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May 16th - 20th

A Great Week Ahead

Hello Krew,

Wow, only two weeks left in May as continue to roll on towards the final few weeks of school.

This week we will have a visit from Thompson Elementary in Lake Villa on Monday. All students will take the final MAP assessment of the school year. 5th grade will take the Illinois State Science Assessment.

In addition, we will have an ipad training for K-2 and an inspiration Ed Camp for our 5th graders that will include a former Shark Tank winner and a BigTen Network sports anchor to name a few participants.

And on Friday we will all put on our favorite perfume - Eau de Pancake Breakfast....

Busy..Busy..Busy..Keep up all the great work everyone.

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Habit 4 - Think Win-Win

There was a great example of thinking win-win this week at the 2nd Invictus Games in Orlando. For those that do not know the Invictus Games were created by Prince Harry of England for wounded servicemen and women from around the world. The first games were held in London in 2014.

The win-win moment happened In the men's 1500 meter wheelchair race. The two competitors were Australian Mark Urquhart and Steven Simmons of the United States. The two men we right beside each other as they came to the finish line. They discussed finishing together, which is great in and of itself. Then, right before the finish line Australian Mark Urquhart, that won gold in the event in 2014, slowed down put and his hand on the back of Simmons' chair and pushed him across the finish line.

From Simmons:

"We knew there was only going to be one medal and we talked about just crossing the line together and letting it fall however it was going to fall," said Simmons. "He had already won a gold medal and as we neared the final stretch, he looked at me and said, 'Take it.'"

From Urquhart:

"I got my gold and I'm absolutely stoked with what I've achieved in the last games," he said.

"I've been in the chair for nine years so I know how tough it is."

"These guys are just learning so I'm happy for Steven to get the gold. It couldn't have gone to a better man."

You can see the finish in the video at the link below.

In The News

Please send any news that we can include in the newsletter. Serious or silly - it's all good.

Pancake Breakfast is Friday

Please join us next Friday May 20th for our Pancake Breakfast from 7am - 8:30am in the Kipling MPR. We look forward to seeing all of you there. Thanks to all the people that have volunteered to help out.

Results From The Theme Survey

Please make sure to have your students vote by the end of the day Monday.
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Svetlana's Daughter Graduates From Miami of OH

Darinka Sutic graduated from Miami of Ohio this weekend with a degree in Organizational Communications. Many congrats to her and the Sutic family.
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Priscilla Sims Getting Ready For the Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer

Priscilla will be fundraising to participate in the Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer for the 2nd time on June 4th! In order to walk the 39.3 miles, she is required to raise $1,800 that will go towards medical research and patients who need financial assistance while going through treatments. Some staff members have asked her how they can help. The link is below.

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The Comitor's Celebrate The Last Prom

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McConnell Family Makes It Through 22 Minutes of new Captain America Movie

A total of 22 minutes had elapsed when the McConnell family had to leave the theater due to incessant unrelenting movie commentary by one of their family members (AJ).
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16-17 Specials Schedule

Just in case you haven't seen it yet the proposed Special Schedule for the 16-17 school year is ready

Save Your Pop Tabs for Room 12

Please help collect pop tabs for Ronald McDonald charities. Room 12 will be collecting them until June 2nd.
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Student Growth Folder

This is our shared student growth folder. Most recently updated with Q2 DCA results.

Important Dates


05/16 - Board of Education Meeting 7:30pm at the district center

05/16 - 5th Grade Boys Adolescence Program 7pm at Kipling School

05/20 - Pancake Breakfast

05/20 - Inspiration Ed Camp

05/23 - 5th Grade Girls Adolescence Program 7pm at Kipling School

05/24 - Kindergarten Art/Music & Graduation Program 6pm at Kipling School

05/30 - No School - Memorial Day


6/6 - Board of Education Meeting 7:30pm at the district center

6/8 - Field Day (rescheduled from May 20)

6/10 - Rain Day for Field Day

6/10 - Last Day of School