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February Newsletter
February Newsletter
Randy Blakely
Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Wingate Elementary Newsletter

February 2020

Important Dates

  • Feb   7 - Spirit Day
  • Feb   7 - Jump Rope for Heart Assembly
  • Feb 12 - 5th Grade American Heroes Wax Museum 2:30
  • Feb 13 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 5:00 - 8:00 Feb 14 - No School (Teacher Institute)
  • Feb 17 - No School (President’s Day)
  • Feb 18 - Family Reading Night 6:00-7:30
  • Feb 19 - Mascoutah High School FFA Petting Zoo
  • Feb 21 - Paint and Take Fundraiser with Hanging by a Nail
  • Feb 25 - Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser (4:00-10:00)
  • Feb 28 - Dental Safari 

Cafeteria Fees  18 days

  • Regular Breakfast  $27.00
  • Regular Lunch $44.10
  • Reduced Breakfast   $5.40
  • Reduced Lunch   $7.20

Word of the Month

Humanity - Belief that people of different cultures, abilities, religions, genders, and races are equally valuable members of our society.


Dental Safari

February is National Dental Health Month. Dental Safari will be in our district on Friday, February 28th.  This program provides a no cost dental exam to all students who complete the consent form. Students with or without private dental insurance will receive an exam, cleaning, fluoride treatment, and sealants if needed.  Licensed, experienced dentists, hygienists, and assistants provide all services. This exam will fulfill the state of Illinois dental exam requirement for Kindergarten, 2nd, 6th, and 9th grade students. The Dental Safari mobile dentist organization will be at Scott Elementary on Friday, February 28th, 2020 (Wingate will provide transportation to and from Scott Elementary School).  In order to take advantage of this service, please register online by February 21st, 2020. 


Kindergarten Registration

Children who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2020, can register to enter kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.  We will be registering students on April 1st at the Administrative Service Center in Mascoutah. Parents must bring the child's original birth certificate and the parent’s photo ID to register a student. Please visit msd19.org to pre register your student.


Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)

We have adjusted our testing schedule. We will be starting a week later, March 25th, and ending the week of April 22nd.  We will be testing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays of those weeks.

March 25th - April 22nd ~ Grades 3-

Tips for IAR Testing: Help your child be at his or her best for standardized test taking with these tips:

  • Get a good night's sleep.
  • Prepare a healthy breakfast.
  • Practice stress reducing techniques with your kids.
  • Have a positive attitude. 


Family Reading Night

Join us on Thursday, February 18th, from 6:00-7:30

Your Superpowers will come out when you read a good book!


It's the Law 

  • STOP!  DO NOT PASS a school bus when its stop signal arm is extended.
  • NO USE OF CELL PHONES or electronic devices while driving in a school zone. 


Yearbook Orders

Order forms will be coming home for the 2019-2020 school year yearbook.  The cost is $15 for the regular soft cover or $20 for the hard cover. The order forms are due back by February 7th.  You can also order your yearbook online at  ybpay.lifetouch.com.  Our secret code is 12580320.


Prepare for Colder Weather

Students will go outside for recess unless the wind chill is below 20 degrees.  Please bundle them up with hats and gloves to ensure they stay warm.


Kids Heart Challenge

February is “heart” month for the American Heart Association.  At Wingate, all students in k-5 grades will participate in Kids Heart Challenge in PE classes. Information will be sent home by Mrs. Kolda.


February Is African American History Month

Every day during February we will spotlight an individual and their contribution towards American History.  These individuals will be read over the bulletin in the morning.