Western Avenue News
Today we welcomed a small group of learners back to the building for remote learning.
about 4 hours ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
We were happy to welcome back our paraprofessionals today to prepare for our small group of remote from school learners on Monday.
3 days ago, Western Avenue News
Gina Isabelli
Connecting with our kids interests makes for engagement. Had a fun time playing music note Among Us with Mrs. Pasqua's fourth graders today and learned about the game too. We only captured one of our three imposters but still had fun.
6 days ago, Gina Isabelli
Gina Isabelli
Math kit pick up is today (Tuesday, Jan. 19th) after school from 3:15 pm - 5 pm. We are still prepping the materials so if you cannot come this evening you will be able to pick supply bundles up starting tomorrow during the day.
6 days ago, Gina Isabelli
Western Avenue News
Today we honor Martin Luther King Jr. Make a difference today by giving back. Join us in our virtual day of service with our virtual food drive and letters for elders projects. Grades 4-8 join the Living the Dream discussion at 11. (See emailed flyer for details).
7 days ago, Western Avenue News
Gina Isabelli
Tonight at 5pm is our Girls on the Run Informational Parent meeting. Please join Coach Budz on zoom to answer any questions you have. The zoom link is in the Parent Canvas course and was in this week's Western Weekly newsletter. Contact Mrs. Budz for any questions jbudz@sd161.org
18 days ago, Gina Isabelli
Western Avenue News
School resumes on zoom tomorrow, Monday, January 4th. We can't wait to "see" our learners.
22 days ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
We wish all of our families a wonderful holiday break. Thank you for all of your support this first half of the year. We had a wonderful last day with our virtual sing-a-long hosted by Mrs. Pasqua. Rest, relax, stay safe and enjoy!
about 1 month ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
These third graders did a great job on their readers' theater today.
about 1 month ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
Tomorrow (Thursday 12/3) is our first spirit dress of the 12 days til the holidays countdown. Wear your favorite holiday shirt to class.
about 1 month ago, Western Avenue News
Gina Isabelli
Tonight is our Virtual Family Reading Night from 5:30pm - 6:30pm. Author talks by Jan Spivey Gilchrist and Joelle Charbonneau, card making and fun games. Zoom links to join were emailed to families last night (Wed). We hope to see you there.
2 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Gina Isabelli
In support of American Education Week today we want to thank our amazing PARENTS for all your support. For troubleshooting tech, tracking schedules, independent work and your countless support and patience. We couldn't get through this without you! Parents YOU Matter! #aew2020
2 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Jacqueline Renko
Hello Parents, It seems that WA Skylert is having technical difficulties, and did not send out an email blast pertaining to parent teacher conferences. However, the information is posted in Skyward under Family Access. Our tech department is working on correcting the issue.
2 months ago, Jacqueline Renko
Jacqueline Renko
Good morning WA wolves! We have some exciting news to share. District 161 and Flossmoor Public Library will be hosting a Virtual Family Reading Night! It’ll take place on Thursday, November 19 from 5:30-6:30 pm. The access links will be shared closer to the event; stay tuned!
2 months ago, Jacqueline Renko
Western Avenue News
We enjoyed seeing our learner's in the costume parade today. The whole WA community are definitely super heroes!
3 months ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
We enjoyed seeing our learner's in the costume parade today. The whole WA community are definitely super heroes!
3 months ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
We enjoyed seeing our learner's in the costume parade today. The whole WA community are definitely super heroes!
3 months ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
We enjoyed seeing our learner's in the costume parade today. The whole WA community are definitely super heroes!
3 months ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
We are having a great time during our a PBIS Halloween sing-a-long. Dancing and singing away.
3 months ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
Western Avenue is ready for the scarecrow scavenger hunt. We can't wait to search for everyone's.
3 months ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
Happy Friday! Just a reminder we have Kdg. goody bag pick up today from 1-3. Come get your swag from the PTO!
4 months ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
Kindergarten parents come on by WA to pick up your goody bag from the PTO. They are here until 6pm.
4 months ago, Western Avenue News
Gina Isabelli
Calling all Kindergarten Families. This Thrusday (4pm - 6pm) and this Friday (1pm - 3pm) our amazing PTO will be handing out Goody Bags for our kindergarten students. Drive up through the main entrance to pick yours up.
4 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Western Avenue News
It was a fun treat having Mrs. Renko's mother be the mystery reader in 3rd grade today all the way from Guadadalajara, Jal., MX. She read the "Rainbow Machine". Activities such as this give us the positives during difficult times.
5 months ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
We can't wait to see our families for our first virtual PTO meeting of the year tonight at 6:30. If you need the zoom link RSVP to westernavepto@gmail.com.
5 months ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
Don't forget our curbside library book drop-off and pick up is tomorrow (Friday). Please drop off any books between 12-3. Also, if you reserved a library Ms. Kubas will have messaged you about pick up for tomorrow.
5 months ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
Shifting work spaces around to meet student needs better.
5 months ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
Reminder: Virtual open house tonight. Please use the zoom links provided via email or in the canvas parent course. If you have any trouble call the main office and dial x7403 or x7404.
5 months ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
What a great start to the new school year!
5 months ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
Happy First Day WA! It's going to be great! Mrs. Isabelli & Mrs. Renko
5 months ago, Western Avenue News
Gina Isabelli
It was great seeing our learners today. Enjoy this little video of our reverse parade today. https://www.wevideo.com/view/1799566338
5 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Gina Isabelli
Welcome Back Reverse Spirit Parade! Thursday, August 20th 11:45am - 12:15pm See emailed flyer for details.
5 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Gina Isabelli
WA Families: We will be having device/material pick up this Thursday, August 20th from 8:30 - 11:30 and 12:30 - 2:30. Please enter the parking lot located off Western Ave (4th/5th grade side) and drive up to door C. A staff member will take your student's name and bring out their items.
5 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Western Avenue News
If you are unable to print the symptom certification form for hybrid attendance this week we have placed some in our little lending library in front of the school for you. All students must have this form completed daily to attend school.
5 months ago, Western Avenue News
Gina Isabelli
WA Families - This is just a reminder that you will be able to pick-up your REMOTE child’s device and reading/math workbooks either this Thursday from 12:30 pm – 3:15 or this Friday from 8 am – 11:30 am at Door C (Western Avenue entrance – 4th/5th grade side). No appointment is necessary. If  REMOTE students still have their Chromebooks from the spring you may still come to pick up reading and math workbooks.  We are also taking back any library books or textbooks from last school year.   HYBRID students will receive their Chromebooks and other materials in person on the first day of attendance.
6 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Western Avenue News
Our staff is back for institute and practicing our breakout rooms for small group instruction with our welcome back activity!
6 months ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
WA families should have received an email from Mrs. Isabelli yesterday in regards to class assignments. If you do not have a Skyward log-in or did not receive the email please email Mrs. Isabelli and the office staff will be in touch on Monday. We appreciate your patience.
6 months ago, Western Avenue News
Gina Isabelli
Don't miss out on our live viewing of selections from the 4th/5th grade WA musical of Aladdin. To view make sure you are on a non-school issued device and use the private zoom link sent via email yesterday. We hope to see you there.
8 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Western Avenue News
Happy last day of school WA wolves. We have missed you all so much and wish we were in person saying goodbye. Take time to unplug and enjoy the summer. To our 5th graders - good luck at Parker we know you will shine bright. Stay safe and take care everyone.
8 months ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
Don't forget tomorrow is yearbook distribution and the last day to pick-up any student belongings. Drive through the front bus run from 10am - 11:30am.
8 months ago, Western Avenue News
Gina Isabelli
Tomorrow, Thursday, May 21st, is our next student material pick up day. Please have your sign in your windown and kindly stay in your vehicles. Contact Mrs. Isabelli if you have any questions. We are excited to see everyone!
8 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Western Avenue News
The cast of Aladdin has musical t-shirt, program and prop pick up tomorrow, Wednesday, May 20th from 12 - 2pm in the front of the building.
8 months ago, Western Avenue News
Gina Isabelli
Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 19th, is our next student material pick up day. Please have your sign in your windown and kindly stay in your vehicles. Contact Mrs. Isabelli if you have any questions. We are excited to see everyone!
8 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Gina Isabelli
Tomorrow, Thursday, May 14th, is our next student material pick up day. Please have your sign in your windown and kindly stay in your vehicles. Contact Mrs. Isabelli if you have any questions. We are excited to see everyone!
9 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Gina Isabelli
Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 12th, is our first student material pick up day. Please have your sign in your window and kindly stay in your vehicles. We are excited to see everyone!
9 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Gina Isabelli
It's 3rd grade story time today at 11am. To join make sure your student is logged into their own Google account. Go to meet.google.com & enter meeting code 3snacktime423. See you there.
9 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Gina Isabelli
Happy Administrative Professionals' day to Ms. Tolonaa and Ms. Ortiz! These ladies are beyond AMAZING! Send them an email today to thank them for all they do!
9 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Gina Isabelli
WA parents device pick-up is tomorrow at WA from 10am until noon. If you need a device please utilize this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeXkv74ljcCKZCaI0kLcRiBbxaJxYV2Ctwte7Lwm1fgUHqulg/viewform When you arrive at WA call the main office 708-647-7400 and the tech. dept. will bring the device out to you. There will be no building entrance or pick up of other belongings at this time.
10 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Western Avenue News
From the D161 and D153 music teachers to our students. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt0ETzq8v_c&feature=youtu.be
10 months ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
It was great getting to jump on with these 3rd graders today and see and hear them in their Google Meet with Ms. Russell today.
10 months ago, Western Avenue News
Gina Isabelli
Happy Thursday WA wolves! We hope this video our staff made for you brings a smile to your face today. You can view at WeVideo @ https://www.wevideo.com/view/1634317281 or YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6jm3vX2B-c. Enjoy!
10 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Gina Isabelli
It's what are you reading Wednesday? Here is a link to hear Mrs. Isabelli read Waiting Is Not Easy! by Mo Willems. Thank you to Mo Willems for permission. WeVideo @ https://www.wevideo.com/view/1633703561 or on YouTube @ https://youtu.be/_1-Z_rGqGsE
10 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Gina Isabelli
Our District eLearning theme days begin tomorrow (3/30). Have a little fun with your learning at home and post to social media (#D161eLearning) or your school's padlet. Can't wait to see you all virtually. Take care WA Families and stay healthy!
10 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Gina Isabelli
Hi Families, We will be officially closing up Western Avenue as of 1pm today (3/16). Please reach out via email or to your teacher in Canvas/email if you need anything. We will keep you updated with school reopening. Take care everyone and stay healthy!
11 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Western Avenue News
Thanks Mr. Hood for planning a super fun Kids Heart Challenge today. We had so much fun jumping and dancing to great music.
11 months ago, Western Avenue News
Gina Isabelli
It's time to jump for healthy hearts tomorrow in PE. All 2nd - 5th graders must have their permissions slips turned in to Mr. Hood tomorrow to participate.
11 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Western Avenue News
So proud of our WA #aboveandbeyond recipients. Way to go Mrs. Pasqua and our bus driver Ms. Williams.
11 months ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
The school has turned into a JUNGLE of reading tonight. Animal safaris, escape games and more.
11 months ago, Western Avenue News
Gina Isabelli
Literacy Night and Book Fair!
11 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Western Avenue News
Spending some time this morning building a city with the first graders.
11 months ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
We were so excited to meet our new kindergartners tonight. Class of 2033!
11 months ago, Western Avenue News
Gina Isabelli
Open PTO meeting tonight at Western Avenue in the library at 6:30 tonight. Updates from PTO, Dr. Smith and Mrs. Isabelli.
11 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Western Avenue News
Woohoo!!! We met our plastic bag goal! Way to go Green Team.
11 months ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
We are only 5,000 bags away from our goal. Our Green Team parents weighed and delivered bags today to TREX. Keep the recycling coming WA! Our drive ends this Friday.
11 months ago, Western Avenue News
Gina Isabelli
Just a reminder that tomorrow is an early dismissal at 11:15. Also, if your student is passing out valentines and including candy, the candy must be from the safe snack list.
12 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Western Avenue News
Excited to honor our 5th grade bus helpers tonight at the Board of Education meeting. They do a wonderful job helping our K/1 friends at dismissal everyday.
12 months ago, Western Avenue News
Gina Isabelli
Student Council had a great first day of Candy Gram selling. Tomorrow is the last day to purchase one. Students will still pass out regular Valentine's to all students in their class on Valentine's Day, this is just a fun little extra.
12 months ago, Gina Isabelli
Western Avenue News
Don't forget to clear your calendar for tomorrow night and join us for STEAM night. 5:30-7
12 months ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
Congratulations to our own Ms. Tolonaa and Mrs. Panozzo for their #aboveandbeyond recognition at the BOE MTG tonight.
12 months ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
Today we kicked off the Great Kindness Challenge with our student led assembly as we teamed up for kindness. Tomorrow it's hats off to Kindness spirit dress. Remember Be the I in KIND! #kindnessmatters
12 months ago, Western Avenue News
Gina Isabelli
Snow Clothes for Recess
about 1 year ago, Gina Isabelli
Western Avenue News
Dismissal Pick-up Tags went home today. New procedures begin MONDAY, JANUARY 27th. Please contact the office with any questions.
about 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
Amazing job WA community on our shoe drive today for MLK day of service. Thanks for giving back and recycling.
about 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
Thank you for all the shoe donations for the Nike Reuse-a-shoe program. A special thanks to our HF NHS volunteers.
about 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
Bring on the Bee. We are ready for the District Spelling Bee. Go Ellie and Max!
about 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
It was wonderful to have Western alumn Kate N. stop by today to play violin for our 4th/5th graders today. She will be playing a free concert on January 19th at Flossmoor Community Church to support PADS.
about 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
We can't wait to see all of our learners back at school tomorrow!!!
about 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
Our choir spent the morning spreading holiday cheer around the community.
about 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
We had a great first pineapple day with our staff members visiting each others' classrooms today. Thank you to all who opened your rooms.
about 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
We had a great first pineapple day with our staff members visiting each others' classrooms today. Thank you to all who opened your rooms.
about 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
Congratulations to all of our spelling bee participants! Congratulations to our WA winners Ellie and Max. Everyone did a great job and worked so hard.
about 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
It's time to watch our super spellers compete in the WA spelling bee.
about 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
So proud of Mrs. Montijo receiving the #aboveandbeyond award for the amazing job she does everyday for her students and parents. Way to go!
about 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
First and fourth grade buddies working on their writing activities together. #collaboration #sip
about 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
The Halls of Western are ready for the holidays thanks to our PBIS Deck the Halls.
about 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
We had our first Student Advisory Council meeting today where 2nd to 5th grade brainstormed some upcoming holiday activities. Be on the lookout in December for what they have in store.
about 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
Tomorrow is our Veteran's Day Assembly. Please wear red, white, and blue to school if possible.
about 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Gina Isabelli
Congratulations to our Oct/Nov Principal Breakfast recipients. These students were nominated by their teachers for consistently being Respectful, Responsible and Safe. Way to Go!!!
about 1 year ago, Gina Isabelli
Western Avenue News
Getting ready for our Veteran's Day assembly by lining our walkway with flags. To date we have raised $170 for Honor Flight.
about 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
Green Team worked today preparing for our annual pumpkin giveaway.
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
5th grade parents we are heading home. ETA 2:31
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
Loading the buses. Good-bye Camp Timber-lee.
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
It was a great last night campfire with s'mores and songs.
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
This group showed excellent listening skills and patience with leather making.
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
A little courage from this group and they were able to zipline.
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
A fun first day of activities. Kids are onto their last two evening activities for day one.
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
The rain has cleared and we r getting in some rock climbing.
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
The rain has cleared and we r getting in some rock climbing.
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
We are ready to head up to Outdoor Ed in Wisconsin with our 5th graders.
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
It's parent visiting day tomorrow so dress your best for our last spirit day.
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
Tomorrow it is time to be comfy and wear you PJs to school for a little midweek rest.
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
It's time to team up for learning tomorrow. Wear your favorite sports team attire.
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
Don't forget to channel your super power for a great week of learning tomorrow. Super hero spirit attire dress for Monday 9/30.
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
Working with new subtraction strategies in 3rd grade and sharing our thinking with partners.
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
We are having a great time at our Back to School picnic. Thank you WA PTO!
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
What a great first PBIS celebration with the foam party. We are proud of our students for being respectful, responsible and safe.
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
We have our first goal board students today up on the school wide goal board. Way to set goals and crush them!
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
We have our first goal board students today up on the school wide goal board. Way to set goals and crush them!
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
First grade friends wrote their social contract today. Then they all signed off to agree to it. #capturingkidshearts
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
We are so excited for our first day of learning in the new STEAM lab. Students are working together to plan their tower structures.
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
What a fun first day our students had at Western Avenue! We can't wait to see everyone back tomorrow.
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
Welcoming in our new kinders and EC friends tonight. Don't forget to chalk your walks too!
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Western Avenue News
What an amazing kick-off institute this morning. From the warm welcome back, D161 game and then the phenomal presentation by Mr. Dwayne Reed we are ready to welcome students back tomorrow.
over 1 year ago, Western Avenue News
Gina Isabelli
Chalk the Walk & Kdg./EC Open House is TONIGHT! Come on out at 3pm to write encouraging back to school messages for our first day. From 6pm - 7:30pm Kdg. & EC families come and meet your teacher, drop supplies, tour the school and lessen that first day anxiety.
over 1 year ago, Gina Isabelli
Gina Isabelli
Thanks so much WA Green Team for the Green Team Swag! I can't wait to learn right along with you and watch our garden flourish.
over 1 year ago, Gina Isabelli
Flossmoor School District 161
What a great way to celebrate the end of the year! Western Avenue field day!
over 1 year ago, Flossmoor School District 161