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    Local Weather

    Today, 4/24/2014
    High: 67 Low: 45
    Rain showers likely
    60% chance of precipitation.
    Tomorrow, 4/25/2014
    High: 69 Low: 41
    Partly sunny
    14% chance of precipitation.

    Common Core Corner

    How many times greater is the value of the digit 5 in 583,607 than the value of the digit 5 in 362,501?
    A 10 times
    B 100 times
    C 1,000 times
    D 10,000 times

    Aligned CCLS: 5.NBT.1


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    Serena Hills School

    EC/PreK - 5th Grade Girls

    Friday, April 25th

    6:30-8:00 p.m. 

    Green Week
    April 28th - May 2nd

    All week: Plastic Bag Recycling contest between grade levels.

    *The Village of Flossmoor is starting a new campaign called “Bag the Habit.” Our school will participate by collecting clean, dry plastic bags. The green team will count the bags collected each day at recess. Winning grade levels will receive a free recess incentive- an activity that does not use energy and is very green.

    Thank you for your support with the collection.


    CONGRATULATIONS to our March Perfect Attendance Raffle Winners!!! Diego Banuelos, Elliot Estrada, Gonzalo Huerta-Padilla, Tanya Martinez, Ashanti Richardson, and Kayleen Chavez-Soto. Students won a free ticket pass to Marcus Cinema.

    PERFECT Attendance means:


    Two students will be drawn from the raffle every month. We will draw two winners from each of the following groups.

    • Early Childhood/PreK/Kinder
    • 1st/2nd/3rd Grade
    • 4th/5th Grade

    Winners will choose their prize and ALL students will receive a pencil. The students not selected from the monthly drawing will be placed into the BIG end of the year drawing.

    Social Media Update

    Flossmoor School District 161 has a new Facebook page and we are inviting you to visit us there and 'like' the new page. The name of the page recently changed, so you may need to 're-like' us. We also encourage you to visit our Twitter feed below. 


    School Time Changes For 2014-2015

    At the February 10th, 2014 Board of Education meeting, the Board approved time changes for our four elementary buildings and Parker Junior High School. The changes will take effect starting in the 2014-2015 school year. For more information, please click here.

    Summer School 2014

    Please visit the Summer School Information Page to learn about Flossmoor District 161's summer program, including an all new enrichment opportunity utilizing Odyssey! Registration is underway.

    Summer School Brochure & Registration Form

    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, April 24
    5th Grade to Robert Crown
    3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
    1st Grade Concert
    6:30 PM
    Friday, April 25
    Mardi Gras Trip
    Ticket Sale Winners to Orland Bowl
    Mid-Term Trimester 3: Elementary Schools
    Daddy Daughter Dance
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Important Information

    Procedures for Entering Serena Hills School

    To ensure the safety of students and staff in Flossmoor District 161 the following procedures have been implemented for the 2013/2014 school year:

    Absence, Tardy, Early Dismissal and Changes in Dismissal Procedures

    Attendance Hot Line:
    708.709.7699 ext. 2052

    Main Office: 708.647.7300


    Serena Hills 
    Arrival and Departure Procedures
    Please read Arrival Departure Procedures carefully.

    Weather Procedures
    All children will remain inside when any of the following exist:
    *   Rain
    *   Temperature below 20 degrees
    *   Wind chill 11 degrees or below
    *   Icy conditions
    *   Extremely high winds

    Approved Safe * Snack List
    For All Birthday and Classroom Celebrations
    April 2014 Safe Snack List
    Please check back regularly as list is subject to change.

    Congratulations on Receiving the Apple Distinguished Program

    Flossmoor School District 161 named Apple Distinguished Program (2013-2015)

    Flossmoor School District 161 is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2013-2015 for its 21st Century Learning Initiative: Personalized Learning Using Digital Tools

    The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate Apple’s vision of exemplary learning environments.

    The selection of Flossmoor School District 161 as an Apple Distinguished Program highlights our success as an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment. 

    To view the letter from Apple, please click here.

    Important Announcement

    Please read Superintendent Doster's message regarding the new Illinois School Report Card. For more information, please see the following documents:

    School Report Card Facts
    School Report Card FAQ
    Illinois Report Card Website