I cannot express how proud I am of our school community for coming together to give back to those in need. Rather than always thinking about new ways they can raise more money, our PTC recognizes that not everyone has the means to give. It was an important life lesson for our students who participated. I know that I saw a lot of excited, engaged, and happy children working hard for others. Way to go!
Congratulations to Mrs. Hanstad's class for earning the Courageous Cardinal!!
Please read the following updates:
District 62 invites all parents/guardians to attend an exciting workshop: “Co-parenting Children of Separated or Divorced Parents”
Presented by: Dr. Charlene Myklebust
When: Monday, February 6, 2017, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Early Learning Center, 1375 South Fifth Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60016
Please RSVP by Friday, February 3, 2017 to the Student Services Department, 847.824.1247
Note: Childcare will be provided for children up to 9 years old. An RSVP is requested for both attendance and childcare.
Tyler Parent Portal:
District 62 is pleased to provide access to a web-based platform to view your student's information called Tyler Parent Portal. It allows parents to view their own child’s school records anywhere, anytime in a secure online environment. The portal is available to every parent or legal guardian enrolled in the school district who has provided the district with signed consent and a valid email address. We encourage all families to make sure they have a Tyler Parent Portal account and access it regularly. It is one thing to sign up, and anothet to activate your account and access it on a more regular basis. Please take some time over winter break to do this.
Through the portal, parents can view the following information:
- Gradebook, Homework (for teachers that are posting homework), Course Schedules, Report Card Grades, Attendance, Lunch Accounts, & Fines & Fees.
Accessing the Portal:
- If you do not have a parent portal account, please contact the office for more information on how to sign up.
- If you do have a parent portal account, you can access with your username and password.
- Only one username and password will be issued per parent/guardian and will be valid for all of their children enrolled in the school district.
- If you cannot remember your passwrod or need further support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Once you have your account, you can access the Parent Portal using the following options below:
Parking Lot Safety: Please remember that the safety and well-being of our students and staff are our #1 priority. After school you are welcome park your car in a designated spot in our lot and walk to the front to pick up your child. Or, you may drive through the front circle and pick up your child in the pickup line. DO NOT double park your car in the lot and ask your child to run over to your car. I have personally seen students do this and nearly get hit by a car in the lot. Please listen to and work with our traffic supervisors. We need you working together with us to ensure students and staff are safe. Thank you so much.
As the weather has turned cold, please remember to send your child or children with adequate clothing to be outside during the cold weather. Students now have indoor arrival every day during the winter months, however, dependent upon the weather, they may still go outside at recess time. If the temperature is ten degrees or higher, and/or if the wind chill is above zero degrees, students will go outside for recess. If you are curious about lunchtime weather conditions, please read below about downloading the WeatherBug app, which is what I use to make those decisions.
Please make sure students have heavy coats, boots, snowpants, gloves, hats, and scarves. If you are in need of an item of winter clothing, please let the office know, as we have many items we can lend or give to students who need them. Again, we will not send students outside when the air temperature is in single digits or if the wind chill is below zero.
With winter fast aproaching, now would be as good of a time as ever to download the WeatherBug app and set Terrace as your home page. Here are the directions to download:
- Open the app, and tap the WeatherBug icon in the upper left corner to expose the main app menu.
- Select “Sign in”
- At the bottom of the login screen, tap “Sign up” and either login using your Facebook account or by creating a WeatherBug account.
- Then go back into the main app menu and select “Communities”
- Tap “Terrace Elementary School” – the plus sign should turn into a check mark – hit “Close”
- You should see the Terrace Elementary School Community card.
Families, as your children are getting older and are having more exposure online, a host of questions can arise about Internet safety. If you would like to learn more about what your children may be doing or what you can do as a parent/caregiver to protect them, please click here to read more.
- If you are on Facebook and would like to see what is going on at Terrace, be sure to check out the Terrace Facebook page. Pictures are regularly posted to better give you an insight into all the great things that go on at school each and every day. Remember to click the "like" button so our updates appear regularly on your feed. Or, under the school address near the top left of this page, you can click Facebook, and it will direct you straight to the page.
- It is important for us to have a current email address and phone number for you at all times. If you want to ensure that you receive emails and notifications from Terrace and D62, please make sure our office has your most current email and phone numbers on file. If you send us your contact information, I ask that you please write very neatly so we can make sure we are entering the correct information in our student information system.
Have a wonderful weekend!