Mrs. Waggoner’s December Newsletter

December, 2018

Dear Families,

    We hope this email finds you well.  We wanted to take an opportunity to inform you of a few odds and ends as we are approaching Winter Break.  

One School, One Book

The staff and students at Elementary North have been having a BLAST with our first ever One School, One Book experience.  Thank you for sending in your selfies of you and/or your child(ren) reading each night!  We also hope you have enjoyed reading along with new staff members each night with the videos Mrs. Karolczak has been posting on her library website.  Click here to visit the website!  This Thursday we will be having our all-school end of book assembly to celebrate and culminate this enriching experience.  

Illinois 5Essentials Survey

Please take a moment to complete the parent portion of the Illinois 5Essentials Survey.  Your participation in the parent survey will help us understand the conditions at our school and guide improvement. Your identity and individual survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.  We thank you very much for your time and feedback.  Also, this year, students in grades 4 and 5 will be participating in the student portion of the 5Essentials.  This will occur the week of January 28th here at school.  More information will be coming specifically to parents of 4th and 5th graders at a later date.

Please visit to take the parent survey. 

Morning Car Line Drop-Off

Please remember that morning supervision begins at 8:15 a.m.  Students then have the option to go to the playground, breakfast in the cafeteria, or to our morning reading club called “Bookworms”.  Please note that the car line is open from 8:15-8:35 a.m.  After 8:35, you will be required to park and walk your child in the main doors.

The tardy bell rings at 8:40 a.m.

Change of Transportation

If you need to change your child’s transportation for the day, you must notify the office staff before 2:00 p.m. if the change is to occur that day.  If someone other than a parent is picking up, they must come in the office to show I.D. 

Office Phone Number:  847-990-4500

Office Attendance Email:

Important Dates

Thursday, December 20th – One School, One Book Assembly

Thursday, December 20th – Last day before Winter Break

Thursday, December 20th – December SOAR Awards with Principal and Assistant Principal

Friday, December 21st – January 4th, 2019 – No School for all students – Winter Break

Monday, January 7th – School Resumes 

Monday, January 21st – No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Thursday, January 24th – Early Release, Dismissal at 12:10 p.m.

Wednesday, January 30th – Midterms go home (not all students will receive one)

We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season and a happy New Year!  See you in 2019!


Mrs. Waggoner and Mrs. Goldman

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