Friday Focus

May 29th, 2015

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Kudos! A message from Ruth Deubel, President of WESS...

It is my pleasure to announce this year’s WESS “ESP of the Year” winner.

For many years WESS has presented this award to a district support staff employee who is an exceptional individual, who has made a tremendous difference in the lives of students and staff and who exemplifies the district’s “Tradition of Excellence”.

Pat Murray was presented with the 2015 ESP of the Year award at Wednesday’s WESS Member meeting. Pat is the LRC clerk at Meadowview School. Pat not only takes on her daily tasks, but takes on other tasks that are asked of her, without hesitation and with a smile on her face! Pat remains positive through all tasks and does her job with compassion, patience and understanding.

Congratulations, Pat!

Darlene Landstrom, Secretary at Edgewood School and Karen Kennard, Inclusion TA at Meadowview were also nominated for this award. They also are dedicated to the students, families and staff in the district, showing patience, compassion and a positive outlook daily.

All three of these individuals deserve our recognition and congratulations!

Notes and Reminders

  • Please encourage your students to swing by the lost and found bin to see if anything is theirs. Items will be donated when school releases for the summer.
  • Please carefully attend to the end-of-year checklist.
  • Many of you may have seen Greg's email regarding PARCC. It will be administered during one testing period instead of two next year. Yahoo!
  • When the scheduling committee completes a first draft of the building schedule, we'll release it for your feedback.
  • Please let me know how I can support you as we close out the year. If I can be of any assistance, please feel free to reach out.

1st-5th Grade Field Day Schedule - Friday, June 5th

9:00a – 10:30a – 3rd and 4th grade (lunch from 11:30a-12:00p)

10:30a – 12:00p – 1st and 2nd grade (lunch from 12:00p-12:30p)

12:30p – 2:00p – 5th grade (lunch from 11:30a – 12:00p)

Message from Greg Regarding Grades...

Report Card grades will be due by 8:00 am on Monday, June 8th so they can be distributed on Wednesday, June 10th.

We hope the extra weekend will help staff but PLEASE DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!!!! Secretaries will need Monday and Tuesday to turn grades around.

Next Year

I don't have too many changes to report for next year. As you know, we'll be housing the K-3 multi-needs program in Lisa Thompson's current classroom. This program will be called MLP for Modified Learning Program. We offered the position to someone, however, she declined. We'll continue to search for the highest-qualified candidate.


We will be housing the Extended School Year program in Devra's room and Rebekah's room this summer. The program will run throughout the month of July. Nancy will be the administrator for the program.


Lydia and Linda will share Linda's current room next year as much of their time will be spent in classrooms. Liz will move to Lydia's office and Liz's current office will be a multimedia room for green screen presentations, video and voice recording, and small group work.


Next week, once everyone has had a chance to reflect, I'll let you know the new faculty sponsors for the various positions we have open at Meadowview.

Coming Up...

Monday, June 1st

School Spirit Week - PJ Day

Gifted Identification Meetings in AM (Select Staff)

Board of Education Meeting and Staff/Student Awards, 7:00 PM, JJH

Lunch in classrooms


Tuesday, June 2nd

School Spirit Week - Sports Day

Admin Meeting (Reg out in AM)

Lunch in classrooms

Talent Show (Afternoon and Evening)


Wednesday, June 3rd

School Spirit Week - Dress Alike Day

6th Grade Field Trip to Field Museum

Linda's last day - Baby Archila will soon arrive!


Thursday, June 4th

School Spirit Week - Fashion Disaster Day

Kindergarten Field Day

Building Schedule Committee Meeting (Select Staff)

Patrol Picnic


Friday, June 5th

School Spirit Week - Spirit Day

1st-5th Grade Field Day

6th Grade Park District Presentation, 1 PM


Monday, June 8th

Report Cards Due 8:00 AM

Walk/Run for Nepal 9:30-10:30


Tuesday, June 9th

6th Grade Field Day

Staff get-together at Buffalo Wild Wings, 4pm


Wednesday, June 10th

Awards Assembly, 1 PM (intermediate grades)

Report Cards Distributed

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