Monday, September 30, 2013

End of the Day

"At the end of a day it's charming
to watch our preschoolers
wave goodbye to their teacher.

If you're lucky something delightful
may watching that
same preschooler turn and run
headlong into the outstretched
arms of grandparents, amid peals of
giggles and sweet laughter. 
A shared look of love
is kind of magical. 
You do believe in magic, don't you?"

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Memories for You and Me

The Fall Festival means lots of fun.

We cannot resist the rides.

Games and prizes....something for everyone.

Ready for the dance

Picture compliments of The Lawrenceville Daily Record

Lawrenceville High School seniors Emily Love and Mitch Meek were crowned the 2013 LHS king and queen on Saturday September 21st.  They're joined here by Little Miss Homecoming Kadin Thacker and Little Mr. Homecoming Cooper Johnson


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Autumn Blessings to You

Homecoming Fun 2013

Saturday was a great day for a parade!

"Teamwork" of course,
is the name-of-the-game.

Lining up and ready to march.......

 Perfect:  "front row" seats.

We see friends on the floats.


 Hoping for an L.H.S. football "win."

Little Mr. & Miss Homecoming

Getting ready for the football game

Tailgate fun

Homecoming support for the Tribe!

Sunday Thought

Babe Ruth held the lifetime record
for strike outs
before he ever held the
lifetime record for home runs.  

Babe Ruth in a Yankee Stadium locker room, June 13, 1948
which was the very day his jersey was retired.

If you feel like you are striking out
today, know that your "home run"
is right around the corner!

Have a great week
because you're such an important 
part of the everyday lives of
all our Parkside young people.  

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Homecoming Game.....Happy Saturday

Good Luck Lawrenceville Indians.   It's our
2013 Homecoming game at Loeb Field!

Friday, September 20, 2013


Our 2013 L.H.S Homecoming
parade was rained-out, "sigh." 

 National Punctuation Day
is coming up next Tuesday!

Are we all smiling?  
Come to the parade tomorrow
morning, September 21st. 
The fun begins at 10:30 A.M.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Please Excuse Alanah

Photograph by Pete Souza
Alanah Poullard, age five waits patiently for The President to
finish a note explaining why she was absent from school.  Along with her wounded warrior dad, the kindergartener was part
of a group visiting the East Room of the White House. 

That slip of paper and the moment will both be
unforgettable for this child and her family. 
Do you think her school will "OK" Alanah's
absence for Thursday September 19th?  

Decisions, Decisions

"We can't decide on a name for the
fish I won at The Fall Festival last
night.  I love going there every year!"  ~Ethan


Monday, September 16, 2013

Memo to Our Kids's Monday.
We have a fresh chance to lead
kids in a direction that fulfills their
needs.  Thank you for those people
who help us guide our youngsters!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sunday Thought

Photograph compliments of Josh K. Winningham

Our school community offers thanks to Brandon Pickett
for his service in Afghanistan; welcome home! 
Nine months is a long time to be away from  family.
Old50 Photography captured a "surprise" reunion
at Ed Loeb Field, with Sargent Pickett and his
young son on Saturday September 14th.

Every day is a gift.
Have a great week!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

4 For Friday

The Press, Bill at the Lawrenceville Daily Record.....
always supporting the efforts of Lawrence County's kids.

Friends at Unit #10 celebrate Homecoming 2013.
Hooray, Head Start began this week!
Indian fans are the best! 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Letter from Nebla Marquez-Green

John Moore/Getty Images

This message speaks of respect and admiration
for teachers, from a place of great pain. Perhaps
these words are ones to share, reminding us
of important things in the lives of all families.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Even at Church

Recently a teacher was correcting her spelling
error of a child's name 
on a classroom list. 
The student was patiently watching
and felt compelled to reassure her.
"Don't worry, it's OK.  My name has
an e at the end instead of an  a
They even get it wrong at church!"

Saturday, September 7, 2013


Images from the dedication of Ed Loeb Field;
photo compliments of Illinois High School Sports.
"I didn't know about the award until we got in
the car
to go to the ceremony for my dad and Jan. 
I'm not very
good at keeping secrets.  When we saw
him, my dad said to Abby
'I thought you were at
volleyball practice.' I think we surprised him."   

Congratulations to Jan Loeb & Paul Higginbotham,
recipients of 
The Reaching Out & Building Bridges Award
on September 4th from the Wabash Valley Region of the Illinois Principal Association.  Jan's gift of the Ed Loeb
football and track complex as well as annual
scholarships to  Unit 20 professionals for classroom
projects are
true measures of her
dedication to our children and community. 

We'll be faithful caretakers of such gifts.

L.H.S. Principal Paul Higginbotham was also
 honored with the 2013 Stan Struckmeyer Award

The honor recognizes a school administrator who meets
 adversity and challenge head on, while continuing
to make excellence and pupil learning opportunities
the focus of their professional responsibilities.
Management of such projects as the completion of

the Loeb Sports Complex and the new Lawrenceville High
School were completed
by this principal, dad, and husband.   
Team work, it's what makes things happen!  

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Snack Talk

You can learn a lot when listening to
preschool discussions at snack time.
"What is this?  I am not sure."
"It looks like dog food.  Is this dog food?"
"No.....we can't eat dog food."
"No, it's hay or straw."
"If it is hay, then what's the white stuff?"


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

You Know, the BIG One

"Have you been to the BIG school?  You know which one, it's the Indian school and I can't wait to get there.  It will be a while thought, because I'm only in first grade."  ~Christeven