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


"The Fairy Tale Network" Cast List

Thank you so much for auditioning! This show was very difficult to cast over the weekend; there is so much talent here! The first rehearsal will be announced after the scripts arrive. At that rehearsal a full schedule will be handed out. Please make sure your Audition Form is turned into the office as soon as possible if you forgot it last week.



Katelyn Pullam


Mouse 1……………………

Max Wertz


Mouse 2……………………

Isabella Argubright


Mouse 3……………………

Ava Mueller


Little Yellow Riding Hood...

Milana Gaya



Brennan Keutzer



Ava Wallace



James Hoehn



Shanaya Grisham


Mother Pig………………….

Brady Mudge


Big Bad Wolf……………….

Veronica Stewart



Addison Ernat


Papa Bear…………………...

Will McLaughlin


Mama Bear…………………

Allie Leone


Baby Bear………………….

Cecilia Verucchi


Snooty Waiter………………

Anna McLaughlin


Busy Bees…………………..

Macklin Brady,         Gia Gayan


Abby Hammerich,    Morgan Hoscheid


Josie Leone,              Callie Mertes


Ruby Mondrogorn,   Mia Moncrief


Ella Mudge,              Keya Patel


Ella Raef,                  Emily Robbins


Brooke Spoonmore


Girls Basketball Wins

Congratulations to Dimmick Girls Basketball Team for winning 2nd Place at the JFK Tournament this weekend!


Brave Warriors - Softball Team wins Regionals

Congratulations to the coaches and players of the Brave Warriors Softball Team for winning Regionals!  Best of luck at Sectionals on Saturday!

Picture Day is Coming!

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School Pictures will be on
Friday, September 15th starting at 9:00AM.
All students will get their picture taken for the yearbook.

Please remember that students will need both
order form and payment in order to get picture packages.
Please indicate if you have purchased an online-order.


RIPS Night - PTO Fundraiser

Dimmick PTO
Presents its
9th Annual Rip's Chicken Night
Monday, October 2nd
$8.00 per ticket
Carry outs available
Raffles, 50/50, & Bake Sale

Be watching for tickets, they will be sent home next week!

With all of the work, sports, and other extracurricular activities,
dinner as a family can be kind of tough.
We would like for your families to join the Dimmick family at Rip's.


Dimmick School PTO Salad Bar

Parents and/or Grandparents,

The PTO provides a salad bar lunch on the second and fourth Friday of each month. We are looking for volunteers to help prepare the salad and toppings, serve to the students, and to clean up the kitchen afterwards. If you are able to help out and would like to be on the volunteer list, please text Heather Sellett at 815-252-5456. We will send out a group text the week of Salad Bar, and you can just text back if you are able to help that week. We usually meet in the kitchen around 11:00 and are finished by 1:15. It's a fun way to help at the school and the kids always enjoy seeing their parents and grandparents!

Thanks so much!
Heather Sellett and Mandy Zborowski


Upcoming August/Sept Events


A Visit to First

Kindergarten Students came down to visit 1st grade last week and work on a activity together. Here are some pictures:




Mini-Concerts WOW Students and Staff


In the recent months we have had 3 students come to us to ask if they could play their instruments to the students and staff. We agreed to the wonderful idea, and had these students perform a 15 minute mini concert for us at the end of the day on Friday, April 21st (Ian Meagher-Electric Guitar) and on Friday, May 12 (Grace Eituis-Trumpet & Laurel Politsch-Flute). Ian, Grace and Laurel all did an OUTSTANDING job! We are very proud to have such young talented musicians here at Dimmick School.



Staff Members Recognized 

On Thursday, May 4th at the 29th Excellence in Education Awards Banquet two staff members from Dimmick School were honored. Mrs. Savage, 2nd Grade, received an Educator Award and Mrs. Setchell, Aide, received a Support Staff Award. Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work and dedication you have done for Dimmick School.


2017-18 Registration

Registration Packets for the 2017-18 school year are now available on our website at You may turn your packets in at anytime before or on the official registration days which will be held on Monday, July 10th-Thursday, July 13th from 9:00AM-1:00PM in the main office. Incoming Kindergarten Parents please turn in your registration packets on the night of the Kindergarten Round-Up on Wednesday, May 10th at 6:00PM.




This past Saturday at Band-o-Rama, students were asked to play either a solo by themselves, with a piano accompanist or in small groups for a judge to receive feedback and a rating of their performance (I, II, or III).

Dimmick Students Grace Eitutis and Laurel Politsch both played a solo, and they both received the highest rating of I. Grace also received the award for Most Outstanding Soloist for Dimmick.

It was a very successful event for both girls; each of their solos sounded VERY good, and the judges were impressed by their great music and hard work and preparation.
Congratulations Girls!

Job Openings for 2017-18 School Year