Volume 1, Issue 10; October 23, 2020
Week 10 ROAR!
It has been an exciting week welcoming back kindergarten and 1st grade students to in-person learning! As we prepare to welcome back 2nd and 3rd grade students on Monday, October 26th, we’ve had to make a slight adjustment to the Friday, October 30th’s, Halloween parade.
Originally, we were going to have students parade around the block, so that we could social distance families. Because DuPage County’s COVID cases are on the rise, we will change the parade out of an abundance of caution. We will instead have a reverse parade. Families, in their cars, will have the opportunity to drive by and see the kids, who remain here at the school and in their costumes. We will station grades in two spots to ease traffic congestion as well as stagger the times grade levels are outside at those spots.
For our primary students (grades K-2), they will stand, socially distanced outside in the front semi-circle, aka, the bus drop off spot.
For our intermediate students (grades 3-5), they will stand, socially distanced outside by the car drop off/pick up lane.
For any remote student, or for our 4th and 5th grade students, we wish to invite you back to enjoy this celebration with us. If you are interested in participating 4th/5th and remote families, please drop off your child, fully costumed, at the tent no later than 10:15/2:00. During the rest of the celebration time, when not at the parade, classes will start the craft. The craft was originally a grab-and-go, but now will be started at school.
If you choose not to participate, we will send home any craft at the next supply pick-up, which is Monday, November 2nd. We will have asynchronous (not live teaching) activities.
The following times will be utilized:
Bus Pick up Lane Car Drop off/pick up Lane
10:25-10:33: Kindergarten 10:25-10:33:3rdgrade
10:35-10:43: 1st grade 10:35-10:43: 4th grade
10:45-10:53: 2nd grade 10:45-10:53: 5th grade
2:15-2:23: Kindergarten 2:15-2:23: 3rd grade
2:25-2:33: 1st grade 2:25-2:33: 4thgrade
2:35-2:43: 2nd grade 2:35-2:43: 5thgrade
Please remember to donate $5.00 per child to offset some of the cost of the classroom parties scheduled for this year. Please understand that money collected might be utilized for end of the year celebrations as well. In the event that money is remaining after end of the year celebrations, the money will be spent on the classroom. Please fill out the attached slip below and return it with your child as soon as possible; preferably by October 30th. Please send cash or use Venmo, Apple Pay or any other electronic payment (if the chosen room parents choose this option). Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Next week we will be welcoming back 2nd and 3rd grade hybrid students. We are looking forward to seeing you in class!
Dr. Jon Pokora, Principal Waterbury School
Let’s give a BIG pawtastic shout out to our very own Wildcat Dr. Pokora! Click on the grey bar above to see his dance moves!
Dress up Fridays are a HIT!
The students in Mrs. Gillette's third grade class got to have a glimpse of what their teacher might have looked like in the 90's!
Ms. Stalzer's GOOD NEWS!
Such a fun snapshot from our last Dress Up Friday! Our very own Ms. Kwak dressed as Sloan Peterson from the classic film from 1986, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". If you have any Good News to share, please send it my way, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Ribbon Week starts next week!
Dress up Fridays are a HIT!
Ms. Stalzer's GOOD NEWS!
Red Ribbon Week
Monday: Wear RED ❤️
Tuesday: "Sock it to drugs” – wear CrAzY socks
Wednesday: “Team up against drugs” 🏈⚾ – sports gear
Thursday: “Don’t get mixed up in drugs” – anything mis-matched
We will also have an AM & PM zoom with a Roselle police officer to talk to our students about the importance of being drug free. Once the date & time is set -Ms. Rasinski will send that out!
Friday, October 30th is Dress Up Friday. Wear your Halloween Costume to School!
PTO Paw Print
Pumpkin Design Contest
Lunch Program Info and Flyers
D20 will continue to offer FREE breakfast & lunch daily to ALL children 18 and under who live within the district, through the end of the 2020-21 school year (6/30/2021). Children do not have to be enrolled in D20 schools. No paperwork is required to pick up the meals. The children to not need to be present, and the meals can be picked up by a parent, friend, relative or neighbor.
All In-Person Students will be provided with free meals when being dismissed from class each day. Please be sure to check your child's backpack as there may be food & drink that need to be refrigerated.
Remote-Only Students can pick-up meals from any of the D20 schools, during the assigned times below. We will no longer have bus delivery of meals. Meals for multiple days will be given on each pick-up day, including to cover Saturday and Sunday.
PICK-UP DAYS: MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS
GREENBROOK 7AM - 1PM
WATERBURY 7AM - 8AM
SPRING WOOD 7AM - 8AM
Future Important Dates
October 23 - October 31: Red Ribbon Week
October 30, 2020: Wear Halloween Costumes to school/Grab & Go craft
November 2, 2020: Supply Pick Up Day
November 4, 2020: 4/5th grade Hybrid Students return
November 17, 2020: Virtual Family Reading Night (6:30-7:30)
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