Welcome to Ms. Grundner's Class

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Kid President

Phone: 630-428-7275
Email: victoria_grundner@ipsd.org

Weekly Schedule:
Monday: Art
Tuesday: PE
Wednesday: Music
Thursday: Pe
Friday: Music & PE

Lunch/Recess: 12:15-12:50pm
Snack: 2:30-2:40 pm

Lunch Reminders:

Please send your child with utensils, especially spoons, in with their cold lunch if needed. Also, students should not bring glass containers. They are a safety hazard.

CHROMEBOOKS: Please charge them every day.

 Homework Reminders
Every night students should:
Read 20 minutes daily

High Frequency words this week: grade, change, also, year, seem

11/7- Lesson 20
11/8- Lesson 21
11/9- Module 3 test

Important Reminders:
11/16- Ms. Grundner's last day before maternity leave

Important Information from 
Mrs. Landstrom

November 5, 2018

Dear Peterson Families,

This is a busy week!!! There are many new items in this week’s newsletter, please make sure you read all the way through. Remember there is no school on Monday, November 5th and Tuesday, November 6th due to Parent/Teacher conferences and Election Day.

In addition, don’t forget we have PTA meeting on Thursday, November 8th at 7:00pm in the LMC and we have Spirit Day on Friday, November 9th!

In honor of Veterans Day, we would like to recognize members of our community who have served our country both past and present. Please fill out the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/tnIZFMTerGPijp0E2, so those individuals can be included in our announcements on Monday, November 12th.

Our Orange Ruler Fun Run is underway and off to a great start!!!!! We have already raised $5561, which is 19% of our goal! Thank you to those of you that have already registered your child in our class at orangeruler.com/signup, donated and also sent donation invites to friends and family to help your child, the class and the school.   The students are having a fun time with the program and we are excited to work together as a team to help raise money for our school.  Each donation from your friends, your family and you will have the added benefit of not only increasing your child’s chances to win daily drawing prizes but also quickly multiplying the chances that students will get to see Mrs. Witkowski and me dressing up like Anna and Elsa!! Mr. Patterson said he might do something special too if we exceed our goal!! Thank you again for your support with this important fundraiser and program, it is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact me at allison_landstrom@ipsd.org or Joann Frisby at joannfrisby@gmail.com


Coat Drive:
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s IPPC Coat Drive.  We collected 15 boxes from Peterson alone, which is incredible!  Overall, the drive collected over 700 warm, new and gently used coats, over 150 pairs of boots and more hats, gloves, and scarves 
than we could count.  The coat drive is in its 13th year and still, the response isoverwhelming.  Please see the attached picture and thank you for helping local families in need!

Box Tops Winners:
Congratulations to Mr. White's 
5th grade class for coming in first for collecting the most box tops. Mrs. Kucera's Kindergarten class for coming in second, and Mrs. Falck's 3rd grade class for coming in third! All three classes have won extra recess.  Overall, Peterson students collected 3,876 box tops and raised $387 dollars for our school.  There will be another contest starting again soon so please keep collecting those box tops!  Let's see if we can collect even more this time! Also please remember to check the expiration dates on the box tops, expired ones don't count.  Congratulations again to our top 3 classes and thank you to Mrs. Narwani for help with this!

Toiletry Drive: 
In the spirit of giving thanks and helping others, Peterson and Fry Elementary 
PTAs are collecting new and unused toiletry items to provide to District 204 students in need. The collection runs through Wednesday, Nov. 14. Flyer with details is attached. Please consider donating--thank you!  (Questions? Contact Christine Paik, christinempaik@yahoo.com)

School Safety Community Night on November 14th 
District 204 is partnering with local law enforcement agencies for a School Safety Community Night presentation from 7 to 8 pm on Wednesday, November 14 at Waubonsie Valley High School. Safety topics include what parents should teach their younger children to help keep them safe, the district’s partnership with police and how school resource officers work with staff and students, ALICE training in schools, a new program that involves a school safety dog, and how students and parents can report safety concerns. 
All District 204 parents are invited to attend this event. Children are encouraged to attend at their parents’ discretion. An RSVP is appreciated, but not required at http://ipsd.us/HPRF0

We Need Your Feedback:
Parents, students, and teachers across Illinois will once again have an opportunity to participate in the annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school as it relates to the important elements of school effectiveness.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by the University of Chicago. All survey responses will be kept confidential. The state will provide survey results for individual schools only if a school has at least 20 percent of parents take the survey. If you have children attending more than one school, we ask that you complete the survey for each school.

To take this short survey:

1. Visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/

2. Type and select “Dupage” as "County." (The county is the location of the school district's main office.)

3. Type your school's name into the "School" field and select your school.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey identifies five indicators that can lead to important student outcomes, including test score gains. Research has shown that schools strong on these indicators are ten times more likely to improve student learning. The five indicators that affect school success are effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments, and ambitious instruction. Parents will have until January to participate in the survey. 

November PTA Dinner Night:
Our next PTA dinner night will be on Monday, November 12th at Buffalo Wild Wings in Plainfield. They will be giving us 15% of sales and the promotion is good - All Day Long!!  So plan those 
kid-free lunch dates, family dinners out, drinks with friends, etc.! We will be attaching the flyer next week but please mark your calendars!! Any questions please contact Ekta at eluthra@gmail.com or Aarti at aartigupta82@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events:

  • November 5th – No School – Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00-8:00 pm
  • November 6th – No School – General Election Day
  • November 8th – PTA Meeting 7:00pm in LMC
  • November 9th – Spirit Day
  • November 12th – PTA Dinner Night at Buffalo Wild Wings (all day)
  • November 13th – Orange Ruler Fun Run Donations Due
  • November 15th – Orange Ruler Fun Run Day (Schedule will be shared closer to date)
  • November 21st – November 23rd – No School – Thanksgiving Break