"Where Can't Is Not Part of the Equation"

Arthur E. Canty Elementary School

A Fine and Performing Arts School
Arthur E. Canty Elementary School  3740 N. Panama Ave., Chicago, IL. 60634   Phone: 773-534-1238   Fax: 773-534-1236


School newsletter and monthly calendar are under the "School Calendar" tab.
2014-2015 SCHOOL HOURS
Main Campus 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Addison Campus 7:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Students will have 45 minutes for lunch and recess. 
All 1st through 8th graders will eat in the auditorium.

WELCOME BACK SCHOOL STARTS SEPTEMBER 2nd 8 a.m.

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Morning Kiss and Drop Off Program

Drop off  begins at 7:40 am every morning.

K, 1st and 2nd grade students will be dropped off on Panama by the Auditorium. A drop off line will be marked with cones on the west side of the street with no parking on that side of the street. Parent volunteers will escort students from the cars. Children MUST exit on the curb side. Parents must stay in the car.

3rd through 8th grade students will be dropped off on Paris. A drop off line will be marked with cones on the east side of the street with no parking on that side of the street. Parent volunteers will escort students from the cars. Children MUST exit on the curb side. Parents must stay in the car.

We will continue to close off Panama/Waveland and Paris/Grace at dismissal time 2:45 - 3:05


IMPORTANT DATES
Nov. 2nd - Change your clocks fall back one hour
Nov. 3rd - CPTC  @ 5pm in Room 102 Officer Elections
Nov. 4th  - Election Day in GYM
Nov. 6th  - End of Quarter 1
Nov. 6th  - Perfect Attendance Dress Down Day for October
Nov. 6th  - Get Fit - WALK TO SCHOOL DAY
Nov. 7th  - NO SCHOOL PD for Teachers
Nov. 10th - LSC @6:10 in Auditorium Community Forum
Nov. 11th - No School Veteran's Day
Nov. 12th - Report Card Pick Up - No School for Students
Nov. 12th - Scholastic Book Fair in Gym
Nov. 13th - 17th  - Scholastic Book Fair for Classrooms
Nov. 17th - BAC in room 105 @ 3:10p.m.
Nov. 20th - Turkey Trot Entrance Fee Due
Nov. 25th - Turkey Trot
Nov. 26th - 28th - Thanksgiving Break


ORION UNIVERSITY
Canty is now partnered with Orion's University to offer amazing after-school enrichment activities like Robotics by Lego®, Make Your Own Instruments, OU Think You Can Dance, and Speed and Agility Camp. Kids can explore science, art, music, and athletic activities after school without leaving our campus.

Since Orion's University is held at our school, the program provides safety for children and convenience for parents. This fast-growing after-school alternative has added extended day and flexible pick-up times to accommodate parents’ busy and unpredictable schedules.

  • The program will begin at 3pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Afternoon enrichment programming ends at 4pm with flexible pickup time ending at 6pm.
  • 10% early registration discount available until Sept. 15th and space is limited.

To learn more about Orion’s University call 888-998-7620, visit www.OrionsU.com or email canty@orionsU.com.


HEALTH ALERTEnterovirus D68

HEALTH RESOURCE GUIDE
The guide lists local health centers and clinics along with a link directing families to the CPS Health and Wellness website.


Have you checked your child's grade lately?  Do you have Parent Portal.  1st and 2nd grade see your classroom teachers for your pin numbers.  3rd - 8th please email or call Ms. Laurencell and she will print them off.  Forgot your password or username.....email Ms. Laurencell @ cdlaurencell@cps.edu and she will reset it for you.
VISION
Canty School envisions a continued collaboration between staff, students, parents and community to achieve every child’s greatest potential.  We foresee that all Canty students will develop an intrinsic motivation to explore higher education and career opportunities while contributing to the community.

MISSION
Canty School encourages and nurtures an appreciation for higher education with an emphasis on the individual success of every child.   We believe in providing a curriculum rich in academic excellence, technology, fine and performing arts, with the development of healthy social and emotional skills in a safe and least restrictive environment.  The outcome of the Canty experience is well-rounded, respectful, responsible and productive global citizens. 

HISTORY OF CANTY

Arthur E. Canty was an engineer/custodian in the Henderson School for many years.
Mr. Canty was a leader and held numerous positions of trust, including president of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 143-143B, Administrative Assistant to the Office of Civilian Defense for the City of Chicago during WWII, and officer of the American Legion, a fraternal organization for military veterans. Mr. Canty served as a United States Army sergeant in France in World War I. As a civilian during World War II he spearheaded innovative campaigns to help the war effort such as collecting thousands of used razor blades to fabricate military vehicles. 

Arthur E. Canty died of a heart attack in his home on Chicago's south side on August 9, 1946. He was 55 years old. He and his wife Alice had two daughters: Alice Marie and Jean.

Grace Street School was renamed Arthur E. Canty in 1949 and continues to honor him today.


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This page was last updated: October 31, 2014
2014-2015 TESTING SCHEDULE

REACH (Pre-K - 8th)
9/15/14  - 10/17/14
5/11/15 – 6/12/15


NWEA (2-8) 
Fall Only New to CPS and select groups 
9/8/14 – 10/3/14
1/5/15 – 1/29/15
5/11/15 – 6/12/15


TRC/DIBELS/MCLASS Math (K-2)
BOY 9/2/14 – 10/3/14
MOY  12/15/14 - 1/29/15
EOY 5/11/15-6/12/15


ACCESS (K-8 Bilingual Students)
1/20/15 – 2/20/15

PARCC (3rd - 8th)
PBA 3/9/15 – 4/2/15
EOY 4/27/15 – 5/22-15

8th NAEP TESTING MATH
1/26/15


Algebra Exit Exam - 8th Grade
5/19 - 5/23






2014 - 2015 School Supply Lists

Ready to Learn PK - Mrs. Daum
ECSE - Mrs. Buck
ECSE - Mrs. Donahue
Kindergarten
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th - 8th Grade
Ancillary Classes (Art/Library/Music/Gym)

Wellness Summer Letter


2014-2015 CANTY DRESS CODE POLICY & PROCEDURES
Canty school will begin the following dress code for the next school year.

       TOP:         Collared Polo Shirts of any solid color (no writing)
       BOTTOM:   Navy, Black or Khaki Pants or capris;
                           o Finger Tip length or Knee length Shorts;
                           o Finger Tip length or longer Skirts
                           o No jeans or baggy pants. 
       DRESSES:  Solid colored polo dresses (any color) fingertip length or longer. 
       SHOES:   Shoes must have laces that match the color of the shoes.
                 o Ex: black shoes with black laces, white shoes with white laces, etc.
                    o No Flip Flops or Open toe Shoes [This is for safety reasons]

Students are expected to dress appropriately for school.  Clothes should not be baggy and cannot show any undergarments.  Logo wear can be purchased/ordered on the Quick Start day in August or at Open House in September. Canty logo wear apparel can be worn any day.  Students who do not come to school with proper dress code attire will be required to call home for a change of clothes.  If no parent/guardian can be reached, the school will provide clothing for the day which must be washed and returned the next day.

Store Links for Dress Code Attire:
Landsend
Old Navy

GYM DAY UNIFORM: 
  • Canty Logo wear 
   OR 
     White plain t-shirt & dark pants or shorts -  No Jeans
  • Gym shoes with laces matching color of shoes.

DRESS CODE CLARIFICATION
We would like to thank all of the students and parents for following the dress code. 
Pants: tights, leggings, yoga pants that are form fitting may be worn only under dresses or skirts not on their own.   
Winter Wear: Sweatshirts/hoodies should be solid with no writing except small logo.
Gym Uniform: Dark colored athletic shorts or sweatpants and white t-shirt. Canty logowear can be worn at any time.




ON-LINE MATH PROGRAM
Are your kids doing IXL Math?  Canty's Kindergarten through 8th grade now have access to an online math program for math.  If you do not know your child's user name and password contact their homeroom teachers.  https://www.ixl.com/signin/arthurecanty