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Principal's Update Sept. 26th

Reported by on 9/29/21

Principal's Update
DATE September 26, 2021

What a great turn-out it was at our Annual PTA School Carnival! It was tons of fun - balloon creations, face painting, the Color Run, soaking Mrs. Howicz or Miss Mansmith, taco truck and dipping dots, and so much more. Thank you White Eagle PTA for such a fun event!!! As of yesterday, we raised more than $15,000 for our White Eagle PTA! Way to go Wolves!

Dr. Talley will hold three Listen & Learn sessions with the community starting Monday, October 4 at Fischer Middle School from 7 – 9 pm. In the sessions, Dr. Talley will share information about the district as well as his goals. Community members will have an opportunity to share their feedback on what works in the district, what's not working, and what specific suggestions they have for what's not working. Information gathered during these sessions will help the superintendent in planning for the future and may be used as part of the strategic planning process that will start later in the school year. RSVP here for the October 4 Listen & Learn Session.

Additional Listen & Learn sessions will be held on Thursday, November 4 at Granger Middle School and Tuesday, December 14 at Crone Middle School.

If you have questions regarding the Listen & Learn sessions, please contact Lisa Barry, Executive Director of Communication Services, at

IPPC's 2021-22 Reflections Program is underway.
Students of all grades (K-12) and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2021-22 theme: "I Will Change the World By..." Our Reflections program will be conducted virtually, as we did last year. You can turn in your submission form and artwork online through this link. Reflect on the theme, create art, and be recognized! Last date to submit your artwork is Friday, October 29th, 2021. Please see the flyer attached to the very bottom of this email.

This is the last week for our Fall Run Club.
Come and join staff after school on Thursday from 3:35-4:30 for fun! All students are invited to sign up and come play games and exercise with the teachers! Registration must be made online and the cost is $7/session. Here is the link to sign up: Sign up will close Wednesday at 12pm (NOON). This club helps raise money for our White Eagle TEAM IPEF! We look forward to seeing your child there! 🙂—

District’s COVID Dashboard:
The dashboard includes all positive cases of COVID-19 reported to District 204 for individuals who were on campus and the current transmission level with the corresponding mitigation strategies. This is updated at 4pm every Monday.
Lunch and Breakfast: Please find this week's lunch and breakfast menus on the website under Food Service or by clicking this BLUE link. ​—
Mission Statement: White Eagle is a learning community where we embrace our diversity and encourage all students, staff and parents to be compassionate and understanding of one another's perspectives, experiences, and differences.

Vision Statement: Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Ready. At School, At Home, In the World.


Monday, September 27
Fifth Grade - Cognitive Abilities Test (CoGAT) - during the school day
Erin's Law presentation in KT - during the school day

Tuesday, September 28
Second & Fifth Grade - Cognitive Abilities Test (CoGAT) - during the school day

Wednesday, September 29
LATE start today. First bell is at 9:00am with the tardy bell ringing at 9:15am.
Second & Fifth Grade - Cognitive Abilities Test (CoGAT) - during the school day
Sign up for Team IPEF Run Club by 12pm (NOON) for tomorrow
Erin's Law presentation in KP - during the school day

Thursday, September 30
Second Grade - Cognitive Abilities Test (CoGAT) - during the school day
Erin's Law presentation in KC - during the school day
Team IPEF Run Club - 3:35pm to 4:30pm

Friday, October 1
Typical day at White Eagle

Monday, October 4 - Listen and Learn with Dr. Talley - Fisher MS - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, October 11 - NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day
Thursday, October 21 - Picture Retake Day
Friday, October 22 - End of First Quarter
Friday, October 29 - PTA Fall parties (tentative) - 2:30pm to 3:20pm
Friday, October 29 - Report Cards posted to ParentVue at 4:00pm
Monday, November 8 - Community Forum with the Boundary Committee - 7:00 pm at Waubonsie Valley High School
Tuesday, November 9 - Community Forum with the Boundary Committee - 7:00 pm at Neuqua Valley High School
Wednesday, November 10 - Community Forum with the Boundary Committee - 7:00 pm at Metea Valley High School

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