Paw Paw News 7-5

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School Board Notes

The Paw Paw School Board is trying to set up a meeting time with the Earlville School Board to discuss mutual opinions about consolidating. A date for the meeting is yet to be determined.

The PTO requested approval for fundraising to replace the school playground equipment. Their goal is $60,000 over the next few years. Permission was granted.

The PTO will seek any grants that may be available.

The board voted to immediately fund money from the Health-Life-Safety account to repair the fiberglass slide.

The board accepted a bid from AgView Fuel of Princeton for supplying fuel needs next school year and a bid from Bimbo Bakeries of Rockford to supply bread products for the coming school year.

Board approval was given to revisions for the 2017-2018 Teacher Handbook, the Prevailing Wage Policy and the District-wide Title I Reading Improvement Plan for K-12.

The Leadership Committee is seeking food donations or help in preparing food for the Back-to-School-Bash that will take place on Saturday, Aug. 5. Anyone who wishes to help out is asked to please contact the district office at (815) 627-2841. The board also voted to contribute financially to the event.

Thanks was given to the Class of 2017 for their contribution of extra iPads for the school.

The Regional Office of Education Summit encouraged expanding career readiness offerings for schools.

Vacation Bible School Starting Soon

Vacation Bible School will begin soon in Paw Paw. The first night will be Monday, July 10 and will continue through July 14. Sessions each evening will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. and dinner will be provided.

Registration is free. Walk-ins are always welcome, but pre-registration helps organizers know how many children to plan for. To register your child, visit and scroll down to the “sign up” button.

Plans for new playground in motion

The PTO is excited to announce that they have received the school board’s permission to start raising funds for a new school playground. The project was approved with hopes of reaching new use for the school and the entire community. Residents are asked to be on the lookout for various fundraisers to support this playground fund drive.

The first event will be a golf outing at Shady Oaks Country Club in Sublette. The fundraiser will take place on Friday, Aug. 11 with registration at 10 a.m. and an 11 a.m. start. The cost is $50 per person and will include 18 holes of golf, a cart, a goodie bag and dinner. Please contact Nicole Faber for more information.