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Archway Cicero PSO Newsletter 4/10/22

April 12, 2022 -

Upcoming Dates:
Friday, April 15th – NO SCHOOL
May 2nd – 6th – Teacher Appreciation Week
Friday, May 6th – Half Day Release
PSO Nominations
Dear Archway Cicero families,
We hope this newsletter finds you well as we enter the last quarter of the school year! As a PSO we pride ourselves on creating opportunities for parents/guardians to get involved both on and off campus. We would love to have you join us this upcoming school year! Please see below for further details and nominations.
If you would like more information, please email our PSO President, Jen Watkins, at
Positions will be voted on by our current board members on April 25th.
Summer Programs
Have you made summer plans yet?Archway Cicero offers two incredible programs the weeks of June 6th – July 1st. You can register for one week or all four. Register today and give your child a summer experience they will always remember! Summer Programs include:
Summer Camp is a full-day experience where Campers will laugh as they compete in crazy camp games, sing silly campfire songs, enjoy engaging activities, and make new friends. It’s a traditional summer camp experience with a classical twist!
Kinder Readiness is designed to prepare incoming kindergarteners for the upcoming year.
For more information and to register today, please visit our website at:
Register before May 1st and save $25 off each week of Summer Camp!
Tax Credit
Time is running out! If you haven’t made your tax credit yet, please do so now by clicking this link! We are currently at 80% to goal and have over $15,000 to raise by 4/18 to reach our $77,000 Tax Credit goal! Your gift costs you nothing out of pocket as you receive it back dollar-for-dollar when you file your taxes! 100% of these dollars stay at Archway Cicero to support extra-curricular activities and events including field trips, clubs, and athletics.
Congratulations to this week’s winner in our Tax Credit drawing! The Dunlap family will be receiving a Spinato’s gift card. Thank you for supporting Cicero through Tax Credits!
For questions, please reach out to Academy Giving Manager, Kari Heetland, at or
Coach Emily Moore, who was the Head Coach for our high school girls basketball team earlier this year, is now coaching our middle school girls (which includes 5th graders, who are eligible to play any Prep sports!). Coach Moore has been coaching for 4 years, having originally coached at her University Alma Mater after graduating in 2018 at Benedictine University and later at Hoop Code Basketball Academy.
Coach Moore says her background and upbringing “have always been basketball centered, and with that I have instilled so many fundamental life core values from the game,” such as discipline, which is required to be successful. Coach Moore says the athletes “are learning that to get the result they’re looking for, everything starts with hard work.”
In their practices, they work on fundamental basics “that these girls need to improve in to elevate their games more and more.” She adds that “our practices are tough physically and mentally, [and] I tell the girls all the time [to] get comfortable being uncomfortable” because “being uncomfortable gives you a better idea of what it takes to see growth in your game.” Some basics the Middle School athletes are currently working on are dribbling with their eyes up and finishing a layup with their off hand.
You can catch the girls in action this coming week on Wednesday, April 13th at 4:00pm in the Cicero gym, as they take on Scottdale Prep. Please join in for Spirit Week, as we celebrate with a hot dog dinner from 3:30-4:00 before tip-off at 4 pm!
Did you know? Your 5th graders are eligible to play sports at Prep! Additionally, your Tax Credit dollars help make sports possible! If you haven’t yet made your donation to our Tax Credit drive, please do so now! 100% of the monies given to this fund stay on campus to support extra-curricular and character-building programs such as athletics, field trips and clubs! Give your Tax Credit here now:
Great Hearts Gala 2022
Hello! Our names are Kelly Young and Valerie Spengler. We will be serving as the 2022 Great Hearts Gala Co-Chairs for Archway Cicero and Cicero Prep. This year’s theme is A Journey to Emerald City, and we are so excited for this fabulous evening that supports a great cause – the Teacher Excellence Fund! We will be keeping you posted on all things “Gala”, so be sure to watch for more information in the newsletter as the date gets closer. If you have any questions regarding the Great Hearts Gala – including how to secure tickets, sponsorship opportunities, and auction items – please feel free to contact us by phone or by email, as follows:
Kelly Young
(480) 487-5258
Valerie Spengler
(415) 509-9165
Check out more details at
2022 – 2023 Academic Calendar
Click below for the 2022 – 2023 Academic Calendar
Volunteer Opportunities
We need your help opening car doors during drop off to give teachers more time to prep for the day.
7:10 to 7:40 am daily
There are now 2 spots that need to be filled daily for lunch volunteers. Volunteers are needed daily from 10:45am-12:55pm.
We would like 1-2 volunteers to come once a week, every Tuesday at 12:45pm. Volunteers would help re-shelve books as well as organize and dust book shelves if needed.
Raptor Volunteer Approval
REQUIRED to volunteer on campus!
Cost $5 and must be done once per school year.
Takes about 5 minutes and then 2-3 days for approval.
Archway Cicero is Hiring!
Archway Cicero:
2 full-time Assistant Teachers
Please contact Mrs. Kaye if you are interested or have any questions.
Stock the Teachers’ Pantry
Our Cicero teachers do so much for our scholars. Please help us support and show our appreciation for our teachers by signing up to bring snacks and goodies to “stock the teacher pantry”. All items must be individual servings. You may drop them off at the front office during drop-off or pick-up.
Almonds, Apples, Carrots, Chocolate Covered Almonds, Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Cookies, Dried Fruit, Energy Bars, Gummy Bears, Kit Kats, M&M’s, Peanut M&M’s, Popcorn, Pretzels, Reeses, Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, Starburst, String Cheese
Thank you for your contributions.
Now Hiring for Athenaeum
Great Hearts’ Athenaeum is hiring for its afterschool program, and it’s very likely that you know someone who would be an excellent after school teacher.
Things to Know
  • Athenaeum is a state-licensed program which provides daily homework help and classical lessons for our scholars.
  • Positions are Mon – Fri after school until 6 PM.
  • This is a great part-time opportunity for someone who is studying to be a teacher, is attending college and needs limited work hours, or someone who is a retired teacher and still wants some time in the classroom.
If you know anyone interested please have them reach out to Maria Rodriguez at or apply here: