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District Weekly New May 6

This Week in Valley View

News and Notes from Around the District 

May 6, 2022

 

VVSD Staff Spotlight- Elizabeth Mazur RN, School Nurse, Independence Elementary

Elizabeth Mazur

Next week is National Nurses Week that honors all those who answer the call to care for their community and their patients.  More specifically, Wed. May 11 is National School Nurse Day that honors those who serve in school settings.

In VVSD, we are fortunate to have such a caring and professional school nurse staff.  In celebration of our school nurses, we spotlight Elizabeth Mazur, RN, Independence Elementary School Nurse.  She started her nursing career in orthopedics, but did some substitute school nursing and realized how rewarding it is to serve students.

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USMC Cpl. Matthew Breen’s Surprise Homecoming Visit to His Sister at Wood View

Cpl Matthew Breen Homecoming

Prior to Monday, the last time Wood View 5th grader Emma Breen saw her brother Matthew, Emma was Wood View 3rd grader Emma Breen.  Specifically, the last time Matthew and Emma saw each other in-person was February 2020.

Think for just a moment about how much our world has changed since those pre-pandemic days.  Matthew is serving our country in the United State Marine Corps mostly stationed in Asia.  So, in addition to the COVID restrictions of the US military, he has also been subject to the restrictions on travel put into place by the host countries.  In the case of many of the Asian countries, those restrictions have been among the most comprehensive in the world.

Matthew came to Wood View Elementary to surprise his sister and it took Emma a moment before she realized her brother was standing at the front of the classroom.  After the reunion, Wood View students and staff lined the hallways to show their appreciation to Cpl. Breen for his service to our country.

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VVSD Student Registration for 2022-23 School Year Opens Fri. May 13

VVSD Online Registration

Online registration for the 2022-23 school year begins Friday, May 13.  Registration is convenient using your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account.

 

  1. Log into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal at www.vvsd.org/portal.
    (To activate a new account, select "New User?" and enter your activation key code.  If you have issues activating your account, please contact the school.) 
  2. From the Menu bar to the left of your screen, click “More.”
  3. Select “Online Registration” then click  “Begin Registration.”
  4. Enter your full name to verify, then click “Submit.”
  5. Complete each section listed below.
    (Click “Save” throughout the process to save a draft. Before submitting your application, save a copy by selecting the Application Summary PDF.)
  6. Once all sections are complete, click “Submit.”

 

Paid Student Transportation for the 2022-23 School Year

The application period for paid student transportation for the 2022-23 school year will open Tue. July 5 and will close Fri. July 29. Seating is limited on a first come, first served basis and paid transportation students may be removed from routes due to changes in capacity limits. Pro-rated Paid Transportation will not be available this year.

Upon notification of acceptance for paid student transportation Visa, MasterCard or Discover card payments for full year or first semester can be accepted over the phone at 815-886-6686 between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday.

Paid student transportation rates are as follows:

One student- $575 full year ($287.50 per semester - 2nd semester payment due no later than Jan. 6, 2023.  

Two or more students $1150 in full ($575 per semester - 2nd semester payment due no later than Jan. 6, 2023.  

Paid student transportation for the 2022-23 school year will re-open Sept. 6, 2022 pending availability.

 

VVEEF Nine and Dine Thu. June 9 at Bolingbrook Golf Club

VVEEF Nine and Dine

 

The Valley View Educational Enrichment Foundation Nine and Dine Golf Outing is fast approaching, and you are invited to participate for an afternoon of golf for a great cause- supporting additional programs for our VVSD learners.  Past attendees know Nine and Dine is one of the most fun events of the year. You can help us support the staff and students of VVSD on Thu. June 9 at Bolingbrook Golf Club.  The shotgun start for the nine hole scramble is at 2 pm, with dinner and awards to follow.  A DJ, raffles, and on-course games and contests will all be part of the fun.  Spots fill up fast, so register early to secure your spot or your foursome.  There are dinner only and sponsorship opportunities available as well.  Follow the link below for registration and additional details.  

https://VVEEFGolf2022.givesmart.com

 

Kudos for Noteworthy Achievements

Bolingbrook HS junior Tejas Patnaik has qualified to compete in the Robotics World Championship May 3-7 in Dallas. Tejas qualified for the World Championship based on his performance in the Illinois state competitions held in February and March.  Tejas also recently earned the Presidential Service Gold Medal for community service.  That award requires 100 or more documented community service hours for persons age 11-15, and 250 or more documented community service hours for persons age 16-25.

Romeoville HS senior Tiara Green one of only 12 nominees for Best Actress in the Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards for 2021-22. Tiara is nominated for her role as Anya in the Romeoville HS spring musical production of “Anastasia”. Tiara will also be performing and auditioning for the national theater program, The Jimmy Awards, and she will be working with the touring company of “Wicked” during the performance on May 23.  

Seen Around Valley View This Week

Sharks at Irene KingStudent at Skoff ElementaryBolingbrook HS Latin Fever

Left- Irene King Elementary School 5th graders in Fred Felix’ class studied Spiny Dogfish Sharks and presented their knowledge to their younger schoolmates, along with a chance to see preserved examples of the sharks.

Center- The Skoff Elementary Library is a very relaxing place to be.

Right- Bolingbrook HS hosted the inaugural Latin Fever Dance Event.  Students said that they loved the food, music and opportunity to enjoy cultural dances they typically only get to do during weddings and quinceañeras.



Quick Notes- The next regular meeting of the Valley View School District Board of Education is on Monday, May 9, at John J. Lukancic Middle School, 725 W. Normantown Rd, Romeoville IL.  The meeting will be called to order at 6:30 pm, at which time the Board will vote to move to Closed Session. The Public Session of the meeting will begin no earlier than 7 pm. In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, the Agenda for the meeting will be posted no later than 48 hours prior to the start of the meeting.  Click here to view the Agenda  The Meeting is available via live stream on the VVSD YouTube Channel, VVSD365U




Upcoming Important School Calendar Dates

Wed. May 18          Early Release (Elem 2:15, MS 1:20, HS 12:43)

Thu. May 19           Romeoville HS Graduation 6:30 pm

Fri. May 20             Bolingbrook HS Graduation 6:30 pm

Fri. May 27             Last Day of School (If no emergency days are used)




Events for the Coming Week

Thu. May 5         Romeoville HS VVSD Middle School STEMCathlon 4 pm

                           Humphrey MS Band Concert 7 pm

Fri. May 6           Wood View Elementary Student Council Dance 6 pm

Tue. May 10       Brooks MS Band Concert 7 pm

Wed. May 11      Humphrey MS Choir Concert 7 pm

Thu. May 12       Lukancic MS VVSD Elementary School Battle of the Books 6 pm

Fri. May 13         STEP Students vs. Staff Basketball Game 10 am

                           Ward Elementary PTO Family Movie Night 7 pm



News from Our Community Partners

 

Bolingbrook Park District

Bolingbrook Park District residents and Valley View School District students are now able to register for the REACH All-Day Care program.  All of the information and how to register is located at the following: http://www.bolingbrookparks.org/en/programs/reach-extended-school-care/

Fountaindale Public Library

The library has compiled a variety of resources for VVSD students, parents and teachers to use this school year. Whether you're looking for homework help, a new book to read or exciting technology to learn, you can use your Student Success library card to access all that Fountaindale has to offer! Please visit https://www.fountaindale.org/ for details.

West Suburban Community Pantry

West Suburban Community Pantry’s Virtual Food Pantry makes it easy for people facing tough times to order free groceries online so they can make ends meet. You can place your order anytime from a phone or computer with internet access. There are no crowds and no reason to feel rushed. Shop when you want by simply choosing your no-cost groceries and a convenient pickup time and place. Just be sure to place your order a couple of days before you need food. The Virtual Food Pantry is a quick and private way to get a little help with groceries so you can get back on your feet. Start shopping today at VirtualFoodPantry.net. 

Romeoville Community Pantry

The Romeoville Community Pantry has updated their procedures and days of operation due to social distancing regulations. Instead of being a “choice pantry,” food is distributed in boxes in a drive-thru style. Clients remain in their cars and check in through the window glass as workers place food into their trunks. The pantry WILL be open the first four Saturdays of the month 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Please check the Romeoville Community Facebook page for any further updates http://www.facebook.co/romeovilleconnunitypantry/  

Northern Illinois Food Bank

The Northern Illinois Food Bank is conducting mobile food banks and micro pantries in the vicinity in the near future. Please bring bags or boxes. Micro Pantries are designed to allow anonymous food pick-up for those in need and a drop-off point for those who wish to help. Micro pantries are accessible 24 hours a day. To find a Micro Pantry near you visit: http://arcg.is/04LijC  

Will County MAPP Food Micro Pantries

Will County Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships conducts micro and mobile food pantries throughout Will County.  Click here for more details and a map of locations.


That’s All for This Week!