Look what we did!!
Mail Chimp communication!!
Online directory introduced
Reviewed bylaws for the first time since 2004
We brought lots of food! K-1 Spaghetti Dinner, conference dinner, & Teacher Appreciation luncheon
Added Speed Stacks for PE activities
Kaneland Fine Arts donation
Added books to all classrooms by giving teachers money to spend at the fall Book Fair
5 movie nights for families
Increased our ACE volunteers and FILLED our classes!
Mother Son Knight: added a photographer and variety of raffle prizes
Assemblies! The Mousetrap Machine, Reid Miller-story teller/folk singer, and Wheel of Wisdom
Online Fun Lunch ordering & reports
First McTeacher Night!Huge success, packed the parking lots and brought in over $700.00!
Board members attended PTO Expo & collaborated with our district PTO/PTAs
Successful Fall and Spring Clothing Sales!
Daddy Daughter Dance well attended!
Spring Baskets! Donations increased this year ($1,227 in 2015, $1500 in 2016), outside business support as well
Purchased Holocaust books for 5th grade literature unit, pencil sharpeners for classrooms, first year and second year teacher funding, and other classroom materials
Added child care at PTN meetings
Attitude of Gratitude organized “give back” community events: Norther Illinois Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House pop tab collection, Halloween candy collection, & bake sale for TAILS animal shelter
Over $12,000.00 was spent on iPads/Chromebooks for student use making KST the school with the best student to tech device ratio in the district!
Please continue to collect and save Box Tops throughout the summer. CLICK HERE for a printable Box Top Collection Page to keep on your frig. Thank you!
The online directory will continue to be available until August for those who have their family information entered. Once school starts in August, we will sweep the directory for an “open enrollment” period of the 2016-2017 DirectorySpot Online Directory. Until then, here is the link for those who are currently participating: https://www.directoryspot.net/general/login.php If you sign up, but haven’t used it yet, enter your email address, and click “reset password”
Summer Hours– John Stewart Elementary School will be open throughout the summer Monday-Thursday from 8am-12:00am, and 1:00pm-3:00pm.Office staff will be in the office, and able to assist with any registration needs. Please note that current semester milk prices will remain in effect until 8/24/16. After this date, the milk fees will be increasing.
The tradition of 5th grade Clap-Out will continue this year. On the last day of school, 5th graders will parade through the John Stewart hallways with all of their underclassmen cheering them on, and wishing them well as they head to middle school. Parents are welcome to join in this celebration by lining the sidewalk in the front of the building. After moving through the interior hallways, the 5th graders will continue their parade outside among cheering parents. The celebration will begin at approximately 2:15pm on May 25th. Parents please wait outside and be ready to cheer!