Friday, October 12, 2012

West Middleton News

Box Tops Contest Starts Oct. 22
It's time for a Box Tops for Education contest! Our fall contest will run Oct. 22 - Nov. 30. During this time, each classroom will collect as many Box Tops for Education as they can. The classroom that collects the most Box Tops will enjoy a pizza party. The 2nd and 3rd place classes will receive a sweet treat! More information will be coming home next week.
Square 1 Art (New this year!)
Square 1 Art is a company that turns your child's artwork into custom keepsakes, such as ceramics, jewelry, and clothing, which parents can order for themselves or as gifts. The kids have been hard at work creating their artwork templates with Mrs. Hyland during art class. In the next few weeks, an order form (printed with a picture of your child's artwork) will be coming home. Parents will use this order form to place orders online. Please give the gift of creativity - our school earns a small percentage of each item ordered.

Just for participating in the project, each child will receive free stickers of their individual artwork. Ordered items will arrive at school the first week in December. To learn more, go to Questions: contact Katie Madoch or 630-414-8806.

Schools of Hope at West Middleton
This year an exciting tutoring program has come to West Middleton. The Schools of Hope Project recruits and trains volunteer tutors to work with students struggling in literacy and math. A Middleton fall training session will be held on Tues., Oct. 16th from 6:15 to 7:45 PM in the West Middleton library. Contact: Laurie Gebhard, Tutor Coordinator for AmeriCorps Schools of Hope,

Clothing Donations
Gently-used or new clothing is currently needed in our school community for girls size M/L juniors long-sleeved shirts/sweaters, 10/12 juniors pants and underwear, and shoes in size 7. To donate any of these items or to discuss cold-weather clothes donations of any kind, please contact Susan Sims-Mormino, Social Worker, WM Rm 108,


Character Counts! Week October 21-27, 2012

Every year, the U.S. President, U.S. Senate, state governors, and officials around the world proclaim the third week in October CHARACTER COUNTS! Week. Last year 8 million kids in 60 countries participated. This event is about the universal values we share.

We will be celebrating Character Counts Week at West Middleton October 22-24. Below you will see the different dress up days listed.

"Turn Your Back on Disrespect"
Monday, October 22nd:  Wear Shirt Backwards

"Follow Your Dreams by Showing Good Character"
Tuesday, October 23rd: PJ Day

"Count on Character"
Wednesday, October 24th: Wear number shirt/jerseys

**Please contact Lindsey Hellenbrand at 829-9368 with any questions.


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