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Principal's Weekly Message - September 11, 2017

Reported by david_worst@ipsd.org on 9/12/17

Hello Spring Brook Parents,

Curriculum Night
Curriculum Night is Wednesday, September 13th. You will hear an overview of what your child will be learning this year and visit various tables in the LMC.

The Curriculum Night schedule is as follows:
5:45-6:15 Kindergarten-Second Grade
6:20-6:50 Kindergarten-Fifth Grade
6:55-7:25 Third-Fifth Grade

The teacher’s presentations will be in their classroom.


IPEF Half-Marathon

Help support our 13 teachers running the Naperville Half-Marathon on October 22nd sponsored by Indian Prairie Education Foundation (IPEF). The funds raised by this organization go directly back to our school district— half of the funds go directly back to Spring Brook and the other half goes to IPEF to support teacher grants and heart scans for high school students. Our team is hoping to raise money for flexible seating and Maker Space (STEM materials) for all students. On Curriculum Night in the LMC, we are holding a raffle with some really great prizes. They will include:



40" smart television

$40 Gift Card to Naperville Running Company

$50 Gift Card to Traversos

Sharkos Gift Box

One bundt cake each month for a year from Nothing Bundt Cakes

4 gourmet apples from Rocky Mountain Chocolate

Original artwork from Mr. Mills

Teacher sponsored prizes like kickball game for the class with Mr. Worst, guest custodian for the day with Mr. Fleetwood and more!!!!



Tickets are $1 for one ticket and $5 for 6 tickets.



Thanks for supporting Team IPEF!


PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE GOING ON NOW THRU SEPTEMBER 30th!!
A BIG thank you to all of the families who joined the PTA this school year and a reminder that our Membership Drive will continue thru September 30th!! Every year our goal is to have 100% of our families join. Forms are due back by September 30th. Getting your forms in by September 30th will ensure that you get access to the Directory Spot App for our 2017-2018 online directory and ONLY PTA members will get access to this Mid October after all info has been entered. If you need another form please see the attached form and If you have any questions please contact Katie Finke @kfinke19@gmail.com.


CALLING ALL ART AWARENESS VOLUNTEERS!
Do you love art or love to help out in your child's classroom?

The PTA is in need of parent volunteers to teach Art Awareness lessons to your child's class. We provide everything you need to do the lesson and all levels of artistic talent are welcome.

On a quarterly basis, volunteers pair up and teach the students about well-known artists and their works and then facilitate an art project using the style just taught. ALL teaching materials, training and activities are provided for volunteers. The students always enjoy the lessons and will amaze you with their interpretation of the art presented.

You can self-schedule the lesson with your teacher during the quarter at your own convenience and is a great way to be a part of your child's education and keep art flowing through our school!

All new volunteers will have an opportunity to have an introduction to the basics and tour the Art Awareness room.
Using signup.com, please copy the following link to sign up.

http://signup.com/go/BMTMmrg

Any questions, contact Sina (sinafong@yahoo.com) or Peg (pegholba@aol.com)

PDAC
The Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) is hosting its first meeting of the school year on Tuesday, September 19th, 7:00-9:00 pm, at Crouse Education Center (CEC), 780 Shoreline Drive in Aurora. The focus of the meeting is to discuss Unpacking the ‘Invisible Knapsack’ Students Bring to School: Understanding Implicit Bias, Advantages & Disadvantages. To learn more about PDAC meetings throughout the year, please see the CALENDAR. To learn more about PDAC, please visit the PDAC subpage.

Third-Party Educational Programs
The following companies have rented space in our schools to offer an after-school educational program for students. The distribution of this material is in no way an endorsement of programs, services, activities or products by District 204. For more information about the programs listed below, visit:
Spring Brook: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club
Spring Brook: Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes for Kids
Spring Brook: Bricks 4 Kids LEGO Engineering Club

Upcoming Dates
Wednesday, September 13 Curriculum Night
Wednesday, September 14 Fire Drill
Thursday, September 14 Bus Evacuation
Friday, September 15 Lock Down Drill
Thursday, September 28 PTA Meeting – 9:30 AM

Have a great week! - Dave

PTA Membership Form (pdf)

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