Walker Bulldog News

November 19, 2021

Dear Bulldog Families,

The first trimester is officially in the books! It was a successful trimester, and we know the next two trimesters will be amazing as well. Thank you to our students, staff, and families for their commitment to academic excellence and unwavering support thus far this year.

While we will miss the students next week, we recognize the break is well deserved. During the time away, enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation. We hope to connect with families during our first parent teacher conferences of the year. This is always a wonderful time to collaborate with your child's teacher and hear about their academic gains up to this point. Please contact your child's teacher directly with specific questions related to conferences.

We wish you a joyous Thanksgiving as you celebrate with family and friends. As we embark on the holiday season, reflect on all that we have to be thankful for. We look forward to seeing everyone back in the building on Monday, November 29th.

Have a blessed holiday!

Ms. Amanda Venegonia, Principal

Mrs. Sara Leone, Associate Principal

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Thanksgiving Fun Facts

A ripe cranberry will bounce.

All turkeys and chickens have wishbones.

Canadians celebrate their own Thanksgiving every October.

Abraham Lincoln declared a national day of Thanksgiving in 1863.

The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held in 1924.

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Mark Your Calendars

11/22: Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences (1:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

11/22-11/26: No school for students

11/29: School resumes

12/3: Human Right's Day

Jesse White Tumblers Visit Walker

As we launch into fall break, all students enjoyed a performance from the Jesse White Tumblers, on Friday afternoon. The Jesse White Tumblers were created in 1959 to provide a positive alternative for inner-city kids. Team members must stay away from gangs, drugs, alcohol, stay in school and maintain a minimum “C” average. The team consists of male and female participants as young as age 6.

The team, with 7 units, gives more than 1,500 performances each year at major sporting events and community, business, and charity functions. The Jesse White Tumblers attract national and international attention and have performed throughout the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Bermuda, Belize, China, Israel, Tokyo, Japan, and Zagreb, Croatia. The team has also been featured in commercials, national television shows, and motion pictures. https://jessewhitetumblingteam.com/about/

Staff and students alike enjoyed the high energy performance and were in awe of the team's tricks, turns, and twists! A special thank you to the Bedford Park District for the use of the Swanson Center for the extraordinary event.

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Student Council Food Drive

From November 12th-18th, Student Council collected canned food to donate to St. Blase Parish. Each day, the members of student council collected and kept data on classroom participation. At the end of the week, a graph was composed incorporating common core standards. The graph is on display for the students and staff to see. At the end of the collection period, the classroom with the most cans won a small prize for all their hard work. Below is just a small portion of the food collected. Great job, Bulldogs! We want to thank everyone for their involvement and help during this giving season.
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Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!

Mickey Mouse first appeared in the short film “Steamboat Willie,” on November 18, 1928. Some of our students celebrated our favorite rodent on Thursday by wearing Disney or Mickey Mouse shirts and completing fun learning activities related to Mickey Mouse.
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Turkey Trot Fun

Students participated in a Turkey Trot Friday morning. This was a great way to get additional exercise and was a fun way to end the week. Some students were lucky enough to win turkeys to bring home to their families for the holiday. A big thank you to the Village of Summit and Major Rodriguez for assisting with turkey donations.

Bulldogs Keeping Each Other Safe

We continue to make student and staff health our priority. Remember to call the main office if your child is sick, and report any and all Covid symptoms.

  • Fever greater then 100.4 degrees
  • New onset of moderate to severe headache
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New cough
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue from unknown cause
  • Muscle or body aches

The best way to keep each other safe still remains wearing masks properly and frequent hand washing.

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Holiday Travel Guidance from SD 104 Nursing Team

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SD 104 is Hosting a Covid-19 Vaccine Event

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