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The release of the 2019 Illinois State Report Card represents the 2nd year of Il-EMPOWER, the states accountability system developed as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The Illinois ESSA plan mandates that every public school in the state receive a summative rating on an annual basis. The 2019 designation is based on a variety of factors, including assessment scores, attendance, grade data, climate survey participation, and graduation data (when relevant). 


We are proud to announce that Scott Elementary School received a Summative Designation of "Exemplary," the highest possible designation given to schools

Read more in the above link provided.  

We recognize that this designation is a team effort, including students, staff, and our wonderful families. We could not be more proud of our students' efforts that they bring to school with them on a daily basis. We are also proud of our teachers and support staff for the efforts they display to help your children grow academically and socially. Lastly, we are thankful for all of our families at Scott Elementary who help put their children in the best possible opportunities for success and for working with us so closely. From all of us at Scott Elementary, thank you for making this such a wonderful school!

November 2019 - Important Dates

November 1 Fall Festival all day at SES, Student of the Month Breakfast 7:45 am

                        Spirit Day - Wear purple and white!

November 3 Time Change!  Set your clocks back 1 hour

November 4 Garden Club 3:30 - 4:00 pm

November 8 Veterans Day Assembly 2:30 pm featuring Grade 1 students, public is welcome.   

November 11 Veterans Day - No School

November 14 STEM Night 5:30-7:00 pm

November 15 Mid Term Quarter 2

November 18 PreK Screenings at WES; No Pre K Classes Meet today

November 19 McTeacher Night 4:00-8:00 pm   School Board Meeting 7:00 pm 

November 21 PTO Meeting 3:45 pm

November 22 Student of the Month 

Spirit Day - Wear Purple

November 25 Garden Club 3:30 - 4:00 pm

November 26 PBIS - Twin Day - Dress as your favorite twin

November 27-29 Thanksgiving Break - No School

December 3    Band/Chorus Concert 6:30 pm

December 5 & 6  SES Holiday Shop - students can purchase gifts for family and friends, 

PTO Event

December 6    2nd Grade Holiday Play 2:30 pm.  Public is welcome.

December 13 Dollar Day - Decorate Yourself with Holiday wear or like a gift!

  4th Grade Handchime concert 2:30 pm

December 17 Board Meeting 7:00 pm

December 19 5th Grade Field trip, PTO Meeting 3:45 pm, Polar Express K Program at 2:30

Public is invited.  

December 20  Early Dismissal @11:50, End of Quarter 2, Parent Child Day for Pre K Students,

Student of the Month at 7:45 am, Spirit Day - wear purple and white!

December 21 - January 5 Winter Break

January 6 Classes Resume

A Note from the Principal

Ms. Riechmann

We would like to take a moment to thank you for all you do to help make Scott Elementary a great place for students. We are very appreciative of the terrific turnout at Parent-Teacher conferences last month and for the feedback that was provided on the surveys. SES is a special place in large part because of the support that you provide us on a daily basis. On behalf of the faculty and administration at SES, thank you for all you do to support your child and our school. 

You will see that November and December are busy months at Scott Elementary. Please take a close look at the calendar  above and the information on the accompanying pages to see all of the planned activities. Among those events is the annual Veterans Day Assembly on November 8th which is open to all families. The assembly is one of the most special events of the year at SES due to the students and families that we are proud to serve. Parents and families may attend the 2:30 pm assembly as we thank our veterans for the tremendous sacrifices they have made for our country. 

We do ask when parents are in the building for a performance etc., please do not check your children out early. If you have a medical appointment, please submit a signed medical note from the doctor. The last 15 minutes of the day is very crucial to students and teachers ensuring all homework assignments are with students.  Thank you!

Fall Back

Remember to set your clocks back one hour on November 3.  Daylight Savings Time comes to an end. ALSO this is the time of year to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.

Family Stem Night - November 14 

Mark your calendar for Thursday, November 14, from  5:30-7:00 pm. We hope your family will join us for Family STEM Night at SES.  This event is one of our most popular events of the year! The entire family is welcome to attend an evening of NUMEROUS hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math stations.  

McTeacher Night - November 19

Please join us at the Mascoutah McDonalds on November 19 for the Scott Elementary McTeacher Night any time between 4:00-8:00! Several teachers and staff will be in attendance to help serve and be your waiter/waitress!  A portion of the proceeds will go to Scott Elementary School PTO. See you there!

SES Thanksgiving Lunch - November 21

On November 21, SES students and staff will celebrate our yearly Thanksgiving Feast during regular lunch times.  On this day, due to the high volume of lunches being served, we ask that parents refrain from having lunch with their child. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Holiday Concerts

We hope you will take some time to enjoy some of the beautiful sounds of the season at SES.  Mark your calendar, listed below are the holiday concerts scheduled:.

Nov 8   Veterans Day Concert - 2:30 pm

Dec 3   Band & Chorus 6:30 pm

Dec 6   2nd Grade Performance - A Bugz Christmas 2:30 pm

Dec 13   4th Grade Handchime Concert 2:30 pm

Dec 19   Kdg Polar Express 2:30 pm

202 Daughter Dance - Join Us For a Sock Hop!

This year’s SES Daughter Dance will be a Sock Hop.  We hope you and your daughter can join us on February 7, from 6:00-7:30 pm.  Cost will be $5 per person with a max of $20 per family. Due to space availability, we ask that only one chaperone per family attend please.  Watch for invitations/flyers in January 2020. RSVPs will need to be made by January 31, so we are sure to have enough of all items ordered for everyone.

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online. MORE CONVENIENT. Redeem anywhere, anytime within 14 days of purchase. EASY TO USE.  We appreciate families who collect for SES!

Garden Club

The Garden Club is a unique club for parents and children of Scott Elementary. While our other clubs are students only, this club promotes parent/child interaction through a variety of plant and season related activities.

The Garden Dates for the 2019/ 2020 School year are:

Monday Nov 4

Monday Nov 25

Tuesday Jan 28

Tuesday Feb 25

Tuesday  Mar 31

Is Your Family Moving?

If your family is relocating to a new destination soon, please contact the school office (618-746-4738) regarding your child’s records.  Student records will be ready for a parent to pick up after school on the last day of attendance for your child.  SES requires one week advance notice to prepare records for the new school.  We cannot send records home with a student. Please be certain that all fees have been paid, lunch accounts are up-to-date, and all library books have been returned.  

Congratulations to our outstanding October Students of the Month! 

We are proud of you!

Popsicles With The Principals 

Congratulations to the October PWP students 

showing RESPONSIBILITY traits at SES!