Woodlawn Principal Blog 1/7/22

We are back!  2022 is here and fun times at Woodlawn are happening.  I am especially pleased with the students this week as they recognize that we all need to wear our masks properly in order to stay safe and healthy.  There are only a couple of items for the blog this week.  

Next Friday, January 14th, will be a Half Day. Students will be dismissed at 11:10a.m. for School Improvement planning.

There will be No School on Monday, January 17th to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  

PRE-REGISTER FOR 2022–2023 KINDERGARTEN (and Get a Free Willow Grove Student T-Shirt!)

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:

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)

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 will need to complete a brief online pre-registration form. (Incoming kindergartners do not need to be present.)

Required documents:

• CURRENT monthly mortgage, 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)




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

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 District 96 website.

Click here to learn more about Kindergarten in District 96.

NEW *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. 

Click here for the Woodlawn Daily Announcements.

Visit the PTO Monthly Blog!  

Finally, you know when you are getting old when you start labeling your good and bad sides.  I have had a “bad” knee for years.  Way back, I injured my right knee playing basketball and since 2002, I have referred to my right knee as my bad knee.  Those of you who have been around me know that I am not afraid to talk about this knee and the trouble it causes me.  This past Tuesday night, my buddies and I went to the Blackhawks game and on my way to the car after the game, I hit a small (tiny really) patch of ice and my left leg slipped about 6 inches before catching the dry ground.  No harm, no foul.  I woke up Wednesday morning and I could not move my good knee.  I panicked.  I cannot have my good knee be my bad knee since I already have one of those.  Luckily, two days passed and my knee feels a lot better.  Sadly, I took inventory of myself and realized that my entire right side is a mess.  Bad toe on my right foot, bad right knee, bad right pinky finger, bad right and the vision in my right eye is wonky.  If I were to fix all of these things, I would be Steve Austin, The Six Million Dollar Man!  For those of you who do not know Steve Austin, he was on channel 7, Tuesday nights after Happy Days. Astronaut, had a bad accident, "we can rebuild him..." For those of you who do not know about Happy Days, I am really old.  

FYI- The Six Million Dollar Man would cost over 30 million dollars today.  

Have a good weekend and stay warm!