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Principal's Weekly Message - September 18, 2017

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Hello Spring Brook Parents,

Once again we want to send out 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

Room Parent Sign Up 2017-2018
Parents interested in becoming a Spring Brook Room Parent please click on the Sign Up link below. Find your child’s classroom teacher (Kindergarten classes are at the bottom of the list) and enter your name, e-mail and phone number by September 27. Room Parents will be notified October 2nd.

Room Parents will work with the teacher on assisting with classroom parties, recruiting party volunteers and party supplies. Room Parents will also help the PTA spread information to the class for events throughout the school year.

We're using (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

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, please copy the following link to sign up.

Any questions, contact Sina ( or Peg (

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: Bricks 4 Kids LEGO Engineering Club
Spring Brook: Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop

Upcoming Dates
Thursday, September 28 PTA Meeting – 9:30 AM
Monday, October 9 No School – Columbus Day
Wednesday, October 11 Picture Re-Take Day
Wednesday, October 11 K-2 Family Reading Night

Have a great week! - Dave

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