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September 2011

John Stewart Elementary News

Parent/ Principal Coffee

All parents are invited to attend grade level specific parent/ principal coffees. The coffees are designed to offer an informal opportunity for two-way communication between parents and the John Stewart administrative staff. Please see the attached flyer for additional information. We hope to see you there! More »

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed

Our morning kindergarten teachers are looking for volunteers interested in reading with students, assisting with preparation of classroom materials and other general forms of classroom assistance. If you are interested in volunteering and are available between the hours of 9:00 am and 11:00 am, please contact either Mrs. Kristina Green at 630-365-8170 x 143 or Mrs. Lisa Druwe at 630-365-8170 x 145.


Behavior Information at KST

See the attached document for information about the behavior plan at KST. More »


Common Core Standards

We are so excited to be off to a great start this year. Each year brings new and welcome changes, and this year we will have a shift in our math curriculum and behavior structures. As you may know, the state of Illinois adopted new state standards this past January; they are the national Common Core Standards. This set of standards has been adopted by 38 out of the 50 states. With this new adoption, we will be revising our local curriculum maps, a transition that will take place during this school year.

Please see the attached memo in regards to this topic. More »

Changes at KST -- Playground Fun!

Changes at KST -- Playground Fun!

During the summer of 2011, a huge undertaking took place at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary school. John Stewart’s PTN, lead by their President, Cindy Krause, came up with a plan to rejuvenate our playground. More »


Behavior Matrix for KST

The staff at John Stewart believe that optimal student achievement (academic and behavior) can be attained utilizing a proactive systems approach for creating and maintaining a safe and effective learning environment. More »

Yellow Day Winners!

Yellow Day Winners!

Every month, John Stewart Elementary focuses on a different pillar for Character Counts. The month of September, we showed R-E-S-P-E-C-T and wore yellow. More »

2nd Annual Run for Fund

2nd Annual Run for Fund

Kaneland John Stewart’s 2nd Annual “Run for Fund” PTN Fundraiser will be September 30th, during the student’s specials times at school. All students will be participating in the run, which will be held outside. Students will be running around the school on the sidewalk areas. Please be sure to have your son or daughter dress appropriately for the weather on the day of the run.

Any student who secures a donation of $15 or more will be invited to attend a Fundraiser Party in December, sponsored by the PTN. Tthank you gift forms and donation forms are posted on Konnect, as well as on Mr. Biddle’s and Mr. Horan’s class pages.

'Class colors' to be worn that day will be assigned to each classroom in the upcoming weeks.


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