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Back to School Night

Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, August 16th from 5:00-6:30 pm at Enders-Salk Elementary.  There will be more specific information to follow, but this is our Curriculum Night where students can drop-off their supplies and also sign-up with the PTA for committees and membership. There will also be spirit wear available to purchase that night in the gym!

School Information Day

Information Day will be on August 8th at Enders-Salk Elementary School.

Hours will be from:
9:00-11:00 am
1:00-2:30 pm
6:00-8:00 pm

Supply Lists 2018-2019

Click here for a printable English supply list- 2018-2019 List 

Click here for a printable Spanish supply list- Spanish 2018-2019 List

Report Cards

On behalf of the Enders-Salk staff, we want to wish you and your family a fun and relaxing summer vacation. Please remember to read as often as you can!

Report cards will be available for viewing on the parent portal starting on June 4th.

Last Day of School 5/31/18

The last day of school is Thursday, May 31st and it is a full day of school.

Summer Scholarship Winners

The following Enders students won a summer scholarship:

Elijah G (grade 1)
Presley S (grade 3)
Isabelle A (grade 1)

Olympic Day

Our day will begin in our homeroom. At 9:15 students will move to their Coaches’ room. At this time students will take their lunch, and snack to Coaches’ room for later in the day.

9:30 Opening Ceremonies will start.

10:00 Games will start and students will be moving to all 10 stations. There is a rest station built into the schedule, students may eat their snack they brought from home at this time.

12:30 Students will be eating Lunch with their team in coach’s room.

1:20 Students will go to the gym for closing ceremonies.

When closing ceremonies is finished, students will go back to their homeroom. A patriotic Popsicle will be provided by the PTA to all students who sign the permission slip below.


My Child, _____________________, may have the PTA provided patriotic Popsicle on May 18th.

Teacher _____________ Room #______________

Parent signature: ____________________________________________________


4th Grade Band or Orchestra Information

During April, information about enrolling for school band and orchestra is being distributed to 4th grade students. Students interested in playing the trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, cello, viola, or violin should return the Enrollment Form to school, or turn it in at one of the enrollment meetings (listed below). No previous music experience is necessary to play an instrument. More information will be available at the enrollment meetings (Parents and students should attend the meeting at the junior high the student will eventually
Mead Junior High – Monday, April 30 (7:00 pm)

Addams Junior High – Tuesday, May 1 (7:00 pm)

Eisenhower Junior High – Tuesday, May 1 (7:00 pm)

Frost Junior High – Wednesday, May 2 (7:00 pm)

Keller Junior High – Wednesday, May 2 (7:00 pm)

Band and orchestra lessons will start in September.

If you have any questions, please contact the band or orchestra teacher at your school.


PARCC 2018

The testing window for the 2018 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) will be from April 2-20 for junior high students and April 9-20 for elementary students in District 54. Most students at our school will test from 4/9 to 4/17.  Students in grades 3-8 will participate in the English/language arts and the math assessments with most students in grades 7-8 taking the test online and most students in grades 3-6 taking the test through the paper-pencil version. This is the fourth year Illinois and District 54 have participated in the PARCC assessment. Since 2016, the exam has a simpler and shorter format to improve the testing process.

Our students in grades 5 and 8 will participate in the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA).  This exam consists of one online test which takes approximately one hour.  The assessment is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards for Science incorporating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which were adopted in 2014. Most of our students will test on April 23rd.

This year’s results will allow you to see how your children are growing in their knowledge and understanding of the state’s learning standards. These assessments are simply one measure of academic progress that will provide us a sense of where we are succeeding and where we must improve.

You can help your children do their best on the test by:

  • making sure, if possible, that your children attend school on the day of testing;
  • ensuring your children get a good night’s sleep the night before testing;
  • providing breakfast on the mornings of testing;
  • reminding your children to ask the teacher questions if they don’t understand the test directions;
  • letting your children know that you have confidence in their abilities;
  • advising your children not to worry about the test, and to simply do their best.

Please contact me directly if you want additional information or have further questions about these tests.

We look forward to sharing the results with you once they are received later this year.

Baldy Bash 4/18/18

Once Upon a Baldy Bash

Join us on Wednesday, April 18th from 5:00-7:00pm to see all of the amazing Celebrate Reading and Writing books, wonderful student projects, participate in some engaging literacy activities with your family and try to spot our King Baldy the Eagle!