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Saturday, August 18, 2018

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Wallace families,
As we prepare for another great school year, I would like to welcome back all returning students along with new incoming preschool and kindergarten students as well as any new students and families to Wallace Grade School.

Below you will also find information regarding a few important upcoming dates:

2018-2019 OPEN HOUSE (6:00-7:00)

1st - 8th grades

Open House format

Homeroom lists will be posted outside the office area.

Teachers will discuss and hand out yearly information.

Students will have the opportunity to drop off school supplies.

August 16th  

1st day of school for K-8 students. Busses will run. There will be an 11:30 dismissal.

2018-2019 Kindergarten OPEN HOUSE - Kindergarten parents will receive an invite to join their child from either 9:00 - 10:00 am or from 10:00 - 11:00 am.  

August 17th

There will be an 11:30 dismissal.

August 20th

1st day of school for Mrs. Dilley’s 4 year old preschool students

August 21st

1st day of school for developmental preschool (Mrs. Maguire)

1st day for half of Mrs. Dilley’s 3 year olds

August 22nd  

2018-2019 Kindergarten CURRICULUM NIGHT (6:30 – 7:30) - All Kindergarten parents are encouraged to attend.  

August 23rd

1st day for the other half of Mrs. Dilley’s 3 year olds

August 29th

2018-2019 - 1st - 4th grade CURRICULUM NIGHT (6:00-6:30 & 6:30-7:00)

Classroom teachers will begin their presentation at the following times:

Session 1: 6:00 - 6:30

Session 2: 6:30 - 7:00

This is not an ‘open house’ format. Classroom presentations will begin at 6:00 & 6:30.  

This is for parents only. We encourage all parents of 1st through 4th graders to attend!


No school on 
Monday, September 3 for Labor Day.  

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.  We look forward to another great school year!

If you have questions or concerns, I can be reached at school 815-433-2986 or through email at tcoates@wallacegs.org

Thank you,

Toby Coates, Principal
Wallace Grade School

Cancellations and Closings

  • We will utilize a phone notification system, AlertNow, to communicate emergencies and school closings.
  • It is imperative that you keep the school informed of all phone numbers where you may be reached.
  • You may also tune in to WCMY 1430 AM or check the internet at www.mywebtimes.com between 6:45 and 7:45 A.M. for notice of school closings if the weather is questionable.
  • Occasionally, it is necessary to alter a bus schedule. When these circumstances occur, attempts will be made to notify parents of any unscheduled early dismissals or late starts.

Daily Schedule

3:15 Schedule
8:25 1st Bell 
8:30 School begins 
8:35 2nd Bell  
11:00 First lunch period  (K,1,2)
11:40 Second lunch period  (3,4,5) 
11:43 End of First lunch
12:23 End of Second lunch
12:25 Third lunch period  (6,7,8) 
1:08 End of Third lunch 
3:15 Dismissal
2:30 Schedule
8:25 1st Bell 
8:30 School begins 
8:35 2nd Bell
11:00 First lunch period  (K,1,2)
11:32 Second lunch period  (3,4,5) 
11:40 End of First lunch
12:13 End of Second lunch
12:15 Third lunch period  (6,7,8)  
12:56 End of Third lunch 
2:30 Dismissal

 *There is an early dismissal every Tuesday at 2:30 P.M. for teacher’s meetings.



Our Vision Statement

  • Wallace Grade School exists in order to serve the educational needs of the children of the district.
  • Our employees strive to provide a well-rounded educational experience that prepares students to become contributing adults and builds self-confidence.
  • We work to create an environment for learning that is safe, positive, encouraging, and enjoyable.
  • We are committed to challenge each student with high expectations for learning and success. Children will be actively engaged in their learning.
  • We need the support and cooperation of caring and concerned families to accomplish our goals.
  • We must protect the best interest of all of the residents of our district. That includes decision-making based on input from different sources and exercising fiscal responsibility. Mutual respect, communication, and cooperation are the keys to a healthy learning environment. We have to work together to provide the best program for all.

Our Mission Statement
"The Wallace School family learns and grows together."

Mike Matteson Toby Coates
Superintendent Principal
1463 North 33rd Road, Ottawa, Illinois  61350
Phone: 815-433-2986 · Fax 815-433-2989 

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