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 

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Upcoming Events

Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School
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February 12, 2016
All Day Event
Students not in attendance. District office remains open.
 
Feb 12, 2016 (All Day Event)
Presidents Day - District Closed
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February 15, 2016
All Day Event
District 130 administrative office and schools closed in observance of Presidents Day.
 
Feb 15, 2016 (All Day Event)
Progress Report Distribution
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February 16, 2016
All Day Event
Third-quarter progress reports distributed at all District 130 schools.
 
Feb 16, 2016 (All Day Event)
2016-17 Preschool Screenings
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February 22, 2016-February 22, 2016
Time:08:30 AM - 02:00 PM
District 130 will hold preschool screenings the week of Feb. 22, 2016, to identify children eligible for the 2016-17 Prekindergarten Program. Placement priority is given to students entering kindergarten in 2017. Enrollment in the program is contingent on state funding. An appointment is required. To schedule an appointment please call 708-489-7440. Screenings will take place at Horace Mann School, 2975 W. Broadway in Blue Island.
 
Feb 22, 2016 (08:30 AM - 02:00 PM)
2016-17 Preschool Screenings
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February 23, 2016-February 23, 2016
Time:08:30 AM - 02:00 PM
District 130 will hold preschool screenings the week of Feb. 22, 2016, to identify children eligible for the 2016-17 Prekindergarten Program. Placement priority is given to students entering kindergarten in 2017. Enrollment in the program is contingent on state funding. An appointment is required. To schedule an appointment please call 708-489-7440. Screenings will take place at Horace Mann School, 2975 W. Broadway in Blue Island.
 
Feb 23, 2016 (08:30 AM - 02:00 PM)
2016-17 Preschool Screenings
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February 24, 2016-February 24, 2016
Time:08:30 AM - 02:00 PM
District 130 will hold preschool screenings the week of Feb. 22, 2016, to identify children eligible for the 2016-17 Prekindergarten Program. Placement priority is given to students entering kindergarten in 2017. Enrollment in the program is contingent on state funding. An appointment is required. To schedule an appointment please call 708-489-7440. Screenings will take place at Horace Mann School, 2975 W. Broadway in Blue Island.
 
Feb 24, 2016 (08:30 AM - 02:00 PM)
2016-17 Preschool Screenings
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February 25, 2016-February 25, 2016
Time:08:30 AM - 02:00 PM
District 130 will hold preschool screenings the week of Feb. 22, 2016, to identify children eligible for the 2016-17 Prekindergarten Program. Placement priority is given to students entering kindergarten in 2017. Enrollment in the program is contingent on state funding. An appointment is required. To schedule an appointment please call 708-489-7440. Screenings will take place at Horace Mann School, 2975 W. Broadway in Blue Island.
 
Feb 25, 2016 (08:30 AM - 02:00 PM)
2016-17 Preschool Screenings
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February 26, 2016-February 26, 2016
Time:08:30 AM - 02:00 PM
District 130 will hold preschool screenings the week of Feb. 22, 2016, to identify children eligible for the 2016-17 Prekindergarten Program. Placement priority is given to students entering kindergarten in 2017. Enrollment in the program is contingent on state funding. An appointment is required. To schedule an appointment please call 708-489-7440. Screenings will take place at Horace Mann School, 2975 W. Broadway in Blue Island.
 
Feb 26, 2016 (08:30 AM - 02:00 PM)
Coffee with Superintendent Tina Halliman
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March 02, 2016-March 02, 2016
Time:09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Parents and community members are invited to have coffee and conversation with our superintendent, Dr. Tina Halliman, at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, at Worth Township, located at 11601 S. Pulaski Road in Alsip. For questions or concerns, please contact Carol Kusman at 708-259-7389 or Alejandra Caratachea at 708-259-7794.
 
Mar 02, 2016 (09:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
School Improvement Day - No School
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March 15, 2016
All Day Event
No school for District 130 students. District office remains open.
 
Mar 15, 2016 (All Day Event)
End of Third Quarter
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March 17, 2016
All Day Event
Third quarter ends for 2015-16 school year.
 
Mar 17, 2016 (All Day Event)
Report Card Distribution
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March 24, 2016
All Day Event
Third-quarter report cards distributed at all District 130 schools.
 
Mar 24, 2016 (All Day Event)
Spring Break - District Closed
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March 25, 2016
All Day Event
Spring Break, students not in attendance until April 4, 2016. District Office closed.
 
Mar 25, 2016 (All Day Event)
Spring Break - District Closed
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March 28, 2016
All Day Event
Spring Break, students not in attendance until April 4, 2016. District Office closed.
 
Mar 28, 2016 (All Day Event)
Spring Break
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March 29, 2016
All Day Event
Spring Break, students not in attendance until April 4, 2016. District Office remains open.
 
Mar 29, 2016 (All Day Event)
Spring Break
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March 30, 2016
All Day Event
Spring Break, students not in attendance until April 4, 2016. District Office remains open.
 
Mar 30, 2016 (All Day Event)
Spring Break
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March 31, 2016
All Day Event
Spring Break, students not in attendance until April 4, 2016. District Office remains open.
 
Mar 31, 2016 (All Day Event)
Spring Break
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April 01, 2016
All Day Event
Spring Break, students not in attendance until April 4, 2016. District Office remains open.
 
Apr 01, 2016 (All Day Event)
Classes Resume
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April 04, 2016
All Day Event
All District 130 schools in session following Spring Break.
 
Apr 04, 2016 (All Day Event)
"All Aboard for Kindergarten" at Horace Mann (Spanish)
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April 12, 2016-April 12, 2016
Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
"All Aboard for Kindergarten" at Horace Mann School, in Spanish.
 
Apr 12, 2016 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
"All Aboard for Kindergarten" at Horace Mann (English)
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April 19, 2016-April 19, 2016
Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
"All Aboard for Kindergarten" at Horace Mann School, in English.
 
Apr 19, 2016 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
Coffee with Superintendent Tina Halliman
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April 20, 2016-April 20, 2016
Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Parents and community members are invited to have coffee and conversation with our superintendent, Dr. Tina Halliman, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, at the City of Blue Island East Annex, 2434 Vermont St. in Blue Island. For questions or concerns, please contact Carol Kusman at 708-259-7389 or Alejandra Caratachea at 708-259-7794.
 
Apr 20, 2016 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
Progress Report Distribution
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April 26, 2016
All Day Event
Fourth-quarter progress reports distributed at all District 130 schools.
 
Apr 26, 2016 (All Day Event)
 
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