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  • October 12, 2017

    Posted by Stephanie Shallcross on 10/12/2017

    Meadow Glens Newsletter

    News from Katy Lynch, Principal

    October 12, 2017

     

    Dear Families,


    Autumn is truly upon us, bringing cooler mornings, colorful mounds of leaves, pumpkins on doorsteps, and the anticipation of seasonal celebrations. It is one of my favorite times of the year, even though it signals the coming of winter and all the very cold challenges that season presents.

                                                                                             Katy Lynch

     

    HARVEST PARADE AND PARTIES
    We’ll have our annual parade and room parties on Tuesday, October 31. If the weather is reasonable, we will have our outdoor mini-parade for all children beginning at 1:45pm. No matter what the weather does, our room parties will begin immediately after the parade. If you are a room parent helping with the party, make sure you check in at the office. To maintain the safety of our school, we ask that if you are not a “room parent” scheduled to help with the party that you do not follow your child into the school or back to their room. Parents, I ask that you use good judgment when helping your child choose a costume. No play weapons of any kind should be brought to school. That includes plastic swords, knives, guns, ninja items, and anything else that is used to inflict harm on another person in the real world. Due to safety issues, children will not be allowed to wear masks in the parade. They can impede vision, depth perception, and physical mobility, which have caused tripping and falling accidents. If masks are worn at the parties, they should not depict a character from any of the violent movies. Thank you for your help and support on this very important issue.


    VETERAN’S DAY OPERATION SUPPORT OUR TROOPS CAMPAIGN
    In keeping with our Veteran’s Day tradition, in the four weeks leading up to Veteran’s Day student council will collect items for Operation Support Our Troops. Students who are interested in participating are asked to bring items from the Soldier Wish List to Meadow Glens or PSAC by November 10.

     

    • Kindergarten: Pringles/ Individually wrapped Rice Krispy Bars
    • MN/First Grade: Snack Crackers / Snack Cookies
    • Second Grade: Trail Mix / Individually Boxed Raisins
    • Third Grade: Ramen (flats, no cups)
    • PI+/Fourth Grade: Plastic 16 oz. or less Jars of Jelly and/or Peanut Butter
    • PI+/Fifth Grade: Cans of Tuna / Granola Bars

     

    Items will be collected and Operation Support Our Troops volunteers will build care packages which will be shipped to U.S. troops serving our country abroad.


    VETERAN’S DAY CEREMONY
    We are proud to host our annual Veteran’s Day ceremony on November 10. The ceremony will begin at 8:30am. Attached to the Meadow Glens Newsletter is a form that families can fill out to recognize a family member that has served our country. We will display all forms and pictures returned in a wall of veteran’s in the front hallway.


    We would also like to extend an invitation to any veterans in our school community to participate in our Veteran’s Day Ceremony. Please contact the school office, 630-420-3200, if you are a veteran and plan to attend our ceremony. We would like to officially recognize you on this special day.


    2017 HOLIDAY GIVING PROGRAM
    Naperville School District 203 and the Naperville Education Foundation are working collaboratively with local organizations and community members to help spread holiday cheer and support giving to benefit District 203 students. To sponsor an elementary child through the Holiday Giving Program, visit https://tinyurl.com/holidaygiving2017 and sign-up for a student. (Sign-up link will be live November 9, 2017) 


    Questions: please contact Betty Stevenson at bstevenson@naperville203.org .

     

     

    October Home and School News
    Meadow Glens Newsletter
    October 12, 2017
    Provided by Kate Uhler
    President Meadow Glens Home and School
    mg203president@gmail.com

    BOOK FAIR
    A big thank you for supporting the second Dads and Donuts event, it really added to the success of another great book fair which grossed over $9,000! Also, the Meadow Glens staff was very appreciative of all the delicious food donated by our families as they prepared and attended conferences. Thank you to our Hospitality chairs for organizing these delicious treats.


    THE HOME AND SCHOOL TAB ON THE MEADOW GLENS WEBSITE ~ your one stop shop!


    We are very excited to promote the work we have done to make sure all current events, news and happenings are easy to locate under the Home and School link on the Meadow Glens School website. All Home and School events are located there as well as other information you might be looking for. It’s a work in progress, but our goal this year is to make sure you have one site to visit for all your needs.
    https://www.naperville203.org/domain/561


    WHERE’S THE BEEF?
    We are excited for our Foodraiser event next Monday, October 16th (20% of your order goes directly back to Meadow Glens) Take a night off from cooking and join us at Portillo’s on 134 E. Boughton Rd. Bolingbrook from 5:00pm-8:00 pm. Bring in the flyer or show it on your smartphone to have proceeds donated to Meadow Glens.

    https://www.naperville203.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=13&ModuleInstanceID=1355&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3


    VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED
    We still are looking for someone to fill our Nominations Chair, if you are interested please contact Shilpa Jobalia:
    mg203volunteer@gmail.com    


    TIDBITS
    As you come in the front of the building check out the fall planter decorated by our environmental chairs…they did a great job getting us ready for the season. If you missed the last Home and School meeting, don’t worry we would love to see you at the next meeting November 14th at 7:00pm. As always, thank you for your continued support!


    COMING ATTRACTIONS

    • October 23-27 Red Ribbon Week- Information coming home soon!
    • October 31 Harvest Parade 1:45pm and Party 2:00pm-2:30pm
    • Kindergarten through 2nd Grade Room Parents may arrive at 1:30pm to help with costumes and set up party activities. 3rd
      through 5th Grade Room Parents are allowed to go back to the classroom at 1:40 to set up party activities. https://www.naperville203.org/Page/3933
    • November 3- Pump it Up Fundraiser (50% back to Meadow Glens) 5:00-8:00pm
    • November 10-Veteran's Day Ceremony 8:30am, Last day to bring "Support Our Troops" items
    • November 16-International Night-6:00pm-8:00pm
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Strategic Blueprint

  • District 203’s FOCUS 2020 Strategic Blueprint

    Posted by Superintendent Dan Bridges on 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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