The Wildcat Newsletter

December 2021

Principal's Welcome

Please remember to send your student in seasonally appropriate clothing, including jackets and outerwear, as they come to school each day. We will continue to go outside for recess as much as possible if the windchill is above 20 degrees. If your student does not have a coat or outerwear, please fill out the Google Form here and we would be happy to provide one.

With colder temperatures comes an increase in colds and flu-like illnesses. We ask that you please monitor your student for signs of illness and keep them home when they are sick. Please contact our school nurse, Geana Chapp, at extension 120 with any questions or concerns.

Wishing you and your families a safe and enjoyable winter break, and please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Mrs. Michelini

Important Dates

Thursday, December 16 - Winter Band Concert, 6:30pm

Friday, December 17 - Noon Dismissal *No lunch served*, Teacher Institute

Monday, December 20 - Friday, December 31 - No Student Attendance, Winter Break

Monday, January 3- School Resumes

Lost and Found

Our current lost and found is growing daily! If your student has misplaced items, please check the lost and found outside the school office.

Winter Celebrations

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Please make sure your child comes to school with a mask. We are providing dozens of students with masks daily and are running low on inventory. We have ordered more masks but appreciate your efforts to provide your child with one before leaving for school. We appreciate your support with this matter.

Attendance Reminder

Please call the attendance line (708) 447-8030, option 2 if your child will NOT be in attendance.

Breakfast & Lunch

Students have the opportunity to participate in our breakfast program at Komarek School. Breakfast will begin at 7:45am daily. Students should line-up at door W3 (West Building).

Quest has started posting menus to Please feel free to access this site to view menu updates, nutritional information, or translations. You can search "Komarek" to find our school-specific menu. Please note that this menu and site is provided and updated by Quest, and not Komarek. Please check this website for updated menus.

Breakfast and lunch are provided at no cost to all students this year.

Discovery Afterschool Club - Starting in January!

This winter, Komarek School in conjunction with WSSRA will offer 'Discovery Afterschool Club' for students with special needs in 1st through 8th grades. Club will begin on Monday, January 31st and will run for 8 weeks (no club on Monday, February 21st). Club hours will be Mondays, from 3:10-4:30pm.

Please click HERE for the registration form, and HERE for registration policies. Please complete the registration form and return it to the attention of Dr. Janka at either the Komarek School or District Office. There are scholarships available (see information in the policies document). Feel free to contact Dr. Janka with any questions.

The West Suburban Special Recreation Association (WSSRA) provides enrichment activities and programs for students with disabilities. Please click HERE for their Course Schedule. Paper copies of this brochure are also available outside of our District Office.

Winter Preschool Screening

Thursday, Jan. 13th 2022 at 8:30am

8940 West 24th Street

North Riverside, IL

We are planning to hold our second preschool screening this winter on Thursday, January 13th. We will also have an additional preschool screening in April.

Preschool screening is designed to assess a child's development and assist in identifying children who may require further evaluation to determine eligibility for special education services or those who may be eligible for a state-funded preschool program. Your child must be at least two and one half years old to attend a screening. The screenings are by appointment, and at no cost to families.

Please click HERE to complete the Preschool Screening Interest Form and someone will be in touch to with you to schedule an appointment for January 13.

If you have concerns about your preschool age child's development, please feel free to reach out to Dr. Janka, Director of Student Services, at any time. Her phone number is 708-447-8030, x115 and email is

Curriculum Corner

Student Engagement Over Winter Break

Looking for ways to engage your child(ren) over Winter Break? Consider an idea from the list below:

Tech Corner

Devices over Winter Break

Many students will be bringing their devices home over winter break in order to have the opportunity to complete work or engage with learning materials during their time away from school. Please be sure that these devices come back to school charged and ready-to-go on Monday, January 3. If going out of town, please consider leaving your device at home or adding it to a checklist so that it is not left behind at your travel destination. Thank you so much!

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Broadview Park District

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North Riverside Parks & Recreation

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PTA Corner

PTA Meeting

The next PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 11 at 6:15pm. The Zoom link can be found on the PTA website. Not a member yet? Visit our member hub store to join: