Welcome to Jeep’s Blog!

Picture1Since making our twice weekly rounds to the schools last Spring, Jeep’s popularity has continued to soar.  Jeep’s personality is certainly suited to the work of a therapy dog.  She is extremely calm, especially for a puppy.  She loves visiting students and staff alike.  A number of parents have shared with me just how much their children talk about Jeep at home.

Hopefully students, staff and families will enjoy reading up on the antics of Jeep as she continues her training journey.  I appreciate how Jeep has helped me to connect with children and with staff.  As a superintendent, I know I have a much clearer understanding of the day to day operations of all our schools.

Thank you for allowing us both to be part of the greater Lake Villa community!

Sincerely,

Dr. Lynette Zimmer, Jeep’s human sidekick and partnerFullSizeRender (9)

 

Making a Splash

IMG_0897Jeep hopes all her kid friends are enjoying their last day of summer vacation as much as she did!

Jeep is back at work today with the teachers and staff. She is eager to see all the kids tomorrow for the First Day of School.

Jeep really makes a splash in the video below.  How can one pool be so much fun?

First Day of Summer School

While there has only been one day off since school ended, students and teachers were excited to return this morning for the start of summer school at Thompson Elementary.  Students from all schools across the district arrived this morning surprised to learn that the one thing they all had in common was their fluffy friend Jeep.  Of course, Jeep was very happy to see all of them!

IMG_1120IMG_1108IMG_1122IMG_1118IMG_1110

Last Day of School

Jeep made certain to visit all her friends at Martin, Thompson and Hooper Schools to wish them a terrifc summer vacation.  She is looking forward to seeing all of them in August for the start of the 2019/20 school year.

IMG_1088IMG_1098IMG_1096IMG_1060IMG_1053IMG_1020

Field Day Frenzy

IMG_0943Jeep was all smiles watching all the kids at Martin, Thompson, and Hooper Schools participate in the annual outdoor Field Day games.  Students joined multi-grade teams, chose colors, and created team names.  Sixth-grade students served as team leaders, coaches, helpers, and organizers for the younger students.

Many students wanted to know what team Jeep would be on and what color Jeep would wear.  As you can see, Jeep chose to be all-inclusive by wearing a rainbow tutu and scarf. Even her leash was rainbow colored.   Jeep embraces all people, all of the time.

Good girl, Jeep! We all had fun!IMG_0972IMG_0997IMG_0992IMG_0944IMG_0952IMG_0975IMG_0920IMG_0914IMG_0939IMG_0924IMG_0929

Little Baby Jeep Jeep

Mrs. Grieg’s kindergarten students at Hooper always welcome Jeep with a chant just for her!

Feel free to join in.  (Warning! it might just get stuck in your head, too!)

  • Little Baby Jeep Jeep walking thru the forest,
  • Little Baby Jeep Jeep always goes before us,
  • Little Baby Jeep Jeep time to sing the chorus
  • Lolly lolly lu lu
  • Lolly lolly lee lee

Memorial Day Weekend is Almost Here

Memorial-Day-PicsOriginally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day is the time to remember and honor all the men and women who have died in service to our country.  Memorial Day is always observed on the last Monday in May.  In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday.

 

On Monday, May 27th at noon you can attend the annual Memorial Day Parade in Lake Villa which starts at Palombi Middle School.  The parade is sponsored by the Lake Villa VFW Post 4308 and Boy Scout Troop 323, this parade begins at Palombi Middle School and heads toward Lehman Park in downtown Lake Villa. Services will be held in the park following the parade and there will be a hot dog lunch after the service held at the VFW post located at 130 E. Grand Avenue.

IMG_0875

Kindness Day at Hooper School

Never underestimate the power of a wet nose and a furry paw on a bad day.  The kids and staff at Hooper clearly know that happiness starts with a wet nose and ends with a tail.   They went out of their way this morning to show Jeep what kindness looks like and sounds like on Kindness Day.   Jeep was definitely feeling the love!

IMG_0817IMG_0820 (1)IMG_0830IMG_0832