Flying into February

Haskin Elementary - February 2023

Important Upcoming Dates


1st - Kindergarten's 100th Day

2nd - 3rd Grade Opera House

2nd - Little Caesars orders due

6th - HOP Meeting 1:30 PM

7th - Pre-k Family Event

7th - School Board Meeting 7 PM

8th - OSOB Literacy Night

14th - Donuts with Dad

14th - Valentine's Day Party

16th - Butter Braid Fundraiser Begins

17th - 11:10 AM Dismissal - No Pre-k classes

20th - No School

23rd - Bullying & Online Safety at Woodbury

24th - End of Trimester II


2nd - Butter Braid orders due

6th - HOP Meeting 1:30 PM

8th - 5B's Fundraiser

10th - 11:10 AM Dismissal - No Pre-k classes

New News

Handbook Committee Help Needed

Sandwich Community School District #430 will soon begin the process of reviewing the

handbooks for each of the school buildings. This is an annual series of meetings to review the

policies and procedures in the handbooks to ensure that all users of the handbook have a clear

understanding of the contents. Please consider this great opportunity to become involved with the district. The dates and the times of the meetings will be given out at a later date. All of the

meetings would be conducted at Sandwich High School and last approximately 60-90 minutes. If you would like to serve on this committee, please contact your building principal.


Michael S. Herzog

SHS Assistant Principal


We know that there are a wide variety of reasons that students are absent from school, from health concerns to transportation challenges. There are many people in our building prepared to help you if you or your student is getting to school regularly or on time. Please be aware that we are obligated to report attendance that is excessive and without valid reason or medical documentation to our DeKalb County Truancy Outreach.

You may receive an attendance letter informing you of how many days your child has missed to date. You can check your student's attendance at any time in Tyler (attendance will show by class periods missed, not days missed). Receiving an attendance letter does not necessarily mean that your student is being referred to a truancy officer. If there is a major concern with your child’s attendance and they are referred to the DeKalb County Truancy Outreach, you will always receive personal communication from Ms. Venetucci.

When your child is absent please call the office at 815-786-8812. If we do not receive a call your student will be marked as unexcused. If you have any questions please contact the Haskin office.

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February is also National Children's Dental Health Month. Our district received some dental health kits and educational materials from Delta Dental. Please watch for these to be coming home with your students in the month of February and take some time to review the handouts and supplies together.

Reminder: Completed Proof of School Dental Exam forms are required for current Kindergarten and second grade students by May 15, 2023. If you are unable to obtain the required dental exam, please complete the Dental Exam Waiver Form.

February is American Heart Month! Here are some links to ways your family can increase their daily heart-healthy activities:

Motivating Kids to be Physically Active

From - Tips for motivating school-age kids to be physically active.

Move Your Way

From U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services - An interactive way to meet the goal of 60 minutes of daily activity for kids ages 6-17.

The Heart Truth

National Institutes of Health - Heart-healthy lifestyle ideas.

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Pickup at Haskin Elementary School week of February 20th.


*Go to

**Click on Shop Pizza Kits, then Shop

***Select Ship My Order to the Group

****Enter the Fundraiser ID# 419448 set up your account, and place your order!

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Winter Weather is Here!!!

Winter weather is here. Our school policy is to go outside for recess any time the temperature, including wind chill, is 10 degrees or higher as stated in our handbook. Please make sure your child is properly dressed for the weather. Hats, mittens, boots, snow pants, and a warm coat are all needed for the colder weather.

If you ever need assistance getting winter clothing, please contact the Haskin office and we can assist you with locating resources.

District News

Superintendent Notes

Click Here to access the latest Superintendent Notes.

Student Fees

We want to send a reminder to all families that it is time to pay your student fees for the 2022-2023 school year if you haven’t already done so. To check your status or to make a payment, please follow the steps below.

  • Login to Tyler

  • Fees and billing will be located on the left side of the screen.

  • Click on fees and billing, then select online payment at the bottom right corner of the screen.

*If you have multiple students, you can toggle between students by using the drop-down arrow at the top middle of your screen.

We ask that all families complete payment on their student fees as soon as possible.

Free and Reduced Information

The carry over period for students who were receiving free/reduced lunch for the 2021-2022 school year ended on October 3, 2022. If a new 2022-2023 application has not been submitted your child has automatically been put on paid breakfast and lunch.

Please click on the link below to apply for free/reduced breakfast and lunch:

2022-2023 Free/Reduced Application

District Spirit Wear Store

It's always a good time to show your school and district spirit. Click the link below if you're in the market for some Sandwich Spirit Wear.

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2023 Sandwich Education Foundation Casino Night

The Sandwich Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed in 1994 to enhance the educational opportunities for the students of Sandwich C.U.S.D. #430. The Board of Trustees is made up of parents, teachers, and local business owners who volunteer their time to help support and enrich our schools.

Our biggest fundraiser this year is our Casino Night and Silent Auction, which will be held on April 15, 2023, at the Fox Valley Older Adults Community Center in Sandwich. Doors open at 6:00 and the casino games will open from 7:00-10:00. At the event, you will be able to test your luck on popular casino games like craps, roulette, and blackjack. Don’t worry you won’t be playing for real money so you can take a risk and bet big to help our students. We will also have dealers on hand to help teach games to our less experienced guests. Appetizers will be served and there will also be a silent auction and raffles. This event is always a fun night and a great way to support our schools. Tickets are $25 each and are available in the main office of each school or online by clicking this link.

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