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Weekly Message - November 18, 2019

Reported by on 11/18/19

Hello Spring Brook Parents –

PTA Meeting

Our next PTA meeting will be on Thursday, November 21 at 9:30am in the lunch room. Come find out what the Spring Brook PTA has been working on this fall!

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

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, 11% 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.

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 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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