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UPCOMING MARIGOLD EVENTS

JAN 27: 100th day of school! Dress Up! (see below)

JAN 24-28: Book Fair CANCELLED

FEB 18: No School - Lincoln's birthday observed

FEB 21: No School - President's day

MARCH 11: Spring Picture Day (see below)

MARCH 14-18: No School - Spring Break

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2021-22 YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW

Online yearbook sales have begun! The last two years we have been fortunate to not be charged an online processing fee, however that is changing this year. All online transactions will be assessed an addition $1.99 fee.


The link to order a yearbook for your student is below.

Our school order # is 19232

SPRING PICTURE INFORMATION

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VOLUNTEERS ON CAMPUS

A complete list of requirements for parent volunteers can be found by clicking the below link:

2022/23 TK/KINDER REGISTRATION

To enter Kindergarten in the fall, a child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2022. To enter Transitional Kindergarten, a child must turn five between September 2, 2022 and February 2, 2023.

Parents should register their children at the school serving their residence area (proof of residence is required).


Registration opened Monday, December 6, 2021 and is ongoing now.


You must begin the registration process online at www.marigold.chicousd.org.

Look for the tab 'Enroll a Student'. Follow all directions on enrollment page.

The following are required to register a child: (1) proof of date of birth (birth certificate, baptismal certificate, or other legal proof), (2) two forms verifying proof of residency, and (3) written immunization record from a physician, nurse or health department. Children must be immunized for MMR, polio, TDaP, Hep B and Varicella prior to school entry. Students missing immunizations will not be able to start school until we receive these records.


Please note that Form 10 School of Choice applications will be available December 6, 2021, with a deadline to submit by January 14, 2022, for first priority placement opportunities. You must still register at your resident school prior to submitting a Form 10.


For information regarding the Hands-on Thematic Learning Community at Hooker Oak, call 891-3119; for information regarding the Academics Plus Program at Sierra View, call 891-3117; for information regarding the STEM Program at Parkview, call 891-3114; and for information regarding the Two-Way Immersion Program at Rosedale, call 891-3104. Applications for these alternative programs will be available at the time of registration.

The optional program lottery window is December 6, 2021 to January 6, 2022.

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

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MOLLY THOMAS - FIRST GRADE TEACHER

What are your pet's names?

I have one pet. She is a dog and we call her a Safeway Special - which means she is a mutt. She is a big yellow dog with lots of fluffy hair and her name is Charlie. I love to walk her almost every day. She "talks" to us with her bark and funny sounds.


What is the best place you have traveled?

The best place I have traveled is to Maui with my family. We love it there and if I could go anywhere, I'd go back there. It's peaceful and I love to float around in the waves looking for turtles.


When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was a kid, I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. I loved playing school with my friends and my stuffed animals. When I was a teenager, I did a lot of babysitting and I worked at the local rec center in Quincy as a afterschool program worker. I loved it!


Which historical figure would you most like to meet?

If I could meet a historical figure it would be Martin Luther King Jr. We are learning about all the heroic things he did to make our world a better place in our class. I would love to hear his thoughts about making change in our country without violence. We still have a lot of work to do to make all of us feel equal.


What three items would you take with you to a deserted island?

If I could go to a deserted island, I would take my family (my husband Stephen, my son Noah and my daughter Anabelle), a pile of good books and my dog. I think that sounds just perfect.


What is your favorite place to eat out around here?

My favorite place to eat around here is probably 5th Street Steakhouse. They really have the best food! We usually go there to celebrate special occasions.


What is something you are really bad at? Something you are really good at?

Something I am really bad at is putting together puzzles. I am really good at cheering loud for my kids when they play basketball. Don't sit by me or you might go deaf! :)


If you could only eat one item for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, it would probably be tacos because you can have all kinds of tacos and I love all kinds of tacos!! Fish tacos, chicken tacos, steak tacos . . . .you get the idea!!

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REBEKAH NEWMAN - FIRST GRADE TEACHER

What was your first paying job?

My first paying job was at the Subway by Target when I was 16. I learned how to make sandwiches really well and always smelled like pepperoncini's!


What is the best place you have ever traveled?

The best place I have ever traveled was to the Caribbean with my husband before we had kids. We did a cruise right after Christmas and it was so great to be on warm sandy beaches in the middle of winter. I would love to go back there, or I have also always wanted to go to Australia.


What are your pet's names?

Our dog's name is Lucy and she is a 15 year old Jack Russel Terrier. I got her before I met my husband and had children so she has been through a lot with me. She is now deaf and it has chilled her way out.


What show are you currently binge-watching?

My husband and I are currently watching Yellowstone and enjoying it. Got to love a good cowboy drama and that beautiful country!


When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was young, I really wanted to be an interior designer. I just loved the thought of transforming homes and spaces. Now, with two young children and all their stuff, I don't think our home is that impressive!


What is your favorite season?

I like all the seasons for a variety of reasons (summers off!) but I would have to say my favorite is fall. I love the changing of the colors of the trees, the crisp air, and the anticipation of the holiday season.


What is your most hated household chore?

My most hated chore is definitely cleaning toilets!! I had two older brothers growing up and I always ended up having to do it.


If you could only eat one item for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Picking only one food to eat for the rest of my life is a hard one, but I think I would have to choose peanut butter. I eat it pretty much everyday in some way or another and I love it. So thankful neither of my kids have peanut allergies.

COVID REPORTING LINE

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MARIGOLD SPIRIT WEAR FOR SALE

Our Marigold School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has worked with an outside vendor for families to have easy access to order Marigold spirit wear. If you are interested, please check it out.