Week of: 08/21/2017
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6th Grade Discovery Team News

Welcome to Discovery!
The Discovery Team Teachers are excited for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.  We look forward to meeting you on Wednesday, August 23rd!  Please wait until Thursday to bring your school supplies.  
End of Year Reminders
On Wednesday, your student should be bringing home a permission slip for the end of year picnic at Rugen Park on Thursday, June 8th.  Please sign and return to any Discovery Teacher by Friday, June 2nd!  You can also download and print a copy of the permission slip, if needed.  

Yearbooks will be distributed next week.  In order to receive their yearbook, students must return all district property or pay for lost/damaged items.  LRTC materials are due now!  See the Discovery Team Homework page for textbook collection dates.  On Friday, all district technology will be collected through your student's science block:
  • iPad
  • chargers (brick and cable)
  • case (remove all stickers!) 
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Discovery Team T-Shirts
If you are interested in ordering a Discovery Team T-shirt for your child, the order form and $7 is due by Thursday, 05/25!  In order to have the t-shirts printed and delivered on time, no late responses can be accepted.  

This year's t-shirt will be colbalt blue and feature our school and team name on the front and the year on the back.  Students will receive their shirts during the last few days of school and often choose to wear them to our Field Day.

A pdf copy of the order form is attached, so if your child was absent when they were handed out, feel free to print a copy.  
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Check your student's backpack!
In order to participate in end of year activities, students must be in good standing both academically and behaviorally. All Discovery students reviewed school expectations during the week of April 4th through X-Block activities.
Additionally, a letter reminding students and their families of team expectations was handed out in Block 5 on Friday, April 21st.  Please review these expectations with your student, both sign and return the letter by Friday, April 28th.  A pdf copy is attached, so if your student was absent or the dog ate his/her letter, feel free to print a copy.  (True story - it happened to Mrs. Danno!) 

Wildcats, keep working hard and making good choices! We look forward to celebrating sixth grade with you.
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Spring Reminders
We hope that everyone has a safe and relaxing spring break!  A few reminders for when we return in April:
  • If you have not already, sign and return the Trimester 2 report card envelope and MSI field trip permission slip.
  • Students must have headphones or earbuds with them at school each day.
  • Make sure to bring your iPad fully charged and with 2GB of free space on Tuesday, April 4th.
Check your student's backpack!
Your student should be bringing home his/her Trimester 2 report card and a permission slip for the field trip to the Museum of Science & Industry on Thursday, April 6th.  Please review this documents with your student and sign and return to school next week!
Team Celebrations
In order to participate in team activities, students must be in good standing both academically and behaviorally.  Students with a D or U in any B-Block course will be unable to participate in the upcoming Birthday Bash.  Students unable to participate due to academic or behavior concerns will work on missing assignments or complete a reflection during the team time.  Wildcats, keep working hard and making good choices! 
SOS Presentation 2016
Please see the attached letter for information about the upcoming SOS presentation.  Discovery students will attend the SOS presentation on Thursday, November 10, 2016.  

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Information Session for Prospective District 34 School Board Members
Information Session Scheduled for Prospective District 34 School Board Members
On April 4, 2017 District 34 residents will be electing 3 of the 7 member District 34 School Board.  In an effort to share information about serving on the Board of Education and be a resource to answer questions, the District 34 Board of Education plans to host a Prospective Board Member Workshop. 
The workshop will take place on Thursday, October 13 from 7:30-8:30 pm at the District Administration Building, 1401 Greenwood Road. Board members Cathe Russe and Chris Northwick, as well as Interim Superintendent Griff Powell will lead the meeting. To learn more about what will be shared at the meeting, please click here for the agenda.
There is no sign-up or RSVP required to attend the workshop, which is open to all District residents, including those without children in District 34. For more information about these volunteer positions, including eligibility requirements, please click here to the visit the Illinois Association of School Boards' website.
Hearing and Vision Screening
Hearing and Vision Screening will take place on Monday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 27.  If your child wears glasses or contacts, please make sure they bring them for the screenings.
New Attendance Phone Number
Please note our new attendance phone number: 847-657-2194