Early Childhood / Pre-K Program
Pre K

 
Pre K 1

 
 
 
 

Contact Information:

Horace Mann
Alma Cano, Principal
2975 W. Broadway, Blue Island, IL 60406
Phone: (708) 385-2450
Fax: (708) 293-4083

Nathan Hale Pre-K
Alma Cano, Principal 
5318 W. 135th Street, Crestwood, IL 60445
Phone: (708) 385-5853 - Pre-K
Phone: (708) 385-6176 - Birth-3 yrs.
Fax: (708) 489-3538

Hours: 8:30 am - 2:45 pm

 

Early Childhood / Pre-K Program

Dear Families:

Welcome to our schools! Whether your child will be attending Horace Mann or Hale Primary Prekindergarten we are excited to work with you and your child. I am honored to be the Principal of our Prekindergarten, Early Childhood and Birth to Three Programs.

The curriculum that we use in our Prekindergarten and Early Childhood Classrooms is called the "Creative Curriculum." The goal of our program is to develop each child’s important preacademic readiness skills that are needed for success in kindergarten. Our curriculum addresses social/emotional, language, problem solving and physical development. These four areas are closely related and often overlap. Your child will be learning the important school expectations of BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE and BE SAFE. Our students are assessed three times per year using Work Sampling Illinois. Please plan to participate in Parent/Teacher Conferences and Friday activities that are planned by your child’s teacher.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me anytime during the school year if you have questions or thoughts you would like to share. Thank you for your partnership as we work together to support your child’s education!

Sincerely,

Alma Cano 
Principal of Mann and Hale Primary PreK Schools 
ACano@district130.org
 

2014-2015 Supplies Needed for Pre-K Students:

1. A book bag (no wheels)
2. A change of clothing (labeled with student's name in a clear plastic bag)

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Coffee with Superintendent Tina Halliman
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February 05, 2015-February 05, 2015
Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Parents and community members are invited to have coffee and conversation with our superintendent, Dr. Tina Halliman, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, at Eisenhower Cooperative, located at 5318 W. 135th St. in Crestwood. For questions or concerns, please contact Carol Kusman at 708-259-7389 or Alejandra Caratachea at 708-489-8390.
 
Feb 05, 2015 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
Progress Report Distribution
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February 12, 2015
All Day Event
Third-quarter progress reports distributed at all District 130 schools.
 
Feb 12, 2015 (All Day Event)
School Improvement Day - No School
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February 13, 2015
All Day Event
Students not in attendance.
 
Feb 13, 2015 (All Day Event)
Presidents Day - District Closed
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February 16, 2015
All Day Event
District 130 administrative office and schools closed in observance of Presidents Day.
 
Feb 16, 2015 (All Day Event)
Coffee with Superintendent Tina Halliman
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March 03, 2015-March 03, 2015
Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Parents and community members are invited to have coffee and conversation with our superintendent, Dr. Tina Halliman, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, at the Alsip Public Library, 11960 S. Pulaski Road. For questions or concerns, please contact Carol Kusman at 708-259-7389 or Alejandra Caratachea at 708-489-8390.
 
Mar 03, 2015 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
End of Third Quarter
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March 17, 2015
All Day Event
Third quarter ends for 2014-15 school year.
 
Mar 17, 2015 (All Day Event)
Report Card Distribution
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March 31, 2015
All Day Event
Third-quarter report cards distributed at all District 130 schools.
 
Mar 31, 2015 (All Day Event)
Good Friday - District Closed
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April 03, 2015
All Day Event
District 130 administrative office and schools closed in observance of holiday.
 
Apr 03, 2015 (All Day Event)
Spring Break Begins
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April 06, 2015
All Day Event
Spring Break, students not in attendance until April 15.
 
Apr 06, 2015 (All Day Event)
Spring Break
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April 07, 2015
All Day Event
Spring Break, students not in attendance until April 15.
 
Apr 07, 2015 (All Day Event)
Spring Break
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April 08, 2015
All Day Event
Spring Break, students not in attendance until April 15.
 
Apr 08, 2015 (All Day Event)
Spring Break
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April 09, 2015
All Day Event
Spring Break, students not in attendance until April 15.
 
Apr 09, 2015 (All Day Event)
Spring Break
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April 10, 2015
All Day Event
Spring Break, students not in attendance until April 15.
 
Apr 10, 2015 (All Day Event)
District Closed
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April 13, 2015
All Day Event
District 130 administrative office and schools closed.
 
Apr 13, 2015 (All Day Event)
School Improvement Day - No School
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April 14, 2015
All Day Event
Students not in attendance.
 
Apr 14, 2015 (All Day Event)
Classes Resume
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April 15, 2015
All Day Event
School in session following Spring Break.
 
Apr 15, 2015 (All Day Event)
Coffee with Superintendent Tina Halliman
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April 21, 2015-April 21, 2015
Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Parents and community members are invited to have coffee and conversation with our superintendent, Dr. Tina Halliman, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, at the Blue Island Park District, 12804 Highland Ave. For questions or concerns, please contact Carol Kusman at 708-259-7389 or Alejandra Caratachea at 708-489-8390.
 
Apr 21, 2015 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
Progress Report Distribution
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April 28, 2015
All Day Event
Fourth-quarter progress reports distributed at all District 130 schools.
 
Apr 28, 2015 (All Day Event)
 
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