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Woody Review Woodview School News 340 Alleghany Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 847-223-3668 “An Environment Where We Can All Grow Together�

A Letter from our principal...

Principal: Cathy Santelle

12/2/11 Dear Parents and Guardians, Report cards came home earlier this week. It is a perfect time to reflect on homework and work habits. Homework is a necessary step to help reinforce the skills and concepts learned at school. It provides additional practice for those skills that need to become automatic. Homework also helps students develop responsibility and organization, which are life long skills. Time management is key when working with your children on homework. The holiday season can become a busy time for all of us. Here are some suggestions to help you and your child stay on track for accomplishing goals. -Have a family calendar to record the fun events as well as due dates for assignments. -Use the assignment notebook each day. It is a great form of communication as well as an organizational tool. -Arrange a consistent time and place for homework to get done. Good habits begin with establishing a study place in your home. -Discuss routines. Agree on the best time to study for a test or complete those weekly assignments ahead of time. -Long-term assignments may require materials. Make a list before beginning projects to avoid late night trips to the store. -Celebrate success! Help your child feel proud of their hard work. That pride will motivate them when they feel challenged. -If you notice your child having difficulty with homework, review the directions together. Break steps down to help them feel less overwhelmed. Woodview staff is dedicated to working with you and your child to achieve success. Please communicate with us if there are any homework concerns. We are happy to assist you. Sincerely, Cathy Santelle Woodview School Principal





340 Alleghany Road

December 7th


Board of Ed. Meeting 7:30p.m.

December 12th


GCHS Choir Performance 8:45 & 9:30a.m.

December 13th


December & July Birthday Breakfast

December 13th-15th


Penguin Patch During Lunch Periods

December 14th

Park Campus

Board of Ed. Meeting 6:30p.m.

December 19thJanuary 2nd


Winter Break-No School

Grayslake, IL. 60030 847.223.3668

WOODVIEW PTO PRESIDETS: Lisa Bako 224-200-7573

TREASURER: Missy Katzenmaier 847-548-1732

Krista Bean 847-543-0805

SECRETARIES: Traci Parker 847-752-2061

VICE PRESIDETS: Emily Heidloff 847-986-4145

Amy Hieronymus 847-548-4768

Stephanie Weatherly STAFF LIAISO: Gerry Sousa 847-543-0785 WAYS AD MEAS: De Brown 847-223-8207 Casper Provo 847-231-6786 Brandi Kornit 312-330-0197 Tony Primack 847-204-4487

FIND US ON FACEBOOK! Stay informed and see what exciting things are going on at Woodview. Our Facebook page will provide you with lots of valuable information about PTO fundraisers and other events! Look for “Woodview School PTO” on Facebook and “LIKE” us today!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED To help at the next Market Day sale Saturday, December 10th. Market Day is a fundraiser that we share with the other District 46 elementary schools. Each elementary school takes a turn supplying volunteers to help unload the delivery truck and organize the orders for pick up. The profits from each monthly sale is split between the five elementary schools. Woodview's turn to volunteer is December 10th. 15 adult volunteers are needed to help with the sale. If we do not have volunteers show up to help with the sale, then we will not receive our share of the profits (probably $400 for December). Volunteers are needed at Meadowview school from 7:45 am to 9:30 am. These volunteers will help unload the truck and assemble the orders. We also need a few volunteers (about 4) who can stay until 11 am to help when the customers come to pick up their orders. School-age children are welcome to help, too. Donuts, bagels, coffee and juice will be provided. Please email Stephanie Weatherly at if you can help with this important PTO fundraiser. Thank you!

Back by popular demand…

The Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe The Holiday Shoppe will be open during the lunch periods Dec. 13, 14 and 15. All items are priced from $.50 each to $10.00 for the students to purchase gifts for their family and loved ones. Look for a flier to come home with your student with more details. We still need LOTS of volunteers to help the “shoppers”. If you are available one, two or all three days, please contact Lisa Bako at

CALLING ALL BAKERS! The Staff Appreciation Committee is busy coordinating the holiday cookie boxes for the Woodview staff. With 52 staff members, lots of cookies are needed! If you'd be willing to donate 1 or 2 dozen cookies (or more) for the staff's holiday gift, please email Kristin Heupel at with the number of cookies you will donate. Homemade cookies are preferred, but store-bought can also be donated. Cookies should be dropped off at the school the morning of Wednesday, December 14, no later than 9:30am. Thank you!

COMING ATTRACTIONS The Woodview PTO Fine Arts Committee is excited to have the Grayslake Central High School Concert Choir coming to Woodview for a Holiday Concert! There will be two assemblies held in the Multipurpose Room on: Monday, December 12th: 8:45-9:30 a.m. and 9:40-10:25 a.m.

Families and afternoon kindergarten students are welcome to come to either performance. Get in the holiday spirit by listening to some beautiful music courtesy of the GCHS Concert Choir!

WINTER BREAK MOVIE! The Woodview PTO is once again, pleased to announce the Woodview Matinee at Antioch Theater! Enjoy a movie with all your Woodview friends on: Wednesday, December 28th 10:00 a.m.

The special screening will feature "Alvin and the Chimpmunks: Chip-Wrecked." Ticket price is $6 per person and includes popcorn, a drink and free refills. Tickets are purchased at the door, which open at 9:30 a.m. Hope to see you there!

ADOPT A FAMILY AND HELP ANOTHER WOODVIEW FAMILY IN NEED THIS YEAR This holiday season, instead of the Mitten Tree, you will have the opportunity to adopt a Woodview family that is in need of some extra support this holiday season. The Woodview staff has done this for many years and would like to extend the opportunity to the entire Woodview community. If you would like to make a contribution, please send gift cards, cash, or checks made payable to the Woodview PTO. Make sure to mark your envelope or memo line on your check “Adopt a Family.” The Woodview Staff would like to thank you so much for your continued generosity, and wish you a very happy, healthy holiday season!

STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS PAJAMA DAY! Get comfy and wear your pj’s to school on Friday December 16th!

TOYS FOR TOTS Woodview School will once again be participating in the Toys for Tots Program. The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Chistmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign in conducted. Please bring your new, unwrapped toys to the Woodview Media Center or office before December 15th. The Marine Corps Reserves will pick up donations on Thursday, December 15th.


GOLDEN TICKET WINNERS Gabriella R. Angelina M. Alex D. Quentin K. Zachary K. Adam H. Alyssa B. Madison G. Ariel R. Joshua T. Nate S. Ariella M. Max C. Sophia B. Ella G. Bryson J. Aaron C. Evan W. Nyah C. Colin K. Miles W. Henry D. Grace R. Grant S. Julia M. Shringar R. Grant H. Emily F. Christian M. Daniel F. Jia I. Lindzi S. Martin T. Sydney K. Thomas R. Sydney F. Corinne H. Gillian A. Charlie P. Seth G. Caroline R. Kaitlyn M. Ashlyn E. Owen H. Charlie M. Lily P.

Owen M. Cynthia H. Marvin A. Cassandra B. Katelyn G. Morgan M. Joshua J. Miles O. Hayden H. Marcella S. Cameron M. Hailey B. Alicia A. Daniel R. Samantha G. Christian M. John P. John G. Bennett B. Taylor P. Thomas P. Aadit G. Luca M. Rory S. Veronica M. Seth G. Jaeger B. Kyle B. Joshua W. Nicolas R. Kailyn W. Hilary A. Emily R. Ryan H. William C. Ethan M. Annika H. Jailen D. Sam C. Sydney L. Ellie O. Jackson K. Hollen C. Katrina M. Ian W. Christopher W.

Rebecca M. Avril M. Brennan H. Yajaira A. Nick M. Leanna P. Grace P. Keyla C. Nick Z. Caroline K. Meagan B. Chloe H. Hayli P. Bryce D. Meadow J. Maya M. Ellie L. Sami M.

Mrs. Bella’s Class Mrs. Duguid’s Class Mrs. Feldman’s Class Mrs. Hillier’s Class Mrs. Houck’s Class Mrs. Hyams’ Class Mrs. Lambie’s Class Mrs. Lett’s Class Mrs. Mankowski’s Class Mrs. Miller’s Class Mrs. Monaghan’s Class Mrs. Schmidt’s Class Mrs. Sousa’s Class

Our 2011-2012 Market Day grocery fundraising program is underway! The Market Day grocery program is a monthly, district-wide fundraiser from which you can order quality grocery items. Our school PTOs receive 20% profit based on our total monthly sales. This money is then used, by the PTOs, to help fund requests for field trips, assemblies, classroom wish lists, as well as a variety of other PTO sponsored activities.

Clip & save Tyson Project A+ labels. Turn in the labels to school. Your school redeems them for cash. Each label is worth $.26.

If you have any questions about Market Day, please feel free to visit or contact Stephanie at

Here is another way to earn money for Woodview. Simply clip the Box Tops from your favorite General Mills products and send them to school with your child!

Chef Tony says, “A chill is in the air. Market Day has lots of delicious soups and other hot meals that will warm your family at mealtime!”

Did you know that Woodview collects Campbell’s soup labels? The labels are worth points and must have the UPC code in order to be used. The points can be redeemed for books, gym equipment, and other items for our school. Each teacher has a box in the classroom to collect labels and box tops!

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