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5th and 6th Grade Battle of the Books 2018

Here is the 5th and 6th Grade Battle of the Books 2018 list. We begin battling in April.

Awkward By: Svetlana Chmakova

Book Scavenger (Book Scavenger, Book 1) By: Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

Furthermore By: Tahereh Mafi

Fuzzy Mud By: Louis Sachar

House Arrest By: K. A Holt

The Attacks of September 11, 2001 (I Survived, Book 6) By: Lauren Tarshis

Last in a Long Line of Rebels By: Lisa Lewis Tyre

Like Magic By: Elaine Vickers

The Mighty Odds (Odds Series, Book 1)   By: Amy Ignatow

Nine, Ten : A September 11 Story By: Nora Raleigh Baskin

OCDaniel By: Wesley King

Powerless (Supers of Noble’s Green, Book 1) By: Matthew Cody

The Girl Who Drank the Moon By: Kelly Regan Barnhill

Ugly: A Memoir By: Robert Hoge

When the Sea Turned to Silver By: Grace Lin

Wonder By: R. J. Palacio

3rd and 4th Grade Battle of the Books 2018

Here is the 3rd and 4th Grade Battle of the Books 2018 list. We begin battling in April.

A Furry Fiasco (Animal Inn, Book 1) By: Paul DuBois Jacobs

Crash! (Kid From Planet Z, Book 1) By: Nancy E. Krulik

Don’t Swap Your Sweater for a Dog (Roscoe Riley Rules, Book 3)  By: Katherine Applegate

The Real True Friend (Dory Fantasmagory, Book 2) By: Abby Hanlon

Escape from the Great Earthquake (Ranger In Time, Book 6) By: Kate Messner

Ghost Attack (Monster Itch, Book 1) By: David Lubar

Jack and the Snackstalk (Princess Pink And The Land Of Fake Believe, Book 4 By: Noah Jones

Just Grace and the Snack Attack (The Just Grace Series, Book 5)   By: Charise Mericle Harper

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up (Tales From Deckawoo Drive, Book 1)    By: Kate DiCamillo

Moo By: Sharon Creech

The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 (I Survived, Book 5) By: Lauren Tarshis

The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13 (Classroom 13, Book 1) By: Honest Lee

1st and 2nd Grade Battle of the Books 2018

Here is the 1st and 2nd grade Battle of the Books list for 2018. We begin battling in April.

After the Fall : How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again  By: Dan Santat

Bizzy Mizz Lizzie By: David Shannon

Humphrey’s Playful Puppy Problem (Humphrey’s Tiny Tales, Book 2) By: Betty Birney

Maya’s Blanket = La manta de Maya By: Monica Brown

Maybe Something Beautiful By: F. Isabel Campoy

Narwhal : Unicorn of the Sea By: Ben Clanton

Piper Green and the Fairy Tree (Piper Green And The Fairy Tree, Book 1) By: Ellen Potter

Someday, Narwhal By: Lisa Mantchev

The Infamous Ratsos (Infamous Ratsos, Book 1)  By: Kara LaReau

The Miniature World of Marvin and James By: Elise Broach

Dine and Donate at Chuck E. Cheese

Our next dine & donate will be on February 15th at Chuck E. Cheese from 12:00 noon-9:00pm. It’s a half day, so make sure to stop by for lunch or dinner and support your PTA!


Join PTA MemberHub

Enders-Salk PTA is piloting a new web-based communications tool called MemberHub.  This new system will enable us to increase communication and provide the best resources and tools for our families and volunteers.  We will still have blurbs of information posted on the school website but are going to start using MemberHub to post our full newsletter.  If things go well we hope to use it for more things in the future such as calendar organization with automated event reminders, volunteer sign ups, and receiving online payments for membership dues and other items.

 Follow the link below to the site joins page.  The sign in key is:  1ei5lz
Once signed in your landing page will be your dashboard. You can join hubs (e.g. the Newsletter Hub) using the tabs to the left and top of the screen.

Start by joining the Enders-Salk MemberHub

Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming during conferences! Look and buy day will be on Wednesday, February 14th from 9:00am-2:30pm and also all day on Thursday, February 15th from 9:00am-8:00pm. Come and visit the book fair upstairs in the LRC. If you would like to volunteer to help, please email Mrs. Montalbano at

Kindergarten Registration

District 54 will hold kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Registration will take place from 9 to 11 a.m., 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at all elementary schools. Parents should go to their neighborhood school to register their child, even if they are applying to attend a school other than their neighborhood school. (Lincoln Prairie is not a neighborhood school). If your child is currently enrolled at the District 54 Early Learning Center and will be going to kindergarten next year you do not need to register your child at this time. District 54 offers a free full-day kindergarten program at all of our elementary schools, although options are available for students to attend a half-day program.

A child whose fifth birthday falls on or before Sept. 1, 2018 is eligible to enroll in kindergarten in 2018. District 54 follows the Illinois regulations and doesn’t admit students whose birth date is after Sept. 1.

Open Enrollment/Dual Language Visitation Dates

Click here for open enrollment information.

The Enders-Salk Dual visitation dates are:

Monday, February 5th from 1:30-2:30pm

Monday, February 12th from 9:00-10:00am

Monday, February 26th from 9:00-10:00am

Classes Resume 1/8/18

We hope you all had a wonderful winter vacation. Please remember that classes resume on Monday, January 8th!

PTA January Newsletter

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