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Beard School is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment.  Students are provided with intensive supports and rigorous and developmentally appropriate curriculum.  At Beard, we set high expectations and make it our goal to work on student successes through differentiation.  We encourage all of our families to join us in school sponsored parent engagement opportunities.  As we move forward throughout the year, know that your child is being taught by highly qualified and trained staff members.  We look forward to your partnership this year and thank you for your involvement.  

Beard School makes a difference in the life of every child.  




Parent Advisory Council at Beard 2017-2018

Beard Tours 2017-2018


5/27/16 - UNICEF USA volunteers visit Beard Elementary School

"Urban Gateways Project" - "Check out an awesome stop-motion video from students at Daniel C. Beard Elementary School, thanks to Urban Gateways Teaching Artist Gwen Tulin!:...


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Beard Brick Memory Fundraiser Building Foundations for our Students "One Brick At A Time"

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  June 8, 2017 - A message from BEARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  Dear Beard Families,

We are excited to announce that we have begun the outside Beard Mural Wall Painting Community Project on Natchez Street.  Beard students will be helping to paint the mural called, "Learning through Time."  We want to thank a former student and his father, Mario and Nino Rodriguez for winning the Chicago community art grant and providing it to our school as a thank you for Mario's success.  

You will see dinosaurs reading books by famous authors, ice age mammals playing musical instruments and playing on swing sets, birds learning thier alphabets, reptiles learning science and fish learning math. Beard's name will also be featured on the wall.  

The painting will be going on from now until it is complete throughout the month of June.  We are all excited to see the finish project that will be featured on the news!  We are attaching pictures of the project from start to finish.  

December 2017 Beard CalendarDownload the Calendar of Events 2017/ 2018

 Upcoming Events

CPS Calendar 2017 / 2018

• 12/1...Cucina Biagio's Night Out Fundraiser 2:30pm-10:00pm

• 12/7...LSC Meeting 7:00pm

• 12/20...Beard Tour 9:00am

• ​12/21-12/22...Usborne Book Fair

• 12/21...Preschool International Festival

• 12/22...K-3rd Grade International Festival

• 12/25-1/5...Winter Break​

• ​1/8...Students return from Winter Break​

Transportation Numbers:

Transportation 773.553.2860
Bus Aide Number 773.553.2850
Alltown Bus 
      Nelson Base 773.248.0090
      Skokie Base 773.248.9999
Caravan Bus 773.826.8141
Falcon  773.638.8000
SCR Transportation 773.768.7000
R & D 773.854.2100

Daniel C. Beard School
Pre-K through 3rd Grade
6445 W. Strong Street, Chicago, IL 60656
Tel: 773-534-1228 • Fax: 773-534-1247
Manda Lukic, Principal
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