Willow Grove Principal's Message ~ January 17, 2020

Willow Grove Principal's Message ~ January 17, 2020

Upcoming Calendar

January

20 – NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day 

28 – EARLY RELEASE DAY Full-day KDG & SLC dismiss @ 2 PM; Blended AM: 8:45–10:45; Blended PM: Noon–2 

2019 - 2020 School Year


Thank you!

Thank you for filling our tummies and our hearts!  The hot cocoa bar provided by the PTO was a winter delight!  What a fun treat. Thank you for the yummies and all the special decoration touches.  It was truly sweet in every way!


CALLING ALL INCOMING 2020/21 KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES - FREE (AND ONLY OPPORTUNITY) FOR WILLOW GROVE SPIRIT WEAR!  TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS OF INCOMING KINDERGARTNERS!

 PREREGISTER FOR 2020–2021 KINDERGARTEN (and Get a Free Willow Grove Student T-Shirt)

Preregistration for 2020–2021 kindergarten is

Thurs., Jan. 23, 2020, 5–7 PM drop-in

Willow Grove Early Learning Center, 777 Checker Dr., Buffalo Grove, IL

Parents of incoming kindergartners will need to prove residency with required documents and District forms and to complete a brief online preregistration 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

RESIDENCY FORM

HOME LANGUAGE SURVEY

ENROLLMENT FORM

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

 


Erin’s Law Presentation

An Illinois law known as Erin’s Law requires schools to implement an age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness/prevention curriculum for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. 

Kildeer Countryside CCSD 96 researched and observed best practices and programs for delivering this instruction, selecting Victor Pacini to present Be Seen & Heard ©.

The focus of this developmentally appropriate and interactive program is to teach children skills to keep them safe from danger or abuse. Concepts discussed will include distinguishing safe from unsafe touches, safety rules at home and school, saying NO, safe/unsafe secrets, and telling a trusted adult, as well as reinforcing that an adult’s touching him or her is not the child’s fault. For more information about this presentation please go to www.victorpacini.com/peace-of-mind-2

The presentation to Willow Grove students will be during the school day on Wednesday, February 5th.

Early Childhood Note:  Students in the early childhood Willow Grove programs (Blended and Structured) do not attend the Victor Pacini presentation.  Our school social worker pushes into those settings to provide an age-appropriate presentation for our youngest children. If you would like further information about the content, please contact Corrie Weinstein at [email protected]  

If you prefer that your child does not attend this prevention education session (Early Childhood or Kindergarten), please submit your written request or your questions to me at [email protected]

 


Bears That Care

The month of January is focused on following directions!  Thank you to our parent volunteer who put together this month’s bulletin board display to reinforce this with our students.  Here are some questions you can ask your child to support this learning:

What are ways you follow directions at home and school?  

How does following directions help at home and school?  

Next week we’ll have another video to share that will feature some of our students!  Looking forward to sharing that with you!

 


PTO News

So much fun coming up next week!  Don't miss it!

January
22 – Lou Malnati's Dinner Night
24 – Family Movie Night (6–8 p.m.)

Click here to read the PTO blog for more information and to keep up with all of our PTO school events and opportunities for your child!


The following is repeat information from last week's blog, but still current.  You can skip this if you already reviewed last week's message.


Valentine's Day

What, already??  Yep! I saw the Valentines on display at Target!  I like to try to catch parents before they buy valentines (if you choose to do so).  Even though it is not expected, if you choose to include an item with your child's valentine, please note for the safety of our students only non-food items are permissible. This practice is consistent for all classrooms in District 96 elementary schools including Willow Grove.   Your child's teacher will send home any classroom specific information related to Valentine's Day. 

 


PARENTS OF CURRENT KINDERGARTNERS REQUIRED TO RE-PROVE RESIDENCY

Parents of ALL currently enrolled kindergartners whose students will attend in School District 96 in the 2020–2021 school year must prove their residency again.

When school resumes following Winter Break, administrative assistants at Willow Grove and KCSD96 elementary schools will accept proof of residency and provide a required form for your signature.

Please note that the requirement to re-prove residency for a current kindergartner and 5th grader applies–even for families who have other students currently attending KCSD96 schools.
MORE INFO about the requirement and process to re-prove residency


KCSD96 Offers a Dual Language Opportunity

Parents are invited to consider the Dual Language Program for their incoming Willow Grove kindergartner. The program’s purpose is to give children the opportunity to develop a deep academic proficiency in two languages. Fifty percent of the academic day instruction is delivered in Spanish and 50 percent in English. Following their kindergarten year at Willow Grove, Dual Language participants continue at Country Meadows for Grades 2–5 and transition to Woodlawn for Grades 6–8.

To be included in the public lottery that will be used to select the 2020–21 Dual Language kindergarten class, an Interest Form (ENGLISH  or  SPANISH) is due to the Willow Grove Early Learning Center office by 3 p.m. on Mar. 18.

LEARN MORE about the KCSD96 Dual Language program and attend a Parent Education Evening on Feb. 12 or Mar. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Willow Grove Early Learning Center to hear a presentation from District faculty/administrators and ask questions.

Warm regards,

Jenny Smith

Jenny Smith, Principal

Follow me on Twitter @JennySwanSmith

 


Calendario 

Enero

20 – NO HAY CLASES -Día de Martin Luther King Jr. 

28 – SALIDA TEMPRANA Día completo de KDG y SLC salen a las @ 2 PM; Mixto AM: 8:45–10:45; Mixto PM: medio día–2 

Año Escolar 2019 - 2020


Presentación de La Ley de Erin

Una ley del estado de Illinois conocida como La Ley de Erin requiere que las escuelas implementen un plan de estudio de edad apropiada que crea conciencia acerca de la prevención del abuso sexual para los estudiantes en los grados de kindergarten hasta 12.

Kildeer Countryside CCSD 96 investigó los mejores programas para poder llevar a cabo esta enseñanza, eligiendo a Victor Pacini para que presente Be Seen & Heard ©.

El enfoque de su presentación es la de enseñar a los niños las habilidades básicas para que puedan estar seguros en situaciones de peligro o de abuso. Los conceptos que serán discutidos incluye distinguir entre una manera segura e insegura que alguien te toca, las reglas de seguridad en el hogar y en la escuela, decir NO, secretos seguros/inseguros, y decirle a un adulto de confianza, así como dejarle saber al niño que no es su culpa. Para más información sobre esta presentación visite www.victorpacini.com/peace-of-mind-2

La presentación a los estudiantes de Willow Grove será durante el día escolar, el martes 5 de febrero.

Si usted prefiere que su hijo sea excluído de esta sesión educativa, por favor envíe una solicitud por escrito - o sus preguntas - a mi a [email protected]

 


Noticias del PTO 

Haga clic aquí para leer el PTO de blog para más información y para estar al día con todos los eventos escolares  y oportunidades del PTO para su hijo.

 


A continuación verá información repetida de la semana pasada, pero está actualizada.  Si gusta saltar esta parte del mensaje si ya lo leyó la semana pasada.


Día de San Valentín

¿¿Qué, ya??  ¡Sip! ¡Vi los artículos de San Valentín en Target!  Me gusta avisales a los padres antes de que compren cosas para San Valentín (si así lo desea).  Aunque no es esperado, si quiere incluir un artículo para que su hijo celebre San Valentín, por favor tenga en cuenta que por seguridad de nuestros estudiantes solo se permiten artículos no comestibles. Esto se aplica en todos los salones de las escuelas primarias del Distrito 96 incluyendo Willow Grove.   La maestra de su estudiante enviará información a casa relacionada al Día de San Valentín. 


KCSD96 Ofrece una Oportunidad de Lenguaje Dual

Invitamos a los padres a que consideren el Programa de Lenguaje Dual para los estudiantes que entrarán al kindergarten de Willow Grove. El propósito de este programa es darle la oportunidad a los niños para que desarrollen una capacidad académica profunda en dos idiomas. Cincuenta por ciento de la enseñanza académica se implementará en Español y 50 por ciento en Inglés. Después de kindergarten en Willow Grove, los participantes continuarán en en Programa de Lenguaje Dual en Country Meadows para los grados 2–5 y pasarán a Woodlawn para los grados 6–8.

Para poder ser incluido en la lotería pública que se usará para seleccionar la clase de kindergarten de Lenguaje Dual del año escolar 2020–21, debe completar el Formulario de Interés y entregarlo en la oficina de Willow Grove Early Learning Center para el 18 de marzo a las 3 p.m.

APRENDA MÁS sobre el programa de Lenguaje Dual de KCSD96 y asista a la Noche de Educación para Padres el 12 de febrero o el 16 de marzo a las 6:30 p.m. en Willow Grove Early Learning Center para la presentación de los profesores/administradores y para hacer preguntas.

 


PREINSCRIPCIÓN PARA KINDERGARTEN 2020–2021(y reciba una Camiseta de Estudiante Gratis de Willow Grove)

Pase el miércoles 15 de enero, 2020, de 5 PM a 7 PM O el jueves, 23 de enero, 2020 de 5 PM a 7 PM para la preinscripción para kindergarten 2020–2021 en 

Willow Grove Early Learning Center, 777 Checker Dr., Buffalo Grove, IL

Los padres de los estudiantes entrantes de kindergarten necesitan comprobar su residencia  con los documentos y formularios del Distrito y completar un breve formulario de preinscripción en línea. (los estudiantes de kindergarten entrantes no tienen que estar presentes.)

Documentos Requeridos:

• Hipoteca mensual ACTUAL o declaración de alquiler o factura de impuesto de propiedad Y

• Factura de electricidad, teléfono, etc, RECIENTE Y

• Certificado de nacimiento del estudiante, pasaporte, o visa (no se aceptan copias) Y

FORMULARIO DE RESIDENCIA

ENCUESTA DE LENGUAJE DEL HOGAR

FORMULARIO DE INSCRIPCIÓN

¿Preguntas? Por favor contacte a la coordinadora de información pública [email protected], 847.459.4260, ext. 8022.

 

Saludos cordiales,

 

Jenny Smith

Jenny Smith, Directora

Sígame en Twitter @JennySwanSmith