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Weekly Message - September 23, 2019

Reported by david_worst@ipsd.org on 9/23/19

Hello Spring Brook Parents –



PTA Meeting

Our next PTA meeting will be on Thursday, September 26 at 9:30am in the lunch room.

September has been a busy month for the Spring Brook PTA, so please come to find out about all that’s been going on!

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



Join Spring Brook PTA by This Friday (9/27)!! Class Prizes Announced!

46% of Spring Brook families have joined PTA so far! Sign up now before Friday's deadline - the class with the most PTA memberships will win an extra recess, and the grade level with the most memberships will have a pajama day. Dr. Sommers' 4th grade class is currently in the lead! Your membership also gets you into the school directory and provides countless resources for our school. Don't wait!



Visit http://springbrook.memberhub.store to join the PTA!!

Questions? Contact Sarah Kuehl (flykuehls@yahoo.com) or Sarah Mejia (springbrooktreasurerpta@gmail.com).



Charleston Wrap Fundraiser - Ordering Deadline Extended

Thank you to those who have already placed your Charleston Wrap orders. We have made it to just over half of our goal, so in order to get closer to our goal, the ordering deadline has been extended. There is still time to finalize and submit orders! Remember, the money we raise helps us offer great resources for Spring Brook! If you or someone you know still wants to order, it is not too late to submit order forms or complete online orders through http://www.charlestonwrapstore.com using our school code (z-11280). Please continue to send in prize coupons to your child's teacher through the new deadline as well.



Monday, September 30th is the last day you can submit order forms. It's also the last day to order online and to have your sales count toward your child's prizes. Be sure to write your student's name, code, teacher, and contact info at the top of your order forms. Please make all checks payable to Spring Brook PTA.



If you have any questions about the fundraiser please email Tiffany Malik (tiffany.malik@gmail.com) or Marissa Kopp (marrissakg@hotmail.com).



Thank you in advance for your support— we could not do it without our amazing parents and staff at Spring Brook!



Spring Brook’s Annual Science Fair

Date: Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Time: 5:30-8:00 PM



E-mails with final details and schedules for those who registered for Science Fair and/or STEM workshop were sent out on September 22nd on the e-mail id provided in the registration form. If you have not received any emails and have registered your child then please notify me immediately.

Non-participants are welcome to visit Science Fair.

For questions or concerns contact: Swati Mehta

Email: swatipha@yahoo.com



Volunteer Sign-up::Please join us to make our Science Fair & STEM workshop 2019-2020 event successful ! Without volunteers it won't be possible. Middle & High school kids can help as well in specific areas!



ScienceFair & STEM WkshopVolunteersSign-UP
https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2957379/false#/invitation



Reflections Arts Program 2019-2020 – Call for Entries!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/180CP0RCik0j6sWjBeJzsf-CAG9AJS9yoUQyUg1kUc98/viewform?edit_requested=true

Great opportunity for Spring Brook Elementary school students to unleash their artistic talent through Reflections Arts Program.
Reflections Art Program: Reflections is National PTA's Arts Program that inspires children to get creative! Students are invited to create works of art in any of the six different art categories and Special Artists category. Every year Reflections Arts Program has a unique theme. This year’s theme is “Look Within”. Every participating student will get a certificate at the award ceremony. More details about this wonderful program are provided in the attached file below.

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Art Categories are:
1. Dance Choreography, 2. Film Production, 3. Literature, 4. Music Composition, 5. Photography, 6. Visual Arts, 7. Special Artists
Participation: Students of all grades (from KG to Grade 5) and all abilities may participate. Each student can create one project in each of the art categories.

Please register at the link provided by October 4, we will send you further details: https://forms.gle/jAJ6E1XaJ2ZR3sK36


This program organized by PTA is completely free like many other programs. We do encourage you to become a PTA member to support such programs.
If you have questions, please contact Reflections Program Chair - Lana Bakun-Portnoy sbakun@gmail.com


Reflections - Call for Entries Registration Form


Coat Drive

The Community Service Committee will be having a coat drive from September 19 through September 27th. This will coincide with the IPPC’s district-wide collection which will benefit local families in need. Bins will be placed outside the front office. Any questions please email Ryan Singer ryans33@comcast.net or Kerri Bradley kerribradley1@gmail.com



Dough Raising

Help Spring Brook raise some “dough” at our first Dough Raising with Home Run Inn! Join us next Monday, October 1st, 2019 at Home Run Inn (1280 W. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook - corner of Weber / Boughton). Whether you dine in or carry out - 20% of all food and beverage sales will be donated to our school! Show your server or cashier the flyer that will be coming home in backpack mail next Monday OR bring in the electronic flyer attached to this email. Any questions, contact Ginger Evers (ginger.evers@gmail.com).



IPEF Red Arrow Tap Room Fundraiser Clarification

The IPEF fundraiser being held at Red Arrow Tap Room on Monday, September 23rd is for Spring Brook Staff. We apologize for any confusion.


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: Inside Out Club



Upcoming Dates

Thursday, September 26 PTA Meeting – 9:30 AM

Thursday, September 26 Grade 5 Fullersburg Woods Field Trip

Thursday, September 26 Science Fair/STEM Workshop – 5:30-8:00 PM

Friday, September 27 Fire Drill – 2:30 PM

Wednesday, October 9 Picture Retake Day

Thursday, October 10 Grade 2 – Traveling World of Reptiles

Monday, October 14 No School – Columbus Day



Have a great week! - Dave

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