March 19, 2021
Scholastic Summer Reading Program
We are partnering with Scholastic to provide your child with the opportunity to select 5 books for free! Your child will be given a password (ticket for in-person and email for remote) to access a special online Scholastic bookstore. The district will pay for the books using grant money. The books will be sent to your child’s school in the last week of school so that they will have books to read during the summer. Remote learners will need to pick up books at the school location. More information about the book pick-up will be sent in May. Book selections must be made by April 5.
Why are we sending home books for the summer? Research tells us that if kids have access to books over the summer, they will not lose as many reading skills in the months they are off from school. If kids do not read over the summer, they can lose up to three months of what they learned from their last school year! Parents can help their children beat the “Summer Slide” by dedicating time during the summer for children to read by themselves, to someone else, or even by reading to them. Research also tells us when children select reading materials themselves and read for enjoyment, they receive the most gains in reading achievement.
We encourage you to discuss with your child the books that they are selecting and to support them with reading the books during the summer months. The time you spend doing this with them can make a difference to their education, and we greatly appreciate your efforts!
Illinois Science Assessment—5th Grade Students
Next week our 5th grade students will participate in the Illinois Science Assessment. This state-level standardized assessment will begin on Monday. Students will engage in three 40-50 minutes tests over a three-day span (One per day Monday-Wednesday). The assessment will be administered in an online format and is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards for Science incorporating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which were adopted in 2014.
Save the Date!
The first meeting of the D303 Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (D303 SE-PAC) will meet virtually via Zoom on Tuesday March 23, 2021 from 7:00-8:30 pm. If you are a parent/guardian of a student entitled to special education services in D303, we are excited for this partnering opportunity. Participants will engage in small and large group discussions focused on our parent survey results. Please complete this short survey to support our planning. If you have any questions please contact Patti Palagi, Director of Instructional Interventions (email@example.com or 331-228-6457)
¡Aparte le Fecha!
La primera junta del Comité Asesor de Padres del Distrito 303 en Educación Especial (D303 SE-PAC por sus siglas en inglés) será virtual por medio de Zoom el día martes 23 de marzo del 2021, de 7:00-8:30 pm. Si usted es un padre/guardián de un estudiante con derecho a los servicios de educación especial en el Distrito 303, estamos entusiasmados por esta oportunidad de asociación. Los participantes serán parte de discusiones en grupos pequeños y grandes y nos enfocaremos en los resultados de la encuesta para padres. Por favor, complete la siguiente encuesta para ayudarnos con la planeación. Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor, contacte a la Directora de Intervenciones Instructivas, Patti Palagi, (firstname.lastname@example.org or 331-228-6457).
5 Essentials Parent Survey
The 5Essentials survey is currently open for parents. To date, we have had 87 Munhall parents submit surveys. Thank you!! I can assure parents the feedback is extremely helpful and it is examined carefully, so we can reflect on our practices and structures to continuously improve as a school. Please note, for schools to receive a Parent Report, it must meet a 20% participation threshold, and we are currently at 18%. Please help us reach that 20% mark by submitting a survey this week!
The Parent Survey will remain open through April 2, 2021. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey.
March 25th and 26th
As a reminder, March 25th is now a regular school day. Originally, this date was earmarked for spring conferences. In addition, Friday, March 26th is a School Improvement Day, which means no school for students.
Have a wonderful weekend, and it looks like we will welcome in Spring with nice weather!!
Jarrod Buxton, Principal
Munhall's Online Book Fair is open through March 19th
Board Member Nominations are due by March 26th. Toolkit accounts need to be updated and please remember to adjust t-shirt sizes. If you do not have an account, please create one. Any questions please email email@example.com
To Parents of Incoming 6th Grade Students:
The upcoming months are going to be very exciting for your 5th grader as they begin to think
about their transition to 6th grade. The Wredling Middle School PTO wants to give your child a
chance to purchase a special edition Wredling t-shirt on our online Spirit Wear Store. The
online store will be open beginning Friday, March 5 th thru Wednesday, April 7th . Visit our online
store at https://stores.inksoft.com/wredling/shop/home or scan the QR code on the flyer.
Orders are expected to be completed by mid-April and will then be delivered to the school
individually packed and labeled. The front office will disseminate orders to each student or
arrange pick up for remote student orders following building/school guidelines.
If you have any questions feel free to contact the Wredling PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org.