Regular Sayre FFO meetings are scheduled for 6:30pm on the second Monday of each month at Sayre Language Academy, with a few exceptions noted below. Additional meetings are scheduled throughout the year to plan specific events. Some dates may be changed when CPS announces the revised calendar, too, so watch this site, our calendar, or the Sayre FFO Yahoogroup. for special meetings and changes.
MONDAY OCTOBER 15, 6:00pm
The first meeting of the school year will be Monday, October 15th at 6:00 pm (a half hour earlier than usual). We’ll be voting to fill our vacant Vice President and Secretary positions, anyone who’s interested is welcome to apply in person at the meeting or contact us beforehand. Aside from officers, we can always use volunteers and we’d love to hear your ideas and suggestions.
The Sayre gymwear order deadline has been extended to Monday, October 15, 2012. Please return the form and cash payment to the school by this date. A gymwear order form was included in your back-to-school packet. Another form (with corrected date) will be distributed to students this week, If you’ve already submitted your form, you’re all set. You can also download the form here. Gymwear will be distributed to students the first week of November.
The Chicago Teacher’s Union has voted to return to work and as of Tuesday, Sayre is back to school. The Sayre Language Academy Website is also back up and running, that’s the school’s official site, which features the staff and teacher contact list.)
If you requested more information about the FFO at the Ice Cream Social, look for an email soon, we’re working on a few new ways to stay in touch and stay involved, all centered around this site and our Sayre FFO Yahoogroup.
We’ll also announce the rescheduled date and time of our first meeting as soon as possible.
At 10:00pm Sunday, the Chicago Teachers Union announced they would go on strike beginning Monday, September 10, 2012. More than 29,000 teachers, paraprofessionals and school clinicians will not report to work until further notice.
CTU “Strike Central” page
CPS’s Children First contingency plan (Sayre Language Academy is a Children First site)
Children First registration
Call 311 for more information or to register for Children First on the phone
Galewood.net post listing some alternative child care options
More options from ilraiseyourhand.org’s forum
Statements from the LSC and FFO regarding this week’s meetings:
FFO Meeting (Monday, September 10)
The FFO meeting scheduled for September 10th WILL NOT take place if the strike occurs. However, if school is in session on Monday, we will meet as planned.
Local School Council Meeting (Tuesday, September 11)
The LSC meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 11 has been cancelled. A note was sent home today with all students regarding the cancellation of the LSC meeting. Parents will receive information regarding a new date as soon as possible.
CPS has announced a “Children First” contingency plan to be followed in the event of a teachers’ union strike. Sayre Language Academy is listed as one of 144 schools that would remain open during the strike to provide meals and activities.