If you believe in the hope and promise of the future, then help us EMPOWER your child to help others. The funds we raise are going to ensure that every single student at our school has the tools they need to shape their future. YOU make the difference! 🤗 #pop #powerofpurpose #steamengine #STEAM #STEM #empoweredkidschangetheworld #schoolsrule #makeadifference
Dont forget to set your clocks ahead today.
Congratulations to our first week of Wow winner, from fourth grade! Let's keep our momentum going!!
Ready for spring and dreaming of summer! Mrs. Dougherty and Ms. Vaughn’s preschool class enjoyed taking a walk across the street to park to enjoy a beautiful Friday morning!
Math-A-Thon booklets have been delayed in transit. We are hoping they will be here soon. In the meantime, we have provided a PDF file of the booklets for each grade level. There is no longer an online version to complete, but you can open the file and work some problems on paper or print it out to do at home. Rest assured, the booklets will still be sent to you once we receive them. We know the kids always love receiving their books to do fun math problems! We appreciate your patience and support as we try to meet our Math-A-Thon goal. We will give you plenty of time to complete your problems and collect donations! The deadline will be set when books arrive! Please find documents for all grade levels here: https://www.midwestcentral.org/o/mcps/browse/197946
Today is the end of the 3rd 9 Weeks!
Mrs. Dougherty and Ms. Vaughn’s preschool class practiced teamwork by completing puzzles together!
Mrs. Gough and Mrs. Livengood are taking advantage of Ms. Timms office for a special treat.
Our school is already amazing, but with your support, it’s going to be even better! The funds we raise will benefit each and every one of the students…including yours! That is EQUALITY in ACTION, and we could not be happier! Thank you, parents and students, for being too legit to quit! #pop #powerofpurpose #steamengine #STEAM #STEM #empoweredkidschangetheworld #schoolsrule #makeadifference
Raiders.... BRAVO!!! In the past 24 hours, our families answered the CALL TO ACTION, sending hundreds of emails and text messages to friends & family around the world! What a great way to support your student using their AWESOMENESS to help others! The response was so amazing, we have decided to extend the deadline another 24 hours! That’s right: If you didn't yet have a chance to register and send messages, click the link below and join our REVOLUTION of FUN! www.StepItUpKids.com/MidwestCentral61546 If you complete this tonight, your student can still win prizes (like the super cool hats in these pics) + we will be randomly drawing students’ names and giving away some amazing bonus rewards. Don't miss out! Register + send emails/texts tonight and your child can still be part of the GOLDEN TICKET fun! It’s never too late to make a difference! Thank you! #pop #powerofpurpose #steamengine #STEAM #STEM #empoweredkidschangetheworld #schoolrules #makeadifference
Mrs. Herrin's class started a weather unit this week. Today they made different types of clouds using cotton balls.
Dear Parents and Families: We want to thank our teachers, parents and staff for going above and beyond to ensure that every student is supported in our new learning environments. While we have faced some challenges, no one is more devoted to the future of our students than you. Thank you! In that same spirit, we are asking for your help. TONIGHT, please go to our school’s donation site and set up your family’s account. You will then have an opportunity to make your own donation, and to share our fundraiser with your friends and family who live anywhere in the world, via the website. As financial situations may have changed for some people, please note the messages we send are ZERO PRESSURE! They simply invite your friends and family to be a part of our efforts. No pressure, just a celebration of your amazing student! Please join us: www.StepItUpKids.com/MidwestCentral61546 We want to make sure our students have the best year possible, but budget cuts and costs to keep our new learning models afloat have left our school with less resources. Some of the most celebrated student-centered programs will be at risk if we don’t come together, as a community, during this fundraising effort. We need your help to raise money for: PTO funded yearly activities…In the past these activities have included mini prom, goodies with grandparents, muffins with mom, donuts with dad, harvest party, schoolwide read, Santa's secret shop, Dr. Seuss week, purchasing items for classroom use, teacher appreciation week, and SO much more! Please know that a donation, no matter how large or small, puts us one step closer to our goal. And while we realize that some friends and family might be donating a little less this year, that’s ok…because EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS! We are hoping for 100% Golden Ticket participation tonight, to show our students that we see and support their efforts to be awesome! Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our students! Also, see kickoff video that your children watched today! https://wetransfer.com/downloads/a31d746535b6deb3030cee882bf334f220210308142919/9cab9be4068e5cb296fd9baba6b40a3f20210308142946/3b8064 Ms. Sally Timm
WOW! Our incredible students did a fantastic job at today’s STEAM Engine fundraiser Launch Party! Please take ten minutes tonight to REGISTER and COMPLETE your Golden Ticket! Imagine a world where kids are EMPOWERED to change the world! That is what STEAM Engine is all about, and it starts with the Golden Ticket!! The fridges are one of the prizes mentioned in the flyer the kids are bringing home today! Names will be drawn from participants to win fridges with cash in them!!! #pop #powerofpurpose #steamengine #STEAM #STEM #empoweredkidschangetheworld #schoolrules #makeadifference
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It's time for Kindergarten screening!
Good afternoon Raider families, Wow we have had a busy week and more busyness to come. It sure does feel like Spring with all of this activity! We are staying strong with our COVID status at ZERO for students and staff and possibly our lowest quarantine numbers to date at the Primary School. We enjoyed special activities all week with Read Across America and Dr. Seuss week, dress up spirit days, as well as adding wishes to our Wishtree. Check out our Facebook page for all of the pictures. The staff spent some time recording some extra silly videos to get students excited about an upcoming bike raffle. Our PBIS team obtained 12 donated bikes, 2 for each grade level (K-5), to raffle off using Raider tickets before Spring Break. Ask your children about their teachers acting skills! The Illinois State Board of Education is continuing to mandate standardized testing this year. Though this is more burdensome to our already burdened staff and students, these scores will be very valuable to us in our efforts to have remained in school in-person for this entire school year, unlike many schools across Illinois. The test is called the Illinois Assessment of Readiness and students in grade 3rd, 4th, and 5th will take this assessment beginning March 15th and ending sometime after break. Your child's homeroom teacher will give you exact testing dates and some advice on preparing your child at home for testing at school. I need your feedback to help make improvements in our building. Please complete the 5essentials survey that was sent to you this month and give us your thoughts! Continue to send cold weather clothes since we will be outside as much as possible. Be sure to get out with your children and play, play, play to enjoy this sun and fresh air together! See below for additional dates and activities: Thursday, March 4 @ 6:30 PM - Board meeting at High School Tuesday, March 9 - PTO STEAM Engine Fundraiser! Be on the lookout for more information to follow! Wednesday, March 10 - St. Jude Math-A-Thon Fundraiser Thursday, March 18 @ 6:30 PM - Board meeting at High School Monday, March 22 - 3rd Quarter Report Cards coming home Friday, March 26 - Spring Break begins at 2:00 PM Ms. Timm
We are so lucky to get the support we do!! Pictured is Ms. Timm gathering some newly donated supplies for outside recess time.
Reminder - Tomorrow, 3/5 will be a student attendance 1/2 day. Also note - There will be NO Pre-K classes.
Mrs. Dougherty and Ms. Vaughn’s preschool class enjoyed listening to Ms. Timm read Fox in Socks.