Parents & Community

Admissions

CollegeRowe Elementary school accepts applications for Kindergarten through 8th grade. In order to attend Rowe you must live in the City of Chicago. We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year.

Important dates for the 2016-2017 application process are listed below:

  • Applications Due: Monday, April 3rd, 2017 at 4:30 pm
  • Lottery: Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 5:00 pm
  • Registration: Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at 9:00 am and 4:30 pm
  • Home Visits for Kindergarten Families: Month of June 2017
  • Orientation Sessions: August 24th and August 25th, 2017

Please submit applications in hard copy to either campus or email them to afriedeman@nush.org.

Calendar

Check Your Child's Progress

Illuminate is a new data platform used by Rowe to track student grades, test scores, behavior and much more! The Illuminate Home Connection is easy-to-use and accessible from home.

  • Website: https://rowe.illuminatehc.com/login
  • User: Scholar's ID # (sent home via letter, also available upon request from our office)
  • PW: 123456 (You will be prompted to change this password upon logging in the first time)

A letter has been sent home with each scholar with ID information to set up your account. A copy of the letter without student data is available in English and Spanish below. If you need additional help, connect with our Main Office for more information about how to sign up!

Illuminate Home Connection Letter

Forms

For your convenience, please open and print the forms below and bring them to the main office:

Lunch Menus

Your scholar's lunch menu can be found below. Remember, if you send a lunch with your scholar, make sure it aligns to our nutrition policy.

May Breakfast

May Lunch

Parent Engagement

rowe_pacThe success of Rowe Scholars depends on the active engagement of parents, guardians and other adults in each scholar's life. There are many ways for parents to get involved, including the following.

Parent Volunteers

All Rowe parents commit to a minimum of 2 volunteer hours over the school year to benefit their scholar's educational programming (see Family Pledge). Parents can volunteer to be a classroom speaker, support with dismissal, chaperon events or field trips, or donate items to classrooms. Parents should sign-in with teachers or main office when volunteering or donating to track Volunteer Hours. For more information, please contact Mrs. LeShonne Segura at lsegura@nush.org.

Parent Advisory Committee

The PAC: Parent Advisory Committee is composed of parents from all grade levels who wish to represent all parents and make decisions that affect scholars and families school-wide. The PAC plans and executes events and fundraisers, leads parent problem solving and builds strong connections among Rowe families. All meetings will take place in the elementary school cafeteria.

Meeting Schedule 2016-2017

  • Tuesday, Aug. 30th – PAC Kick-Off Meeting
  • Monday, Sep. 19th – PAC Committee Meeting, 8-9am
  • Monday, Oct. 17th – PAC Committee Meeting, 3-4pm
  • Monday, Nov. 14th – PAC Committee Meeting, 8-9am
  • Monday. Dec 12th –PAC Committee Meeting, 8-9am
  • Monday, January 23rd – PAC Committee Meeting, 8-9am
  • Tuesday, February 14th - PAC Committee Meeting, 8-9am
  • Monday, March 13th – PAC Committee Meeting, 8-9am
  • Monday, April 17th – PAC Committee Meeting, 8-9am
  • Monday, May 15th – PAC Committee Meeting, 8-9am
  • Monday, June 12th - PAC Committee Meeting, 8-9am

 

Parent Programs & Orientation

Orientation

Each year, all Rowe families are required to attend an orientation session. Please see below for orientation dates and times:

  • August 24th and 25th, 2017: New Family Orientation
  • TBD: Returning Family Re-Orientation

 

Parent Programs

STAND for Children is pleased to offer programming designed for Rowe families again in the 2016-2017 school year! These workshops will provide families with the tools they need to support their child’s academic success and strengthen family involvement in schools. Childcare, snacks and translation is provided at all STAND workshops.

These workshops seek to:

  • Increase parental effectiveness and knowledge
  • Improve school involvement
  • Increase student learning
  • Develop a base of adults who will stay involved in schools and be active in the community

STAND Workshop Dates:

  • October 13th: Your Child’s Academic Profile and Setting Goals (Elementary School)
  • TBD: Making Sure Your Child is College or Career Ready (Middle School)
  • TBD: Enhancing Summer Learning

 

Parent Resources

Academic Resources

Social Media & Online Safety

  • Online Safety Game - Battle a villain who is spamming people with messages with the goal of making the town safe again. It's a cute way to explain internet safety to kids run by AT&T.
  • Teen Safety Guide - Content is best suited for older kids (5-8 grades)
  • Parents Guide - Learn about the internet safety dangers and what you can do to keep them from happening.

Uniform Resources: Below are some popular uniform resources for items we do not sell at Rowe, but are a required part of our uniform.

Other Resources

 

Advocacy

At Rowe, we believe our school and scholars’ success is directly tied to a strong partnership with our families. As a school, we strive to equip our parents with the tools and platform to advocate for issues that affect our school community, including equal funding and the access of high quality education in Chicago. Rowe encourages and empowers all parents to take action and make their voices heard so that we can work together to build a stronger community for our scholars.

Here are some simple ways you can take action:

Register to vote.

Your vote is your voice, so make sure you are heard at the polls. Register to vote online.

Know when to vote.

It's important to plan ahead to cast your ballot. Be aware of voting dates and deadlines.

Write to your representatives.

Find your lawmakers at the local and national level. Write to them about policies affecting your community.

Make your voice heard.

Email Ms. Segura to find out about other ways to get involved including writing letters to your newspaper, meet with elected officials, or participate in rallies.

Photo Galleries

Printable Calendar

Follow the links below for Rowe Elementary's monthly calendar:

Rocket Reader

Follow the links below for Rowe Elementary's monthly newsletter, the Rocket Reader.

School Policies

Parent Handbook 2016-2017:    Download

Code of Conduct 2016-2017: Download

Outdoor Education Handbook: Download

Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA)Download 

Asbestos Policy: Download
Asbestos Notice SY16-17