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  • January 20, 2017

    Posted by Stephanie Shallcross at 1/20/2017 12:00:00 PM

    Meadow Glens Newsletter

    News from Katy Lynch, Principal

    January 20, 2017

     

     

    Open House

     

    We would like to invite you and your children to join us for Open House!  Open House is the event that asks your children to serve as tour guides, showing you their classrooms and introducing you to their teachers and friends. Since there are no formal presentations, you are welcome to tour anytime between 6:30-8:00 p.m. the evening of Thursday, January 26th. Because of the informality and openness of this event, teachers will be in their classrooms but will not have the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress privately that evening.  However, please know that we plan to give you our undivided attention at the parent conferences on February 23rd and 24th.  As always, if you do have concerns or questions about your child’s progress at any time throughout the year, please feel free to call or to send a note to the teacher so that he/she may schedule a time to meet with you.

     

    Please be sure to stop by the H&S table in the front lobby for information about this year’s main fundraising event, “Trivia Night”. Also, do take a moment to peruse the “Lost and Found” table (there are lots of items that accumulate over the months). We look forward to seeing you and your special tour guide(s) at Open House this year!

     

    Looking For Five Year Olds

     

    Yes, it is that time of year when we look in every nook and cranny for five year old children who will be attending Meadow Glens in August 2017. A child will be eligible for kindergarten if he/she is five years old by September 1st and lives in our attendance area. Look for more information about our upcoming Kindergarten preview scheduled on March 8, 2017. Current kindergarten students do not attend school on the day of kindergarten preview.

     

    PTC Wizard

     

    Spring 2017 Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, February 23rd from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and on Friday, February 24th from 8 a.m. - noon. Naperville 203 uses an online application called PTC Wizard for parent/teacher conference scheduling. The Scheduling Portal opens on Monday, January 30th and closes Thursday, February 16th at 3:00 p.m. for all elementary schools. Please note that parents must have an Infinite Campus password before signing up for parent/teacher conferences.  Please see Infinite Campus Frequently Asked Questions  or the parent guide posted to the district website at http://www.naperville203.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=3400

     

    Live Theatre is coming to Meadow Glens

     

    Mark your calendars! On February 14, from 12:30-1:10, Naperville Central High School’s Theatre Central will be performing the play, “Enchanted to Meet You,” for all MG students. Thanks to Theatre Central for including us in their tour!

     

    Home & School Happenings

     

    Hello Meadow Glens Families,

     

    Happy New Year everyone, hope you all enjoyed break.    Home and School is back and in full swing planning some upcoming events.  

     

    Please stop by our table next week at Open House. We will be handing out information about our upcoming Adult Social "Luck of the Eagles."  March 10th will be our big school fundraiser; it will be a fun Adults only trivia night!   We are looking for parents to join in the fun as we plan this event; it's a great time to get involved!    Please email mg203social@gmail.com if you are interested!  Funds raised from this event will go directly towards new programs and our new "makers space," for our students.  If you can't get involved or attend we do appreciate your contribution towards our efforts!  

     

    Also, next week at Open House our Hospitality Chairs do a great job at organizing a refreshment lounge in the MPR room, make sure to stop by!   If you are able to donate or contribute please contact them at mg203hospitality@gmail.com.  

     

    We look forward to our next "Foodraiser" event next week as well at MOD pizza (downtown location) Monday, January 30th. More information regarding this Foodraiser is included below.

     

    Our Great Books program started last week for our 2nd-5th graders, so hopefully your children have enjoyed their first lunch meeting!  

     

    We will be launching our reading incentive program as well soon. We partner with Great America and each participant will earn a FREE ticket to the park.  More information regarding this program is included below.

     

    Another Home and School event next month we will have Book Fair which will be set up in the Learning Commons again like in the fall.  Information will come home soon regarding this event.  

     

    You know we like a good party! For Valentine's Day Room parents will be planning the last classroom party for the year.  There will be a school picnic at the end of the year!  

     

    Yearbook is in need of some candid pictures you might have of your child at school.  Please send this to mg203yearbook@gmail.com.

     

    Please join us to hear about all our upcoming events and join in on some of the fun as we plan more!  Our next H & S meeting is Tuesday, February 7th at 7:00 pm at school.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please email me at mg203president@gmail.com.  

     

    Thanks for your continued support!

     

    Kate Uhler, President of Home and School

     

     

    Pizza on a Monday?? Sure, why not!

     

    On Monday, January 30, the downtown MOD PIZZA, located at 103 S Washington St., will donate 20% of profits to our Home & School, for any purchases ALL DAY LONG when the attached flyer is presented (must be printed – watch for a copy in backpacks this week or print your own).  Let’s take advantage of the generous offer from MOD PIZZA! Your youngest (or only) child should be bringing home a printed flyer this week.  MOD PIZZA requires the flyer to be printed, so hang onto the one that comes home or print your own from this email, but be sure to bring the flyer!

     

    Six Flags Read to Succeed

     

    Meadow Glens is participating in an exciting program that encourages students in grades K through 6 to read for fun. Read to Succeed is a free program sponsored by Six Flags Theme Parks. Every student who completes six hours of recreational reading before the school’s deadline, which is February 24th, is eligible for a free admission ticket, valid at the participating Six Flags Theme Park that the school has selected.

     

    Here’s what you need to know:

     

    • Your child should use their reading log sheet to record what and how long he/she reads.
    • Your child must complete 6 hours, or 360 minutes, of recreational reading.
    • Please initial each entry and then sign the reading log to verify that the 6 hours of reading has been completed.
    • Your child can read books, magazines, newspapers, or comic books (digital or hard copy). Reading for homework or a class assignment does NOT count.
    • Students can read silently, aloud, or with an adult—you can read to your child, or your child can read to you.
    • Remind your child to return the reading log to his/her teacher by the deadline. Your child’s school will submit your child’s information and hours read.
    • Late entries will NOT be accepted.

     

    Save the Date

     

    • Parent Teacher Conferences and H&S sponsored Book Fair on February 23, 5:00-8:30pm and February 24, 8:00am-12:00pm.
    • Kindergarten Preview will be held on March 8, 2017 in the morning. Look for more information to come.
    • H&S Luck of the Eagles Trivia Night is the biggest fundraising event and is held biannually. This year it will be held at the Alfred Rubin Community Center on March 10, 2017 from 6:30 to 10:00pm.
    • Meadow Glens Elementary School invites you to participate in STEM Discovery Night, on March 14, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm presented by the Meadow Glens School Family Community Partnership (SFCP).

     

     

    COMING ATTRACTIONS

     

     

    January 9-27                       Performance Series Testing Window Open

    Jan 9- Feb 10                      ACCESS Testing Window Open

    January 26                           MG Open House @ 6:30-8:00

    February 17                        ½ Day Student Attendance- Dismissal at 11:35 am

     

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Strategic Blueprint

  • District 203’s FOCUS 2020 Strategic Blueprint

    Posted by Superintendent Dan Bridges at 6/27/2014
    FOCUS 2020 is the strategic plan for comprehensive improvement between 2014 and 2020, designed in response to community feedback, best practice, and a vision for the future. Ultimately, this blueprint will advance the fulfillment of the district’s mission.
     
    FOCUS 2020’s foundation is the Future Focus Community Engagement process that occurred over the course of a year where hundreds of members from across the community provided feedback to the district leadership regarding areas such as facilities, finances, measuring student success, and programs of study. Learn more about Future Focus by clicking on the specific “Quick Link” to the left of this text.
     
    The Blueprint includes four “Strategic Focus” areas, namely to:
    1. Design and implement effective practices that promote learning experiences for all.
    2. Foster a high-performance culture focused on student learning.
    3. Steward resources effectively to promote student learning.
    4. Effective communication and community relations.
    Each Strategic Focus then establishes “Commitments.” These commitments are what the district leadership pledges to accomplish within a distinct timeframe. Each commitment then includes a detailed “Action Plan” which will be accessible by the public upon final draft.
     
    District administrators provided an update on Blueprint Commitments to the Board of Education at the July 27, 2015 meeting.  To watch that presentation, please click here
     
    Click here for a summary version of the 4 areas of focus of the Strategic Blueprint.
    Click here for a Spanish summary version of the 4 areas of focus of the Strategic Blueprint.
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