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PG Parent Update - 3/9/15

posted Mar 9, 2015, 10:53 AM by Web Master   [ updated Aug 21, 2015, 8:08 AM ]
Dear PG Parent,

We would like to apologize for any inconvenience that our bus delays are causing your day. Recently, we have had two bus drivers resign/retire and coupled with driver illness, we have had to combine bus routes. Our Transportation Department is training new drivers and we hope to return back to normal as soon as possible. 

Please see more news about the schools below:


Parent Student Handbook
Every year our Prairie Grove SD 46 Parent Student Handbook is reviewed. I receive updates through the Illinois Principal's Association, which aligns handbook language with School Board Policies. Typically, we ask for parent feedback about certain rules/procedures in our Parent Student Handbook. If you have any suggestions for improvement, feel free to email me your suggestions. I thank you in advance for any help you provide.

Dental Deadline
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. 

Chess Club
The spring session of chess club starts Wednesday, March 11th, so please 
register by Monday, March 9th at the following: www.prairiegrovechess.eventbee.com Chess is fun for all ages and exercises the brain. The student will learn the basics of the game and beyond, including opening theory, middle game tactics, and endgame patterns.   Chess also teaches life skills – problem solving, decision-making, coping, patience, concentration, discipline in thinking and behavior – and provides an intellectual foundation that will serve the student well in all they pursue. All levels welcome. 


Middle School Literacy Night
Prairie Grove Junior High is excited to announce that we will be holding an event for parents to better understand their child. Sounds great, doesn't it? Please click on the link for more details. Middle School Literacy Night News

Staff Faculty Bball Game
The Prairie Grove staff is ready to take on the 8th grade girls/boys basketball team once again. Please take a look at the flyer for the date and time! (Student/Faculty Basketball Game Flyer)


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. 

Kindergarten Registration
Do you know someone who hasn't registered for Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year yet? Please let them know we will be trying to assess ALL Kindergarten students prior to the end of this school year. Kindergarten enrollment numbers help us determine our staffing for the next school year as well. 


McTeacher Night
The annual McTeacher Night is coming up this Wednesday! See the flyer for more details!  (McTeacher Night Flyer)

March 9th - Report Cards Issued
March 10th - School Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
March 11th - McTeacher Night 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
March 14th - Advanced and Jazz Band contest
March 18th - Middle School Literacy Night 7:00 p.m.
March 19th - JH Faculty vs. Student Bball Game 4:00 p.m.
March 23rd-27th - Spring Break
March 30th - Schools Resume


Vic Wight

Web Master,
Mar 9, 2015, 10:53 AM
Web Master,
Mar 9, 2015, 10:53 AM