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Welcome to Beard Elementary!

Daniel C. Beard Elementary School • Pre K - 3rd Grade
CPS school providing PreSchool & Specialty Programs to Students


Beard Highlights

• ExceleRate Gold Circle of Quality Award for Standard of Excellence in Pre-School Education

• “Exemplary” Supportive Schools Certified

• Creative School Certified “Excelling” in the Arts

• Healthy School “Silver” Certified

• Certified Nature Outdoor Sensory Classroom

• Tours Available

• 10 Different Languages Spoken by Staff

• Free Rosetta Stone Language Subscription to all interested Families Enrolled

• Free Field Trips for our Students

• Art, Library, Physical Education, Second Step, and STEAM specials

• Highly Qualified Teaching & Paraprofessional Staff

• Full time Psychologist, Social Worker, Speech, OT Therapists, & Nurse

• Orton Gillingham Trained Teachers

• Small Group Center Based Instruction

• Promethean Boards in all classrooms

• Fully Air Conditioning Building

• ADA Accessible

• Fenced in playground

• Alarms on All Doors

• Rock Climbing Wall & Student Fitness Center

• Walking Track, School Playground, & Movement Play Lot

• Sensory "Snoezelen" Room

• Learning SEL Fish Tank

• Partnerships with Urban Gateways, Chime, and Tiny Tunemakers Music Programs

Upcoming Events

Chicago Early Learning Application for the 2019-2020 School Year opens April 30!

Aug/Sept 2019:

  • • 8/22 LSC Meeting at 7:30am

    • 8/29 Meet & Greet Open House 1:30pm-3:00pm or 3:30pm-5:00pm

    • 9/2 Labor Day - No School for Students

    • 9/3 First Day of School 7:30am

    • 9/10 Beard Tour 9:00am

    • 9/9 through 9/20 Bus Evacuation, Shelter in Place, Lock Down, & Epi Pen Drills

    • 9/20 Parent Monthly Mystery Reader

    • 9/24 Beard School Tour at 9:00am

    • 9/24 Diverse Learner Parent Support Group at 1:30pm

    • 9/26 LSC Meeting at 7:30am

Tiny Tunemakers In Action

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Thank you to Friends of Handicapped Children for our new wheel chair

Thank You to our local businesses for supporting our School

Principal's Message

Beard School is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment that engages all learners. Students are provided with intensive supports, small group instruction, and rigorous and developmentally appropriate curriculum. At Beard, we set high expectations and make it our goal to work on student successes through differentiation. We encourage all of our families to join us in school sponsored parent engagement opportunities. As we move forward throughout the year, know that your child is being taught by highly qualified and trained staff members. We look forward to your partnership this year and thank you for your involvement.

Beard School makes a difference in the life of every child.


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