Great Lakes Academy
The Wave Newsletter
January 2016
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The Wave
January 2016
The Wave is here to keep you tuned in on the most up-to-date information, events and general news about Great Lakes Academy. Please be on the lookout for this newsletter every month to stay in the loop on all things GLA!

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A Special Performance
We had very special visitors at Great Lakes Academy this month! On Wednesday, January 13, the award winning Axiom Brass Quintet came to perform for our students thanks to a partnership with Ravinia's REACH*TEACH*PLAY Education Programs. For more pictures visit our blog here!
Winter Fest
A special thanks to our parent volunteers who helped make Winter Fest a fun time for our scholars! After a long week of testing we celebrated the winter season with a snowflake station where scholars make their very own snowflakes, cookie decorating and winter gear relay races! Keep an eye on our blog for more photos!
Join  our Team!
Great Lakes Academy is excited to grow our team of highly committed education professionals who are working to raise the bar of what is possible in elementary school education.  If you know of any high quality teachers looking to work with our dedicated, talented staff for the 2016-17 school year, please have them contact Katherine Cherry at
Apply Now!
2016-17 Applications Now Being Accepted
GLA is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. Go online to, and click on "Families" or come by the school to complete an application today!
Upcoming Events
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Field Trip
On Thursday, February 11, GLA scholars will be enjoying the musical performance of the CSO on a half day field trip.

Parent Workshop & 
Power Parents Meeting
Our workshop on Wednesday February 17 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. will focus on Reading w/ Your Child For Comprehension. The February Power Parents meeting will follow from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Open House
2016-2017 GLA applicants and potential applicants are welcome to come to an open house on:
February 20 at 11:30 a.m. or March 9 at 5:30 p.m.
Get to Know... Ms. Stapleton!

Name: Kelly Stapleton
Title: First Grade Teacher in Marquette
1. My favorite thing about GLA is working with the teachers and the scholars!
2. My scholars would be surprised to know that I love burritos! 
3. If I could be any animal I would be a baby tiger. 
4. My greatest hope is that my scholars grow up to be good people and be anything they want to be! 
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