What's Up Winnebago?

December 2018

From the office

BREAKFAST: If your child is getting breakfast they need to be in line and ready to go at door 1S at 8:30am. Breakfast is served until 8:45am, finished or not, all students are required to be in their seats in class at 8:50am. If your child is not getting breakfast, please do not allow them to come to school before 8:30am. There is no staff on duty until 8:30am.

ABSENCE: This year when your child is marked absent and we have not heard from a parent, we will be sending out a Robo text stating that your child is absent and to call the school. Please make sure that if you call or email your child's teacher, that you also call the office before 9:30am to report your child's absence.

DAY TIME PICK-UP: If you are having someone that is not a parent pick up your child during school hours please email the office or send a letter with your child stating who is picking them up, the date and time and sign the note. Remind the person picking up that they need to come into the office to sign them out. They must be over the age of 18 and show their ID.

VALUABLES: Please make sure that your child is not bringing anything valuable to school. The school is not responsible if something is lost or broken during school hours. We also do not allow cellphones or electronics in the school. If they are seen they will be sent to the office and an adult will have to come to the school to pick it up from the office.

VOLUNTEERS: In an ongoing effort to improve the safety and security of our students, we please ask that if any adults are planning to help out at school in a classroom or go on a field trip, to bring your photo ID into the office to be copied. It needs to be handed in at least 2 days before the day you are going to be volunteering.

PICK-UP & DROP-OFF : Thank you for your continued help and patience with the morning and after school pick-up and drop-off procedures. Please be aware of the new street signs that line Greenway Drive for "bus only" areas and please remember that there are no U-Turns allowed and that there is a State law that prohibits the use of a hand-held cell phone while driving in a school zone. Please remember that it is our teachers and staff outside helping with drop off and dismissal. They are working hard to keep your children safe. Part of their role is ensuring all parents and visitors are following Winnebago procedures. If you need another copy of the rules, feel free to ask a staff member or the office. Teachers and staff will be asking you and guiding you to follow the rules. We ask that you continue to treat them with respect and understand they are just doing their job. Thank you for your help and support as we continue to navigate the safest way to get your children to and from school.

PARENT SURVEY : If you have not completed our Parent Survey, please click on link and complete this short survey. http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/

Classroom Fun

1st Grade practicing their counting skills

The 1st graders in Mrs. Werkmeister's classroom enjoy practicing their counting skills by ones, twos, fives & tens (forwards and backwards), as well as SUBITIZING math facts and doubles with Jack Hartman videos. Who would have ever guessed that moving to math would be SO MUCH FUN!

Third Grade Writing

Partners looked at mentor texts to see what kinds of elaboration they had. Then, they made posters to teach their classmates how to use each type in their own writing!

Winter Break

Friday, December 21st will be our last day of school for Winter Break. Classes will be our regular hours - 8:50am - 3:40pm. Classes will resume on Monday, January 7th. Please don't forget, Monday's are early dismissal so class will get out at 2:55pm.
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Note from the Nurse

When to keep your child home:
1. When he/she has had a fever of 100° or more within the last 24 hours.
2. When he/she has thrown up or had diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
3. When he/she has a rash that has not been seen by a doctor.
4. When he/she has pinkeye that has not been treated for 24 hours.

Hallway Dance Party!

The entire school earned a hallway dance party for being amazing students and working hard to follow the Winnebago Way

From our PTO


7th - PJ Day
7th - Holiday Mart Open 9AM - 3:00 PM( for students Only)
7th - PTO Sponsored Movie Night – Home Alone - Doors open @ 6PM

10th - Holiday Mart Open 9AM - 2:00 PM( for students Only)

21st - Winter Parties – 10:30 AM Kindergarten & 2:30 PM Kindergarten - 5

Staff Member of the Month

New this month!...
We would like to celebrate our Winnebago staff members and share their successes with everyone!
Congratulations Mrs. Van Gorp on being the November Staff Member of the Month.

Mrs. Van Gorp earned this award for always going above and beyond and helping teachers improve their craft.

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