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Have a great summer break! We can't wait to see you bright-eyed and ready to learn in August! Please schedule Doctor and Dentist appointments during the summer, so as not to disrupt the school year. Make sure to get your Sports Physical when you get the School Physical, so that students are ready for anything. Check out the Riverfront Farmers Market every Saturday morning for fresh foods, music, crafts, and other vendors. June 15-17 is the Steamboat Days Festival on the Peoria Riverfront. Enjoy carnival rides, food, and music. June 21 is the official First Day of Summer. How is it going so far? Make sure to visit your local branch of the Library to keep those brains in shape. Summer Reading participation can help! Read a new series or catch up on one you already started. Listen to an audio book if you are driving somewhere for vacation. June 24-25 is also the Olde English Faire at Wildlife Prairie Park. ICC and Bradley have some great summer classes and camps for kids. Peoria Park District has summer camps and classes to keep you active all break long! Peoria Players, Community Children's Theatre and Corn Stock for Kids will be showcasing some of Washington's current and former students. Check them out! Have you been to Illinois' desert? Check out Sandy Ridge State Park for cacti and sandy desert areas. How about the super-secret Rocky Glen, right nearby? They take monthly tour groups to see a local mini-"starved rock" area. Reading is a skill, and the more you use it, the better you get at it!




    • Monday, July 24th – Online registration for returning MBS students opens.  Families should login to Family Access on or after July 24th and complete the registration steps by clicking on the “Online Enrollment Verification” link on the main screen. This link will be available on each student’s screen within the family.
    • Tuesday, July 25th, Thursday, July 27th and Wednesday, Aug 2nd – Student registration hubs are open from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm at Richwoods, Peoria High, Manual, Glen Oak and the Health Department.
    • Saturday, July 29th – Backpack Peoria @ the Dream Center from 9:00 am -2:00 pm
    • Monday, August 14th5th grade Orientation- 5:30.  Families are invited to meet the teachers, tour the building, get your lock and drop off supplies in the classroom.  This is a great way to get rid of the beginning of the year jitters! 
    • Tuesday, August 15th – Unpack your backpack from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm (all grade levels)
    • Wednesday, August 16th – First day of school for students; Boo-Hoo Yahoo Breakfast 7:30 in library
    • Thursday, August 24nd- Back to School Night/Annual Title I meeting 6:00 pm
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