Peterson Elementary School

Indian Prairie School District 204

Principal's Corner

April 24, 2017

Dear Peterson Families,

“Paris in the Spring” was a wonderful event for the Dads and Daughters!! Thank you to Amie Strasma for all of her planning and coordination and to the other volunteers who made this event such a success!

Don’t forget Teacher Appreciation week is May 1st – May 5th. I will have more information in next week’s newsletter about ways in which you can show your appreciation. Don’t forgot to show your appreciation to our Art, Music, PE, and Support Teachers as well as our teaching assistants and office staff! Every staff member at Peterson plays a role in supporting our students!

We are excited for our Multicultural Night on May 3rd from 6:00-7:45pm. Come help us celebrate Peterson's diversity with cultural traditions, crafts and games, a storyteller, a tae kwan do demonstration, and an African dance performance. We will also be displaying the paper dolls created by Peterson students and families. Feel free to wear traditional attire for your culture or heritage. Please see this flyer for the schedule and more information and RSVP at this link https://goo.gl/forms/nxpv4OSMVsYZbntk1 if you plan on attending.  

April Fundraiser - TCBY
This month’s Peterson Elementary fundraiser is being held on Thursday, April 27th from 11 am-9:30 pm at TCBY at 2940 Showplace Drive. TCBY will be donating 30% of sales back to the school as well as there will be a bucket for any additional cash donations you would like to make.  Flyers will be sent home; however you do not need the flyer, just mention at the register you are there for the Peterson fundraiser.   Make sure to grab your family and friends and come out and support Peterson Elementary!   

IPSN PTA Meeting:
Please join us for the IPSN PTA meeting on Thursday, 4/27/17 at 7:00p.m. at the Crouse Education Center, 780 Shoreline Drive in Room B6. Cheryl Butler, long time Naperville parent will share her experiences, recommendations and advice on raising a child with special needs in our community. 

PDAC Meeting:
The Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) invite you to their next meeting on Tuesday, April 25th, 7:00-9:00 pm, at Crouse Education Center (CEC), 780 Shoreline Drive. The meeting will focus on Chapter 8 of the Mindset book by Carol Dweck. The topic is: Evolving from a Fixed to Growth Mindset. It is not necessary to have read the chapter or book. For information about PDAC or PDAC meetings, please visit the PDAC subpage.

You are invited to nominate an Equity Champion through the Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC). Please consider nominating a staff member, teacher, principal, parent or community member that supports equitable access and opportunity for students. Entries accepted through June 30, 2017. Multiple Equity Champions are recognized at the annual PDAC World Café. The current PDAC District Leadership is ineligible for this award. To complete the nomination form, please scroll to the bottom of this PDAC subpage.

Scullen STEM Night:
Scullen is hosting a STEM Night Wednesday, April 26th, from 6:00-7:30p.m. STEM Night is a free event for all Scullen students and their families to engage in hands-on learning about STEM. Bring the whole family to learn a few new things about science, technology, engineering, and math.

Optional Classroom Placement Form:
Soon staff and I will begin to develop the class lists for the 2017-2018 school year. Parents will again have the opportunity to complete the Optional Class Placement Parent Input form  and share information you feel would be helpful in placing your child, so he/she can have the best year possible. Please know that our staff spends an extensive amount of time to create class lists. We consider each child’s unique learning and behavioral needs in order to place them in the best learning environment. If you feel you have information that may help us in this process, please complete the form (see blue link above) and return it to the office no later than Wednesday, May 3rd. If you have any questions regarding the completion of the form or the process, please contact me!

Naperville Kids Marathon:
We are excited to share a great opportunity for students to stay active this summer and help raise money for our school.  Sign-up is now underway for the Naperville Kids Marathon, a unique fitness program that encourages students ages 5 to 13 to make healthy choices, learn about fitness goals and see how much fun running for a cause can be. Our goal is to sign-up 200 Peterson students!!!

Students run 25 miles (one mile at a time) between May 1 and October 20 and track their miles.  On October 21 they run the final 1.2 miles on a portion of the Naperville Half Marathon course, receiving a finisher medal and shirt.

Cost to participate is $44 and includes the $18 charity runner registration fee and a $26 tax deductible donation ($1 for each mile) toward Team IPEF efforts at our school.  Registration is limited with space being filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information visit https://www.ipef204.org/kidsmarathon/

Upcoming Dates:
Apr. 26     Secretaries Day
Apr. 27     Chorus Concert/TCBY Fundraiser/IPSN PTA Meeting
May 1-5    Teacher Appreciation Week
May 3       Multicultural Night 6:00-7:45
May 9       Plant and Play
May 11     PTA meeting 9:30am in MPR

Best,
Alli Landstrom

 

 

April 17, 2017

Dear Peterson Families,

I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend! Don’t forget there is no school tomorrow, Monday, April 17th. Monday will be a great day of learning for the staff!

Please remind your child(ren) that they should have a voice level of either 0 or 1 when riding the bus. A voice level 0 is silence and a Level 1 voice level is a whisper. Students should be sitting in their seats with their knees facing forward and the aisle should be clear.

Daddy Daughter Dance Information:
If you haven't already done so, make sure to RSVP to the: Peterson Daddy Daughter Dance: April 21, 2017, from 7:00pm - 9:00pm  at the link below: https://goo.gl/forms/G9AKiCKEznT6tEtl1. If you've already registered be on the look-out for the entrance bracelets to come home on Thursday, April 20. We are going to have a wonderful evening as we enjoy: "Paris in the Spring". The following is a list of food/beverage items that will be available: Bottled water, Lemonade, Apple juice, Snyder's pretzel sticks, Mott's fruit snacks, animal crackers, RiceKrispies Treats, Apple slices from McDonald's, Grapes, chocolate chip cookies, cotton candy (with hand wipes near :), and snow cones. Candy giveaways:  assorted dum dum suckers, jolly ranchers, small chocolate coins, airheads, starburst

We are attempting to provide this information so parents that have allergy concerns can plan accordingly, but please understand that a child's allergy concerns and food consumption at this family event are ultimately the responsibility of the parent/adult attending the event.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: Amie Strasma bambina419@att.net

Naperville Kids Marathon:
We are excited to share a great opportunity for students to stay active this summer and help raise money for our school.  Sign-up is now underway for the Naperville Kids Marathon, a unique fitness program that encourages students ages 5 to 13 to make healthy choices, learn about fitness goals and see how much fun running for a cause can be. Our goal is to signup 200 Peterson students!!!

Students run 25 miles (one mile at a time) between May 1 and October 20 and track their miles.  On October 21 they run the final 1.2 miles on a portion of the Naperville Half Marathon course, receiving a finisher medal and shirt.

Cost to participate is $44 and includes the $18 charity runner registration fee and a $26 tax deductible donation ($1 for each mile) toward Team IPEF efforts at our school.  Registration is limited with space being filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information visit https://www.ipef204.org/kidsmarathon/

April Fundraiser - TCBY
This month’s Peterson Elementary fundraiser is being held on Thursday, April 27th from 11 am-9:30 pm at TCBY at 2940 Showplace Drive. TCBY will be donating 30% of sales back to the school as well as there will be a bucket for any additional cash donations you would like to make.  Flyers will be sent home; however you do not need the flyer, just mention at the register you are there for the Peterson fundraiser.   Make sure to grab your family and friends and come out and support Peterson Elementary!   

IPSN PTA Meeting:
Please join us for the IPSN PTA meeting on Thursday, 4/27/17 at 7:00p.m. at the Crouse Education Center, 780 Shoreline Drive in Room B6. Cheryl Butler, long time Naperville parent will share her experiences, recommendations and advice on raising a child with special needs in our community. 

PDAC Meeting:
The Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) invite you to their next meeting on Tuesday, April 25th, 7:00-9:00 pm, at Crouse Education Center (CEC), 780 Shoreline Drive. The meeting will focus on Chapter 8 of the Mindset book by Carol Dweck. The topic is: Evolving from a Fixed to Growth Mindset. It is not necessary to have read the chapter or book. For information about PDAC or
PDAC meetings, please visit the PDAC subpage.

You are invited to nominate an Equity Champion through the Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC). Please consider nominating a staff member, teacher, principal, parent or community member that supports equitable access and opportunity for students. Entries accepted through June 30, 2017. Multiple Equity Champions are recognized at the annual PDAC World Café. The current PDAC District Leadership is ineligible for this award. To complete the nomination form, please scroll to the bottom of this PDAC subpage.

Scullen STEM Night:
Scullen is hosting a STEM Night Wednesday, April 26th, from 6:00-7:30p.m. STEM Night is a free event for all Scullen students and their families to engage in hands-on learning about STEM. Bring the whole family to learn a few new things about science, technology, engineering, and math.

Peterson’s Multicultural Night:
Please join us for Peterson's Multicultural Evening on Wednesday, May 3rd from 6:00-7:45 pm. Come help us celebrate Peterson's diversity with cultural traditions, crafts and games, a storyteller, a tae kwan do demonstration, and an African dance performance. We will also be displaying the paper dolls created by Peterson students and families. Feel free to wear traditional attire for your culture or heritage. Please RSVP at this link https://goo.gl/forms/nxpv4OSMVsYZbntk1 if you plan on attending. You may contact Christine Ficks at christine.ficks@yahoo.com or Neha Patodia at nehapatodia@gmail.com with any questions.

Optional Classroom Placement Form:
Soon staff and I will begin to develop the class lists for the 2017-2018 school year. Parents will again have the opportunity to complete the Optional Class Placement Parent Input form  and share information you feel would be helpful in placing your child, so he/she can have the best year possible. Please know that our staff spends an extensive amount of time to create class lists. We consider each child’s unique learning and behavioral needs in order to place them in the best learning environment. If you feel you have information that may help us in this process, please complete the form (see blue link above) and return it to the office no later than Wednesday, May 3rd. If you have any questions regarding the completion of the form or the process, please contact me!

PARCC Testing Information:
We will be administering the PARCC Assessment at grades 3, 4, and 5 once again this spring.  Here is the schedule for 4th grade each grade level: Tuesday, April 18th and Wednesday, April 19th.  If you have specific questions about a particular grade level’s testing schedule, please contact your child’s teacher. If you would like more information about the PARCC assessment, this link provides a good starting point.  http://understandthescore.org/help-your-child/resources-for-parents/ Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions!

Upcoming Dates:
Apr. 17     No School – School Improvement Day
Apr.18,19          PARCC Testing 4th Grade
Apr. 21     Spirit Day/Daddy/Daughter Dance 7:00-9:00pm
Apr. 26     Secretaries Day
Apr. 27     Chorus Concert/TCBY Fundraiser/IPSN PTA Meeting
May 1-5    Teacher Appreciation Week
May 3       Multicultural Night 6:00-7:45

Best,
Allison Landstrom


April 10, 2017

Dear Peterson Families,

What a wonderful weekend and I hope all of you had a chance to enjoy it!! We will finish our PARCC testing in 3rd grade and begin our testing in 4th grade this week. I’m so proud of the effort our students have put forth with PARCC!! Orders for the yearbook are due by Monday, April 10th. They are $16 each. You can order online at https://book.hrimaging.com/book/Default.aspx or request a paper order form from the office.

LMC Redesign Update:
The LMC has been working to purchase new items for the LMC from the fundraising done in the fall. Due to some ordering issues, this process has been slowed down. However, we wanted to give you an update of what has been ordered and what is in progress for our students.

The following items have been ordered and are in place:

  • 1 large area rug
    • This area defines our space for students to use the robots in a designated space
  • 2 square cafe tables
    • Allows students to use the online catalog for searching for books
    • Tables can change height and be moved easily
  • 1 TV stand
    • This will allow our students to collaborate by connecting a laptop to the TV

​​The following items have been ordered and we are waiting delivery:

  • 7 whiteboard tables for instructional area
  • 3 whiteboard tables for small group work
  • 3 whiteboard crescent tables for small group work
  • 1 flat screen TV for small group collaboration

The LMC is being mindful of spending the money to ensure a cohesive design. Once the tables arrive, additional seating will be purchased for the small group work tables. Additionally, the LMC is in the process of creating LEGO building spaces for the students!  Thank you for your continued support and your patience as we work through adding new spaces for our students to use and enjoy in the LMC

From the health office:
To the parents of the students with an EpiPen or an EpiPen Jr.  Please be aware that there has been a recall on certain EpiPens.  Feel free to visit the Mylan website for more information.  The EpiPens that are in the health office have all been checked for the recall and for any expired EpiPens.  You would have been contacted if there were any issues. Thank you!!

Daddy Daughter Dance Information:
Please mark your calendars for April 21, from 7:00pm - 9:00pm for the Peterson Daddy Daughter Dance. The invitations were passed out Friday with all the details needed to sign up. We are going to have a wonderful night as we enjoy: "Paris in the Spring" Here is the link to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/G9AKiCKEznT6tEtl1 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: Amie Strasma bambina419@att.net

April Fundraiser - TCBY
This month’s Peterson Elementary fundraiser is being held on Thursday, April 27th from 11 am-9:30 pm at TCBY at 2940 Showplace Drive. TCBY will be donating 30% of sales back to the school as well as there will be a bucket for any additional cash donations you would like to make.  Flyers will be sent home; however you do not need the flyer, just mention at the register you are there for the Peterson fundraiser.   Make sure to grab your family and friends and come out and support Peterson Elementary!   

IPSN PTA Meeting:
Please join us for the IPSN PTA meeting on Thursday, 4/27/17 at 7:00p.m. at the Crouse Education Center, 780 Shoreline Drive in Room B6. Cheryl Butler, long time Naperville parent will share her experiences, recommendations and advice on raising a child with special needs in our community. 

Optional Classroom Placement Form:
Soon staff and I will begin to develop the class lists for the 2017-2018 school year. Parents will again have the opportunity to complete the Optional Class Placement Parent Input form  and share information you feel would be helpful in placing your child, so he/she can have the best year possible. Please know that our staff spends an extensive amount of time to create class lists. We consider each child’s unique learning and behavioral needs in order to place them in the best learning environment. If you feel you have information that may help us in this process, please complete the form (see blue link above) and return it to the office no later than Wednesday, May 3rd. If you have any questions regarding the completion of the form or the process, please contact me!

PARCC Testing Information:
We will be administering the PARCC Assessment at grades 3, 4, and 5 once again this spring. 
If you have specific questions about a particular grade level’s testing schedule, please contact your child’s teacher.  If you would like more information about the PARCC assessment, this link provides a good starting point.  http://understandthescore.org/help-your-child/resources-for-parents/ Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions! Below is the schedule for each grade level:

·         Grade 3: Monday, April 10th, and Tuesday, April 11th  

·         Grade 4: Wednesday, April 12th, Thursday, April 13th, Monday, April 18th, and Tuesday, April 19th  

Upcoming Dates:
Apr. 10, 11        PARCC Testing 3rd Grade
Apr. 12, 13        PARCC Testing 4th Grade
Apr. 13     PTA Meeting at 9:30am
Apr. 14     No School – Local Holiday
Apr. 17     No School – School Improvement Day
Apr.18,19          PARCC Testing 4th Grade
Apr. 27     TCBY Fundraiser/IPSN PTA Meeting

Best,
Allison Landstrom


 April 3, 2017

Dear Peterson Families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful break! Soon staff and I will begin to develop the class lists for the 2017-2018 school year. Parents will again have the opportunity to complete the Optional Class Placement Parent Input form  and share information you feel would be helpful in placing your child, so he/she can have the best year possible. Please know that our staff spends an extensive amount of time to create class lists. We consider each child’s unique learning and behavioral needs in order to place them in the best learning environment. If you feel you have information that may help us in this process, please complete the form (see blue link above) and return it to the office no later than Wednesday, May 3rd. If you have any questions regarding the completion of the form or the process, please contact me! Don’t forgot the Multicultural dolls are due on Friday, April 7th.

Yearbooks for Sale:
It’s not too late to order your yearbook!! They are $16 each. You can order online at https://book.hrimaging.com/book/Default.aspx or request a paper order form from the office. Orders are due by Monday, April 10th.

Spring Pictures:
If you would like to order Spring Pictures, we have extended the deadline to Tuesday, April 4th.

PTA Seeking Officers for 2017-18 School Year:
Peterson PTA needs you!  The PTA has 3 officer positions open for the 2017-18 school year:  2 -Vice President Positions and Treasurer.  Here is the Nomination Form.  If you are interested or have any questions about the positions, contact jennifertedrow@sbcglobal.net or cakeen@gmail.com.

*School Supply Kits for 2017-2018*
We are excited to announce the SchoolKidz School Supply Kit Program!!  Help your child be prepared for the first day of school in the fall with a kit that contains the exact items we require for the year.  This program will save you time and make back-to-school shopping EASY!!!! Ordering info will be coming soon.  Make sure to place your order during the sale to take advantage of this service!!!!! Questions?????? Please contact Jen Watson at tjrbwatson@att.net

Special Survivor Games: 
District 204 Elementary & Middle School Students with Special Needs are invited to participate in Special Survivor Games on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Peterson Elementary School in Naperville. Peterson’s PTA is hosting this great event for all to enjoy. Peer buddies will be available to every participant, and cheerleaders will be encouraging the friendly competition. The events will be held in relay style fashion and each will be adapted so every child can join in and build self-esteem, while enjoying the company of their friends. Please join us Friday, April 7th from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Peterson Elementary. Contact Kristen Kucharski at 630-440-4792 or knkucharski@gmail.com to reserve your spot! 

Peterson PTA Partnerships:
The next session for Engineering for Kids will start after Spring Break!   The session dates will be: April 10, April 24, May 1, and May 15.  Spaces do fill up fast so don't delay!  To register go to: www.engineeringforkids.net/location/cws/commclasses.

PDAC:
On Tuesday, March 21st, the Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) hosted a meeting titled: What Makes A Great Parent? Teacher? based on chapters 6 & 7 of Carol Dweck's book, Mindset.  We enjoyed video clips and discussions on fostering growth mindsets. Meeting presentation can be found HERE and conversation starters with children HERE. For more information, please visit the PDAC subpage.

PARCC Testing Information:
We will be administering the PARCC Assessment at grades 3, 4, and 5 once again this spring.  Below is the schedule for each grade level:

·         Grade 3: Wednesday, April 5th, Thursday, April 6th, Monday, April 10th, and Tuesday, April 11th  

·         Grade 4: Wednesday, April 12th, Thursday, April 13th, Monday, April 18th, and Tuesday, April 19th  
 

If you have specific questions about a particular grade level’s testing schedule, please contact your child’s teacher. There will be a letter that goes home to all third, fourth, and fifth grade students on Friday, February 24th. If you would like more information about the PARCC assessment, this link provides a good starting point.  http://understandthescore.org/help-your-child/resources-for-parents/ Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions!

 

Upcoming Dates:
Apr. 5,6    PARCC Testing 3rd Grade
Apr. 7       Multicultural Dolls due
Apr. 10, 11        PARCC Testing 3rd Grade
Apr. 12, 13        PARCC Testing 4th Grade
Apr. 13     PTA Meeting at 9:30am
Apr. 14     No School – Local Holiday
Apr. 17     No School – School Improvement Day
Apr.18,19          PARCC Testing 4th Grade

Best,
Allison Landstrom


March 20, 2017

Dear Peterson Families,

The 5th grade students did a wonderful job last week with PARCC testing and I’m proud of them for putting their best effort into taking that assessment! I hope all of you have a safe and enjoyable spring break and my next weekly update will be sent on Sunday, April 2nd.

2017-18 Kindergarten Pre-Registration:
It’s already time to begin preparations for fall kindergarten! Kindergarten Orientation for parents will be held on Wednesday, March 22nd beginning at 6:30 pm. Please note, this evening is for parents only! Students may attend Kindergarten if they will be 5 on or before September 1st. If appropriate, please share this information with your neighbors as well! 

Dinner Night March Fundraiser- McDonalds 95th Street:
This month’s Peterson Elementary fundraiser is being held on Wednesday 3/22 from 5pm-7pm at McDonald's on 95th street. McDonald's will be donating 15% of sales back to the school. We will also have parent volunteers there that night selling apple pies. Peterson will get 100% of the pie sales and the classroom that has the most participation will get free ice cream! Please remember the flyer for the ice cream contest. 

PTA Seeking Officers for 2017-18 School Year:
Peterson PTA needs you!  The PTA has 3 officer positions open for the 2017-18 school year:  2 -Vice President Positions and Treasurer.  Here is the Nomination Form.  If you are interested or have any questions about the positions, contact jennifertedrow@sbcglobal.net or cakeen@gmail.com.

*School Supply Kits for 2017-2018*
We are excited to announce the SchoolKidz School Supply Kit Program!!  Help your child be prepared for the first day of school in the fall with a kit that contains the exact items we require for the year.  This program will save you time and make back-to-school shopping EASY!!!!

Ordering info will be coming soon.  Make sure to place your order during the sale to take advantage of this service!!!!! Questions?????? Please contact Jen Watson at tjrbwatson@att.net

Special Survivor Games: 
District 204 Elementary & Middle School Students with Special Needs are invited to participate in Special Survivor Games on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Peterson Elementary School in Naperville. Peterson’s PTA is hosting this great event for all to enjoy. Peer buddies will be available to every participant, and cheerleaders will be encouraging the friendly competition. The events will be held in relay style fashion and each will be adapted so every child can join in and build self-esteem, while enjoying the company of their friends. Please join us Friday, April 7th from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Peterson Elementary. Contact Kristen Kucharski at 630-440-4792 or knkucharski@gmail.com to reserve your spot! 

Peterson PTA Partnerships:
The next session for Engineering for Kids will start after Spring Break!   The session dates will be: April 10, April 24, May 1, and May 15.  Spaces do fill up fast so don't delay!  To register go to: www.engineeringforkids.net/location/cws/commclasses.

PDAC:
The Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) invite you to their next meeting on Tuesday, March 21st, 7:00-9:00 pm, at Crouse Education Center (CEC), 780 Shoreline Drive. The meeting will focus on Chapter 7 of the Mindset book by Carol Dweck. The topic is: What Makes a Great Parent? Teacher? It is not necessary to have read the chapter or book. For information about PDAC or PDAC meetings, please visit the PDAC subpage.

PARCC Testing Information:
We will be administering the PARCC Assessment at grades 3, 4, and 5 once again this spring.  Below is the schedule for each grade level:

·         Grade 3: Wednesday, April 5th, Thursday, April 6th, Monday, April 10th, and Tuesday, April 11th  

·         Grade 4: Wednesday, April 12th, Thursday, April 13th, Monday, April 18th, and Tuesday, April 19th  
 

If you have specific questions about a particular grade level’s testing schedule, please contact your child’s teacher. There will be a letter that goes home to all third, fourth, and fifth grade students on Friday, February 24th. If you would like more information about the PARCC assessment, this link provides a good starting point.  http://understandthescore.org/help-your-child/resources-for-parents/ Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions!

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: 
Peterson: Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes for Kids

Upcoming Dates:
Mar. 22     Kindergarten Orientation at 6:30 pm
Mar. 23     Competencies and Grades open in HAC at 4:00 pm
Mar. 27-31        No School – Spring Break
Apr. 5,6,10,& 11        PARCC Testing 3rd Grade
Apr. 12,13,18,& 19    PARCC Testing 4th Grade
Apr. 13     PTA Meeting at 9:30am
Apr. 14     No School – Local Holiday
Apr. 17     No School – School Improvement Day

Best,
Allison Landstrom


 

March 13, 2017

Peterson Families,

Thank you to Kristina Beliveau for coordinating the science fair and all the volunteers who helped to make it a wonderful event for our students! We had over 100 students participate and seeing all the experiments was so interesting! Congratulations to Mrs. Kucera's Kindergarten class for having the most Box Tops.  Her class turned in 474 which means $47.40 goes directly to our school.  All of Peterson collected 3800 and will receive $380.  Keep collecting those Box Tops and bonus rewards! Congratulations to our Spirit Day winners, Mrs. Munn’s class and Ms. Falck’s class!! It was great to see everyone in our school colors! Please see this flyer for more information about the Special Survivor Games on Friday, April 7th from 4:30-6:00pm.

Recess Reminders:
Please make sure to send your child with a warm enough coat to go outside for recess! It would also be a good idea to encourage them to dress in layers. Our lunches begin at 10:45 and end at 1:50 and the temperature can be very cold with the first lunch and warm up by the last one. We will send students out to recess with the attire in which they bring.

After School Class Reminders:
Thank you to those of you who sent emails and/or notes when your child is staying after school for a class! Please continue to do so. In the event that a parent forgets to send an email or note, we will still have the child go to the class in which he/she is registered.

Young Authors:
Peterson School is proud to announce our Young Author participants for 2017! We had over 60 authors who used their creative minds to dream up original ideas and write stories, poetry, and non-fiction works. Many students spent hours over the last few months writing, editing, and drawing for their masterpieces. Peterson is so proud to announce our finalists and complement all the writers. 

1st place: Aditi C. (Aditi is now invited to attend the conference in May.)
Runner Up:  Mannsha A.
Runner Up: Trudy W.

Congratulations to all of the wonderful Peterson Young Authors: Evan Y., Marissa M., Arda A., C.J. L., Kailin M., Rayna S., Abby D., Daniya S, Ava R., Alisha S, Ariana H., Lili I., Bhavin A., Kaylin L., Usman F., Aanya A., Jadyn L., Aahan K., Marie W., Aadi P., Shritha R., Pranay S., Thomas T., Ali Y., Simran D., Chandramallika J.,Baruni N., Kamila S., Siv M., Mithra R., Sophie H., Ian L., Chaz P., Emily B., Emma B., Vivaan V., Santhosh S., Atharv K., Gaby F., Prathee K., Shruthi V., William D., Emanuel O., Neal P., Rohan C., Siya S., Ethan P., Hunter M., Jashwin R., Abhimanyu D., Boahemaa P., Skylar R., Suhanidatt S., Tyler E., Advaith S., Shashank T., and Anna S. All Young Authors will be acknowledged at the Peterson third quarter assembly in two weeks honoring our Good, Better, Best achievements!!!

2017-18 Kindergarten Pre-Registration:
It’s already time to begin preparations for fall kindergarten! Kindergarten Orientation for parents will be held on Wednesday, March 22nd beginning at 6:30 pm. Please note, this evening is for parents only! Students may attend Kindergarten if they will be 5 on or before September 1st. If appropriate, please share this information with your neighbors as well! 

Dinner Night March Fundraiser- McDonalds 95th Street:
This month’s Peterson Elementary fundraiser is being held on Wednesday 3/22 from 5pm-7pm at McDonalds on 95th street. McDonalds will be donating 15% of sales back to the school. We will also have parent volunteers there that night selling apple pies. 

Peterson will get 100% of the pie sales and the classroom that has the most participation will get free ice cream! Please remember the flyer for the ice cream contest. It will come home with your child next week. 

PTA Seeking Officers for 2017-18 School Year
Peterson PTA needs you!  The PTA has 3 officer positions open for the 2017-18 school year:  2 -Vice President Positions and Treasurer.  Here is the Nomination Form.  If you are interested or have any questions about the positions, contact jennifertedrow@sbcglobal.net or cakeen@gmail.com

Multicultural Night:
Peterson's Multicultural Night is on May 3rd from 6:30-8:00. The multicultural evening celebrates Peterson's diverse student population with storytellers, crafts, and cultural traditions. In order to represent Peterson's diverse student population, we are looking for parent volunteers that would be willing to share a craft, game, or cultural tradition from their heritage. If you are interested in doing this, please complete this survey: https://goo.gl/forms/3aQppS1hwZcK3jWe2 Please note that the goal of the evening is to represent the many cultures of our Peterson students. Given this goal, it may be necessary to consolidate presentations where there are multiple volunteers from the same culture or heritage.

PARCC Testing Information:
We will be administering the PARCC Assessment at grades 3, 4, and 5 once again this spring.  Below is the schedule for each grade level:

·         Grade 5: Monday, March 13th – Thursday, March 16th  

·         Grade 3: Wednesday, April 5th, Thursday, April 6th, Monday, April 10th, and Tuesday, April 11th  

·         Grade 4: Wednesday, April 12th, Thursday, April 13th, Monday, April 18th, and Tuesday, April 19th  
 

If you have specific questions about a particular grade level’s testing schedule, please contact your child’s teacher. There will be a letter that goes home to all third, fourth, and fifth grade students on Friday, February 24th. If you would like more information about the PARCC assessment, this link provides a good starting point.  http://understandthescore.org/help-your-child/resources-for-parents/ Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions!

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: 
Peterson: Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes for Kids

Upcoming Dates:
Mar. 13     Spring Pictures
Mar. 13-16 PARCC Testing 5th Grade
Mar. 15     Second Grade Concert at 6:30 pm
Mar. 17     End of Third Quarter
Mar. 22     Kindergarten Orientation at 6:30 pm
Mar. 23     Competencies and Grades open in HAC at 4:00 pm
Mar. 27-31        No School – Spring Break

Best,
Allison Landstrom


March 6, 2017

Dear Peterson Families,

I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend! Friday was a county-wide Institute Day. It was a fantastic day of learning for all staff. K-5 teachers learned about Next Generation Science Standards and were students for the day! They were able to experience how phenomena in our world leads us to ask questions, and how those questions lead us to a deeper understanding. Our support staff participated in various workshops to increase their knowledge on Social Smarts, phonics instruction, core vocabulary, and using a Blended Reading Platform, Reading A-Z and Raz Kids. All staff use this day to increase our knowledge and understandings so we can better instruct our students!

Peterson Science Fair:
The Science Fair is tomorrow: Monday, March 6th! Students should only bring their Tri-fold poster board to school Monday morning.  Please label it on the back with:

  • Student’s first and last name
  • Grade/ Teacher
  • Messy/ liquids (if their exhibit uses unsealed liquids or can make a mess)

Check-in starts at 5:45 in the lobby and “judging" will begin at 6:10.  If you would like to volunteer to set up or judge the event please go to: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C054FAFAC29AA8-science

2017-18 Kindergarten Pre-Registration:
It’s already time to begin preparations for fall kindergarten! Kindergarten Orientation for parents will be held on Wednesday, March 22nd beginning at 6:30 pm. Students may attend Kindergarten if they will be 5 on or before September 1st. If appropriate, please share this information with your neighbors as well! 

Multicultural Night:
Peterson's Multicultural Night is on May 3rd from 6:30-8:00. The multicultural evening celebrates Peterson's diverse student population with storytellers, crafts, and cultural traditions. In order to represent Peterson's diverse student population, we are looking for parent volunteers that would be willing to share a craft, game, or cultural tradition from their heritage. If you are interested in doing this, please complete this survey:
https://goo.gl/forms/3aQppS1hwZcK3jWe2 Please note that the goal of the evening is to represent the many cultures of our Peterson students. Given this goal, it may be necessary to consolidate presentations where there are multiple volunteers from the same culture or heritage.

PARCC Testing Information:

Ear Buds/Headphones for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders:
All third, fourth, and fifth grade students will take the PARCC Assessment during the month of March and April. Ear buds/headphones are needed for this assessment. Many students already have these at school as this was part of the supply list for this school year. We would like all students to have these at school by Monday, March 6th. The ear buds/headphones will be stored at school until testing is complete.

PARCC Testing:
We will be administering the PARCC Assessment at grades 3, 4, and 5 once again this spring.  Below is the schedule for each grade level:

·         Grade 5: Monday, March 13th – Thursday, March 16th  

·         Grade 3: Wednesday, April 5th, Thursday, April 6th, Monday, April 10th, and Tuesday, April 11th  

·         Grade 4: Wednesday, April 12th, Thursday, April 13th, Monday, April 18th, and Tuesday, April 19th  
 

If you have specific questions about a particular grade level’s testing schedule, please contact your child’s teacher. There will be a letter that goes home to all third, fourth, and fifth grade students on Friday, February 24th. If you would like more information about the PARCC assessment, this link provides a good starting point.  http://understandthescore.org/help-your-child/resources-for-parents/ Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions!

Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC):
The Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) in conjunction with the Metea Valley High School PDAC committee, invite you to attend a FREE screening of the film: Most Likely to Succeed. An acclaimed film offering an inspiring look at what students and teachers are doing in schools. The screening will take place on Friday, March 10th, 6:30 pm, at Metea Valley High School (auditorium). For additional information and to RSVP, please visit
THIS LINK.

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: 

Peterson: Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes for Kids
Peterson: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club

Upcoming Dates:
Mar. 9       PTA Meeting at 9:30
Mar. 10     Spirit Day
Mar. 13     Spring Pictures
Mar. 13-16 PARCC Testing 5th Grade
Mar. 15     Second Grade Concert at 6:30 pm
Mar. 17     End of Third Quarter
Mar. 22     Kindergarten Orientation at 6:30 pm
Mar. 23     Competencies and Grades open in HAC at 4:00 pm

Best,
Allison Landstrom


February 27, 2017

Dear Peterson Families,

Our 5th graders participated in the yearbook cover contest. Varshitha N. was the winner and her design will be the cover of our 2016-2017 yearbook!! Our second place winners: Nila S., Beuna B., and Riyashree K. will have their designs showcased on the back cover. Congratulations to our winners!!! Once again, the Mother/Son event was a great success. All the superheroes in attendance had a great time. Thanks to all the volunteers that helped make the evening a success. A special thanks to Jason Tedrow for organizing this fun filled event for Peterson moms and their sons! As a reminder, the students do not have school on Thursday, March 2nd and Friday, March 3rd.

Safety Reminders:
It is illegal to pass a school bus when it is stopped with the lights flashing and stop sign extended. In addition, the circle drive in the front of the school is closed to car traffic from 8:45-9:05am and 3:15-3:40pm due to arrival and dismissal of students.

Peterson Science Fair:
The Science Fair will be from 6-8 pm on Monday, March 6th. Come see the amazing animals from the Flying Fox Conservation Fund including a Giant Sloth! http://www.flyingfoxconservationfund.com/animalprogram.html

Volunteers are still needed!!  Please sign up at the link below:
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C054FAFAC29AA8-science

Multicultural Night:
Peterson's Multicultural Night is on May 3rd from 6:30-8:00. The multicultural evening celebrates Peterson's diverse student population with storytellers, crafts, and cultural traditions. In order to represent Peterson's diverse student population, we are looking for parent volunteers that would be willing to share a craft, game, or cultural tradition from their heritage. If you are interested in doing this, please complete this survey: https://goo.gl/forms/3aQppS1hwZcK3jWe2 Please note that the goal of the evening is to represent the many cultures of our Peterson students. Given this goal, it may be necessary to consolidate presentations where there are multiple volunteers from the same culture or heritage.

PARCC Testing Information:

Ear Buds/Headphones for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders:
All third, fourth, and fifth grade students will take the PARCC Assessment during the month of March and April. Ear buds/headphones are needed for this assessment. Many students already have these at school as this was part of the supply list for this school year. We would like all students to have these at school by Monday, March 6th. The ear buds/headphones will be stored at school until testing is complete.

PARCC Testing:
We will be administering the PARCC Assessment at grades 3, 4, and 5 once again this spring.  Below is the schedule for each grade level:

·         Grade 5: Monday, March 13th – Thursday, March 16th  

·         Grade 3: Wednesday, April 5th, Thursday, April 6th, Monday, April 10th, and Tuesday, April 11th  

·         Grade 4: Wednesday, April 12th, Thursday, April 13th, Monday, April 18th, and Tuesday, April 19th   

If you have specific questions about a particular grade level’s testing schedule, please contact your child’s teacher. There will be a letter that goes home to all third, fourth, and fifth grade students on Friday, February 24th. If you would like more information about the PARCC assessment, this link provides a good starting point.  http://understandthescore.org/help-your-child/resources-for-parents/ Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions!

Young Author Program:
Each year our district, and many others in Illinois, participate in the Young Author’s program sponsored by the Illinois Reading Council. Students are encouraged to develop and complete one writing project for a Young Authors’ entry. Given many opportunities to write, students will often show some of their best diligence and creativity, given appropriate time and assistance toward this task. Some classes at Peterson are using class time to work on a project, while other students are encouraged to send in an entry to school that they have completed at home. Parents may edit the child’s work, but it should be the child’s original ideas and pictures. Kindergarten through fifth grade works are accepted. Individual projects are allowed in the areas of poetry, narratives, or non-fiction, and writings should have been completed during the child’s current year of school. Projects can be typed or handwritten, and should have a title page with the student’s name included. 8 ½ by 11 paper is recommended. All entries are due March 1st. Entries done at home can be dropped off in the office, or delivered to Mrs. Grahn in fourth grade.  Happy writing!!  Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Grahn. brenda_grahn@ipsd.org  Also, parents, you may read about the program at: http://www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org/yac.html  

Book Drive:
Do you have books you no longer need?  Do you have books you'd like to share with others?  We have an opportunity for you to donate your gently-used books to a great cause. A local student is doing a community service initiative. She is collecting for local organizations like People’s Resource Center. Please help this cause to make a difference in the lives of people who don't have access to the books we are so privileged to have. You may drop off any books at the designated box starting Monday, February 20th through Monday, March 6th. The box will be by our display cases. Thank you in advance for your support! Book Drive Flyer

Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC):
On February 23rd, the Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) held a meeting with representatives from various district parent organizations to learn about their role and efforts made to collaborate and share information. Discussion on how we continue to advocate for all students and promote inclusivity were also central topics throughout the meeting. For information about PDAC or PDAC meetings, please visit the PDAC subpage.

The Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) in conjunction with the Metea Valley High School PDAC committee, invite you to attend a FREE screening of the film: Most Likely to Succeed. An acclaimed film offering an inspiring look at what students and teachers are doing in schools. The screening will take place on Friday, March 10th, 6:30 pm, at Metea Valley High School (auditorium). For additional information and to RSVP, please visit THIS LINK.

PTA Partnerships:
The Peterson PTA has partnered with Illinois Chess Teachers to provide after school activities. Sign-ups have begun for Session 3 that will take place on Thursdays (March 9, 23, April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11 and 18). Click below for sign-up details.
IL Chess Teachers Club

Shoe Box Program:
Peterson PTA is participating in the Shoe Box Program, which is part of the World Wear Project from Monday, February 6th – Monday, March 6th.  The World Wear Project’s mission is to distribute wearable, affordable shoes to third world countries while diverting millions of pounds of refuse from landfills each year. Please bring wearable basketball, jogging/running, tennis, court, aerobic and training shoes to Shoe Box Program box, which will be located near the office. Shoes should be in wearable condition, no stains, holes or overly worn on the outside or soles.  The shoes must be in a wearable condition.  The Shoe Box Program accepts wearable men’s shoes, women’s shoes and kid’s shoes.  The shoes can be tennis shoes, sports shoes, casual shoes and dress shoes.  We cannot accept winter boots, foam flip flops or any shoes with metal cleats.  Peterson PTA will be paid per pound for a filled box of shoes.  If you have any questions regarding the Shoe Box Program please contact Christine Ficks at christine.ficks@yahoo.com.

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: 
Peterson: Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes for Kids

Peterson: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club

Upcoming Dates:
Mar. 2       No School – Parent/Teacher Conferences
Mar. 3       No School – Institute Day for Teachers
Mar. 6       Book Drive Ends/Shoe Box Donation Ends/Science Fair
Mar. 13-16 PARCC Testing 5th Grade
Mar. 16     PTA Meeting at 9:30
Mar. 17     End of Third Quarter

Best,
Allison Landstrom


 

February 20, 2017

Dear Peterson Families,

I hope everyone is enjoying this amazing weather!!! Remember, we do not have school on Monday, February 20th in observance of President’s Day. Even though this weather has been beautiful, however it is still the flu and cold season.  Please continue to remind your child(ren) to wash hands and cover their mouth when sneezing or coughing. Another hygiene reminder: students should not be sharing hats, headbands or hairbrushes.  Also if parents see students scratching their heads, please check for the cause.  We want to prevent the spread of lice.  For more info, please visit this link: http://www.ipsd.org/uploads/Health/LiceInfo.pdf.

PARCC Testing Information:

Ear Buds/Headphones for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders:
All third, fourth, and fifth grade students will take the PARCC Assessment during the month of March and April. Ear buds/headphones are needed for this assessment. Many students already have these at school as this was part of the supply list for this school year. We would like all students to have these at school by Monday, March 6th. The ear buds/headphones will be stored at school until testing is complete.

PARCC Testing:
We will be administering the PARCC Assessment at grades 3, 4, and 5 once again this spring.  Below is the schedule for each grade level:

·         Grade 5: Monday, March 13th – Thursday, March 16th  

·         Grade 3: Wednesday, April 5th, Thursday, April 6th, Monday, April 10th, and Tuesday, April 11th  

·         Grade 4: Wednesday, April 12th, Thursday, April 13th, Monday, April 18th, and Tuesday, April 19th   

There will be a letter that goes home to all third, fourth, and fifth grade students on Friday, February 24th. If you would like more information about the PARCC assessment, this link provides a good starting point.  http://understandthescore.org/help-your-child/resources-for-parents/ Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions!

Young Author Program:
Each year our district, and many others in Illinois, participate in the Young Author’s program sponsored by the Illinois Reading Council. Students are encouraged to develop and complete one writing project for a Young Authors’ entry. Given many opportunities to write, students will often show some of their best diligence and creativity, given appropriate time and assistance toward this task. Some classes at Peterson are using class time to work on a project, while other students are encouraged to send in an entry to school that they have completed at home. Parents may edit the child’s work, but it should be the child’s original ideas and pictures. Kindergarten through fifth grade works are accepted. Individual projects are allowed in the areas of poetry, narratives, or non-fiction, and writings should have been completed during the child’s current year of school. Projects can be typed or handwritten, and should have a title page with the student’s name included. 8 ½ by 11 paper is recommended. All entries are due March 1st. Entries done at home can be dropped off in the office, or delivered to Mrs. Grahn in fourth grade.  Happy writing!!  Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Grahn. brenda_grahn@ipsd.org  Also, parents, you may read about the program at: http://www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org/yac.html  

Book Drive:
Do you have books you no longer need?  Do you have books you'd like to share with others?  We have an opportunity for you to donate your gently-used books to a great cause. A local student is doing a community service initiative. She is collecting for local organizations like People’s Resource Center. Please help this cause to make a difference in the lives of people who don't have access to the books we are so privileged to have. You may drop off any books at the designated box starting Monday, February 20th through Monday, March 6th. The box will be by our display cases. Thank you in advance for your support! Book Drive Flyer

Peterson Mother Son Event:  Friday 2/24 (7-9pm)
Please join us for the Peterson Mother/Son Event on February 24, 7-9pm!  The theme is Superheroes, so grab your superhero gear and RSVP by TOMORROW 2/20: RSVP for Mother/Son Event

We also need volunteers to make this event possible (hint hint Dads) so click here to volunteer: Mother/Son Volunteer Signup. The current Mother Son event food list is as follows:

  • Bottled water
  • TCBY frozen yogurt (vanilla, chocolate, cookies and cream)
  • Rold Gold pretzels 
  • Dunkin Donuts munchkins (glazed, chocolate)
  • McDonald's apple slices 
  • Oreo cookies
  • Candy giveaways:  assorted dum dum suckers, jolly ranchers, smarties, airheads, starburst

We are attempting to provide this information so parents that have allergy concerns can plan accordingly, but please understand that a child's allergy concerns and food consumption at this family event are ultimately the responsibility of the parent/adult attending the event.

February Fundraiser - "Sometimes you just need to eat a cupcake!":
This month's Peterson Elementary fundraiser is being held on Monday, February 20th all day at Smallcakes, which is located at 4827 S. Rt. 59 in Naperville.  Stop in for a sweet treat and Smallcakes will donate 15% of in store purchases back to Peterson.  Please note, the fundraiser does not include any custom or pre-orders; only in store purchases will qualify.  Make sure to either present the flyer or mention the Peterson fundraiser.  Flyers will be sent home. 

Peterson Communication Survey:
Last week to fill out our communication survey! Please do so by 2/20. We would love to hear from more of you! Here’s the link: https://goo.gl/forms/xAH7T0d3m82xoLE53.

Parent Diversity Advisory  Council (PDAC):
The Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) invite you to a districtwide discussion focused on Chapter 5 of the Mindset book by Carol Dweck on Thursday, February, 23rd, 7:00-9:00 pm, at Crouse Education Center (CEC), 780 Shoreline Drive. It is not necessary to have read the chapter or book. The topic of the discussion is: Call to Collaboration with District Parent Organizations. For information about PDAC or PDAC meetings, please visit the PDAC subpage.

The Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) in conjunction with the Metea Valley High School PDAC committee, invite you to attend a FREE screening of the film: Most Likely to Succeed. An acclaimed film offering an inspiring look at what students and teachers are doing in schools. The screening will take place on Friday, March 10th, 6:30 pm, at Metea Valley High School (auditorium). For additional information and to RSVP, please visit THIS LINK.

PTA Partnership?
A new session for Engineering for Kids will be starting soon!   The next session will be:  February 27, March 13, March 20, and April 3.   Don't delay in registering!   To register go to: https://www.iclassprov2.com/parentportal/southnaperville/camps?camptype=103.

Shoe Box Program:
Peterson PTA is participating in the Shoe Box Program, which is part of the World Wear Project from Monday, February 6th – Monday, March 6th.  The World Wear Project’s mission is to distribute wearable, affordable shoes to third world countries while diverting millions of pounds of refuse from landfills each year. Please bring wearable basketball, jogging/running, tennis, court, aerobic and training shoes to Shoe Box Program box, which will be located near the office. Shoes should be in wearable condition, no stains, holes or overly worn on the outside or soles.  The shoes must be in a wearable condition.  The Shoe Box Program accepts wearable men’s shoes, women’s shoes and kid’s shoes.  The shoes can be tennis shoes, sports shoes, casual shoes and dress shoes.  We cannot accept winter boots, foam flip flops or any shoes with metal cleats.  Peterson PTA will be paid per pound for a filled box of shoes.  If you have any questions regarding the Shoe Box Program please contact Christine Ficks at christine.ficks@yahoo.com.

Peterson Science Fair:
All students K-5 are invited to participate in Peterson’s annual Science Fair, which will be held on March 6th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Groups of up to 4 students of any grade are allowed. This should be an exciting event that gets kids interested in STEM.

The deadline to register is:  February 20, 2017.  Informational flyers will be sent home this week and more information can be found on Peterson’s website under the STEM tab. Registration is online at: https://goo.gl/forms/bl5tSyRTBkxTZlkl2

Volunteers are needed to help plan, set-up and “judge” this event.  No Science experience is necessary!  Just let the kids tell you what they discovered. Volunteers can register at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C054FAFAC29AA8-science

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:  Peterson: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club

Upcoming Dates:
Feb. 20     No School – President’s Day
Feb. 24
     Mother/Son Event 7:00pm-9:00pm
Mar. 2
       No School – Parent/Teacher Conferences
Mar. 3
       No School – Institute Day for Teachers
Mar. 6
       Book Drive Ends/Shoe Box Donation Ends/Science Fair

Best,
Allison Landstrom


February 13, 2017

Dear Peterson Families,

It’s hard to believe with this weather that it’s February!!! Please be mindful of the weather and help your child(ren) to dress appropriately to go outside for recess. Our Spirit Day winner for primary was Mrs. Munn’s classroom and for intermediate, it was Ms. Falck’s. Thanks to everyone for showing their Panther Pride!! Again, there is a lot of information in this week’s update. I’ve listed the newer items first and also tried to do so in the order of deadlines.

Peterson Panther's Food Drive Update:
Thanks to the support of the Peterson Panther Community, Student Council's Food Drive was an amazing success.  Well over a thousand items of food have been donated by our student body during the past 2 weeks!  These food items will be delivered to Naperville's food pantry, Loaves and Fishes, to help stock their shelves. It's exciting to know that as a school...WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!  Noteworthy to this cause are the following classrooms for their astonishing contributions to our food drive:  Miss Yee, Ms. Kovaka, Mrs. Hamilton and Mrs. Grahn. Sincerest thanks to all for supporting our community!  Peterson Student Council

Box Tops:
Box Tops collection is due Friday, February 17.  Continue turning them into the Box Top bin in the classroom.  Look for any bonus ones on boxes, receipts, and coupons.  Participating products can be found at btfe.com/earn/participating-products.  Which class will be the next to win this year??

Team IPEF: Help make a difference for our students.
There's still time for you to be part of the excitement. You have until February 18 to join Team IPEF and run on behalf of our school in the 5th Annual Naperville Half Marathon on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Since 2014, Team IPEF has raised more than $300,000 for District 204 schools and programs supported by the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation. Half of all money raised goes directly back to your child's school. The other portion goes toward supporting district-wide programs. You can join more than 175 teammates who have already committed to make a difference. Sign up today at https://www.ipef204.org/get-involved/teamipef/

Peterson Mother Son Event:  Friday 2/24 (7-9pm)
Please join us for the Peterson Mother/Son Event on February 24, 7-9pm!  The theme is Superheroes, so grab your superhero gear and RSVP by 2/20: RSVP for Mother/Son Event

We also need volunteers to make this event possible (hint hint Dads) so click here to volunteer: Mother/Son Volunteer Signup

The current Mother Son event food list is as follows:

  • Bottled water
  • TCBY frozen yogurt (vanilla, chocolate, cookies and cream)
  • Rold Gold pretzels 
  • Dunkin Donuts munchkins (glazed, chocolate)
  • McDonald's apple slices 
  • Oreo cookies
  • Candy giveaways:  assorted dum dum suckers, jolly ranchers, smarties, airheads, starburst

We are attempting to provide this information so parents that have allergy concerns can plan accordingly, but please understand that a child's allergy concerns and food consumption at this family event are ultimately the responsibility of the parent/adult attending the event.

February Fundraiser - "Sometimes you just need to eat a cupcake!":
This month's Peterson Elementary fundraiser is being held on Monday, February 20th all day at Smallcakes, which is located at 4827 S. Rt. 59 in Naperville.  Stop in for a sweet treat and Smallcakes will donate 15% of in store purchases back to Peterson.  Please note, the fundraiser does not include any custom or pre-orders; only in store purchases will qualify.  Make sure to either present the flyer or mention the Peterson fundraiser.  Flyers will be sent home. 

Peterson Communication Survey:
Last week to fill out our communication survey! Please do so by 2/20. We would love to hear from more of you! Here’s the link: https://goo.gl/forms/xAH7T0d3m82xoLE53.

Parent Diversity Advisory  Council (PDAC):
The Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) invite you to a districtwide discussion focused on Chapter 5 of the Mindset book by Carol Dweck on Thursday, February, 23rd, 7:00-9:00 pm, at Crouse Education Center (CEC), 780 Shoreline Drive. It is not necessary to have read the chapter or book. The topic of the discussion is: Call to Collaboration with District Parent Organizations. For information about PDAC or PDAC meetings, please visit the PDAC subpage.

The Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) in conjunction with the Metea Valley High School PDAC committee, invite you to attend a FREE screening of the film: Most Likely to Succeed. An acclaimed film offering an inspiring look at what students and teachers are doing in schools. The screening will take place on Friday, March 10th, 6:30 pm, at Metea Valley High School (auditorium). For additional information and to RSVP, please visit THIS LINK.

Peterson PTA Partnerships:
A new session for Engineering for Kids will be starting soon!   The next session will be:  February 27, March 13, March 20, and April 3.   Don't delay in registering!   To register go to: https://www.iclassprov2.com/parentportal/southnaperville/camps?camptype=103.

Shoe Box Program:
Peterson PTA is participating in the Shoe Box Program, which is part of the World Wear Project from Monday, February 6th – Monday, March 6th.  The World Wear Project’s mission is to distribute wearable, affordable shoes to third world countries while diverting millions of pounds of refuse from landfills each year. Please bring wearable basketball, jogging/running, tennis, court, aerobic and training shoes to Shoe Box Program box, which will be located near the office. Shoes should be in wearable condition, no stains, holes or overly worn on the outside or soles.  The shoes must be in a wearable condition.  The Shoe Box Program accepts wearable men’s shoes, women’s shoes and kid’s shoes.  The shoes can be tennis shoes, sports shoes, casual shoes and dress shoes.  We cannot accept winter boots, foam flip flops or any shoes with metal cleats.  Peterson PTA will be paid per pound for a filled box of shoes.  If you have any questions regarding the Shoe Box Program please contact Christine Ficks at christine.ficks@yahoo.com.

Peterson Science Fair:
All students K-5 are invited to participate in Peterson’s annual Science Fair, which will be held on March 6th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Groups of up to 4 students of any grade are allowed. This should be an exciting event that gets kids interested in STEM.

The deadline to register is:  February 20, 2017.  Informational flyers will be sent home this week and more information can be found on Peterson’s website under the STEM tab. Registration is online at: https://goo.gl/forms/bl5tSyRTBkxTZlkl2

Volunteers are needed to help plan, set-up and “judge” this event.  No Science experience is necessary!  Just let the kids tell you what they discovered. Volunteers can register at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C054FAFAC29AA8-science

Indian Prairie Special Needs PTA:
6th Speaker Series on Special Education Law – Navigating IEP’s and 504’s on Thursday, February 16th at 7:30 pm at the CEC, Room B6, 780 Shoreline Drive, Aurora, IL. See this flyer for more information.

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:  Peterson: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club

Upcoming Dates:
Feb. 20     No School – President’s Day
Feb. 24     Mother/Son Event 7:00pm-9:00pm
Mar. 2       No School – Parent/Teacher Conferences
Mar. 3       No School – Institute Day for Teachers
Mar. 6       Shoe Box Donation Ends/Science Fair

Best,
Allison Landstrom


 February 6, 2017

Dear Peterson Families,

It was wonderful to see so many of you Open House!!! Thank you to those of you who have already participated in our communication survey. We would love to hear from more of you! Here’s the link: https://goo.gl/forms/xAH7T0d3m82xoLE53.

Hopefully, you were able to attend the Savvy Business Kids event held in the gym. The students who participated in that did such an excellent job; they should be so proud of all of their hard work!! Thanks to Colleen Keen and Jen Tedrow for organizing it!

Our Food Drive continues through Friday!! Please click HERE for more information.

Peterson’s Online Directory:
Access to Peterson's online directory is included in a PTA membership! The directory is the ultimate resource for planning birthday parties, play dates, and so much more!  The online directory is updated and accessible. PTA’s print directory is being finalized and will be sent home with students whose parents are members of the PTA. To join the PTA, contact Christine Ficks at christine.ficks@yahoo.com or follow these links:

Please make checks payable to Peterson PTA and send into Peterson in an envelope labeled PTA Registration.

If you're already a member and need access to the Online Directory, please contact Chanda Ladaga at Ladaga@gmail.com

Shoe Box Program:
Peterson PTA is participating in the Shoe Box Program, which is part of the World Wear Project from Monday, February 6th – Monday, March 6th.  The World Wear Project’s mission is to distribute wearable, affordable shoes to third world countries while diverting millions of pounds of refuse from landfills each year. Please bring wearable basketball, jogging/running, tennis, court, aerobic and training shoes to Shoe Box Program box, which will be located near the office. Shoes should be in wearable condition, no stains, holes or overly worn on the outside or soles.  The shoes must be in a wearable condition.  The Shoe Box Program accepts wearable men’s shoes, women’s shoes and kid’s shoes.  The shoes can be tennis shoes, sports shoes, casual shoes and dress shoes.  We cannot accept winter boots, foam flip flops or any shoes with metal cleats.  Peterson PTA will be paid per pound for a filled box of shoes.  If you have any questions regarding the Shoe Box Program please contact Christine Ficks at christine.ficks@yahoo.com.

Peterson Science Fair:
All students K-5 are invited to participate in Peterson’s annual Science Fair, which will be held on March 6th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Groups of up to 4 students of any grade are allowed. This should be an exciting event that gets kids interested in STEM.

The deadline to register is:  February 20, 2017.  Informational flyers will be sent home this week and more information can be found on Peterson’s website under the STEM tab. Registration is online at: https://goo.gl/forms/bl5tSyRTBkxTZlkl2

Volunteers are needed to help plan, set-up and “judge” this event.  No Science experience is necessary!  Just let the kids tell you what they discovered. Volunteers can register at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C054FAFAC29AA8-science

Indian Prairie Special Needs PTA:
6th Speaker Series on Special Education Law – Navigating IEP’s and 504’s on Thursday, February 16th at 7:30 pm at the CEC, Room B6, 780 Shoreline Drive, Aurora, IL. See this flyer for more information.

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: 
Peterson: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club

Upcoming Dates:
Feb. 6       Shoe Box Donation Begins
Feb. 9
       PTA meeting at 9:30am
Feb. 10
     Food Drive Ends/Spirit Day
Feb. 20
     No School – President’s Day
Mar. 2
       No School – Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:00pm-8:00pm
Mar. 3
       No School – Institute Day for Teachers
Mar. 6
       Shoe Box Donation Ends/Science Fair 6:00pm-8:00pm

Best,
Allison Landstrom


January 30, 2017

Dear Peterson Families,

There is a lot of information in this newsletter and I apologize for the length!!! I do try to keep them as concise as possible, but we have many events coming up and much of the information needs to be shared this week.  

We can’t wait to see many of you at our Open House on Wednesday, February, 1st from 6:30-8:00pm. Please remember that due to the informal nature of the night, it will not be possible to conduct parent/teacher conferences. 

After you visit your child’s classroom, please remember to visit the LMC for a little shopping at the Book Fair! Proceeds from the Book Fair will be used to purchase new books and other materials for the library and classrooms. Please excuse the spelling error in the subject line from my earlier ConnectEd message - fingers moving too fast!!

Remember to make sure your child(ren) are appropriately dressed for outside recess. They should always have a winter coat, gloves, and hat. Please remind your child(ren) that they should not being sharing hats. If we get snow, they will also need snow pants and boots if they would like to play the snow.

Some of our students participated in a chess tournament last week. These students placed at the event: Hrehaan R., Surya K., Shrita R., Pranav D., Ian L., and Jeevit V. Congratulations – we are all proud of you!!

February is the month that we will focus on the character of CITIZENSHIP. It is important to do good deeds for others. So, join the fun and help support Peterson Panther's Food Drive which kicks off on Monday, January 30th. Please click HERE for more information!

During the PTA meeting on the 12th, Mrs. Schimmoler and I shared the results of the 5Essentials Parent Survey. We had a great discussion with the parents and there were some interesting points raised. One of the points raised was that only 20% of our parents filled out the 5Essentials survey. The question was then asked, how reliable are these results. That question gave both Ann and I pause. So, together with our Instructional Leadership Team (ILT), we have created a parent survey. Here is the survey link: https://goo.gl/forms/xAH7T0d3m82xoLE53. We will have computers set up at Open House so that parents can complete the survey.

Illness Prevention Guidelines:
As flu season is upon us, our goal is to promote a community of health and wellness at Peterson Elementary School.  We would like to take this opportunity to remind you again of the district guidelines, based on best practice standards, which are in place to maximize the health of our students and staff.

  1. If your child is running a fever of one hundred (100) degrees or greater, please keep your child at home until the temperature has been less than one hundred (100) degrees for twenty four (24) hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications.
  2. If your child is experiencing vomiting or diarrhea, please keep your child at home until these concerns have been resolved for twenty four (24) hours, and your child is tolerating food.
  3. Colds and respiratory viruses are common during the school year.  If your child is coughing continuously or has green-colored nasal secretions, you may wish to consult with your medical provider and follow his/her directions.
  4. If your child is diagnosed with a contagious illness such as strep throat, measles, chicken pox, or pertussis, please notify the school as soon as possible. 
  5. As a reminder, frequent hand washing with soap and water is the primary way to prevent the spread of illness.  Thank you for your cooperation in helping us to promote a healthy, happy school environment. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, Marney Collins RN, BSN (630-428-7278), or Dena Klein RN, BSN, PEL-CSN (630-428-7251)

Peterson Science Fair:
All students K-5 are invited to participate in Peterson’s annual Science Fair!  Groups of up to 4 students of any grade are allowed. This should be an exciting event that gets kids interested in STEM.

The deadline to register is:  February 20, 2017.  Informational flyers will be sent home this week and more information can be found on Peterson’s website under the STEM tab. Registration is online at: https://goo.gl/forms/bl5tSyRTBkxTZlkl2

Volunteers are needed to help plan, set-up and “judge” this event.  No Science experience is necessary!  Just let the kids tell you what they discovered. Volunteers can register at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C054FAFAC29AA8-science

ATTENTION Families and Friends in Naperville District 204:
Did you know Naperville District 204 is asking for your thoughts and opinions.  The district is asking families to complete a survey regarding their child's special education experience?  This can be completed for each child that has either an IEP or 504 plan. PLEASE complete the survey!!!  The deadline of January 31st.  I spoke with a district representative and the special education department is working to make improvements to the special education experience.  They want our input and this survey is an opportunity to be heard.  It is short and will not take much of your time. When you go to www.ipsd.org it is listed under the photo in blue font.  

Dinner Night:
Buffalo Wild Wings fundraiser lunch/dinner is on Monday, January 30th all day at the 11820 S. Rt. 59 location in Plainfield.  This includes dine in and carry out orders.  You will need to take a copy of the flyer and present to the cashier.  Flyers will be sent home.  Please help support Peterson Elementary by stopping by Buffalo Wild Wings on 1/30!  15% of the funds raised will go back to Peterson! 

PDAC:
On Thursday, January 19th, the Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) hosted a meeting titled: How Can We Help All Students Achieve? The Psychology of Success: Ability Versus Accomplishment. An informative video about Schools of the Future and growth mindset was shared. Some of the highlights of the video included scientists’ research of studying brain development, addressing poverty and how socio-economic status impacts inequity. A rich discussion about our Future Ready work followed with information about technology and the importance of SEL (social-emotional learning) for students. The meeting presentation can be found HERE and includes a link to the video. For more information about PDAC, please visit the subpage HERE.

Indian Prairie Special Needs PTA:
6th Speaker Series on Special Education Law – Navigating IEP’s and 504’s on Thursday, February 16th at 7:30 pm at the CEC, Room B6, 780 Shoreline Drive, Aurora, IL. See this flyer for more information.

Upcoming Dates:
Jan. 30     Kick off for Food Drive/Dinner Night at Buffalo Wild Wings
Feb. 1
       Savvy Business Kids/Open House 6:30-8:00
Feb. 9
       PTA meeting at 9:30am
Feb. 10
     Food Drive Ends/Spirit Day
Feb. 20
     No School – President’s Day

Best,
Allison Landstrom


January 23, 2017

Dear Peterson Families,

The staff and I are looking forward to seeing many of you at our Open House on Wednesday, February, 1st from 6:30-8:00pm. We are excited to show you all the amazing work and learning your child(ren) have done so far this year!! Please remember that due to the informal nature of the night, it will not be possible to conduct parent/teacher conferences. 

After you visit your child’s classroom, please remember to visit the LMC for a little shopping at the Book Fair! Proceeds from the Book Fair will be used to purchase new books and other materials for the library and classrooms.

Reflections entry advancing to State Level:
I am pleased to announce that once again we have a Peterson entry advance to State level in the National PTA Reflections art contest. Congratulations to second grader, Shritha Repala - her art project has advanced from the DuPage West Region level to the Illinois State level!

Dinner Night:
Buffalo Wild Wings fundraiser lunch/dinner is on Monday, January 30th all day at the 11820 S. Rt. 59 location in Plainfield.  This includes dine in and carry out orders.  You will need to take a copy of the flyer and present to the cashier.  Flyers will be sent home.  Please help support Peterson Elementary by stopping by Buffalo Wild Wings on 1/30!  15% of the funds raised will go back to Peterson! 

Indian Prairie Special Needs PTA:
Enjoy an evening full of Free Pampering on Sunday, January 29th! Candlelight Yoga, chair massage, nail polish/wrap application, make-up tips & tricks, mini facials, explore essential oils and more. Food and drinks will be served. Sharko’s BBQ, Pampered Chef & Miss Joan’s Cupcakes. Participate in our raffles with some incredible prizes including salon & spa gift cards, movie passes, wine tasting, painting, massage certificates, gym memberships and more. Everyone is welcome! FREE for 2016/17 IPSN PTA members and $5 for everyone else. Raffle tickets are $2 each. Space is limited so RSVP is required to ipsnpta@gmail.com. Please see this flyer for more information.

6th Speaker Series on Special Education Law – Navigating IEP’s and 504’s on Thursday, February 16th at 7:30 pm at the CEC, Room B6, 780 Shoreline Drive, Aurora, IL. See this flyer for more information.

Upcoming Dates:
Jan. 26     Donuts with Dads 8:15-8:50
Jan. 30     Dinner Night at Buffalo Wild Wings
Feb. 1       Savvy Business Kids/Open House 6:30-8:00
Feb. 9       PTA meeting at 9:30am
Feb. 10     Spirit Day

Best,
Allison Landstrom


January 16, 2017

Dear Peterson Families,

What a wonderful week back! I hope everyone enjoys the long weekend. Remember there is no school tomorrow in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day. We look forward to seeing all the students on Tuesday, January 17th!

PDAC:
The Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) invites you to a district-wide discussion focused on Chapter 3 of the Mindset book by Carol Dweck. It is not necessary to have read the chapter or book. The topic of the discussion is: How Can We Help All Students Achieve? The Psychology of Success: Ability Versus Accomplishment on Thursday, January 19th, 7:00-9:00 pm, at Crouse Education Center (CEC), 780 Shoreline Drive. For information about PDAC or PDAC meetings, please visit the PDAC subpage.

Savvy Business Kids:
Savvy Business Kids will take place this year on Wednesday February 1 at Peterson's Open House.  A flyer came home this past week. Students (1st thru 5th) interested in joining should have forms turned no later than Friday January 20. Please click here for the form. Any questions, please contact Jen Tedrow at jennifertedrow@sbcglobal.net or Colleen Keen at cakeen@gmail.com. 

Donuts with Dads:
Donuts with Dads is coming up on Thursday, January 26th from 8:15-8:50. This is a wonderful event that is sponsored by our PTA! Here is copy of the flyer that your child(ren) will be bringing home on Tuesday. RSVP is due on Friday, January 20th. If you have any questions, please contact Neha Patodia at nehapatodia@gmail.com.

Peterson School’s Family Night:
Join the fun at Peterson School's Family Night at a Wolves Hockey game on Saturday, January 21st at 7:00.  There will be a special block of tickets reserved so everyone will sit together.  Flyers were sent home with students the week before break.  If you wish to attend the game, please return the completed flyer along with a check to Peterson by January 13th. Click here for the flyer.

Dinner Night:
Buffalo Wild Wings fundraiser lunch/dinner is on Monday, January 30th all day at the 11820 S. Rt. 59 location in Plainfield.  This includes dine in and carry out orders.  You will need to take a copy of the flyer and present to the cashier.  Flyers will be sent home.  Please help support Peterson Elementary by stopping by Buffalo Wild Wings on 1/30!  15% of the funds raised will go back to Peterson! 

Indian Prairie Special Needs PTA:
Enjoy an evening full of Free Pampering on Sunday, January 29th! Candlelight Yoga, chair massage, nail polish/wrap application, make-up tips & tricks, mini facials, explore essential oils and more. Food and drinks will be served. Sharko’s BBQ, Pampered Chef & Miss Joan’s Cupcakes. Participate in our raffles with some incredible prizes including salon & spa gift cards, movie passes, wine tasting, painting, massage certificates, gym memberships and more. Everyone is welcome! FREE for 2016/17 IPSN PTA members and $5 for everyone else. Raffle tickets are $2 each. Space is limited so RSVP is required toipsnpta@gmail.com. Please see this flyer for more information.

5th Speaker Series on Internet Safety and District 204 roll-out of Chrome Book on Thursday, January 19th at 7:30 pm at Prairie Children’s Preschool MPR, 780 Shoreline Drive, Aurora, IL. See this flyer for more information.

6th Speaker Series on Special Education Law – Navigating IEPs and 504s on Thursday, February 16th at 7:30 pm at the CEC, Room B6, 780 Shoreline Drive, Aurora, IL. See thisflyer for more information.

Upcoming Dates:
Jan. 16
     No School – Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan. 21
     Peterson School’s Family Night beginning at 7:00pm
Jan. 26
     Donuts with Dads 8:15-8:50
Jan. 30
     Dinner Night at Buffalo Wild Wings
Feb. 1
       Savvy Business Kids/Open House 6:30-8:00

Best,
Allison Landstrom


 January 9, 2017

Dear Peterson Families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Winter Break! As reminder, there is no school tomorrow. During the day tomorrow, staff will be digging deeper into the topics of assessment, positive behavior interventions, and online resources for students. We look forward to seeing all the students on Tuesday, January 10th!

At the PTA meeting on Thursday, January 12th, Susan Rasmus, the Executive Director of IPEF will be there to present us with a check. Our team collectively raised over $3800 and Peterson will be receiving a check for $1931! The meeting begins at 9:30 am and I hope many of you will be able to join us for the check presentation and the PTA meeting.

Car/Day Care Line:
Before break, you should have received a new orange piece of paper that has both your child’s last name as well as a number. Your child(ren) will also receive a card with the same number on Tuesday. It is our hope that calling the numbers will increase the speed at which we can safely dismiss the students. Please remember:

  • Pull as far up as you can to allow for more cars
  • Be sure your orange sign is clearly displayed
  • No cell phones in the car line
  • Do not block drives 
  • Obey all city signs 

Lost and Found:
We have many items in our Lost and Found, which is located in the Multipurpose room. If you are missing items, please encourage your child to check for them! You may also come in before or after school to take a look. Please look before Friday, January 13th at 4:00. We will be donating all unclaimed items after Friday.   

Indian Prairie Special Needs PTA:
Pamper yourself at the IPSN PTA event coming up on Sunday, January 29th. Please see this flyer for more information.

PTA Assembly: Tim Hannig's PRO-KIDS SHOW
It was wonderful to have so many of you at the Pro-Kids show!! Wow, we really filled the gym; it was great fun!! Thank you so much to Denise Mascari for all the work that you did to organize it! Thank you to Christine Ficks, Joann Frisby, Amie Strasma, Sangeeta Prasad, and Karrie Mascari for welcoming families at the door. Finally, thank you very much to PTA for making it a free night for everyone to enjoy!

Peterson School’s Family Night:
Join the fun at Peterson School's Family Night at a Wolves Hockey game on Saturday, January 21st at 7:00.  There will be a special block of tickets reserved so everyone will sit together.  Flyers were sent home with students the week before break.  If you wish to attend the game, please return the completed flyer along with a check to Peterson by January 13th. Click here for the flyer.

Upcoming Dates:
Dec. 23-Jan. 9   No School - Winter Break
Jan. 10     First Day back for Students
Jan. 12     PTA Meeting at 9:30am/Report Card Opens at 4:00pm in HAC
Jan. 13     Spirit Day
Jan. 16     No School – Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan. 21     Peterson School’s Family Night beginning at 7:00pm

Best,
Allison Landstrom


 

December 19, 2016

Dear Peterson Families,

Since early December, many teachers and their classes have participated in the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code began as a one-hour introduction to computer science. Its purpose is to help demonstrate that anybody can learn the basics of coding as well as to increase participation in the field of computer science. The students and teachers have learned so much! I highly encourage you to visit the site: https://hourofcode.com/us/learn and continue the learning with your child! My next weekly update will not be until Sunday, January 8th. I wish all of you a wonderful and safe Winter Break!

Car/Day Care Line:
We will have a slight change to our Car Line Dismissal. This week you will receive a new orange piece of paper that has both your child’s last name as well as a number. Your child(ren) will also receive a card with the same number. It is our hope that calling the numbers will increase the speed at which we can dismiss the students. We will begin to implement the new system this week with full implementation when we return from Winter Break. Please remember:

  • Pull as far up as you can to allow for more cars
  • Be sure your orange sign is clearly displayed
  • No cell phones in the car line
  • Do not block drives
  • Obey all city signs 

Winter Recess
IPSD Elementary Schools will continue to go outside for recess as long as the temperature is above 5 degrees with wind-chill and the recess area is clear/safe. Please ensure students come prepared for winter outdoor recess daily.   

The woodchips must be thawed 12 inches deep in order for our playground to be utilized during the school day, but students may still enjoy games on the shoveled blacktop or in the *field. Snow pants and boots are required for play in the field once it is covered in snow, to ensure students have dry, comfortable clothes for the rest of the day.

When no recess space is considered safe, or it is below 5 degrees with wind-chill, students will enjoy an indoor recess with available indoor games and activities in their classroom.

Dinner Night:
Potbelly’s fundraiser dinner on Wed 12/21 from 5pm-8pm. Order from Potbelly’s (@Naperville Crossings) that night and mention that it’s an order for Peterson Elementary School; no flyer is needed. Please help support Peterson Elementary by stopping by Potbelly’s on 12/21! 25% of the funds raised will go back to Peterson! 

PTA Assembly: Tim Hannig's PRO-KIDS SHOW
Mark your calendars!!  On Wednesday, December 21, at 6:30 pm the Peterson PTA will be hosting an extraordinary family program at the school.  Tim Hannig's PRO-KIDS SHOW is an exciting presentation filled with music, magic, fun and involvement for the entire family.  The show has been performed at many places including Six Flags and the White House and now we will have the opportunity to enjoy it! https://goo.gl/forms/zerpvqhkuTm0bkQj2 Should you have questions, please contact Denise Mascari at darthur0615@yahoo.com

Opportunity to Support Peterson:
It's that time again, the holiday season is upon us, and you might be perusing the web to find the perfect holiday card to send to your family and friends. If you happen to find a favorite card at Shutterfly or Tiny Prints, please start at this site so Peterson can earn 13% of proceeds of your order!! This is just one other easy way to raise money for our school, and we thank you in advance for doing so!! http://petersonpta.shutterflystorefront.com/

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 program listed below, visit: Peterson: Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes for Kids

Upcoming Dates:
Dec. 19     Last Day for Helping Hands
Dec. 21
     Family Assembly 6:30pm
Dec. 22
     End of Second Quarter
Dec. 23-Jan. 9
   No School - Winter Break
Jan. 10
     First Day back for Students
Jan. 12
     Report Card Opens at 4:00pm in HAC
Jan. 13
     Spirit Day
Jan. 16
     No School – Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Best,
Allison Landstrom


 

December 12, 2016

Dear Peterson Families,

Please join me in congratulating our students whose entries for the National PTA’s Reflections art contest have advanced from District (IPPC) level to DuPage West Region: Trisha S., Shritha R., Marla M., Vivaan V., Kailin M., and Chandramallika J. We are very proud of them and wish them good luck for the next round!

Thank you to everyone who has made our new car dismissal procedures run smoothly! It is our goal to get students dismissed as quickly and as safely as possible.

The Helping Hands Project:
Thank you to everyone who has donated!! The Helping Hands Project will continue through Monday, December 19th. Third grade is again supporting families in need with The Helping Hands project. The Helping Hand Tree will be located in the LMC. It will be decorated with paper mittens. On each paper mitten will be a name of store that the family frequents or restaurant/place that is special to the family. There are no monetary amounts listed on the mittens and participation is completely optional.

Dinner Night:
Potbelly’s fundraiser dinner on Wed 12/21 from 5pm-8pm. Order from Potbelly’s (@Naperville Crossings) that night and mention that it’s an order for Peterson Elementary School; no flyer is needed. Please help support Peterson Elementary by stopping by Potbelly’s on 12/21! 25% of the funds raised will go back to Peterson! 

PTA Assembly: Tim Hannig's PRO-KIDS SHOW
Mark your calendars!!  On Wednesday, December 21, at 6:30 pm the Peterson PTA will be hosting an extraordinary family program at the school.  Tim Hannig's PRO-KIDS SHOW is an exciting presentation filled with music, magic, fun and involvement for the entire family.  The show has been performed at many places including Six Flags and the White House and now we will have the opportunity to enjoy it!

Tim Hannig will be performing an assembly for the students at the school that day, and will be performing a 100% different show that evening for families.  A letter with more information will be coming home with your student in the near future.  Should you have questions, please contact Denise Mascari at darthur0615@yahoo.com

Opportunity to Support Peterson:
It's that time again, the holiday season is upon us, and you might be perusing the web to find the perfect holiday card to send to your family and friends. If you happen to find a favorite card at Shutterfly or Tiny Prints, please start at this site so Peterson can earn 13% of proceeds of your order!! This is just one other easy way to raise money for our school, and we thank you in advance for doing so!! http://petersonpta.shutterflystorefront.com/

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 program listed below, visit: 
Peterson: Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes for Kids

Upcoming Dates:
Dec. 15     Peterson Singers Chorus Concert 6:30pm
Dec. 21     Family Assembly 6:30pm
Dec. 22     End of Second Quarter
Dec. 23-Jan. 9   No School - Winter Break
Jan. 10     First Day back for Students

Best,
Allison Landstrom


December 5, 2016

Dear Peterson Families,

Thank you to everyone who has been writing notes and/or sending emails regarding their child’s dismissal!!! I apologize, Mrs. Newman’s email address was incorrect in last week’s newsletter. Here is the correct email address for her: peggy_newman@ipsd.orgThanks too for remembering to send your child(ren) with coats, hats, and gloves! Now that we have snow on the ground, don’t forget boots and snow pants too!

The Helping Hands Project:
Third grade will again support families in need with The Helping Hands project. The Helping Hand Tree will be located in the LMC. It will be decorated with paper mittens. On each paper mitten will be a name of store that the family frequents or restaurant/place that is special to the family. There are no monetary amounts listed on the mittens and participation is completely optional. Donations will be collected from Tuesday, December 6th through Monday, December 19th. A note will go home with students on Monday, December 5th.

Dinner Night:
Potbelly’s fundraiser dinner on Wed 12/21 from 5pm-8pm. Order from Potbelly’s (@Naperville Crossings) that night and mention that it’s an order for Peterson Elementary School; no flyer is needed. Please help support Peterson Elementary by stopping by Potbelly’s on 12/21! 25% of the funds raised will go back to Peterson! 

PTA Assembly: Tim Hannig's PRO-KIDS SHOW
Mark your calendars!!  On Wednesday, December 21, at 6:30 pm the Peterson PTA will be hosting an extraordinary family program at the school.  Tim Hannig's PRO-KIDS SHOW is an exciting presentation filled with music, magic, fun and involvement for the entire family.  The show has been performed at many places including Six Flags and the White House and now we will have the opportunity to enjoy it!

Tim Hannig will be performing an assembly for the students at the school that day, and will be performing a 100% different show that evening for families.  A letter with more information will be coming home with your student in the near future.  Should you have questions, please contact Denise Mascari at darthur0615@yahoo.com

Opportunity to Support Peterson:
It's that time again, the holiday season is upon us, and you might be perusing the web to find the perfect holiday card to send to your family and friends. If you happen to find a favorite card at Shutterfly or Tiny Prints, please start at this site so Peterson can earn 13% of proceeds of your order!! This is just one other easy way to raise money for our school, and we thank you in advance for doing so!! 
http://petersonpta.shutterflystorefront.com/

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 program listed below, visit: 

Peterson: IL Chess Teachers Chess Club

Peterson: Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes for Kids

Upcoming Dates:
Dec. 8       Holiday Shop
Dec. 9       Spirit Day
Dec. 15     Peterson Singers Chorus Concert 6:30pm
Dec. 21     Family Assembly 6:30pm 
Dec. 22     End of Second Quarter
Dec. 23-Jan. 9   No School - Winter Break 
Jan. 10     First Day back for Students

Best,
Allison Landstrom


 November 28, 2016

Dear Peterson Families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break! Below, I’ve updated the upcoming events through winter break. It’s hard to believe it is only 4 weeks away! As a reminder, please make sure that your child(ren) are dressed appropriately for the weather. Students will go outside for recess when it is 5 degrees or above with wind chill.

Notes for Dismissal:
We have many after school activities offered for Peterson students. Some days we have almost 100 students going to different activities after school. If your child is attending ANY after school activity, I ask you to please write a note to the teacher or send an email to Peg Gamboa peg_gamboa@ipsd.org and Peggy Newman peggy_newmann@ipsd.org. Many students do not remember if they are supposed to go to the class and we often have to call parents to verify. Writing a note or email ensures that all of the children will get home safely!

2nd Annual Culture Night at Scullen Middle School:
The Scullen PTSA cordially invites families and staff to our 2nd Annual Culture Night at Scullen Middle School on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 6-8:30pm. Please join us for this fun-filled, educational event with an emphasis on community building.  The evening will include a 3v3 soccer tournament for Scullen students, interactive presentations (Aikido, Judo & Jujitsu and Irish Hurling), table displays, parade, free food to sample and much more!  Please consider signing up to make a food donation if you plan to attend. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080945abaf2fab9-20161 Questions? Contact ScullenPTSA@gmail.com.  

Opportunity to Support Peterson:
It's that time again, the holiday season is upon us, and you might be perusing the web to find the perfect holiday card to send to your family and friends. If you happen to find a favorite card at Shutterfly or Tiny Prints, please start at this site so Peterson can earn 13% of proceeds of your order!! This is just one other easy way to raise money for our school, and we thank you in advance for doing so!! http://petersonpta.shutterflystorefront.com/

Peterson PTA Partnerships:
The next session for Engineering for Kids will start beginning of December.  The session dates will be December 5th, December 12th, January 23rd, and February 6th.  To register please go to: www.engineeingforkids.net/location/cws/commclasses

The Peterson PTA has partnered with Illinois Chess Teachers to provide after school activities. Sign-ups have begun for Session 2 that will take place on Thursdays (December 8, 15, January 12, 19, February 2, 9, 16, 23). Click below for sign-up details. IL Chess Teachers Club

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 program listed below, visit:
Peterson: IL Chess Teachers Chess Club

Peterson: Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes for Kids

Upcoming Dates:
Dec. 2       Progress Reports Sent Home
Dec. 8       Holiday Shop
Dec. 9       Spirit Day
Dec. 15     Peterson Singers Chorus Concert 6:30pm
Dec. 21     Family Assembly 6:30pm (More information to come next week!)
Dec. 22     End of Second Quarter
Dec. 23-Jan. 9   No School - Winter Break
Jan. 10     First Day back for Students

Best,
Allison Landstrom


 

November 21, 2016

Dear Peterson Families,

Peterson students did an incredible job at a Chess competition last week!! We had 1st Place Teams at K/1st Grade, 2nd Grade, and 3rd Grade as well as many individual wins! The following students placed in the event: Joshua Mc., Hrehaan R., Neal V., Ella M., Arjun R., Yuva R., Ibrahim F., Surya K., Srithith A., Fatima F., Ria R., Ian L., Pranav D., Jeevith V., and Kyle M. Congratulations on a job well done!

PDAC:
On Tuesday, November 15th, the Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) hosted its monthly meeting to discuss What Do We Do When Our Students Fail? Changing the Meaning of Failure and Effort with guest speaker, Stephen Garlington, DuPage Regional Office of Education. A focus on growth mindset as established by author, Carol Dweck, led us into important conversations about supporting all students. The presentation, along with archived information, can be found HERE. To learn more about PDAC, visit the district’s subpage or access it HERE.

2nd Annual Culture Night at Scullen Middle School:
The Scullen PTSA cordially invites families and staff to our 2nd Annual Culture Night at Scullen Middle School on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 6-8:30pmPlease join us for this fun-filled, educational event with an emphasis on community building.  The evening will include a 3v3 soccer tournament for Scullen students, interactive presentations (Aikido, Judo & Jujitsu and Irish Hurling), table displays, parade, free food to sample and much more!  Please consider signing up to make a food donation if you plan to attend. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080945abaf2fab9-20161 Questions? Contact ScullenPTSA@gmail.com.  

Opportunity to Support Peterson:
It's that time again, the holiday season is upon us, and you might be perusing the web to find the perfect holiday card to send to your family and friends. If you happen to find a favorite card at Shutterfly or Tiny Prints, please start at this site so Peterson can earn 13% of proceeds of your order!! This is just one other easy way to raise money for our school, and we thank you in advance for doing so!! http://petersonpta.shutterflystorefront.com/

Peterson PTA Partnerships:
The next session for Engineering for Kids will start beginning of December.  The session dates will be December 5th, December 12th, January 23rd, and February 6th.  To register please go to: www.engineeingforkids.net/location/cws/commclasses

The Peterson PTA has partnered with Illinois Chess Teachers to provide after school activities. Sign-ups have begun for Session 2 that will take place on Thursdays (December 8, 15, January 12, 19, February 2, 9, 16, 23). Click below for sign-up details. IL Chess Teachers Club

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: IL Chess Teachers Chess Club

Upcoming Dates:
Nov. 23-25        No School – Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 2       Progress Reports Sent Home
Dec. 8       Holiday Shop
Dec. 9       Spirit Day
Dec. 15     Peterson Singers Chorus Concert 6:30pm

Best,
Allison Landstrom


 

November 14, 2016

Dear Peterson Families,

Thank you to everyone for attending conferences and completing the Parent/Teacher Conference surveys! The feedback you have provided has been so helpful! Thank you to PTA for the pizza lunch on Monday. It was delicious and the staff really enjoyed it!

Congratulations to Mrs. Quinn’s second grade class and Mr. Whyte's fourth grade class! They are the Spirit Day winners!!!! It was great to see so many students and staff dressed in purple, gold, red, white, and blue! Yes, some had all five colors. :-)

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the PTA meeting last Thursday! It was a wonderful meeting with a great amount of information shared. I encourage you to attend the next meeting on Thursday, January 12th at 9:30am.

Tomorrow is the last day for spirit wear orders. Anything ordered by tomorrow is guaranteed delivery by Winter Break. There are great gifts ideas for fifth graders.

PDAC
The Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) invite you to a district-wide discussion focused on Chapter 2 of the Mindset book by Carol Dweck. It is not necessary to have read the chapter or book. The topic of the discussion is: What Do We Do When Our Students Fail? Changing the Meaning of Failure and Effort. Stephen Garlington from the DuPage Regional Office of Education (ROE) will lead in presentation on Tuesday, November 15th, 7:00-9:00 pm, at Crouse Education Center (CEC), 780 Shoreline Drive. For information about PDAC or PDAC meetings, please visit the PDAC subpage.

PTA Toiletry Drive, Nov 14-18
Peterson PTA is partnering with Fry PTA again this year to create baskets of toiletry items for 204 families in need.  To participate, please send in new toiletry items or gift cards next week, Nov 14-18.    With your help we can again make this a huge success!  Please see the flyer for more details.  Questions? Jennifertedrow@sbcglobal.net

Peterson PTA Directory:
The Peterson PTA's directory app is coming this week! It’s fast, convenient, and secure. Only PTA members get access. Interested in joining the PTA? Sign up here:http://peterson.ipsd.org/uploads/PTA/Membership_Golden_Paw_Volunteer%202016-2017.pdf Any questions about the app, contact Chanda Ladaga at Ladaga@gmail.com.

Opportunity to Support Peterson:
It's that time again, the holiday season is upon us, and you might be perusing the web to find the perfect holiday card to send to your family and friends. If you happen to find a favorite card at Shutterfly or Tiny Prints, please start at this site so Peterson can earn 13% of proceeds of your order!! This is just one other easy way to raise money for our school, and we thank you in advance for doing so!! http://petersonpta.shutterflystorefront.com/

Dinner Night:
Jet's Pizza fundraiser dinner on Tuesday 11/15 from 10am-10pm. It's as easy as calling 630-904-7777 or going to JetsPizza.com.  Just mention that this is an order for Peterson Elementary School; no flyer is needed.  The benefit is good all day, for carryout or delivery!  Please help support Peterson Elementary by ordering Jet's Pizza on 11/15!

Indian Prairie Special Needs (IPSN) PTA:
The IPSN PTA Meeting  is on November 17 from 7-9pm at the Prairie Children’s Preschool. Daycare is provided. Beginning at 7:30, attorney Mark Metzger will speak on Legal preparation & education transitioning. Any questions, please contact Katherine Arbeen at katharbeen@yahoo.com

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: IL Chess Teachers Chess Club

Upcoming Dates:

Nov. 15     Dinner Night Jet’s Pizza

Nov. 17    IPSN Meeting 7:00pm-9:00pm

Nov. 23-25   No School – Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 8       Holiday Shop

Best,
Allison Landstrom


 

November 7, 2016

Dear Peterson Families,

What a wonderful week! We started it off by celebrating our Good! Better!! Best!!! We had 26 students win Citizenship Awards for their outstanding displays of safety and responsibility. Those students were: Rylen E., Sean O., Raina P., Nasrina K., Sarah K., Aiden W., Deetya C., Lauren B., Sai S., Om S., Sam W., Justin M., Olivia V., Rajeshwari J., Usman F., Siya M., Siya D., Jack C., Addison F., Brock P., Siv M., Ryan T., Jayden J., Raidah S., Nathan L., Dylan J., and Kera B. Congratulations students for doing your best!!! Thank you to Christine Ficks, Sangeeta Prasad, Jen Watson, Joann Frisby, Devin Tuck, and many more PTA volunteers for all of their hard work with Boosterthon!! We appreciate it so very much!

In honor of Veterans Day, we would like to recognize members of our community who have served our country both past and present. Please fill out the following form, so they can be included in our announcements on Friday. https://goo.gl/forms/KqMKWREP6fG0J6TL2

Parent/Teacher Conferences
We look forward to seeing you this week at Parent/Teacher Conferences on November 7thand 10th. Sign-up Genius should send you an email reminder of your conference time. The email address is same one you used to sign up initially. If you have not yet scheduled a conference, please contact your child's teacher as soon as possible. Conferences are a time in which teachers will review your child's progress; identifying strengths and areas for growth.

Reflections:
We had several enthusiastic and talented students participate in this year’s National PTA’s Reflections art contest! All students who submitted entries will be given participation certificates and will be recognized at an upcoming assembly. We are very pleased to announce that we had 22 projects advance to the IPPC (Indian Prairie Parents’ Council) level. Here are the names of the students whose projects have advanced to the next level (some students submitted projects in multiple categories):  Kaylin L., Joshua Mc., Ryka R., Trisha S., Rajeshwari J., Marla M., Shritha R., Neil S., Vivaan V., Kailin Mc., Zara K., Jadyn L., Marissa M., Armaan S., Aditi C., Chandramallika J., nad Mahdi K. Congratulations to all our young artists!

Sprit Wear:
Our spirit wear site is opened once again for just a short time.  If you are in need of any Peterson apparel you can order now through November 14th.  NEW to the site are CRONE and SCULLEN wear.  These sweatshirts and t-shirts would make great holiday gifts for your future CRONE panther or SCULLEN shark!  Check it out here...
http://spiritcorner.com/store/WsDefault.asp?Cat=SHOPBYSCHOOLORTEAM&Sub=393&isThumbs=Yes&Thumbs=200

Dinner Night:
Jet's Pizza fundraiser dinner on Tuesday 11/15 from 10am-10pm. It's as easy as calling 630-904-7777 or going to JetsPizza.com.  Just mention that this is an order for Peterson Elementary School; no flyer is needed.  The benefit is good all day, for carryout or delivery! Please help support Peterson Elementary by ordering Jet's Pizza on 11/15!

Indian Prairie Special Needs (IPSN) PTA:
The IPSN PTA Meeting  is on November 17th from 7-9pm at the Prairie Children’s Preschool. Day care is provided. Beginning at 7:30, attorney Mark Metzger will speak on Legal preparation & education transitioning. Any questions, please contact Katherine Arbeen at katharbeen@yahoo.com

Upcoming Dates:

Nov. 7      No School – Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00-3:00/4:30-8:00
Nov. 8      No School – Election Day
Nov. 10     PTA Meeting at 9:30am/Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:30-8:00
Nov. 11     Spirit Day
Nov. 15     Dinner Night Jet’s Pizza
Nov. 17    IPSN Meeting 7:00pm-9:00pm
Nov. 23-25        No School – Thanksgiving Break

Best,
Allison Landstrom

 


October 31, 2016

Dear Peterson Families,

This week promises to be a busy one! We have earned our Crazy Hair day!!! So, tomorrow, Monday, October 31st, we want to see everyone dressed in their craziest hair styles!!!

We will have an all school assembly tomorrow to recognize grade levels, classes, and individual students for doing their best! Grade Levels will then partner with one another to play board games to celebrate achieving our goals for behavior in Quarter 1.

As reminder, no costumes should be worn to school tomorrow. Our students who had chosen to celebrate Halloween wore costumes at Monster Mash Bash.

Don’t forget we have the Fun Run on Thursday, 11/3. Parents are welcome to attend! Please see below for more details.

Residency Requirements:
We have many families who have moved since the summer! Please remember we need the 3 proof of residencies on file.

      1.    Current  lease or proof of mortgage
2.    Utility bill
3.    Driver’s license with new address or Homeowners Insurance.

PTA Boosterthon:
The students will be running an exciting event this week called the Peterson Glow Run! We are transforming the gym into a glow-themed track for them to have an incredibly fun day! This is also a part of our fundraising for the LMC. We would LOVE for you to come cheer on your students as they run to help our school!

Fun Run Times on Thursday, 11/3:

  • Kindergarten & Grade 2     10am - 11am
  • 4th & 5th Grade                  12pm - 1pm
  • 1st & 3rd Grade                   1:30pm - 2:30pm

And if you have not registered yet, register at funrun.com and use the school access code:776955 to create a page for your student! Remember, we’re working to redesign the LMC (Library Media Center) and we need your help! Register and log your pledges on funrun.com to help our school!

Coat Drive:
Monday (tomorrow) will be the last opportunity to donate a gently used/clean winter coat, boots, or hat/gloves.  Donations will be picked up by 10AM.  Email Colleen Keen at cakeen@gmail.com with any questions. 

Upcoming Dates:
Nov. 3