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The District Digest The Official Newsletter of Orland School District 135

February 2021

Here's to a New Year!

With 2020 in our rearview mirror, we cannot wait to see what is in store for OSD135 in 2021! Already one month in and we LOVE to see all the winter-themed activities that the Zoomies & Roomies are doing together! THANK YOU for your continued support during this time and keep up the fantastic work you are doing!

PFE Virtual Trivia Night

The OSD135 PFE has been hosting virtual trivia nights every other Friday over Zoom and Kahoot! According to PFE President, Chris Kasmer, the events have grown in popularity, and students and families love to participate in the different themes. Past themes included Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Pixar movies! For info on how to join the next trivia night, check the Orland135 Parents for Education Facebook Page.

February Photo Challenge

This month's District-Wide Challenge is "My Journey to OSD135: an event where people can share their journey that led them to settle in Orland Park!" We are asking staff to participate this month and share their stories! Check your email for more information on how you can join in on the fun or reach out to Allison Kaleta at akaleta@orland135.org. January's Photo Challenge was all about winter activities and our students did not disappoint! Thanks to all the families who participated.

Tenley and Talon and their younger brother submitted this picture of the new friends they built over Winter Break!

Dates to Remember

  • February 8th: Board Meeting, 7:00 @ CJH
  • February 12th: PL Day
  • February 15th: President's Day - No School

Vytis and Matas visited some furry friends in this photo!

Special Recognitions

Congratulations to the following OSD135 employees for being nominated for an ABCDE Award during the month of January:

  • Claire Badke: High Point, Inspiration
  • Katherine Berens: Meadow Ridge, Compassion
  • Annemarie Chiapetti: Park, Outstanding Achievement
  • Katie Curtin: DO, Outstanding Achievement
  • Ann Czerwonka: Prairie, Compassion
  • Elizabeth Fasel: OJH, Compassion
  • Dali Hoover: Liberty, Compassion
  • Val Johnson: Park, Outstanding Achievement
  • Kelly Kelly: Center, Outstanding Achievement
  • Holly Kokonas: Park, Inspiration
  • Holly Kokonas: Park, Outstanding Achievement
  • Tracy Latting: Jerling, Inspiration
  • Marial Pontillo: Center, Inspiration
  • Dan Prorok: Liberty, Inspiration
  • Francesca Strolia: OJH, Compassion
  • Catherine Tinny: Center, Compassion
  • Samantha Witczak: Liberty, Compassion

Even bundled up, Mohammad, is all smiles as he plays in the snow!

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The District Digest is always looking for positive stories to share from around the District! Reach out to Allison Kaleta at akaleta@orland135.org or call 708-364-3335 with information that you believe staff should know about!

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