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Georgetown Hawks Happenings- November 6, 2017

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Georgetown Hawks Happenings

November 6, 2017

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Parent-Teacher Conferences
We look forward to seeing all of our parents and guardians at our conferences on the evening of Thursday, November 9th and from 8 AM- 8 PM on Monday, November 13th. Conferences are by appointment only. If you are having difficulty scheduling your conference, please call the office for assistance. We do not want the online sign-up system to keep you from meeting with your children’s teachers

Morning Supervision
Students should NOT be on school grounds prior to 8:50 a.m. There is NO adult supervision prior to this time. Please help your children leave from home at a time that will get them to school at 8:50 a.m. (or 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays).

Read for Great Prizes
We have THREE great reading incentive programs that you can participate in this year:
Six Flags (Great America) Six Hour Reading Program
Ozzie Reading Club with the Kane County Cougars
Books are Fun with Magic Waters Waterpark.
Your submission qualifies for all three programs. Forms are due January 26th

If you son/daughter is in Chorus, he/she can earn a free ticket for the Kane County Cougars through the Ozzie Reading Club that can be redeemed at the Cougars Georgetown Night on Monday, May 7th, 2018. The Chorus will be singing the National Anthem before the game. The form and the reading needs to be completed to earn a free ticket and meal coupon.

Take advantage of these great opportunities! Any questions, please contact, Mrs. Pattermann at

Forms will be attached in next week’s newsletter or student’s can pick them up at school.

5th Grade Growth and Development - Parent Info Nights
Indian Prairie School District #204 will host a parents’ orientation to our fifth grade health unit on Human Growth and Development. For your convenience, we have scheduled two dates. Please feel free to attend any one of the sessions as follows:

Thursday, November 16, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Longwood Elementary School
30W240 Bruce Lane
Naperville, IL 60563

Monday, November 20, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Kendall Elementary School
2408 Meadow Lakes Drive
Naperville, IL 60564

Erin’s Law Parent Night (Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades)
In response to concerns regarding child safety and vulnerability to sexual abuse, the State of Illinois requires schools to provide instruction in personal safety and awareness of safe/unsafe situations. This law is known as Erin's law. To address this, the district social workers will be presenting a personal safety lesson to Kindergarten classes. And our School District is partnering with Mutual Ground, Inc. to provide Personal Body Safety Education instruction to our 1st and 2nd grade classes as part of the district comprehensive plan.

To provide parents and guardians with more information regarding this program, the School District and Mutual Ground are providing a parent presentation on November 27th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at McCarty Elementary School (3000 Village Green Drive, Aurora).

This presentation will be the time to hear all about the grade level presentations, as well as an excellent opportunity to learn about what we can do as parents and as a community to help prevent child sexual abuse. This program is for adults only.

Attend Engage 204
You are invited to attend Engage 204, Indian Prairie School District's new community engagement program on November 14 from 7 to 9 pm at Still Middle School, 787 Meadowridge Drive, Aurora. This is the first of a series of Engage 204 sessions hosted by community leaders on behalf of the district. The November 14 meeting will feature a special State of the District presentation by Superintendent Karen Sullivan.

Engage 204 is a collaborative process between the community and District 204 to ensure a strong future for the district and its students. The Engage 204 sessions will explore different aspects of the district, including, enrollment, district finances, and other key issues involved in maintaining a successful educational experience for students. Key to the success of this process is the collaboration and discussion between participants. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to share ideas and discuss topics in small groups in order to provide feedback to the Board of Education.

All District 204 residents are invited to participate in Engage 204. RSVP is appreciated, but not required at Learn more at

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Parent Diversity Advisory Council
The next PDAC meeting is on Tuesday, November 7th, 7-9:00 p.m., at Crouse Education Center, 780 Shoreline Drive in Aurora. The topic of the meeting is Understanding and Addressing Race Advantages: How do students’ race advantage and disadvantage them in school? Please visit these links to view the PDAC meeting calendar or to learn more about PDAC.

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