Mrs. Monahan's Newsletter 10-14
Mrs. Monahan's Newsletter 9-23-19
On Thursday, September 19th the 2nd grade classes took a field trip to the LaSalle County Soil and Water Conservation Districts Environmental Activity Day at Shabbona Park. Conservation and environmental professionals covered topics in conservation, wildlife, agriculture, and the environment. Students were in groups and rotated through the hands on centers. The day was very warm but fun was had by all!
Four 8th grade students spent the day on Friday at Joliet Junior college. Samuel C., Mohammad A., Sophia F., and Chrissy A. spent the first day of a two-day competition learning all about hydraulic and pneumatic power. Representatives from Caterpillar lead the instruction, demonstrating how to use the tools, before they set the students free to learn by doing. Students built hydraulic lift and rotating machines in order to practice for their competition build in November. Those four students will spend the next two months planning and building prototype machines to complete the task of moving a wooden dowel with only fluid power. Good luck tackling this challenge, team!
The 6th grade girls B team will play first tonight at Marseilles. Game will start at 5:00. A team will follow.
The kindergarten students had a great time at Heap’s Giant Pumpkin Farm! Students learned about the life cycle of a pumpkin and were introduced to a variety of pumpkins and squash grown on the farm. We took a hayrack ride out to the pumpkin patch where the children were able to walk around and see the vines, leaves, flowers, and pumpkins. The students enjoyed seeing the chickens, goats, sheep, donkey, and calf that live on the farm. Playing in Milo’s Castle, climbing on the hay bales, and crawling through the corn bins were some highlights of the trip. Each student was able to choose a pumpkin to bring home too. The students had a wonderful day of fun, learning, and exploration!
3rd grade playing Rock, Paper, Scissors Football. - One player from one team starts in the middle on both sides of the football. - Players alternate running, one at a time, toward a running member of the opposite team. - Players stop in front of each other and play rock paper scissors, whichever player wins keeps running forward, the player that does not win runs back toward his/her line. If the player with the ball loses, they drop the ball and the other person picks it up. - As soon as one player loses at rock paper scissors, the next person in their line may run to meet the person who won. - The goal is to cross the goal line.
The B baseball game @ Seneca tonight has been cancelled. The A baseball game @ Streator is STILL ON and will start at 4:30.
Baseball Update: - The "A" baseball game tonight (8/27) will start at 5:00. - The game vs. Saratoga has been rescheduled for Thursday 8/29 at 4:30.
Athletic Update: The A and B baseball games for tonight have been cancelled. The rescheduled date is TBD. The B softball game vs. Wilmington has also been cancelled. This game will not be rescheduled.
The baseball game for tonight has been cancelled. The make up date is TBD. There will be no practice.
The softball game tonight is CANCELLED. Both games will be made up tomorrow (8/21) and start at 3:30. B team @ MVK and A team @ Home.
Kindergarten Parents are invited to the Kindergarten Parent only Meeting tonight beginning at 5:30. Enter at the main entrance and we will begin in the North Gym. See you tonight!
First day for K-8 students is Wed August 21st. This is a half day for students, with dismissal at North Campus at 11:25 and South at 11:35. Thurs August 22nd is a full day for students. North Campus will dismiss now at 2:50 and South remains 2:56 Let's make it a great year!
The start of school will soon be here! Back to School Open House will be Tuesday August 20, 2019. North Campus will be from 5-6 and South 6-7 Come to drop off supplies, meet your teachers and enjoy some ice cream
Baseball tryouts will start Monday 8/5 from 11:30 - 1:30 at the SGS baseball field. Please have all paperwork submitted in order to participate. If you have any questions please contact the Athletic Director, Mr. Holman, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!
Reminder that softball tryouts will be tomorrow at 8:30 at South Campus. There will still be practice if it rains. Please have athletes bring tennis shoes.
Cross Country practice will begin on Friday, August 9th @ 7:30 AM (not August 5th like originally planned). Please make sure all paperwork is up to date in order to participate. Any athletes wanting to join should show up on the 9th. New/updated schedules will be handed out.
Softball tryouts/practices will be held the week of July 29th from 8:30-10:30 at the South Campus field. Please remember, all paperwork must be up to date in order to participate. If you have any questions please contact the Athletic Director, Mr. Holman, at email@example.com.
The 2019 softball, baseball, and cross country seasons are coming quickly. Current physicals and necessary paperwork must be on file in order to participate. Please remember that all schedules can be found on the following website - https://il.8to18.com/Seneca170 If there are any questions you can contact the district office, coach(es), or athletic director (Mr. Holman).
SGS Gratitude Garden is planted by SGS sixth graders. Yellow ribbon of marigolds to say, “We Remember and Thank You” to all who serve our country and our community. Red, White and Blue flowers also honor military (past and present), First Responders, Seneca Food Pantry and all community members who serve to make our community a great place to live.
On Thursday, May 9, the first grade took a trip to Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington. We had an awesome day! The kids enjoyed seeing the crocodiles, monkeys, and especially the sea otters. In groups, the students observed which animals were endangered and why. They also really enjoyed spending time in the rainforest building and seeing the giant python! Thank you to the chaperones who went with us to help make it a successful day!
The Track Meet tonight has been cancelled.
Track athletes are off to a great start this season. We have already had two school records broken! Anna Bruno set the record in long jump with a jump of 15'9.5" and Teagan Johnson set the record in pole vault with a jump of 8'1".
The 2019 track spirit wear is available! Orders can be placed online until March 14th. Regular spirit wear available as well. Follow this link to browse and place your order! https://d1qp7h00tpj2kq.cloudfront.net/v3/flyer/467/46766/4676628/37112d/4676628-flyer.pdf
Due to anticipated icy conditions tomorrow morning, Seneca Grade School will use a 2-hour delayed start for Wednesday, February 6th. Doors will open at 8:30, breakfast will be available at 9:30 and classes will begin at 10:00 .
Hope everyone is keeping warm! Here is the lunch menu for tomorrow Italian Chicken Wrap Cheese Slice Shredded Lettuce/Tomato Pineapple Rice Krispie Treat Milk
Due to the extreme weather conditions, Seneca Grade School will be closed Wednesday, January 30th and Thursday, January 31st. Be safe and stay warm!!
Due to blowing snow and poor road conditions, Seneca Grade School will be closed today, Monday January 28th.
Due to ice and poor road conditions Seneca Grade School and Seneca High School will not be in session today, January 23rd.
Due to the rain/ice and road conditions, North and South Campus will be dismissing at 12:00pm
Just a reminder for North Campus drop-off, there is no parking in the drop off zone. If you need to get out of your car, please park in a parking space along the building. We appreciate everyone’s help with this for the safety of all students.
Looking forward to seeing everyone back to school on Monday January 7th!
Seneca Grade School will dismiss one hour early on Friday December 21st. North Campus will dismiss at 1:45 and South at 1:56. There is both AM and PM Preschool tomorrow. This will begin Winter Break. School will resume on Monday January 7th.
First Grade spreads the Christmas cheer by caroling throughout the building. https://youtu.be/AIpYRRmiq_E
The South Campus Winter Concert begins tonight @ 7pm. Last night was a packed house. Come early.
Don't forget... The K-4 Winter Concert is tonight @ 6:30!
Congratulations to the 8th grade girls basketball team on a great season! Their season came to an end in the regional championship on Friday night with a 42-30 loss to Oglesby Washington.
8th grade volleyball tryouts will start on Monday, December 3rd @ 3:15 @ North Campus.
Due to the weather conditions, school has been canceled for today, November 26th. Be safe out there!!
North Campus will have their annual Halloween Parade at 11:00 AM on Wednesday October 31st. We will leave from the main entrance, head north on Oak Street to Union then down to Route 170, coming back to the building on New Street. Everyone is welcome to come to see the parade!
Reminder... Email will be down this afternoon. If you need to contact the school please call 815.357.8744.
Hello Everyone. Our email servers will be down on 10/25 beginning @ 12pm. If you need to contact us please call the office. 815.357.8744
Don't forget about the Beginning Band Concert tomorrow night, 10/23. It starts at 7pm!
Welcome back SGS Students. Let's have a great year!
Congrats to B Team Baseball on their win last night. Go Raiders!
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