December 14 - 18, 2020
A Message from Principal Timmins
On each day this December, we have been taking part in a daily "gratitude challenge," where Mrs. Kruzel or I will share a task that has both the staff and students participate in some act of appreciation or thankfulness, either directed toward others or toward themselves. Showing gratitude has been shown to increase your own happiness and can improve your overall health and wellbeing.
As I have been reflecting on each day's challenge, I find myself constantly thankful to all of the other people that are helping us get through this difficult year. I am thankful for the students that are showing up, excited to work each day; grateful for all that families are doing to support in a variety of ways; and so very appreciative for the amazing IG staff, who are working so tirelessly for all of our students.
Typically, this time of year is full of sharing happiness and merriment, or possibly offering an appreciative gift. If you find yourself looking for some way to show appreciation or gratitude to your child's teacher, sending them a note of thanks or encouragement can really go a long way.
Have a safe and restful winter break. See you in the new year!
Classes will continue to be fully remote this week.
12/15: Board of Education Meeting 7pm
12/19-1/3: Winter Break
1/4: Institute Day - No School
1/5: Classes Resume
1/14: Conferences PM
1/15: Conferences, Non-attendance day for students
1/18: Dr. Martin Luther King Day - No School
1/19: Board of Education Meeting 7pm
1/29: 1st semester report cards sent home
Supply Pickup This Week
The following classes have supplies to pick up on Tuesday, December 15, from 4-7pm:
- 2nd Grade
- 4th Grade
Conferences and Report Cards
Report cards for the first semester will be shared on Friday, January 29.
Reminder: Day Care for E-Learning and Schools Out Program
For those interested, the River Trails Park District offers child care during the school day, and will have camps during Winter Break. Please click on the link below for more information.
December Weekly Pickup for School Meals
All families are invited to com pick 7 days of breakfast and lunch for every child in your household under the age of 18.
Wednesday 12/23 and 12/30
Behind River Trails Middle School
1000 N Wolf Rd, Mt Prospect
Families should stay in cars with windows closed
All persons in car must wear a mask
Indicate with a hand signal the number of children under age 18 in their home
You will receive one bag per child, containing 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 1 gallon of milk
Open the trunk
Have a large box or bin in the trunk for the food
Return home and refrigerate or freeze items as needed
If you have questions call 1-224-612-7624
Other Resources for Families in Need
Wheeling Food Pantry has pre-packed bags of food available for pick up on Tues, Wed or Thurs from 9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00. If you have never been to the office before, please call first.
Address: 1616 N. Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Grant Assistance Email: GA@wheelingtownship.com
Mount Prospect Public Library Events
- 5th Grade
- Cultural Arts
Please contact PTC President Sandra Lencioni firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in either position.