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Weekly Message - February 22, 2021

Reported by david_worst@ipsd.org on 2/22/21

Hello Spring Brook Parents –

Spring Conferences

Spring conferences will be held this Thursday, on February 25th from 1:00-8:00 PM via Zoom. Spring conferences are scheduled on an as needed basis. Unlike the Fall, there is only one day (Feb. 25) dedicated to spring conferences, so appointments are limited. On Friday, February 12th, teachers reached out to families they would like to conference with due to concerns and/or necessary check-ins, or if they are not requesting a conference.

If your child’s teacher does not feel a conference is necessary at this time, but you have a concern, please reach out to your child's teacher to let them know and they will reserve a remaining conference time for you. Remember our staff is always available via email or phone anytime you have questions or concerns.


5Essentials Survey - We Need Your Feedback!

Parents, students and teachers across Illinois will once again have an opportunity to participate in the annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings 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 will be 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, 10% 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 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

PTA Officer Nominations for 2021-2022

The nominating committee of the Spring Brook PTA is accepting nominations for the Executive Committee positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary for the 2021-2022 school year.

The committee will present the nominations at the March 25th PTA meeting, and voting will take place at the April 22nd PTA meeting.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about these positions and their duties or would like to be considered for nomination to one of these positions, please contact a member of the nominating committee by March 1st. Self nominations are welcome. Please note that you must be a current PTA member to be considered for an officer position.

Thank you-

Spring Brook Nominating Committee

1) Laura Schutte springbrooksecretarypta@gmail.com

2) Stephanie Hicks stephhicks12@yahoo.com

3) Stephanie Budrow stephanie.budrow@gmail.com

4) Tiffany Malik tiffany.malik@gmail.com

5) Sarah Mejia skmejia@gmail.com

6) Kathy Dunn katherinewoz@gmail.com


TEAM IPEF 2021 SIGN-UP

Challenge yourself to be part of something big in 2021! Consider signing up for Team IPEF and participate in the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon or 5K. This will be Team IPEF’s eighth year to offer the unique opportunity to be involved for a cause that makes a difference for your school. such as Robotics, Teacher Grants, the Fine Arts Festival and Young Heart for Life.

Team members commit to raise a minimum of $150 with 50% of all funds raised coming back to each school. Remaining funds are used to support district programs such as Fine Arts, Young Hearts for Life, Teacher Innovation Grants and Robotics. Set a goal, get fit and proudly represent your school in the half marathon or 5K on Sunday, October 17, 2021 Visit https://ipef204.org/teamipef/ to learn more or sign-up. Virtual race option also available.



Have a great week! - Dave

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