Messages from Dr. Ana Fuhrer, Principal and Ms. Ivy Evers, Assistant Principal

New Trier Visits Alexander

Students from Alexander created new relationships with students from New Trier High School during New Trier’s recent visit to Alexander Elementary. The New Trier sophomores came to Alexander to be reading buddies to Alexander’s students. The high school students brought craft projects, books, snacks and friendships. The Alexander students had a great time with their…

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Walk a Cop to School

Students and staff from AJK Academy, Alexander Elementary, Neal Math and Science Academy and North Chicago High School met before school to walk with a cop to school.  As part of a community-engagement project, this event helps build relationships between the police department and the community. Read more about Walk a Cop to School in the…

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Fire Prevention Week!

This week, we had the North Chicago Fire Department talked to the children about fire prevention/safety. Did you know… Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 fire that left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued…

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PBIS KICK-OFF

We’ve had an amazing start of the 2018-2019 school year! Our first big event was the PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports) Kick-off! We began with an explanation of our expectations in the different areas of the school.  We ended with a high energy assembly… including minute-to-win-it games for staff and students followed by a…

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Author’s Day at Evelyn Alexander

It was standing room only at Reading Power‘s Author’s Day.  Students shared their writing at an end of the year celebration. Throughout to school year, students write about what they’ve read with their volunteers. Students use writing techniques found in Writer’s Workshop that include brainstorming, drafting, editing and eventually publishing. Special thanks to all of the volunteers…

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Alexander 1st Graders Build Leprechauns Trap!

St Patrick’s Day is a day when we all become a little Irish. First graders and their families designed and built leprechaun traps in hopes to catch the magical creatures known as leprechauns. The children had leprechaun traps.  Those leprechauns were very sneaky… but not sneaky enough! Some 1st graders caught leprechauns! Afterwards, children sorted and graphed…

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