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September 2020

Labor Day – no class

September 7, 2020

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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After School Enrichment Clubs Begin

September 8, 2020 - December 18, 2020

CGS offers an extended day option, with a variety of after school activities ranging from Math Test prep to Latin Club to indoor and outdoor Fun and Games.

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October 2020

Indigenous Peoples’ Day / Columbus Day – No Class

October 12, 2020

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 Indigenous Peoples' Day/Columbus Day classroom lessons must be developmentally appropriate:  we begin with identifying who, where and when before analyzing why.  All classes participate in activities that raise awareness of the rich history, culture, and traditions of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas.  And while our youngest students chant "Columbus…

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End of 1st Term

October 29, 2020

As summer has flowed into autumn, students and teachers have gotten back into the swing of classes and extracurricular activities.  The first term ends and we think about how much has changed since school started.

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Record Day – No Class

October 30, 2020

No classes for CGS students as teachers work on first term report cards.

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November 2020

Parent Teacher Conferences – No Class

November 6, 2020

CGS teachers meet with parents to summarize students' first term performances, achievements, challenges, and interactions.

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Thanksgiving Holiday

November 25, 2020 - November 27, 2020

Every Thanksgiving the CGS Preschool children create a cookbook for their families.  An all-time favorite is the "Cranberries" recipe that includes 44 pink stuffs, 1,000,000 red stuff and 35 salts in its ingredients list! We are so thankful for the CGS community - our students, parents, teachers and staff - all working together in making the future brighter. As this long weekend begins and we enjoy food, family and friends, we are privileged to take some time, reflect on our…

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December 2020

Winter Break Begins!

December 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Winter Break begins Noon on Friday, December 18, 2020.  Enjoy the winter holidays and Happy New Year!!

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Winter Break

December 19, 2020 - January 3, 2021

Enjoy the Winter Break and Happy New Year!!  Classes resume on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

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January 2021

Classes Resume

January 5 - January 8

Happy 2021!  Classes resume this week after a restful and fun Winter Break.

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