Spaghetti Dinner

Just a reminder to everyone that the annual PTO Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Sunday, February 25th, 2018. Each family will be asked to sell 10 tickets and these will be sent home shortly along with the volunteer sign-up sheets.

In addition, each family will be asked to donate a dessert. These can be brought to the school Saturday morning, February 24, or the morning of the dinner on the 25th. We will be setting up tables and making other preparations Saturday morning, February 24 at 9:00AM. If you can help with these preparations we would greatly appreciate it.

During the dinner we will also be doing a Pick 3 Raffle. Each family will be asked to sell 10 raffle tickets. These tickets will be sent home with the dinner tickets.

We will be having our Spring Book Fair in conjunction with the Spaghetti Dinner. Set up for the book fair will be Saturday morning, February 24th at 9:00AM.

Please look for more information to follow regarding the dinner. If you have any questions or input please call Beth Wallace at 815-866-2084 or Annette Verucchi at 815-878-4008.


Spirit Wear

Dimmick Spiritwear has arrived! Please notify the school office at 18152232933 before 2:00pm today (12/15) if you wish to pick up. Remaining items will be sent home with students.


Student Council & PTO Holiday Drive

Once again, the Student Council and the PTO are conducting a Holiday Drive. This year, we have selected to donate items that we collect to the Illinois Valley Food Pantry and Illinois Valley PADS. The collection will run from Monday, December 11th through Wednesday, December 20th. We will also accept any monetary donations that will be included with our donation to the Food Pantry and PADS. If you are sending a monetary donation, please send it in an envelope marked "Holiday Drive."

The following items are needed for each of the organizations.

Illinois Valley PADS

Paper plates, Napkins, Disposable Coffee Cups, Sandwich Bags, Brown Lunch Bags, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Gallon Freezer Bag, Aluminum Foil, Garbage Bags, Travel Size (soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, combs, brushes, shaving cream, razors), Socks and Underwear, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Laundry Soap, White Vinegar, Bleach, Dryer Sheets, Windex, Coffee, Creamer, Dry Cereal, Soups, Canned Vegetables, Peanut Butter, etc.

Illinois Valley, FOOD PANTRY

Cereal, Mac and Cheese, Soup, Instant Potatoes, Canned Fruit, Hamburger Helper, Flour, Jell-O, Noodles, Peanut Butter, Tuna Fish, Rice, Canned Vegetables, Spaghetti Sauce, Sugar, Coffee, etc.

If you have any larger boxes at home that you no longer need, please feel free to drop them off at the school. We can always use them to store the items that the students bring in.

Happy Holidays and Thank You In Advance For Participating In Our Holiday Drive.


Dimmick School Winter Program > From Mr. Dennison

Dear Parent or Guardian,

I would like to extend an invitation to you and your family to attend the Dimmick School Winter Program on Tuesday, December 19th at 6:00PM. Concert night expectations is as follows:

  • All K-4 music students and band students are required to attend.
  • Students should arrive promptly at 5:30pm in their classrooms for attendance and warm-ups.
  • After parents drop their student off in the music room, they should proceed to the gym to be seated.
  • Concert attire: Nice shirt, pants, shoes, socks, dress and a pair of sunglasses (k-2 only). NO JEANS, GYM SHOES, OR T-SHIRTS!
  • Concert program will last about an hour.

The students have been working hard over the last month preparing for this special night. We hope you can join us as we celebrate this holiday season with some festive music. We look forward to seeing you!


Matt Dennison
K-8 Music/Band Director


Braves Cuties

Braves Cuties Parent Information

Thursday, November 30th  3:30PM-5:00PM
Friday, December 1st 3:30PM-5:00PM

Tuesday, December 5th at Home Game

In between 6th and 7th Grade Games

When you arrive at game, we will have someon in front entryway to greet you and sign your daughter "cutie" in. Please keep their coats, misc. with you.

  • Parents, fans, please sit on Dimmick Home Side (this is the west side).
  • After performance the cuties will elave gym floor and we will bring them to lunch room.
  • Please come and claim your cutie!
  • Thank you for joining in our Dimmick School Spirit.
  • Don't Forget! Black Pants, and Gym Shoes, Hair pulled up in high ponytail if possibly.

"We cheer, we love it." -Chris Pohar


Winter Program and Play Cookie Donation

Winter Program & Play
Tuesday, December 19th and Thursday, December 21st

We are asking each family to please donate $5.00 to purchase cookies for the winter program and play. Please return your donation to the school in an enverlope marked "cookies" with your name by Friday, December 8th.

Please contact Julie Seibert at 815.343.0769 with any questions. -Thank You!


School Board Award

Board President, Deb Black was also recognized for earning Master Board Member recognition from the Illinois Association of School Boards for her continued service and commitment to board member training. Deb Black has served on the Dimmick School Board for 24 years. Congratulations to Deb Black and thank you for your service to Dimmick School!


Award Assembly

This afternoon we had a short assembly to honor those who had received High Honor and Honor Roll for the 2017-18 Fall Trimester, we also honored, student artists of the month, ILMEA, and LaSalle County Student Award.

High Honor Roll Students: Abby Hammerich, Morgan Hoschied, Gianna Kramer, Callie Mertes, Keya Patel, Jackson Sellett, Isabella Argubright, Macklin Brady, Ava Mueller, Ella Raef, Aubrey Seibert, John Brady, Ryan Brady, Allie Leone, Anna McLaughlin, Eason Moncrief, Emily Robbins, Gunnar Skoog, Max Wertz, Addison Ernat, Brady Mudge and Katelyn Pullam.

Honor Roll Students: John Crane, Natalie Elgrevoog, Nathan Ernat, Cooper Lamps, Ellie Sines, Milana Gayan, Brennan Keutzer, Adam Lane, Will McLaughlin, Ella Mudge, Landon Roark, Brooke Spoonmore, Brock Terzick, Ty Terzick, Josie Leone, Jenny Coss, Grace Eitutis, Dylan Hunter, Megan McGuire, Katrina Moats, Izzy Pohar, Laurel Politsch, Connor Sines, Ben Wallace, Alex Doll, Giavanna Gayan, Kaden Guynn, Rylan Kerper, Mia Moncrief and Jared Perez.

Student Artists of the Month: Mia Walker, Nolan Guthrie, Emmitt Olsen, Gunnar Bacidore, Sophia Pyszka, Morgan Hoscheid, Ava Mueller, Allie Leone and Aiden McLaughlin.

ILMEA Award: Grace Eitutis (selected for ILMEA District Band)

LaSalle County Student Excellence Award: Mia Moncrief.


7th Grade Boys Basketball

Congratulations to the 7th Grade Boys Basketball team (Connor Sines, Gunnar Skoog, John Brady, Ryan Brady, Dylan Shelby, Ben Wallace and Easton Moncrief) who won the 2017 Trinity Catholic Academy 7th Grade Fall Classic Boys Basketball Tournament.


Student Excellence Award

Congratulations to Mia Moncrief (8th Grader) for being selected by Dimmick Jr. High Teachers for the LaSalle County Student Excellence Award. The award was presented to Mia on November 2nd at the LaSalle County Board Meeting by Matt Winchester (Assistance Regional Superintendent) and Jerry Highs (LaSalle County Chairman) Congratulations Mia!


Parents' Day / Veterans' Day

On Thursday, November 16th Dimmick School would like to invite all Parents and/or all Veterans to join us in the gymnasium! Mini Bagels, Milk and Coffee will be served at 8:30AM. Guests are welcome to visit the classrooms after breakfast. At 9:00AM we will ask that all students and guests please go to the gym for the singing of the national anthem, pledge of allegiance, a band performance and reading of
essays by the Jr. High students. All students will return to their classrooms at 9:30AM



Halloween Activities


This year we will be hosting a costume parade and Trunk or Treat.

The children 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 preschoolers of our families. Parents, Grandparents and relatives are welcome. The more participates 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 9:15 am 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 11:50am. 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, please contact Amanda Kurtz at

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday, October 31st and Having a Ghoulishly Good Time!



Trivia Night 2017

Trivia Night 2017

The results are in:  Our total profit for Dimmick’s 15th Annual Trivia Night was        $ 4079.  We were very pleased with the results.  There were 13 teams, consisting of 102 players.  Thanks to all who played and organized a team.

“Five of the Finest” Facts:  We are grateful to the five restaurants that donated half the value of the dining gift are five of the finest!  To all the families who bought or sold these tickets, the sale of those tickets alone earned

$ 1349.  We couldn’t have done it without you.  Thank you!


Dining certificate winners:

                                 Brenda Donovan  –  The Haze

                                 Becky Templeton – Uptown

                                 Jill McLaughlin – Cabin Fever

                                 Carl Robinson – Mario’s Maples

                                 Roxanne Draper – Bartley’s Supper Club


Raffle Row:  The ever-popular Raffle Row, consisting of classroom baskets and various items donated by businesses and individuals, was again very popular with the trivia players.  Players and volunteers tried to win items from an array of 43 prize groupings.  Many Dimmick families generously contributed money or items for the nine classroom baskets, with many families donating to more than one basket.  The room moms did an amazing job.  We appreciate all the hours spent obtaining donations from parents and the miles driven to obtain the items needed for the creation of these wonderful prizes.  Many room moms contributed their own money to ensure the desirability of the basket that would represent their class.  Thank you for the great variety of prizes and the clever methods used in their display.  The Dimmick Student Council, individual Dimmick families and staff members, and area businesses also gave prizes.  These much needed “extras” guaranteed the success of Raffle Row, which earned the PTO

 $ 1346.  You all made Raffle Row very special.


Other Raffles: The Yeti cooler and its contents, donated by the 2nd grade classroom, were used in a separate raffle, and earned $900.


Workers:  We appreciated all the faculty/staff members who donated time to this PTO fundraiser by helping transport prizes and help set up on Friday evening.  Thank you to the parent and faculty/staff members who worked all or part of the night of the event.  Whether it was assistance in designing the signs and layout for the trivia sheets, serving as a judge or scorekeeper, or working the raffle tables, your assistance made the night flow smoothly. 


Thank you all so much.

Marion Conerton & Deb Black
Trivia Committee


Picture Retake

School Picture Retakes and Girls Basketball Pictures will be on Thursday, October 19th @ 9:00AM. If you are retaking your school photo please make sure to bring your picture packages back that day. Girls Basketball players, please make sure to bring your complete uniform.


Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is quickly approaching. The Student Council has selected themes for each of the days of the week. Please join us in celebrating a drug free lifestyle by taking part in our themed dress up days and participating in the various activities that we have planned for the week.

Monday, October 23
Superhero Day

"I have the power to stay drug free"

Tuesday, October 24
Pajama Day or Favorite Decade Day

Follow your dreams and don't do drugs."

Wednesday, October 25
Wear a hat to school

"Put a "cap" on drugs."

Thursday, October 26th
Wear Red

"Proud to be drug free"

Friday, October 27
Favorite Team / or Dimmick Spirit Wear

"Team up against drugs"


1st Girl Scouts Meeting

Who: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Girls

When: Thursday, October 19th at 6:00PM until 7:00PM

Where: Sweet Sadie's, 838 1st Street, LaSalle

If new to Girl Scouts, registration forms/information will be available during the meeting. Please contact Julie Siebert at 815.343.0769 if you have any questions or if your daughter is interested in joining but they are unable to attend this meeting.


Fire Prevention Week



A huge thank you to the Peru Fire Department for coming out and talking with our students about Fire Prevention. Reminder to all famlies, make sure to talk to your kids about a meeting spot if there is ever a fire in your home. Also, make sure to check your smoke detectors often and have an accurate amount of smoke detectors in your home, especially next to all bedrooms.

The Peru Fire Department will be having an Open House at their fire station on Saturday, October 14th from 10-2PM.

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RIPS Dinner Wrap Up

We would like to take the opportunity to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, to everyone for selling tickets, providing desserts, volunteering to help and for attending the dinner. We raised about $3,200 that will go towards the PTO's $16,000 goal that was set for this school year. Which, this year will go towards; stem lab, school supplies, field trips, teacher appreciation, mini grants, field day and teacher reimbursements. We would especially like to thank Mrs. Krolak for taking charge of the tickets and keeping track of everything in the office! That was a huge help that is greatly appreciated! Thanks to all the students who helped out being runners, cleaning tables and at the bake sale table. THANK YOU your hard work really made the entire event a success. Thank you, Stacey Ernat & Amanda Kurtz


Student Selected to play at ILMEA Band Festivial

Congratulations to Grace Eitutis who was selected to play in the ILMEA Band Festival this coming November. She will be playing with some of the finest young musicians in the District #2 area. Congratulations Grace!


Kindness Rocks


Dear Parents,

In recent Art classes, you child has been painting a rock(s). You may think I'm crazy, but bear with me... It is part of the Kindness Rocks Project that has recently begun worldwide! The ideas behind the Kindness Rocks Project is that you paint a rock (or several) with "kind" messages and then place them somewhere in the community. The goal is that hopefully someone... perhaps someone (maybe desperately) needing a kind word that day, will find the rock and cherish it, even if it came from a complete stranger! The guidelines are very easy: 1) You paint a rock including a KIND message. 2) You place the rock, somewhere in the community. 3) You may take a picture and/or leave hints where you placed you rock on a "Kindness Rocks" website. 4) If YOU find a rock, you may keep it and cherish it, or you may place it in an alternative location for someone else to find. Also, you can take a picture of a rock you found and post it to the website so the original artist knows their rock was found! 5) That's basically it!! Just spread the word of KINDNESS.... one rock at a time!!! Your child has written "IV Kindness Rocks" on the back of their painted rock. This is the local "Kindness Rocks" Facebook page, where you can see if your child's rock has been discovered, that is, if the "finder" chooses to post a picture. You can also see other local artists rock creations and maybe see hints where they may be "hidden." If you have access to the internet and have a Facebook account, you can take a picture of our child’s rock before placing it, and post it to the website. If you do not have a Facebook account, and would like me to post a picture of their rock, just let me know and I will be happy to do so. Here are just a few suggestions for places to put the rocks: Outside a local business or hospital, at a local park or state park, at the YMCA or local community center, outside the local homeless shelter, outside of a school you don't attend outside of a nursing home. Use your imagination... and be creative! You may just make someone's day brighter!!! Thank you for your participation in this project!!

-Mrs. Rathburn, Art Teacher