September 30, 2022
Thoughts from Dr. Pacatte
At the beginning of the school year, I began to put together an event for our families with a focus on student safety. The world is so very complex these days and our students are faced with tough decisions for their personal safety and welfare everyday. As I shared my idea with superintendents from the neighboring schools, we decided to combine our efforts and host one event for our families. The Gurnee Police Department, Warren Newport Library, and the Warren Township Center were on board and offered to help.
The result is a Gurnee Community Safety Seminar scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 19, to be held at the Warren Newport Public Library, in their large space. The intention of this event is to provide brief overviews on things our parents should be aware of and looking for as they support and monitor their childrens' daily activities. This event is scheduled to run approximately one hour and will provide an opportunity for questions and answers.
Areas to be discussed include drugs & look alike drugs, gun safety, and mental health. I am proud of the way our community resources came together to support one another and this community.
Gurnee School District 56 will be live streaming the event for parents who would like to listen in from home. A link will be sent home prior to the event.
Reminder to complete the survey for your input in search of the new D56 Superintendent. The survey will close on October 1, 2022.
Tweet of the Week
Students in Mrs. Schmid's class finishing up their leaf prints.
“Wyman Wonka” kicked off Prairie Trail School with their first SWEET reading assembly of the year introducing the Bluestem Reading Challenge, fun reading videos, a readers theater skit, and their hilarious staff lip sync video!
Ms. Park’s class got to make a traditional Mexican craft, Papel Picados, with their big buddies today. Fun was had by all!
A Rainbow of Possibilities!
Yearclub at Viking School
Get involved! Join yearbook club! Tuesday mornings at 7am.
Viking School Yearbook Order Form
D56 PTO NEWS
Gurnee D56 PTO Festi-Fall
Thu, Oct 6, 2022, 05:30 PM
13236 W Townline Rd, Waukegan, IL, USA
22-23 Destination Imagination
Adler Arts Center October News
Gurnee Park District
Buy your tickets to come to the drive-in at Hunt Club Park (900 N. Hunt Club Rd. Gurnee, IL)! Guests are welcome to purchase from food trucks or bring in their own food and beverages. Movie will begin at 7:30 pm with guests arriving as early as 6:45 pm.
- Buy tickets online $28 per vehicle
The NEW Trick or Treat Street will be held at Viking Park (4374 Old Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL) on October 15 from 1 – 3 pm. Best for ages 0 – 6, but the entire family is welcome to attend. Pre-registration and day of registration available.
- Pre-registration Fee Gurnee R/NR - $10/$13
- Day of registration Fee Gurnee R/NR - $15/$18
Warren Township Youth and Family Services & Warren-Newport Public Library
Warren-Newport Public Library
WNPL mobile hotspots are now available for checkout! Hotspots can be used anywhere and generally have faster connection speeds than public Internet hotspots. Several checkout options to choose from, including one week up to six weeks. Find out more at https://wnpl.info/free-internet-available-now/….
Lake County Housing Authority
Student Artists Are Invited to Enter Annual Art Competition
Sixth through eighth grade students who live in Lake County are invited to showcase their artistic talent and participate in the Lake County Treasurer's fourth annual art contest. Interpret the theme, "Hands" however you wish and submit a drawing that reflects your interpretation. Enter by Nov. 21 https://www.lakecountyil.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3255