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TreeRing Green Yearbook School
Serving grades PreK-4 in the Troy School District 30C
Kathy Barker

Steve Foster
Assistant Principal
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Principals’ Post
February 1, 2019

Dear Craughwell Families,

We hope you have been safe and warm this past week!

Please note the phone number 877-397-3903 is the automated dialer for Troy School District 30c. If you receive a call from this number, you will want to answer the call, because it is an important message from the school district. Troy Craughwell’s phone number is 815-577-7313. This number will appear on your caller id if anyone calls from the school. Please listen to the message before calling the school, because oftentimes, the secretaries are not aware that a parent has been contacted. By listening to the message you will be able to tell the secretary the person (and maybe their extension) that called you.

Lunch changes for Monday, February 4 is:
Red: Chicken Patty
Yellow: Corn Dog
Blue: Cheese Sandwich
Green: Crispy Chicken Salad
On Tuesday, February 5 it will be the regular lunch menu.

The Daddy Daughter Ties and Tiaras Dance has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 21, 2019. All Craughwell girls and one special adult male guest (dad, step-dad, grandpa, uncle, etc.) are invited for an evening of fun. There will be dancing, refreshments, photos, quiz type game, and a craft. Corsages and boutonnieres that were ordered for the original date will be sent home with the girls.

Kindergarten Registration will open to Troy 30C Parents beginning on Monday, March 4, 2019. Once parents complete the online portion of registration for an incoming kindergarten student for the 2019-20 school year, you will need to come to your child's school to complete the registration process. Returning homeowners, and renters whose lease expires after August 19, 2019, need to present residency documents at your child's school during Kindergarten registration. Kindergarten registration at Troy Schools will take place on:
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Kindergarten registration 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Kindergarten registration 9:30a.m.-2:00p.m. and 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Kindergarten screening appointments will be made on these dates.

All Third Party residents and Month to Month lease holders whose leases expire prior to the first day of school (August 19, 2019) will need to provide the proofs of residency, at their child's school, starting Tuesday, July 23, 2019 during school hours. A list of acceptable documents can be found on the Troy registration webpage. If you are a Third Party resident you will also need to bring the homeowner/renter of the in-district property with you to sign the Third Party Confirmation form.
Pre-School Registration: New Preschool students cannot be registered online. Please call 815-577-7315 to schedule a screening. This is the first step in enrollment.

Be sure to bundle up your child with coat, hat, gloves, and a scarf in this cold weather. We do hold outdoor recess when the wind chill temperature is above 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

Tip from “The Bugsmasher”: It is important that children know their complete address and at least one phone number. Many of the students know their street name but not their house address. Please help your child learn and remember their complete address - house number, street, and city and state. Students should also know at least one safe person’s phone by memory in case of an emergency.

Please be sure to regularly check and update your telephone numbers and contact information in Skyward. Emergency contact people and phone numbers should also be updated regularly as we may need to contact them when you are not available. Adults picking up students from school and PreK and Kindergarten students at bus stops should be listed in your Skyward account.

Your Partners in Your Child’s Education,
Mrs. Barker and Mr. Foster

Important Dates:
Monday, February 4 - Lunch changes: Red Chicken Patty, Yellow: Corn Dog

Thursday, February 7 - PAC Meeting

Tuesday, February 12 - SIP Day Early Dismissal - No Lunches served -11:50 Dismissal
Write a Kind Note to a Teacher Day - Spirit Day

February 12 - 15 - School Store Week

Thursday, February 14 - Valentine’s Day Parties - 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Monday, February 18 - Presidents’ Day - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, February 19 - Portillo’s Night Fundraiser - 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 20 - School Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 21 - Daddy/Daughter Dance - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 28 - Family Game Night - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.


3 months ago

Principal Kathy Barker

I have been the proud principal of Troy Craughwell for the last twelve years.  Prior to becoming a principal, I was a reading specialist at Troy Heritage Trail and taught both kindergarten and first grade at three different Troy Elementary Schools - Craughwell, Shorewood, and Heritage Trail.

I was a Troy student myself from third to eighth grade and all three of my own children attended Troy.  You can say that my family loves Troy! 

My favorite thing to do when I am away from Craughwell is spending time with family and friends at our Wisconsin lake house.  I love boating in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter! 

Assistant Principal Steve Foster

I'm proud to say this begins my sixth year serving as the assistant principal at Troy Craughwell.  I have the pleasure of serving and watching the Troy Craughwell students learn and grow from the time they enter our building as 4 year old pre-schoolers until they leave us at the end of fourth grade.  

This is my 26th year in education.  I taught first, second, and third grades before joining the Troy 30-C District as an Instructional Coach.  I was an Instructional Coach for five years before becoming the assistant principal at both Troy Craughwell and Troy Heritage Trail schools. The following year I became full time assistant principal at Troy Craughwell.

I received my Elementary Education degree at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL.  I obtained a master's degree in Teaching and Learning at University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL, and a second master's degree in Educational Administration at Governor's State University in University Park, IL.

In my free time I enjoy running 5Ks, spending time with family and friends, ushering and attending live theater