James R. Wood School


upcoming events

11/20        Family Read Night (6:00 pm) - Postponed!
       SEB (7:00 in MS Learning Center)  
11/25               Market Day Pie Contest Assembly @ 1:30 in Cafeteria
11/26-11/28     No School
12/4        Family Read Night (6:00) - Re scheduled date
12/11              K-3 Winter Program
12/17              Market Day Pickup
12/22- 1/2       Winter Break
1/5                  Teacher Institute
1/6                  School Resumes

family read night - postponed!!

Due to some unforeseen circumstances and emergency repairs at JRW, Family Reading Night scheduled for Thursday, November 20th has been re-scheduled for Thursday, December 4th.  

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you in December!

The Scholastic Pajama Drive will continue through December 4th.  

cuddle up

scholastic Pajama collection

scholastic pj drive

Canned food drive and giving tree

Throughout the month of December our students study the Character Counts Pillar of Caring.  We have a number of different activities planned throughout the month.  JRW is collecting canned or boxed nonperishable goods for Somonauk families in need.  Collection will take place until December 16th. The classroom that collects the most food items will receive a Christmas Cookie Party on December 16th.   

JRW will also have a Giving Tree that will be decorated with ornaments of specific items that are needed by families within our own Somonauk Community.  The Giving Tree will be put up in the HS Lobby on December 1st and will be available during the K-3 Winter Program on December 11th.  All Giving Tree items are due to JRW by December 15th.  

international walk to school day

We had more than 100 students and their families attend our annual Walk To School Day event!  A special thank you to Heartland Bank for providing students with a snack upon their arrival to school and Valley West Community Hospital for handing out 'charms' to keep as a souvenir.  

little park                         goodies

            route1                                      route7


als ice bucket challenge

Thank you JRW!!  We raised $651.31 in just under one week to help fight ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)!  The two kindergarten classrooms raised the most money and earned the opportunity to dump water on Mrs. Pruski and Mrs. Adams. 

Adams and Pruski                Mrs. Merkel      


Handbook receipts

Please review the 2014-2015 student handbook and return the handbook receipt to your child's classroom teacher as soon as possible.  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, November 12.  

Internet Orders by 11 pm on Saturday, November 15th.

  Pick up Wednesday, November 19th 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.