Community Consolidated School District 46 Park School Campus/East & West 400 West Townline Road • Round Lake • Illinois • 60073 Phone 847.201.7010 Fax 847.201.1971 Matt Melamed, Principal
David Dinsmore, Assistant Principal
February 3, 2012
Dear Park Parents and Guardians, During the week of February 13th, you are invited to meet your child(ren)ʼs teacher(s) during Parent Teacher Conferences. In order to arrange conference times that best meet the needs of all of our parents, students will be dismissed at 11:45 on Thursday, February 16th and there will be no school on Friday, February 17th. In addition, there is no school on Monday, February 20th for Presidentsʼ Day. The teachers look forward to meeting with you regarding your childʼs learning. At our first of conferences, parents and teachers established goals for the children. At our second set of conferences many of the students are invited to be part of student-involved conferences. By including the students in the conference they are able to share their learning with you and receive immediate feedback about their progress. Please look for information from your childʼs teacher for specific details. As always, if you need additional information or time to speak with your childʼs teacher, please let them know. The support you offer your children and the staff at Park is greatly appreciated. Your thoughts regarding your childʼs learning are valued. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.
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Park School Campus Notes / Activities February 3, 2012
Kindergarten Registration for the 2012-2013 School Year: It's kindergarten registration time for children who will be 5 years of age on or before September 1st, 2012! Parents of children who will be entering kindergarten at Community Consolidated School District 46 next year are invited to Kindergarten Meet and Greet, Tuesday, March 6, from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm. Parents and children should attend Park School Campus to meet kindergarten teachers, tour the school, and pick up registration information. Visit the Kindergarten Registration page for more information. Attendance Week 2011 - 5th Place Park School Park School Campus has been recognized by the Lake County Regional Office of Education for being one of the top ten schools in the county for attendance during Fall Attendance Week. This year Park School placed fifth in the Large Elementary School category for Lake County. Fabiola Alsina and Daisy Garcia accepted the Award on behalf of Park School at the Awards Luncheon. Congratulations also goes out to Frederick School for first place in the same category and Avon School for 10th place in the Small Elementary School category. 8th Grade Celebration Parent Meeting: In order to be able to plan a meaningful 8th grade celebration, we are in need of parents interested in planning the 8th grade dance. The first planning meeting will be Tuesday, February 7 at 6:00pm in our Media Center. We hope to see you there. Message from D46 Webmaster: If you know of anyone who is not receiving our updates, or if you would like to keep up to date on all of the school or district news, be sure to sign up on our district website (http://www.d46.org/) under the going green logo. Pond Safety Announcement: We have numerous ponds/retention ponds in our subdivisions and neighborhoods. All students need to be reminded to that they must stay off any forming ice. The ponds are not meant for any winter activities. Thank you for your assistance.
Park School Calendar of Events: Feb. 3 – Friday Night Out (6th – 8th Grade) 7-9pm @ Park Feb. 6 – Wrestling @ Woodland MS (Gurnee) - 4:15pm Feb. 7 – Leader of the Pack - 12:25pm
Feb. 7 – Girlsʼ Basketball @ Harrison - 4:15pm Feb. 7 – 8th Grade Celebration Meeting- 6pm in Media Center Feb. 9 – Girlsʼ Basketball @ North Prairie - 4:15pm Feb. 9 – Wrestling @ Milburn Central - 4:15pm Feb. 10 – PTO K-8 Valentineʼs Day Dinner & Dance – 6:00 pm Feb. 10-16 PTO Book Fair Feb. 10 – 11 Girls Basketball Tourney @ Emmons TBD Feb. 13 – Girlsʼ Basketball vs. Stanton 4:15 pm Feb. 13-16 Conference Week Feb. 14 – Girlsʼ Basketball @ Big Hollow 4:15 pm Feb. 15 – Box Tops Due Feb. 15 – Wrestling @ Oak Grove 4:30 pm Feb. 16 – Early Dismissal -11:45am Feb. 17 – No School Feb. 18 – Wrestling Tourney @ Alden Hebron TBD Feb. 20 – No School – Presidentʼs Day Feb. 21 – Girlsʼ Basketball vs. Prairie Crossing - 4:15pm Feb. 23 – Girlsʼ Basketball vs. Emmons (Antioch) - 4:15pm Feb. 27, 29, Mar 2 – 7th Grade Girlsʼ Basketball Tourney TBD Feb. 28, Mar. 1, 6 – 8th Grade Girlsʼ Basketball Tourney TBD Mar. 2 – PTO Movie Night Mar. 5 – Mar. 16 – ISAT Testing (3rd-8th Grade) Mar. 9 – Alice in Wonderland Musical Performance - 7pm Mar. 10 – Alice in Wonderland Musical Performance - 1pm
A fun winter project courtesy of your Champions program! This charming crew came to life when a pomegranate juice bottle reminded Family Fun crafter Kimberly Stoney of a certain frosty fellow.
Materials: • Squat plastic jar or bottle • Scissors and craft knife (adult’s job) • Battery operated tea light • Water • White glue • Brush • White, black and orange tissue paper • Small black beads, sequins or buttons • ribbon 1. 2. 3.
Instructions: To make a snowman, wash and dry a squat plastic jar or bottle (along with the pomegranate juice bottle, we used nut and spice jars, a squeezable jelly bottle and an 8-ounce apple juice bottle) With scissors or a craft knife, cut away the container’s bottom to accommodate a battery-operated tea light (an adult’s job). Mix water and white glue to a creamy consistency, then brush it over the jar. Attach white tissue paper scraps and brush with another layer of the diluted glue. In the same way, cover the lid with black tissue paper scraps. Let the bottle and lid dry. For the eyes and mouth, glue on small black beads, sequins or buttons. For the nose, brush glue over a cone of orange tissue paper, let it dry, and then adhere it. Tie on a ribbon scarf and place your man over the tea light.
Tips: Cones made from printer paper form a cool recycled forest. Simply roll paper into cone shapes, tape to secure, and trim the bottoms as needed so that they stand level.
COURTESY OF CHAMPIONS EXTENDED LEARNING BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS! Champions runs a before and after school program right here at your child’s school. Champions provides activities that focus on interests in art, drama, science, building, literature and homework support. Call Jill Anderson at 847‐360‐0191 for more information.