​L I T E R A C Y  P R O G R A M

Dear Parents,


My name is Bobby Plonka and I am the Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach at Suder. As I have been getting to know the school and community, several parents have expressed a need for more information about a few literacy-related issues. Here are some general explanations, resources and tips that address literacy related issues both inside and outside of the classroom.


This is a lot of information that I have provided. I will delve deeper into these topics during our Parent Literacy Education Session (details to follow). Thank you for taking the time to invest in learning about literacy development. I hope that this is informative and helpful in guiding your child's growth. 



Mr. Plonka

Literacy Week 2015-2016 is May 16-20, 2016




SPIRIT WEEK Highlights

Monday 5/16

Mis-Matched Clothes Day

Author Jordan Rivers visits


Tuesday 5/17

Superhero Dress-up Day

Free book giveaway


Wednesday 5/18

Twin Dress-up Day

E3 & E2 guest read in E1 & EC


Thursday 5/19

Favorite Character From a Book

Artist & Author Motesem Mansur

Family Arts & Literacy Nights


Friday 5/20 

Fancy Dress Day

Summer Literacy Parent Coffee

E2/E3 DANCE 4:15-6:00pm

tickets are $5, $7 at the door


Arts & Literacy

Spirit Week

May 16-20

This year, we are combining our celebrations. Each day we have a special “dress-up” theme. We have several authors coming to visit our students, special presentations during our Peace Circle, the Scholastic Book Fair, Family Arts & Literacy Night, and culminating events for parents and children on Friday.

We hope to see you join us on Thursday evening and Friday morning!

Literacy Week 2014-2015


Alex Kotlowitz spoke to our Middle School after they read "There Are No Children Here", a bestselling non-fiction work that documented the lives of two students who attended Suder and chronicled the struggles of an impoverished family on Chicago's West-side. 


With the help of Suder's Library volunteers and families, Amy Krouse Rosenthal visited to conduct workshops with students and sign copies of her books.

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