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August 2018

First Day Back for Teachers

August 20
The Chicago Grammar School, 900 N Franklin
Chicago, 60610 United States
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Parent Orientation

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
The Chicago Grammar School, 900 N Franklin
Chicago, 60610 United States
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Back to School!   Come chat with your child's teachers, connect with other parents and preview the upcoming academic year.

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First Day of School – noon dismissal

August 29 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Welcome to the first day of school.  Some of you are excited to be here and some of you are probably wishing it was still summer.  That’s totally understandable, everyone needs to adjust to the routine of being back in school.  But before getting wrapped up in the day to day, take a few moments to reflect on what is expected of you this new school year.  Here at CGS we have a nurturing community, where you are gifted with…

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First Day of School After-School Picnic

August 29 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Seward Park, 375 W. Elm
Chicago, IL 60610 United States
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Back to School Picnic! So – You’re eager to start socializing and the Day at the Dunes is still a few weeks away…No problem! Come to the First Day of School After School Picnic! Pack up the kids, bring a lunch and meet by the west side of the field house. We will supply water, popsicles, soccer and basketballs! We will also have an informal uniform exchange. Bring your CGS polos and gym clothes that no longer fit and pick…

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September 2018

Labor Day – no class

September 3

Much of the world celebrates International Labor Day on May Day (May 1) with parades and rallies, but not the United States.  Why do we celebrate with BBQ's on the first Monday in September and not on May Day? Here's the short answer:  May Day's origins can be traced right here in Chicago, where the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions mounted a strike on May 1, 1886, as part of its quest for an eight-hour workday.  A couple of…

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Camp Tecumseh for Grades 5-8

September 25 - September 26
Camp Tecumseh, 12635 W TECUMSEH BEND RD
BROOKSTON, Indiana 47923
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Annual overnight Middle School field trip kicks off the year with team building exercises, nature exploration and lots of fun.  Here's a preview of activities in store.

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October 2018

Columbus Day – no class

October 8
The Chicago Grammar School, 900 N Franklin
Chicago, 60610 United States
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It used to be simple:  celebrate the discovery of America and enjoy the day off.  Today, it's more complicated; and that's a good thing.  That being said, we recognize that Columbus Day classroom lessons must be developmentally appropriate:  we begin with identifying who, where and when before analyzing why.  So while our youngest students chant "Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492,"  we guide our Middle Schoolers through a critical examination of the traditional Columbus narrative - inviting them to question and encouraging them…

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End of First Term

End of First Term

October 25
The Chicago Grammar School, 900 N Franklin
Chicago, 60610 United States
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Record Day – no class

October 26
The Chicago Grammar School, 900 N Franklin
Chicago, 60610 United States
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Parent Teacher Conferences – no class

October 26
The Chicago Grammar School, 900 N Franklin
Chicago, 60610 United States
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