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Weekly Message - November 5, 2018

Reported by on 11/5/18

Hello Spring Brook Parents –

5Essentials Survey - We Need Your Feedback!

Parents, students and teachers across Illinois will once again have an opportunity to participate in the annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school as it relates to the important elements of school effectiveness.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by the University of Chicago. All survey responses will be kept confidential. 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.

To take this short survey:

1. Visit

2. Type and select “Dupage” as "County." (The county is the location of the school district's main office.)

3. Type your school's name into the "School" field and select your school.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey identifies five indicators that can lead to important student outcomes, including test score gains. Research has shown that schools strong on these indicators are ten times more likely to improve student learning. The five indicators that effect school success are effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments, and ambitious instruction.

Book Fair

Join us at: Spring Brook's Book Fair ​———and choose some fantastic books for the winter season!

Monday, Nov. 5, 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. No School – Parent/Teacher Conferences

Charleston Wrap Pick Up Tuesday, November 13th

Charleston Wrap online orders that were designated to "ship to school" and all paper form orders will be available for pick up on Tuesday, November 13th from 3:30pm until 6:30pm in the Spring Brook Gym. Please enter the YMCA door. If you have any questions please email or

School Safety Community Night - November 14

District 204 is partnering with local law enforcement agencies for a School Safety Community Night presentation from 7 to 8 pm on Wednesday, November 14 at Waubonsie Valley High School.

Safety topics include what parents should teach their younger children to help keep them safe, the district’s partnership with police and how school resource officers work with staff and students, ALICE training in schools, a new program that involves a school safety dog, and how students and parents can report safety concerns.

All District 204 parents are invited to attend this event. Children are encouraged to attend at their parents’ discretion.

An RSVP is appreciated, but not required at

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: DuPage Inside Out Club

Spring Brook: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club

Upcoming Dates

Monday, November 5 No School–Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00-3:00 and 4:30-8:00

Tuesday, November 6 No School – Election Day

Thursday, November 8 Grade 3 – DuPage Children’s Museum

Friday, November 9 Grade 3 – DuPage Children’s Museum

Monday, November 12 Veteran’s Day Assembly

Thursday, November 15 Grade 4 – Naper Settlement Field Trip

November 21-23 No School – Thanksgiving Break

Have a great week! - Dave

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