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    PRINCIPAL, LAURA DUBOIS October 1 3, 201 6


    Oct. 13 - PTO Meeting 6:30 pm @ N.B. Galloway School Oct. 24 - School Board Meeting 7:00 pm @Pioneer Path School in the Board Room Oct. 31 - EARLY DISMISSAL “School Improvement Day” PP/NBG dismiss @ 11:30 am Nov. 2 - Picture Re-Take Day Nov. 11 - Veterans Day Assembly Nov. 14-18 Student Book Fair in the Library Nov. 21 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00 – 8:00 PM Nov. 22 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00 – 11:30 AM NO SCHOOL for students

    HALLOWEEN COSTUMES Halloween is fast approaching! As you begin to get your child’s Halloween costume together, please keep in mind the following guidelines for school:

     Weapons are not allowed  Blood/guts details are not appropriate  Costumes must come to school in a bag  Masks may be worn during the parade only

    As a safety precaution, we ask that make-up NOT be a part of your child’s costume. It is the same principle as a mask. Bus drivers and all school personnel need to be able to identify each child. It also has proven to be too time consuming and too messy to apply at school and then to take off before going home on the bus. On the other hand, we will allow hair color, but must be applied at home, not at school. Thank you for understanding.

    Thank you for helping keep Halloween fun and safe for all of our students. HALLOWEEN PARADES

    Third and Fourth graders will parade Monday, Oct. 31st at 10:00 A.M. The students will parade along the circle drive in front of the building weather permitting. Parents should park in one of the parking lots and may stand in the grassy area in front of the school to view the parade. In case of inclement weather, we will not be able to accommodate visitors for the indoor parade. Once the parade concludes, we ask that only the classroom party moms/dads come in to the school. If you are a room mother or father, please be sure to sign in at the office and wear a visitor badge.


  • Greetings from the School Social Worker Next week (10/17-10/21), we are excited to celebrate Red Ribbon Week! Our district theme is: We pledge to be drug-free! First thing Mondaymorning, we will kick off the week with an exciting and engaging assembly by Omega-Man & his friends! Additionally, each day thereafter, we will focus on making healthy choices through a variety of

    creative activities. Your child can participate in the fun by using the following schedule: * MONDAY: Wear your favorite superhero shirt! * TUESDAY: Wear your favorite team/jersey colors! * WEDNESDAY: Wear red, white, and blue! * THURSDAY: Wear pajamas! * FRIDAY: Wear red/spirit wear! Thank you for helping to promote healthy choices!


    On Friday, November 11th, in observance of Veteran's Day, we will have an assembly at 1:30 in honor of the men and women that have served our

    country. If you are a veteran, or know a veteran that would be interested in attending, please contact the Pioneer Path school office at 815-467-4312 to RSVP by November

    4th. Our Veteran's Day celebration will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. VETERANS DAY ARTIFACTS

    Mrs. Verbic would like to create a display as part of our annual Veterans Day celebration. Do you have any "artifacts" you would be willing to lend so that students and staff can learn more about our veterans? Items might include: photographs, newspaper articles, flags, uniforms...or

    anything else you might have in mind. We are also asking for a picture of you then and now for a slide show. If you so choose, pictures can be scanned from home and emailed to [email protected] , along with your information. Please include your name title/rank when

    dropping off or emailing pictures. Please note, they will be kept in a safe location & will be returned after November 11. Thank you for helping us teach the students what Veterans day is all about.

    PICTURE RE-TAKE DAY WILL BE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd Students who were absent on picture day, students who forgot to turn in their picture envelope, and students who are not satisfied with their first set of pictures will need to have their pictures taken at this time. You must return the ENTIRE PACKET of pictures on re-take day if you are

    dissatisfied with your pictures.

    mailto:[email protected]


    Musical Dates Reminder Thursday, December 15th ~ 4th Grade Winter Performance at 6:30 PM Thursday, April 20th ~ 3rd Grade Spring Performance at 6:30 PM

    Both performances will be held at Minooka High School Central Campus.

    THE PIONEER PATH CHOIR NEWS Mark your calendars, here’s a reminder of the Choir performances for the year:

    • Friday, November 11th Veteran’s Day Assembly This is an assembly for the students and veterans to honor their service

    • Friday, December 9th Concert for our families at 10:00 at Pioneer Path. This concert will showcase all of our Veteran’s Day songs and holiday songs.

    • Friday, December 16th Senior Citizen Luncheon This performance allows us to sing holiday songs for the senior citizens living in our community.

    • Thursday, March 23rd Spring Concert for our families at 6:30 at Pioneer Path.

    LUNCH ACCOUNTS: If you haven’t replenished your child’s lunch account yet, you may want to do so at this time. Please check your child’s account on Power School. When sending in lunch money, please make sure you fill out a lunch deposit form. Please put your form and money in an envelope with your students name on it, marked Lunch Money.


    Digital Citizenship Explained With the adoption of Google Apps for Education (now called G Suite for Education), there is more emphasis on helping our students become good digital citizens. This goes beyond

    simple internet and technology safety lessons on things like cyberbullying and protecting personal information online. In fact, according to the website DigitalCitizenship.net, there are actually nine themes of digital citizenship:

    • Digital Access (full electronic participation in society) • Digital Commerce (electronic buying and selling of goods) • Digital Communication (electronic exchange of information) • Digital Literacy (process of teaching and learning about technology and the use of technology) • Digital Etiquette (electronic standards of conduct or procedure) • Digital Law (electronic responsibility for actions and deeds) • Digital Rights and Responsibilities (those freedoms extended to everyone in a digital world) • Digital Health and Wellness (physical and psychological well-being in a digital technology world) • Digital Security (Self-Protection) (electronic precautions to guarantee safety)

    Check out the actual webpage for more detailed explanations of each theme.

    Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label: what Parents need to Know

    In May 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a number of changes to the current Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods. The changes reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. In addition, the new label will make it easier for families to make informed decisions about the food they eat. Highlights of the New Nutrition Facts Label

    Refreshed design • Increased type size for "Calories," "servings per

    container," and "Serving size" • Bolded number of calories and the "Serving size" • Changed Daily Value footnote to read: "The %

    Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice."

    Reflection of updated information about nutrition science • Included "added sugars" in grams and as % Daily

    Value on label • Updated list of nutrients required or permitted to be

    declared on the label • Removed "Calories from Fat" from the label • Updated Daily Values for nutrients like sodium,

    dietary fiber and vitamin D Update to serving sizes and labeling requirements for certain package sizes

    • By law, serving sizes must now be based on amounts of foods and beverages that people are actually eating, not what they should be eating. How much people eat and drink has changed since

    the previous serving size requirements were published in 1993. For example, the reference amount used to set a serving of ice cream was previously ½ cup but is changing to ⅔ cup. The reference amount used to set a serving of soda is changing from 8 ounces to 12 ounces.

    • Packages between one and two servings now require the calories and other nutrients to be labeled as one serving, because people typically consume it in one sitting. Package size affects what people eat.

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