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Principal's Weekly Message - March 12, 2018

Reported by david_worst@ipsd.org on 3/12/18

Hello Spring Brook Parents,



Save the Date: Spring Brook Multicultural Night

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Time: 6:00-8:00 PM

Last Day Of Registration: April 3, 2018



Dear Spring Brook families, It's time to celebrate our diversity together!

All Spring Brook students and their families are invited to share about their heritage or country (any) they would like to represent by one or more of the following ways:

1. Hosting a table: You/your group can prepare a poster/tri-fold with details of map, flag, currency, music, language etc. for the country (it can be any country- not necessarily where you may be from) you plan to represent. Kids/parents have an option to dress up in traditional clothes also. You can also share small art project related to the country you decide to represent.

2. Perform: Perform a traditional dance, play instruments, martial arts routine or you can teach a dance too! Performance can be a solo or in a group.

3. Bring your favorite food/beverage to share: Food/ beverages that can stay at room temperature. (No peanuts please!)




Please read the attached flyer and registration form for more detailed information. Copies of those will go in the backpack mail by end of this week. Volunteer Sign up is coming soon!



If you have any questions, please contact Swati Mehta- Email: swatipha@yahoo.com or Call: 847-826-6014



Plunge into Fitness

It's not too late to Plunge into Fitness. All students who complete and return a fitness log will earn a free June admission pass to Raging Waves or a discounted admission coupon for the rest of the summer. Any activity that increases the heart rate can counts towards the fitness log. Fitness Logs are available on the Spring Brook website or your child can ask their teacher for one. All Fitness Logs are due back by Tuesday, April 10. No late fitness logs can be accepted after Thursday, April 12.





Tiles from Tile Night!

Tiles are in....tiles are up! The tiles made in November have been put up on the wall outside the nurses office. Have your child walk by to try to find their tile art! Thanks again for adding to our "Tile Hall"!



Engage 204 on March 20

The community is invited to attend Engage 204 from 7 to 9 pm on Tuesday, March 20 at Still Middle School, 787 Meadowridge Drive, Aurora. This session will focus on the district's budget.



Previous sessions have looked at academic programs, demographics, and facilities. Some of the topics discussed by presenters and attendees have included class sizes, teacher pay, mental health support, facility use, and maintenance projects. At this session, presenters will discuss the cost of some of the ideas and attendees will be asked to prioritize the ideas. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to provide feedback on how to financially support the ideas considering the district's limited resources.



Engage 204 is a collaborative process between the community and District 204. Key to the success of this process is the collaboration and discussion between participants. District residents who attend will have the unique opportunity to share ideas and discuss topics in small groups in order to provide feedback to the Board of Education. Findings and recommendations will be presented to the Board of Education in July 2018. All District 204 residents are invited to participate in Engage 204.



RSVP is appreciated, but not required at RSVP. For more information, visit Engage 204.



PDAC

The Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) is hosting their next meeting on Thursday, March 15th, 7-9:00 p.m., at Crouse Education Center, 780 Shoreline Drive in Aurora. The topic is Understanding and Addressing Language Advantages: How do students’ home languages advantage and disadvantage them in school? Please visit the PDAC meeting calendar or the PDAC subpage to learn more about PDAC.



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: Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes for Kids



Upcoming Dates

March 12 – 16 Grade 5 PARCC Testing

Tuesday, March 20 Grade 2 Cruise Party

Wednesday, March 21 Grade 2 Musical – 6:30 PM

Thursday, March 22 PTA Meeting – 9:30 AM

Friday, March 23 End of Third Quarter

Friday, March 23 DEAR Day

March 26-30 No School – Spring Break



Have a great week! - Dave

Multicultural Night ( pdf)

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