Mable Woolsey Weekly Update

Week Of August 28, 2023

Principal: Mrs. Jodi Keever

Please make sure to check the district website regularly. The "live feed" is updated often with important information. If you click on the "calendar" tab at the top you can see events scheduled for each school. This has been updated with the most current information.

Mission and Vision

Mable Woolsey Vision Statement: We will build a nurturing community of life long learners while fostering opportunities for social, emotional, and academic growth to ensure that we help create productive members of society.

Mable Woolsey Mission Statement: We will provide a safe and stimulating environment. We will nurture a rigorous and adaptive learning community. We will support a child's natural desire to learn. We will inspire students to discover their fullest potential.

A Note From the Principal

Dear Families,

Although it was hot, we had a great week of school! I have seen so much learning and following of expectations.

Everyone has been working on showing kindness, and I am also seeing so many students being kind.

This week is a full week, as we will continue benchmark testing. Again, teachers will communicate with you about the results of testing after we collect all of our data.

Thank you also for following pick up and drop of expectations. Please read through these below again as needed.

Thank you,

Mrs. Keever

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Kindness Kickoff

This year we are focusing on kindness for the first two weeks of school!
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Mini-Blitz Packets will go home Friday September 1st

Students can collect pledges per lap or a flat donation. The Mini-Blitz is Friday September 15th at 8:30 a.m. at the high school track.
Mini Blitz 2023

Building Volunteers

If you have emailed or called about being a volunteer, this will begin mid September! Please look for an email for call from the school around this time.

Positive Office Referrals

We have had so many positive office referral this week!

Mable Woolsey Way Tickets

Students have been earning Mable Woolsey Way tickets for being safe, respectful, and responsible. Each Friday three tickets are pulled from each grade level for a reward. Below are the students who were recognized this week.
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Bus Information

School Bus Rules

1. Stay in your seat at all times.

2. Sit in your seat-no standing or leaning over the seats.

3. No fighting, tripping, or pushing others.

4. No eating.

5. No yelling or bad language.

6. No damaging bus or other's property.

7. No disrespectful behavior.

Violating these bus rules will result in written warnings and possible bus suspension. We need all students to do their best so that everyone can remain safe on the bus.

If you need to set up bus transportation please call the bus garage at 309-289-4012. Chuck Hillery is our head of transportation.

Morning Drop Off

Morning drop off begins at 7:45. Staff will begin letting students out of cars at 7:45. All staff members that help with drop off start their day at 7:45, so please be aware that this is our start time for letting students out of vehicles.

On the first day of school, parents can drop their students off, but not walk students to their classrooms. We will have all of our staff members available to help your child get to the right place!

Rules for drop off:

1. If you would like to walk your child up to the door please park on the street that is not in front of the circle drive, the street on the side of the circle drive, or the parking lot and walk your child to the door.

2. If you are dropping your child off, please pull into the circle drive. Staff members will open the door of your car and let your child out. Please remain in your car so that we can make this a quick drop off! When adults get out in the circle drive it backs up traffic.

3. Once your child has safely left the car you can pull through the circle drive.

4. Staff members are opening doors at drop off as fast as they can to get your child out safely. Please make sure your child is ready to go when a staff member gets to your vehicle. We appreciate your patience.

Pre-K pick up and drop off:

1. If you are dropping your child off at 12:15 pm or picking them up from pre-k at 1030 am, please do not pull in the circle drive. You can park on the street to wait for your child or in the parking lot and walk up. If you are dropping your pre-k student off at 7:45 am please follow the rules above. Pre-K students start their day in the morning at. 8:00 am.

Once students enter the building they go to the cafeteria to eat breakfast or they go to the gym.

K-4 students walk down to their classrooms at 8:05 am. Students are considered tardy after 8:15 am.

Pick Up

Students are dismissed at 3:00. You can park on the street in front of the school or in the parking lot and walk up to pick up your child. Please DO NOT park on Jackson for pick up.

Rules for Pick Up:

1. Please do not pull in the circle drive or block the circle drive.

2. Please do not double park. It is dangerous for students and vehicles.

3. Please be aware of students walking and riding bikes.

4. Students riding bikes must stay on the sidewalks when available.

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Art Supply Wish List

Our amazing Art Teacher, Mrs. Parrish, has items linked below that she can use for art projects in her classroom. If you would like to donate any of these items, please click the link below!

Knoxville CUSD 202 Illinois App

Download the Knoxville CUSD 202 App and turn on notifications! This way you will not miss any announcements. When news is shared on our website "live feed" this will go straight to the app. The app also has a live view of the calendar of events.
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Please make sure to download the SeeSaw family app and scan the QR code provided by your child's teacher! This will connect you to the classroom so that you can message your child's teacher and get important updates.

Blessings in a Backpack

We still are raising money so that we can continue the program for many years to come!

If you would still like to donate money check out the link below! After clicking the link make sure to enter our school name, Mable Woolsey Elementary, and the money will go to our school.

Here is the address to mail donations to-

Please make out all checks to “Blessings in a Backpack” and send to the following address:

Blessings in a Backpack Lockbox

P.O. Box 950291

Louisville, KY 40295

*If you’d like to designate your support to help feed children at a current program site, please include the program’s name on the check’s memo line.

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Box Tops For Education

The Box Tops app makes it easy to earn cash for Mable Woolsey! Just click the button above to download the app and scan your receipts when you shop.

Peanut Policy Update

We have updated our Peanut Policy at Mable Woolsey. We will now be offering individually wrapped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at lunch and allowing nut products in student lunches. Nut-free items will still be required for classroom snacks. Read the letter linked below for more information.