AGC Mission and Vision

AGC develops mindful leaders who take action both now and in the future to positively impact their communities and the world beyond.

Vision :
AGC will ignite a movement to create a better world.
We will transform our educational systems by being an incubator of innovation.
Using a foundation of academic knowledge and global-mindedness each student will create a life of possibility and contribute to a more peaceful and just society.

Announcements and Reminders

MEET AND GARDEN WITH OUR NEW SCHOOL GARDEN COORDINATOR THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014!  Ms. Corenna would LOVE to have family help on Friday morning out in the garden. Soil will be delivered to both campuses between 10-11 a.m. and we hope to get the soil into the beds at the Annex right away. Have a wheelbarrow and/or shovel? Bring those too! Consider making a morning of it...we'll drink coffee together at 8 and garden together at 10 at 47th Street Campus! 

2014-2015 Calendar
AGC Calendar 14-15 FAMILIES.pdf

New Kindergarten Students for Fall 2014.

We recommend that all families begin scheduling appointments for the requested Exams. 

Physical Exams


Eye Exam

Dental Exam

Next Steps

Saturday April 26th at 10:30am - Informational Workshop about Dual Language 

At the 47th St. Campus

We strongly encourage all Families to Attend.

Attached are documents regarding the Dual Language Program. 

If you are interested in Dual Language: Families must schedule a meeting with Ms. Saskia Rombouts at

Dual Language Pack For Fall 14.pdf

Welcome Corenna Roozeboom!

Enjoy a cup of coffee and meet our New School Garden Coordinator
at 47th Street on Friday April 25th at 8:00 a.m.

We are kicking off our Spring Garden Projects Wednesday - Friday, April 23 - 25. (Weather Permitting.) we plan to have a large delivery of Soil at 47th St. and the Annex. We will need several Volunteers to help start planting. Feel Free to e-mail

Corenna is on campus and available from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. daily.
Her office is at 47th St.

We are happy to announce that we will feature a section on the Portal for the School Garden. Coming Soon!

¡ Bienvenida Corenna Roozeboom!

Disfrute de una taza de café y conocer nuestra nueva Coordinadora de jardín de escuela en la calle 47 el viernes 25 de abril a las 8:00 a.m.

Vamos dar inicio a nuestros proyectos de primavera en el jardín el miércoles - el viernes, abril 23-25. (Si Clima/Tiempo lo permite). Nos van a traer mucha tierra y Vamos a necesitar ayuda con la tierra para macetas en cajas en la 47th St. y el anexo. Necesitamos a varios voluntarios. Siente libre al email o visite la oficina.

Corenna esta en la escuela diariamente de 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Su oficina esta en la 47.

Hello families! I write to relay some basics of AGC Summer Camp 2014. 
Please direct questions to Ms. Jenni

- 4 weeks: July 7 - August 1st
- Weekly field trips
- Sports Programming and Humane Education 
- Student run farm and craft market weekly
- Staffed by AGC TA's and teachers
- Organic meals by Chef Eddie
- Rising Kinders - 7th grade students
- LOTS of FUN!

Note from the Main Office:
Information Packets will be going home Friday 2/14 with every student.

Current Student Registration Form with Sibling Information is Due.
This form is especially important for anyone with a little brother and sister that wants to join us next year.   

We have Free Dental Exams on March 20 & 21st.    
A Dental Consent Form must be completely filled out and signed.

All forms must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 21st.    

Reminder: the  Final Student Fee payment is due Friday, February 21st.  

 Any questions please contact the offices. 
2014 current student pre-registration form.pdf
Dear Families,

In order to make up days lost due to school cancellations this month, we will turn the following early release day Fridays into full days.  There will be no optional early release on these days.  All students will be dismissed at their regular times of 3:45 and 4:00:

Friday, February 21
Friday, March 7
Friday, May 9
Friday, June 6

Ms. Gillespie

Porque tuvimos que cancelar la escuela debido al tiempo inclemente frío. Ajustaremos el calendario. Los dias de salida temprana los viernes (1:15 o 1:30 pm.) se convertirán en días completo de la escuela (salida a 3:45 o 4:00) . Los estudiantes deben asistir estos dias como días completo. No habrá una opción de salida temprana.
Friday, February 21
Friday, March 7
Friday, May 9
Friday, June 6

Third and Sixth Grade Families:

CPS is using new promotion criteria this school year.  ISAT will no longer be used.  It is being replaced by NWEA MAP test scores.  Students must score in the 24th percentile or above in the MAP test in order to automatically pass.  You will find the full policy below. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Ms. Gillespie
IMPORTANT Annex Announcement!

Annex families,
We will start a one-way traffic flow for pick-up and drop-off starting Monday.  Traffic will only be allowed to go from west to east from 7:15-7:55 and 3:30-4:10 in front of the school on 46th St.  Please see attached map.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Thank you,
Anne Gillespie
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Upcoming Events

Friday, April 25
Coffee with Mrs. Roozeboom
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Enjoy a cup of coffee with our New School Garden Coordinator at 47th Street
8:00 a.m. 
6th Grade Wellness Field Trip
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Ms. Mizel  To: Loyola University - North Shore Campus
Kindergarten Field Trip
9:15 AM - 1:45 PM
Peggy Noteboert Nature Museum
Saturday, April 26
New Parents Dual Language Workshop
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 10:30am - Informational Workshop about Dual Language -  All New Families to Encouraged to Attend

Wednesday, April 30
Spirit Wear
Students May wear their AGC T-Shirt
1st Grade Field Trip
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
City of Chicago
Thursday, May 1
Lunch Payment Due
Full Price: $ 49.00
Reduced: $ 8.00
Friday, May 2
No School
Professional Development Day for Teachers