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A Special Thank You from Mr. Mandera

The end of the school year is quickly approaching and my time as Simon principal is coming to an end. Over the 13 years of being the principal at Simon,I have been part of the wonderful lives of students and familes that trusted the staff and myself to take care of your youngest children. It has been a privledge and an honor to serve in this role within the Winnebago School District. Thank you for the opportunity and continued successes that will always make Winnebago great. There are some special "thank you's" I want to spotlight on...

Thank you to all the volunteers that assisted at Simon Elementary this year. You supplied your time and effort to assist with our children.

Thank you to our wonderful PTO for all that you do. We would not be able to do many of the things we do at school without your support and funding for programs and projects.

Thank you to the parents that helped with classroom celebrations, chaperone field trips, communicate expectations for their child, and assist in the educational process of all our children.

Thank you to all the wonderful staff at Simon Elementary. Your long hours, dedication to the children of Winnebago and professionalism is a model for all educators to follow.

Most of all, thank you to all of the children that we came in contact with this year. We are all very proud of you and we were happy to be part of your lives this year.

I also want say a very special "THANK YOU" for our retiring staff: Mrs. Burkhart, paraprofessional and Mrs. Bartscher, 2nd grade teacher. They touched the lives of many children within the Winnebago School District for many years. Thank you for your time and dedication.

The Simon School office will be closed June 12 until August 5. The office will reopen for the 2017-18 school year on August 8 from 8:00-3:00 Monday-Friday.

May your successes be many,

Mr. Mandera


309 South Benton Street
Winnebago, Illinois 61088

Phone: 815.335.2318
Fax: 815.335.3127

Attendance Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Principal: Frank Mandera
Nurses: Beth DeRango & Trish Lightfoot