Marcus Alexander
Greeting Lorenzo R. Smith Families, We are beginning IAR Testing this week for grades 3rd through 8th. Please ensure that your child gets a good night's rest and be in attendance every day. Students must bring their laptops charged with their charging cords. See you in the morning!
11 days ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Kankakee COVID Vaccine Clinic
15 days ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings District 259 Family, We hope that you all are having a restful and enjoyable Spring Break! We look forward to welcoming our students and staff back on Monday, April 5th for in-person and Remote Learning. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Thank you!
21 days ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Please see the attached message for information pertaining the filling of vacant Board of Education seats.
21 days ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings District #259 Parents, This message is to inform you that a report was made to the District that a person within our School tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, all impacted parties who have been considered to be a close contact have been notified and have been directed to quarantine for 10 days. If your child experiences any of the COVID-19 symptoms, please seek medical attention. In addition, please contact District Office to notify us at 815-944-5448. We anticipate that all students and staff will return from Spring Break as planned on Monday, April 5, 2021. Thank you for your continued support to District #259!
24 days ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings Lorenzo R. Smith Family, For students that are currently in the building for in-person instruction Friday (March 26, 2021) is Picture Day. Also during this time, 8th Graders will be taking cap and gown photos.  Students are allowed to dress out of uniform for their pictures. All Picture Order Forms have already gone home with the students. If you have any questions, please call the school at 815-944-5219. Thank You! Principal Johns
29 days ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Easter Giveaway
about 1 month ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
A huge thank you to the Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. for coming out to read to our students in grades PreK- 3rd. Our students were extremely excited and engaged. Each student was given a coloring book and will also receive a packet of books to go home with them next week! Sincerely, Dr. Alexander
about 1 month ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings District 259 Parents, We would like for you to take the time to provide us some feedback on the quality of Lorenzo R. Smith Elementary School by taking the 5Essentials Parent Survey. This survey can be found on the District's website at www.psd259.org on the home page. It should only take about 10 minutes to complete. Your feedback is invaluable to us! Thank you!
about 1 month ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings District 259 Parents, This message is to remind you that there will be NO SCHOOL for students or staff on Monday, March 1, 2021 in observance of Casimir Pulaski Day. The District Office will be closed also. Have a safe and restful weekend!
about 1 month ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings Pembroke Community, Please be advised that the Pembroke Township Boil Water Order has been lifted for all residents. Thank you!
about 1 month ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Please support the Pembroke Public Library!
about 1 month ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings District 259 Parents, We would like for you to take the time to provide us some feedback on the quality of Lorenzo R. Smith Elementary School by taking the 5Essentials Parent Survey. This survey can be found on the District's website at www.psd259.org on the home page. It should only take about 10 minutes to complete. Your feedback is invaluable to us! Thank you!
about 1 month ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Good Pembroke Community, The Village of Hopkins Park has issued a Boil Water Order effective immediately for all citizens of Hopkins Park and Pembroke Township. We will keep you updated of any progress to lift the order. Thank You!
about 1 month ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings Pembroke Community, We look forward to welcoming our students and staff back into the building tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17th for a normal day of learning. Parent, please be cautious of students getting on and off of the buses. If you live on a rough road, it might be helpful to bring the student to the top of the road for pick up. See you all tomorrow! Dr. Alexander
2 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings District 259 Families, Due to the ongoing Winter Weather Watch and hazardous road condition, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 will be a Remote Learning Day for all students and staff. We will continue to monitor conditions. Take care and be safe!
2 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings Parents, REMINDER... Friday, February 12th is a School Improvement Day. Students will be dismissed at 1 PM. Also, Monday, February 15th is President's Day, and there will be no school for students or staff. Have a safe and warm weekend!
2 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greeting Pembroke Families and Staff, Due to inclement weather and extremely hazardous road conditions Friday, February 4th will be a Remote Learning Day for all students and staff. For those families that would like breakfast and lunch, meals can be picked up from the school between 9 AM and 11 AM at the main entrance. Take care, stay warm, and BE SAFE!
3 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings Pembroke Families, We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow (Tuesday, February 2nd) for a normal day of instruction. We will resume face-to-face learning as well as Remote Learning for the students that will be learning from home. Buses will be doing pick up at the normal time. Remember, that tomorrow we begin our 3:15 PM dismissal for all students. Take care!
3 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greeting Pembroke Families and Staff, Due to inclement weather and extremely hazardous road conditions Monday, February 1st will be a Remote Learning Day for all students and staff. For those families that would like breakfast and lunch, meals can be picked up from the school between 9 AM and 11 AM at the main entrance. We are hopeful for better weather conditions so that we can resume school as usual on Tuesday. We will be in touch! Take care, stay warm, and BE SAFE!
3 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings LRS Parents, This message is a reminder to you that on Monday, February 1st our school day will be extended until 3:15 PM for all students. Please contact the school if you have any questions. Thank you and take care!
3 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Come join us!
3 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings District 259 Families and Staff,, We look forward to a normal day of instruction on tomorrow Wednesday, January 27th. Buses will be running at their normal times for student that are in face-to-face learning. Remote Learning will begin at 8 AM. Have a good night!
3 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings Pembroke Families and Staff, Due to inclement weather and bad road conditions today, Tuesday January 26th will be a Remote Learning Day for all students and staff. Please plan to be online by 8 AM for class. Parents if you would like to come to the school to pick up meals they will be available at the Main Office between 9 AM and 11 AM. We hope for better conditions tomorrow but will be in touch. Thank you and be safe!
3 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings Pembroke Families and Staff, Please be advised that we are closely monitoring a snow storm that is expected to hit our area tonight and into tomorrow morning. At this point, we look forward to seeing all students and staff tomorrow (Tuesday) for a normal day of instruction. If there are any changes, you will be notified no later than 5:30 AM on Tuesday morning. Thank you for your continued support to District 259. Thank you and take care!
3 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings Pembroke Families, Tomorrow, Monday, January 25th will be a normal day of school. Face-to-face instruction and Remote Learning will resume as normal. We will keep you informed if there are school changes for Tuesday due to inclement weather. Take Care!
3 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings District 259 Community, On behalf of the Board of Education, we are excited to welcome all our students and staff back to school on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. School will begin for all students (both face -to-face and Remote) at 8:00 AM each morning. Students that will be attending school face-to-face are expected to be in full uniform. Please note the following change: All students will be dismissed at 1:00 PM on January 19th through January 29th. If you have questions about Transportation or any other matter please contact the school at 815-944-5448. We can't wait to see you all! Take Care!
3 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings District 259 Community, On behalf of the Board of Education, we are excited to welcome all our students and staff back to school on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. School will begin for all students (both face -to-face and Remote) at 8:00 AM each morning. Students that will be attending school face-to-face are expected to be in full uniform. Please note the following change: All students will be dismissed at 1:00 PM on January 19th through January 29th. If you have questions about Transportation or any other matter please contact the school at 815-944-5448. We can't wait to see you all! Take Care!
3 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings District 259 Community, On behalf of the Board of Education, we are excited to welcome all our students and staff back to school on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. School will begin for all students (both face -to-face and Remote) at 8:00 AM each morning. Students that will be attending school face-to-face are expected to be in full uniform. Please note the following change: All students will be dismissed at 1:00 PM on January 19th through January 29th. If you have questions about Transportation or any other matter please contact the school at 815-944-5448. We can't wait to see you all! Take Care!
3 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings, Just as a reminder, District #259 is providing meals (breakfast and lunch) on a weekly basis for all students that would like them. In order to receive meal, please go to the District's website www.psd259.org and request them. We will continue to deliver meals on Tuesdays while in Remote Learning. Please go in and request your meals ASAP so that they can be delivered on tomorrow. Thank you!
4 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings Parents, Happy New Year! This message is to remind you that Monday, January 4th is District Institute Day, which is a non-attendance for students. Students will resume Remote Learning on Tuesday, January 5th at their normal times. We look forward to a new year full of great instruction and student growth! Take Care!
4 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Happy New Year from the Pembroke CCSD #259 Board of Education!
4 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings District #259 Families and Staff, On behalf of the Board of Education and Administration, we would like to wish you all a safe and Holiday Season! We hope that your time away is filled with rest, family, and fun! The District Office and LRS will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We will be open from Monday (Dec. 28th) through Wednesday (Dec. 30th) from 8 AM until 1 PM. Also, we will be closed on New Year Eve and New Year Day. The building will reopen on January 4, 2021 for at 7:00 AM for normal business operations. Have a Happy Holiday!
4 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greeting to all members of the District 259 Community, This message is on behalf of the Pembroke Township/Village of Hopkins Park Water Commissioner: There has been a Boil Water Order issued for the entire Pembroke Township area until further notice. Please look forward to updates in the upcoming days. Thank you!
4 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings, We invite you to join us for the Pembroke District #259 Holiday "Drive-By" Dinner on Wednesday, December 16th between 4 PM and 5:30 PM at Lorenzo R. Smith School. Please drive up and receive your holiday dinner right from your car! All are welcome!!! Happy Holidays!
4 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings District #259 Families and Staff, On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving season! We all have so much to be thankful for during these time of craziness and uncertainty in our world. We hope that you all take the time to enjoy your family and friends over this season, and that you take the time to reflect and be thankful for the blessings that each of us enjoy. Take care and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
5 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greeting District #259 Stakeholders, This message is to remind you that Tuesday, November 3, 2020 has been declared a State of Illinois Holiday for all students and staff. Therefore, there will be NO SCHOOL. Students will not be required to attend Remote Learning. School will resume for all students and staff on Wednesday, November 4th. Thank you!
6 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greeting District 259 Stakeholders, This message is to remind you that Tuesday, November 3, 2020 has been declared a State of Illinois Holiday for all students and staff. Therefore, there will be NO SCHOOL. Students will not be required to attend Remote Learning. School will resume from all students and staff on Wednesday, November 4th. Thank you!
6 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Please come out and join the Ladies of Pembroke Book Club and the C.A.R.E.S. Committee for an afternoon of fun and treats! Everyone must wear a mask at all time and must follow all social distancing directives.
6 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Please come out and support!
6 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings District 259 Parents, Students, Staff and Community, This notification is to inform you that the Lorenzo R. Smith School building will be closed to the public for the remainder of this week (Wednesday, October 20th through Friday, October 22nd) for deep cleaning and disinfecting. Please note that Remote Learning for all students will resume as usual. If you have any questions please contact the Main Office at 815-944-5219 (Option 3) and we will be happy to assist you. Thank you and have a great day.
6 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings District 259 Families, The purpose of this message is to inform you that the pick-up of student instructional materials that was scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, October 16th has been cancelled. In an effort to maintain a safe and healthy school environment, we want to take every precaution necessary to keep down the spread of COVID-19. For parents that were prepared to come to pick-up students' materials on Friday, we apologize for any inconvenience that our cancellation has caused. We will begin delivering student materials early next week to each home. If you would like to have a conversation with your child's teacher, then please send the teacher an email and they will schedule you for a conference in the Google Classroom. We sincerely thank you for your understanding and commitment to working with you to support of student of Pembroke School District #259. Thank you and take care!
6 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
​Greeting District #259 Stakeholders, At a Special Meeting of the Board of Education on October 1st, the decision was made to continue Remote Learning from home for all students for the duration of the 2nd Instructional Quarter (October 19th- December 18th). This decision was made in the best interest of keeping down the possible spread of COVID-19 across the District. In collaboration with the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health, we will continue to assess the science and spread of the virus and make a decision to return to the building for face-to-face instruction in January of 2021. In the upcoming days you will be provided further guidance on the processes we will take to provide students instructional materials for the 2nd Quarter. We will all get through this together! Sincerely, Dr. Marcus T. Alexander, Superintendent
7 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
CALLING ALL PARENTS!!!! Please complete the School Reintegration Parent Survey which can be found on the District's website www.psd259.org. This is very important and we want to hear from you!
7 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Greetings, Due to power outages across Pembroke Township the school will he closed today (Tuesday, August 11th) for all staff. I will keep you updated on when it is safe to return to the building. Take Care, Dr. Alexander
9 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!!!
10 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Marcus Alexander
CALLING ALL PARENTS!!! Please complete this survey to provide us some feedback as we prepare to come to school after COVID-19! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y532DT7
11 months ago, Marcus Alexander
Pembroke Community Consolidated School District #259
On Behalf of the Board and Administration, We would like to take this time to thank each and every teacher for their dedication, care, and commitment to all students at Pembroke CCSD #259!
12 months ago, Pembroke Community Consolidated School District #259
Pembroke Community Consolidated School District #259
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank You for all you do!
about 1 year ago, Pembroke Community Consolidated School District #259
Pembroke Community Consolidated School District #259
Welcome to the new website!
about 1 year ago, Pembroke Community Consolidated School District #259