The Western Weekly
Issue 14: December 2nd, 2018
PBIS Celebration: Dance, Dance!
2nd Grade: Sam Day, Tristan Terrell, Ruby Duckett, Reilly Burns, Zanele Mbolela, Shane McGathey
3rd Grade: Jacob Beal, Kammi Nelson, Annie Caporale, Aiden Burns, Chloe Staszak, Ian Salazar
4th Grade: Sabrina Murray, Bennett Matthys, Nora McGrory, Nia Allen, Max Cuevas, Noah Bilgi, David Dobbins
5th Grade: Vivian Dixon, Tommy Burns, Gregory Mitchell, Jack Ermshler, Shawnice Paxton, Ben Faoro, Annie Ford, Cheyenne Smith, Melian Swartling, Charlotte Symowicz
Van Gogh Fun Packs
The Van Gogh Picture Company supports a fundraiser where 100% of profits go back to Western Avenue. The week of December 3rd, you will receive a “Picture Fun Pack” with instructions for any of the materials that you may want to purchase. We received samples of the Fun Packs in the Main Office. They include items such as key ring badges, bookmarks, and puzzles that are laminated and finished with your child's school photo. Please make sure to check your child’s backpack for the Picture Fun Pack. I have included a sample photo of what they look like below. Thank you!
Looking for some basketball fun for your daughter this December? Look no more--the HF Park District and Angels Basketball will be providing basketball and wellness programming for girls in grades 1-8! The basketball draft will be held on December 9th starting at 12:00 pm at the HF Sports Complex. All levels and abilities are welcome to attend the draft! Afterwards, there will be a Health and Wellness Fair for all attendees. Please see the attached flyer for more details!
5Essentials Parent Participation Needed
Flossmoor School District 161 will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the seventh statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for students, teachers and parents to have a voice in improving their schools.
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey provides a comprehensive picture of a school’s organizational culture in an individualized report measuring five “essentials” critical for school success:
- Effective Leaders
- Collaborative Teachers
- Involved Families
- Supportive Environment
- Ambitious Instruction
We encourage all District 161 teachers, parents, and students to make their voices heard to impact positive change. You can find the link to the parent site at https://illinois.5-essentials.org/2017/
Please contact the Main Office with any questions or concerns. Thank you!
Traffic Flow at Arrival and Dismissal
Parents, we understand that everyone is rushing to get their days started in the morning. However, we need to do a better job driving safely in the drop-off and pick-up lines. We have three staff members directing traffic at the front lot, two staff members posted at door I (primary playground), and multiple people posted at the playgrounds and blacktop area between the playgrounds. We also have one person stationed in the North parking lot. Please remember that there is a traffic flow. Students must be dropped off in the designated car lines. Please do not drop off your children on any other street or sidewalk other than the designated lines. Please do not wait in line to make sure your child walks to the door because that stops the flow for other parents behind you. And please be very mindful when you are pulling away from the car line. There should only be one priority for morning drop off and afternoon pick up--and that priority is the safety of all our kids at Western Avenue. If we all work together, we can ensure the safety of all students. Thank you!
Thank you for reading, and have a wonderful week!