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Principal's Weekly Message - November 6, 2017

Reported by on 11/6/17

Hello Spring Brook Parents,

Operation Sweet Treats for Troops

With your help, we have collected eleven boxes of Halloween candy for our Operation Sweet Treats for Troops Drive. The drive benefits Operation Support Our Troops, who will send donated candy as part of care packages to troops stationed around the world. There is still time to donate! Please send any last unopened candy donations to school by tomorrow. Collection bins will be located outside of morning arrival entrances, as well as in the office. Thanks for your help in making this drive a huge success!

Box Tops for Education
THANK YOU to all of our Box Top clippers!!! We had fantastic participation in our Fall Box Top collection drive, raising over $700 for Spring Brook!!

$10 TCBY gift card winners:
Maddie Gallagher
Allan Saucedo
Oskar Hultsch

Oberweis ice cream cone winners:
Luke Oitker
Benjamin Chacon
Will Moraski
Sebastian Chacon
Tenley Samson
Maya Khan
Karina Milani

New collection sheets for our winter drive will be coming home this week. Send your Box Tops to school with your child on a collection sheet or in a Ziploc bag or envelope.

WINTER CONTEST: Every completed collection sheet returned to school in November, December and January with a student name on it will be entered into a prize raffle. Two $25 Giordano’s gift cards will be awarded as prizes as well as 8 Oberweis ice cream cones. Prizes will be awarded in February. The more sheets submitted, the more chances your child has to win. Be sure your child’s NAME and class is on the collection sheet.

For further questions or prize donations, please contact Amy Sullivan at

Book Fair

Spring Brook is only having one book fair this year, and our theme is Wild West! Tuesday, November 14 is Western Wear Day and an opportunity for students to wear jeans and whatever else they can find that fits a western theme!​——

Come on Down to the Book Fair to purchase some fun books for your kids!

Thursday, Nov. 9, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 10 9:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 13, 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. No School-Conferences

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 9:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.-Western Wear Day

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

-Mrs. Hoyle Ross, LMC Director​——

Charleston Wrap Pick Up November 20th

Charleston Wrap online orders that were designated to "ship to school" and all paper form orders will be available for pick up on Monday, November 20 from 3:30 PM until 7:00 PM in the Spring Brook Gym. Please enter the YMCA door. If you have any questions please email

Attend Engage 204 on Nov. 14
You are invited to attend Engage 204, Indian Prairie School District's new community engagement program on November 14 from 7 to 9 pm at Still Middle School, 787 Meadowridge Drive, Aurora. This is the first of a series of Engage 204 sessions hosted by community leaders on behalf of the district. The November 14 meeting will feature a special State of the District presentation by Superintendent Karen Sullivan.

Engage 204 is a collaborative process between the community and District 204 to ensure a strong future for the district and its students. The Engage 204 sessions will explore different aspects of the district, including, enrollment, district finances, and other key issues involved in maintaining a successful educational experience for students. Key to the success of this process is the collaboration and discussion between participants. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to share ideas and discuss topics in small groups in order to provide feedback to the Board of Education.

All District 204 residents are invited to participate in Engage 204. RSVP is appreciated, but not required at Learn more at

Recess Reminder

We go outside for recess if the temperature combined with the wind chill is five degrees or higher. Please remember to send your child to school with warm clothing so they can enjoy recess. Thanks!

Veterans’ Day

Veterans’ Day Assembly/Breakfast -Friday, November 10th

We are going to be hosting a small ceremony to honor the grandfathers, grandmothers, moms, dads, uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters and any other family members who have served in our nation's Armed Forces.

If there is a Veteran in your family that you would like to honor, please fill out the form sent home with your child. Feel free to attach a photo if you have one and return it to school by Friday, November 3rd. These will be displayed in the hallways leading up to our ceremony.

From 8:30-9:30 on November 10th, we will be hosting a continental breakfast for any Spring Brook family veteran that would like to attend. Please RSVP by Monday, November 6th if you plan to attend the breakfast with your Veteran. Please feel free to dress in your military uniforms if you can. After breakfast, all Veterans are invited to stay for a flag-raising ceremony and the Pledge of Allegiance, led by our local Boy Scout troop, as well as a presentation in our main gym. All activities should conclude by approximately 10:45. ​——

Tile Night

Tile Night is Back - still time to sign up!

Wednesday, November 15th – 6:00pm – 8:00pm (Can’t make that it from home!)

Let’s fill up our tile wall, and call it Tile Hall! Kindergartners make your mark on the wall for your first year at Spring Brook! 5th Graders leave your last mark...and every one in between!!!

Sign up flyers were sent home last week, or print the attached one below.

You can e-mail any questions to

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
Thursday, November 9 Grade 3 DuPage Children’s Museum
Thursday, November 9 Book Fair 4:30-7:30 PM
Thursday, November 9 P/T Conferences 4:30-8:00 PM
Friday, November 10 Veterans’ Day Assembly
Friday, November 10 Grade 3 DuPage Children’s Museum
Friday, November 10 Book Fair 9:15 AM – 3:15 PM
Monday, November 13 P/T Conferences 8:00 AM -8:00 PM
Monday, November 13 Book Fair 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Tuesday, November 14 Book Fair 9:15 AM – 3:15 PM
Wednesday, November 15 Book Fair 9:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Wednesday, November 15 Tile Night – 6:00-8:00 PM

Have a great week! - Dave

Tile Night ( pdf)

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