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BPAC Parent University: Friday, November 17; 6:30pm-8:30pm

Topic: How high school courses prepare students for college/university

October Second Step: Skills for Learning

This month, our schoolwide theme is skills for learning: listening,focusing attention, using self-talk to stay on-task, and being assertive when asking for help with a learning task. In our morning announcements and throughout the day, we’ll be reminding students of these skills, which help students be successful learners.

 

2017 Round Lake Area Chili Supper: Monday, October 16, 2017

Come out for some excellent chili and entertainment while we celebrate character in our community.

 

*5th Grade band moves to Round Lake Middle School*

5th grade band will be held at Round Lake Middle School from now on instead of Magee. 

:) Picture Retakes 10/2 Picture Retake Reminder

Say Cheese! Monday, October 2nd we will have picture retakes. 

Solar Eclipse on Monday

Dear Parents and Families.......

Health & Wellness Fair, hosted by Congressman Brad Schneider at RLHS Saturday, August 12

Congressman Brad Schneider's Office will host a Health & Wellness Fair at Round Lake High School, this Saturday, August 12, Noon-3:00pm. 

Registration Deadline for Before/After School Care - Saturday, July 29
Free Family Movie Event / Before-After School Care Registration Event - July 14

A Free Family Movie Event will be held for all families on Friday, July 14. The Lego Batman Movie will be presented. Bring your own blankets and snacks.

Date: Friday, July 14
Location: Round Lake Area Park District 814 Hart Rd, Round Lake
Time: 6:00pm Open House; 7:00pm Movie Time

Please note that location has been moved from Ellis Elementary School to the Park District gymnasium and the time has been changed to 6:00pm.

Deadline for Registration is Coming Soon - June 30 School Registration Sign

Registration for the 2017-18 school year is due June 30. If registrations are not complete by that time, a $25 late fee will be assessed. This late fee is not a waivable fee.

Onling registration is available at https://skystu.rlas-116.org/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsSky/fwemnu01.w.

Also, all school physicals and records of current immunizations are due to the school office by the first day of school, August 21. If you do not have or cannot schedule an appointment with your regular physician by this time, please contact the Round Lake Area Health & Wellness Center at 847-257-1200 to schedule an appointment.

 

RLAS-116 Parent, Merced Alfaro, Honored at YWCA Lake County Women of Achievement Leadership Luncheon Merced Alfaro - YWCA
Elementary Scholars Present to the Board of Education

RLAS-116 Elementary Scholars present a year-end review of their 1st year of implementation. What a great start to the program!

The Board presentation can be viewed at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicItemDownload.aspx?ik=40507275.

Elementary Scholars

Murphy Elementary's Sommer Khi Sodexo Future Chef Champion

Congratulations to Sommer Khi for winning the 2017 Sodexo Future Chef Competition!

Sodexo Future Chef

Sommer's Grab & Go Comfort Cookies

Recipe:

  • 2 Ripe Bananas
  • 1 Cup Oats
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • Dried Blueberries
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Dark Chocolate

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Peel bananas and mash until there is a runny consistency
  3. Stir in oat and cinnamon
  4. Scoop mix on baking pan in small piles then flatten the top with a spoon
  5. Place fruit on top before baking
  6. Bake for 25 minutes
  7. Melt chocolate
  8. Drizzle chocolate on top
  9. Enjoy!
PAPA JOHN'S FUNDRAISER

PAPA JOHN'S FUNDRAISER

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT

Multicultural Celebration - Special Recognition to Moms

BPAC 05.05.17

BPAC 05.05.17

NO SCHOOL MONDAY

NO SCHOOL MONDAY

Check out some GREAT things happening at RLAS-116 in the April 2017 District Newsletter April 2017 District Newsletter

The April District Newsletter is available <here>.

2017 Talent Expo - Wednesday, April 19

2017 Talent Expo

Join Rep. Sam Yingling for a Fraud Awareness & Immigration Seminar on Friday, April 21

Fraud Awareness and Immigration Seminar 04.21.17

Fraud Awareness and Immigration Seminar 04.21.17

Join us for the 2017 1:Wonder Showcase on Tuesday, April 11 1:Wonder Showcase Banner

1:Wonder Showcase Flyer - English

1:Wonder Showcase Flyer - Spanish

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE

Yearbooks are still available! All orders must be in by March 21st, or at parent teacher conferences! Here is a sneak peak! $17 checks payable to W.J. Murphy Elementary School, or order online with code 6689917 YBPay.lifetouch.comYEARBOOKYEARBOOK

2017-18 Kindergarten Registration/Screening Apr 25

Please enter through Door 9.

Parents will need an email address in order to register their child for Kindergarten. In efforts to expedite the registration process, parents can register online prior to attending the screening (dates listed below). Please note that parents can set up a free email account via Gmail at www.google.com.

Brand new students to the District can register at https://skystu.rlas-116.org/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsSky/skyenroll.w.
Returning students to the District can register at https://skystu.rlas-116.org/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsSky/fwemnu01.w.

Kindergarten Registration Flyer - English

Kindergarten Registration Flyer - spa

All-District Choir Festival "Harmony": Tuesday, March 14

All-District Choir Festival

All-District Band Festival "Symphonic Travelouge": Saturday, March 18

All District Band Festival

BPAC/PAC Parent University: Trauma; Friday, April 28, 6:30-8:30pm

BPAC/PAC 04.28.17

BPAC/PAC 04.28.17

February 2017 District Newsletter Released

For the latest District news...

February 2017 District Newsletter

English    Spanish

For proior newsletters, click <<here>>.

Dr. Constance Collins Named 2017 Most Influential African American of Lake County

The Chicago People's Voice Newspaper names RLAS-116 Superintendent. Dr. Constance Collins, 2017 Most Influential African American of Lake County!

Dr. Constance Collins, Superintendent

RLAS-116 Board of Education and the Education Association of Round Lake Announce Collective Bargaining Agreement 4-Year Contract Approved

Round Lake Area Schools CUSD #116 Board of Education and the Education Association of Round Lake Announce Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Round Lake Area Schools CUSD #116 Board of Education (“Board”) is pleased to announce that the District and the Education Association of Round Lake (“EARL”) have reached a four-year collective bargaining agreement. The current agreement will expire June 30, 2017. Conversations about a contract rollover began in October 2016. The EARL membership ratified the contract (624 Yes, 31 No) on Thursday, January 19, 2017, followed by the Board’s approval (6 Yes, 0 No) of the agreement at their February 6, 2017 Board meeting.

EARL represents approximately 900 employees, including bus drivers, custodians, health services, maintenance, mechanics, secretaries, teacher aides, and teachers.

The agreement is a rollover from the current contract and includes an increase to the salary schedules resulting in an average increase of 1.9% per year on all salary schedule amounts. In comparison, the current 2014-2017 contract provided an average increase of 0.66% per year.  Teachers and support staff will therefore see about a 4% increase each year over the next 4 years, which is comprised of step and salary increases.

The new agreement will be posted to the District website by Friday, February 17, 2017.

If you have questions about this information, please contact Heather Bennett, Public Relations Officer at
847-270-9007.

RLAS-116 to Celebrate Black History - Friday, February 24

Black History Celebration Flyer

BPAC/PAC Parent University: Supporting Your Child's Academic Success; Friday, February 3, 6-8pm

BPAC/PAC Parent University 02.03.17

BPAC/PAC Parent University - 02.03.17

RLAS-116 Education Foundation to Host Daddy Daughter Dance: Saturday, February 25

Print form <<here>>

Daddy Daughter Dance

Daddy Daughter Dance

MOVIE NIGHT TONIGHT

MOVIE NIGHT

2017-2018 School Calendar Now Available! School Calendar Available

The Board of Education approved the 2017-2018 School Calendar during their meeting on Monday, January 9, 2017.

<<Click here>> to access the 2017-2018 School Calendar.

5Essentials Survey QR Code for 5Essentials Survey

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We value your feedback and request that you take a few minutes to complete the 5Essentials survey (see directions below). This statewide survey about school climate and learning conditions will help us to improve the experience we provide students. The survey is available in English and Spanish and closes January 30th, 2017. We have computers in the office and are willing to assist with the process if you need help.

  • Select “Parent Survey”.
  • Type “Lake” for County and “W J Murphy Elem School” to find the right survey.
  • Click on the Login button then select English or Spanish.

 

 

BPAC/PAC Parent University: Traits of Successful People, January 27, 6-8pm

BPAC/PAC Parent University Flyer 01.27.17

BPAC/PAC Parent University Flyer 01.27.17

January 2017 District Newsletter Released January 2017 District Newsletter

Access the January 2017 District newsletter <here>!

http://www.rlas-116.org/Content2/182

 

WRESTLING

LAKE COUNTY WRESTLING CLUB

Show your support for RLAS Fine Arts at Panera Bread-RLB on Monday, December 12!

RLA Fine Arts Fundraiser December 12 at Panera Bread

Picture Day Fall Picture Day

Tuesday, August 29th is Picture Day!

NO School on Monday & Late Start Tuesday

NO SCHOOL 9/4 & LATE START 9/5

Northern Illinois Food Bank coming to Round Lake 9/20

We are please to announce that the Northern Illinois Food Bank will once again visit our district. This event will take place at Round Lake High School on Wednesday, September 20th from 4 - 6pm.

Papa John's Pizza Online Fundraiser Pizza!

Eating pizza = supporting Murphy School!

Curriculum Night/Noche del currículum educativo

On Thursday, September 7th, we will be hosting Curriculum Night! Teachers will present information about their classroom, standards based grading, the new report card, the Mastery Connect parent portal, and Discovery Education’s Science Techbook. 

Second Step: Welcome!

In the month of September, our school wide theme is: Our school as a welcoming place where every student feels like he or she belongs.

*Attendance Week* 9/11-9/15

Pajamas, freeze pops and extra recess, oh my! This week is the 27th Annual Fall Attendance Competition in Lake County. Keep reading to see more information!

Community Information Session: DACA Changes; Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Please plan to attend a Community Information Session, hosted by Mano a Mano Family Resource Center, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 7:00pm.

Murphy Elementary Air Quality Report Now Available
Flooding

 

Dear Murphy Family,

We would like to thank everyone that has expressed concern and a desire to help out. The support from community members, parents, present and former staff, students, and alumni has been overwhelming.

The village has been pumping for a number of hours and the water is receding! We topped out at 45 inches in the lower level.

We'll post more information on various ways to assist once the situation can be fully assessed on our facebook page.

Again, thanks for all the support!

Elementary Scholars - A Year in Review

Year 3 Initiatives of 5-Year Strategic Plan Approved for 2017-18 Year 3 Initiatives

The Board of Education took action on June 19, 2017 to approve initiatives set in accordance with the 5-Year Strategic Plan. 2017-2018 is Year 3 of the overall plan. You can access the full document of initiatives here.

Administration submits updates to the Board on these initiatives on a regular basis (November, February & June).