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PG Parent Update - 2/12/15

posted Feb 12, 2015, 10:15 AM by Web Master   [ updated Aug 21, 2015, 8:09 AM ]
Dear PG Parent/Guardian,

Here is the latest and greatest information from PG! Please remember that tomorrow is a half day of student attendance.



DISTRICT NEWS

Virtual Backpack
Take a look at the most recent flyers added to virtual backpack
  1. Jr. Wolves Football/Cheer Fall 2015 Registration
  2. McHenry Softball Spring Registration
  3. March 7 Prairie Ridge Cheer Clinic
  4. Young Rembrandts has a new session starting February 23, 2015 - March 16, 2015 - Info in backpack.

Dental Deadlines
Just a reminder that all Illinois children in kindergarten, second and sixth grade are required to have an oral health examination. This requirement includes all public, private, and parochial schools. Examinations must be performed by a licensed dentist, and he/she must sign the proof of school dental examination form. Each child is required to present proof of examination by a dentist prior to May 15 of the school year. 

Curriculum Newsletter
Please take a look at Mrs. Motl's Curriculum Corner attached!  (LINK)

5 Essentials Survey for Parents
As stated in the January 7th email, parents have a chance to complete the 5 Essential Survey. The District will be resending information about the survey in the near future.



JUNIOR HIGH NEWS

8th Grade Graduation
February 18, 2015 is the date for 8th grade graduation registration. We will be distributing graduation packets and collecting fees in the Jr. High library. You can come anytime between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Please make every effort to come since important forms and information will be distributed. Questions can be answered and payments can be collected as well. The Activity fee is $5.00 and the Great America fee is $40.00 or $5.00 (if a season pass is being used). Payments can be made out to Prairie Grove Jr. High. We will also be holding a raffle for 4 front row seats in the gym during the graduation ceremony. To be eligible for a raffle ticket, you must have all your fees paid for by 6:00 pm on February 18, 2015. There will also be a representative from the dinner dance committee to answer questions and collect payments. 

Junior High Attendance Information
Please click and read the attached letter. There are a lot of good reminders about student absences from the school nurse!  (LINK)

8th Grade Vision Screenings
Vision screenings will be completed as mandated by the state of Illinois the week of February 23rd. If your child has had an eye exam, please submit the form to the health office.  If your child wears, or has glasses, please make sure that they bring those during that time.



ELEMENTARY NEWS

6 Flags Reading Incentive
Students in grades K-6: Six Flags Read to Succeed deadline is fast approaching.  Completed student reading logs need to be turned in by Friday, February 20th.  If you have any questions please email Mrs. Rohrer at jrohrer@dist46.org.

PreK Screening
Pre-K Screening is scheduled for March 12th and March 13th

Superhero ROAR Days
Due to the popular success with the ROAR Week, the ROAR Committee will be sponsoring a theme day on the firstWednesday of every month for the rest of the year.  
  • March 4th "Winning teams ROAR"  Wear your favorite team jersey.
  • April 1st "Show your ROAR Attitude"  Dress as your favorite positive fictional character  (Disney, book, movie)
  • May 6th "Who do you Respect ? "   Dress as that person's 'Look a like Day'

Placement Letters
At this time of the year, some parents start thinking about next school year. Parents wonder how students are placed in class groups and if they can request to have a child placed in a particular classroom. There are many variables that go into making class lists. In this process many characteristics are considered such as, but not limited to, making class lists as balanced as possible, clustering special needs students together to maximize services, matching students’ needs with teacher strengths, and grouping students who will potentially work well together. 

Because of the complexity of this process, we cannot take requests for specific teachers. Doing so would inhibit us from making equitable classes. Certainly, we know that parents also have good insights into how their children learn. If you would like to request that certain information be considered in a child’s placement, please email me at vwight@dist46.org or write a letter by March 15, as this process begins soon. The most helpful information speaks to the unique needs, talents, and the personality of the child, or the type of classroom structure to which a child best responds. The information you provide will be considered as class groups for next year are finalized and will then be shared with next year’s teacher as an introduction to your child. Once we determine class placements, we will notify parents and students during the month of August. 

Parent Pick-up/Drop-off
Parents, please note that the Drop Off door opens at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 8:45. Please pull up as far as possible to the handicap lines on the pavement, and off load four cars at a time. By off loading four cars at a time and not waiting to pull individual cars up to the door, we can streamline getting students into the building and to their classrooms before the tardy bell rings. Lately we have had a long line of cars at 8:45 and students are getting into their classrooms after the tardy
bell rings. Please try to make sure you arrive at school no later than 8:40 so that you will have plenty of time to offload your student before 8:45.

Consequently, in the afternoon, the Pick Up door opens at 3:15 and closes at approximately 3:27, so you do not have to wait until 3:20 to pick up your child. As always for pick up, a parent or guardian needs to come to the door to pick up the child. Thank you for your cooperation.



PTO NEWS

PTO Officer Elections
Now until March 31st, nominations for PTO executive officers shall be accepted. Please contact the Vice-President, Christine Schmidt to be placed on the ballot at felsonc@aol.comAny candidate who expresses interest after March 31st will not be printed on the ballot and shall be considered a write-in candidate. 



Important Dates to Remember
February 13 - Half Day Student Attendance
February 17 - No School - President's Day
February 18 - 8th Grade Graduation Registration 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
February 23 - Elementary Band Concert 7:00 p.m.
February 27 - Junior High Band Concert 7:00 p.m.


Sincerely,

Vic Wight




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Web Master,
Feb 12, 2015, 10:15 AM
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Web Master,
Feb 12, 2015, 10:15 AM
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