A great time to engage with our summer learning resources is right after breakfast each morning. By setting aside just 15 minutes daily to practice and sharpen essential skills, your student will stay on track and be well-prepared when we return to school. Access our Summer Learning Resources by clicking the link. https://www.sd161.org/article/1624506
27 days ago, Flossmoor School District 161
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As you prepare for the week ahead, these Summer Academy superstars have a few reminders for you: Monday: If you drive your student to school, please enter from School Street and exit onto Flossmoor Road. Please drive carefully, as some students are walking or riding their bikes to school. Wednesday: There is no school in honor of the Juneteenth holiday. Please consider lining Flossmoor Road between Brassie Avenue and Village Hall at 9 a.m. to cheer on the Village of Flossmoor, and You Matter 2's 3rd annual Juneteenth Parade participants! Thursday: Sports Day! Wear your favorite team shirt, sports jersey, or team colors! It's going to be a great week, SD 161!
27 days ago, Flossmoor School District 161
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Remember, today is BEACH DAY during Summer Academy. Grab your shades and sandals and head to school for a morning of learning and enrichment. See you there!
about 1 month ago, Flossmoor School District 161
beach day
Watch for theme days during Summer Academy. First up, a beach day is scheduled for Thursday! Wear your shades and summer sandals to be part of the fun.
about 1 month ago, Flossmoor School District 161
beach day
We offer a few tips to help make the arrival process run smoothly on Monday, the first day of Summer Academy. 1. If you plan to drop your student off, you must enter from School Street and exit on Flossmoor Road. This is for the safety of the students and to help keep the flow of traffic moving. 2. Please be informed that there will be no in-person registration at Parker Junior High on Monday. If you have any questions or concerns about your student's registration, we are here to assist you. Please call 708-647- 5560 or email summeracademy@sd161.org. 3. School begins at 8:30 am and dismisses at 11:30 am.
about 1 month ago, Flossmoor School District 161
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Welcome to Summer Academy 2024, where adventure awaits! We are excited to embark on this journey of learning and fun with our students. The newsletter link below contains all of the essential details about Summer Academy, including information on the parent orientation happening tonight at PJH.   https://secure.smore.com/n/pdn13
about 1 month ago, Flossmoor School District 161
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Join your friends from our SD 161 schools for an end-of-school-year celebration next Tuesday, May 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Parker Junior High School. See you there!
about 2 months ago, Flossmoor School District 161
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Congratulations to all of our 5th grade D.A.R.E. graduates! A special congratulations to our essay winners Gracen and Avery pictured here with members of the Flossmoor Police Department. Thank you to Officer Bausch for the excellent instruction and time spent with our students.
about 2 months ago, Flossmoor School District 161
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student with police
It was time for our Dunk the Teacher and Dr. Isabelli pack meeting. The AM PreK—2nd graders had a ton of fun watching each grade's tribute get soaked. Mrs. McNeil, Mrs. Cassidy, and Ms. Newton were great sports. Next week, it is the PM Prek and 3rd—5th graders' turn.
about 2 months ago, Gina Isabelli
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Safety first for our Western Avenue Wolves! Thank you to the Village of Flossmoor Police and Fire Departments for bringing Bike Rodeo to our community. Bike checks, safety instruction, and fun giveaways!
2 months ago, Flossmoor School District 161
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A final Teacher Appreciation Week Shout out to our Specialist and Special Education Team! They support the many different needs of our wolves every day, making sure they receive exactly what they need. Special Education: Mrs. Budz, Mrs. Fernandez, Mrs. Gerecke, Ms. Zarlengo, & Ms. Wisniewski Specialists: Mrs. Bollenbacher, Mrs. Mooney, Mrs. Maday, Mrs. Rudolph, Ms. Hanzelin, & Mrs. Wojnovich
2 months ago, Gina Isabelli
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Shout out to our Sensational Specials Team! The wolves always enjoy exploring art, music, PE, STEAM, and the library with Mrs. Symowicz, Mrs. Pasqua, Mr. Tracy, Mrs. Klein, and Miss Kate. Thank you for making learning fun.
2 months ago, Gina Isabelli
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On Wednesday, the Green Team had a great time visiting Just Roots, where they did a variety of activities.
2 months ago, Gina Isabelli
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Shout out to our 5th-grade team! They have worked so hard to prepare our wolves for the next step in their educational journey. You are all amazing!!! Mrs. Boyd, Ms. Manaher, Ms. Shaffer, and Ms. Tounsel.
2 months ago, Gina Isabelli
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Shout out to the Fabulous 4th grade team! These individuals have really given their students the skills they need to excel academically and become independent in their learning. Way to go, Mrs. Gonzalez, Ms. Howard, Ms. Joba, Ms. Wallace, and Ms. Lacey.
2 months ago, Gina Isabelli
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Ms. Cali and her third-grade class made their math lesson even more exciting by incorporating a hot topic of debate. These clever third graders asked, "Are you a CUBS fan or a SOX fan?" After tallying the responses, Ms. Cali taught the students to create tally, pie, and bar graphs to display the results visually. After an exciting collection of 146 votes from Western Avenue staff, visitors, and students, the verdict is in: the Chicago White Sox emerge as the clear winners! Keep the results coming, and add your vote to the comments below!
2 months ago, Flossmoor School District 161
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Today everyone knew who Westy the Wolf was as 2nd grader Emily purchased a dress Dr. Isabelli coupon from the Den Depot. It was definitely the "hottest" costume yet.
2 months ago, Gina Isabelli
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Let's keep the shout-outs going! We love our first-grade team of Mrs. Cassidy, Mrs. McGlothlin, Mrs. Rich, Ms. Cates, Ms. Crispe, and Mrs. Fortson. You make learning shimmer!
2 months ago, Gina Isabelli
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Shout out today to our Kindergarten Team! They have grown our wolves so much this year, both academically and socially! You are the building blocks of the future! Mrs. Gallivan, Mrs. McNeil, Ms. Watson, Ms. M and Ms. McGee
2 months ago, Gina Isabelli
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On Saturday, May 4, 2024, weather permitting, Flossmoor School District 161 will be applying an herbicide, and a fertilizer, to the district’s fields/grass areas at Normandy Villa, Serena Hills, Flossmoor Hills, and Western Avenue (avoiding Flossmoor Baseball). The products that will be used for this application are The Andersons Turf Products Fertilizer with Barricade Herbicide, and Trimec 992 Broadleaf Herbicide. These products comprise a selective broadleaf herbicide, and a lawn fertilizer, that will be used to control weeds/dandelions in these areas, and will also fertilize all district lawns. If you have any questions, please contact Scott Stachacz, Director of Buildings and Grounds, at (708) 647-7005.
2 months ago, Flossmoor School District 161
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