Principal’s Newsletter: Summer Edition

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Principal’s Newsletter: Summer Edition

Dear Parents,

I am honored to have the opportunity to join the Decatur community as the new principal.  My official start date was July 25th, and I have already met many of the talented teachers and have been fortunate enough to speak with several dedicated parents.

I want to thank the community for the warm welcome and support as we prepare for the new school year. I would also like to thank Ms. Sue Kukielka for her time and assistance with my transition into this new role.

Over the past week we’ve made some exciting changes and I can’t wait for our school to be lived in by our children, teachers, and community.

Looking forward to working together,

Announcements & Updates

Student Fees:

The LSC approved a $150 student tech & supply fee.  This year, the fee will cover all of the necessary supplies, workbooks, and a minimum of 2 field trips.  All you have to bring is a book bag on the first day!   You can pay your supply fee in the main office. If you need a waiver, please email me.

JCC is coming to Decatur!

We will offer onsite after school child care 5 days a week and follow the CPS calendar. Ala carte options are available as well (1 day only, 3 days, etc)  I’m very excited about this new partnership with the JCC.  Please consider enrolling your child even if just for emergency child care .  For details see below:

J at School Programming

When the work day extends beyond the school day, students can participate in organized physical activities inside and out, receive homework help, create art projects and play games, and enjoy healthy snacks. After School embraces a no-electronics policy in support of developing healthy minds and bodies. Offered Monday through Friday until 6:00pm. For further information please call the J at School Team at 312.775.1848

Registration Link:

Benefits of After School in Decatur Classical

·         Following the CPS calendar

·         On Site Programming, sign up for only the days you need.

·         Swimming lessons will be available weekly

·         Two outdoor fields for scheduled activities

After School Programming

Decatur will have many options for after school fee based programs in addition to the JCC.  Programs will begin the week of September 25th and run through June 8th, 2018 from 2:45-3:45pm.  Schedules and daily offerings will be shared soon.

Decatur Website

Please be patient as we update our website.  We are working hard to make the website as helpful, informative, and easy to use as possible.  Stay tuned!

Save The Dates:

Back To School Picnic is on August 30th, 5:30-7pm.  Come and meet your teachers and visit with friends.  Food and fun will be provided!
Kindergarten Meet & Greet is August 13th, 11:00am-1pm at the Decatur playground.  Questions? Reach out to Samantha Frerking.
First Day of School is on Tuesday, September 5th!  Remember, school starts at 7:45am and ends at 2:45pm.

Interested in Volunteering?

The chess team is looking for volunteers!  Contact Chris Swan for more details.
Decatur is always looking for an extra set of hands. If you’re interested in getting involved email us


Please find Principal Luna’s complete first newsletter here as well.


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