- Spring Brook Elementary
Spring Brook's Weekly Message - September 18, 2023
Hello Spring Brook Parents -
McTeacher Night at McDonald's on 9/21!
Take the night off from cooking! Come see your teachers and Blizzard at McDonald's on Thursday, September 21st from 4:30-7:30. Help us raise money for IPEF and Spring Brook! Bring the flyer below or mention Spring Brook when you order.
PTA Membership Drive
We are halfway through the PTA Membership Drive. 3rd grade is in the lead with 54% membership, but Kindergarten is hot on their heels! Faculty membership is nearly double parent membership, but with two weeks to go, there's still time for parents to make a solid showing! Parents, the only requirement to participate is your $20 membership fee. You could win money for your child's classroom, and ice pops for their grade. To join, visit https://springbrook.memberhub.com today!
Dough Raising at MOD Pizza – Tuesday, 9/19
This Tuesday, Sept. 19, all day long, you can bring in this flyer or order online through the MOD Pizza app or website using the coupon code, and MOD will donate 25% of your bill to the PTA! Code: MODGIVES25
IPPC Annual Coat Drive
The Indian Prairie Parents' Council is hosting its annual winter coat drive. This program gathers new and gently used clean winter coats and accessories (including boots, snow pants, hats, scarves, and mittens) to offer to district families in need at no cost. Please bring donated items to Spring Brook between Sept. 11 – 22. Collection boxes will be available by the office.
Keller's Farmstand Oswego Fall Festival Fundraiser 9/30 & 10/1
Come out and enjoy fall festivities at Keller's Farmstand in Oswego, and 25% of the total tickets purchased will be donated to our school. See flyer for more details.
Reflections Arts Program
Reflections is a nationwide art competition that all Spring Brook students are invited to participate in. All participants will get free Andy's frozen custard; the top entries will advance to the district, state, or national level. The process is simple: reflect on this year's theme, "I am Hopeful Because…" then create a piece of art, music, photography, dance, writing, or film based on the theme. To receive the entry form and complete instructions, fill out this form. We hope everyone will unleash their creativity and consider participating this year! Deadline to submit your creation is Friday, October 6.
Art Awareness Needs You!
Do you love art or love to help in your child's classroom? The PTA needs parent volunteers to teach Art Awareness lessons to your child's class. Thanks to funds from PTA memberships/donations, we provide everything you need to do the lesson, and all levels of artistic talent are welcome. Once a quarter, volunteers will teach the students about well-known artists and their works and then facilitate an art project using the artists' style. 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 convenience, and it is a great way to be a part of your child's education and keep the art flowing through our school. Interested? Click on the link to sign up: https://signup.com/go/cFKTnSX.
Indian Prairie CARES. With support from Edward-Elmhurst Community Investment Fund we are able to offer FREE counseling to our families starting September 26th. Private therapists (not affiliated or employed by District 204) will be available at four schools (Georgetown Elementary, Longwood Elementary, Fischer Middle and Granger Middle) on Tuesday evenings from 5 pm-8 pm. If interested in this FREE service for your children use the link below to register. Everything is CONFIDENTIAL.
Project Arrow PTA
The Project Arrow PTA team will be having our first official meeting and fundraiser for the year on Wednesday, September 20th.
Here are the details:
The meeting will be held at the Crouse Education Center 780 Shoreline Dr, Aurora IL at 7 pm. If you cannot make it to our in-person meeting, please do still join us on zoom using this link. The password will be sent to members and non-members who would like to join can reach out to email@example.com for the password.
• At our meeting we will cover a few relevant updates around the District, as well as a walkthrough of the relevant information on the District's new Website.
• You will hear about our PTA plans for the year and there are a few official PTA items we need to cover.
• Ms. Joan Peterson, the Elementary Curriculum Director will be joining us for the November meeting and will be able to answer questions pertaining to the Project Arrow & Accelerated Math programs as well as the K-2 Talent Development strategy at a district level. We will set aside some time for discussions at the end of this September meeting, to collate some questions from families which she can address in November.
We're trying to make Fundraising easy to remember this year by setting up Restaurant Nights on the same dates as our meetings. Help support us by ordering from Panera at 491 Rt 59 between 4-8 pm on Wednesday September 20th. Please remember to specify to Panera staff that this is to Support the Project Arrow PTA and the PTA receives 20% of all proceeds. Enter promo code FUND4U at checkout for Online ordering. Project Arrow teachers across the district are meeting later this month and will be deciding how to use these funds to support our children during this school year.
@everyone Hope you can join us!
Tuesday, September 19 Bus Evacuation Drill
Wednesday, September 20 Fire Drill with Naperville Fire Department
Thursday, September 28 PTA Meeting Via Zoom - 7 PM
Monday, October 9 No School - Columbus Day
Wednesday, October 18 Picture Retake Day
Friday, October 20 Kindergarten Field Trip To Johansen Farm
October 23-27 Red Ribbon Week
Have a great week! - Dave