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Dimmick Braves Fan Gear 2018

The PTO is working with the Locker Room in Spring Valley for this years 2018-19 Dimmick Braves Fan Gear. All orders will be available to purchase online through the link below. Online Store Deadline will be Sunday, November 11th, 2018 at 11:59PM. All Proceeds will go the Dimmick PTO.

CLICK THE LINK TO ORDER: https://dimmickfangear2018.itemorder.com/sale


Harlem Wizards Presentation

 Thank You to the Harlem Wizards who came in to give a quick presentation to the Dimmick Students on Friday, October 19th. Students and staff members participated in some games and the lucky winners received tickets to the Harlem Wizards event that was held at La Salle-Peru Township High School that evening. Our Spanish teacher Mr. Arteaga was also selected to perform at the event!



Girls Basketball 8th Grade Parents Night

 Thank You 8th Grade Players/Parents for your dedication to the Dimmick Girls Basketball Team! Good Luck in high school next year girls!


Fire Prevention Week

A big THANK YOU to the Peru Fire Department for coming to teach our students about Fire Safety during Fire Prevention Week! As a reminder please make sure that you test all of your smoke detectors frequently and make sure to have a escape plan set in place with your family.



Girls Basketball Prairie Conference Tournament Bracket

Click Here to view the Girls Basketball Prairie Conference A/B Team Tournament Bracket.


Masks for Dia de los Muertos

Kindergarten through 2nd Grade have been working hard making their Masks for Dia de los Muertos!


2nd Grade Pumpkin Seeds Project

For second grades pumpkin project, the kids had to draw the pumpkin, write about the pumpkin, and measure the pumpkin.  After that, they counted all of the seeds as a place value activity. The pictures are of them counting the seeds into piles of 10. There were 476 seeds total!





Pictures from K-2 Field Trip to Jonamac Orchard




Halloween Activities

This year we will be hosting a costume parade and Trunk or Treat. The Children (K-8) will participate in our costume parade starting at 10:00am in the school gymnasium. Parents, Grandparents and relatives are welcome to come watch. Trunk or Treat will be in our school parking lot immediately following the parade. You may choose to decorate your vehicle, wear a costume yourself or just open your trunk &hand out treats! We ask that you be prepared to hand out treats for 170 children. Participation is open to all our students and preschools or our families. Parents, Grandparents, and relatives are welcome. The more participants we have, the more FUN the children will have.

Please be ready to start handing out treats at 10:30AM. You may arrive at the school at 10:00AM to start decorating your vehicle. Room parents that are participating in trunk or treat may arrive at 9:15Am to decorate & then assist students in your class at 9:45AM with their costumes. In the event of bad weather, we ask that you bring some of your decorations in the gym and we will hand out treats there.

After the Trunk or Treat event, the children will return to their classrooms for classroom parties starting at 11:00AM until 11:45AM. Room parents please contact your teachers about classroom parties.

*REMINDER* Please send your student with their costumes. They should not wear them to school. Please do not send any weapons, real or fake, as part of their costumes.

If you have any questions before the events, please contact Amanda Kurtz at 815-326-1285. If you have any questions at the events, please see Julie Siebert.

We look forward to seeing you on October 31st and having a ghoulishly good time!


Car Window Decal Booster Club Fundraiser

This year the PTO is offering car window decals as a fundraiser for the Dimmick Booster Club. They can be personalized if you'd like with first or last name / with or without player's numbers / or plain Dimmick Braves decals. Orders are due by 10/26/18! (Order forms were sent out to students on 10/09/13)



Good Luck - ILMEA + Update

Good Luck to Dimmick 8th Graders Grace Eitutis (Trumpet) and Laurel Politsch (Flute) who will be auditioning tomorrow for the ILMEA (Illinois Music Education Association) in Geneseo.

Update: Both Laurel and Grace did a great job auditioning for ILMEA. For the third year in a row, Grace was selected to represent Dimmick School at the ILMEA All-District Festival for District Two in November which will be held at Augustana College.


Do you have news about an Dimmick Student? Please share it with us: contact@dimmick175.com


Good Luck - Mr. Foster

Good Luck to Mr. Foster as he competes in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 7. Funds raised go to support World Vision.


2018 Student Council Results

The winners of the 2018-19 Jr. High Student Council Election are as follows: 

President - Ryan Brady

Vice President - John Brady

Secretary - Max Wertz

Treasurer - Ella Raef

5th Grade Class Reps - Lyla Brady and Meredith Politsch

6th Grade Class Reps - John Crane, Elli Sines, Morgan Hoscheid and Jackson Sellett

7th Grade Class Reps - Isabella Argubright, Macklin Brady and Will McLaughlin

8th Grade Class Reps - Connor Sines and Megan McGuire

Winners were selected by Kindergarten-Eighth Grade students and staff members. Congratulations to all winners and participants!


Delta Dental Presentation

On Wednesday, August 19th Kindergarten through 3rd Grade students enjoyed a presentation by Delta Dental. Students learned about the importance of dental care with a fun skit involving the Dental Wizard the Plaque Man. Students received Toothbrushes, dental floss, toothpaste, and our school received a select about of books referencing to the importance of dental care.  



Holy Family Tournament Follow-Up

Congratulations to the 5th & 6th grade girls basketball teams and coaches on their performance at the Holy Family Tournament. Both teams played tough and the 6th grade team won the consolation prize.


Do you have news about an Dimmick Student? Please share it with us: contact@dimmick175.com


Weekend Volunteers

Dimmick Student volunteers at the Aden Lamps SUID Awarenes 5k on September 15, 2018.


Softball/Baseball Follow-Up

We want to congratulate the girls softball, boys baseball and their coaches on their hard work this season. Great Job and see you next year!



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Grandparents Day Breakfast

On Wednesday, September 26th all Grandparents are invited to Dimmick School for a Mini-Muffin Breakfast including Coffee and Milk. Refreshments and Book Fair will be from 8:00AM-9:00AM. Guests will be able to visit classrooms from 8:30AM-9:00AM. A sign up sheet will be sent home please return by Wednesday, September 19th.


New Staff Members

Dimmick School would like to introduce two new staff members for the 2018-19 school years. Jennifer Jones (Music/Band) and Rey Arteaga (Spanish). 

Jennifer Jones is a 2015 Graduate of Illinois State University with a K-12 Music Education license and endorsements in English/Language Arts and History/Social Sciences. Jennifer will be teaching Music and Band at Dimmick in the afternoons and Music at Oglesby Lincoln in the mornings.

Rey Arteaga is a 2018 Northern Illinois University Graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree and a Spanish minor.  He will be teaching K-8 Spanish this year on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  In addition, he will be the head boys' basketball and an assistant track coach at Dimmick.  You may also see Mr. Arteaga at IVCC as the head Women’s Soccer Coach and the Illinois Valley Football Club U19 Head Soccer Coach.

We would like to welcome Ms. Jones and Mr. Arteaga to the Dimmick Team and wish them a great school year!



PTO Chicken Dinner Packets

The PTO Chicken Dinner Packets are being sent home today! Packets are being passed out to the youngest in the family. A fundraising benefits sheet is also being sent home that shows how these fundraisers benefit our students and school. Thank you all for your support!


Dimmick PTO Fundraiser Chicken Night

Monday, September 24, 2018
5:00PM – 8:00PM
@ The Coal Company, Cherry, IL

50/50, Raffles, Bake Sale