Dr. Marian Stockhausen,
Mrs. Adriana Johnson,
R. E. Byrd School 8259 S. Lavergne Burbank, IL 60459
708-499-3049 Fax 708-499-1002
Byrd School Health Aide & Information
School Event Pictures are located at the bottom of this page
Dear Byrd Families,
The end of the year is here and I
want to make sure I have had a chance to
for the opportunity to serve your children as their Principal. I
have truly enjoyed with all of my heart every minute of these past 6
working with your children and meeting such fabulous families.
Your children have brightened my days and have left me with such wonderful memories!
The final MAPS testing reports will be sent home
with the 4th quarter report cards. Reading and Math are given to all grade levels and LA
is only given to 3-6.
The Kindergarten Celebration will be held on Wednesday, June 5th
at 9:00 am and our last day of school for one hour is on Thursday,
June 6th. This is a change from the calendar that was sent to
you at the beginning of the year, due to our recent rain day!
Please continue to assist your child on math skills and
reading. I encourage you to read with your child every night. Discuss
the stories read, ask questions that require your child to support their
answers by finding it in the text. I have a web site I
would like you to visit as a parenting
resource whenever you please. Just click on the site:
Our 6th grade students are now moving on to Junior
High! Good luck to each of you, work hard and be persistent!
Did you miss reading one of our newsletters? Notice on our Byrd School Home Page a link
to our school's newsletters. The calendar of school events is also
located on the last page of the newsletter and on the district page
under calendar of events.
Once again parents and students thank you for these
wonderful years serving your families!
Dr. Marian Stockhausen
Good bye and good
luck 6th grade students on your journey forward!
Scroll further down on this page you will find
several links to pictures. Please enjoy them. You may find
yourself smiling back!
and creativity go together so well. Teachers have projects that
allow students to extend their thinking and creativity. Please
enjoy one of our 5th grade student's inventions he created during a unit
on inventions. Jose
During the school year students need to practice with you at home.
Please sit with your child and have them read with you each day, they
can read on their own and discuss events in the story or you
can share reading with them by taking turns and each reading a page at a time.
Always spend some time discussing the characters and events in the
story, predicting what may happen next and why the author chose to write
the story the way they did. Another activity to work on each
evening is math
facts! The support you show at home flows through at school!
Here are the six main pillars of character we focus on throughout the
year at Byrd School. Please assist us in discussing the importance of
each character trait with your child:
February-Respect & Caring
Richard E. Byrd School's mission
is to empower students to strive for excellence, seek knowledge, live
with integrity and persevere in an ever-changing world. This shall
be accomplished through a challenging instructional program provided by
a caring and talented staff within a safe and healthy environment in
partnership with the community.
Adopt A Classroom Program
The Pass Program
stands for Parental After-School Support program. Our students will
attend the Pass Program at Byrd School along with students from Burbank
School and Kennedy School. It will run each full day of
school from until 6:00 pm. There is a weekly fee for the Pass Program
of $27.00 per student which does not include a bus cost for students
coming from another building. The weekly fee for the Pass Program
with the bus fee included is $32.00. A charge of $8.00 per half
day is open for currently enrolled Pass Program students. Registration
forms are available at the school office. Students need to be picked up
at or before 6:00 p.m. If you would like further information regarding
the Pass Program, please contact the Program Director she
can be reached at 708-499-3049 ext. 30237 after September 1st.
Breakfast and Lunch Programs- Arbor
Food Management Services will be providing a hot nutritious breakfast
and lunch program for our children. Breakfast is $1.10, lunch is $2.25
and milk purchased without a meal is .55 cents. Please submit payments
of any amount regularly to the office with your child’s name and room
number on the envelope or make payments on line with a credit card to
your child’s account. (www.bsd111.org then click on EPay). We suggest
you send payments for the week or month or make payments in larger
increments and monitor when balance is low. Breakfast and lunch for a
week would cost $16.75; a month would cost approximately $67.00.
Breakfast will be served from 7:45-8:55 a.m. If you have questions
regarding breakfast or lunch payments as well as balances, please call
Mrs. Noto before 11:15 a.m. at 708-499-3049.
Children who go home for lunch need to have a letter in writing allowing
them to leave the school for lunch, the name of the parent or guardian
in charge, and a contact phone number. This will remain in our office.
No child is allowed to leave the campus without a note on file. We
highly recommend you pick up and drop off your child if you want them to
go home for lunch. We can’t guarantee their safety to and from school.
There are no crossing guards on duty at lunch. Lunch for 4-6th grade
students is from 11:15-12:00 pm. Lunch for Kindergarten-3rd
grade students is 11:00-11:45
pm. Students are considered tardy if they return after 12:00.
School Policy and Procedures-All families should have received a copy of the Burbank District
111 Parent Guardian Handbook. Please read over this handbook with your
child for an understanding of all procedures. Our School District
Policy Manual is also located on the district web page for your
is encouraged at all grade levels. Have your child read silently, read
together, or read orally to your child each day. This activity will
bring the most success in raising their reading ability and their love
for reading. Ask questions and encourage discussion about what they
read. Oral conversation helps develop comprehension skills.
school attendance is essential for academic success. School begins at
8:15 a.m. After that point your child is considered late. When your
child is late, he/she is missing academic time and disturbing the
academics in session for the teacher and students in the classroom.
Please have your child here and on time every day!
When your child needs to miss school or be late please call our school
office between 5:00 A.M. and 8:00 A.M. at 708-499-3049. Speak slowly
and leave a clear message including your child’s full name, classroom
teacher, day of absence or tardiness and the reason for the absence or
tardiness. If your child will be absent or tardy ONLY in the afternoon,
the same procedure is to be followed and the call-in time is from 10:30
A.M. to 12:00 noon. If a call is not received, the school will start a
calling procedure to check on the status of your child. If you want
your child’s homework for that day, please request homework when you
call in no later than noon. It is the parent/child’s responsibility to
check missed work with the teacher. Homework can be picked up at
dismissal which is 2:30 pm from the office.
All students arriving late must first report to the school office. If
you are picking up your child for an early dismissal, you will need to
report to the office and we will dismiss your child to you.
A note is required upon his/her return to school after an absence, even
though you called. In the note, please specify the reason for the
absence. Any student with an undiagnosed rash or communicable disease
must have a note from a physician releasing him/her to return to
school. Any student absent for five or more consecutive school days
must provide a note from a physician.
students will follow District 111 School Board Policy 5144.3 – Level
1-2-3-4 Acts of Misconduct and Disciplinary Response. This policy will
be posted in our school. This policy can be seen on the district home
page for your convenience. Please refer to this policy and your Parent
Guardian Handbook, pages 26 and 27, go over all rules and district
expectations with your children. This will ensure all students are
aware of the importance of their actions at school.
children in Grades
3-6 may bring their bikes to school. Bikes are not
to be ridden on the school grounds and they are to be locked. No child
should lock their bike with another student. The school is not in
anyway responsible for lost or stolen bikes. Any child who abuses the
bicycle rules will not be allowed to ride a bike to school. No double
or triple riding is allowed. Children should stay single file on the
right side of the street. Finally, students should not ride a bike to
school whenever the weather is inclement or the news calls for storms
later in the day.
Crossing Guard -The crossing guard is on the south corner of 83rd & Lavergne.
All students should follow the crossing guard’s rules and cross the
street at that intersection.
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures- Grades K - 6 - Breakfast
7:45 a.m., School Day hours are from 8:15-2:30 p.m. On early dismissal days
school releases at 11:15 a.m.
All children who come for breakfast use the WEST
DOORS (Lavergne) – 7:45-8:00 am
All children who arrive at school and do not get
breakfast use the EAST DOORS (By
Playground) (primary and intermediate) – 8:05-8:15 am
Kindergarten Children use the WEST DOORS
(Lavergne)– 8:05-8:14 am parent must walk child up to Kindergarten
Emergency – Front Doors
(83rd Street) – 7:30-8:00 am and after 8:15 am (Parent must bring
child in and explain reason for the emergency drop off or late
Lunch is 11:15 -12:00 p.m. Kindergarten will have lunch from
11:00-11:45 a.m. All after School Programs are dismissed at 3:35 p.m.
Students may be picked up in the front of the school. A bus will also
be provided for our bus students. Students who attend PASS will be
bused to the PASS program at Tobin when their program releases. The
PASS program ends at 6:00 p.m. at Tobin School.
Children will be dismissed by their teachers at the end of each day.
Students should go straight home from school. If your child has to be
kept after school, you will be notified by your child’s teacher or the
office. No child will be allowed to reenter the building for any reason
after 2:30 p.m. without a parent/guardian. The responsibility for
remembering to take books or other items home belongs to the child. In
this respect, teachers and parents should encourage responsibility and
Dropping off and picking up children-
1st - 6th
GRADE-Parents who drive their children to school are requested to drop
them off by parking on the north side of 83rd St. bordering
the playground area or on the west side of Lamon Street bordering the
playground area. No double or triple parking is allowed. Police will
ticket. Students must leave car on the curb side, never the street
side. Pull away from your parking spot cautiously remembering that many
students are in the area. Also, remember students are required to where
a seat belt.
Students are to go to their designated area to line up. Do not ever
allow children to exit the car on the street side for safety reasons.
Remind children 83rd street is a busy street. We need
everyone’s cooperation in order to keep our children safe and pick up
and drop off orderly. Parents of 1st-6th grade
students who do not have a kindergarten student do not use Lavergne;
this is for our drop off and pick for kindergarten students only.
- Parents who drive kindergarten children to school and pick them up are
requested to drop students off and pick them up on Lavergne. Remember
Lavergne is a one way street during school hours heading north. Make
sure you park on the east side of the street only and no double or
triple parking is allowed. Children must exit the car on the curb
side. You must walk your child up to their line. Be sure to do this
quickly so not to tie up a parking spot and delay procedures. Students
will line by the Kindergarten entrance door. Please remind students to
walk cautiously to their line never running or standing near the
street. Cars should never pull in the parking lot.
Cars should never pass a school bus. Please be cautious driving with
our many school buses. They make regular stops and will move as soon as
children are safely away from harm. Never stop in the middle of the
street or leave your car running while you leave the vehicle. State law
for vehicle occupants mandates seat belts or car seats. Common courtesy
and patience will help ensure everyone’s safety.
The primary (1-3) and intermediate (4-6) students enter and exit
through the east playground doors. If the children must cross the
street, they are to do so at the corner of 83rd St. and Lavergne Ave.
with the crossing guard. We do not want parents waving their children
across the street in front of moving traffic and between standing
automobiles. Kindergarten students enter and exit only at the west door
by the Kindergarten entrance. Parents are to be there to pick up their
Kindergarten children at 2:30 p.m.
Please label all envelopes with your child’s name, teacher's name and
list the reason for payment, (ex. school fees, breakfast and/or lunch
program, field trip, etc. The fee for breakfast is $1.10 and the
fee for lunch is $2.25. The supply fee this school year is $75.00
due by September 30th. Payments after September 30th will require a
$25.00 late fee. If you pay your supply fee before July 1st you
will receive a $10.00 discount. You may pay your fee at the
school, online or at the district office. Junior High supply fees
are $85.00 the $10.00 early payment discount is also in place for them.
Ms. G. Vargas is the President of your PTA, Treasurer is Mrs. A. Kohler,
Mrs. Soto is the Vice President and your PTA Secretary is Ms. Fuentes.
The PTA provides many services to our school. PTA meetings will be
posted at school and on our school website. You may access the PTA
Schedule by going to the district web site
www.bsd111.org go to schools, Byrd,
Principal, PTA. PTA membership is a big bargain at $10.00 for a
family. Please join! Market day forms will go home each month and
pickup dates will be listed. Also, the Manna program will be sent home
which allows you to purchase gift cards for use at local
establishments. Please support your PTA by shopping through both of
these fundraisers. Remember, these programs benefit our students and
student programs. Meetings are held monthly, look for notices of the
dates and times. If you are interested in volunteering please send a
note to school addressed to one of your PTA officers with your name,
children's names and number to reach you. Also, how you are available
They will greatly appreciate every ounce of help offered.
pick up dates for the 2011-2012 school year will be listed in the
monthly newsletter. Thank you for supporting the PTA through your market day
orders in the 2010-2011 school year.
Bank at School Day is on the second Friday of each month during lunch. This
opportunity is provided by Archer Bank and is open to students in grades
Students in K-6th grade are required to wear a school uniform. They may
wear blue or black pants, a colored white or light blue shirt, jumper,
skort, and navy blue or white sweater, and no hooded sweatshirts.
Dress shoes must be closed and gym shoes must have matching laces. You
will be able to see the uniform dress policy on the district web site at
The first and third Friday of each month will be School Spirit day.
Students may dress in maroon and white or wear school spirit clothing on
these days. No jeans, unless specified that students are able to
wear jeans. PTA will be selling school spirit wear if you are
Once again, I am looking forward to a wonderful school year with you and
Dr. Marian Stockhausen, Principal
Thank You - From Your Byrd
Always remember our military! They are our true heroes!
Click below for
Byrd School's Calendar
Student Supply List
Breakfast & Lunch
Pictures for 2012-2013
Pictures for 2011-2012
Pictures for 2010-2011
Pictures for 2009-2010
Pictures for 2008-2009
Pictures for 2007-2008