"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.
2015-2016 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.

We do not have line-ups due to construction please open the Drop Off Map to see where your child will enter and exit the building this school year.   

Morning Kiss and Drop Off Program

Drop off  begins at 7:40 am every morning.

Morning and Afternoon Drop off maps can be found


IMPORTANT DATES (Calendars Available Here)

January   4 - School Resumes
January 12 - LSC Meeting - 6:10pm
January 16 - Saturday Academy Starts
January 18 - No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 23 - High School Selective Enrollment Test
January 28 - Fitness Fun Class
January 29 - 8th Grade Graduation Pictures

Congratulations to our Algebra Class with 100% HIGH Passing Achievement on their Algebra Exit Exam.   We are very proud of you.

If you lost your supply list scroll down to the bottom of page they are listed for you.  

Register NOW for SelectivePrep’s After School Selective Enrollment Program (for 8th Graders)

One third of the entrance score is determined by your child’s performance on the Selective Enrollment High School Entrance Exam. SelectivePrep offers an intensive program to help prepare students for the Selective Enrollment Entrance Exam. SelectivePrep’s course will review all the Exam’s Reading, Math, Language, and Vocabulary topics and discuss optimal test taking techniques. Included in this program is a Study Guide containing extensive content review and exercises.

Classes at Canty Elementary will start on Monday, October 19th and run for 8 sessions from 3:15 PM – 5:15 PM. We will need a minimum of 10 students to run the class at Canty Elementary – so please spread the word. Click here to register NOW.

Selective Prep Enrollment Form - Canty Elementary2015

If you need more information or have any questions, please visit our website at www.selectiveprep.com  or call 312-409-8411.

HEALTH ALERTEnterovirus D68

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.
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.

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. 


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.

Information contained in the web site is the property of Canty Elementary School, Chicago Illinois. Information in this web site is subject to change or corrections will be made  without notification. Information contained in this web site is for informational use only, contact the school for official notifications, calendars or other information.
This page was last updated: January 28, 2016

2015 - 2016 School Supply Lists

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

Wellness Summer Letter

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:
Old Navy

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

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.

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

Pictures from the Canty Annex
Community Forum!

Thank you for all of your support!
Click for PDF list.
The purpose of the public forum is to allow parents and/or guardians the opportunity to share their experiences about the process of determining the educational placement for their student with disabilities. 

If you are unable to attend, you may contribute by completing our parent survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CantyPublicEnglish
You are invited to the

Diverse Learner Community Forum

at Canty school on Thursday, January 28th at 9:15am in the auditorium.