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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.


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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.


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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


Dimmick Alumni

Congratulations to Dimmick Graduate, Jake Postula, for his acceptance
into the Marquette School of Dentistry.  Great job and best of luck to you!


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Meet the Teachers Night

6:00-7:30 PM


Our goal is to provide parents with the opportunity to meet the teachers and discover what to expect for the 2018-19 school year.  Our goal is to have 100% participation so all parents are well informed of important issues such as curriculum, instruction, classroom expectations, RtI/Title I program, band and other various programs.  We also want to provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.  Collaboration between home and school is essential in ensuring the greatest possible success for your child. 

Sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences, scheduled for November 19th and 20th, will be in the front hall.  In cases of joint custody, we ask that you schedule conferences together to ensure both parents are receiving the same information and working toward the same goals.  This also helps to ensure we have time to meet with all families. 

A staff roster and map of the school are included are on the following page.

KINDERGARTEN -4TH CLASSROOM TEACHERS:  Teachers will be providing an overview of what to expect for the school year in their classrooms.  Mrs. Ficek and Mrs. Petersen will join Mrs. Groleau in the Kindergarten classroom to discuss  

RtI/Title I services.  2 sessions are scheduled to allow parents with more than 1 child to meet with each of the teachers.

6:00-6:30   Session 1

6:35-7:05   Session 2

7:05-7:30   Open House

5TH-8TH SCIENCE, MATH, SOCIAL SCIENCE, LANGUAGE ARTS, BAND, PLAY and K-8th ART, MUSIC, SPANISH & P.E.:  Teachers will be in their classrooms and available to visit and answer any questions you may have.  Mrs. Rossman will have information regarding Chromebook expectations for parents who paid to allow their child to take them home. 

6:00-7:30   Open House

4th-8th Band:   Ms. Jones and the instrument representative from Quinlan & Fabish Music Company will be available in the band room. Students interested in band may try out and rent instruments.

6:00-7:30   Instrument Try Out & Rental

5th-8th LAST CHANCE!!!!   EXTRACURRICULAR PARENT MEETING:  If for some reason you were unable to attend the mandatory extracurricular parent meeting on August 1, Mr. Foster will be available to go over the required material in the gym during this time.



We look forward to seeing you at our “Meet the Teacher Night” and to another great school year!




Mr. Linnig


Dimmick C.C.S.D. #175


PTO Announces 2018-19 Room Parents

Hope Turigliatti
Lindsey Pyszka

Julie Siebert
Megan Raef
Jaime Bazydlo - alternate
Ashia Kolodziej
Stacey Ernat
Tricia Mudge - alternate
Megan Thacker  
Debbie Herz
Jeana Olsen - alternate
Kelly Phelps
Shannon Argubright
Camron Windy
Amanda Kurtz
Heather Sellett
Amy Mertes
Wendy Bernabei
Sue Terzick
Jill McLaughlin
Beth Wallace



LaSalle County Highway Department

Forwarded Message from the LaSalle County Highway Department:

N. 35th Road in Dimmick Township will be closed for bridge repairs beginning Thursday, August 16, 2018. The bridge is located 1 1/2 miles East of IL Route 251 and the work is expected to take two weeks to complete. A detour will not be posted. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes around the construction site.


2018-19 Bus Schedules 

Bus Routes for the 2018-19 school year have been posted to our district website.

Parents Please Note: The bus company has informed us that some routes have changed from the previous year. Please make sure to double check. Times indicated are estimates only. Please be flexible for first few weeks as bus drivers adjust to the new routes.

To find routes: 

  • Go to www.dimmick175.com
  • Click on 'Bus Information' under the 'About Us' Section. 
  • Bus Routes will be listed by Address only. 
  • AM times will be on the first page, PM will be on the second page.



LaSalle County Highway Department:

Forwarded Message from the LaSalle County Highway Department:

County Highway 13 (Troy Grove Blacktop) will be closed for a culvert replacement beginning Monday, August 13, 2018. The project is located 1/2 mile north of N. 31st Road. The work is expected to take one week to complete. A detour will not be posted. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes around the construction site.

Sports Season Passes

This year we are going to offer season passes for Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball and Volleyball. These
passes will offer a discounted price* for Parents, Seniors and High School students. Passes may be purchased in the school office or at the games.

These passes are only good for home games, not away games.  Passes must be shown at the door to enter each game. One pass per person. Passes are only good for the current 2018-19 school year season.


Girls Basketball
Adult/High School Season Pass: $20.00 Single Game: $3.00
Senior          Season Pass: $7.00 Single Game: $1.00
Dimmick Students Season Pass: n/a Single Game: Free
Student Season Pass: n/a Single Game: $1.00

Boys Basketball
Adult/High School  Season Pass: $20.00 Single Game: $3.00
Senior          Season Pass: $7.00 Single Game: $1.00
Dimmick Students  Season Pass: n/a Single Game: Free
Student  Season Pass: n/a Single Game: $1.00

Adult/High School  Season Pass: $20.00 Single Game: $3.00
Senior          Season Pass: $7.00 Single Game: $1.00
Dimmick Students  Season Pass: n/a Single Game: Free
Student  Season Pass: n/a Single Game: $1.00

*Average of 7 to 9 games per season.

If you would like to purchase passes please contact the school office at 815.223.2933.


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