3.10.23 Family Newsletter

Good Evening AIMers!!

Here are the latest updates from our Main Office.

Important Dates

  • March 17th- No School

  • March 20th-24th- IAR TEST( Middle School) 

  • April 3rd-7th- Spring Break 

  • *REMINDER*Any students arriving after 10:00am must be escorted by a parent/guardian to avoid detention. Students arriving without an escort will automatically be given detention to serve the following school day. 

  • No early dismissals will be permitted after 3:00pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri. and 12:30pm on Weds. 

  • Art in Motion will be providing the opportunity to recover credits and receive academic support through our Academic Recovery and Tutoring(ART) Program.The program will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:30 on the East End Campus. Please reach out our school counselor, Vanessa Villafuerte, if you have any questions or concerns at vvillafuerte@distinctiveschools.org

  • *REMINDER*All documents that have yet to be turned in are now PAST DUE and must be submitted ASAP. Payment plans are no longer being offered and all payments made must be paid in full. Students will be excluded from all extracurricular activities until paid in full. Please reach out to Bre Rivers @yrivers@distinctiveschools.org or call (773)828-9012 for all payments and documentation.


We are excited to share the launch of AIM STUDIO after-school programming! Please review this important information about program offerings, registration, and start dates. This next session will run from March 7th - May 30th, 2023,  with an AIM STUDIO Showcase taking place on June 1st. All studio programming is listed below for your viewing.


  • Please review the program offerings to determine which is the best fit for your student. Once you have made a decision, 

  • Please fill out this registration link: 

  • Students will be placed in programs on a first come first serve basis. 

  • Registration will close at 8:00 am Monday, March 13, 2023. 

Logistics: Programming will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursday afternoons from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm.

Expectations: Once registration has been completed, students will receive an AIM STUDIO welcome letter/email. Because there are limited seats available for each program, please wait for Welcome confirmation, before making payment. Please be aware that students are expected to attend every STUDIO AIM session and families should plan to pick up their child promptly at 5:30 pm.  There will be a late fee for students who are picked up after 5:30. 

Associated Fees: There is a registration fee: 

  • Programming that is three days a week, the registration fee is $45.

  • Programming that is two days a week. The registration fee is $35. 

  • Programming that is once a week, the registration fee is $25.

8th Grade Graduation:

  • Graduation will be on June 5th, 2023 at 5:30 pm. 

  • ALL graduation activities costs will be covered in the Graduation fee of $180.00. Payments can be made in two installments of $90.00, three installments of $60.00, or in full. 

    • The graduation fee is separate from school fees that were due at the beginning of the school year. 

    • Graduation fees cover the student’s; cap, gown, diploma, graduation, ceremony, luncheon, and field day festivities. 

  • Payments can be made online, before or after school with Ms. Hudson or Assistant Principal Brown (cash or money order). If you are paying online the links are:

  • Payment dates are:

    • Feb 1st

    • March 15th  

    • May 1st 

  • Graduation Picture day is March 16th. 

    • There is a $10 nonrefundable fee that can be paid online. Packages and pay link will be sent via email from Ms. Hudson.

  • ACTION ITEM: Please fill out this form ASAP with cap and gown size so that we can place orders.