spaulding Elementary School

Spaulding Elementary School serves approximately 100 students from prekindergarten through third grade.  Our school community encourages life-long learning by providing a challenging education while meeting our students' intellectual, social, and emotional needs. The teachers at Spaulding are highly qualified, dedicated professionals.  They work hard to ensure a positive, supportive, and nurturing environment.  We value our partnership with the families of our students creating a true family affair.

From the Principal

Happy New Year!  I am so honored to be the Principal of Spaulding School.  We have been working hard over the summer and have an amazing year planned and some new faces for everyone to meet.  I am happy to announce Amy Maher as our new kindergarten teacher and Angelica Benigno as our new 3rd grade teacher.  They are both wonderful additions to our little school and I can't wait for everyone to meet them.  Something new this year is our Back to School Night.  Please come visit Spaulding on Monday, August 26th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm to drop off your school supplies and meet your teacher.  I am SO excited for all of my Spaulding Sharks to return to school!  I can't wait to see each and everyone one of them!

Spaulding is looking for parents to work along side the staff by joining the Parent Group.  The Parent Group helps make important decisions for the school as well as plan many exciting events.  The Parent Group usually meets once a month, after school from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.  By joining the Parent Group, you will get to meet other Spaulding parents and families and truly help make a difference in your child's school.  Our first meeting of the year will be Wednesday, September 12th at 3:00 pm.  Childcare will be provided.  If you have any questions, please call the office at 708-385-4546.

Each month at Spaulding School, we celebrate students who model the 8 Keys of Excellence.  The 8 Keys of Excellence are not just part of a character education program for students but principles for all of us to live by!  The 8 Keys are:  Integrity, Commitment, Failure Leads to Success, Ownership, Speak With Good Purpose, Flexibility, Balance, and This Is It!  If you would like more information on the 8 Keys of Excellence, please visit  

Please continue to check back to this page in order to receive important dates for our upcoming events.

Ms. Cheryl Vacca, Principal

important dates

August 15th                Registration           1:00-7:00 pm

August 16th                Registration               9:00 am - 2:00 pm

August 26th              Back to School Night  5:30-6:30 pm

August 28th                1st Day of School 8:15am - 2:50 pm

August 29th & 30th  PreK Screenings      Call for appointment

September 2nd          No School                Labor Day

September 3rd          1st Day of PreK        AM 8:25-11:05          PM 12:10-2:50

September 12th      Parent Group Meeting  3:00 pm


School Hours

K-3    8:25 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
AM PreK   8:25 - 11:05 a.m.
PM PreK   12:10 - 2:50 p.m.

Spaulding School Supply List

Please go to the Midlothian School District 143 REGISTRATION page for all of the details.

Illinois State Board of Education
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