Coyote Call

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Principal's Message

Please remember to be respectful to all our neighborhood community. When waiting in our VERY LONG car line, please do not block driveways or mailboxes.

We hope to see you tonight at our Family Literacy Night Pajama Party!!! It is 5:00-6:30 and we have lots of fun activities ready for you!

Another request to complete the Five Essentials survey is below. We use the data to recognize celebrations and set goals for improvement for next year. Thank you!!!

No school tomorrow! Have a great long weekend.

Kelley Budd



ONE HUNDRED-THIRTEEN parents (out of 640) have completed the 5Essentials survey, and 13 more who have started, but not completed! That's a 19% 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!


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Literacy Night & Restaurant Fundraiser

TONIGHT!!! Come back for a Pajama Party at LC tonight at 5:00, then order from Paisano's for dinner!!!

Paisano's Pizza in Sugar Grove has agreed to host a restaurant fundraiser night for us on March 2nd.


Pick up or delivery. Must mention Lakewood Creek Elementary for credit.


Mrs. Murgas needs your help! Can you volunteer to assist at the Book Fair for set up, register sales, or pack up? March 16-24, day and evening times available. Use the link below to sign up.


Incoming Kindergarten, 2nd grade (& 6th, 9th grades)

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!

That's AVID! Family - School Connection

Personality Phrases

Can you describe yourself in six words or less? It's a way for students to capture who they are and have their voices heard. We connect growth mindset to personality phrases too. What characteristics does a student with a growth mindset possess? How does having a growth mindset help you academically?

At Home: Share some of the quotes below to discuss what they mean to your child and how they connect to a growth mindset.

  • "Every mistake I make is progress."

  • "Always calm. Continuously growing."

  • "Play hard, but work even harder."

  • "Mistakes make questions. Questions help growth."

  • "Keep going until I get there."

  • Have your child create her own personality phrase that represents her and her mindset. Do the same with a character in a story you are reading. Identify characters who have demonstrated a fixed mindset and how that affected them.

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.

Last Early Childhood Make Up Day

The last make up day is TOMORROW, in-person.

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: demonstrate offering to share or take turns as a problem-solving strategy in a given scenario.

  • 1st Grade: suggest one way to solve a problem in a given scenario.

  • 2nd Grade: generate possible solutions and select the solution that makes sense in a given problem.

  • 3rd Grade: solve a given problem using the STEP process.

  • 4th Grade: apply the STEP process and consider the points of view of everyone involved.

  • 5th Grade: apply the STEP process and consider the context in which they might best solve the problem

Professor HOWL

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HOWL Awards

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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

March Breakfast/Lunch Menus

Plan Ahead!

  • 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.

Every Friday is Spirit Day! Wear your Lakewood Creek Spirit Wear!

Have you "liked" our Facebook page?

Reminders, announcements, pictures, information, and more are posted on our page.

Give us a positive review while you're there!

A-B-C-D-E Calendar

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

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.