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Snack Suggestions

Snack ideas that are safe for the classroom:

  • Fresh fruit

  • Vegetables

  • Cheese sticks

  • Pretzels

  • Goldfish 

  • Popcorn

  • Crackers

  • Graham Crackers

  • Yogurt

  • Fruit cups/applesauce

Transportation Changes

Please e-mail me AND the office before noon if your child's regular mode of transportation will change. If there is a last minute change at the end of the day, please CALL the office and let them know of the change so that the afternoon supervisors can be notified.

Our Specials Schedule

Monday- Music 10:40-11:10

Tuesday- P.E. 8:25-8:55                               

Health (T1 Only) 12:40-1:10)

Wednesday- P.E. 8:25-8:55                         

Art 9:00-9:40

Thursday- Learning Center 9:15-9:45

Friday- P.E. 8:25-8:55                                   

Music 9:35-10:05      




My name is Lisa Piskule and teach 5th grade. 

I am excited to begin my 13th year in District 70 and 12th year at Adler Park School in fifth grade. I graduated from the University of Colorado in 2005 with a degree in Marketing. I then began my career working for Coca-Cola, and after five years with the company, decided to pursue my dream and go back to school at National-Louis University for my Master's degree in Education. Teaching is my passion and I am truly blessed to work in District 70. 

My husband and I have three school aged children; Eden, Emery, and Noah. We love going to the park, riding bikes, reading together, and playing with our dog, Rusty.

Weekly Reporter Job-Student Highlights

 🍑Peachy news🍑-By Annalise


Monday was our Highland field trip! Our peer helpers gave us a tour of Highland and we had lots of fun! Most of the teachers seemed really nice. I’m excited for 6th grade next year, I hope you are too! 


Tuesday was busy but we got through it. We had our ELA assessment everybody seemed to do pretty well, we also had a spelling test. We had a substitute teacher in the afternoon. We worked on our current event and did great.


Wednesday was not too busy. We played a game during working snack which was very fun. We had to write our vocabulary words for social studies.


Thursday was the author visit! We had a lot of fun! Troy Cummings came as a surprise in person! We had a math test online which wasn't very fun but everyone got through it!


We had PE and Music. 15 mins of LC we had an awesome Friday. Merit Friday was very fun.

Peach News-by Tommy
This week we had a great field trip. We did a scavenger hunt for who could take the most creative pictures. We also got tickets to the unseen oceans exhibit. We also made mothers day projects the same week.

Peachville News-by Lillie 

Monday: On Monday we started another paragraph about the Renaissance and went to music to work on our slideshow animations. After that we went to our new math classes and during science we read some stemscopedia. Last but not least we continued our social studies, human size, posters.

Tuesday: Today during PE we had a pull up test then we did our normal learning about the Renaissance. During math we had a new lesson and in science we read more stemscopedia. And in social studies we continued our posters.

Wednesday: During PE we had the sit reach test, then in art we started making pinch animal pots. In CKLA we continued our research about the people in the Renaissance for our paragraphs. After math in science we did some research about the Asian Carp and the Burmese Python. Finally in social studies we did our usual routine of posters.

Thursday: On Thursday we did our usual stuff of learning and in library we finished our bookmarks . Then we continued in math and in science we did even more research about the Asian Carp and Burmese Python. We had recess and lunch. Then we continued our posters in social studies. 

Friday: Today on Friday we did our learning and PE but then 7th and 8th graders came in and gave us a whole presentation on what to expect in middle school. We actually had to miss music because of it. But in math we did our usual routine and had class meeting, then merit Friday!

That was our complete week, thank you for reading.

PEACHVILLE News-by Holden

Tuesday: We played kickball in PE, we did tessellations, we studied for the math IAR and took vocab notes in social studies and worked on the ecosystem project in science.

Wednesday: We played kickball in PE, we did tessellations, we did a math review.

Thursday: We had a math IAR, in the morning then we had an all grade library to learn about the upcoming solar eclipse, then we had another math IAR in the afternoon, then we just chilled the rest of the day.

Friday: We had the last math IAR in the morning, then we watched liberty's kids for merit Friday, then we did more vocabulary in social studies, and did our ecosystem project.

It Has Been a Peachy Week!!!-By Raegan

Monday: We started off the morning with DLR. Then next we shared our Peaks and Valleys, and after that we shared our orchids and onions. Next it was time for the IAR practice test, which took up most of the morning. Then it was time for LUNCH AND RECESS!!!!! After lunch/recess we had math. Then we had some firefighters come into Mr. De Paz’s room to teach us about fire extinguishers, and how to use them. After that we went back to our classroom and moved our desks to be ready for ISA. After we finished, we read from our class book and packed up.

Tuesday: We had 2 ISA tests today!! After the test we had snack and a movement break. Then it was time for lunch/ recess. Then we had our second test. After our second test we had gym and then we went home.

Wednesday: Today we did have ISA but it was only 1 test which was in the morning like the first one the day before. Then we had snack and then learned about Tessellations and started our own. Next we went to lunch/recess and when we came back we had homeroom math to learn about volume and how to find it in our shapes. Then it was time for gym. After gym we worked more on math and then we left!

Thursday: we didn't have any ISA today so it was a normal day with DLR in the morning and worked on our renaissance. Then it was time for library . Then it was snack and then we worked more on our renaissance. Then it was recess. Then it was math and science and social studies and then we went home.

Friday: today was another normal day with dlr in the morning and then working with Storyworks. Then it was snack and after snack we worked more on our Storyworks. Then it was recess and then we came back and had math, science, and social studies.


Welcome to Peachville News-by Ines

On Monday we started our project by making comics based on Don Quixote chapters.

On Tuesday we had our Pep assembly where the cheerleaders cheered and both julia and jack won the knockout game.

On Wednesday we had art in which we are drawing toucans and we started our science project.

On Thursday we had a talk in the learning center about middle school and how to handle the problems.

On Friday we had a ceremony where each person got dubbed a night to close our Don Quixote unit. 


Weekly News

By: Evan


On Monday we went in, got checked in and did DLR. We decided to do peaks and valleys later. Then we did CKLA reading the close to final chapters. After that we did a persuasive essay. Then we had snake and did peaks and valleys. Right after we went to music. Then we did read aloud and went to lunch and recess at 11:25. After that we had math, science ,social studies ,and boost. Then we left for home.


On Tuesday we went in, got checked in and went to PE. After we did DLR and started to finish the persuasive essay. Then we shared our essays with each other. After finishing we had a snake and went out. We continue the essays till 11:10 to do read aloud. At 11:25 we went to lunch. After that we had math ,science ,social studies ,and dream box. Then we had time to go outside and after we left.


On Wednesday we got checked in and went to PE and Art. After we had a working snake. We Finished The Don Quixote Book! We filled in the charter traits and filled in some questions. After the book we printed the persuasive essay then we talked about a large test tomorrow. After talking we did read aloud for 5-10 minutes. At 11:10 we had a long recess and lunch. After that we had math, science, and social studies. Then we left to go home.


On Thursday we got checked in and did DLR. After DLR we started doing the Don Quixote test (not finishing of course). After that we went to the learning center (Aka library). After the library we had read aloud and snake. After that we continued doing the test and finished the 1st part of the test. Afterwards, we did a little more read aloud and went to lunch. After that we had math, science,and social studies. Then we left.


On Friday we got checked in and finished the DLR pack. Afterwards, we went to PE. Then we finished the Don Quixote test and turned it in. We had finished the Don Quixote chapter! After that we had snake and went to music. After music we did read aloud. Then, we went to lunch. After lunch we had catch up time and switched seats. After catch up time we had Merit Friday! During Merit Friday we could play games, watch a show, or even draw on the white bourd! After Merit Friday we left for the weekend.

The Peachiest Peach News Of PeachVille-by Jason T.

This week we had a valentines party .We had no birthdays and we had an early release on Thursday and no school on friday . In reading  we read Don Quixote.In Math we learned fractions .In social studies we learned about people who sailed ships with a purpose . In science we learned about food webs

A Week In Peachville-by Avery W.

This week in Peachville we had a social studies test on “Why the Europeans Came to the Americas” then we had a science test. On Wednesday it was Kylie and Tommy’s birthday. We also started a new math unit which was unit 7. This unit is based on fractions and how you can make a common denominator out of those fractions. Then we started a new reading unit about Don Quixote. In P.E., we played the star wars game which we had all been waiting to play. On Friday, we had Merit Friday and got to play silent ball and we played games on our computers. This week was a pretty calm and nice week.

Peach News: by Kylie


On Monday we had to take our Star reading test and Poetry test. We had music and we were learning our spring sing songs. We also started a new project in social studies about European explorers.


On Tuesday we had Star math and our Topic 6 math test. We had P.E. and started the playoffs for shuffleboard. In science we did a stemscopedia. We worked on finishing our poems for the upcoming Poetry Jam. 


On wednesday we had P.E and were getting closer to the championship. We also had art and started working on drawing desserts and coloring them with oil pastel. We also had the Poetry Jam. We set up our desks in a U and we got to have tea.


On Thursday we went to the library and started reading a Story works magazine. We also finished the project in social studies.


On Friday we had P.E. and we got to the chaninship. (Lillie and Raegan) WE also had a marriott Friday.

Our PEACH WEEK-by Annalise

This week We had lots of fun specials and a snow day so exciting I'm sure lots of you played in the snow We had fun in PE doing the rock climbing walls Checked out some books  at library drew some really good pictures in art and had fun in music This week was really fun I hope you enjoyed our week bye! 

Our Second peach week by-Annalise

We had no school on Monday and Tuesday but are about to finish Sisters Grimm and are almost done with unit  3! I know I'm sad because I love poetry! I  remember last year I won first place for shuffleboard. I hope this year I do it again because it was really fun. I hope everybody had fun this week and last week bye!

Peach News-by Tommy

Last week the whole school went to see the play The Snow Queen. It was a musical version of the book The Snow Queen. The play was about a young girl named Gerda who goes on a journey to rescue her friend Kai from the evil Snow Queen. We also did a snowman project that involved math. Lastly, we were surprised by our teacher when we watched the movie Noel.

Peachville News-By Lillie


The fun fact for Monday was that in Evanston IL it is llegal to trick or treat on Halloween.

On Monday we went to Music and started our composer research slides. Today was also the first day of the interrupting table team challenge. We did our DLR and started our Maya paragraph along with correcting it inbetween. 

Then last but not least Mrs. Piskulie announced the winning table, which was the green table. 


The fun fact for Tuesday was that golf is the only sport played on the moon.

We had PE right away and we continued to play bowling today. Then we had to finish the Maya, Aztec, and Inca codex, which we did for more than an hour.

Then the table that won the VIT was blue.


 The fun fact for Wednesday was in Bangladesh you could go to prison for cheating on a test. Today was also a half day. In the morning we had PE which we continued to play bowling. Today in PE. Mrs. Piskule also did some bowling at the end of the PE class and she got 45 points in all (beat Mr. De Paz). After we did art we went back to class and quickly did our grammar and then went straight to doing the codex project which we finished and turned in, we also didn’t have math today because we had to work on the codex. 

Then the table that won the VIT was green.


The fun fact for Thursday was that the actors that played Mickey and Minnie Mouse were actually married in real life.Today was also the day Pearl Harbor was bombed and we watched a brain pop about it. Because the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, president Roosevelt decided to take charge, and Japan was eventually defeated. Mr. Depaz wasn’t here today and we also had a spelling quiz today, but the funny thing is, is that he wasn’t here for the last spelling quiz! Today is also the first day of Hanukkah. And the table that won the VIT today was purple.


The fun fact for Friday was the longest distance walked is 14,000 miles. Tomorrow will also be the pancake breakfast! A few people will stay after school to decorate the gym. In PE we finished bowling, and in music we finished our composer slides. We then finished our maya mask for our codex and went to Merritt Friday and went home.

And the table that won the VIT today was green. So in the end green wins the whole thing.


Tonight on Peach-by Cole K.

It is November 27, 2023 Monday the day after Thanksgiving break. We started 

the day with DLR peaks and valleys, and lunch bunch. This week we have Jimmy Johns. In CKLA we did the Inca paraphrasing. We had half of snack inside. 

Then we used amplify. After that we packed up and went home.

This takes place on November 28. We started the day with DLR.After we went to P.E.. When we got back and learned about action verbs, linking verbs, and sense verbs and we also learned about the root word tract, then we spent half of snack inside. After that we worked on are aztec paragraph. Then we went to math, science, and social studies. Then we started dream box. After we packed up and went home.

On Wednesday we started with DLR Then we went to PE after we went to Art Then we had a working snack.After we went to recess Math science and social studies Today is the first day of the week that we don't have DreamBox or boost at the end of the day. So today was a pretty normal day.

We started the day with DLR Then we went to PE. Today was our first fully outside snack. Then we went to recess. After that we went to math. We started a heat and electric conductor project. Then we went to social studies and started packing up.

On Friday we still started with DLR. in PE we started our bowling unit. Snack was normal. Then recess happened. Then we went to math. In science, we finished our projects about electric and thermal conductors. We started our project in social studies. For Merit Friday we had free time and had a small game of silent ball at the end.

Peachville News 

By: Holden

Monday: Today Mr DePaz was out so we all had to work on our Maya codices in the library. Most of us finished it. We finally got a sub for the afternoon. In music we heard about our composer project. We also practiced “Grateful Nation” for the veterans day assembly. We had to do Boost after science or social studies. 

Tuesday: Today we worked more on our Maya codices. At snack time most of us did a girls vs boys soccer game (boys won). In PE we started the dance game. In social studies we worked on writing summaries on the pages that we read. In science we worked on a CER.

Wednesday: Today Mrs Piskule was out so we had a sub. So we worked on our Aztec codices. In PE we continued the dance game. In Art we finished our American Gothic cartoon pictures. Then we worked on our veterans day posters. At snack and recess we played another boys vs girls soccer game (Girls won). In social studies we did current events. In science we studied for our test.

Thursday: Today we had our veterans day assembly and got to see veterans. We had a snack after. Then we had library, as a whole grade. We played with legos. We had Merrit Thursday indoors. 

Calling All Peaches

The Peachy News

By: Laine 

This week was extremely eventful because this was the week that the gifted children got to go to camp duncan where they solved puzzles and made new friends. I personally know that because I went to camp duncan and made like five new friends. Some of the activities they did were trying to fold a sheet that has a ton of people on top of it. Another activity they did was connecting arms like a caterpillar and walking over and under string without touching it. Everyone had a blast. In other news the bago tournament started and Raegan, Avery W., and Lily are currently in first with Laine, Ines, and Kylie trailing close behind. 


A Week In Peachville-by Ines

Monday: On Monday we had music in which we created our own songs. We also started our new reading unit about the Maya, Aztecs, and the Incas which we learned about timelines.

Tuesday: On Tuesday we practiced for our bago tournament in PE. We also learned about civilization when we started reading our book in our new reading unit.

Wednesday: On Wednesday we had art in which we drew ghosts for halloween. We were also rushing all around the classroom trying to get everything ready for parent teacher conferences. 

Thursday: On Thursday we had a library where we got to read three halloween books. After the library we learned about subject and predicate, we also learned about rephrasing quotes from the text. Luckily today we had an early release and tomorrow we didn't have school.  

The Peachiest Peach News Of PeachVille-by Jason

 This week we wore purple to support Charlet Strong.We also had 2 birthdays and we learned the new happy birthday song. In math we learned how to do division easily.In reading we finish our little readers.In social studies we were learning latitude and longitude. In science we did the gummy bear lab where we put a gummy bear in water overnight.

Extra Extra, Peach All About IT!

By-Avery W.

On Monday, we started off with new desks. We were a little bit chatty. We got to have our very first peach pride day! We even got a picture of our class taken by Mrs.Miller. Our class worked very hard all week, in school and out of school. We didn’t have a lot of trouble with 5x5 this week, and a lot of people got into merit Friday.

Our Week-By Kylie

New Student 

We have a new student to our sweet 16!!! Her name is  Lillie. She lived in Texas for 7 years. Then she moved to New Hampshire for 3 years. After that she moved here! Her cousins live in the area their names are, Hannah, Heather, and Ashlynn. She loves to write books. That's it about our new gator.

5 by 5 

This is a reminder about the 5 by 5s. A 5 by 5 is your only way into Merit  Friday. When you get a check or dot  on your 5 by 5 don´t worry it is a good thing! But when you get a circle you have to miss time. Three circles you are out! If you have work that you did not finish then you have to do that during Merit Friday.


Peach Week

By: Avery W.

This week we had officer speeches for student council on Tuesday.

There was an assembly for third, fourth, and fifth graders at 9:00 A.M. Also during the assembly we had NO secretary which was a problem. But then we did the speeches for historian.  Nina and Paloma both ran for this position. After them were the people running for president/ vice president. There were four people running!!! Those people were Nick, Cole Laine, and me, Avery.


After everyone did their speeches everyone at the assembly went back to their classrooms and voted for who they think should get historian and president/vice president. At the end of the day since we didn't have anyone running for secretary the cannadits that didn't get elected  got to put their names in a hat and the one Ms. Carr pulled out was the one that got the role of secretary.


When Ms. Carr announced who got the roles of student council then Paloma got Historian, Nina got Secretary, Nick got Vice President, and I myself Avery got President!  

Overall this week was pretty good.