Coyote Call

Friday, February 17, 2023

Principal's Message

We are proud to report that we are again an AVID Certified School. Being certified means that we are recognized for the work we do to support students in writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading, among others. Please see the "That's AVID" section below and each week for more information on the ways we incorporate AVID here at school, and what you can do at home to support.

Kelley Budd


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EIGHTY-EIGHT parents have completed the 5Essentials survey, and 10 more who have started, but not completed! That's a 15% response rate so far. Thank you! Let's keep it up. It doesn't take long, and we get valuable information from it, along with a higher "score" for parent participation.

Remember, we don't get ANY results unless we have 20% response rate or higher. Have your voice heard!

Physicals, Immunizations, and Dental Forms - Oh My!


It's time to schedule your appointments for Physical, Immunizations, and Dental Exams! All forms completed now are valid for the next school year. Incoming K, 2, 6, 9, and 12th graders and new students will need updated forms. All families are encouraged to visit the website to see what will be needed for your child. Please submit completed forms as soon as possible, preferably prior to the end of this school year! All forms may be submitted to your current school. We want to avoid any school exclusions!

When To Stay Home

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That's AVID! Family - School Connection

Successful Student

At the beginning of the year, many of our students brainstormed characteristics of a "Successful Student." You might find your child's representation on the cover of their AVID Binder. This is one way we build Student Empowerment. Student Empowerment helps develop increased self-awareness and independence as we move toward a growth mindset. By examining their own (metacognitive) knowledge and past experiences when completing a task, students can then set a SMART goal with specific steps and strategies.

At Home: Use the "Successful Student" strategy in any situation. Have your child describe characteristics of a Successful Piano Player, Successful Knitter, or Successful Friend. You could even discuss what makes a Successful Sibling or Family. How about a Successful Get-Ready-For-School? Have your child decide the traits and what it would "look like" for them to be a Successful Whatever, then develop a plan to achieve that goal. Periodically check in to see how the progress toward the goal is going.

Volunteers for Breakfast Buddies Needed! [click here]

The HSO is looking for volunteers to help make EACH of our Breakfast Buddies a success! You may sign up for as many BB as you'd like. Set-up begins at 7:30am. Event is from 8-8:30AM. We must be completely cleaned up by 8:40AM for student breakfast.

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Early Childhood Make Up Days

In order to stay compliant with our grant we are required to make up three days of the days of instruction that were missed from October 24 - 27th. We will make up the days with two remote days (January 27, 2023 and February 17, 2023) and one in-person day on March 3, 2023.
VIP Dance Tickets still on sale!!

Grades 3-5 GLOW Dance is on 2/24. Click here!!!

Schoolwide Second Step Focus

Second Step is the resource we use to teach social emotional skills in all our classes. Our fourth unit's theme is "Problem Solving." Problem Solving focuses on naming the problem, identifying and evaluating possible solutions, choosing the best option.

Over the next few weeks, your child should learn how to:

  • Kindergarten: name "felling calm" as a helpful first step for problem-solving in a given scenario.

  • 1st Grade: state a problem respectfully in a given scenario.

  • 2nd Grade: generate multiple solutions to a given problem.

  • 3rd Grade: restate the wants of each person involved in a given problem.

  • 4th Grade: describe a give problem from each person's point of view.

  • 5th Grade: identify when, where, and with whom it makes sense to work on different problems.

Professor HOWL

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HOWL Awards

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Our Theme This Year - Believe In the Power of Yet!

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(Breakfast Only 8:40, Doors Open 8:45) School Day 9:00-3:50

Click here for Breakfast and Lunch Menus

February Breakfast/Lunch Menus

Plan Ahead!

  • Monday, February 20: No School, Presidents' Day
  • Tuesday, February 21: Specials "D" Day
  • Friday, February 24: HSO Family Dance (grades 3-5)
  • Monday, February 27: Specials "C" Day
  • Tuesday, February 28: Progress Reports in MasteryConnect 4pm
  • Thursday, March 2: Family Literacy Night, 5:00-6:30
  • Friday, March 3: No School K-12, Institute Day (Early Childhood IN SESSION)
  • Monday, March 6: Specials "B" Day
  • Tuesday, March 7: IAR testing begins
  • Friday, March 10: All School OTTERS Time
  • Friday, March 10: HSO Family Fun Night (Reptiles 2.0)
  • Monday, March 13: Alma Mater Monday
  • Monday, March 13: Specials "B" Day
  • Friday, March 17: Book Fair begins
  • Wednesday/Thursday, March 22/23: Family Conferences (flex hours)
  • Monday, March 27 - Monday, April 3: Spring Break!

Snow/Emergency Day Reminder


Snow/Emergency Day work packets have been sent home and are available in your child's Google Classroom. In the event the school would need to close for snow/emergencies, the school day will run from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Teachers will be available by phone, email, and live in their Google Meets from: 9-9:30am, 11:30am-12pm and 1:30-2pm to support and answer any questions a child might have.

Student attendance is required for a snow/emergency day. The second page of each packet will be collected by the classroom teacher when school reopens. The students only need to bring THAT page back filled out by the parent. They do not need to bring the whole packet back to school. Please keep it in a safe place at home. We will be using this as our instructional tool for our snow/emergency days.

Please know that all elementary schools are following this same procedure. If you have any questions please email your classroom teacher for clarification.

Thank you.

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A-B-C-D-E Calendar

ABCDE calendar for specials. Please follow the schedule from your child's teacher.

2022-2023 District Calendar

Attendance and Office Information

Attendance Phone Line 630-636-3201 - available 24 hours

School Office Hours 8:15-4:00

Consistent attendance at school is a great factor in student achievement and success. If your child is unable to come to school due to illness or unavoidable appointments, please contact the Lakewood Creek office by 9:15am. Please leave a message on the Attendance Line with a phone number stating the child’s name, teacher, and reason for absence. If we do not receive a message or note from you, we will need to call to locate the child. We are sorry if this causes any inconvenience for you. If students are absent during the day, they cannot attend after school or evening activities (this includes music programs and after school sports).


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About Lakewood Creek

Lakewood Creek Elementary School, home of the Coyotes, is located in Montgomery, Illinois. It is part of Oswego School District 308. We proudly serve around 650 students.