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PG Parent Update (02/28/13)

posted Mar 4, 2013, 7:30 AM by Web Master   [ updated Aug 13, 2013, 4:49 PM ]
February 28, 2013 PG Update





We will be giving your child state-required achievement tests on March 4th – March 15th. Students in grades 4 and 7 will be tested in reading, mathematics, and science. Students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 8 will be tested in reading and mathematics. 


Prairie Grove School Bd. Election Forum

A Candidate Forum for candidates for the Prairie Grove District #46 School Board will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. in the Study Hall Room S114 at Prairie Ridge High School, 6000 Dvorak Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60012.  Please enter the building via Back Door 11 to access Study Hall Room S114.  

Representatives from the Administration, PTO, and PGTA will moderate the event.  The Forum will be open to the public. Candidates are asked to arrive at 6:40 P.M. The three groups will predetermine all questions. No other questions will be allowed from the audience.


Dental/Vision Exams Due

A mandatory dental exam by a Dentist is required for all Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade students by May 15th.  The school may hold a student's report card if proof of examination is not provided by May 15th.


Security System

Prairie Grove has installed a new door security system at the school. Please make sure you ring the bell at the front door for each building and be prepared to identify yourself. In addition, thank you for having your i.d. ready when you enter the building.


Summer School

For those of you who like to make summer plans early, please take note of our Summer School 2013 dates.


Session 1  - June 13th – June 26th

Session 2 -  June 27th  – July 12th

(no school July 4th or July 5th)


Hours for both sessions:  8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 More information regarding the class offerings will be available in early April!

 Please contact Beth Martin at 815-459-3557 with any questions.


Early Childhood Education

If you are interested in enrolling your child into the ECE Program at Prairie Grove, please register as soon as possible. Most of the afternoon slots are full already. More information is on the district web site.




 Blood Drive 

Please see the attached flyer. The blood drive will be Monday, March 11, 2013 from 3:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Delicious Market Day is Back!

The PTO will be sponsoring Market Day sales now on a monthly basis.  The PTO will receive a small portion of the monthly proceeds to fund fitness stations around the walking path, and to start a fund to redo the track to make it regulation size.   This month's pickup is scheduled for Thursday 3/21. You can use the attached form or follow the instructions to order on line. 


McDonald’s Family Night

Save the date for March 13, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. See some of your favorite teachers serving your most delicious treat from the golden arches.


Bowlin’ with the Boyz

March 9, 2013 is scheduled for the PTO Mom & Sons event. It is being held at the 3-D Bowl in Island Lake from 3 – 5 p.m. Flyers went out last week!


Junior High

8th Grade Graduation Packets

All 8th Grade Graduation Packets have either been picked up or delivered as of today. If you didn’t receive a packet, please let us know.


Band Concert Tonight

Don’t forget to catch the Concert, Advanced and Jazz Band tonight at 7:00 pm. in the multipurpose room.



March 15th Deadline for Teacher 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.

- Mr. Vic Wight

Web Master,
Mar 4, 2013, 7:31 AM
Web Master,
Mar 4, 2013, 7:31 AM