Panther News

October 31st, 2021

Big picture

A Note From Mr. Christ

Dear Paddock Families,

Friday's Halloween celebrations went extremely well, even with the rained out morning parade. Check out the Stuart R. Paddock Facebook page to see some pictures of the fun.

I hope you and your family have an enjoyable, safe Halloween.


Jason Christ


Parent-Teacher Conference Sign Up

Please use the linked document to sign up for your student's parent-teacher conference. Conferences are 20 minutes long and will be held in-person, at Paddock School unless otherwise requested. The conference schedule is:

  • Monday, November 22nd from 12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 23rd from 7:30am - 11:30am

Contact your child's classroom teacher with any questions.

Paddock Multicultural Week

This year, in lieu of doing an evening multicultural event, the week of November 15th-19th will be Multicultural Week at Paddock School! Students have the option to create a variety of different projects that represent their culture to be put on display in the hallways of Paddock. Displays will remain up through Parent-Teacher conferences for everyone to see. Please review the flyers below to see how your child can participate in this exciting event!


Please make sure you are sending at least 1-2 additional clean masks with your child each day. These masks should be well fitting and cover both the student's nose and mouth without the student needing to continually pull the mask up. Having a well fitting mask is imperative to keeping our students safe and limiting close contacts, should a positive case arise. Thank you for your help in this.

New Family PTA Liaison

The Paddock PTA has a new family liaison! This parent will help in welcoming new families and is available to answer questions a new family to our community may have. Please see the attached flyer for additional details.

BPAC Workshop

On November 3rd, the Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC) will be hosting a workshop on the influence of social media on kids. The presentation will be in Spanish and held virtually, on Facebook live, from 6:30-8:00.

Please reach out to Renee Urbanski,, with any questions.

Box Tops

The General Mills Box Tops program has officially moved to digital submissions (replacing paper Box Tops). Please click on the flyer and follow the directions on how to submit Box Tops that earn your student's classroom money!

Curriculum Pilots

Starting this year and moving forward, all curriculum and program purchases will follow a new district Research, Design Implementation Model (RDIM). The RDIM is a cyclical review process that allows the district to research and pilot materials for district use on a regular basis. During an RDIM cycle pilot, volunteer teams of teachers, specialists and administrations review potential programs, participate in professional learning, implement assigned units and collaborate in discussion on what resources best serve our D15 students’ needs and align to our district’s instructional vision. Currently, District 15 is engaging in three different pilot projects and we are implementing a new 6th grade math curriculum. The current three pilot projects are occurring in K-5 Math, 6-8 Science, and 7-8 English Language Arts. As we explore the differing features of programs and corresponding levels of student growth in learning, students in classes participating in pilots may have different materials, homework and grading practices during this time. For example, the number of graded assignments given may be different, and possibly less, as teachers are spending more time conferencing with students individually and in small groups to help guide students in their learning. Should you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher.

District 15 Job Fairs

District 15 will be hosting job fairs looking for the following positions:

  • Bus Drivers - no experience necessary; paid training; free benefits (employee only); pension; paid holidays
  • Substitute Teachers and Substitute Program Assistants - set your own schedule!
  • Full time Program Assistants
  • Office and Library Clericals
  • Maintenance/Laborers/Custodians
  • And more

Job fairs will be held on:

  • Monday, November 1, 2021
  • Monday, December 13, 2021
  • Monday, January 24, 2022
  • Monday, March 7, 2022


  • Palatine Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine, IL 60067
  • Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm

Please contact Chanell Lopez at or Lori Thum at with any questions.

PTA Volunteer Opportunities

Please review the available PTA volunteer opportunities and sign up for as many as you’re interested in helping with. The committee chair in charge of the event will contact you. The events are subject to change depending on District COVID guidelines.

Health Office

If your child has a Health Care plan for asthma or an allergy OR has medication they need to take at school, please make sure you read the linked documents and get in contact with Mrs. Pool, our Paddock nurse. You can reach her at 847-963-5802 or

Paddock Spirit Wear

Fridays will be Panther Spirit day at Paddock. To show school spirit, every Friday we encourage students to wear blue, yellow, or their favorite Paddock shirt. Additional Paddock Spirit Wear is available for sale at I can't wait to see everyone's school spirit!

Join The Paddock PTA!!

Paddock's PTA is an organization of families and teachers working together to provide an enriching learning environment for our students and a welcoming community for our families. Your PTA membership is used to host school activities, student programs, and school assemblies. It helps our families connect with each other, know what’s happening at Paddock, give parents opportunities to volunteer and provide support to our teachers. The more members our PTA has, the more good we can do.

To join the PTA please visit the Paddock PTA website.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • November 3rd - PTA Meeting @ 7:00
  • November 15th-19th - Multicultural Week
  • November 22nd - Parent Teacher Conferences @ 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • November 23rd - Parent Teacher Conferences @ 7:30am-11:30am
  • November 24th-26th - No School