In this week’s tribute, Mr. Frazier Keys celebrates the unity of Pan-Africanism through spoken word with Ayinde Cartman who is Executive Director of Real Men Charities located in South Shore. He is committed to providing Black men and youth with the necessary language, resources, and outreach to develop them and cultivate the best they have to offer to themselves, and their worlds. Thank you, Mr. Frazier - Keys for sharing your heart and passion for AIM with the community!
1 pm Dismissal, Friday, 2.12.2021
No SCHOOL: Presidents Day, Monday, 2.15.21
Prospective Families Open House, Tuesday, 2.23.21 5pm
AIM Scholars Night 6:30-8PM Thursday, 2.25.21
1pm Dismissal, Friday, 3.19.21
Spring Break, March 29-April 2, 2021
Community of Care - Our Community of Care program (on-campus, remote learning) for students has restarted. We understand the challenge of balancing your student’s school during the pandemic and are here to help! If you would like to register for Community of Care, contact Mr. Avery for details!
Family Conferences: Thank you to those families that were able to connect with us for conferences this week! If you were not able to sign-up for conferences, please reach out and connect with your child’s teachers - staff e-mails can be found here
Supporting your child’s learning: Please utilize our www.aimchicago.org website for resources like all Student Links (including weekly assignment bulletins, schedules, program websites, teacher e-mails), these Family Updates, and more. Also, follow AIM on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for news, celebrations, etc.
Summit Learning Feature Update: We are committed to providing students with a rigorous academic experience. We are also aware of the challenges of remote learning instruction. We are making a key shift to the Summit Learning platform in order to better support student success. Please read this family letter and reach out to Mr. Kreller, Lead Instructional Coach, with any questions.
Health & Sexual Health Education: As part of our physical education (PE) curriculum at Art In Motion, your child will receive Health Education as part of the Chicago Public Schools Sexual Health Education Policy. Starting in March, your child will be taught topics, including: Nutrition, Healthy eating goals, Physical activities, Fitness goals, Healthy/ unhealthy relationships and Physical changes. During this time of virtual instruction, Art In Motion will not be teaching any topics associated with sexual health education. The CPS Board acknowledges that parents/guardians are the primary sexuality educators for their child/children. Art In Motion is committed to partnering with you to provide supplementary instruction to students via the sexual health education lessons if you would like this information. The instructional materials and outlines for this unit are available for your review by appointment with your school Director or designee. In alignment with Illinois law, students can be excused from taking part or participating in courses on family life instruction if the student’s parent/guardian submits a timely written objection to the student’s participation. (105 ILCS 110/3). If you wish to opt your child out of this unit of study, please email Mrs. Veriner James 2.26.21. Students who opt out will not be subject to any consequences, however he/she will work on alternative physical education assignments.
On February 25, 2021 we will gather for a special program to honor students who have risen above, demonstrated academic excellence and CREATIVE citizenship on and off the camera! All families are welcome to attend this virtual event streaming on Facebook . Students who will be honored for academic excellence and CREATIVE awards will receive a special invite from the host committee. Reach out to Ms. Rivas with any questions!
Artist Interview Videos are being submitted this week! We are still working on The Wiz for Semester 2 in preparation for our Spring Festival Showcase!This Arts event will be online + social distancing in person to bring our AIM family together and celebrate the hard work we have been doing since December 2020. Students AND families are encouraged to find their creative passions and connect those to the lessons being taught in Dance, Music, Literary Art & Drama, along with Visual Art.
After the first two weeks of 3rd quarter instruction, students were expected to submit an Artist Community Interview Video by Tuesday, February 9, in order to be placed into a disciplinary arts class for the remainder of the school year, beginning on Monday, February 22. See the AIM Arts Website for more info and reach out to your child’s Arts teacher with any questions.
Students with an Incomplete (below 70% average) from their Quarter 2 Arts class will need to make-up and submit missing assignments no later than Friday, February 19, in order to earn a passing grade for Quarter 2. Class time will be provided the week of February 16th for make-up work.
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