Preschool Screening

Family T.I.E.S, Warren Elementary, and the Regional Office of Education will again be offering FREE SCREENINGS FOR ALL CHILDREN BIRTH TO FIVE. Children eligible for preschool must turn 3 years old on or before September 1, 2018.

Are you unsure if you want to send your child to preschool in the fall? Come to the screening anyway – we will ensure that ALL eligible children are screened. Where you decide to send your child to a public or private school or to no school at all, we’d still love you see you at the screening!! It’s free and only takes a short time!

Call the Family T.I.E.S. office at 815-747-3192 if you have any questions.

Warren’s PreK screening is:

  • April 3: 10:15am – 4:15pm
  • April 4: 8:30am – 10:30am

To schedule an appointment, call Sally Roberts in the elementary office (815-745-2653 and dial 2 at the auto-attendant).

If you can’t make it on those dates, see the attached flyer for the dates and times of other area schools.

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Newsletter

Warren CUSD 205 Newsletter – January 2018 Edition

 

From Mr. Teske’s Desk:

Happy New Year!  I hope all of you were able to enjoy time with your loved ones this Holiday Season.  At Warren CUSD 205, we concluded our first semester and jumped into the second semester upon our return in 2018.  This quarter, our elementary school is focusing on improving our student attendance.  As a school, we are aiming to have at least 97% of our students in attendance throughout the third quarter.  Being present in school to learn within the classroom is vital for our students to achieve the goals that we have developed with them.  We will be focusing on our students being healthy to achieve this goal by eating properly, getting enough sleep, dressing appropriately for the weather, exercising, and continuing to provide a safe learning environment that is conducive to student learning.

Additionally, students will be completing some benchmark assessments this month as we track the progress of their academic goals and tailor our teaching to their needs.  Our third through fifth-grade will also get to experience skiing at Chestnut Mountain as we look to have fun while we are learning.

As our yearly calendars flipped a new page and with many of us making healthy resolutions for the New Year, please keep our students in mind as we attempt to keep them healthy and enjoying life both inside and outside of school. I wish all of you the best in 2018, and we look forward to seeing you throughout our community.

 

From Mr. Knuth’s Desk:

We would like to welcome everyone back from the winter break and hope that all were able to enjoy the time to relax and participate in some memorable activities with family and friends. As we move into the second half of the 2017-2018 school year, we want to welcome any families who are new to Warren and trust that you will find yourselves to be part of an outstanding and supportive learning community.

Students returned to school on Thursday, January 4 and we want to ask our families to be mindful of re-establishing the necessary routines to ensure that your students are in attendance and on-time each morning to get each school day off to a great start.  The second round of MAP Testing is rapidly approaching.  The Jr/Sr High students will be taking the MAP Tests during the week of January 16th through January 23rd. It is very important that we encourage all of our students try their best on the upcoming MAP Test.  The MAP testing is important because it is used to measure a student’s progress or growth in school. The testing information is important to your student’s teachers because it indicates a student’s strengths and indicates what specific areas a student may need extra help in.  The teachers can utilize this information to help them guide the instruction in their classrooms.

In closing, we would like to wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR and thank all of our families for all that you do in supporting our students and teachers as we look forward to an outstanding second semester here at Warren!

Picture Day - Order Now

One Week Until Picture Day!

Picture day is Wednesday, September 13 2017

Sign up online to pre-order, check proofs, and set reminders:
Click here to sign up Elementary students
Click here to sign up Jr/Sr High students

Picture Day Tips

Take Precautionary Measures!

Pack a safe spill-proof lunch. Include some face wipes to avoid food-covered faces. Accidents happen, but you can try your hardest to stop them in their tracks.

Give Your Child Special Instructions

For example: remove your glasses, take off your coat, leave your hair down, sit up straight

Let Their Style Shine!

Select a style for their portrait that compliments their outfit but also showcases their personality

Make Sure You Both Love The Outfit

Pick out an ensemble that you bot love and your child is happy wearing. It will make for a more relaxed photo when they are comfortable.

Accessorize!

Add interest and character to the portrait with simple, low-key accessories that help showcase their personality.

Important

Important Notice to Parents & Guardians

Beginning this school year, we will no longer accept messages for your child after 1:30pm. This includes any changes in transportation for your children. Please make arrangements with your children before they come to school or call the school prior to 1:30.

If you do call before 1:30, please make sure that you talk to one of the secretaries to leave your message. We cannot guarantee a message left by voicemail will reach your child in time.

ISBE and IDPH

State agencies remind families to seek immunizations for children in preparation for the new school year

National Immunization Awareness Month in August promotes life-saving vaccinations for preventable diseases.

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are reminding parents and guardians to check their children’s vaccination records to make sure they meet immunization requirements prior to the first day of school.

The federally funded Vaccines for Children program provides vaccines at no cost to children in low-income households. Families can call (217) 785-1455 to learn about free vaccines.

“Immunizations are central to keeping students healthy and ready to learn,” said State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith, Ph.D. “Keeping children’s vaccinations up to date according to the recommended schedule is one of the most important things parents and guardians can do to protect the health of the youngest and oldest among us. Whether for a baby starting at a new child care facility, a toddler heading to preschool, or a student going back to elementary, middle or high school, I encourage parents and guardians to check their children’s vaccination records and, if necessary, schedule a visit with a physician or clinic. Doing so now will avoid a potential last-minute rush.”

Immunizations have eradicated several serious diseases, such as smallpox, polio, and diphtheria in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Instances of other serious diseases, such as measles and rubella, have dropped by more than 99 percent since the pre-vaccination era. Keeping students’ vaccinations up to date is especially important, as diseases can spread quickly among groups of unvaccinated children.

“Child care facilities, preschool programs, and schools are prone to outbreaks of infectious diseases,” said IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. “Children in these settings can easily spread illnesses to one another due to poor hand washing, not covering their coughs, and other factors, such as interacting in crowded environments. When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for disease and can spread disease to others in their child care centers, classrooms, and communities – including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer and other health conditions.”

View the Fall 2017 Minimum Immunization Requirements and other resources on the IDPH website at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/prevention-wellness/immunization.

For additional information about school health issues in Illinois, visit https://www.isbe.net/Pages/School-Health-Issues.aspx.

2017-18 School Registration Information

We will be conducting registration for the 2017-18 school year on the following dates/times:

  • Tuesday, August 15 from 1:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 16 from 8:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Please note:  There will be a $10.00 late registration fee charged to each student that registers after August 16, 2017 unless prior arrangements are made with the office by Thursday, August 10.

Registration will be held in the administration wing of the school.

Students entering kindergarten, sixth, and ninth grades as well as all new students in our district must have a physical to be turned in at registration.

Students entering kindergarten, second, and sixth must have a dental examination or dental waiver form and all kindergarten and new students must have an eye exam or eye exam waiver to be turned in at registration.

Mr. Teske’s Monthly Update

As we have entered our final month of school, we spent the first week recognizing our staff with Teacher Appreciation Week.  This past month, we have finished district testing and continued to work hard as we conclude the school year.  Our high school students enjoyed prom.  Now, they are preparing for finals before the end of the year activities and graduation.  Our elementary students benefitted from the teaching from the Riverview Center, an assembly held by Gigi’s Playhouse of Rockford, and completed a week’s worth of activities to celebrate Earth Day. They picked up the surrounding area to give back to the community, planted sunflowers, decorated paper bags for Hartzell’s IGA, and completed arts and crafts throughout the week.

We conducted our annual fire drill with our local fire department. Additionally, they came to our elementary school an additional day to teach our students how to react in the event of a fire for their safety.  This joint effort of delivering an important educational lesson to our students is one of the many forms that local organizations and businesses collaborate with our school to improve our community and provide opportunities for our youth. On behalf of Warren CUSD 205, I thank all of the local businesses and organizations that have helped our school district reach our goals and improve the quality of our community.

This local support is needed now more than ever due to the state budget. School districts across the state have not been receiving their mandated categorical payments for programs such as special education, transportation, and preschool.  As of April 27, this amount has risen above 1.1 billion dollars throughout the state. This does not include General State Aid. Over 400 school districts, including Warren CUSD 205, have joined a movement to “Pass Illinois’ Budget.” As a school district, we have had to adapt and overcome many obstacles due to the lack of this funding.  Therefore, thank you to our communities and villages who continue to support our district to provide the best possible education to our students despite these barriers.

Finals are scheduled for May 17 – 19 with graduation set for May 19. Please support our graduates as they become our newest alumni members and enter the next chapter of their lives.  Thank you for your continued support, please come celebrate another successful school year with us at graduation.