April 2014  
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Upcoming Events
   Non-Attendance Day for Staff and Students-Good Friday
   Apr 18 2014
   Weather Makeup Day-Student Attendance Full Day
   Apr 21 2014
   Spring MAP Testing
   Apr 22 2014
   The Great Barrier Reef - 2nd Grade
   Apr 28 2014
   Spring MAP Testing
   Apr 28 2014
   Grades 5 and 8 STAMP Testing
   May 05 2014
   Teacher Appreciation Week
   May 05 2014 at 11:00 AM
   LBES PTO Meeting
   May 07 2014 at 09:30 AM
   Meet and Greet with your new LBES Principal
   May 07 2014 at 05:45 PM
   Kindergarten Fine Arts Show
   May 07 2014 at 06:30 PM


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K-2 Family Math Game Night
Posted on 04/01/2014
Our third Kindergarten through Second Grade Family Math Game Night on March 17, 2014 was a huge success. Close to 40 families spent an engrossing evening in the Lake Bluff Elementary School multi-purpose room playing math games.  READ MORE...
Local students to benefit from LF-LB LDA "Make a Difference" grants
Posted on 02/03/2014
Recent grants by the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) will fund a variety of tools to assist children in the community who learn differently. The organization’s “Make a Difference” grant program involves review, research and analysis to ensure funds are allocated to programs that will most significantly impact children who learn differently.   READ MORE...
Newly Named LBES Principal Margaret St. Claire
Lake Bluff School District 65 Board names Elementary Principal
Posted on 01/29/2014
January 29, 2014: At its Tuesday January 28 meeting, the Lake Bluff District 65 Board of Education named Margaret St. Claire as Principal of Lake Bluff Elementary School. Ms. St. Claire, a resident of Green Oaks, Illinois, is currently Principal at Daniel Wright Junior High School in Lincolnshire.  READ MORE...


School is in session on Monday, April 21
4-17-2014: This Monday is one of our winter weather make-up days, and school is in session.

Tickets on sale now for LF-LB LDA fundraiser Spring Marché on May 1
4-14-2014: The Lake Forest-Lake Bluff LDA Spring Marché will be held Thursday, May 1 from 10 am to 5 pm and 7 pm to 10 pm at Lake Forest Club. The event funds the volunteer organization's important "Make a Difference" grants which provide funds for a variety of tools that assist children in the community who learn differently. Read More >>

Meet the new LBES Principal on Wednesday, May 7 
4-2-2014: Lake Bluff families and community members are invited to come get to know incoming Lake Bluff Elementary School Principal Margaret St. Claire at a “meet and greet” session on Wednesday, May 7 from 5:45 to 6:30 pm, preceding the Kindergarten Fine Arts program. Coffee and cookies will be served. Read More >>

An opportunity for students, parents and teachers to weigh in on school climate and learning conditions
4-2-2014: The Illinois 5Essentials Survey allows parents to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a statewide survey administered on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education.  Read More>>

Kaleidoscope Summer School Registration

3-19-2014: Summer will be here before we know it!  As you start thinking about plans, please consider District 65 summer programming that will run Wednesday, June 11 through Friday, July 11 from 8:45 to 11:45 am at LBES.  Click here for course offerings and registration information.  Please email Carly Quick or call 234-9407 ext. 3123 with any questions or concerns.  We're looking forward to an exciting extension of the school year that's educational and fun!

We have a new LBES School Song!!

3-14-2014: Thanks to all of the students who entered the school song contest.  Each played an important part in the creation of our new School Song.
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Weather cancellation makeup days
1-31-2014: To avoid going into the second week of June and interfering with summer plans already on the calendars of District families and staff, the following days will be full attendance make-up days for weather cancellations:
  • Presidents Day-- Monday February 17 
  • Monday, April 21
  • Friday, May 23  
  • Friday, June 6
Thank you for your patience during this process.

LBES Writing Contests and student work featured in Lake Forester
 9-17-2013: Click Here>> for a link to the article in the Lake Forester on the LBES Writing Contests. Congrats to all our wonderfully expressive writers! For contest details, Click Here>> or use the Quick Link at the lower left corner of the LBES home page.

10-7-2013: Click Here>> and Click Here>> to read some of the winners of September's writing contest, published in the electronic version of the Lake Forester.