What's Up Winnebago?

April 2019

From the office

PICK-UP & DROP-OFF: Please remember that the office and classrooms are very busy at the end of the day. If you are picking your child up early, please do so before 2:30pm on Mondays or 3:00pm Tuesday - Friday. Also, if you need to make changes for your child's transportation going home, please do so before 2:30pm. Thank you for your continued help and patience with pick-up and drop-off procedures.

REGISTER FOR 2019-2020: Registration for next year is officially open from 10am - 2pm.
Go to www.d15.us/registration to print out the Proof of Residency packet. Please make sure you have everything that is needed from each category.
Due to shifts in student population, the District anticipates a greater need to alter placements of elementary students in order to keep balanced class sizes. Because of this, it's more important than ever to prove residency and return the packet that we mail out as early as possible. Placement in your home school will be on a first come first serve basis regardless of previous years placement.
Anyone that has already proven residency, packets were mailed out Friday, April 5th.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION: This year if you are registering a new Kindergartener you can go to any one of the 4 elementary schools in our district to register and they will forward your child's packet to their correct school.
The dates to register are:
Blackhawk - Tuesday, April 23rd 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Reskin - Wednesday, April 24th 4:30pm - 7:30pm
G Stanley Hall - Thursday, April 25th 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Winnebago - Tuesday, April 30th 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Please remember your completed Proof of Residency packet and your child's ORIGINAL birth certificate.

SUMMER SCHOOL: Is now open! Go to www.d15.us/summer-school to register. Your child should have brought home a packet with the Invitation Code that you will need to register for the courses.

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: Due to the cold weather and snow days we had this year, our last day of school will be on Wednesday, June 5th. It will be a full day of classes.

April 19th - NO SCHOOL - Non Attendance Day

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Attendance Madness!

Congratulations 1st and 3rd grades on being our top 2 grades for the least amount of absences over the last 4 weeks! On Wednesday, April 10th those two grades had an assembly just for them! Red Lobster came and taught them some fun Lobster facts and sent them home with goodie bags!

Classroom Fun

Kid's Heart Challenge

On February 19th Mr. Battaglia hosted our Kid's Heart Challenge Kickoff assembly!
Winnebago students did fantastic! They had a goal set of $2,000 and went ABOVE! They brought in $2,300!! Way to go Winnebago Eagles!!

Note from the Nurse

It is not too early to start making an appointment for your child’s school physical and dental exam!

According to state law, all incoming kindergarten and 6th grade students must submit a school physical with updated immunizations on the approved Illinois form prior to the first day of school. This physical examination shall not have been given more than one year prior to the first day of attendance for that school year.

In addition, all Illinois children in kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grades are required to have a dental exam by a licensed dentist, and must turn in the Illinois Proof of Dental Examination Form before May 15th of the school year. The examination must have been completed within 18 months of the May 15 deadline.

Head lice reminder:

It is the parent’s responsibility to check your student for head lice on a regular basis, it is recommended to do this on a weekly basis. The most common symptom of head lice is itching and head scratching, particularly at night. If you find evidence of lice, it is your responsibility to treat the condition, and your child cannot return to school until treatment has been completed. Many treatment remedies are available at your local pharmacy.

Vision and Hearing Referrals:

If you received a referral letter from your child’s hearing or vision screening, it is very important that you follow up with your pediatrician (for hearing) or eye doctor (for vision). Please take the referral form that was mailed to you to the doctor and return it to school as soon as possible once completed.

Have questions? Contact the health office.

Important Dates and Information from our PTO

· Apr 10 - 5th Grade baby pictures due (TIME EXTENDED)

· Apr 12 - Picture Day
· Apr 12 - Yearbook Orders DUE

· Apr 16 - April PTO meeting 6:30pm - school library

· Apr 19 - No School - Good Friday
· May 1 - 5th Grade Mixer @ MMS
· May 10 - Spirit Day - Luau Day
· May 21 - May PTO Meeting at 6:30pm - Winnebago library
· May 21 - Chic-Fil- A benefit night 5-8pm

The Winnebago PTO

Staff Member of the Month

We would like to celebrate our Winnebago staff members and share their successes with everyone!
Congratulations Mrs. O'Hern!!
Mrs. O'Hern is always demonstrating a positive attitude and helps out with anything, anytime.
It seems like she is on every committee and is figuring out new ideas to make school fun and engaging for not only her students, but for all of the students at Winnebago.
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