6:30 PM - 11:59 PM Board of Education Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Parent-Teacher Advisory Committee Meeting
Day Treatment staff, students and multiple generations of their families gathered before Thanksgiving for a festive lunch and celebration of grandparents.
November 5th was a beautiful day for a community walk for a purpose; the Mayor's First Annual Addiction Awareness Walk. The walk brought Trewyn PTO members and Trewyn Teens Supporting Community Success (TECS) representatives to the Peoria Riverfront to learn from the Mayor and addiction awareness speakers. TECS not only joined others in support of avoiding substance abuse and addiction, but helped to encourage Trewyn K-6 School students and families to attend.
Trewyn Teens Empowering Community Success (TECS) are preparing Trewyn for the Mayor's First Annual Walk Against Addiction on Saturday, November 5. TECS students gathered recently to create posters for the school and plan their involvement in the event. Serving as volunteers or participants, the teens plan to wear their TECS shirt to demonstrate their commitment to remain substance free lifelong from alcohol, smoking or drug use. TECS will be attending a January 14-15 2017 Mid Year conference for the Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute (CGTI) at Illinois State University.
Twenty-five members of the Trewyn Riding Tigers and interested Trewyn students visited the Central Illinois Riding Therapy (CIRT) facility in East Peoria. CIRT leadership, Ms. Jenna and Ms. Kathy, led the tour, introduced youth riders and their horses, and taught horse knowledge. This is the third trip by Riding Tigers to CIRT, which has helped inspire and support interest in physical therapy, medicine, equine and large animal veterinary careers.
Trewyn Tiger Pack PTO met in the Trewyn K-6 School library to attend the October 28 Parent Engagement Workshop provided by Mrs. Vera Lee Smith of Peoria Public Schools and led by Mr. Bob Hoffman. PTO Co-Chair and new Trewyn Family Liaison Facilitator, Ms. Niki Hill, and PTO CoChair Ms. Anna Zollicoffer engaged and encouraged Trewyn Tiger Pack PTO to continue to reach out to include and inform Trewyn parents and family members of events and activities at school and ways all can become involved in creating positive and productive educational experiences for their Trewyn students. Attendees were thrilled with the presentation by Mr. Hoffman and created a "to do" list for the future!
On Friday, October 28, Washington Community High School students and staff members visited Trewyn K-6 School to pass out candy bags to Trewyn students as part of their IMPACT committee. IMPACT is an acronym for Inspire, Motivate, Pride, Achieve, Commit and Trust. Students have been working with another grade school in Washington to support this candy drive for our students for Halloween. This opportunity was coordinated in Washington by Nick Pacelli, Special Education department director. Students and staff visited Trewyn classrooms to pass out candy bags and interact with Trewyn students. Trewyn students volunteer in our community, but this was a really awesome opportunity for our Trewyn students to see other students like themselves giving back
On Tuesday, November 8, Peoria county voters will consider whether to support The Peoria County School Facilities Sales Tax. If approved by voters, the ½% sales tax would generate $9 million annually to be shared among all Peoria County public school districts, based on enrollment. The Peoria Public Schools would receive approximately $4.2 million annually. The revenue is to be used specifically for school building improvements. The Peoria Public Schools building and grounds staff has assessed the needs of each building in the District. Here is the plan for Trewyn K-6 School.
55 Trewyn K-6 School students excelled with Perfect Attendance for the first grading period! Mrs. Peavler, school counselor, hosted a special breakfast for each student and a family member. Parents and grandparents were glad for the opportunity to share a special morning with their students. Thanks to Trewyn staff members Mrs. Stacy Burns, Mrs. DeFrance, Ms Oltmann, and Ms Wilson for helping with the breakfast.
University of Illinois Extension 4H and Bradley University nutrition and dietetics student-volunteers join forces for the Trewyn K-6 4H Chef Tiger Cooking Club. This year over 65 students attended the first after-school meeting. The Chef Tiger Cooking Club teaches how to prepare healthy foods and each meeting includes creative modes of physical exercise.
Over 30 students attended the first Power Breakfast of the school year at Trewyn on October 5. Sponsored by SouthSide Mission, the group is led by Pastor Craig, Ms. Bessie and Ms. Gigi and is a long-time favorite among students. In addition to a breakfast snack, students learn more about building character and growing into a strong person who finds success; spiritually, emotionally and academically. Kindness, caring for others, and personal responsibility are just a few of the characteristics discussed. The group will also visit college campuses, attend summer camp and participate in other activities during the school year. Power Breakfast takes place each Wednesday of the school year in the school library from 7:55 until 8:25 a.m.
NEW SCHOOL HOURS:
Trewyn School hours have changed for this school year. The new hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
UNIFORM COLORS FOR 2016-2017
Pants/Shorts: Navy blue, tan/khaki or black
Shirts: Navy blue, red, or black
Skirts, Skorts, Jumpers: Navy blue, tan/khaki or black