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Bucktown Parents: Learn About Your CPS Options At Open House Thursday

"The goal of the open house is to get people to send their kids to public schools," one neighborhood leader said.

Jonathan Burr Elementary School and Drummond Montessori School are two of three Chicago Public Schools elementary schools in Bucktown.
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BUCKTOWN — In an effort to get Bucktown parents to send their kids to public schools, neighborhood leaders are hosting an education open house Thursday to “demystify” Chicago Public Schools.

From 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Pulaski International School of Chicago, 2230 W. McLean Ave., neighborhood leaders will explain the CPS process for parents, said Adam Roubitchek, a recent president of the Bucktown Community Organization.

“The goal of the open house is to get people to send their kids to public schools,” Roubitchek said.

All parents are welcome, but parents of children ages 0-4 may find the event particularly helpful.

The 7 p.m. presentation will focus on the CPS application process for kindergarten and preschool programs.

Doors open at 5:45 p.m. For the first hour of the event parents can visit tables with information related to both public and private neighborhood schools.

The three CPS elementary schools in Bucktown include:

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