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Woodview PTO PRESIDENT Abbie Pietruszynski 847-223-6703 VICE PRESIDENT Elizabeth Corripio SECRETARIES Karyn Pritz Jamie Schaefer TREASURERS Sandi Hornung Sandy Pogue WAYS AND MEANS Cheryl Wilgen Julie Rothman Diana Spicer STAFF LIASION Gerry Sousa

TABLE OF CONTENTS Letter from the Principal Calendar of Events Woodview School Information October Birthdays PTO News and Notes Lunch Menu Changes D46 Family Science Night

November 8, 2013 Dear Woodview Parents and Guardians, The week of October 21st we celebrated Red Ribbon week. It was a huge success! The posters on display in the front hallway represent our promise to lead healthy lifestyles. Each classroom door was decorated to show our commitment to making good choices. Our Fine Arts Committee hosted Dr. Cool and Pride who discussed building self-esteem, and feeling good about who we are. Thanks to Mrs. Marks, our social worker, for organizing the week’s events. Each month our school focuses on a positive behavior lesson we call cool tools. The lesson focuses on a short picture book that reinforces the theme. Classrooms enjoy the story together and participate in a discussion along with an activity of their choice to highlight what they have learned. We proudly display our collection of work. Each class then receives a tool to add to their toolbox of positive behavior. So far we have learned about Respect and Responsibility. A special reminder to all parents using our drop off circle, it is important that you remain in your vehicle at all times. Our staff does their best to keep the traffic moving while keeping our students safe. If you need to get out of your car, we ask that you park in our parking lot. We thank everyone for patience and appreciate your cooperation. It is illegal to use cell phones in a school zone. Help us keep our kids safe by giving full attention to your driving in our school zone. As the weather turns colder, we would like to remind families that proper dress is important. Recess can be a fun part of the day, but coats and gloves may soon be necessary. I look forward to seeing you at Culvers, one of our most popular Dine and Share Nights On Wednesday, November 13th. you may even see a few a Woodview staff members serving your food.

Sincerely, Cathy Santelle Principal Woodview School

Calendar of Event Date





PTO Meeting – 7:00p.m.- Teacher’s Lounge



Culver’s Dine and Share- 5:00-8:00p.m.



Family Science Night from 6:00 - 8:30



Fourth Grade Heritage Feast



Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast

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Woodview School Information Some important information for the families of Woodview students

Veteran’s Day Dear Parents/Guardians, As you know, Monday, November 11th is Veteran’s Day. At Woodview School, through a program called Illinois Operation; Military Kids, we would like to post a “Wall of Heroes” to honor our Service member’s families (particularly their children). Please send photos of members of the military who are family members or close friends to school by 11/11/13 and they will be posted in a place of honor. It would be wonderful if you had photographs of your child with their military hero! This is our way of saying “Thank You” to our “military kids”. Woodview Staff

Internet Safety Throughout the year we try to emphasize to students ways to be smart and safe while using the Internet. We recently completed lessons reminding students to keep their personal information private. Students should not give out their real name, address, telephone number, age, name of their school or details about their sports team. We encourage you to talk to your student about sites they are visiting and the contact they have with other people online. Students have been told to never agree to meet an online friend in person. Here are some resources we use to help lead our discussions. Kindergarten - First Grade - KidsCom Jr - Iggey and Ras#21ED Second Grade - Faux Paw the Techno Cat – Adventures in the Internet Third Grade - Privacy Playground- The F#1B754 Three Cyber Pigs

Privacy Playground: The First Adventure of the

Fourth Grade – Under Arts & Technology there is a free lesson about Internet Safety. We also started talking about cyber bullying.

October 2013 Birthdays

Happy Birthday to all our October Birthday students! The students enjoyed a birthday breakfast with Principal Santelle!

PTO News and Notes A Huge Thank You! The Woodview Media Center staff would like to thank the PTO for their support of the library. The PTO recently made a large purchase of 81 new biographies for our collection to give us an update. Some of the famous people the students may now read about include: Kate Middleton, Drew Breese, Shaun White, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Leo Paul (invented the electric guitar), Philo Farnworth, (invented the television,) Sonia Sotomayor, Hayat Sindi (biochemist), James Naismith (invented the game of basketball) and Mae Jemison (astronaut). We would also like to thank the PTO for allowing us to select materials from the bookfair to add to our library collection. It was wonderful that students helped pick out some of the materials they wanted to see in the library. The bookfair is a great opportunity for us to get high interest materials into the collection. Ms. Tarnowski and the Library Staff

Thank you to everyone who helped at the November market day sale. Your help was very much appreciated. We will get about $300 back to our school from the November sale. If you wanted to help out but didn't make it, don't worry because we are hosting the December sale as well. December 7th at Meadowview from 7:45a.m. until 11:00a.m. Sign up Genius is available on the PTO website. December's sale will feature yummy, pre-measured, freezer to oven cookies. Those could come in handy during the hectic holiday season! If you have any questions feel free to contact Megan OR Cheryl

Thank you to ALL the classrooms for participating in collecting Box Tops! The 2nd contest of the year is now underway. Throughout the year when a Box Tops contest ends, another shall begin right away! The next contest will end on Friday, December 6th. Please send in your Box Tops in a zip lock baggie or an envelope. Labels for Education should be separated from Box Tops and put in their own baggie, please. After all the Box Top are tallied, the 1st and 2nd place homeroom winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded the following week. Thank you, and happy clipping! Remember to sign up on to track Woodview’s progress, enter contests to help Woodview win bonus Box Tops, and participate in the eBox Tops program! They are an online version of Box Tops and are electronically credited to your school’s account, with no clipping required. Any eBoxTops® earned will be automatically added to your school’s next Box Tops check. Just like clipped Box Tops, eBoxTops® are worth 10¢ a piece. You can also “like” Box Tops for Education on facebook as well and be aware of their promotions! For questions, please contact Virginia Fitzgerald at

October Woodview Dine and Share Wednesday, November 13th is Culver’s night! Bring the family for a fun night out with friends and teachers. Fall Dine and Share at Culver’s has become a tasty classic Join us between 5-8pm Location: 1239 N. State Rd. 83 in Grayslake.