Panther News

November 14th, 2021

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A Note From Mr. Christ

Dear Paddock Families,

I hope you are all having a nice weekend. It was great to see so many students dressed in red, white, and blue on Veteran's Day and all of the wonderful activities classroom teachers had students engage in. I'm extremely excited for everyone to see the amazing projects, posters, and presentations the students made for multicultural week. The posters are up in the main hallway and the video presentations will be on the announcements this week. Thank you to all of the students and families that created something for this event and to the teachers and PTA parents that helped organize it.


Jason Christ


Tae Kwon Do

Paddock is excited to welcome back the W. Kim Tae Kwon Do after school program! The cost is $40 per student and 100% of the proceeds benefit Paddock. The class size is limited to 20 students, so register early!

Classes are Tuesdays from 2:35-3:20 in the Paddock gym. Parents must pick up their students after the class ends. There is no busing. Classes will be on:

  • 11/30
  • 12/7
  • 12/14
  • 12/21

Please see the flyer for additional details.

D15 Mobile App

The District 15 mobile app is available on the App Store and Google Play! To download the free app, search for "CCSD15".

This communication tool allows parents and students quick access to important school and district information, including Campus Parent, the D15 Bullying Tip Line, a quick link to MyStop (bus stop location and pick-up times), lunch menus, schedules, parent/student handbook, directory information, school news, and more.

  • To see integrated student information on the app, click the "student information" button and log-in using your email address and your Campus Parent password. If you are unsure of your password, please visit Infinite Campus and click "forgot password." If you are still having trouble, please contact your school's main office for assistance.
  • To make sure you aren’t missing any notices, make sure you turn notifications ON for the mobile app.

If you are not a D15 parent or staff member and would like to receive District updates, download the free mobile app to receive push notifications. Go to notifications, settings, and choose the schools you wish to receive push notifications from.

Contact Information

Please make sure you have all of your contact information updated in Infinite Campus (email address, phone number, and cell phone number) for absence calls, school, District, and Board newsletters, emergency notifications, etc.

To check your contact information, you can login in Infinite Campus to review and update.

Health Office

As a reminder, if you student is showing any signs of COVID-19, please keep them home from school. Additionally, if they awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, we encourage you to have them stay home until those results come in. Being able to certify that your student is healthy and able to come to school will be extremely beneficial as we move into the colder months of the year.

If your child has a Health Care plan for asthma or an allergy OR has medication they need to take at school, please make sure you read the linked documents and get in contact with Mrs. Pool, our Paddock nurse. You can reach her at 847-963-5802 or


Please make sure you are sending at least 1-2 additional clean masks with your child each day. These masks should be well fitting and cover both the student's nose and mouth without the student needing to continually pull the mask up. Having a well fitting mask is imperative to keeping our students safe and limiting close contacts, should a positive case arise. Thank you for your help in this.

Parent-Teacher Conference Sign Up

If you need to sign up for or change a conference time, please email your student's teacher directly. Conferences are 20 minutes long and will be held in-person, at Paddock School unless otherwise requested. The conference schedule is:

  • Monday, November 22nd from 12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 23rd from 7:30am - 11:30am

If you are attending your child's conference virtually, please follow the links below for information on how to join using Google Meets or Zoom.

Joining a Google Meet (parent/guardian)

Joining a Zoom Meeting (parent/guardian)

Contact your child's classroom teacher with any questions.

Car Drop-Off

As it starts to get colder outside and more families are driving their students to school in the morning, it is important to remember the car drop-off expectations. These expectations are in place to keep everyone safe, avoid car accidents, and ensure the drop-off line is moving as fast as possible.

  • Pull as far forward as you can before dropping off. There is a sign indicating how far to pull up if you are the lead car. This helps keep the line moving quickly.
  • Stay in your car. With the two-way traffic, it very dangerous to get out of your car at drop off. Staff will help open doors, give students backpacks, etc.
  • Do not drop-off and make a U-turn. There are buses coming in and cars that are exiting. This can cause an accident or back up traffic.
  • Do not drive through the parking lot. This will take you past the buses while they are dropping off and it is illegal to pass buses dropping off or picking up students.

Following these expectations will help to keep everyone safe and the drop-off line moving. Please reach out to Mr. Christ if you have any questions. Thank you for your cooperation!

Toys For Tots

The Palatine Police and Fire Benevolent Association is proud to bring back their annual Toys For Tots holiday toy drive. Collection boxes will be located in the main vestibule at Paddock School starting November 8th.

Winter Wishes

Winter Wishes is a program that, in the past, has shown the unbelievable generosity from our community to make sure all our Paddock students have clothing, books, toys and winter outwear. Given these uncertain times, this program is as important as it has ever been.

This year, we are asking for hats, gloves, shorts, leggings, masks, snacks and gift cards (NO ELECTRONIC CARDS) to Walmart, Jewel and Target. For gift cards, any amount is welcome but denominations of $25 and under are most helpful. Gift cards can be brought to or mailed to the main office or turned into your student's teacher. Items will also be collected at Paddock School. There is a labeled bin in the vestibule at the main door. Collection begins during Parent-Teacher Conferences and will end December 8th.

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Worst

Calling All Student Artists

Show us your creative talents! We are looking for student artwork to showcase at the District 15 central office for 2022.

Theme: Our School, Our District, Our Community

The submission deadline is Friday, December 10, 2021. See the flyer for more information (English & Spanish).

For questions, contact Katie Dengler at or 847-963-3133

Please include these images in your upcoming newsletters:

D15 Artist Showcase (English)

D15 Artist Showcase (Spanish)

District 15 Job Fairs

District 15 will be holding Job Fairs on the following dates. Come apply onsite and Be a Part of Our Team!


  • Monday, December 13, 2021
  • Monday, January 24, 2022
  • Monday, March 7, 2022

Location: Palatine Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine, IL 60067

Time: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

We are looking for the following positions:

  • Bus Drivers - no experience necessary; paid training; free benefits (employee only); pension; paid holidays

  • Substitute Teachers and Substitute Program Assistants - set your own schedule!

  • Full time Program Assistants

  • Office and Library Clericals

  • Maintenance/Laborers/Custodians

  • And more!

Please contact Chanell Lopez at or Lori Thum at in the Human Resources department with any questions.

Box Tops

The General Mills Box Tops program has officially moved to digital submissions (replacing paper Box Tops). Please click on the flyer and follow the directions on how to submit Box Tops that earn your student's classroom money!

New Family PTA Liaison

The Paddock PTA has a new family liaison! This parent will help in welcoming new families and is available to answer questions a new family to our community may have. Please see the attached flyer for additional details.

PTA Volunteer Opportunities

Please review the available PTA volunteer opportunities and sign up for as many as you’re interested in helping with. The committee chair in charge of the event will contact you. The events are subject to change depending on District COVID guidelines.

Paddock Spirit Wear

Fridays will be Panther Spirit day at Paddock. To show school spirit, every Friday we encourage students to wear blue, yellow, or their favorite Paddock shirt. Additional Paddock Spirit Wear is available for sale at I can't wait to see everyone's school spirit!

Join The Paddock PTA!!

Paddock's PTA is an organization of families and teachers working together to provide an enriching learning environment for our students and a welcoming community for our families. Your PTA membership is used to host school activities, student programs, and school assemblies. It helps our families connect with each other, know what’s happening at Paddock, give parents opportunities to volunteer and provide support to our teachers. The more members our PTA has, the more good we can do.

To join the PTA please visit the Paddock PTA website.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • November 15th-19th - Multicultural Week
  • November 22nd - Parent Teacher Conferences @ 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • November 23rd - Parent Teacher Conferences @ 7:30am-11:30am
  • November 24th-26th - No School
  • December 1st - PTA Meeting @ 7:00
  • December 6th - Holiday Shop