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    I will try to reply within 24 hours during the week to all messages during the school year. This line is voicemail only.


    Hoping all of you have a great summer!


    For those who may need new information during this difficult time, I am including food pantry, nutrition program, and other assistance information. 

    Food Distribution

    Grab-and-go breakfast and lunch will continue to be provided for D47 and D155 families in need who have children under the age of 18. In order to get the food distribution closer to our families and neighborhoods across town, next week food will be distributed at the following four schools: Hannah Beardsley, Indian Prairie, Canterbury, and West (Note: Meals may be picked up at any of the four locations, regardless of home school.) Please see below for the schedule. 

    Distribution schedule-through May 27 ONLY see below.

    Mon. 8am to 10am

    Wed.  8 am to 10 am

    Fri.  8 am to 10 am

    The Salvation Army at 290 W. Crystal Lake Ave. is offering food daily from 8:30-4, Monday through Friday. You may pick up food at the front desk. If you are not feeling well, please call (815) 455-2769 from your car and someone will bring food to you.

    Food Pantry

    The Food Pantry for Crystal Lake is located at 42 East Street in Crystal Lake.  They are open on Monday 10-2, Wednesday 10-2, Thursday 5-7pm, Friday 1-2, and Saturday 9-12.  They will come out to your car with boxes of food.


    SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is making their application process more streamline in response to COVID-19. Many of their requirements have been waived.

    Facts about SNAP  https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/facts

    Application process for IL  http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30357


    • Funding Is Available for Individuals: who have lost their jobs or had reduced hours they can request funds from the Salvation Army. Mercent Smith is the Social Worker who can assist these individuals. For this program, they are asking for some documentation from the employer to prove they lost their jobs due to Covid-19. They can provide a letter from their employer, proof they filed for unemployment and/or pay stubs to show the hours have changed/been reduced.
      Contact: Mercent Smith, Social Service Coordinator, The Salvation Army
      290 W. Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake, Il 60014
      Phone: 815-455-2769 ex:14
      Fax: 815-455-9318

    • Home Delivered Meals for McHenry County Seniors: Catholic Charities of Lake County serve the older adults over 60+, in McHenry County, through the senior nutrition program. They are offering to partner with schools that are preparing meals for children who may want to help feed the seniors and be reimbursed through Catholic Charities for those additional meals to help these older adults.
      Contact: Marla Harris, Catholic Charities of Lake County
      Ph: 847-782-4267
      Email: mharris@catholiccharities.net

    2-1-1 Community Help Line: Remind your staff, teachers, and families that this free resource is available to help connect people to resources in McHenry County. It’s available in 94% of the communities nationwide.


    ComEd offers payment options such as budget billing, which averages payments out over a 12-month period to help customers manage their monthly energy bill. Also flexible payment arrangements including individually tailored payment installment plans.

    Customers who may be challenged to pay their ComEd bill should contact ComEd as soon as possible at 800-334-7661 or go to ComEd.com where you will find a number of programs for energy assistance.

    Start, stop or move service at ComEd.com/Moving

    ComEd is suspending disconnects for customers unable to pay their bills and waiving new late payments charges through at least May 1st. We'll be working with customers on a case-by-case basis to establish payment arrangements and identify energy assistance options to address their specific needs.



    Please contact PADS McHenry County



    The last day for food distribution at District 47 schools is Wed., May 27 from 8am to 10am

    To continue to meet the needs of our families over the summer months, we wanted to make you aware of the free summer lunch program in Crystal Lake. If you have been participating in District 47’s food distribution program, you should have received a flyer about it this week during meal pick-up. Please take the brief survey attached to this flyer and return it to the school during your next food pick-up, as it will help the program’s organizers determine how many meals are needed. 

    Sponsored by the Northern Illinois Food Bank, the summer lunch program provides free boxed lunches to any child in Crystal Lake 18 years of age and younger. The program is led by volunteers and supported by the Crystal Lake Park District and Vineyard Church.

    The summer lunch program will be offered Monday through Friday starting Monday, June 1, 2020 and ending Friday, August 14, 2020. Lunch will be served from 11am to 1pm at Ladd Park, 521 Coventry Lane in Crystal Lake. In case of rain, lunches will be served at Vineyard Church, 7105 Virginia Road in Crystal Lake (next to the CVS). No registration is required. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, food will be distributed as a drive-up service. In addition, volunteers will follow health department and CDC social distancing guidelines and wear face coverings. 

    Last summer, the free lunch program in Crystal Lake served approximately 1,665 meals and fed approximately 33 children per day. The program aims to fill a void in the summer months when school is not in session and lunch is not provided to qualifying children through the National School Lunch Program. 

    Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Summer Meal Program is offered in partnership with the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program and is administered by the Illinois State Board of Education. 

    For more information about the program, go to http://solvehungertoday.org/get-help/nutrition/child-nutrition-programs/

    Questions about the Crystal Lake Summer Lunch program can be directed to Kathy Sullivan at 815-861-9893 or sullcl5@aol.com or Mary Fox at 224-858-7415 or foxpax@sbcglobal.net.


    Estimado padre o tutor de D47:  

    El último día para la distribución de alimentos en las escuelas del Distrito 47 es el miércoles 27 de mayo de 8 a 10 de la mañana. 

    Para continuar satisfaciendo las necesidades de nuestras familias durante los meses de verano, queríamos informarles del programa de almuerzo gratis de verano en Crystal Lake. Si han participado en el programa de distribución de alimentos del Distrito 47, debieron recibir un volante al respecto esta semana durante la recogida de la comida. Por favor, rellenen la breve encuesta adjunta a este volante y devuélvanlo a la escuela durante su próxima recogida de alimentos, ya que ayudará a los organizadores del programa a determinar cuántas comidas se necesitan. 

    Patrocinado por el Northern Illinois Food Bank, el programa de almuerzos de verano proporciona almuerzos gratuitos en caja a cualquier niño de Crystal Lake de 18 años o menor. El programa es dirigido por voluntarios y apoyado por el Crystal Lake Park District y la Vineyard Church.

    El programa de almuerzo de verano se ofrecerá de lunes a viernes desde el lunes 1 de junio de 2020 hasta el viernes 14 de agosto de 2020. El almuerzo se servirá de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m. en Ladd Park, 521 Coventry Lane en Crystal Lake. En caso de lluvia, los almuerzos se servirán en Vineyard Church, 7105 Virginia Road en Crystal Lake (junto al CVS). No es necesario registrarse. Debido a la pandemia de COVID-19, la comida será distribuida como un servicio de transporte. Además, los voluntarios seguirán las pautas de distanciamiento social del departamento de salud y de los CDC y llevarán cubiertas sus caras.

    El verano pasado, el programa de almuerzo gratis en Crystal Lake sirvió aproximadamente 1,665 comidas y alimentó aproximadamente 33 niños por día. El programa tiene como objetivo llenar un vacío en los meses de verano, cuando la escuela no está en sesión y no se proporciona el almuerzo a los niños que califican a través del Programa Nacional de Almuerzos Escolares. 

    El Programa de Comidas de Verano del Banco de Alimentos del Norte de Illinois se ofrece en asociación con el Programa de Servicios de Alimentos de Verano del USDA y es administrado por la Junta de Educación del Estado de Illinois. Para más información sobre el programa, vaya a http://solvehungertoday.org/get-help/nutrition/child-nutrition-programs/

    Las preguntas sobre el programa de almuerzos de verano de Crystal Lake pueden ser dirigidas a Kathy Sullivan al 815-861-9893 o sullcl5@aol.com o Mary Fox at 224-858-7415 o foxpax@sbcglobal.net.


    Be well! 


  • Week of May 18-22

    Posted by Laura Coirier on 5/18/2020


    UV Rays and Polarized light


    Laser and Kaleidoscope


    Radiometers and review


    Light Quiz


    Teacher institute-no student work

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  • Week of May 11-15

    Posted by Laura Coirier on 5/11/2020


    Concave and Convex Mirrors

    Concave and Convex lenses 


    Ray boxes and lenses

    Ray boxes and mirrors


    Ray boxes and Prisms

    Ray box Phet Sim


    Ray box and color


    Teacher Institute day

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  • Week of May 4-May 8

    Posted by Laura Coirier on 5/2/2020


    Sound Quiz


    Light Pre-assessment

    EM Spectrum Flocabulary


    Plane Mirrors EdPuzzle


    Two plane mirrors


    Makeup day/Teacher Institute Day

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  • Week of April 27-May 1

    Posted by Laura Coirier on 4/27/2020


    Rock it Lab


    Finish Rock it Lab

    Sound notes


    Review for quiz


    Sound and Hearing


    Teacher institute

    Student catch up day

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  • Week of April 20-24

    Posted by Laura Coirier on 4/20/2020


    Sound Stations 1


    Sound Stations 2


    Sound Stations 3


    Sound Stations 4


    Decibel Meter Lab Activity

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  • Week of April 13-17

    Posted by Laura Coirier on 4/13/2020


    Frequency and Amplitude video


    Nodes and antinodes video

    Waves notes review video


    Waves Review


    Waves Quiz


    No School-Teacher Institute Day

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  • Week of April 6-10

    Posted by Laura Coirier on 4/6/2020


    Newton's Laws Quiz


    Ripple Tank Lab part 1


    Ripple Tank Lab part 2


    Slinky Lab part 1


    No School

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  • Week of March 31-April 3

    Posted by Laura Coirier on 3/30/2020

    Tuesday-Welcome Back! 

    Magnetism Edpuzzle


    Magnetism example video & questions


    Magnetism Video 2 & questions

    Live chatroom


    Newton's Laws Review

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  • Weeks March 16-27

    Posted by Laura Coirier on 3/16/2020

    March 16-30-Act of God Days

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  • Week of March 9-13

    Posted by Laura Coirier on 3/9/2020


    Discovering Newton


    Continue Discovering Newton


    Inertia Lab




    Review for quiz

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