remember tomorrow is Hawaiian Beach Day! Click here to drop photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/gAmsTCA5TzduVxRX7
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Let's try this video link thing again! Here is the link to Day 2 Spirit Week Selfies and More: https://youtu.be/pMReT69YDf4. Post your Sports Spirit Wear tomorrow here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/gAmsTCA5TzduVxRX7
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Here's some joy from D128. Keeping Community Connected video: Spirit Week Day 2 - Selfies with Pets & More https://youtu.be/URtYtfIoLpE Spirit Week Day 3 Sports Day Click to add photos https://photos.app.goo.gl/gAmsTCA5TzduVxRX7 Feeling the Love in D128! #wherechildrenarefirst
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Please check your email for an important update regarding extended school closure through April 30 at Governor Pritzker's order. Day 2 Spirit Week Video to be released later today. Stay tuned...
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Sharing the link to the Staff Parade video! https://youtu.be/UsB-FNWqvIQ Sorry for the delay, so many smiles to upload! Big shout out to Palos Heights PD and Cook County PD for their support @palosheightspd @cookcountypd #wherechildrenarefirst #d128proud #ilschoolsstepup
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
D128 pays it forward... Donating PPE supplies to Palos Hospital. Sending well wishes to our front line community workers.
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
D128 Staff showing the love for students! Over 50 cars paraded Palos Heights with the help of Palos Heights PD @palosheightspd and the Cook County PD @CookcountyPD. A true family in our community. #wherechildrenarefirst #d128proud #ILschoolsstepup
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Check your email for an E-Learning Update for Monday, March 30. Be well.
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Email update regarding March 31 - April 7 went out this morning. Be well.
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
D128 Staff Car Parade and Spirit Week! Check your email for details.
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Spring Break Cheer! Hope you are all finding sometime to get outdoors and breathe deeply. It's a great way to bring normalcy to what is an unusual time. Stay tuned for post spring break E-Learning updates on Friday. Keep on keeping on, we got this.
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Day 4 Crazy Socks, Germ Busters & E-Learning!! Click here for happy thoughts! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je8C29zyrzI Love D128 #wherechildrenarefirst #ilschoolsstepup @palos128 @MerrylBrownlow
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Governor Pritzker extended school closure through April 7, 2020. Click here to see family communication sent via email: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1U7roJfXGmihXz0hNk2qHgB1GH6NxHjInHXBuk_Tkl44/edit?usp=sharing
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Hey District 128, let's all come together and celebrate World Down Syndrome Day tomorrow (Friday 3/20)! Wear blue, yellow or crazy socks & send in your pics to our E-Learning link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/1gyGAH4KztchLede7 Can't wait to see your feet!
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
E-Learning Day 3: Check out our D128 Students!https://youtu.be/5Do0F3U7UBA
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Check out Keeping Community Connected Day 2 E-Learning: https://youtu.be/pwn140wsrkI
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
D128: Keeping Community Connected... Check out our E-Learning Day 1 Slide Show: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipM672pcHI6dfw8-j0Yt7K8yccnwVa_HVrM97uDVGnFBu22d1pFL8B_ybxacjN9S2g?key=MG1KUmF1TUhjaVBDaVg5ZUtUV0o1cWlKZ2xXZ2F3 Loving our creative kids!
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
D128 Keeping Community Connected: A creative way to stay connected! Share photos & give us a glimpse into your E-Learning world. Email photos to mbrownlow@palos128.org or add them here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/yecR4oHWbrgpFhBw7. Slide show will be posted at the end of the week!
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Reminder NO SCHOOL beginning tomorrow March 16 - March 30. Check email or click this link (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1s60_1WEbIBlf9cxJc6DFPY2xmskI4dMGhEKhtcfAba4/edit?usp=sharing) for an important message regarding updates on school closure.
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
In a press conference this afternoon, Governor Pritzker ordered all schools to close through Monday, March 30. See your email for details. School is planned to reopen on TUESDAY, MARCH 31. Monday, March 30 will be an E-Learning Day.
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
SCHOOL CLOSURE & E-LEARNING: Click here for a message sent via email: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UTyTaPfSb2wqYz6QhKZw0yVNmpH_qlAr/view?usp=sharing. Second link to E-Learning document: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gDCozAgqBHkY2tvtrlLe_GUxamYb6ZsN/view?usp=sharing
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Update on D128 response to Coronavirus and Governor Pritzker's Press Conference: Click to view: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ye1K7sBdK740NDRozROD11h4divi3ZzT/view?usp=sharing
7 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
An updated Coronavirus message went out this afternoon via email regarding the precautions we are taking as a district. Please click here if you missed it: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14gShhA6JYGKv1rwqM0o_Vs1Qp6YEU8LP/view?usp=sharing
7 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Early Dismissal Reminder: Wednesday, March 11 is an early dismissal day. All schools dismiss at 1:15 pm. Please plan accordingly!
7 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Good luck to our Poms team in their big competition in Darien tomorrow!!
8 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Bus 6 is running about 15 minutes behind. There is a substitute driver and the route was late getting started.
8 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Bus 4 is running 15 min late. The regular drive took ill and the company had to find a last-minute sub.
8 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Mary Lynn Duffy
Happy New Year Chippewa Friends! I look forward to seeing everyone Monay, January 6. Monday is a regular school day.
9 months ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Merryl Brownlow
Reminder! Hope to see you at Wednesday's Board of Education Meeting at 6:30 p.m.. The District Leadership Team will share a state of the district presentation. We will share highlights of the wonderful things happening & provide an overview of student achievement.
11 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Students enjoyed a presentation by author, Eileen Meyer, and learned a lot about what mad Abraham Lincoln superlative! Thank you, PFA!
11 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
PFA Author Night Tonight! Looking for something to do tonight? Come out to Chippewa for a night with author, Eileen Meyer. She will be sharing her book of poems, The Superlative A. Lincoln. Hope to see you there @ 7PM!
11 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Veterans' Day Food Drive! Indian Hill is supporting troops with a food drive starting Monday. Items will be donated to Caring Patriots, a local non-profit providing Thanksgiving dinner baskets to over 1,000 veterans and their families.
11 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
PFA Author Visit Next Wednesday! Author, Eileen Meyer, will be introducing her new book “The Superlative A. Lincoln”. It is a book of poems about Abraham Lincoln. The event is for all grade levels and will be hosted at Chippewa at 7:00 PM.
11 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Mary Lynn Duffy
The Chippewa Parade is moved to the gym and music hallway at 1:15
11 months ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
Wednesday, October 30 is the first hotdog day of the year.
11 months ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
Wednesday, October 23 is Unity Day at Chippewa School. The students and staff are encouraged to wear orange. There will be a short parade on the Chippewa playground at 8:30.
11 months ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has announced that this year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week will be “Plan & Practice your Escape. Displays are due October 9.
12 months ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
Patriot Day at Chippewa School 2019
about 1 year ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
Thank you for your patience while we are establishing the morning routines at Chippewa. Please remember that traffic on Austin is one way in the northbound direction from 8:00-8:30. A new sign will be posted soon. We aslo ask that the children stay in the cars until the driver is in the orange cone zone. Our goal is to keep our children safe.
about 1 year ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
I look forward to seeing all of the bus riders at the bus round up on Thursday, August 15 at 6:00. Bus routes and times will be distributed at this time.
about 1 year ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Merryl Brownlow
Summer Parent Newsletter was sent today via email. Please check your inboxes or spam/junk folders. It will come from a domain called mailchimp. Don't see it in your inbox? Click here to view it in your browser: https://mailchi.mp/128dce91840b/welcome-to-a-new-school-year
about 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Mary Lynn Duffy
Save the date: August 15 is the bus round up for all first through third grade bus riders. The students and their parents will take a practice bus ride. A new family orientation will follow the bus round up at 7:00
about 1 year ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
First Grade Students present their animal habitats.
over 1 year ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
Kindergarten students visit Chippewa!
over 1 year ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
Chippewa celebrates World Down Syndrome Day! We celebrated all things that make us unique and special! Lexie Facko read 2 books to the class. All the children received bubbles with different facts attached about Down Syndrome. We rocked our socks!!!!
over 1 year ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
The Chippewa students continue to grow kindness.
over 1 year ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
The Third Grade Meet the Author Celebration was very successful.
over 1 year ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
This week we will collect school supplies for a local homeless shelter. Gently used items are welcome.
over 1 year ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
February Kindness is off to a great start!
over 1 year ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
Spirit Week starts Monday, February 4! Dreaming of a kind world! Pajama Day at Indian Hill and Chippewa!
over 1 year ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
Chippewa Students Celebrate 100 Days of School
over 1 year ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
Chippewa School will celebrate the 100th day of School on Friday, February 1, 2019.
over 1 year ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
The Third Grade Choir celebrate friendship in song.
over 1 year ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
Dear Parents, I would like you to be informed about the heating repairs occuring at Chippewa this week. Our mechanics are replacing compressors in the first grade wing. Ms. Carlo's and Mrs. Smagacz's classrooms are the only rooms affected. These students will be moved to the art and music rooms until the repairs are completed. The remainder of the building is warm. Sincerely, Mrs. Duffy
over 1 year ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
Friday, January, 10, is the Chippewa PBIS mid trimester assembly. The students and staff are encouraged to dress in Cheetah wear or the color green.
over 1 year ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
The Kindness Challenge is congtagious
almost 2 years ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
Congratulations to Ms. Loughran's class for completing the Kindness Challenge!
almost 2 years ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
Halloween 2018 at Chippewa School
almost 2 years ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
Wednesday, October 24 is Unity Day. Chippewa parents are welcome to join the Kindness Parade at 8:35 on the Chippewa Playground. Students and staff may wear their kindness shirts or the color orange.
almost 2 years ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
Second Grade Writing Celebration
almost 2 years ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
Third grade students are recognized as Chief Examples of Kindness
almost 2 years ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
Third grade students share persuasive writing samples with the principal.
about 2 years ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
Thank you to the Cheetah Chip winners for demonstrating responsible behavior.
about 2 years ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
Patriot Day at Chippewa School, September 11, 2018
about 2 years ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
Patriot Day at Chippewa School, September 11,2018
about 2 years ago, Mary Lynn Duffy
Mary Lynn Duffy
Tuesday September 11 is Patriot Day at Chippewa School. The students and staff are invited to wear red white and blue. We will gather together to say the Pledge of Allegiance as a school community.
about 2 years ago, Mary Lynn Duffy