Our painted lady caterpillars have arrived. While they are babies today (only 1 cm long), they will grow very, very quickly. Over the next ten days, we will watch them quadruple in size, move around, eat, and molt before spinning themselves into a chrysalis. Check back soon for updated photos.
To the Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of School District 25 Elementary Student(s):
It is your responsibility to monitor your student(s) lunch account balance(s) using an on-line account at www.mymealtime.com . The ID number needed to add each student to your account is the same number students use as a “server password” to log on to school computers. There is no cost for setting up an account. Only if you decide to pay on line is there a fee. You are always welcome to send in checks to your child’s school to add funds to your child’s lunch account.
If you have any questions about how to set up an account, please refer to the district website at www.sd25.org, select departments and then food service. On the food service home page select pre payment options. If you need additional assistance please call the Food Service office at 847-758-4883.
Starting April 16th the District will be using an automated phone message to let you know when your child’s account is negative more than $2.65. Calls will be made between 8:00 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. Once your child has a negative account balance in excess of $7.95, they will be called to the office and given an alternate meal**. When adding money to your child’s account online there is a twenty-four (24) hour delay in the money showing up in the account. You must print your confirmation letter or send a check with your child to school to avoid the alternative lunch. Alternative lunches are the same price as the regular lunch and will meet nutritional guidelines.
If your family is experiencing financial difficulty, please complete an application to see if you would qualify for free or reduced price meals. Applications are available on the District 25 website or from the office at your child’s school.
Coletta Hines Newell
Director of Food Services
** The alternative lunch will meet lunch requirements and have the following
Juice cup or other fruit
Carrots or other vegetable
Shelve stable milk
Our last science unit of second grade will focus on life cycles. Last week, we began nurturing our pea plants. Today, we used our observational skills to note the changes since we planted them just three days ago. We were able to identify the seed coat, embryo, food storage, first roots, and even a stem! We cannot wait for our peas to sprout so we can pluck them and eat them. Next week, we will transfer each sprout to its own container so we can perform experiments on these lucky plants.
As the next step in our measurement unit, we are now studying capacity. Today we explored both the metric and U.S. Customary units used to measure how much space something fills. We enjoyed exploring common equivalencies as well as how the shape and size of a container can deceive us. Ask us how our GallonBots help us remember everything we learned!
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