Classroom Volunteer Sign Up – There are still PLENTY of opportunities to help in your child’s classroom this year! Click on our Sign Up link: http://signup.com/go/hrXfSW to view and sign up for classroom parties & art awareness. You do not need to be a teacher or artist to run an art awareness lesson…the topics are scripted and include project ideas.
Gifts & Goods Fundraiser – Thanks to all who have participated in our Gifts and Goods fundraiser! All forms must be turned into your student’s teacher today! Please contact Lora Dominow with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spanish Classes – We are offering TWO OPTIONS for Spanish Classes this year!
- Language Stars will teach morning classes on Mondays and Tuesdays from 7:40-8:20 starting in October. This session is for the entire school year. See Language Stars Flyer for registration information.
- Language Labs will teach lunch classes that will meet during the Wednesday lunch/recess hour 11:40-12:20. This is a 10 week session starting in October. See Language Labs Flyer for registration information.
Reflections – The Reflections program is back again for the 2016-17 school year! In the next few weeks we hope to meet with each classroom to discuss the program and gain excitement from the students! Reflections is a national PTA art program where each student is encouraged to submit an entry in one or more of 6 creative categories (listed below, along with the general rules and special artist links). This year’s Reflections theme is: What is Your Story? Click on the links below for detailed guidelines/rules per category from the Illinois PTA. Please review the rules carefully before your student begins his/her project.
- Rules for Participation
- Dance Choreography
- Film Production
- Music Composition
- Special Artist
- Visual Art– Please note that the size limit of the Visual Arts category has been changed to no larger than 22 x 29 inches this year. This change is not reflected on the attached rules.
Click here to open the Student Entry Form which needs to be completed in its entirety to enter (including the Artist Statement). All projects will be due to the students’ teachers by Friday, October 28th. Please contact Jennifer Klemz email@example.com or Carrie Wells firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Photography Club – Photography Club is back for 4th and 5th graders! Mrs. Kehm will focus on basic photography skills and students will complete a final project/gallery for an open house in April. Meetings will be once/month on Wednesdays. Please see the Photography Club Flyer for more details about the club and dates of meetings. Sign up by October 7th.
Destination Imagination – A reminder to please attend the informational meeting about DI tomorrow, Sept. 21st at 7:00 pm in the school gym. If your child is interested in participating, but you can’t attend the meeting, please be sure to email Allison Heverin, email@example.com, by Friday,September 23rd as teams will be forming soon after the meeting. Click on the Destination Imagination Flyer for more information about DI, and on the DI Promotional Video featuring PD 5th grader Malini Fisher.
Panther Pacers – The bi-weekly Panther Pacers program begins today! Ask your kids about it! Or for more information see the Panthers Pacers Flyer.
Save the Dates-
9/21- Destination Imagination Meeting, 7pm in PD Gym
9/22- Half Day
9/27- Camp Edwards Meeting for 6th Grade Parents, 6:30pm at Hillcrest
9/29- First Fun Lunch
For more information on school or PTA activities please visit the school web site or PTA web site. For even more information on community events and activities please check out the District’s e-fliers page at District e-fliers.