Weekly Update!

Paw Paw School

Friday, May 26 2023

Below is our last Weekly Update for the school year!

The last day of school is Tuesday, May 30 with an 11:45 dismissal that day. No lunch is being served.

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Warrenfeltz at jwarrenfeltz@2paws.net

8th Grade Parents: below is information on ordering graduation pictures

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Congratulations to our 8th Graders and our kindergartners!

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Congratulations to our May Students of the Month!

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The May Character Trait was Integrity

Kindergarten: Jacob Tooley

First Grade: Kinley Happ

Second Grade: Lilah Padilla

Third Grade: Zoe Robeson

Fourth Grade: Tanner Falkos

Fifth Grade: Valerie Zvonek

Junior High: Kamilah Negrete

Upcoming Events from ROE #47

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Paw Paw School Board Meetings

The Paw Paw School Board will meet on Monday, June 12 at 6:00 p.m. for their regular monthly meeting. Meetings are scheduled for the third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. beginning in July.

2023-2024 School Year Registration

Registration is now open for next school year. Please click here to find more information. Walk in registration is on August 1 from 12:00-6:00 at the school.

Employment Opportunities

Paw Paw School has the following openings for the 2023-2024 School Year:

Art/LibraryTeacher: Full Time Certified Teacher

Please contact Ms. Warrenfeltz if you are interested in this position

Assistant Volleyball Coach

Head Boys Basketball Coach

Cheerleading Coach

Head Girls Basketball Coach

Head Track Coach

Please contact Mr. Garza if you are interested in any of these positions

School Calendar 2023-2024

May Bulldog Bulletin

Click Here for the May Bulldog Bulletin

School Board Vacancy

Paw Paw CUSD #271 is seeking a candidate for one seat on the Board of Education. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, a United States citizen, a resident of the State of Illinois and Paw Paw CUSD #271 for at least one year, and a registered voter. If interested in being appointed to a seat on the Board of Education, please submit a letter of interest or a resume to the Paw Paw School District office. If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Warrenfeltz by email at jwarrenfeltz@2paws.net or by phone at 815-627-2671.
The Lee County Health Department is offering school and sports physicals. Please see the flier below for information.
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May Artists of the month!

The May artists of the month are:

Ellie Hames for her Pointillism and Keith Zvonek for his Laurel Burch abstract cat!

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Lost and Found

Check out our lost and found items. If you are missing something please stop in the school to pick it up or have your child grab it! Anything left at the end of the year will be donated to our Community Closet.

Community Closet Donations Needed

Community Closet

Available to all students and staff members

The Community Closet was created in 2022 as a resource for the students and staff members of Paw Paw School. It provides personal health products for those in need. We also keep spare clothes on hand in case of accidents, spillings, dirt/mud, etc. All of our resources are donated by the Lee County Health Department and members of the community. We are always accepting donations and are currently in need of the following items:

  • Travel size personal care items: Deodorant, lotion, mouth wash, toothpaste, lip balm, etc.

  • Feminine hygiene products

  • New or gently used shirts and pants with sizes ranging from child 4/5 to adult 3XL.

  • New or gently used gender neutral socks: all sizes.

  • Underwear: all sizes (never been worn)

Any donations are greatly appreciated! If you are able to contribute or have any questions, please contact:

Nurse Heather_

(815) 627-2841 ext. #217_



  • If you are driving in the front parking lot or behind the building be mindful of the school buses. If their arms are out and lights on please stop and wait.
  • When traveling through the parking lot please watch your speed especially during drop off and pick up to help keep our students safe.
  • Dogs are not allowed on school property during the school day when students are in attendance including during drop off and pick up times.
  • If your child will be absent from school please call the office by 10:00 a.m. of the day they are absent or you can call the night before and leave a message.

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Warrenfeltz

Upcoming Dates

May 29: No School Memorial Day

May 30: Last day of student attendance 11:45 dismissal

Paw Paw Families:

Our school district has partnered with the Regional Office of Education (ROE) #47 to offer a support system for students and families that need support and basic assistance. The ROE staff will work closely with families who need additional support in accessing community resources, providing family education on various topics, and family goal-setting.

Basic Needs Assistance Not Limited To:

• Food Assistance

• Clothing Assistance

• Housing Assistance

• Utility Assistance

• Community Resources

• Medical/ Dental

• Medicaid/SNAP Application Assistance

• Mental Health/Substance Use Services

• Finding Childcare

Family Education Not Limited To:

• Born Learning in Partnership with Whiteside County United Way

• Parental Strategies While Coping With Your Own Mental Health Challenges

• The IEP Process Prep Series

• Family Goal Setting

• Financial Planning-What Families Learned During a Pandemic.

• Understanding My Medicaid Benefits

• And so much more!!!

This support will be confidential and respectful. There are no fees for families to participate in this program. If you have any questions about this program or need additional support, please contact our Nexus coordinator, Lacy Hansen, at 815-627-2841 ext 222 or at lhansen@2paws.net.

If you prefer to contact the ROE directly, please call Diana at 815-625-1945.

School Calendar 2022-2023 School Year

Student Handbook

Pesticide Application Notification

Board Policy 7:15 (Student Survey Participation Letter)

Paw Paw CUSD #271 Mission:

The members of the entire school community are committed to collaborating with each other so that all students are provided with high quality, rigorous educational experiences to ensure students have the academic, social, and emotional skills necessary to be successful in a diverse, global environment.