The Servant Leadership team is trying to raise money to help a local family who lost everything in a house fire just over one week ago. The Servant Leadership Team will be holding a “COIN WAR” at the school over the next two weeks. After the two weeks they will donate the money collected to the family in need. Each grade level will have a bucket in their classroom so they can drop the change into their bucket. The change will be collected at the end of each day by the servant leadership team who will track the totals. As an added motivator the grade level that collects the most change will earn a pizza party for their efforts.
Warren Community Unit School District is committed to continuous improvement. We are constantly pursuing ways to best serve our students and community. We have a team of various stakeholders who meet on a regular basis to promote this improvement.
The 5Essentials School Survey is one the major tools we utilize to assess our district. This climate survey collects feedback from students, teachers, and parents/guardians. Our team examines the results generated from this survey to identify the strengths of our district as well as areas for improvement. Next, we create action plans to address these areas to improve as a school district. Illinois has also connected this survey directly to our school buildings’ report cards. Therefore, these results directly influence our schools’ summative designations, which rank the performance of schools across Illinois.
Our students and teachers will be completing these climate surveys next month. However, we are inviting parents to participate in the parent survey at this time as it can be a challenge to meet the minimum threshold of 20% participation in each building to receive results. Therefore, if you have a child in both the elementary and junior/senior high school, you may answer this survey for each building. As parents/guardians, your voice is extremely important to us. You are a major contributor to your child’s educational team. Please take a moment to provide us with feedback. This is a great way for us to gain your insight, so we can better serve the parents/guardians of our school district.
Thank you in advance for taking time out of your busy schedules to provide us with feedback. We value our relationship as educators with all of you. The deadline to complete this survey is April 2, 2021.
Did you know that worms are nature’s recyclers? Vermicomposting is the process of composting food waste with worms. One pound of worms can turn 65 pounds of garbage into garden compost in 100 days. This result often referred to as “black gold,” is thought to be one of the best fertilizers for vegetables and other potted plants. Worm composting reduces the amount of garbage entering landfills and improves garden soils while providing families with a fun and rewarding activity that you can do at home. According to Alex Burbach, Extension Program Coordinator, “Vermicomposting is a great way for the youth of all ages to gain knowledge about the composting process, to see how we can recycle certain food waste, that in turn puts nutrients back into the soil to nurture plants that we can then consume for nutrients again.”
The Jo Daviess County Extension office will be offering vermicomposting kits to ANY youth in the county, free of charge. 4-H membership is not required to participate. Ordinary garden worms are not the best worms for the job, so your kit will include live worms that will be perfect for your vermicomposting bins! Each kit will include a container, bedding, compost, worms, food scraps, and the educational material to help you get started. Angela Miller, Program Coordinator 4-H Youth Development says, “Vermicomposting is easy, good for the environment, good for plants, and fun. This is a great way for parents or guardians to begin to introduce the idea of environmental stewardship to their children.”
Unfortunately, due the inclement weather, Warren CUSD 205 will be closed tomorrow. With the snow, ice, and the winds, roadways will not be safe for travel. Therefore, school including remote learning as well as extracurricular events will be closed on February 5. Remote learning packets will be available for pick up at the school on Monday morning.
This will be considered a snow day, and will be made up at the end of the school year. Please be safe and enjoy your weekend with your loved ones.
As of now, we plan to be back to normal on Monday. If that changes, there will be another all-call and posting to the website/social media.
Due to tomorrow’s forecast of inclement weather, there will be no school or extracurricular events for students tomorrow, February 4. This includes remote learning, there will be no remote learning tomorrow. Teachers will be engaged in their final Remote Learning Planning Day of the school year. Therefore, this day will not be added to the end of our school calendar like our previous snow day.
No decisions have been made regarding Friday or early next week at this time. If any future school days are canceled, another message will be sent out to all parents/guardians.
Remote learning packets will be sent out on Friday
Please stay safe as road conditions appear to be dangerous tomorrow.
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Warren Elementary School will be scheduling virtual preschool appointments on March 5 from 8am-3pm. Your child must be three years old on or before September 1, 2021 to attend preschool. Please call 815-745-2653 to set up at time for your screening. They will take approximately 30 minutes per student. If you are unable to schedule a screening for Mar. 5, you can contact Katrya Donath at 815-291-5408 or email her at [email protected] to schedule an alternate time/date. All screenings must be completed by Friday, March 5. Deadline to set up an appointments Monday, March 1.
For generations, families have greeted the first snow day of the year with joy. It is a time of renewed wonder at all the beautiful things that each season holds. A reminder of how fleeting a childhood can be. An opportunity to make some memories with your family that you hold on to for life.
For all of these reasons and, obviously, the safety of our students and staff, Warren CUSD 205 will be closed today, January 26, 2021. School will be closed for students and staff including no remote learning. There will also be no extracurricular activities today.
It has been a year of seemingly endless loss and the stress of trying to make up for that loss. For just a moment, we can all let go of the worry of making up for the many things we missed by making sure this is one thing our kids won’t lose this year.
So please, find a way to enjoy your snow day and make memories with your child today. Find time to do those things you have not been able to do this winter. We will return to the serious and urgent business of growing up tomorrow, but for today…make memories.