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Weekly Message - August 20, 2018

Reported by david_worst@ipsd.org on 8/20/18

Hello Spring Brook Parents - I would like to welcome you to the start of a new school year as Tuesday, August 21, is the first day of school for Grades 1-5. Kindergarten students will follow the schedule they received in the mail. We will follow our normal arrival and dismissal procedures on the first day. The doors will open at 8:50 and we will welcome the students as they proceed directly to their classrooms.



At dismissal, Kindergarten, first, second and fourth grade students will exit door 12. Students in grades 3 and 5 will exit door 7.



Wednesday, August 22 will be Kindergarten’s first full day of school. REMINDER: School starts at 9:15 on Wednesday (doors open at 9:00).



We are looking forward to an exciting and wonderful school year!



Volunteer Application

We love volunteers at Spring Brook! Your child will bring home a “Volunteer Application” this week. This form must be completed and returned to your child’s teacher if you volunteer this year.



Ice Cream Social

The 2018 Spring Brook Ice Cream Social is Friday August 24th from 5:00-7:00 PM. Everyone in attendance will receive one ice cream treat for FREE courtesy of the Spring Brook PTA!



Pizza will be for sale ($2), as well as water and concessions ($1). We will also have a DJ and spirit wear available for size sampling.



There will be membership tables for the Spring Brook PTA, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Please bring the entire family and join us for a night of fun to kick off the school year!



We're using SignUp.com (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

Please sign up for 2018 Spring Brook Ice Cream Social!



Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/mhUVkcE

2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)

3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.



Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually. Emily DeAno 630-709-3687



Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night is Wednesday, September 12th. You will hear an overview of what your child will be learning this year and visit various tables in the LMC.



The Curriculum Night schedule is as follows:

5:45-6:15 Kindergarten-Second Grade

6:20-6:50 Kindergarten-Fifth Grade

6:55-7:25 Third-Fifth Grade



The teacher’s presentations will be in their classroom.



Safety Tips for Motorists

The Naperville Police Department has provided safety tips for motorists as children will once again be walking to school through neighborhoods, waiting at bus stops and being dropped off at schools by parents. The beginning of the school year is an especially important time to check your driving behavior and ensure you are practicing the safest driving habits. Motorists can assist with keeping children safe when headed back-to-school by following these tips:

Plan ahead and leave home earlier than normal to allow enough time to reach your destination without rushing.
Always come to a complete stop at stop signs, and be sure to check carefully for children on sidewalks and in crosswalks before proceeding. Be sure to obey crossing guards and student safety patrols.
Slow Down! Remember, school speed zones are reduced for a reason. When entering a school zone, slow down to 20 mph and be extra alert for children on foot and on bicycles.
Being cautious when approaching school buses. It is illegal to proceed around a school bus with the stop sign arm engaged. Please be patient as children enter and exit school buses.
Eliminate distractions. Leave time in the morning to eat and groom before entering your vehicle and stay off the phone while driving. As a reminder, Illinois bans the use of all hand-held devices while driving in Illinois as well as texting while driving.
Follow each school’s traffic and parking plans and signage. If you have questions or want more information on your school’s traffic and parking plan, please contact your school.
Lock your car doors and remove valuables before exiting your vehicle at schools and daycares. Even if you’ll only be gone for a brief time, leaving valuables in plain sight or leaving your doors unlocked is an invitation for thieves.


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

Spring Brook: Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes



Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, August 21 First Day of School

Friday, August 24 Ice Cream Social – 5:00-7:00 PM

Tuesday, August 28 Fire Drill

Thursday, August 30 PTA Meeting – 9:30 AM

Thursday, August 30 Tornado Drill

Friday, August 31 No School – Institute Day

Monday, September 3 No School – Labor Day

Thursday, September 6 Bus Evacuation

Friday, September 7 Picture Day

Monday, September 10 Fire Drill

Wednesday, September 12 Curriculum Night

Thursday, September 13 Lock Down Drill



Have a great week! - Dave

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