2250 N Clifton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

Progressive Programs - Community Support - Academic Excellence

School Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 3:45 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

Dear Mayer Community,

Happy Holidays! December is here already and the New Year is right behind. Wishing everyone a great time with family and friends as you celebrate the holidays or simply spend some time taking a well deserved rest. I want to thank Friends of Mayer and the entire parent community for the amazing cookie exchange event. On behalf of the staff, we sincerely thank you for the outpour of love shown to us.

We had a November filled with many activities such as the November professional development for teachers, first quarter report card pick up and student conferences, and our first celebratory assembly before leaving for Thanksgiving break. Our students continue to amaze me with their consistentefforts to do well in school.

Here are a few reminders:

School Attendance & Early Dismissals:
Excellent attendance is necessary for excellent progress in school! For the last couple of weeks, we have consistently been trending downward with ourstudent attendance percentages. If we continue trending in this direction, it can potentially affect our School Quality Rating Policy this school year. Inaddition, the number of early dismissals continues to increase. As mentioned before, early dismissals cause interruptions to classroom instruction and
learning activities. In addition, depending on the time of the dismissal it can affect school attendance. Please see the link to see the attendance for all families and the FAQs about attendance and truancy. http://cps.edu/AttendanceAndTruancy/Documents/ParentHandout_English.pdf

Blacktop Concerns:
For safety reasons, there is to be no ball playing on the blacktops (Clifton and Racine) after 8:05 – 8:30 a.m.. and 3:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. (or any time whilelarge groups of people are present). Bikes, skateboards and other rolling transportation are not allowed on the blacktops after 8:05 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (or while large groups of people are present). Dogs are not allowed on school grounds during entry or dismissal. Parents who walk their child to school with their pet in tow are asked to keep it outside of the gates.

Cold Weather Reminder:
At 20 degrees or above we will have outdoor recess so students should be dressed properly for these conditions with boots, hats, mittens, etc. Below 20 degrees we will not have outdoor recess.

Staffing Update:
Welcome to the Mayer family!
● Amanda Hampton who accepted the position as the EC assistant working in room 101. She will transition to this role in January.
● We are accepting resumes for following positions: Assistant Principal position.

Lastly, this month’s fact about me:
I aspire to acquire my doctoral studies in Educational Leadership within the next couple of years.

Coming in the New Year:
● Coffee with the Principal
● New and improved Mayer Website

Danielle Drayton
Interim Principal