Saturday, February 28, 2015

Message From Peotone Baseball

A message from Peotone Baseball League:
If you missed the deadline to register for the Peotone Basbeall League, you still can!
There are openings in all age groups.

PES Market Day Orders Due

PES Market Day orders are due 2/28 by 11pm online.
Pick-up is on 3/5 @ 4:30pm.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Peotone Donkey Basketball Tickets

Message from High School Athletic Booster Club:  Presale tickets have arrived! 
Presale tickets are priced at $8.00. (Limited Supply- While Supplies Last) Tickets will be $10.00 at the door. Everyone must have a ticket, including children. Cash or checks made out to Peotone Athletic Booster Club only. 
Ticket sales will start at Connor Shaw School during Biddy Basketball from 10am - 3pm on Sat. Feb. 28th. Starting Monday March 2nd you can purchase your tickets at Peotone High School, Peotone Intermediate Center, and Peotone Elementary School. Also tickets can be purchased at the Peotone Library. The Library is open from 9:30am - 8pm Monday thru Thursday, 9:30am - 5pm on Fridays and 9:30am - 3pm on Saturdays.
*** March 27th @ PHS 7pm ***

Friday Early Release

It's Friday and students will be released early. (PIC: 11 - PES: 11:50) 
No lunch is needed.

Don't forget to send in your donation for the Basket Raffle! Thank  you!!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Preschool Screening Reminder

Don't forget to schedule your Preschool Screening for tomorrow (2/27)!


Remember Friday (2/27) is an early release! There is no lunch on Friday.
PIC: 11:00
PES: 11:50
Pre-K: No School

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Spring Fling Carnival

Reminder to get your classroom donations in by Friday (2/27)!
We are a 501(c)(3) organization - all donations are tax deductible.
Cash donations can be made too!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Take 5 With...Nancy Murray

Take 5...With Nancy Murray - PES - 2nd Grade Teacher

1) What is your favorite Color?   Red

2) What is the funniest or most creative excuse a student has given for not doing their work?  My dog ate my homework. And she did bring in the homework, the dog and a photograph!! It was 12 years ago and I still have the chewed up homework!! I gave her an A on it!!!!

3) What is your favorite TV show and/or book?   TV show Big Bang theory favorite book I have 4. I have read them all at least 5 times. To Kill Mocking Bird, The Outsiders, The Bridge to Terabithia, and The Help, oh and I love The Cat in The Hat too. 

4) Do you like something sweet or salty? Both. Chocolate covered pretzels are perfect! 

5) If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?  Right now.. Germany. My son is stationed there.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Don't Forget

Don't forget:
> Classroom Theme Donations for the Spring Fling Carnival are due this Friday (2/27)
PRESCHOOL:  Disney Mania - KINDERGARTEN:  Gift Cards -
FIRST GRADE:  Arts & Crafts - SECOND GRADE:  Ice Cream –
THIRD GRADE: Fishing – FOURTH GRADE: Family Night – 
FIFTH GRADE: Outdoor Fun 

> Friday (2/27) is an early release: PES: 11:50am PIC: 11:00am * No Pre-K Classes - No Lunch

> Interested in the position of PTO Co-President next school year? Come to the March 10th PTO Meeting for nominations at PES 6:30pm.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Preschool Screening

Preschool Screenings will be done on 2/27 (Friday)
at Connor Shaw from 9-11am.
Contact Cathy Cuculich to schedule an appointment: 708-258-0991
If you know of someone who has a preschool aged child, please share this message!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Enjoy Your Weekend

Enjoy the heatwave this weekend!

Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

Are you smarter than a 5th grader?
Take this 5th grade curriculum quiz and find out!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Location Change for Cub Scouts

LOCATION CHANGE: The Cub Scouts meeting that was scheduled tonight has a location change.  Instead of being at PES, it will be held at Immanuel Church (across from Peotone Post Office) at 6:30pm. 

Coffee With The Superintendent

Has been postponed! 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

No School Thursday

No School Thursday (2/19) due to extreme cold. 
Coffee with the Superintendent is postponed. 

Congratulations Spelling Bee Champ

Do you know how to spell awesome with 2 letters?  T.J.
Congratulations to TJ C. from PIC.  TJ won the Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee on 2/13.  
He beat out 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.  (Let's raise our hands in the air like we don't care..that is awesome!)
TJ moves on to the State Competition on April 11th at Chatham. Good luck buddy and congrats!

PIC Market Day Pick-up

PIC Market Day pick-up is today (2/18) 3:30-4:30pm.
Thank you for your orders!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Brrrrr Layer Up

Brrrr  - Chi-beria seems to be back the next few days!!  Carry on...

Take 5 With...Amy Barger

Take 5...With Amy Barger - PIC - 5th Grade Teacher

1) What is your favorite Color?   My favorite color is yellow.  It is bright and makes me happy :).  

2) What is the funniest or most creative excuse a student has given for not doing their work?  I recently had a student tell me they could not turn in the final draft to a paper because their mom took them shopping too much over the weekend.

3) What is your favorite TV show and/or book?   My favorite book is The Book Thief.  I was fortunate enough to be able to teach this as a novel study when I worked in 8th grade.  The students really enjoyed it as well.

4) Do you like something sweet or salty? I enjoy a combination of both.

5) If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?  This is a hard question.  One of the places I have been wanting to travel to is Hawaii.  If I am lucky next summer I might be going there with my family. It would be awesome if it was all expenses paid :)!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Post Prom Fundraiser

If you have a taste for Pizza on Monday, go to Tony's Pizza!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Three Day Weekend

Enjoy your 3 day weekend!
There is no school Monday due to President's Day.

PIC Market Day Orders Due

PIC Market Day orders are due 2/13 by 11pm online.
Pick-up is on 2/18 @ 3:30pm.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thank You Party Parents

Friday is the last classroom party of the year at PES!  
PIC teachers are giving the students their own planned activity to celebrate the day!

We would like to say a special thank you to all of you "Party Animals"...also known as Party Parent Helpers who volunteered to be Headroom/Lead Parents and those who helped make the classroom parties a success! 

Spring Fling Carnival Donations

March 20th - Peotone Elementary School @ 6pm 
Volunteers & Donations would be greatly appreciated!
We are a 501(c)(3) organization therefore donations are tax deductible. 
Contact us with questions!

One fun activity will be the Basket Raffles!  No donation is too big or too small. Grade themes are:
Pre-K: Disney Mania
K: Gift Cards
1st: Arts & Crafts
2nd: Ice Cream
3rd: Fishing
4th: Family Night
5th: Outdoor Fun

Donations are due February 27th.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Bus Driver Fans

For PIC's Fandom Friday a group of students (Kiley T., Maggie B., & Derek K.) decided to make their own "Fan Club", with colorfully decorated shirts,  inspired by their awesome bus driver Joe Monpetit! 
Thank you to the bus drivers who get our children to and from school every day!

Bundle Up Those Kidlette's

Bundle up those kidlette's! 
Even though the temperature's are not -10 (today), the temps are around freezing or below.
The kids have been going outside for recess.  Temps are expected to fall throughout the rest of the week.  Brrrr.....37 more days until spring people!  Can - we - make - it!?! 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Take 5 With...Debbie Caza

Take 5...With Debbie Caza - PES - Kindergarten Teacher

1) What is your favorite Color?   My favorite color is purple.

2) What is the funniest or most creative excuse a student has given for not doing their work?  Being as, for my 25 years in Peotone, I have always taught the youngest of our students..... they usually don't have excuses.  They're response is the grunt for "I don't know".

3) What is your favorite TV show and/or book?   Friends would have to be my favorite tv show.  I watch reruns of it every night.

4) Do you like something sweet or salty? Both!  But, I guess if I had to choose one, it would be salty.

5) If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?   I would love to go to Hawaii.  Some day, right?????

Monday, February 9, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

School Facebook Pages

We are becoming professionals at change this year!
PES & PIC are going to have their own school Facebook pages managed by the principals. 
Keep in mind they are a work in progress and getting used to this new addition. They might not be as "awesome" as let's say.... a PTO veteran. ;-)  They could be even better!

That being said, we don't need to be redundant with posts.  The PTO page will be focusing on PTO information, fun things relating to the buildings/staff (ex: Take 5, Wall Art, etc..) and Community Events.  The school pages will be dealing with their buildings school information. 

Now who wants to nominate a PTO Co-President?!?! Kathy Derkacy is not open for nomination...I am already a board member you funny people! hahaha 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Peotone Football & Cheer Registration

Registration for Peotone Blue Demons Football and Cheerleading
starts 2/12 for returning players and 2/28 for new players. 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Scrip Orders Due Thursday

Scrip gift card orders are due Thursday (2/5)! 
Cards will be received next week. 

Whacky Staff

PES Whacky Wednesday Staff!
Today the students were read "Whacky Wednesday" by Dr. Seuss.
Quote of the day: "Don't cry because it is over. Smile because it happened."

Peotone Donkey Basketball

Q) What is more fun than watching Basketball? A) People on Donkey's playing basketball! 
"Like" the Peotone Donkey Basketball Facebook page to be sure to get the latest details on this Athletic Booster Club event.
Donkey Basketball will be held on March 27th @ PHS 7pm.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

PES Whacky Wednesday

PES Whacky Wednesday starts this week!
2/4 - Dress Whacky!

Take 5 With...Roger Phillips

Take 5...With Mr. Roger Phillips - PIC - 5th Grade Teacher

1) What is your favorite Color?   My favorite color is orange

2) What is the funniest or most creative excuse a student has given for not doing their work? The funniest excuse for not doing work was I got food all over it and could not turn it in.    

3) What is your favorite TV show and/or book?  My favorite tv show right now is "Jake and the Neverland Pirates" because living with a 5 year old and 3 year old, you don't have control of the tv. 

4) Do you like something sweet or salty?  I am a salty person.  

5) If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?  My dream vacation is a cruise around the world that stops everywhere, except Antarctica.

Monday, February 2, 2015

PES Talent Show

PES First Annual Talent Show audition slips are due Tuesday 2/3.
Mark your calendar for April 30th @ PHS 6:30pm!

Triple Dog Dare Ya - Co-President

I know SOMEBODY has been thinking about stepping up to be PTO Co-President!
Today is the's cold've been entertaining kids for days on might still be on carb overload....if you're a Seahawks fan you're probably still drinking....I....TRIPLE...DOG...DARE...YOU to step up.  
Email to nominate someone or yourself for PTO Co-President.

Groundhogs Day

If you want to believe a rodent, there will be 6 more weeks of winter. 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

No School Monday

No school or activities on Monday (2/2)! 

PES Six Flags Read To Succeed

PES Six Flag Read to Succeed reading logs are due on Monday (2/2).

PIC students keep reading! PIC forms are due 2/20.

Here is a link to the print the student log: