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Weekly Message - August 19, 2019

Reported by david_worst@ipsd.org on 8/19/19

Hello Spring Brook Parents –

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. Curriculum Night is for parents only.

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.



Spirit Wear

The online Husky spirit wear store is open! Students are encouraged to show their Husky pride on assembly days, field trips, and other spirit days throughout the year. Orders can be placed at napervillespiritwear.com and will be delivered to your child's classroom.



PTA Committee Chairs Needed

The PTA has two vacant committee chair positions that need to be filled for the school year: Reflections and Bingo for Books. The Reflections chair promotes a district-wide arts competition at Spring Brook, while the Bingo for Books chair will organize our annual family Bingo night set for 11/14/19. Please consider helping so we can keep these great programs running at Spring Brook! Contact Kathy Dunn at springbrookpresidentpta@gmail.com to learn more or volunteer.



Save the Date:-Spring Brook’s Annual “Science Fair”
Date: Thursday September 26th, 2019
Time: 5:30-8:00 PM
All Spring Brook students are invited to participate in the Science fair.

Each student or group of students (Max.3) from grades K - 5th can develop a project with the help of their parents to present at the fair. Details will be emailed and flyers will be coming home soon.


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.

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: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club

Upcoming Dates

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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