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Weekly Message - February 18, 2019

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PTA Meeting

Our next PTA meeting is on Thursday, February 21st at 9:30 AM in the lunch room.

We hope you can join us and as always, children are welcome!

Spring Fling

We are just a little over 3 weeks away from Spring Fling. This year the theme is Beach Bound! The event will be held on Friday, March 8th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We need a total of 116 volunteers to make this event a success. This year we are adding 'Pictures with Blizzard'. We are looking for two adults to wear the Blizzard costume and take pictures with students in one location. We also need high and middle school student volunteers, so please forward this along.

We have new themes for our basket drawings, and a tattoo artist that will be using glitter tattoos. We will have the teacher dance, balloon artists, cake walk, games in the cafeteria with amazing prizes, dancing and an inflatable obstacle course in the gym. We will be selling pizza, cotton candy, popcorn, chips, drinks and new this cream popsicles. Pre-order forms for tickets were sent home last week.

Thank you in advance for volunteering! We really appreciate your time to make this event a huge success!

PTA Officer Nominations for 2019-2020

The nominating committee of the Spring Brook PTA is accepting nominations for the Executive Committee positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary for the 2019-2020 school year.

The committee will present the nominations at the March 21st PTA meeting, and voting will take place at the April
25th PTA meeting.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about these positions and their duties or would like to be considered for nomination to one of these positions, please contact a member of the nominating committee by March 1st. Self nominations are welcome. Please note that you must be a current PTA member to be considered for an officer position.

Thank you-

Spring Brook Nominating Committee

Lynn McElhone

Allison Fosdick

Courtney Barenbrugge

Amie Enright

Katie Finke

American Heart Challenge/Bulls Night

Our school is thrilled to announce through our American Heart Challenge program we are partnering with the Chicago Bulls!

Students who collect donations using our school’s Kids Heart Challenge website OR the Kids Heart Challenge app will have the opportunity to earn BOGO free tickets to Hoops Night on Saturday, March 23, 2019 and/or the Court of Dreams Experience from 2:00-4:00 before that evening’s game!

Tickets are limited, so if you want an opportunity to join us at Hoops Night, act fast. All tickets must be purchased by February 28, 2019 and there is no limit to how many BOGO free tickets you purchase!

You can collect donations using our school’s Kids Heart Challenge event website by going to and search for our school name ( or download the Kids Heart Challenge app from the app store on your iPhone or Android phone. Once your student has reached their fundraising incentive level you will receive an email from the American Heart Association with a promo code and instructions. Emails with promo code and instructions will be sent out once a week (on Friday), not immediately upon hitting the fundraising incentive level.

We hope to see you there!

** Tickets are limited. Students are not guaranteed BOGO tickets or the Court of Dreams experience when they hit the fundraising incentive level. Questions? Please contact Anthony Horton at 312-455-4160 or

STEM Night at Gregory Middle School

On February 27 from 6:00-7:30 pm Gregory Middle School is hosting a STEM Night! They are encouraging students and families from their elementary feeder schools to attend! The evening will include fun hands-on Engineering challenges that students and families can work on together as well as robotics demos and a 3D printing booth. Free cupcakes for attendees! Please contact Dr. Tara Bell at with any questions.

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 and Scout Workshop

Upcoming Dates

Monday, February 18 No School – Presidents’ Day

Thursday, February 21 PTA Meeting – 9:30 AM

Thursday, February 28 Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:00-8:00 PM

Friday, March 1 No School – Institute Day

Have a great week! - Dave

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