James R. Wood School


upcoming events

9/1 Labor Day (No School)
9/4 1:35 Dismissal
9/5 10:30 - Ice Bucket Challenge 1:35 Dismissal
9/12          School Pictures
9/24          Market Day Pickup

als ice bucket challenge

ALS is a degenerative disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.  The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised millions of dollars since its initiation!  Numerous Somonauk community members have already participate in this worthy cause.  Now it's our turn!  Jan Adams, Transportation Director, was nominated and she in turn nominated Mrs. Pruski.  We decided to add a 'twist' to the challenge.  We are asking our JRW community for their help.  We would like to raise $500 by Thursday, September 4th.  The top 2 classes that raise the most money will get to douse Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Pruskin on Friday, September 5th at 10:30 on the playground, weather permitting.  Please help us raise money to fight ALS!  

Handbook receipts

Please review the 2014-2015 student handbook and return the handbook receipt to your child's classroom teacher by August 29th.  The handbook can be found on the JRW website.  If you were unable to attend back to school night and need a copy of the handbook receipt, please contact the JRW office.  

volunteer information

Interested in volunteering at JRW?  We are always looking for volunteers to help in the classroom, assist in the learning center, organize the annual Read-a-thon, and numerous other ways throughout the school year.  If you would like to volunteer, please review the Volunteer Handbook and complete the required Volunteer Forms.  

Market Day


Market Day orders are due Wednesday, September 17th  

Internet Orders by 11 pm on Saturday, September 20th.

  Pick up Wednesday, September 24th from 3:15-4:30 at JRW.

Market Day is one of the main fundraisers for the Somonauk Education Boosters (SEB).  SEB helps support the educational efforts of the district through mini-grants, educational supplies, fine arts programs, and college scholarships.  Help support SEB by ordering from Market Day.