Haskin Pride

Lynn G. Haskin Elementary School

Dawn Greenacre, Principal

Vision Statement: At Haskin, we are "Learning Today, Shaping Tomorrow!"

I would like to take an opportunity to thank everyone for all the support that you have given your children, the staff, and our school community during this school year. Without your support, we would have a difficult time doing our job.

I am having a hard time believing that this year is coming to an end! It is just around the corner! Where did the school year go?? The staff and students have been busy in their classrooms finishing up standardized assessments, working on lessons and projects, going on field trips, and getting ready for the many important activities in May. Please look over the “For the Fridge” calendar to see what fun May events will be happening at school. The month will fly by!

By now you should have received information on 2017-2018 online registration. If you have questions regarding the online registration process, please feel free to contact the school. If you know that your child will not be attending Haskin next year, please let the office know. This helps us with planning. As a reminder, you now have the option to pay registration fees online, however, payment is not required at this time.

Please take time over the summer to read with your children. It is so important to continue working on skills. Join the summer reading program at the library! Helping your children maintain and increase their reading skills will help them in the upcoming school year. Just 15 minutes per day can make a difference!

Once again, thank you to everyone for making this a great year at Haskin. Have an excellent summer and I look forward to seeing you next year!!

Dawn Greenacre


2016-2017 Last Day of School

Assuming emergency days will not be necessary; the last day of school for the 2016-2017 school year is May 26, 2017, 1:10 pm dismissal.

K-8 report cards will be issued on May 26th and high school report cards will be mailed the week after.

As a reminder, parents need to complete the online registration materials and fees regarding the 2017-2018 school year. Should you have questions regarding online registration, please contact the school’s office.

The first day of school for the 2017-2018 school year is August 18, 2017 – 1:10 pm dismissal.


Please know your child’s educational experience is of utmost importance to us and we take it very seriously. Over the past few years there has been an increase in parent/guardian requests for student placement. Students are placed in classes by a combination of well studied and thought out processes. Classroom placement will be based on the following criteria:
1) Performance Assessments
2) Learning Style
3) Teacher(s) Input
4) Academic Performance
5) Male/Female Balance
6) Social Balance
7) Teacher Compatibility
8) Students Compatibility
9) Special Program Schedules
10) Physical Handicaps
11) Student Personality and Emotional needs

We appreciate your understanding of this matter. Together, as a team, we can accomplish much!


If you have not already registered for the 2017-2018 school, please do this as soon as possible. Students are NOT able to be placed on class lists for next school year until this is completed. All of the necessary registration information can be found through the Tyler Parent Portal at www.sandwichdistrict430.org. If you have already registered, please disregard this reminder. If you have forgotten your username or password to the Tyler Parent Portal, do not hesitate to call the office at 815-786-8812. Registration will take about 30 minutes to complete. Please make sure you are registering in the 2017/2018 school year before you begin the registration process.

If you know that you are moving prior to the 2017/18 school year, please contact the office as soon as possible so we can assist you.


Sandwich School District #430 is now offering online payment for 2017-2018 school registration fees. Parents may go to the Sandwich School District website, www.sandwich430.org. Find the “Lunch Program Links” box and click on “Web Store Log-in.” Select “Elementary Schools”, “Lynn G. Haskin”, “Registration Fees”, select appropriate registration fee and enter your child’s last name and school ID number. Follow the prompts for checking out.

Questions may be directed to Haskin’s office, 815-786-8812.


Sandwich School District #430 provides much information on its website in an effort to enhance and strengthen its communication with our parents and the public. Once at the site, you will be able to review news from all of the schools, the School Report card, the minutes from the Board of Education meetings, lunch menus, the school calendar and much more. Also, please watch the webpage as announcements will be posted on the school’s webpage.

Please visit us at http://www.sandwich430.org




Medication must be picked up by a parent or guardian, other than emergency type medication, as students will NOT be allowed to take it home. The last day of school is May 26th. Please be reminded that medication not picked up by the last day of school will be discarded.


All K, 2nd and 6th grade students are required to have a completed dental exam form on file with the school by May 15, 2017. Any student in 2nd and 6th grade not having a form on file will have their final report card held.


All students entering Kindergarten, sixth and ninth grades are required to provide proof of a physical exam and up-to-date immunizations by the first day of school, August 19, 2017. Students will not be allowed to start school without a completed physical exam and up-to-date immunizations. Appointment cards will not be accepted.

· All students enrolled in kindergarten, second and sixth grade are required to provide proof of a dental exam to the school by May 15 of the current school year.

· Students entering kindergarten are required to provide proof of a vision exam by October16, 2017.

It’s not too early to schedule your child’s physical, dental or vision exam to beat the summer rush. Health forms have been sent to all current fifth grade students. Anyone needing a copy of the physical, dental or vision form can find them on the district website. Dental forms will be mailed home to all current first graders.

If you have already completed these requirements you can turn them into your student’s school. It will help the school nurses prepare for the 2017-2018 school year. Thank you.


Food allergies are serious and affect all ages. 1 in 13 kchildren have a food allergy. To learn more about food allergies see the resource websites listed below.

Please inform the building nurse of your child’s allergies prior to the opening of school (or immediately after a diagnosis). An individual health care plan which includes an emergency action plan will be developed with your assistance.


http://www.illinoisfaea.org or www.foodallergy.org


Goal 1

At Haskin, all teachers, staff, and students will strive for

reading fluency growth.

Goal 2

At Haskin, all teachers, staff, and students will strive for

math computation/number sense growth.

Goal 3

At Haskin, all teachers, staff, and student will participate

in a positive behavior program.

Haskin Organization of Parents News (H.O.P.)

It's that time of year again for the Flower Sale! Please see the attached flyer and vouchers that you can use at Red Bud Farms for all your planting needs this year. Why not beautify your yard and support your school at the same time!

Arbor Food Service - Menus for May 2017

May 2017 - Breakfast Menu

May 2017 - Lunch Menu

For The Fridge - May 2017

Parent Institute - May 2017

Do you wish you had a monthly tip sheet that gave you invaluable advice on anything from helping your child to read better, study more effectively, correct bad behavior, or just learn how to head a family meeting? The Parent Institute newsletter is for you! Every month, this newsletter is packed full of ideas and inspirations to make parenting just a little bit easier!

Library News

Some of the students from Mrs. Schmitt's kindergarten class are holding library
books that were purchased from a State Library Grant that was awarded to Mrs.
Alison Kurtz. The Haskin students would like to thank Mrs. Kurtz for sharing the
grant with Haskin School and allowing them to build their non-fiction section of their
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The students of Haskin School would like to thank Mrs. Lois Sondgeroth for her
donation to purchase books at our last Book Fair! Some of Mrs. Warner's students
are pictured holding their selections.

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Reading News

Haskin Students Celebrate National Library Week!

All Haskin students were invited to celebrate National Library Week by visiting a local public library during the week of April 9-15 to share a poem with library staff. 26 students participated by visiting the Sandwich, Somonauk, and Plano libraries. Library staff members signed the students’ poetry sheets and students received books when they returned their sheets to school.

We encourage all students to participate in the many programs offered by local libraries. Depending on their place of residence, Haskin families can obtain library cards from Sandwich, Somonauk, or Plano public libraries. The cards have reciprocal borrowing privileges and may be used to check out materials at all three libraries, as well as additional libraries in Illinois. All kindergarten through third graders will be visiting the Sandwich Public Library District at the end of May to learn about the wonderful reading programs being offered this summer!

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Pre-K News

We just finished our Recycle study in Pre-K! To celebrate the end of our study, we made "Earth Cakes" for snack along with other Earth Day activities! We used rice cakes with green and blue frosting to look like the Earth. This is also a fun way to learn how to follow directions.

We also planted grass to help care for the Earth and show respect for living things . We will be making our observations over the next few days and measuring how long our grass grows.

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We have been learning so much in Pre-k! The children have been signing in everyday to practice writing their names. They are doing a great job!

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Kindergarten News

Children in kindergarten have been learning about plants. They have learned about
the life cycle of a plant and about the different parts of a plant. The children even
made their own "greenhouses" to see how a bean will sprout and planted grass
seeds and flower seeds in their own garden cups. They are so excited to check their
"greenhouses" and gardens each morning!

1st Grade News

The two first grade classes went to Hoover Outdoor Education Center on April 20th. One of the lessons involved directions and reading a map. We hiked through the woods and groups took turns leading the class to designated locations on the map. Both classes enjoyed their lunches and picnicking outside! The other lesson of the day included learning about the rotation of the earth around the sun and the changing of the seasons. They also learned about spring wild flowers and then went for a flower hunt! These flowers are beautiful, but only bloom through the spring! We were lucky to enjoy them!

2nd Grade News

2nd grade students at Haskin are learning about Plants in Science. A few weeks ago each student planted Alfalfa and Rye seeds in a cup. They placed the seeds in the window of the classroom and watered them regularly. They have been journaling the growth over the last 2 weeks and had to finally “mow their lawns” with scissors.

2nd graders found themselves back at Hoover. We hiked in the woods thinking about how Native Americans hunted food and found shelter. We also collected seeds when thinking about the importance of how they move from place to place. Hoover is the place to be to!

3rd Grade News

Power Point State Books

Third graders in Mrs. Dougherty’s class have been learning about the United States. After selecting a state, the students used books and the internet to learn more about it. Once done, students put their information into a Power Point and presented it to the class.

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Opera House Visit!

Haskin third graders visited the Sandwich Opera House to see the “Fabulous Fable Factory” show presented by the American Eagle Production troupe. The company acted out familiar fables and students learned the meanings of the stories through the morals presented.

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Students in Mrs. Dougherty’s class at Haskin learned about and celebrated Earth Day. Students read a passage, then created an Earth picture, and lastly wrote how they could help the Earth.

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