Mable Woolsey Weekly Update

Issue #6 September 20, 2021

Food Service Update Regarding Buying Individual Milks

Unfortunately kids who bring meals from home will have to pay for their milk. Last year it was free, but we were under a different meal program. This year we are under Seamless Summer Option and milk comes with the school meal, but is not free alone. Price = $0.30 per milk.

Breakfast & Lunch Menus for the Week of September 20

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New Morning Arrival Procedures start September 20th

Car riders should continue to be dropped off in the front of the building in the circle drive. Please do not walk your student across Pleasant St as this causes a delay for cars and buses and is a safety concern. In addition, do not drop off on the side of the school by the playground.

Bus riders will be dropped off on the east side of the building instead of the back of the school. This switch was made to improve the safety of our students and to reduce the amount of students on the playground.

There are no changes to dismissal.

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Mable Woolsey Elementary School’s MINI BULLET BLITZ September 24, 2021

Visitors are welcome to cheer on the students in the bleachers. The schedule of when each grade level runs is shown.

Fri – 9/24 Our annual MINI BULLET BLITZ at the Knoxville Community Complex/Track

  • Wear your favorite Blue and Gold and tennis shoes!!
  • Please have each student bring a refillable water bottle.
  • Please remember sunscreen!


All students will be entered into a drawing to win one of four gift certificates from Beans & Things thanks to a generous donation from Beth Wisdom.

*For every $25 a student collects, his/her name will be entered into a drawing for one of two FREE bicycles!! (drawing will be held October 15)

*Once a student collects $100, they will earn a lunch with the principal and a friend on the stage in the cafeteria! They can play games with the principal while they eat.

Building a Better Education through MTSS

MTSS is a process designed to help schools focus on high quality interventions that are matched to student needs and are monitored on a frequent basis. School personnel and parents use research and data to adapt instruction and to make educational program decisions for students.

Perhaps the greatest benefit of the MTSS approach is that it eliminates a “wait to fail” situation because students get help immediately within the regular education setting. If screening data indicates a problem area for a student or group of students, interventions are put into place to address these concerns.

While interventions are taking place, school staff monitor student progress. In this process, teachers regularly review this data and use it to evaluate student needs. They are then able to match instruction, resources, and interventions appropriately to best serve Knoxville students.

This year, starting in October, all students will participate in a 30 minute W.I.N. period. W.I.N. stands for What I Need. We will look at the data we have collected so far to determine what reading or math skills students may need to review or extend. Every 6-8 weeks, the school will get together to look at student progress to determine if changes need to be made. Parents will be notified of the results.

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Fall Picture Day at Mable Woolsey

Tuesday, Sep. 28th, 8:30am-2:30pm

106 Pleasant Avenue

Knoxville, IL

More details will come out soon!

Picture Day is coming up on 09/28/2021! Order online at

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Veteran's Day is Thursday, November 11, 2021

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Please email Ms. Pala ( a picture of a family member that is actively serving or a veteran for us to honor that day. Include name, relation to student, branch of military, etc. Pictures due by Nov. 1st