OCT 9 - Wright Elementary School - D300.org

Wright Elementary’s
October 9, 2014
Virtual Backpack
VIRTUAL BACKPACK
WRIGHT’s PTO Website
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This Week’s Contents:
Dad’s & Donuts, Market Day, Multi Cultural Festival, Box Tops,
Educational Database Links, Storybook Pumpkin Decorating,
Boy’s Jr. Whips Tryout’s, HHS Cheerleading Clinic,
Fire Safety Day at Springhill Mall, Wrestling Club,
Girl Scouts, Pumpkin Raffle in the Café, D300 AD/HD Presentation
Oct 10th
NO SCHOOL - Teacher In service
Oct 13th
NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day
Oct 17th
Dad’s-n-Donuts (7-8am)
Oct 17th
Market Day Pick-up (1:45-2:45pm)
Oct 21st
2nd Grade Music Concert (1 & 6:30pm)
Oct 28th
PTO Culver’s Night (Huntley) 4-8pm
Nov 4th
Picture Retake Day (must return old pics on this day)
Wright Elementary School
Community Unit School District 300
847.683.5700
1500 Ketchum Road
Hampshire, IL 60140
Don Wicker, Principal
don.wicker@d300.org
Wright Families,
I hope everyone has a wonderful long weekend. Just a reminder: there is no school tomorrow
October 10th for a teacher in-service, as well as next Monday, October 13 in recognition of
Columbus Day.
As the weather gets colder, please have your children properly dressed for school. It’s a little
chilly in the morning when kids get here, and I have noticed some kids in short sleeves and
without a jacket.
Next Thursday, October 16, our Pre-K students are headed on a field trip to Tom’s Farm. Have fun
my little Preschoolers!
Friday, October 17 is our PTO’s annual Dads and Donuts event. Dad and or special guest is
welcome to come to our school with his child for a donut and some juice. It is always a popular
event, and I can’t wait to see everyone.
Finally, over the next couple of weeks, all of our students will be participating in our annual
Hampshire Fire Department field trip. Classes will either go to the Hampshire Fire Department, or
the Fire Department will be coming to Wright Elementary to teach all of our students about fire
safety. A big THANK YOU goes out to our Hampshire Fire Department – THANK YOU!
As always if anyone has any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Sincerely,
Mr. Wicker
Family, school and community coming together to create students who are
Respectful, Responsible and Ready
October 17, 2014
Any Questions?
Please contact
Debbie Trent
at
debbietrent1972@gmail.com
Spring Hill Mall and the Dundee Township Park District
-proudly present-
The 2nd Annual
Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 11am to 5pm
Spring Hill Mall (West Dundee, IL)
JOIN US FOR AN ALL-AGES CELEBRATION OF OUR AREA’S RICH CULTURAL MAKE-UP
FEATURING:
ENTERTAINMENT BY D300 STUDENTS AND SOME OF OUR AREA’S FINEST
CULTURAL PERFORMANCE GROUPS
CONTESTS, PRIZES, ART SHOW AND CRAFTS
TAKE A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD AND COLLECT STAMPS
FROM OVER 26 COUNTRIES ON YOUR VERY OWN FESTIVAL PASSPORT
Spring Hill Mall y Dundee Township Park District
-orgullosamente presentan-
El 2º Festival Muticultural Anual
Domingo, 19 de ocubre del 2014 de 11am a 5pm
Spring Hill Mall (West Dundee, IL)
ACOMPÁÑENOS EN UNA MARAVILLOSA CELEBRACIÓN DE LA RIQUESA
CULTURAL DE NUESTRA ÁREA CON ENTRETENIMIENTO PARA TODAS LA FAMILIA
PRESENTANDO:
ENTRETENIMIENTO A CARGO DE LOS ESTUDIANTES DEL D300
Y ALGUNOS GRUPOS CULTURALES LOCALES
CONCURSOS, PREMIOS, EXHIBICIONES DE ARTE Y ARTESANÍAS
PODRÁN VIAJAR ALREDEDOR DEL MUNDO CON SU PROPIO PASAPORTE DEL
FESTIVAL Y COLECTAR SELLOS Y/O CALCOMANÍAS DE MÁS DE 26 PAÍSES
HEY, BOX TOPS FAMILIES!
TURN IN YOUR BOX TOPS FOR YOUR CHILD TO WIN PRIZES DURING…
THE BOX TOPS SCRAMBLE!
We will be having only one friendly competition this year to help earn
money for our school. Our goal this year is $4,000. Our contest will be a
classroom level competition and go the whole year, from Sept. 8th to May
8th.
This competition will be a board game called Box Tops Scramble. Each
class will have a game piece and move forward on the bulletin board every
100 box tops. There will be 6 rewards that each class can achieve
throughout the year, spaced around the bulletin board. Every class that
lands on the “Prize” space will receive the reward.
There will also be monthly raffle drawings for individual students who turn
in collection sheets.
Good Luck…AND LET THE SCRAMBLE BEGIN!
For more ways to earn cash for our school through Box Tops for Education, go to BTFE.com.
Attach a Box Top to each leaf. When you have
completed the sheet, turn it in to your
teacher! Thank you for helping earn cash for
GDW!
Student’s Name:
Teacher’s Name:
Dear Parents,
We are pleased to announce that the following educational databases are available for D300 students.
The databases can be easily accessed from the Destiny homepage, our library catalog system. To access
Destiny go to http://library.d300.org and select your school. You will find the usernames and passwords
to access these databases in your child’s assignment notebook and the digital backpack.
For questions, please contact Deb Kaczar at deborah.kaczar@d300.org or Lisa Snarski at
lisa.snarski@d300.org. We can also be reached at 847-683-5700.
Thank you,
Deb Kaczar, Library Media Specialist Teacher
Lisa Snarski, Library Media Paraprofessional
BookFLIX
BookFLIX is a wonderful resource to use with younger children preK-3 or when
incorporating children’s literature into lessons. It offers digital books, both fiction and
nonfiction.
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Pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction
eBooks from Scholastic
Over 250 titles
Read-along option
BrainPop
BrainPop covers core curriculum subjects in science, English, math, social studies,
technology and health. The database has over 1000 animated movies for students in K12 and each movie is accompanied by a 10-question interactive quiz, experiment, comic
strip, timeline, and printable activity page. Subjects include science, social studies,
English, mathematics, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.
EBSCOHOST
The main menu at EBSCOHOST.com offers direct access to four research resources.
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EBSCOhost Research Databases
Student Research Center - High School & Middle School
Searchasaurus - Elementary School
Kids Search - Middle & Elementary School
Learn360
Learn360 is a website for K-12 multi-media educational resources. Students have
access to over 73,000 media resources from trusted educational publishers and
producers which will ENGAGE your students, ENRICH their learning experiences and
drive them to EXCEL both inside and outside of the classroom.
PebbleGo
PebbleGo is a database for our youngest researchers!
Students can now research from home. Pebble Go is an online research tool which
contains four databases: Biographies, Animals, Social Studies, and Earth Science.
Pebble Go can be accessed at www.pebblego.com.There is also reading support such as
word-by-word highlighting and read-aloud audio.
Powerhouse Knowledge
PowerKnowledge offers an extensive array of resources for students in grades 3-6.
• Curriculum correlations, lesson plans and reproducibles
• Science fair projects and experiments
• Over 400 articles
• Interactive games to reinforce learning
• The database articles and interactive content support the Next Generation
Science Standards and STEM learning initiatives.
Earth and Space
Topics include Earth Cycles, Ecosystems and Biomes, Energy and Matter, Landforms,
Maps, Natural Disasters, Rocks and Minerals, Save Our Earth, Scientific Method,
Space, Water and Climate.
Rosen Life Science
Topics include Animals, Classification, Endangered and Extinct Species, Food Chains
and Food Webs, Green Living, Habitats and Ecosystems, Human Body, Life Cycles,
Plants and Survival and Adaptation.
Rosen Physical Science
Topics include Atoms and Molecules, Elements and the periodic Table, Energy and
Matter, Force and Motion, Physical Science and our Planet, Scientific Method,
temperature and Measurement.
TumbleBooks
TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking children's picture books as
well as puzzles and other fun and educational activities.
Type To Learn 4
The typing program we use in the computer lab is Type to Learn 4. Your child’s Type to
Learn 4 account can be accessed from home if you have a computer with an internet
connection and can load the Type to Learn 4 client software on the computer. There is
no cost to you for the software. The district subscribes to the program. Your child’s
login information is available from the school media specialist. The login allows him or
her to use the program. The district account code is 101889.
To get the software, go to...
http://ttl4.sunburst.com/downloads
World Book
World Book Online is a general reference Web site designed to meet the research needs
of students.
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Thousands of easy-to-read articles
Engaging images and illustrations
Interactive games and activities
Interactive maps
World of Animals
Outline maps and flags
A biography center
Science projects
Dictionary
Introducing Our First Ever
Storybook Pumpkin Patch
in the school library
What will your pumpkin look like?
The purpose is to celebrate reading and have fun. This is meant to be a
child or family activity. Teachers and classes may submit entries as well.
Participation is optional.
Pumpkins must represent a favorite children’s book character. Real or artificial pumpkins and gourds may be used. You may use more than one on
your project.
Absolutely no carved pumpkins, or holes poked in pumpkins.
To decorate you may use acrylic paint, markers, glue, paper, fabrics, or other craft
items on your pumpkin. Hats, glasses or any needed items can be used for decorating. Artificial pumpkins may also be used. You may include hats, clothing, accessories, scenery and props with your pumpkin. Each entry is not to exceed 30 inches.
Let your creativity soar! Have fun!
Pumpkins can be dropped off in the Storybook Pumpkin Patch (library) on Monday,
10/27 until 3:00 p.m., or Tuesday, 10/28 before 8:00 a.m.
Pumpkins must be picked up Thursday, Oct. 30th after school, or no later than noon
on Friday, October 31st so you may enjoy them for the holiday. Real pumpkins not
picked up by noon on Friday, will be disposed of.
For each entry, please complete the attached form. If you have any questions,
please email Mrs. Kaczar, Library Media Specialist. deborah.kaczar@d300.org
My Storybook Pumpkin is from…
Book Title: ___________________________________
Author: _____________________________________
Illustrator: ___________________________________
Character’s Name: ____________________________
If you have a copy of the book, please put your
name in the book and include with your pumpkin.
Return this form with your entry.
Student(s)/Family/Teacher Name:
_____________________________________________
Grade: _________ Teacher: ____________________
Examples
Jr. Whips
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4 , 5 & 6 Grade Boys
Try-outs
Hampshire High School's Boys Feeder Basketball Program prepares
players to compete at a competitive level through fundamentals &
teamwork.
When: The week of October 20th , 2014
(2 day try-outs)
4 Grade
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Tuesday & Wednesday
Oct. 21st & 22nd
6:00 – 7:30pm
5th Grade
Tuesday
Oct. 21st 7:30 – 9:00
AND
Thursday
Oct. 23
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6:00 – 7:30
6th Grade
Wednesday & Thursday
Oct. 22nd & 23rd
7:30 – 9:00pm
Where: Hampshire High School Field House
(Enter HHS through doors in back of school – near water tower)
A brief parent meeting will be held at the start of try-outs to explain the
program and answer any questions.
Any questions contact Jodi Anderson @ (847)727-5538,
Rick Cork @ (847)961-8890 or Email: Jr.Whips@yahoo.com
*Note: Boys will be notified of coach’s decision prior to the registration
deadline for Hampshire Park District basketball.
2nd Annual Winter Cheerleading Clinic
When: December 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Time: December 1st and 2nd from 5:00pm-6:00pm
December 3rd- Perform at half time of the Varsity Basketball game- Report to HHS
gym at 7:15pm.
Cost: 35$ (Checks made out to HHS- with current phone number written on the
check)
**Cost includes T-shirt and entry to the Basketball game for the participant.
Parents and other relatives must pay to enter the game**
At this clinic the cheerleaders will be learning a few cheers, and a dance routine to
perform at halftime. We will also work on jump technique, tumbling and stunting.
Please return the bottom portion with payment (Cash or Checks made out to HHS,
please include a current phone number on the check) by NOVEMBER 10th.
Mail to: Rachael Fischer
1600 Big Timber Road
Hampshire, IL 60140
Or deliver to the high school by NOVEMBER 10th.
***LATE ENTRIES CANNOT BE ACCEPTED***
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Participants Name: ______________________________________________Grade: _______________
Parents Name: ___________________________________________________________
Contact e-mail: ___________________________________ Contact Number: ________________________
T-Shirt Size: (youth XS through Adult XL available): ______________
Paid: Cash/Check (number___________)
HAMPSHIRE WRESTLING CLUB
For kids ages 4-14, HWC
provides a great
environment to begin
developing skills for
personal and athletic
excellence transferable
to all sports.
Founded in 2008, HWC
has produced state level
& national level
qualifiers/place
winners/champions.
In fact, HWC has had
Cadent & Junior level
national qualifiers
including 3 national
Champions in the past 3
years!!!
Join HWC and
become a
champion!
INFO:
October 29th thru mid-March
Practices Wed/Thurs @ HHS
with optional competitions on Sat/Sun
Sign-up October 8th or 15th
@ 7pm in HHS lobby
or call 847-370-0586
FEES: -$40 USAW card
-$60 Club Fee
-$40 singlet deposit**
**(this is only for NEW competition group
members only, there is no deposit for
returning competition group members)
-$50 fundraiser
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www.hampshirewrestlingclub.com
USA Wrestling’s
2013 Program
award winner!!!
Join Daisy Girl Scouts
Open to:
Kindergarten Girls
Meeting:
Fridays starting October 17th
Time:
4:00 pm
Location:
GDW
Frequency: Twice monthly
To join or for more information please contact:
Jeanette Bennick
jhoster76@yahoo.com
815-354-4381
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
PUMPKIN RAFFLE
Buy a hot lunch and your name is entered into the
great pumpkin giveaway.
Drawing will be done on the following dates:
Thursday, October 16th
Thursday, October 23rd
Thursday, October 30th
Names will be mention on the following Friday’s during
morning announcements.
Good luck!!!!
CUSD #300 and the Illinois Parent Education & Resource
Center Proudly Present
AD/HD and Executive Function Deficits
Practical Tips and Strategies for Parents
October 16, 2014 7:00 pm
Westfield Community School, 2100 Sleepy Hollow Road, Algonquin IL
Presented by Eric
Tivers; LCSW,
MSSW, Tivers
Clinical Specialties
- This is a free program and
everyone is welcome.
- Reservations are not
required.
- Spanish translation is
available with prior notice.
- Babysitting services are not
available.
- For further information
contact Judy Ruffulo,
847-212-6371
AD/HD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental
disorders of childhood. It is normal for children to have
trouble focusing and behaving at one time or another.
However, children with AD/HD and Executive Function
difficulties do not just grow out of these behaviors. The
symptoms continue and can cause difficulty at school, at
home, or with friends. These children might daydream a
lot, forget or lose things, squirm, fidget or talk too much,
make careless mistakes or take risks, have trouble taking
turns and have difficulty getting along with others.
Eric will not only be discussing the science behind
AD/HD and executive functioning in easy to understand
language as well as current diagnosis and treatment
options. More importantly though, he has a wealth of
knowledge to share about real strategies that actually
work to help your child succeed in school and in life.
Eric is a well-known child and adult AD/HD counselor
and coach in private practice in Volo, IL. Eric is an
engaging speaker and professional member of CHADD
and ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association). He
has been featured in the publication ADDITUDE and
Chicago Parent Magazine. Eric will be presenting at the
CHADD International Conference this November.
Join us for what is sure to be an informative evening.
Bring a friend as well as any questions you might have.
There will be ample time for a Q&A session after the
presentation.
CUSD #300 y el Centro de Educación para Padres y
Recursos de Illinois Orgullosamente Presenta
AD/HD y Déficits del Funcionamiento Ejecutivo
Consejos Prácticos y Estrategias para Padres
16 de octubre del 2014 7:00 p.m.
Westfield Community School, 2100 Sleepy Hollow Road, Algonquin IL
Presentado por:
Eric Tivers;
LCSW, MSSW,
Especialidades
Clínicas Tivers
- Este es un programa
gratuito y todos son
bienvenidos.
- No se necesita hacer
reservaciones.
- Interpretación en español
está disponible con previo
aviso.
- No habrá servicio de
cuidado de niños.
- Para más información
comuníquese con Judy
Ruffulo, 847-212-6371
“AD/HD (por sus iniciales en inglés AD-Déficit de Atención,
HD- Desorden de Hiperactividad)” es uno de los trastornos del
neuro desarrollo más común de la niñez. Es normal que en
algún momento los niños tengan problemas concentrándose y
comportándose. Sin embargo, niños con “ADHD” y Déficits
del Funcionamiento Ejecutivo (la habilidad de tomar decisiones,
planificar y controlar el comportamiento) no se liberan de estos
comportamientos. Los síntomas continúan y pueden causar
dificultades en la escuela, en la casa, o con los amigos. Estos
niños pueden distraerse mucho, olvidarse o perder cosas,
retorcerse, inquietarse o hablar demasiado, cometer errores por
descuido o por arriesgarse, tienen dificultades tomando turnos y
llevándose bien con los demás.
Eric no sólo estará hablando de la ciencia detrás del “AD/HD y
funcionamientos ejecutivos de manera simple de entender,
también hablará de diagnósticos actuales y opciones para
tratamiento. Más importante, tiene un caudal de conocimientos
para compartir sobre verdaderas estrategias que realmente
funcionan para ayudar a que su hijo tenga éxito en la escuela y
en la vida.
Eric es un consejero y entrenador de niños y adultos con
AD/HD muy conocido que ejerce en una práctica privada en
Volo, IL. Eric es un presentador muy interesante y miembro
profesional de “CHADD” y “ADDA” (por sus iniciales en
inglés, Asociación de Desordenes de Déficits de Atención). Él
ha sido incluido en la publicación “ADDITUDE” y Revista para
Padres de Chicago. Eric estará presentando en la Conferencia
Nacional “CHADD” este noviembre.
Acompáñenos a lo que será sin duda una noche informativa.
Traigan a un amigo(a) y cualquier pregunta que puedan tener.
Habrá suficiente tiempo después de la presentación para una
sesión de preguntas y respuestas.