Come discover popular books from publishers around the world! Visit our Enchanted Forest Book Fair during Parent/Teacher Conferences! Oct. 25 from 2pm – 8pm and Oct. 26 from 8am – 12pm in the Board Room. Be sure to download the @ScholasticBookFairs app, which makes finding the right book easy! You can also shop online
The Village is applying for a fully-funded grant that would make huge improvements to our walkways within a 2 mile radius of the school. To help promote that event, we will participate tomorrow in National Walk to School Day tomorrow (October 10)!
Mayor Raisbeck will in attendance to greet students at the Mary Street entrance!
The 4th grade classes (Mrs. Kurschner and Mrs. Larson) went to the Mississippi Palisades State Park in Savanna, IL today. Here are some pictures.
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.
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 is Wednesday, September 13 2017
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.
Add interest and character to the portrait with simple, low-key accessories that help showcase their personality.
Just a reminder that we have registration today (August 15) from 1:00pm – 7:00pm and tomorrow (August 16) from 8:00am – 4:00pm) in the admin wing of the school district (311 s Water Street).
We have had a limited supply of book bags and school supplies donated to the elementary school. If you are in need of assistance to get school supplies this school year, please stop in or contact the elementary office (815-745-2653). These will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Thank you.
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.
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.