Please help us by donating items to our Winter Wonderland Bazaar. This will be our end of the month Bengal Party for December. It will happen on Thursday, December 21st. We need all donations by Wednesday, December 20th at 13300 S. Langley Ave. At the bazaar students will be able to visit different "vendors" and make purchases using their Bengal Bucks that they have earned through good behavior, attendance and academics. We will accept any items (toys, candles, figures, jewelry, etc.) that you are willing to donate and in whatever quantity you are able to provide. Let's make their Winter Wonderland something WONDERFUL!! Contact us at 773-468-1300 or
6 months ago, CICS Lloyd Bond
Winter Spirit Week and Winter Break are on the horizon...
6 months ago, CICS Lloyd Bond
Meet the Staff... Today we introduce you to someone fairly new to the CICS Lloyd Bond family, but he is already building relationships with students, staff and families. Name: Mr. Darnell Dowd Title: 4th Grade STEM Teacher Years in educational industry: First year teacher Why do you do this?: I do this because I love pouring into children from my community and I believe our children can be real difference makers for the better. What's your passion?: My passion is giving back to my community and being a mentor to young people from a similar background as me.
6 months ago, CICS Lloyd Bond
Good morning Lloyd Bond Families!!! YOU DID IT!!! We won the 75% level challenge with 77% of you completing the CPS renewal survey!!! Our numbers increased by 17% in ONE DAY which means that we CAN achieve 100% participation by tomorrow!!! We can't wait to let our scholars know that your efforts earned the ENTIRE school a special prize!!! I bet you'll hear the cheering all the way down the street!!! Anyone who has yet to complete the survey, please, PLEASE, please take two minutes to do so now!!! Again, thank you, thank you, thank you for your constant support!!! --Dolores Ruiz-Villalvazo, Community School Coordinator
7 months ago, CICS Lloyd Bond
Parent Involvement Week is off to a great start! We kicked things off with Read-To-A-Class on Monday and this morning we had Muffins for Mom. Tomorrow is Donuts for Dad so we invite all father figures to join us from 7:30am-8:15am in the gymnasium as we keep the week rolling. Thursday is the 1st Quarter Awards Assembly at 1:30pm and we wrap up the week on Friday with Tea with Mr. Kirk from 9:00am-10:00am
7 months ago, CICS Lloyd Bond
Happy Monday Families! Sorry for all the weeks we have missed. This week we would like to introduce you to a person who exudes joy, perseverance and a love for education. Name: Ms. Fatima Taylor Title: 3rd Grade STEM Teacher/Lead from Within Coach Years in the Educational Industry: 6 Why do you do it?: I've wanted to be a teacher since kindergarten to follow my mother's footsteps, but now, I do this because I love seeing my students learn and grow as leaders of our community. They are our future and I want to make an impact and help them on their journey to a successful future. What is your passion?: My passion and teaching philosophy is to make learning fun and to build self-reliant life-long learners. My personal passion is dancing and spending time with friends and family. #MTSMonday
7 months ago, CICS Lloyd Bond
Thanksgiving Break is coming for CICS Lloyd Bond. The school will be closed November 20th-24th with our return being Monday, November 27th. Be mindful that Friday, November 17th is a 1:00 pm dismissal.
7 months ago, CICS Lloyd Bond
There is no school tomorrow, November 10, 2023
7 months ago, CICS Lloyd Bond
We believe in nurturing young minds with love, laughter, and the joy of learning. At CICS Lloyd Bond, we create a vibrant space where curiosity knows no bounds and every day is filled with exciting discoveries!
8 months ago, CICS Lloyd Bond
students smiling
Meet The Staff Monday Name: Tareonna Cooper Title: Kindergarten Teacher Years in the Educational Industry: 2 Why do you do it?: I can remember in my 3rd grade class, I told Mr. Best I wanted to be a teacher. Not just any teacher, a KINDERGARTEN teacher. I chose kindergarten because no day is the same!! I never knew 5 year-olds had so much personality and I love it. You don’t know what to expect with them. My littles keep me on my feet which I love because I’m ready for anything. This age group is my favorite because they are beyond sweet. I love their messes, the good morning hugs, the random drawings of me, and the daily tears. Just being their first teacher outside of mom/dad is rewarding to me. No one forgets their Kindergarten teacher 🩷
8 months ago, CICS Lloyd Bond
At CICS Lloyd Bond, during the month of October, "on Wednesdays we wear pink " to support Breast Cancer Awareness month.
8 months ago, CICS Lloyd Bond
Meet your CICS Lloyd Bond Dean, Mr. McCray! “As Dean, I am planting seeds, and it’s fitting that our school is in the Altgeld Gardens community. I love knowing I may not see the difference today or tomorrow, but it will come. Just like a flower won’t grow overnight. The joy that I feel is giving students hope, words are powerful and I try to make sure that every day I am inspiring our kids and showing them that it’s possible- maybe they can become a dean one day like Mr. McCray!” Learn more about Mr. McCray and Restorative Justice here:
8 months ago, CICS Lloyd Bond
Mr. McCray
SAVE THE DATE. We're looking forward to connecting for Fall Family Conferences! Fall conferences will take place on Wednesday, October 25, from 1:30-6pm and Friday, October 27th from 8am-1pm. Educators, students, and families can review progress toward goals, report cards, and assessment score reports. Look for links to sign up with teachers via email!
8 months ago, Distinctive Schools
Fall Conferences – Save The Date!
It's Meet the Staff Monday yet again. To start our week off we want to introduce you to the second face you will usually see when you step into the world of CICS Lloyd Bond. Name: Lentoya Stennis Title: Office Manager Years in the Educational Industry: 27 Why do you do it?: Honestly, I fell in to working in education because my mother was/is an educator, because you never stop being a teacher. Once I was in I just never left and I began to cherish every connection I made with students, staff and parents. I take pride in being able to show that those inside the classrooms are not the only people to touch the lives of students. What is your passion?: Art. I love color and I believe every person's life needs to be full of it. I do my best to help share it with the students to brighten their days even if only for the moments they walk the halls of Lloyd Bond.
8 months ago, CICS Lloyd Bond
It's "Tell Me Something Good Thursday" 2nd grade had a fun time using play-doh to work on high frequency words. They also were engaged with their math lesson as they counted, organized and represented a collection of objects
8 months ago, CICS Lloyd Bond
"Meet the Staff Monday" This week we will introduce a person who has seen the facets of instruction from inside and outside the classroom. She is driven, meticulous and 100% percent about giving her best so that teachers and student can achieve their best. #MTSM Name: Krystle Barnes Title: Instructional Coach Years in the Educational Industry: 12 Why do you do it?: I'm driven by the "ah-ha" moments that come from students. It brings me so much joy to teach a child and they have the light bulb moments when everything clicks, and they get it. I am passionate about growing young minds and pushing them to their fullest potential. My philosophy of education has always remained the same: I believe ALL children can learn, no matter the age, race, gender or ability level. I owe it to every student who walks into my school building to be my very best, because that is what I require of them.
8 months ago, CICS Lloyd Bond
We will be closed on Monday, October 9th in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. On this day we will reflect on our history and the role of Native people and communities in American history. If you’d like to learn more, here are 5 Ways You Can Show Up In Solidarity With Indigenous People: See you on Tuesday morning!
8 months ago, Distinctive Schools
indigenous peoples' day
CICS Lloyd Bond and JF want to hear from you! We’re partnering with YouthTruth to hear what families have to say about their school experience. Help your school understand how to improve! The survey is now live and open until October 27th. Complete the survey here: #CommunityVoice
8 months ago, CICS Lloyd Bond
It's "Tell Me Something Good Thursday" At CICS Lloyd Bond, we always want to spread joy and positive moments, but most of all, we love to share what we learn. 6th grade had an interesting lesson in science about energy in motion.
8 months ago, CICS Lloyd Bond
October is National Principals Month! We would like to take this time to recognize our incredible principal, Mr. Kirk! Thank you for your dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to shaping the future of our learners. We are so grateful for your leadership in building a vibrant school community for our students and families!
9 months ago, CICS Lloyd Bond
principals month