Mable Woolsey Weekly Update

Issue #4 September 6, 2021

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Breakfast & Lunch Menus for the Week of September 6

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The Knoxville Team Shop is now open with BSN Sports through Tuesday, 9/7/2021. All orders will ship directly to your home. Happy Shopping and Go Big Blue!

What does lunch look like at Mable Woolsey?

First, starting Sept. 1st, students now have 2 choices at lunch: the entrée or a salad. Kudos to our cafeteria staff for incorporating this into the day! Each morning, the students will get to choose which lunch they want. When it is lunchtime, students arrive at their designated time and proceed into the serving area if they are getting a hot lunch. If they brought their lunch, they go directly to their seat if they are not getting milk.

Our kitchen staff prepares trays of food for students to pick up and take back to their seats. Sticker/tape/etc. are located on the benches of the cafeteria tables to show students where to sit. We have students seated roughly 5 feet apart with three on a side in a zigzag pattern. With this arrangement, no plexiglass dividers are needed. We do have a couple of grade levels that are larger than others which means we have to add plastic 6 foot tables to have enough seating. Four students are seated at these 3 feet apart on the sides, but less than 3 feet across so we will continue to use the clear plastic dividers on these tables. Students wear their masks until seated and eating/drinking. Once they are done, they are to put their mask on until they exit the building for recess.

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Knoxville High School Student Council is selling Homecoming shirts! Get yours today!

The Knoxville High School Student Council is selling Homecoming shirts through an online store only this year. Shirts will be printed and delivered to the high school by the week of September 20th, just in time for Homecoming! For every shirt sold, $5.00 will be donated to the KHS Student Council. The Store will close at 3:00pm on Monday, September 6th.(no late orders will be accepted)"

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Dillon at

What is Senate Bill 818 and what does it mean at Mable Woolsey?

Senate Bill 818 brings Illinois’ sexual health education into the 21st century by adding new personal health and safety education standards in kindergarten through 5th grade, and making comprehensive health education more inclusive in grades 6 through 12. School districts do not have to adopt the voluntary standards unless they are teaching comprehensive sexual health education, and parents can choose to opt out.

Since we DO NOT teach a comprehensive sexual health education at the elementary level, we will not adopt the standards.

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Fall Picture Day at Mable Woolsey

Tuesday, Sep. 28th, 8:30am-2:30pm

106 Pleasant Avenue

Knoxville, IL

More details will come out soon!

Mable Woolsey Elementary School’s MINI BULLET BLITZ September 24, 2021

Our annual MWES Mini Blitz has officially begun! We need ALL students to participate for it to be a great success! Funds raised through this event directly benefit our students by funding playground equipment, enrichment programs and school projects. If each student raises a minimum of $25, we will be well on our way to another successful fundraiser. Remember this is the PTO’s main fundraising event!


Fri – 9/10 Envelopes go home for students to use to solicit pledges per lap walk/run or collect flat donations.

Fri – 9/24 Our annual MINI BULLET BLITZ at the Knoxville Community Complex/Track - Wear your favorite Blue and Gold!!


*For every $25 a student collects, his/her name will be entered into a drawing for one of two FREE bicycles!! (drawing will be held October 15)

*Once a student collects $100, they will earn a lunch with the principal and a friend on the stage in the cafeteria! They can play games with the principal while they eat.


* Please have each student bring a refillable water bottle.

  • Please remember sunscreen, too!

*Wear your blue and gold or Mable Woolsey gear and tennis shoes - no flip flops on this day!

Having fun with chalk drawings during Art!

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Are you interested in purchasing Mable Woolsey Spiritwear?

We have a stock of grey, blue, and safety yellow shirts and sweatshirts and some sweatpants. You can write down what you want and send in money with your child. We will send the item home after we fill the order. Order form:
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