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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. 

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

PTO Basket Raffle classroom information

Although the PTO Basket Raffle is a few months away, the PTO has released the list of classrooms and their assigned themes for this year.  Click on the below document for themes and start shopping when it's convenient for you. 

Mrs. Reinke's Busy Bee Newsletters

All of Mrs. Reinke's Busy Bee Newsletters are listed below

Changes of Phone Numbers or Addresses

Winnebago parents please make sure you have updated the school office if you have changed your home or cell phone numbers since the beginning of the school year.

Dorothy Simon School Calendars 2014-15

We will start adding a full month Simon calendar to the website starting in September. If you do have any specific questions about events or functions, please call the school office at 815.335.2318. 

Parent/Student Handbook available on the website

The Parent/Student Handbook can be accessed by going to www.winnebagoschools.org and clicking on the link to either Dorothy Simon Elementary or Jean McNair Elementary. The Handbook is under the Popular Downloads on the right hand side of the page.

PTO Meeting dates, Minutes and Agendas

The Winnebago PTO invites all parents/guardians and teachers of students in Early Childhood to fifth grade to attend monthly meetings. The first meeting is in September. Agendas for meetings are sent home with students in advance and will note the meeting location and time.

PTO Meeting Dates and Agendas. PTO Meetings are at 6 p.m. in the Jean McNair Library