High School Council Welcome Back Letter

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Dear Parents,                                                                                                                                         Welcome, new and returning families! With a large number of new freshman families this year, we hope to provide support for one another through events like our monthly parent to parent meetings held on the first Wednesday of every month starting in October and/or the PA speaker series. We also encourage community enrichment through social events like dinner before HS Parent Night and organized lunches/dinners during Restaurant Week.

Even though it may seem like you are further removed from the school as your student ages, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. Contact any one of us to do so!

Your High School Council,
Anu Asthana
Nicole Brookens
Ann Grissom
Mariana Ingersoll

2016-2017 Dates to Remember

Freshman Parent Orientation
September 1, 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. GPAH

Freshmen and their parents learn more about U-High. When the freshmen depart for their retreat, parents are invited to attend a parent perspective Q&A lead by your High School Council (HSC).
Fan Day – Volunteer Opportunity
September 9
Come support your U-High athletics by decorating the lobby or attending the different sporting events. Tennis volleyball and Soccer will all have home games.
High School Parent Night
September 20, 5:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Parents enjoy a light supper at school, then follow their child’s schedule to visit each teacher and classroom for a brief overview of the year.
Parent to Parent Chats
October 5, November 2, December 7, 8:15 a.m., location TBD
Lead by the HSC and the Learning and Counseling department, this forum is open to all parents to share their interests and questions with one another.
Annual Title IX Training for Parents
October 6, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. location TBD
The annual training will focus on the purpose behind, and requirements of, Title IX and U-High’s policies and procedures related to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. The training will also cover topics such as the reporting obligations of our faculty and staff, retaliation, resources available to our community, and the importance of all members of our community to maintain confidentiality.
Principal Chats
October 11, January 31, April 25, 8:00-9:00 a.m., repeated at 6:00-7:00 p.m. locations TBD
Principal Stephanie Weber will highlight current events and relevant topics in U-High and answer any parent questions.
Homecoming Games
October 14, 2016 After school, Jackman Field and Upper Kovler for Boys Soccer & Girls Volleyball
Come support your U-High teams!
Homecoming Dance
October 15, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Chicago Theological Seminary
PSAT – Volunteer Opportunity
October 19, 7:30 am locations TBD
Come early, help set up and pass out water and snacks to sophomores and juniors who will be taking the PSAT that day.
High School Admissions Open House
October 29, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. GPAH
Parent Teacher Conferences
November 3, 9:00 – 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Upper Kovler
Signup begins October 27
Parents’ Association Speaker Series
November 15, 8:45 a.m. GPAH
Sarah Lightfoot Lawrence
1st Annual Arnie Duncan Literary Classic – Volunteer Opportunity
November 27
The Arnie Duncan Literary Classic is a basketball tournament with teams from across the Chicagoland area. The Athletic Department will host the concession stand with volunteers needed at 10:00 a.m., 12:00, p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Contact Nicole Brookens for more details.

Holiday Book Fair
December 5-7