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Weekly Message - November 25, 2019

Reported by david_worst@ipsd.org on 11/25/19

Hello Spring Brook Parents –



Win a Pajama Day for Your Child! – 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, 12% of parents have completed the survey. If we reach 20%, students will get a Pajama Day! 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 https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/

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.



Toy Drive

The Community Service Committee will be holding a toy drive to benefit the Bike Bald Organization. Their mission is to enrich the lives of children affected by cancer and rare illnesses. All new/unused toys can be donated from December 9th though December 19th. They are in need of gifts for all ages. Gift cards are also welcome. Any questions contact Ryan Singer at ryans33@comcast.net or Kerri Bradley at kerribradley1@gmail.com



Upcoming Dates

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

Tuesday, December 10 Luke Flowers Author Visit – Grades K, 1 and 2

Thursday, December 12 Author Nate Ball Live Stream Naperville Reads – Grade 3

Wednesday, December 18 Grade 5 Triptych Concert at Gregory

Thursday, December 19 Grade 1 – Holidays Around the World

Thursday, December 19 Kindergarten – Gingerbread Party

Friday, December 20 End of Second Quarter

Friday, December 20 Huskie HERO Assembly

December 23 – January 3 Winter Break

Monday, January 6 No School – School Improvement Day

Tuesday, January 7 School Resumes





Have a great week! - Dave

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