GA_Award_Finalist_Facebook_ImageCongratulations to preschool teacher Phyllis LaCour for being a finalist in the 2015 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching!  Ms. LaCour is one of 30 finalist selected from over 600 nominated teachers preschool-3rd teachers throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.   You may review the full press release here.

A Celebration of Excellence in honor of the finalists will be held on Saturday, April 11 at the Chicago O’Hare Marriott.  Event details and tickets are available here.  All are welcome to join in the celebration.

We also wish to congratulate all the other Pulaski teachers who were nominated for this award!


The reviews are in … our first annual Party with a Purpose – A Mardi Gras Party and Silent Auction was a huge success!   From the sensational crowd, to the fantastic (and cut-throat bidding – especially on teacher experiences!) auction, delectable food and sinful dessert table, themed drinks, masks and beads, we are still grinning from ear to ear.  Thank you to everyone (parents, community members, teachers, staff, Dr. Bedard and Ms. Racasi), who came out to support our school.  “Masks-off” to the dedication and hard work of the Social Committee (pictured left to right):  Natalie Fox, Laura Stein, Kate Barthel, Leah Gray, and Bridget Brosnan, and the army of sub-committee volunteers who worked tirelessly to execute such a fabulous evening for all of us.  We are already counting down to our Second Annual Party with a Purpose!

To view all our generous supporters, please click here.  If you were unable to attend but would like to make a monetary donation to the fundraiser, please click here.   Final numbers are being tallied and will be shared soon.

For more pictures from the Party, please visit our Friends of Pulaski Facebook page (be sure and ‘like’ us too).