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October is fire prevention month and the Clark Fire Department visit was a big hit!  Their focus is on fire safety, prevention and overall personal safety. There are many things that people can do to improve their safety at home school and work from FIRE. 


Fire prevention month is sponsored by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) Fire prevention was established to commemorate the 1871 Great Chicago Fire.  The 2014 fire prevention theme is:  Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives:  Test Yours Every Month.  A week long of fire prevention activities have begun at the Preschool classrooms.  The Physical Education teacher is performing fire drills and evacuations drills, practicing “stop, drop and roll,” assisting in spreading the word about fire safety.  The Clark Fire Department visited the Clark Preschool on October 15 along with Sparky the fire dog video, a fireman dressed in full gear, demonstration of the sounding fire alarm and hands on experience with the fire hoses.  Sparky the dog video kept the children riveted on key messages and the activities provide multiple ways to absorb concepts providing maximum impact.

Sparky’s ABC’s of Fire Safety was a perfect way to introduce the children to fire safety concepts. 

-A is for Alarms that let you know there’s a fire in your home

-B is for Beep, Beep, Beep the sound the alarm makes

-C is for Calm, as in calmly get outside when the smoke alarm sounds

Free kid safety Jr. Fire Hats, coloring activity books, crayons, Tot Finder labels and fire safety information for the parents were distributed to the children. Be prepared! Plan ahead!   


Welcome Clark Preschool Students and Parents


Dates to remember in October:

October 15 Fire Prevention Day 

Fire prevention was established to commemorate the 1871 Great Chicago Fire.  The Clark Fire Department will be visiting with their equipment, Sparky the fire dog, video presentation and hands on experience with the fire hoses.  The 2014 fire prevention theme is:  Smoke Alarms Save Lives:  Test Yours Every Month

October 28: 
The Key Club from ALJ High School will be presenting a unit on "Manners" to the children; details to follow.  Manners are an important part of social skills in preschool.  Children who develop manners at a young age will carry them without thought into adulthood.

October 31:  Preschool  Halloween Parade 9:15-9:30am Front Gym.

September 18 and 23

The preschool classes are learning that "Germs Are Not For Sharing"  and practicing the importance of washing their hands. 
The most common childhood illnesses are colds, gastroenteritis, otitis media, conjunctivitis, and sore throat.  A child's immunity builds up over time.  The most important means of prevention of illness is thoroughly washing hands

The children gathered to view the video, "Germ Stoppers."  Followed by the puppet, "Germy Wormy," visiting the classrooms for storytelling by reading the book, "Germs Are Not For Sharing."  An experiment "Germ Glitter," was the teaching material utilized for simulation, as glitter non-threatening resembled germs in real life.  To complete the unit, the preschoolers demonstrated  proper handwashing.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 21
ALJ English Department Meeting (LEGAL TRAINING)
2:30pm ALJ IMC
CHK English Department Meeting (LEGAL TRAINING)
Wednesday, October 22
Elementary Schools' Conferences
Early Dismissal Frank K Hehnly and Valley Road Schools ONLY
Tuesday, November 4
ALJ/CHK Social Studies, Art, and Music Department Meetings
Times and Locations TBD (inservice schedule)
CHK and ALJ English Department Meeting (PARCC Training)
8am-3pm in ALJ Rm 209
Schools Closed
Election Day
Professional Development for Staff


Today, 10/21/2014
High: 68 Low: 49
Rain showers
30% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/22/2014
High: 59 Low: 51
Rain likely
72% chance of precipitation.