Weekly Update

Paw Paw School

Friday October 22, 2021

Happy Friday! Please enjoy our weekly update!

PTO Halloween Carnival is Saturday!!

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Our school/district has recently adopted the Hāpara Instructional Suite. We will begin using it Monday, October 25. This is a great opportunity for your child/children because it will provide new ways to personalize learning to meet their individual needs, and keep them safe during online learning and provide them with ongoing feedback on their work to encourage continuous learning and growth. Hāpara is an Instructional Suite of tools that works with Google G Suite to add functionality in a classroom setting. Hāpara provides teachers with:

  • Access to your student’s school documents and online activity through their school-issued accounts

  • Visibility into web activity when students are logged in to their school account

  • A place to engage in classroom work so students can have personalized learning experiences.

The Hapara Instructional Suite is only utilized and active during the school day from the hours of 8:00-3:00.


We are excited to welcome to our staff Julianna Orellana, she is the new nurse for the district. Nathaly Marshall is relocating out of state and is unable to stay with us. Please reach out to Julianna if you need any assistance with illnesses or other health concerns.

Report cards were distributed today. Kindergarten-fifth grade report cards were sent home with students and JH report cards were mailed home.

As the weather gets cooler, it is important that students come to school dressed appropriately. I always suggest dressing in layers to be comfortable for the cool mornings and the warmer afternoons!

Students need to bring a mask and a water bottle with them to school everyday. Our bottle filling stations are open to refill water bottles during the day.

Our school day runs from 8:00-3:00. If you are dropping your child off after 8:00 in the morning please walk them in to the front office to sign them in for the day.

There are extra 20-21 K-8 Yearbooks for sale for $16.00. Please contact the office if interested.

Halloween Celebration October 29

All students will be able to wear costumes to school on Friday. Costumes need to abide by these rules:

  • All costumes must be school appropriate and easy to maneuver and sit in all day.

  • No costume masks and no fake/real weapons.

K-5 Halloween parties will be in the classrooms this year and will be celebrated on October 29th. Due to COVID-19 we will not be having parent volunteers in the classrooms for holiday parties this year. More information on parties will be sent to families by each classroom teacher.

We will have a Halloween parade for students in K-5. It will be outside weather permitting. Students will parade on the sidewalk in front of the school. Parents and community members are invited to be at the school on the front lawn for the parade at 2:45 on October 29, 2021. More information to come in the next few weeks!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for October 26 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. and October 27 from 4:00-7:30 p.m. Please be sure to contact your child’s teacher to set up a time for a conference. Communication between home and school is a vital component to a student’s success in school.

Upcoming Dates

    JH Dance at Indian Creek, October 22, 7-9 pm
    PTO Halloween Carnival, October 23, 6:00-8:00 pm
    Parent/Teacher Conferences October 26 & October 27
    Book Fair November 1st-5th
    Family Reading Night November 4th 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Paw Paw School Board Community Forum, November 9, 7:00 p.m.
    School Board Meeting, November 16, 6:00 p.m.

Upcoming Sporting Events

      October 26: Boys Basketball vs. HBR @ 4:30 (home)
      October 29: Boys Basketball vs. Newark @ 4:30 (home)

Angel Tree Community Assistance Program Information


Do you live within the Paw Paw School District? Are you struggling financially and worried about providing gifts and extra needs for the holidays?

If so, please contact Donna at 815.509.0022 by November 1, 2021, for more information about the Angel Tree Community Assistance Program.

We can help with those wants and needs. This assistance is for any individual, any family, with or without kids.

We are here for you!!

Please don't hesitate to reach out for help.

Paw Paw Bulldog Spirit Wear

    We have connected with Jostens to create a Paw Paw spirit wear website. Please check out the link below to see what is available to purchase.