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16 June, 2021

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting

Join Us Wednesday, June 16 · 6:00 – 7:00pm

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Cleveland’s PAC has the goal to help students succeed academically.  The funds are used to help parents to help their children improve their academic performance through parent workshops. These Title 1 funds are federal funds to assure that all children have an equal opportunity to obtain a high quality education. The PAC is the way parents can give input in the use of these Title 1 Funds.


16 June, 2021

Red Bird Hustle- Kick Off Meeting

Believe it or not, FOC is in the beginning planning stages of the Red Bird Hustle 2021! Our 2019 Hustle raised $14,000 and are hoping we can do an even bigger number for this next one! The tentative time for the Hustle will be in fall 2021 and are looking for parent and teacher volunteers who want to help plan and organize leading up to the big day! We have a kick off meeting scheduled for Wednesday and welcome anyone interested in participating to attend!

Time: Jun 16, 2021 07:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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17 June, 2021

Professional Personnel Leadership Committee (PPLC)Meeting 

Join us at 3:15pm

The purpose of the PPLC is to develop and formally present recommendations to the principal and the LSC on all matters related to the educational program, including but not limited to, curriculum, school improvement plan development and implementation, and school budgeting.

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17 June, 2021

Local School Council (LSC) Meeeting

Join us at 5:30pm

LSCs were created by The Chicago School Reform Act of 1998 with the intent of improving academic achievement, by placing the primary responsibility for school governance and improvement in the hands of parents, community residents, teachers, and the school principal at the school level. 

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New Issue of Cleveland Corner is out NOW!

Grover Cleveland Elementary’s Preeminent School Newspaper!

Our newspaper will be a place where we share current events happening in society and at Cleveland. We’ll be announcing upcoming events, interviewing students, showcasing artwork made by students, shouting out students and staff of Cleveland, and so much more! Without further ado, here is Cleveland Corner!

Feature a Teacher

Our June Featured Teacher is Jeffrey Thigpen

Grade/Focus: 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies and Civics

How long have you been at Cleveland Elementary? 1 year so far with Cleveland and 6 years in the field of education!

What do you love most about teaching? I enjoy being able to connect with students and watch them grow into critical thinkers. I love being a middle school teacher since you get to have the same students 2 years in a row and watch them grow into amazing young people who are ready to change the world around them!

What is your favorite thing about Cleveland Elementary? I really appreciate how Cleveland is family-oriented and everyone wants to see the students and community succeed! Joining in the middle of a school year and with the pandemic, has presented unique challenges that I have felt supported and the magic of Cleveland all the way throughout the year! Thank you to Ms. Ward, Mr. Staszczak, the whole staff, students, and families for the warm welcome! Go Cardinals! 

If you weren’t a teacher, what other profession would you enjoy? I would love to become a chef and travel the world studying different types of cultures and food!

Do you have any pets? Yes! I have 1 cat, he is 2 years old! I adopted him this year! He is named Augie after Caesar Augustus, and is the official virtual class pet of 304!

What is your most favorite place you have visited? Why? My favorite place I have visited would be Washington DC. Obviously the history and civics part is cool, but the diversity of cultures and experiences you can have in the city is great! 

If you could have 1 superpower, what would it be? That is tough…I would say flying or time travel! 

How many laps did you run in the last Red Bird Hustle? How many do you think you will run in the next one? I did not run any! However, I will be there to cheer on those who are runners!!


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