• Week of November 18, 2019

    Posted by Anabel Nieto Mentado on 11/15/2019 6:00:00 AM

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    HAPPENING THIS WEEK
    Thursday, 11/211
    Exceptional Eagle Breakfast - 7:00 am - 7:30
    Tapestry Thanksgiving Family Night - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Friday, 11/22
    Uso Big Band Show - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at West Leyden

    STUDENT DROP OFF/PICK UP REMINDER
    As a reminder, student drop off before and after school is no longer permitted in front of the building on 25th. Students can be dropped off anywhere along Addison, Calwagner, King or along the tennis courts. You may also drop off in the parking lot across from the school on the 25th.

    FOOD FOR FINES
    During the month of November, all students can get their fines waived if they bring in a canned good or nonperishable item. We are donating items to the Leyden food pantry. This is a great way to help kids check out books who often don't because they have a fine and to give back to the community. Staff should also feel free to bring in some canned or boxed goods to donate!

     

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  • Week of Nov. 11, 2019

    Posted by Anabel Nieto Mentado on 11/8/2019 6:00:00 AM

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    HAPPENING THIS WEEK
    Monday, 11/11
    Veterans Day - School In Session
    Wednesday, 11/13
    Fall Sports Awards - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at West Leyden

    FOOD FOR FINES
    During the month of November, all students can get their fines waived if they bring in a canned good or nonperishable item. We are donating items to the Leyden food pantry. This is a great way to help kids check out books who often don't because they have a fine and to give back to the community. Staff should also feel free to bring in some canned or boxed goods to donate!

     

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    CAP & GOWN ORDERS
    Class of 2020 Cap & Gown Ordering is underway.

    To place your cap & gown order go to Jostens.com  Enter East Leyden High School and proceed with the purchase. The cap and gown are sold individually or as a part of several packages. To purchase just the cap and gown (which includes the tassel) search for the "Cap & Gown Unit". It costs $29, and you will pay with a credit card.

    Note: Students participating in the graduation ceremony are expected to wear the cap, gown, & tassel offered in the $29 package offered by Jostens.

      

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  • Week of November 4, 2019

    Posted by Anabel Nieto Mentado on 11/1/2019 12:00:00 PM

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    STUDENT SERVICES ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Check out the latest news from Student Services by clicking: November News You Can Use Included: Senior FAFSA information, what to expect in Group Guidance, college applications, and more!

    SENIOR Parents: FAFSA Completion
    There is still time to complete the FAFSA with your senior student - they need your assistance. If your child is planning to go to a 2 or 4-year college or any type of trade/vocational school AND they are eligible to complete the FAFSA, they should do so right away. To be eligible to complete the FAFSA, the student must have a social security number. The FREE GRANT MONEY that is awarded to those eligible through completing the application is given out on a first-come, first-served basis. The sooner the application is completed, the better the chance of receiving the money to help pay for school. Completing the FAFSA is one more way to keep students’ options open! If your child is not eligible to complete the FAFSA, please make an appointment with his/her counselor to discuss financial aid opportunities that are available.

    NEED A JOB OR A NEW CAREER?

    COME TO THE LEYDEN CAREER FAIR & BUSINESS EXPO!

    When: Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 from 11:15-3:00 PM
    Where: East Leyden Field House (3400 Rose St. Franklin Park, IL)

    This event is open and free of charge to students, parents, community members. Over 75 companies have signed up to participate and they are hiring! Learn about local businesses and the opportunities they have.

    See who is coming here

     

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  • Week of October 28, 2019

    Posted by Laurie Sumanis on 10/25/2019 6:00:00 AM

    HAPPENING THIS WEEK
    Monday, 10/28 
    Winter Play Auditions
    Tuesday, 10/29
    Winter Play Auditions
    Wednesday, 10/30
    Fall Instrumental Concert
    Sunday, 11/3
    Daylight Saving time ends

    RED RIBBON WEEK
    Please join us in celebrating Red Ribbon Week at East Leyden Monday, October 28th- Friday, November 1st.

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  • Week of October 21, 2019

    Posted by Anabel Nieto Mentado on 10/18/2019 6:00:00 AM

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    HAPPENING THIS WEEK
    Monday, 10/21
    Institute Day - No School
    Tuesday, 10/22
    Parent-Teacher Conferences - No School
    Wednesday, 10/23
    Cap & Gown Orders - During Lunch Periods

    CAP & GOWN ORDERS
    Class of 2020 Cap & Gown Ordering is underway.

    Wednesday, October 23
    Jostens representatives will be in the student cafeteria during all lunch periods to collect order forms and payment.

    RED RIBBON WEEK
    Please join us in celebrating Red Ribbon Week at East Leyden Monday, October 28th- Friday, November 1st.

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    5K Run/Walk

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    THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
    Leyden Fine Arts is proud to present the play The Diary of Anne Frank. This well-known story of young Anne and her family is entertaining and a great tale for families to enjoy together.
    Her thoughtful insights into human nature about what is truly important make this a particularly poignant story.

    Friday, October 18 at 7 PM
    Saturday, October 19 at 7 PM
    & Sunday, October 20 at 3 PM

    Student tickets are $2 and adults are $3
    West Leyden Auditorium

    Complimentary tickets have been emailed to you.
    Share them with your students.
    Bring your family and friends.
    See you there!

     

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  • Week of October 14, 2019

    Posted by Anabel Nieto Mentado on 10/11/2019 6:00:00 AM

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    HAPPENING THIS WEEK
    Monday, 10/14
    Columbus Day - No School
    Wednesday, 10/16
    Practice NMSQT/PSAT/SAT Testing Day
    Thursday, 10/17
    Cap & Gown Orders - During Lunch Periods
    Friday, 10/18
    Underclassmen Yearbook Portraits Retakes

    CAP & GOWN ORDERS
    Class of 2020 Cap & Gown Ordering is underway.

    Wednesday, October 9
    Seniors received information at the cap & gown assembly during their 9th period. Jostens distributed order packets at that time.

    Thursday, October 17 & Wednesday, October 23
    Jostens representatives will be in the student cafeteria during all lunch periods to collect order forms and payment.

    THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
    Leyden Fine Arts is proud to present the play The Diary of Anne Frank. This well-known story of young Anne and her family is entertaining and a great tale for families to enjoy together.
    Her thoughtful insights into human nature about what is truly important make this a particularly poignant story.

    Friday, October 18 at 7 PM
    Saturday, October 19 at 7 PM
    & Sunday, October 20 at 3 PM

    Student tickets are $2 and adults are $3
    West Leyden Auditorium

    Complimentary tickets have been emailed to you.
    Share them with your students.
    Bring your family and friends.
    See you there!

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    5K RUN/WALK

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  • Week of Oct. 7, 2019

    Posted by Anabel Nieto Mentado on 10/4/2019 12:00:00 PM

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    INTERNET SAFETY
    St. John Vianney School would like to extend an invitation to the Leyden community to attend their Parent University Night: Internet Safety. The Northlake Police Department will present this event on Oct. 24. Please find the attached flyer and share it with your school community. It is open to parents, guardians, teachers, and staff, etc.

    HOMEWORK HELP
    Need help with homework? The River Grove Public Library is offering free homework help for the month of October. They will have volunteers from Dominican University from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The last day to take advantage of this resource will be October 30.

     COME...IF YOU DARE!
    It's Leyden's Bands and Orchestra annual Halloween Concert--
    Donned in costumes and with seasonal décor, hundreds of students from our Creepy Concert Band, the Ominous Orchestra, and the Sinister Symphonic Band perform some of Halloween's greatest hits 'dead, in concert' on Wednesday, October 30, at 7:00 PM, in the West Campus Auditorium. As always, the performance is free and open to the public!

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  • Week of Sept. 30, 2019

    Posted by Anabel Nieto Mentado on 9/27/2019 10:00:00 AM

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    A REMINDER FROM STUDENT SERVICES
    Counselors and social workers are always available to speak to students who need assistance throughout the school day. However, if you believe your student is in need of immediate support, please be reminded of the following community resources:
    -Leyden Family Services (847-451-0330)
    -Youth Outreach Services (773-777-7112)
    -Pilsen Wellness Center (708-343-7860)

    FAFSA
    Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible after it opens on October 1 at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
    Did you know? The student needs a social security number to be eligible to complete the FAFSA and can complete it even if the parent does not have a SSN. If a student does not have a SSN, please see your counselor for options in making your postsecondary plan a reality!


    FAFSA FEST! Need help completing the FAFSA? Attend a FAFSA Fest at either East or West for assistance and leave with a completed FAFSA! Click here for information on what to bring!
     -October 9 at 6:00 p.m. - West Leyden High School
     -October 10 at 6:00 p.m. - East Leyden High School


    October 17: Encourage your senior to attend Application Mania from 2:30-6:00 p.m. in the Nardini Library. Counselors and professionals will be available to assist students in completing their college applications!

    JUNIOR GROUP GUIDANCE
    Junior Group Guidance will begin next week. In the first lesson, juniors will consider their interests, abilities, and values while learning how to use a tool that will help them explore possible career options.

     

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  • Week of Sept. 23, 2019

    Posted by Anabel Nieto Mentado on 9/20/2019

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    HAPPENING THIS WEEK
    Saturday, 9/21
    Homecoming Dance - 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm - West Leyden
    Thursday, 9/26
    Exceptional Eagle Breakfast - 7:00 am - 7:30 am - East Leyden Little Theater

    Important Information on Vaping 

    As educators, we are always looking to expand our knowledge on topics that impact the well-being of our students. Recently, CNN, among many others, reported that the new fad amongst our youth, vaping, has caused severe illnesses and deaths. Click on the following link to read about the latest vape-related death. CNN Vaping Death Article

     

    According to the Center on Addiction, vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. E-cigarettes do not produce tobacco smoke, but rather an aerosol, often mistaken for water vapor, that actually consists of fine particles.

     

    We recognize that this is a national issue and educating our students on the dangers is the best way to curb usage. Last year during school, students participated in a lesson about the dangers of vaping. You can view the presentation that was given to students here. Additionally, vaping is a topic covered in all health classes.

     

    Vaping devices can be challenging to identify because often times they look like a variety of tools students use in school.  E-cigarettes can look like large fountain pens or can even resemble small USB chargers. Recently, vaping devices even resemble smartwatches.   (sample images attached).

     

    In an effort to continue improving the culture and climate of our school, we want to send communication to our parents regarding national trending topics. It is important that we offer support to both you, as parents, and our students to continue to make East Leyden the powerful and positive school community it is.  For more information on vaping or how to talk to your child, view these resources.

     

    Center on Addiction Vaping Article

     

    American Lung Association- The Vape Talk

     

    PARENTS' CLUB FUNDRAISER 

    East Leyden High School Parents’ Club Presents…. Our Little Caesars® Pizza Kit Fundraiser!

    It’s Pizza!Pizza!® time! Time for you, your friends, and your family to get your Little Caesars® Pizza Kits! Have them on hand for quick dinners, parties or entertaining! Buy several Kits and stock your freezers! Thanks!

    There are 2 ways to submit your order.

    Pay for your order at PizzaKit.com. You will have the option to pay cash or via credit card for your entire brochure order, or just for your personal purchase.
    Place your orders online and pay by credit card.
    Go to PizzaKit.com
    Click on Products, then Order Pizza Kits
    Select Ship My Order to the Group – DO NOT SELECT SHIP TO HOME
    Enter Fundraiser ID #(373895)
    Select “Supporter” to only pay for the Kits you personally wish to purchase.
    Do not submit these orders on any Order Form
    OR
    Turn in your completed order form and payment to the principal’s office: Please make checks payable to East Leyden Parents’ Club. Fill out the top portion of your order form with your name and the best contact phone number (cell phones preferred).

    Sale dates: 9/13/19 – 10/6/19
    Be sure your order form is correctly tallied!
    Double-check all rows and columns.
    Late orders will NOT be accepted
    Delivered: 10/22/19 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences - tentative Confirmed delivery date to follow.


    Must be picked up on pick-up date. No place to store. Remember if the products thaw, they can be refrozen.
    Thank you for your support and participation!

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  • Week of Sept. 16, 2019

    Posted by Anabel Nieto Mentado on 9/13/2019 6:00:00 AM

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    CONGRATULATIONS
    Congratulations to the parents of Kaya Kozlowski and Mario Perez for winning a $50 Visa gift card! All parents who turned in their child's physical or meningitis vaccination forms prior to the June deadline were entered into the raffle. If you have not turned in your child's meningitis or physical form please do so by October 1st. If your child does not turn their medical forms they can be excluded for school. All forms should be turned in to the nurse's office.

    THANK YOU!

    Thank you to the senior parents and families who attend our Planning and Paying for College program on September 10. If you missed the presentation, you can find the information posted under Student Services on the website.

    SENIOR PARENTS: If your child’s plan is to attend a postsecondary school (2-year, 4-year, vocational or technical), you will want to complete the FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid - if your child is eligible. Plan to attend FAFSA Fest at either campus for help in completing your FAFSA!
    October 9, 2019: “FAFSA Fest” 6:00 p.m. @ West Leyden
    October 10, 2019: “FAFSA Fest” 6:00 p.m. @ East Leyden

    ALL PARENTS:
    Please encourage your child to attend the 2019 College Fair hosted by East Leyden Student Services after school on Wednesday, September 18. Students will have the opportunity to visit with representatives from 25 different Illinois colleges/universities. It’s never too early to begin exploring your options!

    FRESHMEN PARENTS: Freshmen students completed their second Group Guidance lesson with counselors. The students explored different learning strategies that can support them in “doing their best” in all of their classes this year. Be sure to ask them which learning strategy they plan to try this month!

     

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