Want to help out the Arcola Purple Rider volleyball team raise money for their Pink Out Night? It can be as simple as texting MILLS to 71777. You can make a donation (gift) at that time. For those that don't want to mess with the text, our page can be found at https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/MILLS/JillHohlbauch. We would appreciate any donation no matter how big or small. Thanks for your support.
Help your Purple Riders Volleyball team raise money for their Pink Out Night by purchasing a t-shirt. All money raised will be donated to Mill's Breast Cancer Institute. Orders and payment are due by September 19th.https://5il.co/a1cv
COLA WARS Food Drive- The number of meals raiser last week was in the Tackle Hunger game was 16,419. I know that between Arcola and Tuscola we can beat that number. Support the Purple Riders in our efforts to Tackle Hunger. We will be collecting monetary donations and nonperishable items (Sept.2nd-6th) at the school and the night of the game. All food and funds go to Eastern Illinois Foodbank to support the Arcola Food Pantry. Go to eiufoodbank.org, make a donation, and designate it for Arcola. WCIA/News 3 will announce the winner of the Tackle Hunger match up. #colawars #wcia #eiufoodbank
Purple Rider Fans - This Friday's Cola War game will be broadcast on CISportsNetwork.com, so if you can't make it to the game you won't miss any of the action.
We just wanted to let all parents know that there was an accident outside the school on Rt 133 and emergency workers are using the school parking lot and practice field to help with the accident. The accident did not involve any of our students, they are simply using our facilities.
Get your Cola War shirts!!!!! The link to the order form is included below. https://cdn.fbsbx.com/v/t59.2708-21/68884093_357510631853461_7305749579633262592_n.pdf/COLA-WAR-ORDER-FORM.pdf?_nc_cat=103&_nc_oc=AQmTOQSPFSsVQQosWSeyBTiZgYnlZKZoYhR4fXzVIzhzJFpNynB1CPSFklwQXmyZaVpOgzfrjawaDJa8c8MXd_uy&_nc_ht=cdn.fbsbx.com&oh=42be460b4817a9bd640681286a8f6a64&oe=5D5F3BFD&dl=1
Arcola welcomes Rebecca Beachy as new Preschool Classroom Teacher! Rebecca is a recent graduate of Illinois State University and completed her student teaching in Tremont Grade School in Tremont, Illinois. She is dual certified in both early childhood and early childhood special education, which makes her a very valuable commodity! Rebecca grew up right down the road in Sullivan We are very happy to have Rebecca in Arcola.
The Arcola School District is seeking candidates for a full-time paraprofessional to work with students in Grades K-6 on keyboarding and other duties. Applicants must be at least 19 years of age and have or be willing to obtain a paraprofessional license. For more information on the requirements needed for obtaining a license, go to https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Educator-License-with-Stipulations.aspx. If interested, e-mail letter of interest to Angie Gentry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get your Cola War Shirts!!!! The link below has the order form. https://cdn.fbsbx.com/v/t59.2708-21/68884093_357510631853461_7305749579633262592_n.pdf/COLA-WAR-ORDER-FORM.pdf?_nc_cat=103&_nc_oc=AQnsFUw3nEvrfLp6EE3nBhm-DB0Iu3Ps6NKS7X16uhybONMhqW0lOlUqwPnP81LmuSU&_nc_ht=cdn.fbsbx.com&oh=3dd7e52053b86f8009a83c478570c853&oe=5D5D41BD&dl=1
Do you still need to register your student(s) for school? Don't forget we have in house registration today from 3:00 - 7:00 PM for anyone that would like to come in to complete the process.
Don't forget we will be holding in-house registration tomorrow August 6th from 7:00 - 9:00 AM and 3:00 - 7:00 PM. During this time you can come into the school and use our computers to complete the registration process for your student(s).
Arcola School District is seeking candidates for the positions of Elementary School Attendance Clerk. Applicants should mail or e-mail letter of application and résumé to: Angie Gentry, Elementary School Principal, 351 W Washington Arcola, IL 61910; email@example.com
Don't forget that this year all K - 6th grade students are asked to provide their own headphones/earbuds to use with their iPad. They do not have to be anything fancy, as long as they plug into the iPad they will be fine. If you have questions, please contact Jill Hohlbauch - firstname.lastname@example.org
Correction...the contact email if you need a log in to Teacher Ease is email@example.com.
If you have not registered your student(s) for the 2019-2020 school year it is simple. Registration can be completed online at teacherease.com. If you do not have a log in for Teacher Ease all you have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org, and provide your email address to link to your student(s). We will also have in house registration where you can complete the process on the computers in our lab. In house registration will be held on August 6th from 7:00 - 9:00 AM and 3:00 - 7:00 PM.
The Arcola School District is seeking candidates for a full-time paraprofessional for the elementary school. This person will be working with students in Grades K-6 doing reading interventions under the guidance of a teacher. Required qualifications include: having a love for children; being dependable; and having either a paraprofessional, teaching or substitute license. For more information on the requirements needed for obtaining a license, go to https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Educator-License-with-Stipulations.aspx. Applicants should mail or e-mail letter of interest to: Angie Gentry Arcola School District #306 351 W Washington Arcola, IL 61910 email@example.com
Don't forget to get your student(s) registered for the upcoming school year at www.teacherease.com. If you do not have a log in, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your email address, your student(s) names, and grade levels they will be in. You do not have to pay online when doing online registration, you can send payment in later or drop payment off to one of the school offices. Free and reduced lunch applications can be found on the school website also. If you have any questions, please contact Jill Hohlbauch at email@example.com
We can now begin accepting Free and Reduced Lunch Applications for the 2019-2020 school year. To apply simply fill out the form attached and turn into the school to the attention of Diane Good. You can drop the form off at the High School office, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to the school at the address below. https://5il.co/8c21 - English verison https://5il.co/8c20 Spanish version Arcola CUSD #306 Attn: Diane Good 351 W. Washington St. Arcola, IL 61910
If you have already registered your student(s) you have now received an email with their homeroom teacher for next year. Once the registration process has been completed online, your student(s) teacher will be sent to you within 7 days.
Have you completed the registration process for your student(s) for the 2019-2020 school year? Please read the attached form for complete details on how to register online. https://5il.co/7xtr A few other things to note: Parents- when registering your child: - Enter their full legal name (first, middle, and last) as listed on their birth certificate - Update phone numbers and addresses so that we have the most current information - Fill out the health information fully and notify Nurse Stenger of any health issues for your student(s)
A few weeks ago, the Arcola School District announced that the school board was considering the construction of a new front entrance area for the elementary school and the remodeling of the hallways in the elementary and cafeteria area. Since that time, a district committee comprised of administrators, teachers, support staff professionals and building staff have conducted several meetings to discuss what exactly would be needed in the project if it were to move forward. The main message from all parties on the committee was: “We need new bathrooms!” For more information and to view a drawing of the proposed construction, click on http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/facility-planning
The school supply list for the 2019-2020 school year can be found in the link below. Please note that all students are required to provide their own headphones or earbuds for this upcoming school year. https://5il.co/7xw6
Online school registration for the 2019-2020 school year will open on June 10th. Please read the attached form for complete details. https://5il.co/7xtr
The Arcola School District is seeking candidates for a full-time paraprofessional for the elementary school. Person would most likely work in the preschool classroom in 2019-2020. Required qualifications include: having a love for children; being dependable; and having either a paraprofessional, teaching or substitute license. For more information on the requirements needed for obtaining a license, go to https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Educator-License-with-Stipulations.aspx. Applicants should mail or e-mail letter of interest to: Angie Gentry, Arcola School District #306, 351 W Washington, Arcola, IL 61910; email@example.com
The Arcola School District is looking for full-time custodial work this summer. Hours will be 6:30 am – 2:30 pm Monday through Friday. Employment could turn into full-time afternoon shift (3 – 11 pm) once school starts if the individuals are interested (this is not required). Please contact Ken Vogt at 217-268-4963 or firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Any 2nd - 5th grader that signed up for Youth Volleyball Camp - Camp starts today after school and runs until 5:00 PM. You may pick up your child in the Jr. High gym at 5:00 PM. School lets out a 2:00 PM on Wednesday, but we can not start camp until 3:15. We will have high school players in the gym to supervise and play with the kids from 2:00 - 3:15 so you do not have to make special arrangements to get the kids back to the school for camp. If you have any questions please call the school or email Coach Hohlbauch at email@example.com
REMINDER:Tomorrow is the last day to turn in the entry form and payment for the youth volleyball camp. https://5il.co/7jsf
Youth Athletic Camps - forms were sent home in Friday folders for a youth volleyball and a youth basketball camp. If your child would like to participate be sure and get those forms and payment turned in. Both camps are open to boys and girls.
Last week a flyer was sent home regarding a youth basketball camp for 3rd - 8th graders. This camp is being put on by both the High School girls and boys basketball teams and is open to any girl or boy in the the 3rd - 8th grade. If you did not get a form and would like one, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget to check out the volleyball fundraiser. The fundraiser is set to close on Monday April 15th. Check out the Arcola Volleyball Program fundraiser of Arcola athletic wear. You can't get to much Purple Rider gear can you? #ArcolaPride #PurpleRiders Orders can be placed online or through a volleyball player. If you order online and want one of the players to get credit for the order, be sure and include their name when asked for athlete name. The online store will close on April 15th. https://order.fancloth.com/c/482144
Scott's Law – If It's Flashing Move Over Driver Education Instructors, So far in 2019, 14 Illinois State Troopers have been hit by motorists while stopped on the side of the road, compared to eight incidents in calendar year 2018. The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois State Police are working together to ensure all teen drivers, their parents, and families have the information they need to protect those who protect us. Scott's Law, also known as the Move Over Law, was named after Lieutenant Scott Gillen of the Chicago Fire Department who was struck and killed by an intoxicated driver while assisting at a crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway. Scott's Law mandates that upon approaching any stationary vehicle with flashing emergency lights, including commercial trucks and cars, all approaching vehicles shall: • reduce speed, • change lanes if possible; and • proceed with caution.
Please feel free to share this press release for the Tim Ryan, "From Dope to Hope" event that is scheduled for April 16th. https://5il.co/72z1
Check out the Arcola Volleyball Program fundraiser of Arcola athletic wear. You can't get to much Purple Rider gear can you? #ArcolaPride #PurpleRiders Orders can be placed online or through a volleyball player. If you order online and want one of the players to get credit for the order, be sure and include their name when asked for athlete name. The online store will close on April 15th. https://order.fancloth.com/c/482144
Ms. Anderson is selling Earth Day shirts for anyone that might be interested. Orders are due by 3/29/2019.
Check out the softball fundraiser items at the link below. http://www.bodynsolesports.com/team-sales/arcola-softball
Menu change for Monday Feb 4th Cheese Quesadilla Salad Fruit milk
Attention Please parents/guardians of Arcola Elementary School Students! During the week of March 11-15, 2019, All elementary students will engage in a one-time presentation given by a school counselor to discuss prevention of abuse, body safety and assertiveness. This is a State of Illinois mandated presentation for “Erin’s Law”. Erin’s Law” requires that all public schools in each state implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program which teaches prevention of abuse, body safety and assertiveness. If you DO NOT wish for your child to participate, please return the Erin’s Law permission slip provided by your child’s teacher. These are being sent home with your child. This slip is due February 28, 2019 ONLY IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR CHILD TO PARTICIPATE. If you would like more information regarding Erin’s Law, please go to www.erinslaw.org, or call Mel Ashmore, Arcola School District Social Worker at (217) 268-4963, Option #3 and I would be glad to answer any questions for you.
Don't forget to order your Rise up Rider t-shirts. Want another t-shirt to add to your Purple Rider collection and help with a great cause that can impact our students and our community? Arcola High School Rider Nation group is selling t-shirts to help create a positive, supportive climate throughout the entire school (and community). They are $15 and you can order them easily online! Orders are due January 31st and be ready for pick up February 15th. See Ms. Chovanec or Mrs. Phillips with any questions. https://riseupriders19.itemorder.com/sale
PreK Round Up: Each year, the Arcola School District and the Department of Early Childhood offer parents the opportunity to discover how their child is developing in the areas of speech, language, concepts and motor skills. Vision and hearing screenings are also provided free of charge. This year the event will be held on March 11th and 12th at the Arcola Center. See the attached flyers for more information.
Please join us for 2 FREE events hosted by our PreK program on January 28th. The first session will be from 8:00 - 10:00AM and the second session will run from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Celebrate Calm Founder Kirk Martin, and his son, Casey, will provide parents and teachers with a dozen strategies that will eliminate defiance, disrespect, yelling, bullying, sibling fights and more that characterize our homes and classrooms. Kirk provides concrete, practical strategies that work with kids ages 2-22 in everyday situations to: • Get your kids to listen the first time. • Stop defiance, disrespect, and yelling. • Stop whining, tantrums and sibling fights. • Get kids off video games/screens without a fight. • Create stress-free mornings, homework time and bedtime. Visit http://celebratecalm.com/attend-live-events for a sneak peak of what you will experience. Arrive early for the special Q&A with Kirk (that begins 10 minutes prior to the workshop beginning).
Please be aware, the sign off of Rt. 133 will be off during the construction of the new maintenance shed. Anyone that turned in requests to have birthdays ran on the sign, those will still be ran on the Elementary sign by the circle drive.
Order now...the sale end tomorrow. Introducing the 2nd Annual High school girls basketball Purple Rider Flash sale. Please read the disclaimer on the order website for full details, but the store will close on November 30th to help ensure delivery by December 17th. https://ahsfangear2018.itemorder.com/
Act fast... sale ends Friday. Introducing the 2nd Annual High school girls basketball Purple Rider Flash sale. Please read the disclaimer on the order website for full details, but the store will close on November 30th to help ensure delivery by December 17th. https://ahsfangear2018.itemorder.com/
Revised broadcast information for Saturday's football game. Purple Rider fans, please tune into WWGO 92.1 on Saturday with the pregame starting fifteen minutes prior to kick off. The game can also be heard via myradiolink.com and on the free myradiolink app (for those who may want to listen in their car while at the game). Sorry for any confusion, but this is local radio station that will be broadcasting the game for the Purple Riders.
Get your second round playoff shirts. Orders and payment must be turned into the High School office no later than 3:00 PM Tuesday the 30th. http://5il.co/5ezo
The Arcola Class of 2020 is selling RIDER GEAR to help fund a safe, alcohol and drug free 2019 Post- Prom. Items make great Christmas gifts! Orders are due Thursday, October 25th at 3 pm. You can pick up an order form in the high school office, in elementary students Friday Folders or visit www.krisbott.com/shop. Orders will arrive prior to Christmas break. Thank you for your support!
The Purple Rider Volleyball team will be holding their annual Pink Out game tonight, in the Jr. High Gym. Come out and support your Lady Riders and check out the items we have to raffle off. All money raised will be donated to Mills Breast Cancer Institute in Champaign, IL. We would appreciate your support.
Reminders: Hispanic Heritage Night will be tomorrow night from 6 - 7:30 PM. No school on Friday!
Arcola School District is seeking candidates for the position of Evening Custodian Supervisor. This person will work from 2:30 – 11:00 pm Monday through Friday. Salary will be based on experience and qualifications but salary is expected to be around $15 an hour. Position also offers health insurance benefits; paid vacation, holidays and sick time; and IMRF Retirement program, which includes a company match. If interested, please contact Ken Vogt by e-mail email@example.com or by phone 217-268-4963.
Reminder - We have a 2:00 PM dismissal tomorrow September 26th.
Reminder: School will dismiss at 2:00 on Wednesday, September 26th for school improvement.
Don't forget to order your Purple Rider Gear.... https://stores.inksoft.com/WS3644/shop/home. The online store will close this Sunday, September 30th.
For those that did not get a copy of our early out and no school days, you can find a copy in the link below. http://5il.co/4xzz
The volleyball game vs Okaw Valley on Thursday will be held in the Jr High Gym. Go Riders!!!!
Reminder physicals and immunizations need to be completed by October 15th for all Kindergarten and 6th grade students.
Do you need some new Purple Rider Gear??? Check out what we have for sale in the link below. This mini store will close on September 30th. Orders must be placed online. https://stores.inksoft.com/WS3644/shop/home
The 2018 High School girls volleyball team will be holding their annual Pink Out Night on October 9th, during our game with Decatur LSA. Last year with the help of our generous community we were able to collect $1000 that was donated to Mill’s Breast Cancer Center in Champaign. This year we have set a goal to try and collect at least $1,000 to donate to Mill’s; we need your help! We are asking that you consider donating to our worthy cause. We would gladly accept monetary donations or something we can raffle off. If you would be interested in helping us out please contact Jill Hohlbauch by email or phone. The contact information is listed below. Any donations need to be received by October 5th. We truly appreciate your time and consideration to help with our efforts to raise money for Mill’s Breast Cancer Center. We would be happy to come pick up any donations that you might be willing to give, just let us know. Thank you! firstname.lastname@example.org
Arcola will team up with WCIA news to "Tackle Hunger". Bring in any of what they call the Super Six: Canned Meats, Canned Meals, Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Boxed Meals, or Peanut Butter. This will be another part of the Cola Wars, as Tuscola will also be collecting food during the week. The Eastern Illinois Food Bank will pick up the food and weigh it, the school with the heaviest amount will be the winner. They will also be collecting money and food at the gate the night of the game. The food/monetary donations will help "tackle hunger" in our community.
Get your 2018 Arcola Volleyball fan shirt. Deadline for orders is August 29th. Turn orders into Coach Hohlbauch or either of the school offices. These shirts could be worn for Jr. High Volleyball also. http://5il.co/4gzo
Reminder: Parent Information Night will be tomorrow, Aug. 16th at Arcola Elementary. The teachers will present information in 3 repeat sessions; you choose the time: 6:30-6:45, 6:50-7:05, or 7:10-7:25 PM. Bring children to the south playground for supervised play & popsicles.
Don't miss our Fall Sports Kickoff this Friday beginning at 6:30 PM in the Jr. High Gym. Click on the link for more information. http://5il.co/4dvd
Spanish Version of Free and Reduced Application https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/196225/spanish.pdf
Parent Information Night will be Thursday, August 16 from 6:30-7:30 PM. Staff will supervise students (and provide popsicles) on the south playground while parents meet with teachers.
2018-2019 School Registration Information: If you have not registered your child for school, you still have time. Online registration is still open. If you can not complete the registration process on your own we will have in-house registration on August 6th 7:00 - 9:00 AM and 3:00 - 7:00 PM. Please see link for more information. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/168469/2018_Arcola_CUSD__306_registration_press_release.pdf
The state released the English version of the Free & Reduced applications. The application can be found in the link below. Once the application is filled out you can drop it by the High School office, which is generally open from 8:30 - 2:30 Monday - Thursday, or mail it to the school to the attention of Diane Good. Arcola CUSD #306 Attn: Diane Good 351 W. Washington Arcola, IL 61910 We will post the Spanish version once it is released. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/182777/1819household_applications.pdf
Don't forget to register you student(s) for the 2018-2019 school year. The process is simple and can be completed at www.teacherease.com. If you do not have a parent email hooked to your student then email email@example.com with the email address to be added and the names of the kids to be link it too.
SAVE THE DATE: PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT Thursday, August 16, 6:30-7:30 PM More details to come!
Don't forget that school registration is open online. Those that register online will be emailed their homeroom teacher withing 5-7 days. Free/Reduced applications will have to be filled out on paper this year, and the state requires that to be done after July 1st. Once we have the new application we will post it online and have paper copies available.
School Registration: Online school registration for returning students will begin on Monday June 18th. Please read the letter attached for more details. http://5il.co/3lr1
The Golden Apple program is from 8:15-11:00 Monday-Thursday, no attendance on Friday’s.
Reminder: No School Monday May 7th. Enjoy your day off.
Tomorrow is the last day to turn in papers and payment for the Youth Volleyball camp that is being held May 29th - 31st. Click link for more information. http://5il.co/33nu
We DO have school on Mon, April 30th. It was originally scheduled as an unused emergency day, but we used that day in the winter.
Do you want a fun and exciting experience for your child this summer? Would you like your child to build reading, math, and social skills? The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois are hosting a summer camp for students entering first through fifth grade. Golden Apple is a program for elite college students entering into the teaching profession. The scholars will be creating hands-on activities and lessons to help your child grow intellectually and socially. The summer camp is Monday-Thursday, June 11- June 29 from 8:15 am- 11:00 am. Check out the News section of the website for links to sign up and more information.
Dear Arcola School Community, there was a rumor going around tonight about a potential school shooting tomorrow at school. The district has been working with the Arcola Police Department investigating the situation. There is no creditable information that has led to any concern about student safety tomorrow. Again, there is NO Creditable Threat. But as a precaution we will have a police presence at school tomorrow.
A cell phone has be found on our school grounds. If you think it might be yours, please contact the Elementary office and tell us the phone number of the phone and the brand to claim it.
Don't forget to turn in your Youth Volleyball Camp forms and payment by May 4th. The form is in the link below. http://5il.co/33nu
Erin's Law states that every school in the state of Illinois must do age appropriate lessons on sexual abuse prevention. If you do NOT want your child to participate please print the attached forms and have it turned in to the school by the deadline. Papers will also be coming home in Friday Folders this week. http://5il.co/352u
Today is the last day to order AES yearbooks online: www.interstate-studio.com/yearbook Code: 24964S Tuesday is the last day to submit the forms to school.
Reminder: NO SCHOOL on Fri, March 30 and Mon, April 2! Enjoy the long weekend!
REMINDER: 2 PM Dismissal TOMORROW (Wed, March 28th)!
AES Skate Night will be THIS THURSDAY from 5-8 pm at Silver Star in Mattoon; $4 Admission (includes skates!); pre-K students are free!
Reminder: Elementary Spring Pictures will be tomorrow (March 22).
Reminder: Team Challenge Night is TONIGHT, 5:30-7:30 PM. Check in at the cafeteria. Pizza provided for those that returned the RSVP. If you did not RSVP for pizza, you can still come for activities.
REMINDER: Team Challenge Night is next week (March 1st). Please RSVP for pizza by tomorrow! The forms went home in Friday Folders. We hope to see lots of families!
Reminder: 2 PM Dismissal TODAY!
Reminder: School will dismiss at 11:30 this Friday for a teacher institute day.
Don't forget to download the new school App from iTunes or the Google Play store. Search for Arcola, IL. #GOLIVEFRIDAY
Check out our new Twitter account @ArcolaElem.