THANK YOU Thank you to those who completed the student services survey regarding remote learning. We are looking forward to going through all of the responses to try to meet the needs of our students while they are not in the building. Congratulations to Dantiela Resendez who won the Walmart gift card! We hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday season! -The Student Services Team
Last call for 2019-2020 James R Wood Elementary School Yearbooks! Please email Mrs. Barta at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your copy. They are $18 each.
Don't forget there is No School on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020!
VETERANS DAY 2020 Somonauk Community Unit School District #432 would like to honor our United States Veterans during the week of Veterans Day. While our annual school assembly cannot take place in person this year, we would still like to acknowledge our local veterans who selflessly served our country. Please help us pay tribute to them in a virtual ceremony by sending a digital photo or two, possibly “then” and “now”, of a veteran that you know, as well as branch served, time period, and any special recognition (i.e., Lt. John Patrick, Army, 1965-1969, 2 Bronze Stars) Somonauk School District values the service of our Veterans, we look forward to honoring them and their families this year. Please send the pictures to email@example.com by November 2, 2020, in order to be included in the presentation.
Is SUMMER Over? Tips for parents from Renee Porter, school psychologist Click on the this link to read more! https://5il.co/krgn
UPDATE on Somonauk School LUNCH On Monday, August 31, 2020 the USDA, U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that they will extend FREE lunch to all children in the fall months during the COVID -19 pandemic. Please fill out this form if you would like a lunch delivered for your child(ren). https://forms.gle/Um93fPS4wYtDhuie9 **Due to Labor Day holiday, lunch deliveries will be on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
Our Book Fair is in full swing this week! Please be sure to stop by and visit the Book Fair during the Family Reading Night this Thursday! And… Selfie Hunt Reminder! Has your family found all 9 Judy Moody Big Foot posters around town? Also, be sure to send your selfie of you and GIANT Big Foot to for a prize. Deadline for completed charts and all selfie emails is WEDNESDAY!
Did you know that Judy’s brother, Stink, has his own chapter books AND his own website! Check it out today, during your half day of school! His website has “Top Secret Stuff” and “Fun Stuff to Do!” and MORE! https://stinkmoody.com/
We are starting our 2nd week of our One School, One Book Event! You and your family should be reading Chapter 7 tonight! Want to dig deeper and try something “Rare” in addition to tonight’s reading? Then visit the Judy Moody website and check out her “Way Not-Boring Stuff!” https://judymoody.com
The hunt is on! Look for Judy Moody Big Foot posters all around town, in various Somonauk businesses. Complete the Scavenger Hunt chart and email 1 selfie of your child with the GIANT Big Foot and your child wins a prize. Emails should go to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, March 11th! Happy Hunting!
Today we are excited to be kicking off another round of One School, One Book! In JRW Hollywood fashion, this exciting and witty story was especially chosen because it can also be enjoyed on the silver screen! Watch our FB page for highlights of some of the crazy and “rare” chapter experiences that we share with Judy and her brother, Stink!
1A celebrating the 100th day of school!!
WOW! What an amazing night at the K-3 Winter Program! The kids sounded amazing and gave a great performance to a full house!! We had to find more chairs and even pulled out the bleachers on the stage! Kudos to Mrs. Duffield for all she did to make the night a success! There is a LOT that goes on behind the scenes. I forgot to thank the JRW PTO, especially Shannon Mitchell and Crystal Pyle for creating a festive ambiance! So....thank you! Have a wonderful weekend!
Roller skating starts on Monday, December 9. Your child may bring in protective gear if they wish (helmet, elbow or knee pads). Wrist guards are provided. Lets have some fun.
Turkey crafting in 1A!
Walk To School Day is this morning! See you later!
Walk to School Day is CANCELLED for tomorrow with the impending rainy forecast. We will have WTSD on Thursday morning. Thanks!
Our Junior Bobcats for the months of August and September were treated to a special recognition breakfast today! Thank you to our guest speaker, Shayne Stoddard; Somonauk alumni, Youth Pastor at Harvest Chapel, and assistant SHS Soccer Coach, for connecting the Junior Bobcat Way to real-life scenarios! And a special thank you to all of the family members able join us as well! We are grateful for your continued support!
Reminder for JC Health & Fitness Class Participants: Youth Fitness (K-3) Starts-Tuesday, October 1st at 3:00, ends at 4:00 at JRW Speed and Agility (grades 4-6) Starts Wednesday, October 2nd at 3:00, ends at 4:00 at JRW
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR is coming to JRW and we need your HELP! Please see link and sign up to volunteer. https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/2MRsKwBtz
The JRW faculty and staff would like to thank everyone who was able to attend our Open House last night! We had a great turnout! We appreciate and value very much the home-school connection. Please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher at any time. If you were unable to make the Open House last night, please contact either your child's teacher or the JRW office to schedule a time for student-parent-teacher conferences, which are coming up on Thursday, October 10th. We would also like to extend an enthusiastic thank you for all of the support of our One School One Book program. With your generosity we raised almost $800 to continue our efforts with literacy initiatives! Congratulations to Karen Taylor, the SEF raffle winner of the reserved parking spot for the year right outside the main doors!
Somonauk #432 Preschool Screening What is Preschool Screening? To help identify children ages 3-5 who may qualify for special education services Somonauk CUSD 432 offers preschool screening. Our screening team will briefly assess your child’s developmental skills in the areas of pre-academic learning concepts, motor skills, and communication, as well as hearing and vision. If you suspect that your child is experiencing one or more delays in her or his development, please contact James R. Wood Elementary school. Screening dates for the '19-'20 school year To schedule an appointment or ask questions related to screening you can call (815)498-2338 ext 1224. Screenings are held at Somonauk Public Library . Screening appointments are available afternoons on the following dates: October 10, 2019 February 7, 2020 April 3, 2020 What to expect at the screening: Screening consists of three components. Your child will have his/her vision and hearing tested. Family health history may also be reviewed at this time. Your child’s development will be assessed using the Brigance Preschool Screen. Your child’s language and communication skills will then be assessed by a speech pathologist. *Please bring your completed questionnaires with you to your appointment. What happens after screening? Upon completion of the screening, a team member will meet with you to review your child’s results. If your child demonstrated developmentally appropriate skills no further action is required, if the team determines there are areas of concern, a further evaluation may be recommended.
Don't forget tomorrow (Friday 6th) is picture day!! There's always something to smile about at JRW!
JRW is collecting Bottle Caps! We are collecting bottle caps to exchange/purchase a bench to place by the Max Zimmerlein memorial tree by the cafeteria. Bottle caps can be dropped off on Tuesday, August 13th during supply drop off between 3 - 7 pm.
Another successful Field Day is in the books. The rain held off and the kids had a blast. A HUGE thank you to all those parents that volunteered to help. Your enthusiasm keeps the kids going. Thanks again.
Rain, rain go away come back after track and field day. I’ll keep an I on the weather and hopefully get it in after a short delay. I’ll keep you posted.
Due to the extreme weather at around 11:45 a.m. all District 432 schools had taken precautionary measures & students took shelter. The district has released students back to class.
Don't forget.....Kindergarten and Preschool Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is tomorrow night (Thursday - May 2nd) from 5 - 7 pm at James R. Wood Elementary School. Please visit the JRW website for required items. Thank you!
Smile Illinois...the mobile dentist and hygienists will be in the district and providing dental exams, cleaning, fluoride treatment and apply sealants (if age appropriate) on Monday May 13th. Students pre-k through 8th grade are eligible and the exam will be valid for required dental exams for Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade. Medicaid and private insurance as well as self pay is accepted. Permission forms were sent home the week of April 1st however additional forms are available in JRW and SMS offices. Deadline for sign up is Friday May 3rd. There needs to be at least 20 students signed up for the visit or it will be cancelled. We are still short of that goal! Additional information is available at www.mobiledentists.com or contact Lisa Lee RN, School Nurse if you have any questions.
Here is the link to the “Pie in the Face” assembly. https://www.facebook.com/1408379466069705/posts/2307918246115818/
Welcome Back Junior Bobcats! We hope you all had a nice Spring Break!
Today (Tuesday) is the day! You don’t have to cook! Order lunch or dinner from Rosati’s in Sandwich or Yorkville and 20% of your purchase will support JRW’s One School,One Author/One Book events! Be sure to mention the fundraiser when ordering. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wV38qUC8Ccp2NX6mIXfcMp7ImixtLhkRqwOhBclrGZE/edit?usp=sharing
Fundraiser alert! Mark your calendars for an easy meal! Order from Rosati’s in Sandwich or Yorkville next Tuesday, March 19 and 20% of your total will benefit JRW’s Literacy events! Be sure to show or mention the flier upon ordering. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wV38qUC8Ccp2NX6mIXfcMp7ImixtLhkRqwOhBclrG
Selfie Hunt Reminder! Has your family found at least 3 Robert Munsch posters around town? If so, be sure to send your selfies to email@example.com for a prize. A special reward will also be given to all students who find all TEN posters! Deadline for all selfie emails is WEDNESDAY! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rf8p0prvubBntUO-pSj5zceU7mMLaQC3pu9CLxjfrck/edit?usp=sharing
We’ve kicked off Day 1 of “One Author, One School!” Each grade level enjoyed a different a story written by Robert Munsch today. The students are quickly learning how silly his writing can be! “Thomas’ Snowsuit” is a student (and teacher!) favorite! Who can’t identify with trying to get snow clothes on a young child?! Listen to Robert Munsch read his story on his website! https://robertmunsch.com/book/thomas-snowsuit