Kindergarten Round Up
April 10th: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
April 11th: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Your child must be 5 on or before September 1, 2017
Please bring the following:
- Child’s original birth certificate
- Physical examination w/current immunization records (due by August 1st)
- Three proofs of residency (see below) The parent’s name and address must appear on the documents and they must be current (under 60 days old)
CATEGORY I (one document required)
Real Estate Tax Bill
Signed and Dated Lease
Closing Papers/Proof of Closing Date
CATEGORY II (two documents required)
Driver’s License or State ID
Gas, Electric or Water Bill
Home or Apartment Insurance Papers
Registration will be accepted until June 16th
After June 16th Registration will ONLY
be Accepted on the Following Days:
July 12th (12-5 pm)
July 19th (12-5 pm)
July 26th (12-5 pm)
Registration is taken Only by Mrs. Mildice
Please Call for an Appointment
No student will be officially registered unless an original birth certificate and all necessary residency information is complete. The fee for 2017-2018 is $170.00. If you have any questions, please call the school office at (815) 838-0408 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Registration for 2017-18 Returning Students
Begins April 3rd
April 3rd – Registration Packets for Returning Students Sent Home
By May 31st– Proof of Residency Provided for ALL Returning Students
By May 31st– REQUIRED $20 Minimum Deposit Made for ALL Returning Students
**Pay 2017-18 Registration Fees in FULL by May 31st Receive $10 OFF Registration Fees**
Registration for Returning Students will be Accepted: April 4th – June 16th
After June 16th Registration for New Students & Returning will Only be Accepted on the Following Days:
July 12th (12- 5 pm)
July 19th (12- 5 pm)
July 26th (12- 5 pm)
New Student Registration are Taken Only by Mrs. Mildice
Please Call for an Appointment
ALL RETURNING STUDENTS MUST BE ENROLLED & FEES PAID BY AUGUST 1st
Taft School 4th Quarter
K-8 Recognition Assembly
Thursday, June 1st, 2017
Order of Events:
Pledge of Allegiance/Star Spangled Banner
Beginning Band Performance
Grade 3-8 A/AB Honor Roll
B.U.G. Award (Bringing Up Grades)
State Science Fair
Parents and extended family members are most welcome to attend!
4/25 A- All About Reading Day *Read is the focus of the day/share our favorite book
4/26 B- Backwards Day *Wear clothes backwards and do a backwards routine
4/27 C- Camouflage Day *Wear camouflage clothes
4/28 D- Do You Know Historical Figures Day *Visit the 3rd grade wax museum
5/1 E- Express Our Thanks To Those Who Help Us *Show appreciation to school/classoom helpers/PTA
5/2 F- Flip Flop Day *Wear Flip Flops
5/3 G- Game Day *Play learning games
5/4 H- Hawaiian Day *Dress Hawaiian
5/5 I- Inside Out Day *Wear clothing inside out
5/8 J- Just Day *Dance throughout the day
5/9 K- Kinesthetic Day *Hands on learning
5/10 L- Lockport Day *Wear maroon & gold- dicuss local history/news
5/11 M- Mismatch Day *Wear mismatched clothes
5/12 N- No Homework Day *No homework assigned
5/15 O- Outside Day *Enjoy an outside reading activity
5/16 P- Playground Day *Celebrate the playground-enjoy an extra recess
5/17 Q- Quest For Knowledge Day *Write/illustrate what you hope to learn in the next grade
5/18 R- Relay Race Day *Participate in a a relay race
5/19 S- Sock & Sandal Day *Wear your favorite socks and/or sandals
5/22 T- Taft Is Totally Tops Day! *Wear blue & gold or a Taft shirt
5/23 U- Ulitimate Spelling Challenge Day *Participate in or observe the 3rd – 5th grade spelling bee
5/24 V- Visit Another Classroom Day *Visit another classroom
5/25 W- Where's Your Local Library Day *Learn about Lockport Library's Summer Reading-"Read By Design"
5/26 X- X-tremly Fun Field Day *Enjoy field day
5/31 Y- Your Health Is Important: Take A Walk Day *Take a walk with your classmates
6/1 Z- Zip Out Of School Day *Enjoy the summer!!
Important Dates Coming Up
Friday, May 26th – Field Day
Monday, May 29th – NO SCHOOL/Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 30th – NO SCHOOL/Institute Day
Wednesday, May 31st – Graduation
Thursday, June 1st – Last Day of School
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A BOARD MEMEBER??
IF SO–PLEASE SEE REQUIREMENTS BELOW.
TAFT SCHOOL DISTRICT 90
Board of Education
Tony Peloso, President Julie Chesser, Member
Christine Jelinek, Vice President Tim Jensen, Member
Sheri Skowron, Secretary Kim Panozzo, Member
Joseph Ryan, Member
Dr. Pamela Kibbons, Superintendent
April 28, 2017
Dear Taft Community Member,
Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Taft School District 90 Board of Education. As a result of the Tuesday, April 4, 2017 election, Taft School District 90 is accepting applications to fill three vacancies on the Board of Education. The individuals selected to serve on the Taft School District Board will be from the date of their appointment (anticipated June 2017) to April 2019.
The mission of Taft School District 90, in conjunction with students, staff, parents and community, is to provide a safe and respectful learning environment, and to build strong citizens committed to achieving academic excellence.
Requirements to serve as a board member include:
- Be a United States citizen
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be a resident of Illinois and the District for at least one year immediately preceding appointment
Be a registered voter
The following make an individual ineligible for board membership:
- child sex offender
- holding another incompatible office
a prohibited interest in any contract with the District
To be considered for appointment to the Board, the following must be submitted no later than Monday, May 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM to the District Office, Taft School, 1650 S. Washington Street, Lockport, IL 60441. All packets must be collated in the following order, binding, clipping or stapling is not necessary:
- A cover letter of interest addressed to Mr. Tony Peloso, Board President
- A completed application form
- A signed Board of Education Candidate Sign-off Form
Any other supporting documents, resume, etc.
- Application procedure
BOE Policy 2:20 Powers and Duties of the School Board
BOE Policy 2:100 Board Member Conflict of Interest
BOE Policy 2:105 Ethics and Gift Ban
BOE Policy 2:120 Board Member Development
Mandated Board Member Training
Board of Education Candidate Sign-off Form
Time-line for Selection
Application packets may be obtained at the Taft School District 90 Office located at Taft School, 1605 S. Washington Street, Lockport, Illinois beginning Monday, May 1, 2017 during regular business hours of Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Completed applications will be accepted at the District Office through Monday, May 15, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
Applications should be addressed to Mr. Tony Peloso, Board President.
Pamela M. Kibbons, PhD
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING SCHEDULE 2017
The following is a list of the Board of Education meetings scheduled for 2017. All Board meetings are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. and will be held in the Taft Library unless otherwise specified. Public comment is available at the meetings listed below:
Thursday: January 19, 2017
Wednesday: February 15, 2017
Thursday: March 16, 2016
Thursday: April 27 2017
Thursday: April 27, 2017**
Thursday: May 18, 2017
Wednesday: June 14, 2017
Thursday: July 20, 2017
Thursday: August 10, 2017*
Thursday: September 21, 2017
Thursday: October 19, 2017
Wednesday: November 15, 2017
Wednesday: December 20, 2017
* The August 2017 meeting will take place a week earlier that usual to accommodate the 30 day budget on display requirement.
** Reorganization of Board of Education meeting at 6:30 p.m.
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TO RECEIVE MESSAGES ABOUT TAFT FROM SCHOOL MESSENGER:
The Mission of Taft District 90, in conjunction with students, staff, parents, and community, is to provide a safe and respectful learning environment, and to build strong citizens committed to achieving academic excellence.
Taft School believes in providing students with a safe and secure environment that is clean and conducive to students’ learning; in providing students with the essential tools to empower them to be life-long learners; and education is a collaborative effort among students, families, teachers, staff, community, and administration.