Pecatonica #321 Curriculum Corner
Parent Teacher Conferences
November 4th Conferences: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
November 5th Conferences: 8:00 am -1:00 pm
Contact your student's teacher(s) for details.
Veteran's Day Celebration
Pecatonica Middle School Joins Area 2 SEL Cohort
The middle school team has committed itself to achieving monthly meeting and professional development goals set by the Area 2 cohort that are aligned with social-emotional practices. This is a grant-funded program that will bring SEL education including mindfulness, restorative practices, and trauma-informed procedures to schools, as well as provide training and coaching to the cohort members.
At the building level, the cohort was formed and is led by counselor Brooke King and school social worker Jill Folk. Members of the staff team include Caroline Martin (MS ELA), Sabrina Massa (MS/HS Choir), Karen Kramer (MS ELA), Noah Hansen (MS ELA), Catie Harvey (MS Resource), Milana Bergstrom (5th grade), and Kim Hansen (District Curriculum Director). All staff members share a passion for SEL and are excited to bring what the program has to offer back to the school and the community at large.
PHS Running Start Program
A series of criteria must be met to qualify including completion of the Accuplacer placement test. Mrs. Abel has contacted students who initially qualify this year and those students who choose to pursue this option will take the Accuplacer placement test no later that December 2. Pecatonica High School will hold placement testing at PHS on November 11.
Elementary School -- The Magic of Science Assembly
According to the Magic of Science Website:
IT LOOKS LIKE MAGIC, BUT IT’S REALLY SCIENCE AT WORK!
In ancient times, magicians wielded tremendous power in society. Of course today we realize that the mysterious world of magic is truly the fascinating world of science. All magic is comprised of illusions and the majority of illusions are based on scientific principles...
The Magic of Science allows everyone, both in the audience and on stage, to become a magician! Everything done in this 45-minute science assembly program looks and acts like a real magic trick. The only real trick is that everything done is science at work. Everything performed has a scientific principle behind it, however, each of these topics will appear to the audience as a challenging and astonishing magic trick. If that wasn't cool enough . . . sometimes we'll tell you how to do the trick at home!
PES students will have a blast while learning just how magical science can really be!! We can't wait!
PCHS Students of the Month
It is with great pride to announce the following have won the October Student of the Month Award:
Senior – Trenton Hetland
Junior – Theresa Gasparini
Sophomore - Aryana Statum
Freshman – Andrew Kottke
Key Club Food Drive
Donations in the name of a specific high school student may be delivered to the HS library between 7:30 & 8:00 each morning or 3:10 & 3:30 each afternoon. If a person just wants to donate, they may deliver to the HS office at anytime and a Key Club member will retrieve the items.
All donations will be delivered to the Pecatonica Food Pantry on November 15. The pantry is in great need of some items including the following: canned fruit (not peaches), canned ravioli, canned carrots, canned green beans, canned creamed corn, canned tuna, canned beef stew, pickles, tissues, and soap.
We will have a Crazy Sock Day to celebrate on November 19th!
Scholastic Book Fair
- The Elementary Book Fair will be held November 1-5. The fair will be open **to students only ** on November 1, 2, 3 from 8:15 am to 3:05 pm. Parents and the public can come on November 4 from 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm and November 5 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Online shopping for the ES can also be accessed at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/pecatonicaelementaryschool1
- The Middle School Book Fair will be held October 27 - November 1. Students can purchase books before school, during lunch, and during ISP. The Book Fair will also be available to students and parents on November 4 during Parent/Teacher Conferences in the Middle School cafeteria from 1:00 pm -7:30 pm.
Snow White Play
November 11: Veteran's Day Celebration
November 24-26: No School -- Thanksgiving Break
December 10: SIP Day -- 11:15 Dismissal
December 20, 21, 22: High School Final Exams
December 22: 1:45 Dismissal
December 23 - January 3: Winter Break