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  • Crayon Collection Thank You!

    A big “Thank You” to the Maplebrook community for the amazing support of the SCARCE Crayon Collection. In the first week, 43 pounds were collected. During the second week another 26 pounds came in, giving us a grand total of 69 pounds from Maplebrook families! The organization will greatly benefit from the donation!

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  • Lost and Found

    When you are here for conferences next week, be sure to check out the Lost and Found to retrieve any missed items. We will be clearing this out and donating any remaining items to local families in need.

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  • Girls on the Run – Registration due on Monday!!!

    Hey 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls! Girls on the Run is a program that gives girls the opportunity to build confidence, form friendships, and celebrate themselves! Each week, participating girls will take part in training and activities leading up to a 5K at the end of the season. Please click the headline for a flyer with more information, a link to registration and a contact link.

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  • Book Fair

    We could still use some volunteer help at the Book Fair on Friday 2/24. Click the headline to sign up. Stop by and shop before or after your conferences on Thursday 2/23 and Friday 2/24, or after school on Wednesday 2/22. We'll have S'More Fun with Books at the Happy Camper Book Fair!

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  • Plunge into Fitness

    Flyers went home in backpacks last week to kick off Maplebrook's Plunge into Fitness program. Students who log a total of 25 hours of exercise may earn a free ticket to Raging Waves waterpark! Click the headline for a flyer and log.

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  • FunFest 2017 Volunteers

    Please consider volunteering for a 30-minute spot for any of the following: concessions, games, inflatables (adult volunteers only), face-painting, cupcake/cake walk (adult volunteers only), or pre-event organization for raffle/auction items. Click the headline for a signup link. Thank you!

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  • Cougars Reading Club

    First Base of your Cougars Reading Club reading logs must be completed by Sunday 2/19 and turned in on Tuesday 2/21. Earn a Sunday afternoon watching the Kane County Cougars with your Maplebrook friends. Read 120 minutes every two weeks to advance to the next base. Click the headline for a contact link or a copy of the reading log.

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  • KidsMatter Digital Footprint Video Contest

    Maplebrook 5th Graders, Sam McBroom and Tyler Martin, submitted a video to help promote cyber-safety and combat electronic bullying to the KidsMatter Digital Footprint Video Contest. On February 28, the top videos will be showcased at a Red Carpet Event. If you are able to attend, bring your phones/devices because live audience voting will decide the top three winners who will take home cash prizes and win money for their school. Best of luck Sam and Tyler! Click the headline for more information on the event.

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  • Wolves Night

    Students recently finished their PE hockey unit. Again this year, the Chicago Wolves partnered with us and provided some jerseys to wear during PE class. We were also able to receive one FREE ticket for every Wildcat! The ticket is good for any Wolves home game on their schedule but we have chosen Sunday, February 26th at 3:00pm, as our official “District #203 Night!” We hope you can join us and many other 203 schools to pack the place! Click the headlline for more information.

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  • Summer Learning

    Summer School registration is now open! The purpose of Summer Learning is to maximize the opportunity to advance every child’s learning. Naperville 203 offers Summer School programs for elementary, junior high and high school students. Programs at the elementary will be delivered in two- 3 week sessions. Families have the option of signing up for one or both sessions. A six week summer learning experience is recommended to prevent summer learning loss. Click the headline for links to course descriptions and registration.

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Principal's Newsletter

  • Is this really February?

    Posted by Karen Buell at 2/17/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families:

    Temperatures in the mid-60s during February?  Wow!  Hope you have the opportunity to enjoy some outdoor time with your Wildcats during this three (and a half) day weekend!

    Thank you for your continued support of Maplebrook!

     

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Open House

    Posted by Karen Buell at 1/27/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families:

    It was great to see so many of you at Open House last night! We truly appreciate the supportive community that we have here and want to thank those of you whom were able to attend. A couple of days ago, we installed our Lego Wall in the Learning Commons. We wanted to share a few glimpses of some creativity in action from Open House last night – click here for Part 1 and click here for Part 2. Thank you to Home & School for your support of this project and thank you to those families that donated us Lego bricks!

    Have a nice weekend!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Short Weeks Ahead!

    Posted by Karen Buell at 1/13/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families:

    We had a great first week back! Many students expressed to me their excitement to see their teachers, friends and classmates and as I peeked in their classrooms, they demonstrated their eagerness to learn! Looking ahead the next few months, please know that we do have several shortened weeks coming up between now and Spring Break (our first being next week). You may want to take a look at our website calendar or review in the “Upcoming Dates” at the bottom of our weekly email message to ensure you have planned accordingly for childcare.

    Have a nice weekend!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • After Winter Break

    Posted by Karen Buell at 1/6/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families:

    Happy 2017 everyone!  Hope your family enjoyed Winter Break.  We look forward to seeing our students back on Monday.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Winter Break

    Posted by Karen Buell at 12/22/2016 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families:

    Thank you to all that were able to give to our Pennies for Pasta and our Holiday Giving Program. Your thoughtfulness and support of others during this season of giving is very much appreciated.  Today, our students celebrated together during our annual student sing-a-long event.  It does not get much better than hearing 450+ students sing Frosty the Snowman together!  After the festivities in the gym, our students travelled back to their classrooms for their winter parties.  I’m sure your student(s) brought home precious keepsakes and wonderful memories. Thank you to all of our parents that served as classroom volunteers to make the parties a success!  I wish you a wonderful winter break with family and friends.  Treasure this time with the children over the next two weeks and know that we’re excited to welcome them back to Maplebrook in January.  There will not be a Wiley WAG next week, but look for a brief one in your inbox on Friday, January 6. 

    Looking forward to seeing you in 2017!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Wonderful Winter Concert

    Posted by Karen Zahakaylo at 12/16/2016 4:00:00 PM

    We had a great week of school!  Our students gathered in the gym on Wednesday morning to hear a wonderful Winter Concert.  Our 4th and 5th graders from chorus, band, and orchestra performed superbly.  Each and every one of them should be proud of their individual efforts in preparing for this concert.  All of the students came together and collectively sounded beautiful. Thanks to Mrs. Tomei, Mr. Carroll, and Ms. Reynolds for conducting such a great show.  Looking ahead to next week, it will be fun to gather together again as a school when all of our students gather in the gym for our student sing-a-long that occurs before the winter parties.  This past week brought very frigid temperatures, so please review our previously communicated cold weather notes.  Also, winter brings increased traffic, so please read through the drop off, pick up, and safety information.  

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  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Posted by Karen Buell at 11/23/2016 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families:

    As we celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow, I’d like to take the time to say “thank you” to all of you for your support of Maplebrook, the appreciation you show our staff, and the encouragement that you offer your children/students on a daily basis.  Please enjoy this extended weekend with family and friends.  I look forward to seeing our Wildcats back here on Monday!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Veteran's Day Observance

    Posted by Karen Buell at 11/11/2016 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families:

    This morning we hosted over thirty current and former service personnel for our annual Veterans Day program.  We thanked them for their service and extended our sincere appreciation to them all for joining us on this special day.  For our families and students, on behalf of Student Council, thank you for your support during the “Operation Support Our Troops” collection and poppy sales.  Maplebrook will proudly deliver these much needed items and collected donations to those who have and/or continue to serve our nation.

    Have a great weekend!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • What a great week we've had!

    Posted by Karen Buell at 11/4/2016 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families:

    Wow, what an incredible week!  We had great weather for our Fall Parade, it was 75 degrees on November 1st, the Cubs won the World Series, and we expect sunny skies for tomorrow’s Turkey Trot!  We do want to express our thanks to all of you that volunteered for our Fall Parties.  Your efforts in creating and leading the crafts/games made it a special day of wonderful memories for our Wildcats!   

    Have a great weekend!

     

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • 5th Grade Fall Concert

    Posted by Karen Buell at 10/21/2016 4:00:00 PM

    Last night, we hosted a 5th Grade Fall Concert.  It was an outstanding demonstration of the growth of all of these students from their learning the basics of rhythm and sounds as kindergartners, to now carrying out a student-led performance with minimal guidance from their teacher during the show.  Their signing and the playing of instruments were wonderful.  Each and every student contributed to the performance, and as an ensemble they sounded fantastic!  Many thanks to Mrs. Tomei for her efforts in preparing the students for such an outstanding show!   

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

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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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