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Weekly Message - November 11, 2019

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Hello Spring Brook Parents –

Basketball Intramurals

Intramural basketball permission slips for fourth and fifth grade students are due by Friday, November 15th. A permission is attached for your convenience.

Bags for the Homeless

Student council is collecting items for the homeless this holiday season. Please donate items such as hats, gloves, socks and travel sized toiletries. Gum and granola bars are also appreciated. The collection will occur from November 12th- 22nd. Students can bring the items to school and place them in collection boxes outside of their classrooms.

Thank you!

We Need Your Feedback – 5Essentials Survey

Parents across Illinois once again have an opportunity to participate in the annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of your child’s school as it relates to the important elements of school effectiveness.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by the University of Chicago. All survey responses will be kept confidential. The state will provide survey results for individual schools only if a school has at least 20 percent of parents take the survey. Currently, 6% of parents have completed the survey. If you have children attending more than one school, we ask that you complete the survey for each school.

To take this short survey:

1. Visit

2. Type and select “Dupage” as "County." (The county is the location of the school district's main office.)

3. Type your school's name into the "School" field and select your school.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey identifies five indicators that can lead to important student outcomes, including test score gains. Research has shown that schools strong on these indicators are ten times more likely to improve student learning. The five indicators that effect school success are effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments, and ambitious instruction.

Thank you for your feedback.

Bingo for Books

This Thursday, November 14th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. is Bingo for Books. At this time we have 18 open volunteer spots to fill. Each spot is only 45 minutes long. Please click on the link below to help out. High school students can also help as well in any spot. This year we have 8 amazing raffle baskets! We hope to see you all there!

Questions? Email Luciana Rodriguez

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: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club

Upcoming Dates

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

Basketball Intramural ( pdf)

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