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Drop and Go Starts Monday 11/27

Drop and Go will begin on Monday, November 27th before school only and will run until we return from Spring Break in March.  This is a safe and systematic process for parents to drop children off during arrival time.  Instead of putting up the barricades before school, the main parking lot will stay open for parents to drop-off students along the sidewalk in front of the school.

Here’s how it works:

  • When you enter the parking lot please turn right and follow the flow of traffic.
  • Students should ONLY get out of the car once you have reached the front of the traffic line at the orange cone.
  • PLEASE remember you cannot pass a bus with its stop sign out.  This is very important!!
  • PLEASE do not park your car and wait in parking spaces with your engine running.  When you use up the parking spaces, it’s hard for your children’s teachers and other staff to find a parking spot.  The car exhaust also affects the quality of the indoor air in our building when cars sit there idling for 20 or more minutes in the mornings, too.

Thank you for your cooperation as we move into our winter Drop-and-Go 🙂

Mrs. Bell Receives “Those Who Excel” Award

Fox School is proud to announce that our own principal, Mrs. Colette Bell, has been awarded a prestigious “Those Who Excel” Award by the Illinois State Board of Education.  She and the other four award recipients from District 54 will be recognized at a banquet on October 28 in Normal, IL.  The press release from School District 54 follows.

Colette Bell, the principal of Anne Fox Elementary School in Hanover Park, is the living embodiment of believing all students deserve the very best educational opportunity. She views student success as both academic and social/emotional growth and achieves this growth by fostering trusting relationships with students, staff, parents and the community.

Every student knows they are loved, cared for and respected as part of the Fox community. Colette knows the needs of her students and partners with others to provide opportunities for support. Colette fostered the development of many after-school clubs where students remain in the safe environment of the school, while enjoying fun learning opportunities beyond the school hours.

Colette’s connection to the community is evident in the many events she develops for community outreach. She is seen knocking on the doors of students’ homes the day before school starts to let them know she and the entire Fox staff are excited for them to come back for another school year. She opens the school doors for many events that make families feel the school is an extension of their home. At a recent event celebrating reading and writing, there was a line of families around the school to enter because they know it will be a worthy event focused on their children. Colette creates this sense of community with a meal provided for all families and a central theme for the event that includes the involvement of every student. You can hear Colette at these events addressing families by name, including students that aren’t even of school age yet who attend with older siblings.

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Fox celebrates 50th anniversary

Fox Elementary School celebrated its 50th anniversary on May 12. During aAerial photo in the shape of a 50 special all-school assembly organized by the Fox PTA everyone sang the school song, Hanover Park Mayor Rod Craig shared historical school information, and each grade added an item to a time capsule that will be opened in 25 years. Everyone then headed out to the blacktop for a 50th anniversary aerial photo taken with help from the Hanover Park Fire Department. Jennifer Zimmerman’s class had diagrammed where everyone would need to stand for the picture.

Lunches

Please help your child remember to bring his/her lunch to school at the start of each day. Many parents deliver their child’s lunch during the lunch hour. The office is a busy place this time of day, so it would be greatly appreciated if students brought their lunch with them to school each day.

Also, please remember that our lunch times have changed.  Grades 2, 4, and 5 have lunch from 11:15 to 12:00.  Kindergarten and grades 1, 3 and 6 have lunch from 12:00-12:45.  If you must drop off a lunch for your child, be sure it is in the office before the lunch period begins.