The Wonderful World of Woodbury
Weekly Update for Families: March 20th
This Week at Woodbury....
Be sure to scroll through to check out important information and updates on future events and student celebrations.
This Friday, March 24th, Lunch Menu Change to French Toast Sticks with Egg Patty.
Unfortunately due to low interest & other 5B's BBQ's scheduled so close to our event, we have cancelled our upcoming fundraiser scheduled for next Wednesday, March 22nd.
Do you know someone who has an incoming kindergartener? Please let them know that they can register at district office right now. Our goal is to have an many of our new kindergartners registered before April in order to screen in advance and have the best opportunity to plan for our newest little learners in advance! Information below.
PPA meeting this Thursday at 6:00 in the staff lounge. We would love if you would join us!
Congrats to the Hartman Family! Their name was drawn from our first 40 survey submissions! Thank you to all for helping us meet our goal of over 20%. To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin. The survey closes on March 31st.
Did you miss the Bullying and Online Safety Presentation? You can find a copy of the slideshow here. We are hopeful for another opportunity next year to reach our families and discuss this important topic and keeping our students safe online.
Reminder: Please report absences to our office secretaries by calling 815-786-6316.
Friendly reminder to wash those coats, lunch boxes and water bottles.
Spring Music Program
March 20, 2023
To: Woodbury K-3 Parents
From: Chad Anderson
RE: Spring music program
The spring music program will take place on Wednesday April 5th at 6:00 p.m. at Sandwich High School. Please have your children find their classroom teacher in the SHS cafeteria at 5:45 p.m. There will be a designated table for each homeroom teacher. Teachers will not be there before 5:40 p.m., so students cannot be dropped off before this time. Once the concert is over, parents can pick up their child at the table where they were dropped off. Teachers will check with each parent at the given table in the cafeteria when picking up your child, so please do not retrieve your child before the concert is over. On the day of the concert, the children will be bussed over to the high school to practice the music by grade level. Mr. Anderson and classroom teachers will supervise the transportation and rehearsals.
The theme for the program The Golden Age of Music. This includes song hits from several genres from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. If you choose to have your child dress to the theme of the concert, it would definitely add to the fun.
Chad Anderson - K-3 Music Teacher
Dates to Remember
3/21: School Board Meeting
3/21 & 3/22: Reading Club
3/23: After School Art
3/24: FULL DAY OF SCHOOL
3/27-31: Spring Break
3/31: 5 Essentials Survey Due
4/3: School Resumes
4/5: Spring Concert, 6:00 p.m.
4/7: Non Attendance Day
4/10: Non Attendance Day
St. Patrick's Day Fun!
Notes from the Nurse
Strep Throat - If your child is diagnosed with Strep Throat, please keep them home until they have been on prescribed medication for 24 hours and their temperature remains under 100 degrees for 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medication).
Conjunctivitis (Pink eye) - Exclusion from school is only necessary if conjunctivitis is accompanied by other symptoms of illness (such as a fever) or if a student is unable to keep hands away from their eye.
Grow Mobile Food Pantry for March
Check out our great work!
National Reading Month Continues
Let’s Celebrate Reading at Woodbury! Here’s what you can do!
Participate in the March Reading Challenge
Are you up for the challenge? Complete the March Reading Challenge page at home and send it back to school by April 4. (See attached handout) Parents, please initial each box as your child completes the challenge throughout the month.
Submit a Reading Photo
We want to see our students reading at home! Send us a photo of your child reading to Mrs Riley: email@example.com We would love to celebrate our students in action on our social media channels & create a reading collage here at school.
Design your favorite book cover
Find your favorite book to read and re-create the cover page. Use the attached blank book cover to color and tell us your favorite book to read!
We look forward to celebrating National Reading Month with each of you as we highlight all the reading activities and events happening in our school! Don’t forget to use all of these reading activities towards your reading goal for the Cougars game!
These were sent home in backpacks, but in case you lose a copy here it is!
New Procedures for Kindergarten Registration
We are excited to welcome our new class of kindergartens to the school district. We will have several events to help these learners and their families build relationships with the school district. To begin the process we need all incoming kindergarten families to prove residence and sign up for our “Preparing to Launch” event.
Starting on Monday, March 6 please contact Jody at the district office to find out what you need to prove residence (Residence Paperwork). Once you have proven residence you can sign up for the first event at your elementary school. No families will be given a screening time at “Preparing to Launch” without proving residence first.
Kindergarten Registration Process
1. Contact Jody at the district office at (815-786-2187) starting on Monday, March 6
2. Complete the proof of residency: https://drive.google.com/.../1IkhptNE1jsR8RyhnlJB.../view...
3. Complete online registration in Teacher Ease
You will receive this link once residence requirements are met.
4. Sign up for a screening time slot at our “Preparing to Launch” event on April 12 or 13.
Contact Jody at the district office at (815-786-2187)
5. Attend “Preparing to Launch” event on April 12 or 13
6. Attend “Blast Off” orientation event the week of May 8th.
2023 Sandwich Education Foundation Casino Night
The Sandwich Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed in 1994 to enhance the educational opportunities for the students of Sandwich C.U.S.D. #430. The Board of Trustees is made up of parents, teachers, and local business owners who volunteer their time to help support and enrich our schools.
Our biggest fundraiser this year is our Casino Night and Silent Auction, which will be held on April 15, 2023, at the Fox Valley Older Adults Community Center in Sandwich. Doors open at 6:00 and the casino games will open from 7:00-10:00. At the event, you will be able to test your luck on popular casino games like craps, roulette, and blackjack. Don’t worry you won’t be playing for real money so you can take a risk and bet big to help our students. We will also have dealers on hand to help teach games to our less experienced guests. Appetizers will be served and there will also be a silent auction and raffles. This event is always a fun night and a great way to support our schools. Tickets are $25 each and are available in the main office of each school or online by clicking this link.
Please Click Here to access the most recent Superintendent's Notes. The purpose of these notes is for stakeholders to gain district-specific information that may not be included in building-level monthly newsletters.
Don’t forget to pay your 2022-2023 school year fees if you haven’t already done so. To check your status or to make a payment please follow the steps below.
Login to Tyler
Fees and billing will be located on the left side of the screen.
Click on fees and billing then select online payments at the bottom right corner of the screen.
If you have multiple students, you can toggle between students by using the drop-down arrow at the top middle of your screen
If you need assistance paying your fees we may be able to help. Parents and Guardians are able to apply for a free or reduced waiver through a USDA program. This waiver may cover lunches, registration fees, sports fees, etc.
If you would like to know more about this program, what the qualifications are, or how to apply, please call Mrs. Kruswicki at 815-786-2187.
You can also learn more about this program through the USDA Income Eligibility link.