Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!
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Attention 4th Grade Parents:
Our 5th grade students (2019-20 school year) will be attending Outdoor Education in the fall. If your child requires medication (either over-the-counter or prescription) on the trip, the following authorization must be completed.
Physical Exam Due August 2, 2019
Dear Parent/Guardian of a 5th Grade Student:
All students entering 6th grade are required to present a new physical examination and dental examination. Immunization requirements for children entering 6th grade include proof of the Tdap vaccine, a second dose of varicella, one dose of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccination (MCV4), and completion of the Hepatitis B series. This is in addition to the immunization requirements met at the previous grades.
Physicals are due by August 2, 2019.
The dental examination form is due May 15, 2020.
Please use the required forms below and make a copy for your records before submitting the originals.
I urge you to make your appointments now, as many offices have less availability at the end of summer. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Knawa at (708) 647-7009.
This spring District 161 schools are celebrating community literacy by participating in the One District, One Book initiative. Elementary schools will be reading A Cricket in Times Square by George Selden. All families and staff members are encouraged to participate and will each receive a copy of the text. The goal is to encourage a life-long love of reading and a strong sense of community. Extra copies of both titles will be available at the Flossmoor Public Library for anyone that would like to join in the initiatives. Kick-off date is Monday April 29th.
If you would like to listen to a recording of the chapters of Cricket In Times Square ready by teachers and staff of Serena Hills, click on the link below!
Serena Hills Spotlight
Illinois Assessment of Readiness
Students in grades 3-5 throughout the state of Illinois will participate in the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) in April. The IAR replaces the previous PARCC assessment. Students in grades 5 and 8 will also take the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA). The District 161 assessment window is April 8-25, 2019.
Please review the additional resources and information on the IAR (formerly PARCC) below:
Serena Hills PTO
Channel 5 News - New STEAM Lab
Celebrating a birthday? Bringing in a class treat?
Make sure you check the district safe snack list first!
As of March 4th, 2019: ALLERGEN-FREE SNACK LIST