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Winter 2019

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the staff at Volta Elementary School, Happy New Year! I would like to extend best wishes to all for a happy and healthy new year. It’s a pleasure to see all of the children, teachers and staff back at school after a long, well deserved break. Just a reminder that as temperatures dip, children need to be dressed appropriately to come to school and play at recess time.

We look forward to strengthening our partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.

We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

  1. Attends school daily and arrives on time (8:00AM), ready for the day’s learning experience

  2. Completes all homework assignments given by teachers

  3. Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills

  4. Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life

  5. Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject

  6. Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and beyond

The wonderful Volta staff and I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. We thank you for your support and look forward to the second half of the school year!

In partnership,

Emily Mariano Principal

Volta is a neighborhood school that offers a comprehensive general education curriculum with a full spectrum of Special Education and Bilingual Education services. Volta encompasses students in Pre-K through 8th grade. The diverse cultural make-up of Volta's student body and staff make it an exciting place to both learn and teach. Volta partners with local organizations such as the Albany Park Community Center, North River Commission, New Trier High School, and Northeastern Illinois University.

Volta has a Spanish/English Dual Language Program in Kindergarten through Eighth grade. Contact our Dual Language Coordinator, Mr. Josue Contreras at jcontreras58@cps.edu or call our main office at 773-534-5080 if you would like to enroll or learn  more about this wonderful program.


Alessandro Volta Elementary School builds upon the talents and cultural capital of all students by providing rigorous instruction that prepares them for college, careers and the global workforce.  Within a safe and supportive community, we use language and culture to build internal capacity, tolerance and a global appreciation for the contributions of others. It is our mission to ensure that all students are equipped to succeed in, and contribute to, the world they will inherit.


Alessandro Volta welcomes the children of the world and prepares them for a life time of success and service.

Motto: "Where the World Learns Together"