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Next Stage: Learning Habitat Progress!

  Check out our progress!  Children in all grade levels have been working diligently this week creating our Learning Habitat.  A special thanks to those listed below who have helped us come closer to achieving our goals.  Chris Stelmach of CPS Transport has been exceptionally generous in donating time, energy and materials by helping us […]

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Our Learning Habitat: First Step Complete

Thank you to Todd Ranier and Ron Dion for helping Underhill School complete the first step in the construction of our Learning Habitat.  Mr. Rainier donated his effort and energy and rototilled the space the Habitat will occupy.  Mr. Dion was generous enough to donate the use of his rototiller.  Todd and Ron, your thoughtfulness and […]

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Your Help is Needed!

Underhill School is about to embark on the first phase of our playground facelift. Phase one includes the addition of a Learning Habitat, where students and teachers can explore the life cycles of butterflies and ladybugs, marigolds and sunflowers, trees and shrubs even as they are researching these subjects in the classroom. It will be […]

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Calling All Gardeners!

Underhill School is about to embark on the first phase of our playground facelift. Phase one includes the addition of a Learning Habitat, where students and teachers can explore the life cycles of butterflies and ladybugs, marigolds and sunflowers, trees and shrubs even as they are researching these subjects in the classroom. It will be […]

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Winter Is Upon Us: Bring Your Cold Weather Gear to School!

Dear Parents, As the weather is getting colder and we’re starting to see more snow, we need to make sure our students are prepared for recess. Your child will need a warm winter jacket, a hat, mittens, snow pants and snow boots. If students are not dressed appropriately, they will be limited to playing on the […]

Playground Promise

On Friday, 10/10, Underhill students were overcome with curiosity about the giant blue rectangle on the playground black top.  It looked like this: They wondered what it could be and what was going to happen to the playground?  Many students responded with guesses like: It will become a swimming pool. It’s a helicopter landing pad. […]