Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Celebrating our artists!!

The 2016 February Youth Art Month
North Shore School District 112 Exhibit
This exhibit represents a selection of kindergarten through eighth grade art work created by students in North Shore School District 112.

The exhibit will be on display from
February 17th through February 27th at
The Arts Center of Highland Park
1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park

You and your family are cordially invited to join the district art teachers 
for an informal open house to be held on
Tuesday, February 23rd from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.

We are proud to share a small sampling of the outstanding work produced daily in the district schools with the community.
Please join us to celebrate the talents of our students during this evening.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

PTO Fundraiser

Join us at Green Panda and Panda Bar for a family dinner night this Thursday, December 3rd.
Dine in, delivery, or order out from 5-8:30 p.m. Just mention Indian Trail when ordering.  Green Panda is located 600 Elm Place
 Highland Park.  To order out, call 847.433.0590.

The restaurant will generously donate 35% of our receipts back to our PTO!  Green Panda (formerly Jade), is owned by one of our Indian Trail families.  See attached flyer as well.  

Help support our PTO and an IT family by choosing Green Panda for dinner this Thursday!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fall Coat & Boot Drive

Indian Trail’s
Fall Coat
& Boot Drive
Fall is the time of year to clean out our closets, and during the month of October, we are holding a community-wide winter coat & boot collection. Due to the growing need in our community, we are collecting new and gently-used, warm, clean coats and boots of all sizes from infant to adult. The items will be distributed to families in need within our community in November.
Please drop off your donations in the Fall Coat & Boot Drive box outside of the Indian Trail main office from
October 14th – October 28th
Thank you for your generosity!

If you have any questions about the coat drive, please contact Shirley Harwood at

Friday, September 25, 2015

Weekly Update

Good afternoon!  After another week with a strange schedule at school--we are really looking forward to a full, 5 day week at Indian Trail.

Here is a quick recap of what we have been working on!
Literacy--We are continuing our study of identity and immigration.  We began reading In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson, which is the story of a young Chinese immigrant to New York City.  Ask your son or daughter to explain to you which grade Shirley got placed into at her new school....and why that grade is incorrect!!  We are also continuing to work on visualization and we just started discussing character traits.  We also reviewed common and proper nouns in grammar.

Math--This week we focused on rounding!!  The students are doing a great job rounding into the hundred thousands and millions places.  I also introduced Quick Tables on ALEKS.  

Social Studies--This week we participated in 3 different geography challenges. These challenges involved reading different types of maps (elevation map, precipitation map, etc.) as well as using longitude and latitude to find the location of different places around the country.  Next week we will begin our study of the Northeast Region.

Writing--We are continuing to write our personal narratives, with an emphasis on more descriptive language!!

1. Please send in your picture day order form
2. Please complete the Chromebook insurance enrollment for the new school year

Have a wonderful weekend!!  Please let me know if you have any questions!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Open House Reminder!!

Good afternoon!

I just wanted to send out a quick reminder about Open House!  Indian Trail's Open House program is tomorrow night, September 17, at 6:30 pm.  The program will begin in the big gym with a presentation from our new principal, Dr. Maria Grable. The classroom presentations are from 7:00-7:20 and then from 7:30-7:50.

I hope that you can make it!  I have lots of information to share with you.

See you tomorrow night! 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

First Week Review

Good afternoon! It has been such an exciting first week of school. Our class is off to a great start and I am excited to begin our curriculum next week. Here is a quick recap of what we have done over the past few days:

--Tiger Stripe Behavior: We reviewed the behavior expectations in all of the different parts of our school (classroom, lunchroom, playground, hallways, bathrooms, etc.). The focus is to Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful at all times!

--Building Our Classroom Community: We did several activities to get to know one another and to build relationships within our new classroom. We created a Who's Who in Room 134 with unique facts about ourselves, the students created a Venn Diagram with a partner about each other's similarities and differences, and we shared fun facts about our summer vacations.

--Tech Time: We are beginning to use the wonderful resource of our Chromebooks! This week we learned how to use Google Calendar (which is where we record our homework assignments--I'll share more about this at Open House), we also joined my Google Classroom and learned about the website Padlet. Padlet is a great website for reflecting, brainstorming, and displaying facts.

Those are just a few of the highlights from our first week! I can not thank you enough for your support, and I am excited to begin our Literacy and Math curriculum next week. Please let me know if you have any questions!!

**Friday, September 4 is a 1:00 Early Dismissal
**A note from Mrs. Lee in the art room:
Art Can Get Messy
If your child is concerned about their clothes, please have them bring a smock to school. Some examples are an old large t-shirt, an old button-down shirt, or a School Smart full protection vinyl smock. Students should try to avoid wearing their best clothes and shoes on the day they have art.
Thank you,
Ms. Lee

Have a nice weekend!