Adam Zbrozek
Melanie Aslinger
600 Grandview Dr.
Normal, IL 61761
Office: 309.557.4414
Attendance:  309.557.4463

Past Newsletters

  • Hawk Happenings  
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  • Service Dog Coming to Hoose:

    Hello Hoose Families.  Hoose is lucky to have a new member of our student body joining us on April 14th.  This letter is to inform you that there will be a service dog in our school assisting one of our students.  This student and the service dog will/may, at times, be a part of your child’s class.

    This service dog, Rooney, is a highly trained companion for our student and is able to assist in many of the routine activities which may pose some challenges for this student. The child’s right to have a service dog is protected under Human Rights legislation and follows Unit 5 Board Policy.

    All the teachers in the school will be given instruction on how their students should behave around the service dog. The students will be informed that while the service dog is wearing his red vest at the school, he is a working service dog and should not be treated as a pet.

    This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to see how a service animal can positively affect the student with whom he has been matched. If you have any specific concerns regarding the presence of the service dog in your child’s class, please contact me at the school.

    Thank you for your understanding and support.
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  • Invest in Your Child's Future

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    Unit 5 has been involved with Vision 20/20, which is a student centered vision for the future of education in Illinois.  It focuses on four policy priorities:  highly effective educators, 21st century learning, shared accountability, and equitable and adequate funding.  To learn more about Vision 20/20, CLICK HERE. 
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  • Hoose Hawk Hustle Scholarship
    The Hoose Hawk Hustle will be hosting a scholarship for graduating seniors!  Read more below for information: 

    Requirements:  Applicant must be a former Colene Hoose Elementary School student who is a graduating senior from a Unit 5 High School.  He/she must be admitted to a college/community college/vocational school in Illinois the fall semester following graduation.

    Applications are due April 15, 2015, and are available in high school guidance offices or HERE.
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  • Lego
    Winter Reading Program
    Our theme this year is “Reading Makes Everything Awesome!”  The program runs from Feb 1st - Mar 20th.  Students should read, or have read to them, a total of 600 minutes during this time (or about 20 minutes of recreational reading 5 nights a week for 6 weeks, with an extra “catch up” week included).  Here are some more resources:
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  • 5Essentials Survey
    The 5Essentials Survey is now open!  This survey is designed to help us with improving our school.  Please take a few minutes to complete it for us.  The survey window will close on March 13, 2015.  Thank you, in advance, for your help. 

    Parents can access the survey at the following site:

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  • Kindergarten Registration!
    Date:  Tuesday, March 17, 2015
    Age Requirements:  Children reaching the age of five (5) on or before September 1, 2015, will be eligible for enrollment in kindergarten.
    Location:  Children will be registered at the school they will attend, unless otherwise noted. Parents should plan to bring their incoming kindergarten student with them for registration activities.
    Benjamin - 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Hudson – 4 p.m.
    Carlock – 1:30 p.m. Northpoint – 9 a.m. or 4 p.m.
    Cedar Ridge - 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Oakdale – 9:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.
    Fairview – 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Parkside – 4 p.m.
    Fox Creek – 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Pepper Ridge – 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
    Glenn – 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Prairieland – 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
    Grove – 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Sugar Creek – 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
    Colene Hoose – 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Towanda – 1:30 p.m.

    Open Attendance:  Students living in an open attendance area will register at 11 a.m. at the Unit 5 District Office, 1809 W. Hovey in Normal.

    Half day or Full Day Kindergarten:  Unit 5 Kindergarten is a full-day instruction program. Parents who believe their child isn’t ready for a full-day experience may elect to send their child for half a day.

    Birth Certificates:  A CERTIFIED birth certificate must be presented on registration day or the first day of school. The souvenir hospital certificate with the footprints will not be accepted.

    Immunizations and Health Exams:  Students entering kindergarten MUST turn in a current physical exam and all immunizations by the first day of school or they will not be allowed to attend classes. Parents are encouraged to turn in this information at registration.
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