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Weekly Announcements 12-18-17

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Fry Elementary School Weekly Announcements 12/18/17

Part-time Crossing Guard Needed – Thursday afternoons only

We are getting closer….we are in need of a Thursday afternoon (3:30-3:50) Crossing Guard, with the option of substituting for additional hours. This is a paid position AND a great way to connect with the school community. Please contact the Fry office for more information about the application process.

5 Essentials

Teachers, parents, and middle and high school students across Illinois have the opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey was designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child's school. As a parent, your voice is essential to help us understand the conditions at your child's school and guide improvement.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by the University of Chicago, on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The state will provide survey results for individual schools only if a school has at least 20 percent of parents take the survey. If you have children attending more than one school, we ask that you complete the survey for each school. You may also complete the survey more than once if you have more than one child in the same school. All survey responses will be kept confidential. University of Chicago asks parents for an email address when they begin the survey only for the purpose of sending a confirmation once the survey is completed. University of Chicago will never connect your identity and survey responses to you or your child or share the information with your school, the district or the Illinois State Board of Education.

To take this short survey:

1. Visit
2. Type and then select Dupage as District 204's County location. This is the county associated with the district, not the location of an individual school.
3. Type your school's name into the School field and then select your school.


If you happen to be cleaning out closets over winter break and you no longer have any need for certain learning toys that your children have outgrown, we may be able to find a home for them here!

The LMC is looking for any donations of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) materials. Examples of items are listed below.

We would like to add fun items that students can explore or build with and learn from!
There may also be other building or learning toys, from another corner of the world that you are from or have visited- we can make use of them also! And the children would enjoy seeing something from their native land or another place in the world!

If you are unsure if it is something we can use, you can give us a call in the LMC at 630-428-7414, or email Or, just send it in and if there is something we are unable to use, we will donate it to a charitable organization.

Items We Would Use in the LMC:

Building blocks
Legos (All Kinds)
Little Friends Legos
Kapla blocks
Keva blocks
Happy blocks
Magnetic tiles or blocks
Tinker Toys
Lincoln Logs
Light Brite
Marble Runs & marbles
Snap Circuits
Little Bits

Thank you so much! We appreciate your generosity!

Important Dates:

12/22 PTA Room Parties – 2:15-3:15

12/25-1/5 Winter Break

1/8/18 School resumes

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:

Fry: Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes for Kids

Fry: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club

Fry: NanoBeasts STEM + Robotics Classes

Fry: Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO Engineering Club

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