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Weekly Message - August 12, 2019

Reported by on 8/12/19

Hello Spring Brook Parents –

Classroom Teacher Assignment

You will be able to access classroom assignments starting today at 4 PM in eSchoolPlus. To learn your child's classroom teacher, you will need your eSchoolPlus username and password. You can then access the information at If you do not have your username and/or password, please call the office for assistance.

While you are in eSchoolPlus, please take a moment to verify that we have your correct phone number and email for important school-to-home communication. You can view your phone number and email address by clicking the "Edit Information" link at the bottom of the "Registration" page. The primary guardian can edit his or her email address if it is incorrect. Additional email addresses and phone numbers can be corrected by calling Spring Brook and asking them to update the information.

Meet and Greet/Ice Cream Social

Meet and Greet will be on Wednesday, August 14th from 2:00-3:00 PM. Parents and students will meet their teacher in their classrooms. You may bring your school supplies and drop them off when you visit your child’s classroom. If you ordered a school supply kit, it will be delivered to your child’s classroom.

The 2019 Spring Brook Ice Cream Social is Wednesday, August 14th from 3:00-5:00 PM. Everyone in attendance will receive one ice cream treat for FREE courtesy of the Spring Brook PTA!

Pizza will be for sale ($2), as well as water and concessions ($1). We will also have a DJ and spirit wear available for size sampling.

There will be membership tables for the Spring Brook PTA, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Please bring the entire family and join us for a night of fun to kick off the school year!

We still need volunteers for the Ice Cream Social. Please CLICK HERE if you would like to sign up to help.

First Day of School

Monday, August 19th, is the first day of school for Grades 1-5. Kindergarten students will follow the schedule they received in the mail. We will follow our normal arrival and dismissal procedures on the first day. The doors will open at 8:50 and we will welcome the students as they proceed directly to their classrooms.

At dismissal, Kindergarten and second grade students will exit door 12, grades 3 and 5 will exit door 7, grade 1 will exit door 8 and grade 4 will exit door 9.

Tuesday, August 20th will be Kindergarten’s first full day of school.
We are looking forward to an exciting and wonderful school year!

Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night is Thursday, August 22nd. You will hear an overview of what your child will be learning this year and visit various tables in the LMC.

The Curriculum Night schedule is as follows:

5:45-6:15 Kindergarten-Second Grade

6:20-6:50 Kindergarten-Fifth Grade

6:55-7:25 Third-Fifth Grade

The teacher’s presentations will be in their classroom.

LMC Volunteers – 2019-20 School Year

Hello Spring Brook Families!

We are looking for additional LMC (Library Media Center) volunteers.

The open shifts are for every other week:

Monday morning shift: 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday afternoon shift: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday afternoon shift: 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday morning shift: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Thursday morning shift: 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday afternoon shift 1:00 pm to 3:30 p.m.

During shifts, volunteers check-in books, interact with students that visit the LMC (assist kids with picking out / finding appropriate books), help check-out materials, assist in the MakerSpace, shelve books, and help with special projects. It is a fun way to become involved at Spring Brook and meet teachers, students, and Spring Brook families!

If you are interested in any of these positions, please email me at

Safety Tips for Motorists

The Naperville Police Department has provided safety tips for motorists as children will once again be walking to school through neighborhoods, waiting at bus stops and being dropped off at schools by parents. The beginning of the school year is an especially important time to check your driving behavior and ensure you are practicing the safest driving habits. Motorists can assist with keeping children safe when headed back-to-school by following these tips:

Plan ahead and leave home earlier than normal to allow enough time to reach your destination without rushing.
Always come to a complete stop at stop signs, and be sure to check carefully for children on sidewalks and in crosswalks before proceeding. Be sure to obey crossing guards and student safety patrols.
Slow Down! Remember, school speed zones are reduced for a reason. When entering a school zone, slow down to 20 mph and be extra alert for children on foot and on bicycles.
Being cautious when approaching school buses. It is illegal to proceed around a school bus with the stop sign arm engaged. Please be patient as children enter and exit school buses.
Eliminate distractions. Leave time in the morning to eat and groom before entering your vehicle and stay off the phone while driving. As a reminder, Illinois bans the use of all hand-held devices while driving in Illinois as well as texting while driving.
Follow each school’s traffic and parking plans and signage. If you have questions or want more information on your school’s traffic and parking plan, please contact your school.
Lock your car doors and remove valuables before exiting your vehicle at schools and daycares. Even if you’ll only be gone for a brief time, leaving valuables in plain sight or leaving your doors unlocked is an invitation for thieves.

Spring Brook’s Birthday Book Club

How it works:

* Enroll your child

* During the month of your child's birthday, we will call him/her down to the LMC at the start of the school day to choose a book from our Birthday Book Cart.

* Your child poses for a picture with that book.

* We print the picture on a bookplate and put it in the inside cover of the book.

* Your child will be the first one to check out the book from the LMC.

Click on the link below for more information.

-Natalie Hoyle Ross

Spring Brook's Library Media Center Director

Fall Photography Event

Please see the attachment regarding the Spring Brook PTA Fall Photography Event on September 7th.

Upcoming Dates

Monday, August 12 Class Lists Available at 4 PM

Wednesday, August 14 Meet and Greet – 2:00-3:00 PM

Wednesday, August 14 Ice Cream Social – 3:00-5:00 PM

Monday, August 19 First Day of School (Grades 1-5)

Thursday, August 22 Curriculum Night

Tuesday, August 27 Fire Drill

Thursday, August 29 PTA Meeting – 9:30 AM

Thursday, August 29 Tornado Drill

Monday, September 2 No School – Labor Day

Tuesday, September 3 No School – Institute Day

Thursday, September 5 Bus Evacuation

Friday, September 6 Picture Day

Wednesday, September 11 Fire Drill

Thursday, September 12 Lock Down Drill

Have a great week! - Dave

Birthday Books ( pdf)

Photography Fundraiser ( pdf)

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