Milne Grove Messenger

December 2019 & January 2020

Highlighted Dates to Remember (see linked calendar for full schedule of events)

PTO's Holiday Shop at MG: December 5 & 6

The Grinch Kid's Only Movie Night at MG: December 6

9:30 Late Start Morning: December 17

Holiday Program @ Kelvin Grove: December 17

PM K & Early Learners Holiday Parties: Dec 19
Holiday Parties & Early Dismissal Grades 1-3 & AM K: Dec 20

Winter Break & Teacher Institute Day: December 21-January 6

Classes Resume: January 7

Late Start Morning: January 17

PTO Family Dance Night at KG: January 17

MLK Day - No School: January 20

9:30 Late Start Morning-January 21

PTO Family Game Night at MG: January 31

SIGN UP FOR THE GRINCH BY DECEMBER 3rd!

Illinois Report Cards

Illinois Report Cards were released on October 31, 2019. You can view the District Report Card at

http://www.d91.net/assessmentsschool-report-card.html. For additional information, visit the Illinois Report Card website at https://www.illinoisreportcard.com/.

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) wants to know what educators, parents, and other stakeholders think about state assessments. ISBE launched a survey today to gather feedback on state and federally required student assessments – from the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey administered at the beginning of kindergarten to the SAT administered at the end of 11th grade.

The feedback will help ISBE prioritize short-term improvements and long-term enhancements to the state assessment system. ISBE has identified equity, inclusivity, usefulness, and balance as the central values defining its vision for state assessments.


The survey is available now at www.isbe.net/assessmentfeedback. An independent consultant is conducting the survey to ensure confidentiality. All survey responses will be de-identified before they are shared with ISBE. Survey responses are due by Dec. 6.

Help the 3rd Grade with the Giving Tree service project!

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Mittens! Hats! Gloves!

Scarves! Socks!

Earmuffs!


The 3rd Graders at Milne Grove are hosting the Giving Tree Event for these cold winter months.

In the spirit of the holiday season, we are inviting anyone who would like to donate any of the following warm, new clothing items: mittens, hats, gloves, scarves, socks, and earmuffs.

If you wish to donate, please send these items with your child to school in a plastic bag before Friday, December 13th. Your child’s items will be placed on Milne Groves Giving Trees which are proudly displayed in the upstairs hallways. The donations will then be sent to a local charity.

Thank you in advance for any donations.

The Third Grade Team & Students

Attendance Information- Late to School and Tardies



There has been some confusion in looking at attendance information. The Infinite Campus system records absences and partial absences based on incidents and minutes, and tardies.


The difference between “tardy” and “late to school.” in Infinite Campus

Students in PK thru grade 5 should have very few tardies. A tardy is recorded when a student is signed in prior to the start of the school day, but doesn’t make it to class by the start of the school day. For example, Susie signs in at the office at 8:34, but actually gets to her 1st period class at 8:36. She would be considered in school on time, but tardy to class. Students in grades 6-8 can record a tardy throughout the school day when they don’t get to any class on time. These will show on the attendance record as a tardy.


“Late to school” is when a student signs in at the office AFTER the start of their school day. For example, Susie signs in at 8:45 because she overslept. She is considered late to school and the system records the minutes she was considered absent. This will show on the attendance record as an unexcused absence incident.


Infinite Campus records the number of incidents and class/period minutes for attendance purposes. Students in PK-K have 1 period for their day. Extended day kindergarten and grade 1-5 have an AM period and a PM period for their day. Junior high students have individual class periods for their day. Lunch, recess and junior high passing periods are not considered part of the academic day.

Tell Us How We Are Doing Via the 5 Essentials Survey

Each year, parents are asked to provide input that will be used for our school report card and internally for our school improvement process. Thank you for your help!

Principal's Page

Dear MG Parents & Caregivers,


It was amazing to see such a great turn out of families at Family Reading Night & conferences in November! I am so impressed by how invested you are in your children's success and grateful for your partnership. The faculty and staff of Milne Grove School is proud that you have entrusted us with your most precious gifts! We ask that you take time to complete the 5 Essentials Survey in order to provide us essential feedback to make our school a better place! A link can be found above this "article". Thank you in advance for your help.


December is full of activity & celebration; please see the calendar for details on all of the happenings! The annual holiday program is back at KG this year. Please join us on Tuesday, December 17th at 10am and/or 1:15pm for the performance of "Holiday Road Trip" featuring students in grades K-5 and the KG Choir. PM Kindergarten and Early Learners will have their classroom parties during the afternoon of December 19th and all other classrooms will celebrate on the morning of the 20th.


Winter Notes:

If your family is impacted by illness this winter, we would like to remind you to call the district attendance line to report absences by 9am. If you would like to request homework, you should do so in that message and indicate whether you will pick it up or wish for it to be sent home with another student.


Since it has been quite cold the past few weeks, I would like to remind caregivers that students line up and have recess outside as long as it is 20 degrees or over. We would like to see children wearing heavy coats, hats, and gloves each day in order to stay warm. If your child does not have winter gear, please contact our office and we will make sure warm gear is provided.


In case of emergency closings, there are lots of ways to get the information. The district will send out a call, email, and text. In addition, our website, WJOL, and the Emergency Closing Center will be updated.


School will be out for winter break from Saturday, December 21st through Monday, January 6th. Students return to class on Tuesday, January 7th. This holiday season, I wish your family peace, love and happiness.


Sincerely,

Mrs. Koziol

Notes From the Nurse

I have a few reminders to pass along to assist you in the up-coming months.

1. Current Second grade students are required by the State of Illinois to have a

dental exam form completed and turned in by May 15, 2020. Many of the students have completed the dental requirement but there are still a few students not in compliance with this law. According to the law, report cards can be withheld if the dental form is not on file.


2. Many children have been coming to the Health Office for coughs, chapped lips, dry skin, headaches, etc. We are not able to provide Tylenol / Motrin, cough drops etc. without authorization and you must supply the needed item. If you feel your child will need one or more of these items, please complete a yellow medication release form and return it to school with the item to be given to your child. These items will be kept in the Health Office for administration as needed.


3. If your child has a cold with a frequent cough or congestion or requires medication for symptoms, please keep them home until they are able to be at school comfortably and without the aid of medication.


4. If your child has a rash, sore throat, pink eyes, discharge from the eyes,please keep your child home. It is recommended that you visit a health professional to determine if the condition is contagious. Children with suspected pink eye or strep will be sent home. A note is required from the doctor in order to return to school.


5. Children with fevers may not return to school until they are fever free for 24 hours without the aid of Tylenol or Motrin.


6. Children diagnosed with pink eye (conjunctivitis) must be on antibiotic drops for 24 hours before returning to school. A doctor’s note is required.


7. Children who have vomiting or diarrhea may not return to school until 24 hours after the last episode.

8. When calling in a child's absence from school, please give the reason for the absence, such as a cold, flu, vomiting, headache etc. this helps the health office keep on top of illness trends, gives us a heads up when the child returns to school and provides information required by the Will County Health Department.


Please remind your child to wash their hands and use good hygiene to prevent the spread of germs. Please feel free to call or stop by the Health Office if you have any questions or concerns about your child or any of the above information.


Mrs. Gilkerson, RN


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 815-838-0542 ex. 2106 or at sgilkerson@d91.net.

PTO News

As we head into the holiday festivities be sure to mark your calendars for the many fun events the PTO has planned throughout December and January! Please keep in mind that the Metropolis Coffee orders and payment will be due Monday, December 2nd by 10am which will be tough since it’s our first day back to school after the week long break over Thanksgiving...but we will be sure to send out a reminder closer to that date! Also when we return that week we will be having the yearly Holiday Shop at both schools- Kelvin Grove students in 4th and 5th grade will be given time during the school day to come and shop for their gifts, but the shop will remain open after school for all students to stop in and participate. Milne Grove students will be able to go shopping 12/5 and 12/6 at a day and time determined by their respective classroom teachers. You should have already received the information and envelopes for shopping lists mid-November. You can visit https://0541420.holidaytreasuresgiftshop.com to preview the gifts that will be offered. We are looking for parent volunteers for this event which you can sign up for available times on Parent Square.

Winter Wonderland is also returning this year! We are very excited to host this event on Saturday, December 14th at Milne Grove from 10am to 2pm. So much fun to be had by all with games, crafts, face painting, raffles, and even a visit with Santa! Concessions will be available! The PTO is still looking for donations for raffle prizes-the creativity possibilities are endless! If you are interested in providing a donation please contact us via email at d91.pto.info@gmail.com. We will also be looking for volunteers to make this event a success, so please look for sign-up information on Parent Square. This is a great way for students needing volunteer hours to have some fun while helping out! Wednesday, December 18th will be our last monthly meeting at Milne Grove before we switch to Kelvin Grove January 15th for the remainder of the year. Our meetings are held at 6:30pm and we’d love to have you join us even for just one meeting. Fresh input and ideas are always valued. The PTO is a great way to get involved with the district, meet some new people, and have some fun!

Starting with the New Year the PTO will be hosting a Family Dance Night at Kelvin Grove on January 17th, and a Family Board Game Night at Milne Grove on January 31st. More information will follow about these events!

Like the D91 PTO on Facebook!

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The Latest from the LRC

Book Notes

We have begun reading the 2020 Monarch Award nominated books and will be concentrating on these until the kids vote for their favorite in March. We will take a week off before our break to read one of my very favorites, “The Night Before Christmas.”


PumpkinPalooza & Food Drive

We had about fifty great entries in our annual pumpkin decorating contest and raised several boxes of food that we donated to Bags of Hope and the Lockport Food Pantry! See my webpage for contest winners: tumino.weebly.com.


Family Reading Night

Our annual Family Reading Night was held on November 22 - we all had a great time seeing some of our favorite books acted out by Clothespin Puppets!


Bluestem Bunch

We will be offering this after-school book club for third graders beginning in December. Interested students will be required to read at least four of the books nominated for the state’s Bluestem Award on their own. We will meet to discuss the books until we vote in March. Forms will be sent home with third graders.


Pizza Hut Book It

The LRC is helping run this reading incentive this year. All students K-3 were provided with reading logs via Parent Square in October. If you didn’t print yours out yet, please see my webpage. If you need paper copies sent home, just let me know. Simply record your regular reading and earn a free pizza!


Six Flags Read to Succeed

This annual program will be starting in December. Watch for forms!


Volunteer Corner

I’d like to thank Heather Jerz, Linda Hozjan, Katie Alcantar, Kathleen Kesteloot and Krystal Ramirez for all their help with library projects and shelving library books - this place would be a disaster without them!


Mrs. Tumino


ltumino@d91.net ~ 815-838-0542, x2122 Follow me on Twitter!

Physical Education Feats

During December and January students will participate in many seasonal and holiday games and activities!


Be on the lookout during the month of January for information regarding The Kids Heart Challenge! The Kids Heart Challenge is formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart. This is a fundraising activity that our school will be participating in again. All students will attend an assembly in January to kick off the program. Fundraising will continue through the month of January and February and we will wrap everything up with a fun-filled event!


Last year our school was able to raise over $13,000! We’re hoping to raise even more this year!


-Mrs. Draper


Please contact Mrs. Draper at kdraper@d91.net with questions about what your child is learning in gym!

Bags of Hope Weekly Food Donation Pledge

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3rd Grade

Thank you for coming to conferences. We really enjoyed discussing your child’s progress with you and look forward to continuing to work with you throughout the remainder of the year.

ELA:

§ Please read with your child over winter break and help them continue to grow in their fluency and comprehension at home.

Math:

§ Please work with your student on fact fluency for addition, subtraction, and multiplication over winter break. They need to work on accuracy as well as speed when practicing their facts. If you would like additional resources for fact practice, please visit the third grade page under math.

§ You can use the Go Math link to review lessons at home and assist with concept questions.

Go Math Website

Remind students to use the third grade website over break so they can continue working on their foundational skills. There are a variety of links that will help them increase their ability with the material that has been taught so far this year.

Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns and have a wonderful winter break!

Thank you,


The Third Grade Team


Mrs. Georgopulos, 3rd grade teacher, rgeorgopulos@d91.net

Mrs. Lyons, 3rd grade teacher, jlyons@d91.net

Mrs. Steed, 3rd grade teacher, csteed@d91.net

Mrs. Visser, Reading Specialist, avisser@d91.net

Mrs. Fiday, Special Education Teacher, lfiday@d91.net

Mrs. Phillips, Reading Aide, bphillips@d91.net

Mrs. Jerz, Math Aide, hjerz@d91.net

2nd Grade

The second grade teachers want to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday!

Math

  • Continue to practice the addition facts

  • 2 digit addition and subtraction with and without regrouping

  • Problem solving


Reading

  • Continue to practice spelling and vocabulary words.

  • Some activities you can do at home are: making words, writing the words in sentences or in a story, or drawing pictures

Social Studies

  • Our new topic will be,”The World Around Us.” Students will learn about physical features of specific places around the world, and maps and globes.

Science

  • We will continue with our study of The Earth’s Systems.

  • Topics will be: mapping our world and forms of water on Earth

Handwriting

  • We will begin to introduce cursive starting with the lowercase letter


The Second Grade Team


Mrs. Bolte, 2nd grade teacher, mbolte@d91.net

Miss Podwika, 2nd grade teacher, kpodwika@d91.net

Mrs. Visser, Reading Specialist, avisser@d91.net

Mrs. Fiday, Special Education Teacher, lfiday@d91.net

Mrs. Phillips, Reading Aide, bphillips@d91.net

Mrs. Jerz, Math Aide, hjerz@d91.net

1st Grade

Reading/ELA

  • Students will be concentrating on the phonics/spelling patterns of endings of -ing and -ed on short vowel words. Students will be learning how to double the consonant before adding the -ing ending. We will also be working on discriminating between long and short vowel words.

  • We will be focusing on comprehension topics such as cause and effect, drawing conclusions and identifying character attributes.

  • In writing, we will be working on creating opinion pieces. This is a good way for students to express their own points of view. We will also begin learning about what narrative writing looks like and sounds like.

  • Grammar will be all about using and identifying nouns, verbs, and adjectives correctly in sentences.

  • Please be sure to visit the Superkids Online Fun at home to have your child practice their phonetic patterns and to increase their fluency with stories we’ve already read.

Math

  • December/January will be full of connecting addition and subtraction to see how they are related. This will include creating fact families and working on fact fluency through 20.

  • We will begin counting by 10s and learning about tens and ones.

  • Please continue working on the flashcards that are sent home to help improve your child’s fact fluency.

Social Studies

  • Our focus in Social Studies during the month of December will be focusing on learning about culture and traditions. Students will be bringing home a family activity to discuss their family traditions during the holidays.


Science

  • During January we will be learning about sound and vibration. The students will have the opportunity to create their own instruments using everyday household items. This is a great opportunity to spark their imagination and creativity!

We wish everyone a happy holiday season!


The First Grade Team




Mrs. O'Halloran, 1st grade teacher, mohalloran@d91.net

Mrs. Stanly, 1st grade teacher, lstanly@d91.net

Mrs. Visser, Reading Specialist, avisser@d91.net

Mrs. Fiday, Special Education Teacher, lfiday@d91.net

Mrs. Phillips, Reading Aide, bphillips@d91.net

Mrs. Jerz, Math Aide, hjerz@d91.net

Kindergarten

At this point in the second trimester we are beginning to use more of our “Kindergarten Writing” as we label pictures and create sentences. “Kindergarten Writing” is when the students write the letters they hear in a word. It helps them separate the sounds and sequence them on paper. Please be sure to encourage this kind of writing at home too. Please watch this video for more information.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MedMPaNNF8
The students have been working hard reading memory words along with decodable words.

Keep working on your child’s word cards every night!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvhC-4w9TKY
In Math we are working on numbers to 20. We will learn how to read, write and make sets of the numbers. The students will then begin working on adding and subtracting to 10. By the end of second trimester students are expected to count to 75 independently and identify numbers 1-20.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W5aYi3lkho
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uedvwH6Ay18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4sWyckBaOM
I hope all families have a wonderful holiday season and a great start to your 2020!!
The Kindergarten Team


Mrs. Adams - sadams@d91.net

Mrs. Preboy - cpreboy@d91.net

Mrs. Visser, Reading Specialist, avisser@d91.net

Mrs. Fiday, Special Education Teacher, lfiday@d91.net

Mrs. Phillips, Reading Aide, bphillips@d91.net

Mrs. Jerz, Math Aide, hjerz@d91.net

Early Learners Preschool

Upcoming Events:


Week of December 2nd The Early Learners will be introduced to the letter C. Cookies will be the theme of the week. The Early Learners will also be introduced to the circle shape and the number 8.

Week of December 9th The Early Learners will be introduced to the letter J. Jingle will be the theme of the week. The Early Learners will also be introduced to the number 9 and they will create special gifts for their families.

Week of December 16th The Early Learners will be reviewing the letters A, B, C, F, G, H, J, P, N, T & X. They will also be introduced to the number 10.

Week of January 6th The Early Learners will be introduced to the letter I. Ice will be the theme of the week. The Early Learners will review numbers 0 to 10 and experiment with ice.

Week of January 13th The Early Learners will be introduced to the letter W. Winter will be the theme of the week. The Early Learners will also be introduced to the color white and will continue to review numbers 0 to 10. They will also experiment with weight.

Week of January 20th The Early Learners will be introduced to the letter S. Snowmen will be the theme of the week. The Early Learners will also be introduced to the number 11 and the concepts of small, medium and large.

Week of January 27th The Early Learners will be introduced to the letter M. Mittens will be the theme of the week. The Early Learners will also be introduced to the number 12 and the concept of same and different.


Dates to Remember:

Thursday, December 5th, PTO Holiday Shopping 1:15p.m. to 1:55p.m.

Tuesday, December 17th, Field Trip to Kelvin Grove School for Holiday Program at 1:15p.m. The bus will leave Milne Grove at 12:55p.m.

Thursday, December 19th, Holiday Party from 1:30p.m. to 2:30p.m.

Thursday, December 19th, Holiday Program for Early Learners Families from 2:40p.m. to 3:00p.m. in Room 3.

Friday, December 20th – Monday, January 6th, NO SCHOOL, Winter Break

Tuesday, January 7th, School Resumes

Monday, January 15, NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day




The PK Team

Miss Robin, PK Teacher, rtorkelson@d91.net

Miss Sonya, Bilingual Liaison, spederson@d91.net

Miss Ginte, PK aide, gjonikas@d91.net

The Speech Spot with Mrs. Barker

“Appy” Holidays


Many parents are searching for good educational apps for their children to access on tablets or phones. A resource which I have found to be very beneficial over the years is Super Duper Publications. I have highlighted a few of their many APPs designed for use on Apple and Android devices. Super Duper Publications can be reached by their website, www.superduperinc.com or by calling 1-800-277-8737


Food Frenzy - Following Directions All ages $4.99 iPad

Practice following directions by preparing food and delivering customers orders before time runs out.

Caveman Time Machine - Concepts Grades PreK - 2nd $4.99 i-Pad

Travel through time with Kenny the Caveman and Learn 54 Basic Concepts

Webber Core Curriculum Vocabulary Cards Pre K - 3rd grade $8.99 i-Pad

A different app for each grade level teaches 100 core curriculum words across four subject areas.

Story Starters - 3rd grade and up $1.99 i-phone, i-Pad, i-Pod

60 colorful photographs combined with audio to create 180 entertaining ways for students to begin telling their own stories.

InferQuest - Targets inferencing and reasoning 1st - 5th grade $8.99 i-Pad

Quests will take students on 4 adventures by determining the meaning of a sentence when some of the information is missing.

Name that Category - K-6th grade Android ($1.99) i-Pad,i-Pod,i-Phone ($3.99)

Students view pictures & fill in the blanks to practice describing, categorising and organizational skills.

Compare/Contrast - K-3rd grade $1.99 Android

Students look at an illustration and describe how two items are the same and different.

Let’s Predict - Pre K - 5 $1.99 Android

Students use cues from a picture to figure out what will happen next.



Mrs. Barker Speech/Language Pathologist

Relationship Roundup with Mrs. Reynolds

This month’s topic: Actions Speak Louder than Words

The relationships you build with your children are vastly important to your ability to be an effective parent. All of the effort you put into your relationship with your child will be worth it!


In this newsletter, we have already talked about helping your children label and manage their feelings and how important it is that your children feel listened to. This month, think of characteristics you’d like your children to develop. These may include honesty, kindness, self control, and being unselfish. This mental list is not only a list of traits you want your child to develop, but a list of traits that need to be modeled to your child.

Modeling is teaching. Parents are a child’s first teacher and their lifelong teacher. We learned from our parents modeling behaviors to us. Most of us remember very clearly how our parents acted toward us and what kind of people they were when we were young. We saw how they handled problems and emotions.


Whether you are aware of it or not, every moment that you are with your child, you are modeling behaviors. In every good time and bad time, your children are watching you. The behavior our children see affects them on a daily basis as children tend to imitate behaviors. Also, the behavior we model for our children over a long period of time eventually becomes a part of our children’s regular behavior.


If your child is displaying behaviors that concern you, make sure you are not displaying those behaviors in your life. Now, it’s not that parents’ behavior is 100% responsible for the child’s behavior. Lots of factors play into that, including the child’s age, temperament, and under-developed skills. However, parents’ behavior contributes quite a lot to children’s behavior. So if you tend to shout when you are angry, don’t be surprised when your child shouts or throws a tantrum when he/she is angry.

As parents we need to keep our behaviors and our emotions in check. Please be aware that around the holidays, many people experience an increased intensity to their emotions. So pay attention to expressing your emotions in a healthy way. Practice being calm when you are already calm. Then when the hustle and bustle of a stressful day comes along, you can use your strategy to stay calm and model kindness and self-control.


Changing behavior can be difficult and it doesn’t happen overnight (for us or our kids). Just be aware of your emotions, attempt to model healthy behavior, and you are on the right track!

Check out the blog at http://mrsreynoldsmilnegrove.weebly.com/ and contact Mrs. Reynolds at mreynolds@d91.net!

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Art

All kindergarten through third grade students will be constructing a personal ceramic Christmas ornament to share with their families throughout the month of December. Each grade level will have a different theme; however, each and every one will be sure to shine and sparkle on the tree. As we move into January, we will focus on color, the color wheel, basic color blending and color relationships. Each grade level will complete several paintings with different artist inspirations, painting techniques, and color schemes. Be sure to ask your child about their masterpiece – you will be amazed at what you discover! Be sure to also notice your child’s artist statement and project description on the backside of their work. Each grade level is encouraged to vocalize something memorable about their work or the experience. We have so much fun in art – it is easy to talk about it!

Thank you for your support and interest in the art department at Milne Grove School. If you would like additional information, please be sure to view the Art Page on the district website for more art news and basic information about your child’s art education at Milne Grove.

Happy Holidays!


Mrs. Cravens

jcravens@d91.net

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Technology

Technology Class- Mrs. Lakics



In technology class Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students are getting excited to participate in the Hour of Code which is part of Computer Science Education Week (December 9-15). This event will kick off our unit on computer programming .Click here for more information on Computer Science Education Week and click here for more information on The Hour of Code. Please visit Mrs. Lakics’ website for more information and ideas-


mrslakicstechnologyclass.weebly.com


Digital Citizenship Family Activity


Topic: My Online Community


Mrs. Lakics


jlakics@d91.net

Music Notes

December 2019 MG News

To Contact Mrs. Randolph K-8 Music & KG Chorus Director

Email: srandolph@d91.net PHONE: 815-838-0737 ext. 1140

PARENTS/GUARDIANS: Would you like to play World Music Drums, marimba, Orff instruments, piano, organ, music computer software programs, write your own song? Come learn what your child is learning in music. No prior music experience needed. Sign-up through parent square or by email to Mrs. Randolph. Registration is limited to 30 people for each session.

Monday, November 25

(9 am- 10 am) Session 1 – piano, organ, computer music software, compose your first song

(10 am-11 am) Session 2 – World Music Drumming, Orff instruments (xylophone, marimba)

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: All Students in Grades K-5 & KG Chorus will present “Holiday Road Trip” (a musical featuring songs of the season) on Tuesday, December 17 at 10 am & 1:15 pm in the Kelvin Grove Gym (enter Door # 1). The Kindergarten and First Grade will perform two songs on the stage to open the musical. Second through Fifth Graders and KG Chorus will present the entire musical in the gym on the floor in front of the stage. Auditioned Chorus members will be the cast. Morning Kindergarten will perform during the 10 am show and the afternoon kindergarten will perform during the 1:15 pm show. Students are to wear nice clothes for this performance.

WEDNESDAYS (8:05-8:30 am): 3rd Grade FREE RECORDER CLUB to earn stickers to pass assigned recorder songs. Enter Main Door at 8:05. Do not come early. (CHECK WEB PAGE BEFORE YOU COME FOR DAYS LAB IS CLOSED.) No appointment needed. Advanced students will earn recorder award at the end of the year. Advanced students earn the opportunity to use music computers and pianos.

Check the music web page: Click on tabs for each grade for homework, music, class pictures and other information.

MUSIC CALENDAR:

F. Dec.13 3pm (Old Gym closed to 10pm Dec.17)(Parents & Friends help decorate program)

M.Dec. 16 During school morning Christmas Program practice

T. Dec. 17 10 am & 1:15pm Christmas Program (Grades K-5 & Chorus) KG old gym

MUSIC FUNDRAISERS: Crystal Music Instruments (flute, violin, glockenspiel, drum) $20 Each; $5 Hornet Magnets (c. 125 left); $5 Hornet Fathead Stickers; $20 Hornet Tervis Tumbler (only 1 left); Old Country Western Records. Any left will be on display for sale during Parent Teacher Conferences at Kelvin Grove. Send money to D91 Music (Attn. Mrs. Randolph) to purchase them before conferences.

SAVE TABS FOR MUSIC! Please bring metal tabs from soda and other cans to school in a ziplock bag or large mouthed container and have students put in large white buckets in the hallway.

Want to Volunteer for the Holiday Program? Return this Form!

Substitutes Needed!!

If you like interacting with the kids, and can be flexible. If you enjoy different settings, and different age groups of kids. This is what you have been looking Contact Athena Dingels for details (must possess a bachelor's degree and be willing to obtain the sub teacher credential through ISBE). adingels@d91.net

Order Your Yearbook Today! Only $21

See Link Below & Enter Yearbook ID Code 13213820

You can also send a check payable to Lockport District 91 / MG Yearbook to the office!