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  • Assistant Principal Information for 17-18

    Our Assistant Principal, Brian Zallis, has accepted a new and exciting opportunity for next year at Prairie Elementary School. Please click the headline for a letter from Mr. Zallis. He will be greatly missed at Maplebrook but will be a solid addition to the community at Prairie. We are currently in the process of hiring a new assistant principal and expect the position to be filled in April.

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  • Class Lists for 2017-2018

    Believe it or not, our planning for next year has begun! Letters explaining our process for compiling class lists went home today with all students. It is an extremely important undertaking by our staff that will occur during the last couple of months of school. If you are opting to fill out the back portion of this letter to offer your input regarding your student(s) for the process, please ensure that it is returned to the Maplebrook office no later than Friday, March 24th. For a copy of the letter, click the headline.

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  • PARCC Testing in April

    Parents of 3rd-5th grade students: PARCC testing will occur at Maplebrook from April 17 - April 28. While we are still finalizing our schedule of days that individual grades will be testing, we wanted to share these dates with you now so you can mark your calendar. While we anticipate some student absences that will require make-up testing, we do ask that you avoid scheduling any appointments that would require your student to miss a portion of the school day during our testing window. Teachers will communicate specific dates and times for their classes once testing draws nearer.

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  • Kindergarten Preview PowerPoint – March 10

    Welcome incoming kindergartners! Please click the headline for a link to a downloadable version of the information presented today.

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  • Report Cards

    Please review your student’s report card on the Student Document System, as this is one way we update you about learning progress throughout the year. Links for directions and for the system can be found under “Quick Links” on the left.

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  • We Run Again!

    The Maplebrook Milers will be returning this spring. Join us for our first session on the field at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5. Our Milers will then run every Monday and Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. starting the following week.

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  • Lego Engineering Club – After School STEM Enrichment Program

    Bricks 4 Kidz offers hands-on, interactive and engaging curriculum that introduces students to STEM concepts and mechanics using LEGO® bricks, gears, axles and motors. The program provides children the opportunity to build motorized models using proprietary model plans and kits. Bricks 4 Kidz will be offering a spring session on Mondays from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Click the headline for more information

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  • Yearbook Photos

    The Yearbook Committee is looking for more photos from the following events: First Day of School, Maplebrook Milers running club, Outdoor Education, Recess, Turkey Trot, and WATCH D.O.G.S. If you have photos to contribute, please click the heading to contact Laura Morgan for instructions on how to submit the photos. The deadline for submitting photos is Sunday 3/26. Thank you to those who have already contributed photos!

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  • Plunge into Fitness

    Keep filling out those exercise logs to earn a free ticket to Raging Waves waterpark as part of Maplebrook's Plunge into Fitness program! Your goal is a total of 25 hours of exercise. Click the headline for a flyer and log.

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  • FunFest Treasure Jars

    It's time to look around your home for "treasures" for the FunFest Treasure Jars! Treasures might include bouncy balls, Easter extras, sugarless gum or any candy that is less than a month old. Please drop off your treasures at 277 Winding Creek Drive (look for the bin labeled "treasure jars").

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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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  • 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 headline 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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