“BUILDING WORLD CLASS THINKERS” The Galloway Gazette Mark Your Calendar NOVEMBER Galloway School November 6, 2014 6 Early Dismissal—2:10; No PM EC; No Little Learners 6 Parent Teacher Conferences 4-8 p.m. 7 Parent Teacher Conferences 8:30-11 a.m. No Student Attendance 11 Veteran’s Day—School in Session 11 Second Grade Veteran’s Day Program—10 a.m. Doors open 9:45 13 PTO Meeting 7 p.m. Galloway 14 PTO Movie Night—Doors Open 6 p.m. 17 School Board Meeting 7 p.m. Pioneer Path 19 Market Day & Pie Order Pickup 5:30-6:30 p.m. Galloway 26-28 Principal: Angela Stallion Office Phone: 467-4311 Absence Hot Line: 521-3191 Website: www.csd17.org Show your School Spirit. Wear Red & White On Fridays. Thanksgiving Break YOUNG REMBRANDTS ~PTO News You Can Use~ PTO is Thankful! We're showing gratitude to our teachers this week by providing them with a yummy dinner! Thank you teachers for staying late to inform us parents of what's going on with our children! PTO Mtg. is Thursday, November 13 from 78pm at Galloway. Childcare provided. It's not too late to earn your free School kit! Everything is Awesome at the PTO!!! Come celebrate with us at the annual Family Movie Night on Friday, November 14. Doors open at 6pm and the movie starts at 6:30pm. Wear your PJs for extra raffle tickets. Spirit wear will be available. Fall Spirit Wear orders are due November 14th. Important notice if you have a child attending the Young Rembrandts classes: We must have a note each Monday giving permission for your child to stay after school. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. CHANNAHON BASEBALL REGISTRATION Friday, November 14th, 6-9pm Saturday November 15th, 8-noon Channahon Village Hall Registration is open to all boys and girls ages 4 to 14. Add more Vegetables to your Day It’s easy to eat more vegetables! Eating vegetables is important because they provide vitamins and minerals and most are low in calories. To fit more vegetables in your meals, follow these simple tips. It is easier than you may think. 1. Discover fast ways to cook. Cook fresh or frozen vegetables in the microwave for a quick-and-easy dish to add to any meal. Steam green beans, carrots, or broccoli in a bowl with a small amount of water in the microwave for a quick side dish. 2. Be ahead of the game. Cut up a batch of bell peppers, carrots, or broccoli. Pre-package them to use when time is limited. You can enjoy them on a salad, with hummus, or in a veggie wrap. 3. Choose vegetables rich in color. Brighten your plate with vegetables that are red, orange, or dark green. They are full of vitamins and minerals. Try acorn squash, cherry tomatoes, sweet potatoes, or collard greens. They not only taste great but also are good for you, too. 4. Check the freezer aisle. Frozen vegetables are quick and easy to use and are just as nutritious as fresh veggies. Try adding frozen corn, peas, green beans, spinach, or sugar snap peas to some of your favorite dishes or eat as a side dish. 5. Stock up on veggies. Canned vegetables are a great addition to any meal, so keep on hand canned tomatoes, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, mushrooms, and beets. Select those labeled as “reduced sodium,” “low sodium,” or “no salt added.” 6. Make your garden salad glow with color. Brighten your salad by using colorful vegetables such as black beans, sliced red bell peppers, shredded radishes, chopped red cabbage, or water cress. Your salad will not only look good but taste good, too. 7. Sip on some vegetable soup. Heat it and eat it. Try tomato, butternut squash, or garden vegetable soup. Look for reduced- or low-sodium soups. 8. While you’re out. If dinner is away from home, no need to worry. When ordering, ask for an extra side of vegetables or side salad instead of the typical fried side dish. 9. Savor the flavor of seasonal vegetables. Buy vegetables that are in season for maximum flavor at a lower cost. Check your local supermarket specials for the best-in-season buys. Or visit your local farmer’s market. 10. Try something new. You never know what you may like. Choose a new vegetable- add it to your recipe or look up how to fix it online. Source: www.choosemyplate.gov ART news...from Mrs. Verbic Galloway artists have become masters at "tricking" the eyes that examine our art work by practicing techniques in proportion (or for first grade, purrrrr-portion), scale and point of view. Have you ever thought why artists might draw some objects smaller/larger than others? Or, for example, why airplanes look so small in the sky? Both first and second grade artists have learned the secret of wax resists with fall landscapes and feline portraits. Kindergarten artists just completed a mixed-media project (paint, pastel and collage), and are gearing up for a special 3D creation. Please be sure to visit the art room Friday, November 7 during morning conferences to work on a community quilt project! There are so many wonderful things happening here at Galloway School and our staff is a huge part of that. We would like to recognize their efforts with your help. Each month we will ask parents if they would like to nominate a staff member for going above and beyond in their role as a part of N.B. Galloway. All you have to do is write one to two sentences as to why you want this staff member to be recognized. It can be any staff member from the wonderful secretaries to Mr. Jim, our custodian to your child's present teacher or even a teacher that your child does not have but that you have had a positive experience with. The nomination can be that someone smiled at you and made you feel comfortable at Galloway or it can include something someone did over a period of time. It's up to you! At the beginning of each month we will have a random drawing from the nominations and the staff member chosen will be showcased on the bulletin board by the entrance to the office. We will also recognize the staff member in the Thursday note and include all other honorable nominations. If you would like to nominate a staff member for the month of December please email Miss Santor at [email protected] by November 24th with the name of the staff member and 1-2 sentences as to why you would like to nominate the person as staff member of the month. Thank you!! By Izzy Kalman Whether your child is bullied or not, this is a great program that helps us teach our children how to develop confidence and nurture interactive social skills. How do I know if Bullies 2 Buddies is right for my child? Ask yourself the following questions: I want my children/students to grow up into adults who: A. Blame others for their feelings and problems. B. Take personal responsibility for their feelings and problems. I want my children/students to: A. Demand to be treated like they are perfect, and to get upset whenever someone criticizes them or poke fun at them. B. Know they are not perfect, to be able to handle criticism, and to be able to take and make jokes about themselves. I want my children/students to develop resilience and assertive skills so they can handle the hardships of life: A. No. B. Yes. If you prefer “B” responses, you are likely to be happy with the Bullies 2 Buddies approach. It will teach your children how to problem solve conflicts so they can grow in resilience, self -confidence and self-esteem. Next week: Tips on how to help your child with relational aggression. CONFERENCES Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, November 6th from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, November 7th from 8:30-11 a.m. Please take a few moments before your conference to prepare by jotting notes about specific areas of concern you’d like to address with the teacher. The following is a list of availability for our social worker and teachers of special classes. Name Miss Santor Position Social Worker Time Available E-mail [email protected] or call for appt. Mrs. Bosman P.E. Teacher Available in gym Thurs. & Fri. Mrs. Verbic Art Teacher Fri. 8:30-11 a.m. Ms. England Speech E-mail [email protected] for appt. Mrs. Walsh Mrs. Pettigrew Mrs. Cobarrubias Speech Music Teacher Cross Cat. Teacher E-mail [email protected] for appt. Thursday 4-8 p.m. Will conference with classroom teachers Mrs. Anselme Mrs. Waddell Resource Teacher Reading Intervention E-mail [email protected] for appt. E-mail [email protected] for appt. Please be sure to check our Lost & Found collection while you are here for conferences. Leftover lost and found items will be donated or disposed of. HONORING VETERANS N.B. Galloway School will honor Veterans Day and the men and women who have died defending our country by raising funds for military veterans and their families. On November 11, teachers will take part in the 2014 “Jeans For Troops” fundraising drive benefiting the GI Go Fund, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans returning home find employment, go to college, access their health care and financial benefits, and link to housing. During the drive, which has schools and companies from all across the country participating, Galloway School will give their employees the opportunity to wear jeans to work in exchange for a $5 donation to the GI Go Fund. Students are also invited to participate should you wish to make a $1 donation to this worthy organization. “For generations, America’s teachers have been responsible for educating America’s children,” said GI Go Fund Executive Director Jack Fanous. “They have always been individuals that mothers and fathers could rely on to set a positive example for their children. This Veterans Day, teachers around the country have set the example to our nation’s children that this is a day to remember the men and women who fought to preserve our liberties, our freedoms, and the American way of life.” The GI Go Fund is an organization on the cutting edge of offering support to veterans, providing veterans with innovative ways of finding employment, securing their educational and health benefits, as well as providing aid and assistance to low income and homeless veterans. Since their founding, the organization has helped tens of thousands of veterans improve their lives and give them the capacity to provide and care for their loved ones. In addition, the organization did tremendous work in 2014 helping veterans obtain greater access to health care services, working with members of Congress in the wake of the VA scandal to implement legislation that gives veterans the ability to use their VA benefits to receive private health care. Proceeds from this program will go to help the organization further its mission for veterans. The organization is currently looking to provide veterans with the tools and resources they need to find a steady job, from providing veterans with career mentorship to helping them access job training resources that will help them find employment with companies looking to hire veterans. For more information about the GI Go Fund, or to see all the schools and business that are participating in the “Jeans for Troops” drive, visit www.gigofund.org. CHANNAHON/MINOOKA POLICE VS CHANNAHON/MINOOKA FIRE SUNDAY, November 9th AT 1:30PM Kick off at 2:00PM THREE RIVERS SCHOOL CHANOOKA BRAVES FOOTBALL FIELD 24150 W. Ford Rd $2 Donation for Adults Kids are Free All proceeds will be donated to Chanooka Wish Sponsored by the Chanooka Braves & Dear 2nd Grade Families and Veterans, You are cordially invited to attend our performance “We Honor the Brave, A Veterans’ Day Celebration” November 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Galloway Gymnasium Doors will open at 9:45 a.m. Students please wear the following color shirt with jeans: Red White Blue DeMaine Mangun Byers (B Team) Meckler McCabe (A Team) Walker Channahon School District #17 24920 S. Sage Street Channahon, Illinois 60410 815-467-4315 Karin K. Evans, Ed.D, Superintendent Dear Parents and Guardians, State Law and School Board Policy 7:140 require the District to notify students and their parents/guardians that school officials may request or require a student or his/her parent/guardian to provide a password or other related account information to gain access to the student’s account or profile on a social networking website. This request may be made only if there is reasonable cause to believe that the student’s account contains evidence that he or she violated a school disciplinary rule or Board Policy. Sincerely, Karin Evans Karin K. Evans, Ed.D Superintendent HALLOWEEN ON PARADE AT GALLOWAY SCHOOL The Book Fair is coming to N.B. Galloway from November 3rd to November 7th. Students will be visiting the Book Fair during their scheduled library day. Be sure to check your child’s folder for a special booklist. If you are using the booklist, please place filled-out form with money in an envelope labeled with your child’s and teacher’s name. Parents may also shop online at: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/gallowayelemschool We encourage parents to visit our Book Fair during Parent-Teacher conference days on November 6th from 4pm to 8pm or on November 7th from 8:30am to 11 am.
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