HERMAN E. DUMMER NEWSLETTER
A MESSAGE FROM MRS. FORD
If you asked your child to create their pumpkin in the likeness of you what would your face look like? Would you look scary? Happy? Sad? Kind? Crazy? Mean? What we do and who we are make more of an impact on those around us than the words we speak. Our true inner selves come out eventually and it takes work to be the kind of person we really want to be and to share with those around us. If we want our children to be kind and caring people or to grow up confident risk takers, we need to take the lead and walk the walk. Words are great but soon fall to the wayside if we are not living the words that come out of our mouths. We need to take the risks and get out of our comfort zones to be examples for those who follow in our footsteps. Our children need us more than ever with what they are exposed to on a daily basis. They need a safe place to learn responsibility, respect, and compassion, and if we don’t teach these, our children get it somewhere else and it is not always the direction we wish for them to go. We make a great team but it is hard work. Keep plugging away, and we promise to do the same to raise our children/students in a loving, caring, and respectful environment with high expectations and high hopes.
SANDWICH SCHOOL DISTRICT 430 EMPLOYMENT
Substitute Bus Driver Positions Open
- Flexible Hours - as a sub you only accept times you want
- Most Substitute driving in afternoon
- Schedule corresponds to Sandwich Schools
- In House / Paid Training to obtain School Bus Drivers License
- Pay $17.80 / hr
- Opportunity to move to Regular Route with higher pay and hours
Substitute Bus Aid Positions Open
- Same flexibility and schedule
- No certification required
- Pay $11.59 / hr
Contact Dale Hamilton Transportation Director 815-786-473
VISION & HEARING SCREENING
Vision and Hearing Screenings
Each school year vision/hearing screenings are conducted for Sandwich District 430 schools in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Illinois Department of Public
Health. Vision screening will be done as mandated for the following children: Preschool, Kindergarten, 2nd, 8th, special education students, new/transfer students, and students with any other concerns. Hearing screenings will be done for Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, special education students, new/transfer students, and students with any other concerns. Screenings will be done on:
H. E. Dummer - Oct. 23, 2019 (Screening); Oct. 30, 2019 (Re-Screening)
Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor. Your child is not required to undergo this vision screening if an optometrist or ophthalmologist has completed and signed a report indicating that an examination has been administered within the previous 12 months and that evaluation is on file at the school. This notice is not a permission to test and is not required to be returned. Vision screening is not an option. If a vision examination report is not on file at your child’s school (in the mandated age/grade) they will be screened. You may contact the school nurse with any questions you might have.
LGH, PV, WWW, HED, and SMS - at HED School 2/28/2020
FANTASTIC 4TH GRADE
Our fourth graders are off to a great start at Dummer! September has been a busy month for all. In math, most classes are learning about multiplying by 1- and 2-digit numbers. The pilot of the new reading series, My View, has been going well. The theme for Unit 1 is Networks. The students have finished up with the fall benchmark testing, and soon they will be placed in interventions as needed.
Coming up in October, the fourth grade will be traveling to Kuiper’s Orchard to learn about Illinois agriculture and the importance of bees as pollinators. Halloween is also an exciting time for our students! The students are allowed to dress up in a school-appropriate costume, but only with parent/guardian permission, so please be on the lookout for a letter coming home about Halloween rules. The Parent Group also puts on Fear Factor for the Dummer students, which is always a huge hit!
FABULOUS 5TH GRADE
It has been a great start to the year. Our 5th graders are finishing up the fall benchmark tests and diving in to our curriculum.
In Reading/Language Arts, our students will focus on an “Essential Question” for each unit. Unit one focused on “How do journeys change us?” The stories that we have been reading has focused on journeys and explorers in various locations. Our fifth graders will wrap up the first unit with a research brochure on a place where they would like to visit. The next unit will focus on observations. Starting in October, the fifth grade team will be asking our students to bring home their weekly stories to read and discuss with family members.
In Math, our students will be working on multiplication and division. They should be becoming more fluent with their math facts at this point in the school year. 5th graders NEED to know their math facts in order to be successful with the skills they will be learning this year.
It is important for 5th graders to demonstrate respect and responsibility at school. Please take the time to discuss these traits with your child at home as we continue to work on those skills at school.
ATTENTION 5TH GRADE STUDENTS - MAGAZINE CLUB WILL BEGIN OCTOBER 23RD. PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.
WE ARE HONORING OUR VETERANS. PLEASE SEND IN YOUR PICTURES TO MR. SMART BY NOVEMBER 1ST.
October 1st - Twin Day
October 2nd - Crazy Hair Day
October 3rd - 4th Grade Wear Blue; 5th Grade Wear Red
October 4th - Orange and Black Day
October 4th - Homecoming Parade at 3:30 PM and Football Games at 5:00 PMOctober 9th - Art Club 3-4 PM
October 11th - No School Institute Day
October 14th - No School Columbus Day
October 18th - School Store in the A.M.
October 18th - 4th Grade to Kuipers Farm 10 AM
October 21st - 4th Grade to Opera House 1 PM
October 23rd - Vision & Hearing Screening
October 23rd - 5th Grade Magazine Club 3-4 PM
October 25th - Fear Factor 6:30 - 8:15 PM
October 30th - Vision & Hearing Re-Screening