- W. Reilly School
3650 W. School St.
Chicago IL, 60618
Dear Parents, September 5, 2019
I would like to welcome all the new students entering Room 230!
Before I give you a short preview of some of the subjects to be covered during the course of this year, let me first introduce myself. I am Marzanna Postolowicz. I am married and have 2 daughters. I have been teaching at Reilly School for the past 24 years and I consider myself very fortunate to be among such a professional faculty. I have a Masters in Teaching from University of Warsaw.I am endorsed in Language Arts, Social Studies, Bilingual and English as a Second Language from National- Louis University.
I realize that teaching your child is a privilege, as well as a tremendous responsibility. I will do my best this year to ensure that each student has a motivating and safe learning experience in the classroom. However, I cannot do this alone: I need your help. We both need to be partners in the learning process. I need each of you to encourage your child at home by helping to ensure that they have completed their assignments, and help them study for tests. I will keep you informed of all assignments and subjects that are covered in class with a weekly summary.
I would like to inform you of some things going on in our classroom and the school at this time. Classes begin at 7:45 a.m. so please bring your child to school on time. Students are dismissed at 2:45 p.m. Please make sure that you are here promptly at 2:45pm to pick up your child. All staff will be not be here past dismissal time.
I am available to meet with you both before 7:45 AM and after school (2:45-2:50 PM); please stop by the office for a pass before coming to my room.
The Board of Education and the administration of the school are very strict when it comes to student absences. If your child will be absent from school, please call the school office before 9:00 AM to excuse his/her absence. Please also submit a written excuse of absence upon his/her return to school.
Please be sure your students have all the necessary school supplies as soon as possible, especially notebooks and pencils. Please also be sure to have your child bring paper towels and facial tissues so that I can put all the things away in the classroom. Please pay your student supplies fee of $25.00 as soon as possible.
Students will have their pictures taken several times during the year and we will no doubt be going on a few field trips. When sending money to school, please be sure to put it in an envelope and be sure to include your child’s name and what the money is for.
Students will receive written homework each day (including Fridays). Please be sure your child completes all assignments and brings them to school on the day they are due. Homework assignments are an extension of work done in the classroom. Assignments are usually not given without any prior information provided. Agendas are very important to keep track of the student’s homework. I require that the agendas are signed daily by a parent/legal guardian as proof that the students have completed their assignments. The agendas serve as a communication log between the parents and I.
Every day: reading the current story in the Reading book, Study Guide, Mathematics, book report, and studying for Friday’s spelling test, reading test and math test.
Students are expected to wear school uniforms daily
- Only, Plain Solid Loosely Navy Blue or Grey polo shirt.
- Only Solid Plain Loosely Navy Blue pants. No jeans, sweatpants, leggings or jeggings.
- Shoes must be Majority Black. (No light shoes)
- Student ID’s must be visible at all times while in school must be worn.
- P.E. Class: Plain Navy Blue or Grey T-shirt with Navy Blue sweatpants or shorts.
Conferences are scheduled after the first and third report period. You may schedule a conference at any time during the school year if you have any concerns. I may also request to see you after the interim report if I feel that your child is having difficulty in a subject area.
Friday: Performing Arts
Students will have recess then they eat. Please send your child dressed for the weather.
Breakfast is available from 7:20 in the lunchroom. Please feel free to send your child to school prior to 7:45.