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

Steve Foster
Assistant Principal
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Principals’ Post
November 17, 2017

Dear Craughwell Families,

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, November 20 from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, November 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. You should have your scheduled time already, if you do not or cannot make it, please contact your child’s teacher to schedule a conference. Parent Teacher Conferences provide a time for you to discuss with your child’s teacher their progress. NO STUDENT ATTENDANCE this week.
See you on Monday or Tuesday.

The Butter Braid Pastries and Dutch Desserts will be available to pick up on Monday, November 20 and Tuesday, November during Parent/Teacher conferences. Thank you for your continued support of Troy Craughwell!

CHANGE IN LUNCH MENU: On Monday, November 27 the chicken salad will NOT be served. If your child usually chooses a chicken salad for lunch he/she will need to make a different lunch choice. Chicken salad will NOT be available.

Our annual It’s a Wonderful Night on Tuesday, December 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Join us for an evening of holiday fun. Santa’s Bookshop, pictures with Santa, cookie decorating, pizza, and a take home craft are just some of the activities to do! Nothing Bundt Cakes will be available for purchase as well! Reservations and money are due no later than Tuesday, November 28th.

During the week of December 11, Mrs. Forlenzo will be hosting a Book Fair during the school day. She is looking for volunteers to sign up to help during library classes with the students.

With Christmas just around the corner, it is time to buy those stocking stuffers! Why not support Troy Craughwell and shop at Five Below? Between the dates of November 29 and December 3rd, Troy Craughwell will receive 10% of the dollars spent at Five Below. The flyer must be presented at the time of purchase. Everything at Five Below is priced at $5 or less! Five Below is located at 2721 Plainfield Rd, Joliet, IL 60435. Call (815) 254-1863 if you have any questions.

Our next SIP Day is Tuesday, December 5. It is an early release as well. Students will be dismissed at 11:50 a.m. There will be no lunches served on this day.

We received word from 5 Essentials that the survey is not ready. Once we hear that the survey is opened, we will let you know.

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.

Students have the opportunity to purchase a hot lunch and breakfast everyday at Troy Craughwell. You may add funds to your child’s food service account electronically through your Skyward account or by sending money to school with your child(ren). Students are served an “emergency lunch” once their food account goes below -$15.00. There is no “emergency breakfast.” Mrs. Barker or I call home with a courtesy reminder when a student’s account is near or past this -$15.00 threshold. Please remember to check your child’s account balance regularly. If you have any questions about adding funds electronically, please call the office at 815-577-7313.

Important Dates
Monday & Tuesday, November 20 &21 - Parent Teacher Conferences
Butter Braid Pick-up

Wednesday-Friday, November 22-24 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

Monday, November 27 - M.A.P. Testing Begins - All Students K through 4th
NO Chicken Salad available for lunch choice

Thursday-Sunday, November 30-December 3 - Five Below Fundraiser - 2721
Plainfield Rd, Joliet, IL 60435

Tuesday, December 12 - It’s a Wonderful Night - Troy Craughwell - 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 14 - Spirit Holiday Clothing Day - Wear your favorite Christmas

Thursday, December 21 - Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - Winter Break - No School

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - School Resumes 8:35 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