Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Growth

The School of Dual Language was chosen by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to participate in the Healthy Smiles Healthy Growth Assessment for 2018-2019. This project provides free dental screenings and height/weight measurement for students. The purpose of the assessment survey is to learn about children’s oral health and growth patterns across the state […]

How to Catch a Leprechaun

Everyone knows that leprechauns love gold. First-grade students at the School of Dual Language created colorful and decorative traps to catch the leprechaun using gold coins, rainbows, four leaf clovers and other objects. While it appears the leprechaun was once again too smart to be caught, this was a fun STEM project for the students […]

123 Andres is Fun for Everyone

Third through fifth graders were singing and dancing as Andres Salguero and Christina performed at the School of Dual Language during a morning assembly on March 8. Even the teachers were dancing as the Latin Grammy-winning music duo provided lessons through music. Their songs provided a fun and creative way for the students to learn […]

Pasta for Pennies Fundraiser

Students wore jerseys to school on Thursday in connection with Townline Elementary and the School of Dual Language’s participation in Pasta for Pennies.  This fundraiser is raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest nonprofit fighting blood cancer. Each day has a particular theme, from pajama day to superhero day, in which […]

Learning to Play the Guitar

Ms. Guerrero’s fifth-grade class at the School of Dual Language had their first guitar lesson on Monday. Music teacher Ms. Schaefges taught them how to remember the standard tuning of the guitar (EADGBE) by teaching them the phrase: Every Amateur Does Get Better Eventually. She taught them how to strum and play chords. The students […]

Fireman Tony Gives Fire Safety Lessons

Fireman Tony, the Public Education Coordinator at Countryside Fire Protection District, reviewed the fire triangle with three second grade classes at the School of Dual Language on Monday. The students remembered that the three things a fire needs to ignite are heat, oxygen and fuel. After his presentation, the students enjoyed engaging in several hands-on […]