Message from our Principal, Andres Orbe

Kiwanis Foundation Donates Backpacks

On August 15th parents and students visited Alexander Elementary School for their annual “meet and greet.” While there, students in kindergarten were treated to a new backpack filled with books. The backpacks were donated by the Kiwanis Foundation of Lake Bluff & Lake Forest. Read more in the Daily North Shore IMG_5855JPG IMG_5859JPG IMG_5877JPG IMG_5876JPG IMG_5850JPG IMG_5864JPG

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Get Totally Eclipsed

On Monday, August 21, 2017, students and staff from Alexander Elementary School wore their special “eclipse glasses” to observed the partial solar eclipse! The heavy cloud cover didn’t stop the amazing views that astonished all who attended. A special thanks to the Navy volunteers and District 187 administrators who helped Alexander students with their special glasses.…

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North 2nd Grade Kindness Video

During professional development days, teachers and staff read and discussed selections from the book: A Mindset for Learning Teaching the Traits of Joyful, Independent Growth The books focused on 5 traites optimism—putting aside fear and resistance to learn something new persistence—keeping at it, even when a task is hard flexibility—trying different ways to find a…

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Students enjoyed Lunch with a Book at North Elementary

On Tuesday, June 6th, students enjoyed Lunch with a Book. In collaboration with Organic Life‘s, Erica Arlinsky and District 187’s Purchasing/Meal Coordinator, Susan Oglesby, students had the opportunity eat their lunch while reading a variety of children’s books. The nonprofit organization Read for a Change, donated books to the students to read during their lunch.  Special thanks to 17 year old…

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District 187 Mystery Reader

Lisette Brito, Director of ELL Services for District 187, was the mystery reader in Mrs. Langevin’s Kindergarten class on Friday, April 28th.  Brito read Bad Kitty by Author Nick Bruegel. Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of New York Times bestseller Boing! and the Bad Kitty books, among others. Click here to visit his website to learn more…

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Mystery Reader

Samajai Cook’s mom, Rita Cook, was the mystery reader in Mrs. Langevin’s kindergarten class. Ms. Cook read Corduroy by Fon Freeman. Published in 1968, Corduroy has been a favorite of children for years. The book tells the story of a teddy bear named Corduroy who’s on display in a department store. A little girl sees Corduroy sitting on…

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