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

Steve Foster
Assistant Principal
TreeRing Green Yearbook School
Principals' Post 5 24 19
Principals’ Post
May 24, 2019

Dear Craughwell Families,

Monday, May 27 is Memorial Day. There will be no school on Monday.

Please note the following changes in next week’s lunches:
Wednesday, May 29: One hot choice - Chef Boyardee Beef Ravoli with meat sauce. Blue Choice - Cheese Sandwich and Green Choice - Chicken salad
Friday, May 31: There will be a mix of something pizza. Blue and Green Choice will stay the same.

Today was the the first grade’s President’s Presentation. The students did a great job of remember and presenting their facts about all 45 presidents. Great job First Grade!

All medications will need to be picked up by a parent by the end of the school year. Any medication that is not picked up by the end of the last day of school will be disposed of. If your child will be taking any medication next school year, a new doctor’s order and medication will be required.

The Campus (TMS and WBO) band and choir directors, Mrs. Carlton, Mr. Goetz, and Mrs. Hagan, shared information about the music program at WBO. They are currently recruiting 4th graders to become members of the band and choir at WBO as 5th graders next Fall. If you are interested in receiving information about band and choir, please fill out this form to share your contact information with us. Completing the form does not sign your child up for band or choir, it is for information only.

Thank you to all the volunteers for Field Day. The Field Day committee has indicated they have plenty of volunteers for the day. They no longer need anyone to volunteers. The committee will be reaching out to the volunteers to let them know how and where they will be assigned for Field Day.

Troy students are invited to participate in the Troy Library Summer Reading Program. The theme is Splash into Reading. The libraries at Troy Shorewood and Troy Heritage Trail will be open for students to visit. There will be read alouds, crafts, activities, and prizes. Students will earn credit for both the Shorewood and Joliet Public libraries. See the attached flyer to register and dates.

While students may bring electronic devices on the buses; however, Mrs. Barker and I do not recommend our students do so. We are not responsible for any devices that are lost or damaged either on the bus or at school, nor will we investigate any incident of lost or damaged devices. We do encourage students to read a book while on the bus!

Important Dates
Monday, June 3 - Field Day - Wear Field Day t-shirt or other Troy Spirit wear

Tuesday, June 4 - Kindergarten Celebration - 10:00 a.m. - Troy Craughwell

Wednesday, June 5 - Fourth Grade Picnic - 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 6 - Last Day of School - Early Dismissal - 11:50 a.m.

If you ever have a question, please email or call either Mrs. Barker or me (815)577-7313.

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


9 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