Message from the Principal

Week of October 4, 2021

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Message from the Principal


Dear Virginia Lake Families,


Happy October! The students did a phenomenal job last week practicing our safety drills!


This Wednesday, October 6th is our PTA Walk N’ Roll event. Students are encouraged to walk or ride the item of their choice on wheels to school. Students will receive a raffle ticket in the morning if they participate. Students who are unable to participate will have the opportunity to walk during the lunch hour, so the can still join the event. We will draw tickets for prizes the following day.


Please continue to sign your child's lanyard daily. This assist us during the arrival process. It is also important students come to school with a mask and have an extra mask in their backpacks. We have been giving our dozens of masks each day. The masks we have at school are intended to replace masks for special circumstances. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


The PTA is collecting gently used Halloween costumes. If you have any costumes you would like to donate, please send them to school with your child, and we will collect them in the office.


Picture retakes are this week on Wednesday. If you would like your child to take a new picture, please inform your child's classroom teacher. Students who were absent on picture day will also have their picture taken.


District 15 will be hosting Parent Nights that include a variety of topics. Please see the attached flyer for additional information.


The PTA will be collecting $5 per student to cover activities for our Halloween and Valentine's Day parties. All of our students will participate in all of the activities. Thank you in advance for your donation!


Physicals and immunization records are due to our school nurse, Mrs. Saliba, by October 15th for students in Kindergarten and 6th grade. If you have any questions or needs support in obtaining these records, please contact our school office. If records are not turned in by this date, students will be excluded from school until we obtain the records. We want to keep all of our students in school, please complete the state requirement for your child.



Let’s make it a great week!



With Kindest Regards,


Patti Van Winkle, Principal

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October PTA Virtual Meeting

Please join us for our monthly PTA meeting on Monday, October 4th at 7:00 p.m.


Topic: Virginia Lake PTA Meeting

Time: Oct 4, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


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Virginia Lake Highlights

Palatine Police Department Workshop for Spanish Speaking Families

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Concurrent Learning

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to offer concurrent learning to our in-person students if/when they have been directed to quarantine if they are deemed a close contact to a positive individual or to go into isolation due to testing positive for COVID-19. We will ONLY allow students who have medical documentation or have been directed by the school nurse and approved by the building principal to quarantine or isolate. Students that have been directed to quarantine and approved to participate in concurrent learning for a specified period of time will be given a device and a link to the Google Meet to participate in learning. Students on vacation, out of the country, or home ill with any other illness will NOT be allowed to participate in concurrent learning. They will be marked absent per BOE policy 7:070 ATTENDANCE AND TRUANCY.


Important Dates




Monday, October 4th- Virtual PTA Meeting- 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 6th- Walk N' Roll to School

Picture Retakes

Monday, October 11th- No School- Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 12th- No School- Teacher Plan

Tuesday, October 18th- Dine and Donates at Tacos El Norte

Friday, October 29th- 5:30-6:30 p.m. PTA Trunk or Treat ( New Event)

District 15 Newsetter

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District 15 Community eFlyers

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