Please see Prescott’s weekly newsletter from Principal Roche. In this issue: FIIF Forms due today, LSC Elections 11/18/20, Welcome Math Teacher Mark Williams, ODLSS Parent University, Thank you Parent Volunteers, Art at Prescott, Mid-November calendar.

November 13, 2020

Dear Prescott families and friends,

Submit Your FIIF Forms

As of today, Prescott has only received 55% of student’s FIIF forms. The deadline to submit the form is approaching this Monday. This document helps the district determine funding for schools, so it is important that all families participate! We have only received 50% of forms, which could potentially mean a 50% cut of available funds to Prescott in the upcoming school year.

Please complete and return the form digitally to Ms. Collum at ( or in person at the main office between 9-3pm by Monday, November 16th. Download the form here.

Thank you very much for your support in funding the resources for Prescott students. If you’ve already submitted your form, you do not need to do so again. Thank you!

Local School Council Elections

Local School Council elections were postponed from the spring to Wednesday, November 18. Parents should have received ballots in the mail along with return envelopes. If you did not or if you prefer to vote in person, you may do so from 7am-7pm on 11/18/20. Please enter the Marshfield entrance and expect to follow all facemask, social distancing, and temperature check protocols. If you are unable to follow these protocols for medical or other reasons, you can curbside vote by making an appointment with Prescott Election Coordinator and School Clerk Tiara Collum by calling 773.534.5505 at least two days in advance.

Welcome Math Teacher Mark Williams

Welcome to Teacher Mark Williams, who will teach math to 6-7th graders who have had Teacher Colleen Hall. Ms. Hall’s leave was scheduled to begin Thursday, November 12 but unexpectedly changed to Wednesday, November 4. The leave will end May 3, 2021. She had her baby and we welcome Cade to Planet Earth!

Mr. Williams has taught math with middle schoolers for over twelve years in Chicago. He creates a kind, supportive classroom that supports students while having high expectations. He works hard to get to know individual students and connect them to math through real-world problems. He has co-sponsored student clubs such as Student Council as well as tutored students after school. He is clearly dedicated to student success.

Mr. Williams served in the United States Navy where he earned several medals and promotions. After earning his BS at the University of Illinois at Chicago, he earned a MBA at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and then a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from National-Louis University. Prior to teaching, he also worked for AT&T as a Project Manager and Account Executive. Mr. Williams won a grant from Best Buy to purchase graphing calculators and volunteers for many student events.

We’re glad to have Mr. Williams at Prescott School!

ODLSS Parent University

The November Virtual Parent University entitled: Responding to and Deescalating Challenging Behavior will be presented by the ODLSS Specialized Behavior Support and Strategy team (SBSS Team). Please share this information with your families and school communities. Topics covered will include:

The Do’s and Don’ts for responding to behaviors.

De Escalation

Crisis Plans

Registration is required. Dates and times for the virtual training’s are as follows:

Tuesday, November 17th 2020 – 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Spanish

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Tuesday, November 17th 2020 – 6:30-8:00 PM – English

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Monday, November 23rd – 12noon-1:30p.m. English

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Monday, November 23rd – 6:30-8:00 PM – Spanish

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   Questions, contact info: Helpline: 773-5531840

Thank you to our parent volunteers

Thanks to parents Jennifer Bushek, Rachel Aguirre, Frank Cho and Claudia Peixoto for volunteering to assist with materials distribution!

Thanks to Hugo Forte and Jim Javenkoski of the Prescott Pops for assisting at school pictures on Friday 11/6.

Art at Prescott

Mid-November Calendar

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Principal Erin Roche

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