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Clow School News (11.9.18)

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Clow School News & PTA Newsflash 11.9.18


12th - Veteran’s Day Student Assembly (students invited to wear Red, White, Blue!)

13th - “Wear Red Day” (students invited to wear red or “Olivia’s Tribe” shirts!)

14th - PTA Meeting (9:30 am)

14th - PTA Restaurant Night (Aurelio’s Pizzeria)

20th - “Wear Red Day” (students invited to wear red or “Olivia’s Tribe” shirts!)

21st - 23rd - No School (Thanksgiving Break)

23rd - PTA Event (Feed My Starving Children Packing Event)

27th - “Wear Red Day” (students invited to wear red or “Olivia’s Tribe” shirts!)


3rd - PTA Restaurant Night (Home Run Inn Pizzeria)

5th - Winter Chorus Concert (6:30 pm)

7th - School Spirit Day (wear green/gold or Clow Spirit Wear!)

10th - PTA Holiday Shoppe

12th - PTA Meeting (9:30 am)

21st - PTA Winter Classroom Parties (2:00 pm)

21st - End of Quarter Two

24th - January 7th - Winter Break (school resumes January 8th)

Thanks! - Thank you for your participation and involvement in our recent parent-teacher conferences. The staff and I feel so fortunate to team with parents who are invested, involved, and committed to supporting our efforts here at the school. While conferences provide the opportunity to meet with one another to discuss progress, please know that we are interested in teaming with you throughout the school year in your child’s best interest.

Many thanks to those who provided the fantastic food and treats for our staff during the parent-teacher conferences! Everything was delicious and it was such a treat to have meals provided on the long conference days. Thank you!

Red, White, & Blue - We invite all students to wear red, white, and/or blue on Monday as we host Clow’s very first Veteran’s Day Assembly. We look forward to welcoming our honored guests for the assembly on Monday, too.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures - As our temperatures begin to get colder (and snowy, like today!), our car line often gets longer as more students arrive and dismiss by vehicle. Our staff supervising the car line in the afternoon greatly appreciates it when they are able to view student names on car tags. This expedites the process of the car line. If you do not have a tag for your car, please stop by our office to pick one up. Feel free to also request one from a staff member supervising the car line. As an additional reminder, please remember that all students should exit and enter vehicles via the passenger side.

For those students who get dropped off or picked up from school in other locations throughout the community, please also keep in mind that the safest way in which to exit or enter a vehicle is on the passenger side. If you are using our “kiss and drop” lanes, we ask that you not linger or park in these lanes so that others may use the lane to drop off students, too. Please make note of all posted signs and parking restrictions as you drop off and pick up students.

We appreciate you adhering to these safe arrival and dismissal procedures, as our top priority is always student safety!

School Safety Community Night - 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

5Essentials Survey - 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

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.

Third-Party Educational Programs - The following companies have rented space in our schools to offer an after-school educational program for students. The distribution of this material is in no way an endorsement of programs, services, activities or products by District 204. For more information about the programs listed below, visit:

Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club

In Cougar Pride,

Katie Bennett | Clow Elementary School Principal

630.428.6062 ph |630.428.6061 fax |

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