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Weekly Message - November 4, 2019

Reported by on 11/4/19

Hello Spring Brook Parents –

Operation Treats for Troops

​——Spring Brook is once again sponsoring Operation Treats for Troops. Last year, we collected over 450 pounds of candy. Through Wednesday, students can drop off and donate any extra Halloween candy to the collection bins located at each door of morning arrival or in the main office. The donations will then be shipped as part of a care package to members of our Armed Forces around the world. Thanks for your support!

Veteran’s Day

As Veteran’s Day approaches on November 11th, we would like to honor all the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much to ensure the safety and security for all Americans.

From 8:30-9:30 AM on November 11th, we will be hosting a continental breakfast for all these special veterans and their families. Please RSVP and include the number of people that will attend the breakfast through the following link, by Friday, November 1st.

After breakfast, all veterans are invited to stay for a flag-raising ceremony, the Pledge of Allegiance and a presentation in our main gym. All activities should conclude by approximately 10:45.

All Veterans are invited to participate in the following activities:

*8:30-9:30 –Breakfast for Veterans in the Multi-Purpose room

*9:30 – Flag-raising and Pledge of Allegiance outside

*9:50 – Veterans’ Day Assembly in the Main Gym. Veterans will be given the opportunity to introduce themselves by sharing his/her name, branch of service and years of service.

Health Office Reminders

As cold and flu season quickly approaches and in order to keep students & staff healthy, we’d like to send a friendly reminder regarding the guidelines to follow when your student is ill:

When to keep your student home:

FEVER: When his/her body temperature is 100 degrees F or higher. Your student may return to school after his/her temperature has returned to normal for 24 consecutive hours (without the use of medication to control it.)
VOMITING: student may return after 24 hours without vomiting and when successfully taking food again.
DIARRHEA: student may return after solid bowel movement or after 24 consecutive hours with no diarrhea.
RASH: any rash should be diagnosed by a physician with note of release to return to school.
EXTENDED ILLNESS: When a student is absent with illness for 5 or more days, a doctor’s release is requested.
Please call in all student absences to the Spring Brook Attendance Line at 630.428.6600-Option 3 by 10 AM on the date of your student’s absence. Please indicate any flu-like symptoms (including fever, headache, body aches, and sore throat) your child may be experiencing.

Please report any communicable disease (including chicken pox, impetigo, strep infections, mumps, measles, head lice, etc.) to the Health Office or school nurse.

Information Regarding Head Lice

Parents are encouraged to make it a routine practice to check their student for head lice and nits (eggs). Remind your student NOT to share hats, combs, brushes, or other hair accessories.

If you suspect head lice, contact your doctor or pharmacist for proper treatment and notify the school. The procedure outline for head lice (page 69 of the IPSD 204 Student Handbook) will be followed. It is imperative that the privacy of the student involved is maintained.

We appreciate teaming with you this year on these guidelines in order keep our students healthy and ready to learn!

Healthy regards,

Spring Brook Health Office


Bingo for Books Event

We are busy preparing for Bingo for Books on Thursday, November 14th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. We need volunteers in order to make this event a success. Please click on the spot below to sign-up. Questions? Email Luciana Rodriguez

We have 8 amazing raffle baskets and hope to see you all there!

Charleston Wrap Pick Up

Thanks again to all parents, students and staff that supported the PTA's fall fundraiser. Charleston Wrap orders will be available for pick up after school on Wednesday, November 13th from 3:30pm-6:30pm. Please make arrangements to pick up your items on this day. If you have any questions, please contact Tiffany Malik ( or Marissa Kopp (

All students who turned in keychain coupons for the fundraiser were entered into a random drawing to win the marble run on display by the office. Everyone who turned in a coupon will receive a medal for participating, and the WINNER of the marble run drawing was Jack Czerkies! Way to go, and thank you to everyone who participated!

Parent Diversity Advisory Council

PDAC is a district wide organization that promises to engage in active conversations concerning issues that are important to you.

We promise to stand along side you when you need an advocate.

We promise to work with the district to ensure all families and students in our community feel welcomed in their respective school buildings and in their classrooms.

The PDAC Liason for Springbrook Elementary School is Kinjal Shah. Please email if you feel you need assistance for your child.

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 STEM Club

Spring Brook: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, November 6 Grade 3 – DuPage Children’s Museum

Thursday, November 7 Grade 3 – DuPage Children’s Museum

Monday, November 11 Veteran’s Day Breakfast/Assembly

Thursday, November 14 Grade 4 – Naper Settlement

Thursday, November 14 Grade 1 – WVHS Planetarium Field Trip

Thursday, November 14 Bingo Night – 6:30-8:00 PM

Monday, November 18 Book Fair – 9:15 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday, November 19 Book Fair – 9:15 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday, November 20 Book Fair – 9:15-10:15 AM

Thursday, November 21 PTA Meeting – 9:30 AM

Thursday, November 21 Parent/Teacher Conferences – 4:30-8:00 PM

Friday, November 22 Grade 1 – Out of This World Celebration

Monday, November 25 No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00 AM-3:00 PM and 4:30-8:00 PM

November 26-29 No School – Thanksgiving Break

Have a great week! - Dave

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