Dear Beaubien Bulldog Families,

The staff and I hope you have been able to enjoy your summer!! Although this summer is very different from other summers, we hope you have been able to enjoy the weather, find your own new “normal” and get some time to relax! 

Although the start of the 20/21 school year is going to look very different from every other start, what hasn’t changed is our dedication to working with our families to meet the needs of our students.  Along with you, we are eager to begin the school year and are looking forward to seeing the many smiling faces of our Beaubien Families on September 8th.  

This morning, Chicago Public Schools announced the preliminary reopening framework for the 2020-2021 academic year. We know that this framework will present many questions and further concerns. Please note that this is a draft framework, one that is incredibly detailed, that seeks to best address safety concerns, provide academic as well as social and emotional stability, and support our families’ needs.

There are still several details that need community input before the final framework is put into action. Please, please, please take a few moments to review the framework and complete the district survey by July 31st. We want to ensure that the opinions and recommendations from the Beaubien community are heard. We also encourage you to participate in the virtual community meetings to provide feedback on the framework. This is a great opportunity to share your voice!

 Our goal is for you to be informed and included in decisions to the best of our ability. Although we wish we could provide more answers and ease anxiety amongst your homes, we want to assure you that no matter how our students are learning in the upcoming school year, our educators and staff will continue to provide the best learning experiences possible in accordance with the CPS Framework.


Communication and involvement  is extremely important to us at Beaubien.  PLEASE be sure to sign up on our school website at as well as “Like” us on our Beaubien PTO Facebook page.  You can also find us on Twitter @ JBBElementary.  All updates, current events and opportunities for you to get involved in our school community will be posted on these sites.  If you ever have any questions, please contact me at or contact the main office at 773-534-3500. My door is always open and I look forward to hearing from you. 



Warm regards,

Michelle H. Ludford