September 16th, 2022
Thoughts from Dr. Pacatte
Parent Teacher Organization
This week, I was able to attend the first PTO meeting of the new school year. The D56 PTO is an amazing group of parents who provide support for our students and staff in many different ways. Yes, our PTO does do some fundraising to support special events, class parties, or purchases, yet more importantly, they provide opportunities for our families to participate in special activities as a community. Prior to the pandemic, the PTO hosted movie nights, play dates here at our schools, and events hosted off campus. This year, they are bringing back many of these special events, so please keep your eyes open for information throughout the school year. Coming up, a special fall event held at Kroll's Farm is back! Kroll's Harvest Farm is a wonderful night for traditional fall activities like hay rides, a corn maze, and pumpkins! This is an opportunity for our families to get out of their houses and come together for some fun.
During the development of our 5 Year Strategic Plan, community members spoke of the need for the school to help rebuild the sense of community that was impacted by the quarantine. Thank you to our PTO for getting the ball rolling!
If you are interested in helping out our PTO, please go to their website at https://www.d56pto.org and let them know. They can always use volunteers for things big and small. PTO helps to create the partnership between school and home.
Tweet of the Week
The Viking school band participated in the “Fill The Drum” Band Event at WTHS…
Spaulding students enjoyed choosing from a variety of activities during a few days of "stations" in physical education class.
Stem Class at River Trail
Middle schoolers in STEM class are brewing up something cool!
22-23 Destination Imagination
D56 PTO News
We asked and you showed up! In partnership with United Way of Lake County 56 backpacks were stuffed with school supplies and delivered to District 56 this week! This means 56 students will be able to focus on their assignments and not have to worry if they have the materials they need to complete their work.
If you have a child who is in need of these supplies please reach out to your building social workers
What an amazing community we have!
Thank you D56 families and UWLC!!
Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Enjoy a variety of fun activities including traditional music, Mexican folkloric dance performances by México en la Piel, and other cultural presentations brought to you with the support of WNPL community partners.
Participate in WNPL’s Hispanic Heritage Bookmark Art Contest. First, second, and third prizes are offered for the following age groups: Grades K-2; 3-5, and 6-8.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 24,
TIME: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED
The College of Lake County (CLC) Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month
All events are free and open to the public! To see a list of events, visit CLC’s website.
CLC celebrates Latinx Heritage Month and recognizes the contributions of Latinx community members to American society and culture. In addition, we celebrate the Independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, México and Chile during the months of September and October.