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.  I am looking forward to the return of all of the children and to a very successful second half of the year!  I ask that we make sure to bundle up our little ones as they come to school...winter is bound to arrive!

Spaulding is always 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 next meeting will be Wednesday, January 15th 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  

Here are December's 8 Keys'
Students of the Month:

AM PreK:     Santiago Reyes
PM PreK:     Ruby Villanueva
Kinder:        Olivia Chavez
1st:              Vivian Banda
2nd:              Brenda Luong
3rd:               Evan Beaty

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

Ms. Cheryl Vacca, Principal

important dates

January 8th
Best Start Breakfast Club 9:30-10:30 am

January 9 & 10
Erin's Law Presentations

January 15th
Parent Group 3:00 pm

January 17th
PreK Screenings Appointment Required

Januray 20th
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 24th
End of 2nd Quarter


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
Illinois School Report Card