2250 N Clifton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

Progressive Programs - Community Support - Academic Excellence

School Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Main Office

(773) 534-5535


2250 N. Clifton Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614

School Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 3:45 PM

Principal’s Message

June 24, 2019

Dear Mayer Community,

Today officially marks the end of the 2018-2019 school year!  Like our students, our dedicated staff officially began their summer break.  Classrooms are packed and the construction work is well underway.

Summer Capital Improvement Update:

As shared previously,  the projected capital improvement budget is 4.4M.  The scope of the work includes:

  • New Chiller system that replaces all window air conditioner units.

  • Replace existing boilers with two energy efficient boiler systems and all associated work.  The entire heating system will be controlled by the Building Automation Systems (BAS).

  • New unit ventilators in all classrooms.

  • Minor paint work in classrooms.

  • Electrical upgrades including fire alarm system updates.

This project is expected to take the entire summer and we anticipate having the building returned to us on or before 8/27/2019.

To this end, we have temporarily set up an office at LaSalle Language Academy on 1734 North Orleans.   We can be reached at the following CPS cell phone number (773)255-4748.

Beginning tomorrow, no one will be in the school building except for the construction workers.  I will attend weekly construction meetings and will send updates and pictures of the work happening in the building.

Kindergarten Report Cards:

We were unable to print Kindergarten report cards because many of the grades are not appearing on the report cards.  On Friday, June 21, 2019, CPS IT was called for ASPEN assistance but we were unsuccessful in resolving the problem.  I have submitted two service requests to date.  I hope to have this resolved by the end of the week.  EC parents, you will receive an update on the status by the end of the week.

Student Transfer Request:

We are currently working on all student transfer requests.  While we have been able to complete many of the requests received, we are experiencing some problems similar to the problems mentioned above with some student transcripts.  Again we are working with CPS IT to resolve this matter.

Enjoy your summer break!


Danielle Drayton, Principal
Elizabeth Wontor-Leach, Assistant Principal