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Hope in Action


Hope in Action

The Parent Connection

  • Intermediate H.O.P.E.
  • Jr. high H.O.P.E.
  • After School Clubs-Graphic Arts, Multicultural Club, and Career Options Club


Updated, August 2015

I will be looking for parents who can volunteer for me this year. Whether it is for a field trip, on a weekly basis or for a special event. Many events would not be possible without you. Send me an e-mail.

If you have not been to this site before, I welcome you. If you have visited my site before, thanks for doing so and welcome back. This site was created to help make the parent connection. Look here at this site for curriculum questions and general class happenings. This web site is updated as needed and may be edited and added to throughout the year. If you have any other information, you would like to see posted on this site, please let me know by sending me an e-mail. If you ever have any suggestions for the class, send me an e-mail, I am always looking for new ideas.


Intermediate:Mrs. Valek

Intermediate Curriculum Schedule:

Grade 4 and Grade 5:

September-"Teambuilding, cultural diversity and character building"

October-"Bullies, Gangs and Conflict Resolution

November-"Drug Prevention"

December-"Your Body"

January-"Germs" and "Work on H.O.P.E. fair Projects"

February-"All Aspects of Health"

March-"Nutrition and Exercise"

April-"Environmental Issues and Safety Issues"

May-"Careers in Health and Influences of Advertising"

Jr. High: Mrs. Valek

Jr. High Curriculum Schedule:

Grade 6: 9 week course

"Character Education program" Respect and Responsibility

"Drug Prevention education"

"Body Systems and How they Affect Your Health"


"Bullies, Cliques, Internet Safety and Conflict Resolution"

"Nutrition and Exercise"

"Careers, Sex Education and First Aid"

H.O.P.E. Fair project-"Environment"

Grade 7: 9 week Course

"Being a good communicator and Developing your Potential"

"Project Alert a drug prevention program"

"Body Unit"

"Preparing and Choosing a Career"

"Resolving Conflicts, Internet Safety and Bullies"

"Investing and Banking" and "Career Education"

"Sexual Harassment" and "Safety education"

"Sex Education"

May-8th grade community service is assigned (All Community Service must be pre-approved by the teacher)

H.O.P.E. Fair project- "Careers"

Grade 8: 9 week course

"Careers and Investments" Prepare for Challenger Trip-Living and Working in Space Unit- Interviews for Challenger Jobs(Students must dress up for the interviews)

"Project Alert-Drug Prevention Program follow up"

"Conflict Resolution" and "Fitness and Nutrition"

"Mental Health"

"Bullies, Internet Safety and Conflict Resolution"

"Child Development-Ages and Stages" and "Sexual Harassment" and "Personal Safety"

"Sex Education"

H.O.P.E. Fair Project-"Child Development or Mental Health" Due September 28, 2015

After School Clubs:

Career Options for 3rd and 4th graders-Mondays staring in January

Multicultural Club for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders-Fridays

Computer Applications and Graphic Arts Club for 4th, 5th and 6th grade-Tuesdays

All clubs members are accepted by application only in September-Members may be added throughout the year if their are openings. The only exception is Career Options club applications go out in December.

Need to let us know something?

Mrs. Valek-Just send me an e-mail at . or call at the school at 708-458-1152 ext. 209

Favorite Links of the month

Mr. Danforth's web page

School web site

Mrs. Valek's Humanites web site

Mrs. Valek's Family and Consumer Sciences Web site

Challenger Learning Center-Eighth Grade Field Trip


Nutrition Awareness

Flu Information-Weekly flu map

Dental Health

Bully webisodes

Bully prevention games

Bully games

Internet safety rules

Brain pop- Username:Charlesjsahs /Password:Brainpop Note-can only be used from 8:00a.m.-5:30p.m. M-F

Illinois passes new law to help prevent cyberbullying

Body Systems-Great links for Students

Drug Education for Teens