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“Characters Facing Challenges.”

“Characters Facing Challenges.” Just as in real life, characters in literature are faced with challenges they must overcome. Our students are reading tales and poems from around the world and learning how the characters in our selections find a way to solve their problems. Benchmark Advance and Benchmark Adelante is our new English Language Arts Curriculum for our K-2 grade classrooms.🤩
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Reilly's Marketing Club

The Reilly Marketing Club met with the director of Lydia Home yesterday. Our students learned all about Lydia Home and its purpose to help serve the community. The director shared how impressed he was with the students, and how amazing the partnership would be. We talked about future events and the first upcoming donation drive of personal hygiene items they plan on gathering. If you would like to help, please bring your donations to Reilly ATTENTION: Reilly's Marketing Club and THANK YOU!.
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"Hear Me Roar" FREE tickets to this concert for Reilly Families

As a participant in Chicago Sinfonietta’s education programs, Reilly students, teachers and their families receive complementary tickets to concerts. The next concert will be held on Monday, March 12th, 2018 at 7:30pm at Symphony Center in Chicago "Hear Me Roar"
This concert celebrates women’s unique voices in classical music and places their work center stage, where it has always belonged.

For more information about the program:

To reserve your tickets email Ms. Zelle,, by Thursday, March 8 at 5:00 and she will reserve your tickets which you can pick up on the night of the concert.
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PARCC SCHEDULE - Grades 3rd - 8th Grades

All students will take the PARCC assessment in their classrooms, with the exception of students who are entitled to accommodations. Please be sure to review the PARCC Schedule and be sure your child is well rested and had breakfast. Some Keys Aspects of PARCC: Built to be fully aligned to the shifts in the Common Core; created by educators from across the country,
Centers on measuring problem solving and critical thinking skills, provides a writing component at every grade level and innovative technology-based tasks allow for greater interaction with content.
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2018-2019 School Year

On Wednesday, 1/24, the Chicago Board of Education approved the calendar for the 2018-2019 School Year, which will go a long way toward supporting our students, and you - the dedicated team who work so hard to help them succeed.

This calendar contains a wealth of information. You’ll see that our student attendance days – 178 – are evenly distributed across four academic quarters, and that we’ve allocated two days for parent-teacher conferences.

Here are some of the important dates for the next school year:

First Day of School - 9/4/18, Last Day of School - 6/18/19
Academic Quarters - Q1 - 11/1/18, Q2 - 1/31/19, Q3 - 4/4/19, Q4 - 6/18/19
Parent Teacher Conference Days - 11/14/18 (ES), 11/15/18 (HS), 4/10/19 (ES), 4/11/19 (HS)
Winter Vacation - 12/24/18 - 1/4/19,
Spring Vacation - 4/15/18 - 4/19/18
School Improvement Days - 11/2/18, 2/1/19, 4/5/19, 6/19/19
Please note: Veterans Day will be observed on Monday, 11/12/18.

In addition to the attached calendars, you can download the SY 2018-2019 Calendar at I hope it proves to be a useful resource for you, and as always, I thank you for your continued dedication to the children of Chicago.
Janice K. Jackson, EdD
Chief Executive Officer
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REILLY FAMILIES ARE INVITED: “MLK Tribute: Ask Your Mama" Monday, January 15– Symphony Center

As a participant in the Sinfonietta’s education program, Reilly students and their families receive complimentary tickets to the Chicago Sinfonietta concerts. The next concert, “MLK Tribute: Ask Your Mama" will be on Monday, January 15– Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave. 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature orchestra, opera, jazz vocals, spoken work audio samples and video. For more information please visit:

We encourage you to take advantage of this exciting benefit!

To reserve your free tickets, please email Ms. Zelle by Wednesday January 10 by 5:00 pm.
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