The Wildcat Newsletter

May 2022

Important Dates

Friday, April 29 - 8th Grade Chicago Tour

Saturday, April 30 - Komarek Open House

Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 13 - Spring Benchmarking Window

Tuesday, May 3 - Kindergarten Round-Up, 6:30pm

Friday, May 6 - Noon Dismissal, Teacher Institute *NO LUNCH SERVED*

Friday, May 6 - 8th Grade Dinner Dance

Monday, May 9 - Lockdown Drill

Friday, May 13 - Great America Honors Trip

Friday, May 13 - Heritage Night

Friday, May 20 - Honors Day Assembly

Thursday, May 26 - 8th Grade Graduation at RBHS, 7pm

Monday, May 30 - No School, Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 31 - Quarter 4 Ends, Report Cards Issued

Tuesday, May 31 - 1pm Dismissal, Last Day of School / PTA Fun Fair

Komarek Open House

Saturday, April 30th, 9am-12pm

8940 West 24th Street

North Riverside, IL

Komarek welcomes our community members to tour our new building on Saturday, April 30 from 9am-12pm. Bagels, coffee, donuts, and water will be served. We hope to see you there!
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Lockdown Drill - Monday, May 9

Komarek will hold a lockdown drill on the morning of Monday, May 9. Teachers will be reviewing procedures with their students ahead of the announced drill.

Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year

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Drop-Off Procedures

For car drop-offs, please do not let your student out of the vehicle until you are pulled up into the drop-off zone (indicated by the sign). Letting your student out of the vehicle outside of this zone creates a safety hazard for our students as well as a backup in our drop off line. Please assist us in keeping everyone safe by following these procedures.

Lunch Sign-Out Procedures

If your student will be going home for lunch, please inform the school office BEFORE 10:30am. Please email or call Mrs. Sopata ( or 708.447.8030) to let her know that your student will be leaving. Thank you so much for your assistance in this matter!

Outerwear and Weather Reminder

As the weather starts to warm up, we will be outside more often. Please be sure to send your student in a light jacket when appropriate. Thank you so much for your help!

Honors Day Assembly

We will be holding our Honors Day Assembly on May 20th. Due to limited space, only parents/guardians will be allowed to attend. Students will be honored and receive awards for all their accomplishments during the 2021-2022 school year.

Grades 3-5 - 1:00-2:15pm

Grades 6-8 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Heritage Month

Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Our students have been celebrating this month by experiencing cultural activities within their homeroom and specials classes. It is our hope that students are enjoying celebrating their culture or experiencing traditions they are not as familiar with throughout the school year.

Summer Opportunities

Komarek will be offering a variety of summer opportunities. Enrichment class options will be sent home the first week of May.

Students who are recommended to attend our JumpStart program will also receive information the first week of May.

Lost and Found

Our current lost and found is growing daily! If your student has misplaced items, please check the lost and found outside the school office.

Items that have not been claimed by Tuesday, May 31 will be donated.

Breakfast & Lunch

Quest has started posting menus to Please feel free to access this site to view menu updates, nutritional information, or translations. You can search "Komarek" to find our school-specific menu. Please note that this menu and site is provided and updated by Quest, and not Komarek. Please check this website for updated menus.

Kindergarten Round-Up

Tuesday, May 3rd, 6:30pm

8940 West 24th Street

North Riverside, IL

If you are the parent/guardian of an incoming Kindergartener, please join us for an informational meeting on May 3rd at 6:30pm. Please see the flyer below!
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Curriculum Corner

Spring Benchmarking

Our spring benchmarking assessment window will be from Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 13. The purpose of these assessments is to measure student growth from winter to spring, as well as to help inform teacher instruction and identify students who would benefit from additional classroom supports.

Tech Corner

Device Collection

Students' school-issued devices, chargers, and cases/bags will be collected on May 23. Please ensure that you are sending your student to school with these items so that they can be collected, cleaned, and inventoried over the summer.

Devices for 2022-2023 School Year

Our current grades K-1 and 3-7 will keep their current device next year. This device will be re-issued when students return in the fall. Our current second grade students will be issued a Chromebook for use next year.

8th Grade Devices

We will not be offering a buy-back program for our graduating 8th grade students this year. All 8th grade devices, including school-issued bags and chargers, must be turned in on May 23.

PTA Corner

PTA Meeting

The next PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 10 at 6:15pm. The Zoom link can be found on the PTA website. Not a member yet? Visit our member hub store to join: