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BUILDING WORLD CLASS THINKERS
PRINCIPAL, LAURA DUBOIS
PIONEER PATH SCHOOL
February 1 9, 201 5
SCHOOL WEBSITE ADDRESS: www.csd17.org
ABSENCE HOTLINE NUMBER: 521-2191
Feb. 23
Feb. 25
Feb. 27
Mar. 4
Mar. 9-13
Mar. 16-20
Mar. 18
Mar. 20
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School Board Meeting 7:00 PM @ Pioneer Path Boardroom
Market Day Pick-Up 5:30 – 6:30 @ N B Galloway
NO SCHOOL Teachers Institute Day
4th Grade Field Trip Ag Education Center 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
4th Grade PARCC Testing
3rd Grade PARCC Testing
Music Booster PASTA NIGHT
End of Third Quarter
TOMORROW IS SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY. WEAR YOUR FAVORITE RED AND WHITE!
Soon we will be giving your child state-required achievement tests called PARCC. Testing will take place on
March 9th - 13th for fourth graders and March 16th – 20th for third graders. March 23rd – 27th is reserved for
make-ups. Students in grades three and four will be tested in reading and mathematics. YOU CAN HELP
YOUR CHILD DO HIS/HER BEST ON THE TEST BY:
1) making sure, if possible, that your child attends school on the days of testing;
2) making sure your child gets a good night’s sleep the night before testing;
3) providing breakfast on the mornings of testing;
4) reminding your child to ask the teacher questions if he/she does not understand the test directions;
5) letting your child know that you have confidence in his/her ability to do his/her best; and
6) advising your child not to worry about the test-just do the best he/she can.
I am inviting parents to an informational meeting called “PARCC 411”. Please RSVP on the link below:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MJ3H3PN
3rd & 4th GRADE CHOIR CONCERT
The 3rd & 4th grade Choir Concert will be on April 21, 2015 @ 6:30 PM.
3rd GRADE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
The 3rd Grade Musical will take place May 21, 2015 at Minooka Community High
School north campus at 301 S. Wabena @ 6:30 PM.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SCHOOL CLOSING
As we are in the winter months and the possibility of inclement weather is upon us, please follow
these steps for up to date information regarding school in session or school not in session: CHECK
OUR DISTRICT WEBSITE IMMEDIATELY- A message will be scrolling across the top of
the www.csd17.org home page if school has been canceled. CHECK YOUR EMAIL- An
email will be sent directly to you telling you that school has been canceled. TUNE
INTO RADIO STATIONS- 1340 WJOL, 98.3 WCCQ, 96.7 STAR, 100.7 RXQ, 103.1
WCSJ, 95.7 WJDK, 780 WBBM, 720 WGN TUNE INTO TV STATIONS- Channel 5
News, ABC 7 Chicago, CLTV, Fox News Chicago ACCESS THIS EMERGENCY SITEwww.EmergencyClosings.com CALL THE CHANNAHON DISTRICT 17 ADMINISTRATIVE
CENTER @ 815-467-4315.
LUNCH ACCOUNTS If you haven’t replenished your child’s lunch account yet, you may want to
do so at this time. Please check your child’s account on Power School. When sending in
lunch money, please make sure you fill out a lunch deposit form. Please put your form and
money in an envelope with your students name on it, marked Lunch Money.
ART News...from Mrs. Verbic
Calling all "green" art students! Mrs. Verbic will be hosting a 3rd grade "Go
Green" club on Tuesday afternoons during recess. Our group will study and
create a variety of items that encourage healthy living. We will creatively use resources
around us to make an impact on our school community and to inspire healthy, positive
lifestyles. Interested students should see Mrs. Verbic for an "application" as soon as
possible. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, February 24. Please note: Choir members
have permission to attend Go Green. In order to accommodate all interested students,
participants may be assigned to attend only a certain number of sessions. Thanks in
advance for understanding!
YEARBOOKS FOR THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR
Order forms for the Yearbook will be going home on Friday, February 13th. The cost of the
Yearbooks this year will be $20.00. Please return the money and order form into your
homeroom/studyhall teacher before Monday, March 2nd.
Yearbooks are sold on a pre-sale basis only.
Please make checks payable to Lifetouch or you may now use a Credit Card
Order Online at YBPay.lifetouch.com with Yearbook ID Code: 1400515
Please follow the directions on the envelope.
Reminder! Six Flags Great America reading logs are due
February 26, 2015. Please have your child read and track their
minutes to earn their free ticket! Good Luck!!
TECHNOLOGY NEWS
Code Word: Future
Students across the district have been receiving lessons on coding. Coding
is similar to the computer programming classes that used to be offered in
schools. Coding has seen a resurgence in popularity with the explosion of technology and
devices and apps – there simply is a high demand for ever-updated technology and better, more
engaging apps but not enough people to do the coding to meet that demand. So schools have
been tapped to foster an interest in coding. Coding lessons are also great for promoting
innovation, problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration – all wrapped up in what
looks like a fun computer game or app! Check out these sources that our students in
Channahon School District 17 are using to develop their coding skills:
The website that started it all: code.org
The following apps are free to download from iTunes:
Daisy the Dinosaur: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/daisy-the-dinosaur/id490514278?mt=8
Kodable: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kodable/id577673067?mt=8
Coddy Free: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/coddy-free-innovativeeducational/id698176009?mt=8
Cargo-Bot: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cargo-bot/id519690804?mt=8
10 Ways to get your Kids to Eat Their Vegetables!
If your kids are veggie haters, you might find yourself playing hide-and-seek come mealtime.
Peas hidden in pancakes? Check. Squash added to pasta sauce? Yep. Pureed spinach in fruit
smoothies? Of course.
But as your kids grow older (and wiser), it might be time to stop hiding the vegetables and start
teaching your kids to enjoy healthful, nutritious foods as they are. Read on for painless ways to up
your family’s vegetable consumption.
1. Don’t treat veggies as the enemy. Kids hear a lot of negative messages about healthy eating.
Let your kids know that all food groups serve as fuel for the body and that nutrition plays a big role in
growing up healthy and strong, she adds.
2. Stop hiding vegetables. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and
Behavior found that kids will happily eat baked goods that contain vegetables — even when they
know there are veggies in the dough. In the study, researchers served zucchini chocolate-chip bread,
broccoli gingerbread spice cake, and chickpea chocolate-chip cookies to groups of schoolchildren.
Kids liked the zucchini and broccoli treats, and only vetoed the chickpea cookies because they were
unfamiliar with chickpeas.
3. Put the power of nutrition in kids’ hands. Researchers in the Netherlands studied 259 children
between the ages of 4 and 12 and found that when kids got to choose which fruits and
vegetables to eat, they were more likely to consume a healthy amount of vegetables without
complaint.
4. Grow your own. “Kids love this, if you can, start a small garden and let the kids become farmers.
They will have a ball watching their veggies grow and then eating them.”
5. Stick to vegetables with crunch. Researchers in the Netherlands gave children carrots and
French beans prepared six different ways, and found that the kids overwhelming preferred “crispy,
crunchy, and juicy” veggies over “mushy, squishy, and slimy.” Sorry, okra.
6. Do as you say. “The best way for adults to encourage vegetable consumption among their
children is to be good role models," Blake says. "If you eat them and enjoy them, the kids will follow
your lead.”
7. Consider nonfood rewards. Stickers might be the ticket to a happier dinner table. In a study, 173
families with 3- and 4-year-old children were divided into three groups. One group of kids got a
sticker after trying a bit of a disliked vegetable, the second group got verbal praise, and the third
group was not rewarded. After 12 days, the children who received the stickers were eating more
vegetables (and liking them better) than the other two groups. After one and three months, the kids
were still eating their veggies. .
8. Make food fun. Researchers wanted to see if offering a salad dressing “dip” along with broccoli
could make a group of 152 preschoolers tolerate the much-reviled vegetable. After giving kids the
healthful green twice a week for seven weeks, they found the youngsters were more likely to eat the
vegetable when it was paired with dip, even when the dip was low-fat. Use salsa instead of highcalorie dressings and to try the technique with more than just broccoli.
9. Ask other caregivers to help. Discuss your preferences and expectations for vegetable
consumption with caregivers at your child’s daycare or school. If you pack lunch for your children,
encourage them to eat well when you’re not there to supervise.
10. Don’t give up. As with so many aspects of parenting, persistence and consistency are critical to
the success of your veggie game plan. It can take 10 or more exposures to a single vegetable before
a kid becomes accustomed to a particular taste.
Exerted from: http://www.everydayhealth.com/health-report/summer-produce/ways-to-get-kids-to-eat-theirveggies.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_everydayhealthhealthyliving_20150203
Music Boosters News!
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 18th! Plans for our 6th annual Italian Pasta Night are well
underway. Please check to make sure you have received a packet from your child for this year’s Italian Pasta
Night. We need your help to make this year’s fundraiser a success. If you have any questions regarding the
Italian Pasta Night or are in need of a packet or more tickets, please contact Sherri Gierman at
[email protected]
Our meetings take place in the Art room at Three Rivers School and begin at 7:00pm. If you have any
questions about the meeting, please contact Kellie Mason at [email protected]
KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP
IN BOARD ROOM AT PIONEER PATH SCHOOL
Thursday, Feb. 26, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Please bring your completed registration packet and fees to round-up. In addition,
TO REGISTER A PARENT MUST SUPPLY THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:
1.
A certified copy of your child’s birth certificate issued by the county of birth.
2.
A copy of a custody agreement if applicable.
3.
Proof of residency: Three of the following documentation will be accepted. The only
exceptions will be those families declared Homeless.
Category I (must supply one)
Category II (must supply two)
1) Ownership Title
1) Previous months (GAS,
ELECTRIC, WATER)
2) Closing Papers
2) Driver’s License with correct
3) Current Rental/Lease
address
Agreement*
3) Voter Registration Card with
4) Current Tax Bill
correct address
*Rental/lease agreement showing 5-digit street address, dates beginning/ending and
lessee/lessor signatures. This is also a yearly requirement and must be updated each year.
If a Parent/Guardian is living with District Resident, the following must be provided:
1. An Affidavit of Residency Part 1 to be completed by Parent/Guardian seeking to enroll
student into school. It must be completed and notarized.
2. An Affidavit of Residency Part 2 to be completed by resident stating his/her approval of
parent and child(ren) living with resident. It must be notarized and supporting residency
documentation attached (see above). (Affidavit of Residency Forms are available
through our District Office or Website www.csd17.org).
This is a yearly requirement and will only be accepted at the District
Office after June 1.
PLEASE NOTE: Your child will not be registered without proper proof of residency and
original birth certificate.
Children entering Kindergarten must have a completed physical with up-to-date immunization
records dated within one year of school entry. Physicals must be written on the approved
medical form. Forms will be available at Round-up. Please call 467-4311 with any questions or
to obtain a registration packet.
Did you know? The PTO provides meals to the teachers when they
have to stay late for conferences? Get involved in helping today!
Important Dates:
March 25, Market Day Pick-up 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Join our Facebook page (Channahon Updates) for the latest updates
and to see how you can be involved!
Keep collecting those Kellogg’s Rewards
labels along with Box Tops and
Campbell’s. Just send them in with your
child to school! We'll get them to the right
person. Thank you!!!!
Minooka HS Band and Guard
Boosters 24th Annual Craft Fair
Sat. February 21, 2015
9:00 -3:00
MCHS Central Campus
Soles for Sports!!!!!
**Do you have some barely used soccer cleats from that one season you wanted to try out the sport?
**Maybe you outgrew a great pair of track shoes before the next season and they are just taking up
closet space!
**Do you, or someone you know, need a pair of good athletic shoes, but don’t want to invest too much
money in a sport you’re not certain you’ll stick with yet?
WE HAVE A GREAT “SOLE”UTION for those problems!!!!
Some great Beta Students: Gino Capecci, Cooper Maskel, and Seth Joder along with their families have
initiated a collection this month of used, but still good quality, athletic footwear!!
The Channahon schools and Channahon Park District have collection boxes throughout this month. We
are looking to collect slightly used, but in good condition, athletic shoes.
Specifically: gym shoes, sport specific shoes, cleats
From the shoes that are collected our Beta members will clean them up and sort them and there will be
an opportunity for anyone who wishes to “shop” collected shoes.
Shopping Soles for Sport:
Saturday, February 21st, 1-4 P.M.
Chanahon Jr. High-multi-purpose room
So go through your closets and sports tubs to see what you can donate and bring those shoes in to any
of the collection boxes for drop off!
Who:
1.) K-2nd Boys and Girls
2.) 3rd – 8th Grade Boys and Girls
Deadline: February 25, 2015
When: February 28, 2015
Cost: $10 per camper
Times: 1:00 – 2:30 pm (3rd-5th Boys and Girls)
Where: Seneca High School
2:30 – 4:00 pm (3rd-8th Boys and Girls)
If interested in joining the camp please sign up online at
www.illinoisambush.com and go to camps!
Any questions please email [email protected]
Girl Scout Troops Now Forming!
Contact Alicia Joebgen 815-651-2720
[email protected]
For meeting days, times & locations!
Youth Football, Cheer & Poms
Chanooka Braves
2015 Registration
Ages 6—14
New Participant
Registration Date:
Veteran Registration
Date:
Saturday
February 21st
9am — 1pm
Saturday
March 14th
9am — 1pmD9
Contact person: 555 555 5555
Pioneer Path
school
Minooka Methodist
Church Annex
For more info go to
Www.chanookabraves.com
SPAGHETTI
DINNER
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 26TH
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Minooka Community High School
301 S. Wabena Avenue
Central Campus Cafetorium
“EVENING OF RHYTHM”
JOIN US FOR OUR SPAGHETTI DINNER
PERFORMANCES BY
MINOOKA & CHANNAHON JR HIGH JAZZ BANDS
& MINOOKA INDOOR PERCUSSION
*RAFFLE BASKETS & SILENT AUCTION ITEMS*
SILENT AUCTION & RAFFLE ITEMS INCLUDE:



Arlington Park “Day at the Races” Clubhouse Box Seat Package for 4
Auto Care Package Including $250 in Exxon Mobil Gas Cards
Passes for Vertical Endeavors, CPX Sports, Heritage Bluffs Golf Course
AND MANY OTHER GENEROUS DONATIONS FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES &
**Ticket Required for Entry**
For Additional Information:
Contact : Kathi Spindler
Phone: (815) 260-2869
Email: [email protected]
Advance Tickets $7.00
$8.00 at the Door
Ages 3 & Under Free
MINOOKA
INDOOR
PERCUSSION
Faith
Integrity
Generosity
Humility
Trust
5. Family Environment
4. Certified Coaches (USA Football,
ASEP, Red Cross First Aid)
3. Player Accountability
2. Virtue-Centered Catholic Teachings
1. Team Celebrations (Mom,
Ceremony, Mentor Appreciation,
Jersey Ceremony, Team Banquet)
Football: $175 (3rd – 8th Grades) Cheer: $125 / Single or $200/ Family (1st – 8th Grade)
Raffle:
1 athlete – 10 Tickets ($100)
2 athletes – 15 Tickets ($150)
3+ athletes – 20 Tickets ($200)
The Right Team – Right Now!
1. Complete St. Ann Football Activity
y Waiver
Scan Me!
(http://goo.gl/forms/kkoJZ9dz1P)
2. Emailed Invoice
(Pay online, by mail, in person)
3. Football players – follow link to St. Raphael Football
Online Registration {http://tinyurl.com/SRFReg2015)
Play More
Wait Less
Enjoy the
Game
Questions: Contact John Krenkel (815) 290-9SAF (9723) [email protected]
When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.
Joe Paterno
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