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The Simon School Days Newsletter - Is Now Active

Welcome to another fantastic school year! The Dorothy Simon school newsletter/flyer will be published once a month (usually the first Friday of the month) for all students who attend Dorothy Simon Elementary. 

Pre-Enrollment of 2015-2016 Kindergarten Starts February 2

Winnebago’s Foundation for Educational Excellence - 20th Anniversary March Madness Dinner

Save the date for this year's 20th Anniversary March Madness Dinner on Saturday, April 11 and will be held at Giovanni's. The night will be filled with games, auctions, dancing, and dinner. Tickets are $100, which includes dinner for two and a chance in our cash drawing.

Winnovation Open House February 15

Winnovation will host their annual Open House on Sunday,February 15, at the Bot Shop located at 110 N. Pecatonica St., Winnebago from 1 – 4 p.m. The Open House is a free event that everyone is welcome to attend. The team will have a preview of this year’s robot and probably be joined by a few other teams from the area. 

Dorothy Simon PE students have fun during their Climbing Unit

Brody C., Mitchel C and Brayden W. climb the monkey bars

Dorothy Simon students came back from winter break to the annual Climbing Unit.The students work through an obstacle course throughout Simon gym. There are monkey bars, balance beams, ladders to climb over and the  biggest challenge is climbing the rope. Brody C. and Mitchel C. wait for Brayden W. to join them on the monkey bars. 

Snow Rules at Dorothy Simon Elementary

Dorothy Simon will have recess if the temperature and wind chill is 15 degrees and above. If your child cannot go outside due to medical reasons, please provide a doctors excuse for the child to remain inside.

2015-16 Kids Club Registration March 12

Kids Club 2015-2016 Registration Night will be Thursday, March 12 from 4 -5:30 p.m. at the Dorothy Simon cafeteria. Kids who are registered that afternoon will receive $10 off the registration fee.

PTO News....

The annual Winnebago PTO YMCA Family Night is scheduled for Saturday, January 24, from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the YMCA located at 200 Y Boulevard, Rockford, IL.  More information will be sent home soon.   PTO Basket Raffle and District Wide Art Show will be held on Thursday, May 7 at the Winnebago High School gym.    

2015-2016 Countdown to Kindergarten

Will you have a child that turns five years old on or before September 1, 2015? If the answer is yes, then they will be able to attend kindergarten starting next school year. Here are some things to think about as the next school year approaches.

What immunizations will my child need?

Dorothy Simon Art Room in needs of some supplies

The Dorothy Simon art room is in need of some items you may already have at home.

  • greeting cards
  • socks (unmatched or holey are fine)
  • empty frosting containers
  • scraps of wrapping paper

309 South Benton Street
Winnebago, Illinois 61088

Phone: 815.335.2318
Fax: 815.335.3127

Attendance Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Principal: Frank Mandera
Nurses: Beth DeRango & Trish Lightfoot