General Announcements

"You were made to be AWESOME!

Mark your calendars ~ Kindergarten Registration is March 14 at 9:00 am.  Children reaching the age of 5 on or before September 1, 2017, will be eligible for enrollment for the 2017/2018 school year.   On this day you will need to bring your:

  • * Incoming Towanda Bulldog

  • * Proof of residency 

  •         -ONE of the following:  Real Estate tax bill, signed lease, mortgage document/payment book, Section 8 letter,          military housing letter, residency attestation

  •          -TWO of the following:   Bills (gas, electric, water/sewer, phone bill (not cell), cable, vehicle registration, public aid card, Medicaid card, food stamp card, credit card statement, paycheck stub, city sticker receipt, driver's license.

  • * Certified birth certificate (not keepsake certificate) 

  • *  Vaccinations/Dental forms (if you have already had your appointments)  Physicals/vaccinations- MUST be turned in before the first day of school. 

  • Dental form may be turned in anytime before April 2018.



Did you know you can earn money for the school by shopping at your favorite retailers and eating at your favorite restaurants? The SCRIP program allows you to support our school through your everyday purchases.  Towanda Elementary PTO will earn a percentage of each purchase. 

Example:  This month you plan to shop at Kohl’s, will make at least one trip to the grocery store, plan on eating out 3-4 times and need to buy a couple birthday gifts.  You can buy gift cards through SCRIP for all these items and earn money for the school at the same time.

            Kohl’s                $100     earns   4%          $ 4.00  

            Meijer                $100      earns   3%          $ 3.00

            Chili’s                 $ 25      earns  11%         $ 2.75

            Bob Evans          $20       earns  10%        $ 2.00

            B & N                  $ 50     earns   9%         $ 4.50

                                      $295                              $16.25

By planning ahead for purchases you were already going to make, you earned $16.25 for the school.

Thanks for supporting Towanda Elementary through your SCRIP purchases! The order form is attached to this email. No Printer? No problem! Just write your order on a piece of paper and send your check along with it to school.


The March SCRIP order forms are due by

                 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14th. Cards will go home by March 17th

 Click here for the order form! 

It's Report Card Time! 

Report cards will be available on-line

Friday, March 3 at 4:00 pm.

Please see the link below for instructions to

access report cards on Skyward.

 Report Card Access

Any Amazon shoppers out there? Use the following link and a portion of your purchase will go to the PTO to support your Towanda Bulldog. Thanks!




Volunteer Renewal 

If you have volunteered in Unit 5 in the past, click on this link: Volunteer Renewal (link below)


If this is your first time signing up to volunteer, please email Mrs. Pals and she will email you a link. 

New Lunch Times for 2016-17

We have adjusted our lunch/recess times slightly to accommodate the earlier start time for elementary schools.  Please keep this in mind when visiting your student(s) for lunch/recess.

K-2  11:10-11:35

3-5   11:35-12:00





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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