Country Meadows Principal's Message - Dec. 17th

Country Meadows Principal's Message - Dec. 17th

Country Meadows Families,

The time has come to say “see you next year!”.  Students finished out the day with our incredible PTO sponsored winter parties and the opportunity to have some fun before heading out for winter break.  Thank you to all who volunteered to provide this opportunties for our students!  I wish you and your family a safe and happy winter break ahead!


Meghan Bird - Principal

NEW *Student Return after Winter Break*

This is a friendly reminder that students return to school on Tuesday, January 4, 2022! We will see you then!

NEW *Golden Paws*

This year we have introduced the exciting GOLDEN PAW.  Golden paws are earned when an entire class is seen exhibiting PRO (People Respecting Others) behavior that is respectful, responsible, or peaceful.  For example, a class may earn a Golden Paw for being respectful to a substitute the day a teacher is absent, listening and adhering to lunch room expectations, or walking quietly/peacefully in the hallways.  

This weeks Golden Paws winners include:

  • Cannistra
  • Eisinger
  • Mason
  • Thompson
  • Wooster
  • Widmaier
  • Jacobson
  • Gorodiski
  • Levy

Keep up the great work, Country Meadows PROs!

NEW *PTO Update*

Please take a moment to visit the PTO Blog this week!

Spirit Wear

Ongoing spirit wear sales continue online!  Ongoing spirit wear sales continue online!  Show some school spirit with a new shirt, sweatshirt or even pants!

Yearbook Committee

The PTO is currently seeking a parent volunteer to chair the Yearbook Committee for the 2022-2023 school year.  We are seeking to fulfill this position early to allow for training time on use of the software.  Please reach out to us at [email protected] to express your interest.

REPEATING *Symptoms, Close Contacts, and Travel Quarantine*

If you have any questions about symptoms, close contacts, or quarantining please visit the IDPH Decision Tree posted on the District 96 COVID-19 webpage

Additionally, as winter break approaches, please note the guidelines for unvaccinated individuals and international travel posted on the District 96 COVID-19 webpage.

REPEATING *In-Person Pre-Registration Option*

Pre-registration for 2022–2023 kindergarten is in-person or online. Incoming kindergarten students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2022 to register for the 2022-23 kindergarten school year.


In-Person Pre-Registration Option:

When: Thursday, January 13, 2022, 5–7 PM drop-in (Parents may also pre-register online during the month of January for the free T-Shirt)

Where: Willow Grove Early Learning Center, 777 Checker Drive, Buffalo Grove, IL

Parents of incoming kindergartners will need to prove residency with required documents and District forms and to complete a brief online pre-registration form. (Incoming kindergartners do not need to be present.)

Required documents:

  • CURRENT monthly mortgage or lease statement or property tax bill AND
  • CURRENT utility bill AND
  • Student’s birth certificate, passport, or visa (photocopy not accepted) AND 
  • Parent or Guardian photo ID (Passport or Driver’s license)


Online Pre-Registration Option:

You do not have to attend in person to pre-register. Details coming soon. Please continue to watch for updates in the Principal's Message and on the District 96 website.


Click here to learn more about Kindergarten in District 96.


Questions? Please contact our D96 public info coordinator at [email protected] or 847.459.4260, ext. 8022.

REPEATING *O’Hare PCR Results*

If you do not receive your child’s PCR results over the weekend, we apologize for the inconvenience.

Please feel free to contact O’Hare Labs by sending an email to [email protected]  This email is monitored frequently each day and is the preferred method of contact.  Please be sure to include your child’s First Name, Last Name, DOB, and test date in the email.

If preferred, you can also call the Call Center at (800) 604-0197 Monday-Saturday between the hours of 10am-5pm.

REPEATING *Covid Metrics*

To stay up-to-date this school year on local metrics, please visit the COVID DASHBOARD for District 96. Our priority remains to keep our students safe and follow guidance from the CDC. If your student is identified as a "close contact", you will be notified individually through the contact tracing process.