Viking Family Digest
November 8th, 2022
This month, we are spotlighting Veteran's Day and Native American Heritage Month! Our November contest is a Totem Pole decorating contest. Students can pick up information in the LMC about how to create their own totem pole and are encouraged to stop by and learn more about Native American culture.
Our Book Fair is quickly approaching. RBMS will be hosting a book fair through Anderson's Book Shops in-person and virtually from 11/21/22-11/30/22. Students will be able to preview the book fair with their ELA class the week before. Families, please visit the book fair when you attend Student-Led Conferences on 11/21 or 11/22/22. Books make GREAT gifts! We will have books available for all ages and all types of readers, and even some legos! I hope to see you there! Please email Mrs. Brogan with any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org
Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) Reports
Students in grades 3-8 participated in the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) as required by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) during the spring of 2022. Participating school districts, including District 47, have now received a copy of individual student reports and these were past out to students last week. Families will be able to access their student’s report electronically at https://il-results.pearsonaccessnext.com using a unique code on a paper copy of a report that will be sent home with students this week. Visit the D47 website for more information.
Project B3 for Middle School
Since 2016, District 47 has been teaching students how to Be Safe, Be Smart and Be Kind online through a student-led, digital citizenship program called Project B3. Approximately 30-40 eighth graders from each middle school are selected to participate in this program each fall and are tasked with preparing and delivering presentations for their middle school peers in November and for D47 elementary students (grades 3-5) in the spring.
On November 14th and 15th, student B3 leaders will present their digital citizenship program to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders at their respective schools. Topics covered will include screen time, online safety, digital literacy, cyberbullying and creating a healthy digital footprint. After the discussion, students will take a brief survey about screen time and their use of technology. The survey will be anonymous; email addresses and student names will not be collected. Survey results will be used to plan for next year’s digital citizenship program and future parent educational opportunities. Should you wish to opt your student out of the survey, please email email@example.com by Friday, November 11th.
Community Harvest Food Drive
Richard Bernotas is proud to support the Crystal Lake Food Pantry and looks forward to participating in the 32nd annual Community Harvest Food Drive. Last year, District 47 schools donated 7,723 pounds of food, which equates to nearly 6,500 meals! See this year’s flyer for most wanted food and household items. Monetary donations are also appreciated; checks can be made payable to the Crystal Lake Food Pantry. Donations will be accepted until Friday, November 18th.
Student Picture Retakes
Pictures that students took on October 6th have been distributed to students. Please check their backpacks if you have not received them. You still have time to order additional pictures your student took! Follow these steps to order additional prints or photo gifts:
- Visit ordercp.com
- Click on After Picture Day
- Enter Your Ticket Code: Post Cards with Ticket Codes were given to students. If you are unable to find the code, please contact the Color Portraits Help Center.
Don't forget to check out the CRE8IT section for fun gift ideas like: Mugs, Key tags, Puzzles, Canvas, Magnets and MORE!
Lost and Found will be Donated!
Encourage your Vikings to stop by the Lost and Found by the Cafeteria and Front Office! All items will be donated after Student Led Conferences!
11/08/22 - Election day (no school)
11/09/22- Early Release (1pm dismissal)
11/10/22 - Band concert
11/11/22 - Veterans' Day (school is in session)
11/11/22 - End of Term 2/Trimester 1
11/21/22 - Student-Led Conferences ( 8am-8pm; no school)
11/22/22 - Student-Led Conferences (8am-11am; no school)
11/21/22 - 11/30/22 - Book Fair
11/23/22 - 11/25/22 No school (Thanksgiving)
11/30/22 - Lou Malnati's Food Fundraiser
Student-led conferences for all grade levels will be held in-person in November on the following dates:
- Monday, November 21, 2022: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 22, 2022: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
A detailed letter was sent via email on 11-1-22 and is attached HERE.
Creative Careers Expo
Our goal in District 155 is to provide each student with an opportunity to explore career pathways through our Career Experiences Program (CEP). Nearly 20 percent of our students have identified interests in a variety of creative careers in architecture and design, the arts, advertising and marketing, culinary arts, event planning, fashion, interior design, journalism, music, and public relations. In an effort to foster those interests and inform students about creative careers, D155 will host a Creative Careers Conference on January 28, 2023, at Prairie Ridge High School. This three-hour event will connect students to professionals and companies through a large, hands-on expo, a student panel, and a keynote speaker. Parents & guardians of middle school students are invited to attend with their students.
Registration for students in grades 6-8 is available starting November, 16 at 8 AM. Space is limited. Please use this link Creative Careers Expo to register, link will open on November 16th at 8am.
Salvation Army 8th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner
On Wednesday, November 23rd from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm community members are welcome to take home a full thanksgiving meal (there are no dine-in options). This will take place at the Salvation Army of McHenry County Crystal Lake Corps Community Center (290 West Crystal Lake Ave, Crystal Lake). For more information, click here.
Bernotas 2022 November Staff Appreciation
The Bernotas PTO is providing dinner for the staff on Monday, November 21. We are working with a local restaurant for the food, but we need some additional help. Please see the sign up HERE to make a donation. We are taking cash/check donations to help cover the cost of the food. We would also love drink or dessert donations. All monetary donations can be dropped off or sent to Bernotas with your student by 11/14. All drink or dessert donations can be dropped off to the Bernotas office by noon on 11/21. Checks can be made out to District 47 with the note: Bernotas Conference Dinner. Place all check or cash donations in an envelope labeled: Bernotas PTO November Conference Dinner with your name on the envelope. If you prefer an electronic cash donation (Zelle/Venmo), please email Deidre SLPDeidre@hotmail.com or Kristin firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If you have any questions and find it easier to text, please send Kristin a text message at 815-228-5527. Thank you for your help. Please forward this sign-up to any parent that you feel might also be willing to donate.
11/9/22 - BB vs. Heineman @ RBMS
11/10/22 - BB @ Cary
11/12/22 - BB City League @ HBMS
11/14/22- BB @ LMS
11/16/22 - BB @ HBMS
11/19/22 - BB City League @ HMBS
11/28/22 - BB vs. Marlowe @ RBMS
11/30/22 - BB vs. Cary @ RBMS
Please note that District 47 uses 8 to18 online registration for all athletics. Click the link to create your account today if you are new to 8 to 18 or to add your RBMS student to your existing account. 8 to 18 Sign Up Link. The following is required prior to try-outs for all sports:
Note: Students will not be allowed to try out for a sport without completing the above requirements.
- Monday (No School)
- Tuesday (No School)
- Your PBIS B3 tidbit for today is: We are respectful when we handle our chromebook with care.
- Your PBIS B3 tidbit for today is: We are respectful when we consider the feelings of others before we comment, email, or post online.
- Your PBIS B3 tidbit for today is: We are respectful when we are upstanders by speaking up when we see unsafe behavior.