April 15, 2019
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month!
Help Needed for Fun Fair - April 27th
April 10 -16 - Illinois Assessment of Readiness Testing for grades 3-5 in math and literacy - morning
April 16 - K-2 Author Visit, Adam Rubin
April 16 - PTA Meeting 7pm in LLC
April 19 - NO SCHOOL
April 22 - 5th Grade State Science Test - morning
April 23 - Franklin Middle School music performance for grades 3-5 at 10:55am
April 24 - PTA Book Fair Preview and Sales 9:30am - 3:30pm
April 25 - PTA Book Fair 9:00am - 3:30pm
April 25 - 3rd Grade Famous Americans program for parents
April 25 - Northside Band Festival 7pm at WNHS
April 26 - PTA Book Fair 9:00am - 3:30pm
April 27 - PTA Fun Fair 11:00am - 2:00pm
April 27 - PTA Book Fair 11:00am - 1:15pm
May 7 - Monroe Parent Night for incoming 6th grade 7:00pm
May 9 - 2nd grade virtual field trip 10:30am
May 9 - Kane County Cougars game - Ozzie's Reading Club 6:30pm
May 13 - Washington Fine Arts Concert - chorus, band, and orchestra 7:00pm
May 14 - 4th grade field trip
May 14 - 2nd grade virtual field trip 10:00am
May 14 - Mobile Food Pantry 4:15pm
May 15- Franklin Parent Night for incoming 6th grade 7:00pm
May 17 - 3rd grade field trip
May 17 - PTA Spring Fling 6:30pm-8:00pm
May 23 - 24 - 5th Grade Outdoor Education
May 27 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
May 31 - 2nd grade field trip
June 3 - Yearbook distribution
June 5 - Field Day
June 6 - Field Day Rain Date
June 11 - Last Day of School
June 11 - End-of-Year Assembly 2:00pm
Thinking of Next Year
As spring is in full swing, I know that many of your thoughts are already turning toward next school year. Soon, I will begin working with the teachers on student placement for next year. Since students move in and out of our attendance area and staffing can change over the summer, the process will continue into August. We do our best to develop classes that provide the best opportunities for optimal teaching and learning. Due to the complex nature of developing class lists, it is impossible to accommodate requests for specific classroom teachers. The following quote is from the Parent/Student Handbook:
Many professional hours of planning and preparation are spent in the spring to ensure the most appropriate class placement for each child. To change even one student can upset the balance that was very carefully created by teachers and principals. Therefore, requests for a child's placement with a specific teacher are not invited.
We do value your input, and we invite you to share your thoughts and impressions about your child's needs. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It will be most helpful to receive any information you have to share by mid-May. Please understand that class placements will not be finalized and communicated to parents until sometime in August.
From the Health Office
The Health Office would greatly appreciate donations of gently used pants with elastic waistbands in all sizes. Muddy season is here, and some students will need to borrow clean pants. Thank you!
Knight Writers (and Speakers and Video Creators)!
As part of the CUSD 200 Vision 2022 teachers in all grades are focusing on developing students' skills in writing and message production (speaking, presenting, creating videos). We are also working to create opportunities for students to write and communicate with authentic audiences. Student writing and message production will be included in the Knightly News this year. Enjoy!
Check out these photos of our ADK students sharing the books they wrote. Mrs. Longhini's students wrote "All About Me" books and Mrs. Weisheit's class wrote informational books about animals. 3rd grade teacher, Ms. Banta and EL teacher Mrs. Kovarik supported students as they worked to add action and dialogue to their narrative writing pieces