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  • Learning Commons Request

    Do you have a career related to science, technology/coding, engineering, and/or math? Please click the headline to fill out a form.

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  • Minor Lunch Menu Change Next Week

    Aramark informed us that they will be switching the Lunch B options on Monday and Wednesday. NEW Lunch B on Monday is Chicken Patty Sandwich. NEW Lunch B on Wednesday is Chicken Nuggets w/ Breadstick. Please remember that for all Aramark and District 203 Food Service information, including printable menus and payment options, you can click the Food Service link under Quick Links.

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  • Morning Drop Off Notes and Reminders

    Student arrival begins at 8:00 AM. Please do not drop your student off prior, as staff is not available to supervise. In the morning, if driving through the circle, please maintain one lane of traffic and do not pass other vehicles. Additionally, for safety, please remain in your vehicle and have students exit via doors on the passenger side of the vehicle. If your student is unable to independently unbuckle, please park your vehicle in an appropriate area to assist your Wildcat. Street parking is available.

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  • Before School Play

    As stated in our handbook, students may not play on the playground before school. This includes using playground equipment, as well as other games and activities. Our expectation is that when students arrive on school grounds after 8:00 AM, they enter the building and begin settling in for the school day.

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  • Butter Braids

    Maplebrook's annual Butter Braids fundraiser kicked off this week with order forms sent home in backpacks! We hope you enjoyed the samples at parent-teacher conferences. We sold 389 Butter Braids last year; will you help us reach our goal of 500 for this year? Maplebrook receives $5.60 for every delicious Butter Braid sold! Click the headline if you need an order form.

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  • DirectorySpot

    DirectorySpot is Maplebrook's convenient online school directory! If you are a family new to Maplebrook, you should have received an email from Directory Spot to set up your account. Click the headline for contact information.

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  • Winter Clothing

    Dig through your closets and bring your gently used winter clothing items to Maplebrook! Family Connections is collecting snowpants and coats of all sizes - and we especially need preschool sizes. Click the headline for more information.

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  • Box Tops

    Schools without Box Tops are downright scary! Click the headline for a collection sheet.

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  • Wildcat Spirit Wear

    Did you know that Fridays are School Spirit days at Maplebrook? Grab some new Wildcat spirit wear and join the fun! Click the headline for ordering instructions.

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  • Roller Skating

    Attention 3rd-5th graders: Our Roller Skating Unit is quickly approaching! We will be skating from 10-22 to 11-2 during your PE periods. Skatetime provides the rollers skates, helmets and wrist guards, however, if you would like to bring your own helmet or wrist guards from home, feel free! Please do not bring your own skates-we have to use their skates to ensure they will not scuff up the gym floor. Please practice tying your shoes so we have more time to skate! Thank you SOOOO much Home and School for funding this exciting unit!

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Principal's Newsletter

  • Walk-to-School Day

    Posted by Karen Buell on 10/12/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Luckily the rain held off on Wednesday morning for International Walk-to-School Day.  It was great to see so many families and students walking together to school. It was awesome to see that Wiley the Wildcat made an appearance too.

    We Are Maplebrook!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Fall Conferences and Book Fair

    Posted by Karen Buell on 10/5/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,

     

    Thank you for your involvement and participation in Fall Conferences and your support of the Book Fair.  We truly appreciate your partnership in learning.  Also, we want to extend our thanks to the H&S Book Fair Chairs, Eirian DiSanto and Kristen Barlow, and all of you that volunteered with the Book Fair.  Along with, Leigh Martin and Emily Freeman, for coordinating the Butter Braid samples, and those of you that assisted with the sample table.  Lastly, let us also thank our H&S Hospitality Chairs, Anne Squire and Megan Anderson, for coordinating and setting up sweets, treats, veggies, and salty snacks, for our staff to enjoy during conferences.

    We Are Maplebrook!

     

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Second Week of School

    Posted by Karen Buell on 8/31/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families:

     

    We had a great week of school!  Thank you to those of you that attended our K-5 Curriculum Nights.  We appreciate your support and partnership in learning. Looking forward to seeing the Maplebrook Community come together at next Friday’s Ice Cream Social!

    We Are Maplebrook!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

     

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  • We Are Maplebrook!

    Posted by Karen Buell on 8/24/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families:

     

    We had a great first full week of school!. Our Wildcats deserve so much of the credit for working hard this week and for demonstrating PROWL (Persistence, Respect, Ownership, Welcoming, Leadership) traits at Maplebrook.  Our week was capped off by an all school assembly where we were able to gather together and celebrate for the first time this year.  We wanted to be sure that all of our new Wildcats feel welcome and part of the Maplebrook community.  We wanted each student to recognize that together WE make Maplebrook a special place, that WE all have the responsibility to show PROWL, and that collectively WE ARE MAPLEBROOK!  We took an all school photo (thanks Greg Mulvey!) with every student wearing their new “We Are Maplebrook” t-shirt.  We’re hoping to celebrate our pride in Maplebrook this year by showing our school spirit every Friday.  Now, every student has at least one item they can choose to wear on Fridays, but please look to expand your Maplebrook Spirit Wear collection, thanks to the great options that Home & School is offering. 

    We Are Maplebrook!

     

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • New Beginnings

    Posted by Karen Buell on 8/17/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families:

     

    What a great first two days of school we’ve had!  Our new Wildcats have transitioned very well into their classrooms.  It was wonderful to see all of the smiling faces and to watch them engage in meaningful learning activities, while fostering new friendships and developing strong relationships with their teachers and other staff.

    Now that the year is up and running, I want thank our Home & School Board and the H&S/SFCP volunteers that helped with school supplies, a welcome back breakfast for staff, the Teddy Bear Picnic, and those that served as greeters this first week.  Thank you so much for the hours of service that you give to Maplebrook as volunteers. Looking for opportunities on how to get involved this year? Click here for the H&S SignUpGenius to see what’s available.  

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  • End of the Year

    Posted by Karen Buell on 5/25/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,

     

    Wow!  It’s hard to believe that our school year is over.  We started the day with an awesome awards assembly where we were able to celebrate and acknowledge many of our students.  That program ended in an epic dance party since we hit our building goal of 5000 PROWL Prints. Throughout the day, our students were able to celebrate and reflect on all of their growth this year.  They were able to enjoy the gorgeous weather during a picnic-style outdoor lunch. We concluded our day with our annual “Clap Out” for our 5th Graders. We wish them well in junior high. Please be sure to congratulate your student(s) on all of their growth and successes this year!  Please find time to read some good books this summer. If you find any books in backpacks or bedrooms that say “Maplebrook,” please be sure to drop those off at school this summer. Thank you for your support of your student(s) and your continued partnership in learning! Have a wonderful summer!  I can’t wait to see our K-4 students back in August!

    Have a nice summer,

     

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • End of Year Celebrations

    Posted by Karen Buell on 5/18/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,

     

    Three great Maplebrook happenings in the last twenty-four hours!  We had a lovely 5th Grade Program last night. They performed and sounded amazing and I’m sure made their families proud with their growth over the last six years.  We hosted Matt Wilhelm today for an assembly. He was an America’s Got Talent Finalist and has amazing skills on a BMX bike, while also sharing a positive message about resilience, doing your best, and being kind to others.  Thanks to H&S for your support of this assembly for our students. Lastly, today we enjoyed the beautiful weather during an awesome Field Day! Thank you to everyone that volunteered! Our K-4 students had a great day at Maplebrook, extra thanks to Gina Guasta and Michelle Furlow for coordinating the day.  Or 5th graders had an amazing day at Winding Creek Park, extra thanks to Amy MacDonald, Ilana Speckman and Patty Segvich for coordinating all 5th grade activities and the day.

    Have a nice weekend,

     

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Thank You!

    Posted by Karen Buell on 5/11/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,

     

    On behalf of the staff, thank you so much for your kind words, gifts, food, treats, and support during Teacher Appreciation Week.  Maplebrook has such a thoughtful and caring community! Thank YOU! Also, thanks to all that attended FunFest last Friday. It was wonderful to see so much of the Maplebrook Community enjoying the evening together.  Your financial support is very much appreciated - it goes towards field trips, assemblies, activities (such as roller skating), gifts (such as Birthday Books for students) and more! To those of you that volunteered (see the H&S section below), we can’t thank you enough for creating such a memorable event for our students!

    Have a nice weekend,

     

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

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  • Funfest May 4th

    Posted by Karen Buell on 5/4/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,

     

    The sun is shining and temperatures are warm, what a great evening for FunFest!  Hope to see you here in about thirty minutes. In advance, thank you to everyone that helped coordinate the event, and thank you to all that are volunteering your time tonight.  Without your help, we wouldn’t be able to create such a fantastic experience for our Wildcats.

     

    May the 4th be with you,

     

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Team NEF

    Posted by Karen Buell on 4/20/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,


    Thank you for your continued support of Maplebrook.  Allow me to share details on another way to give back to Maplebrook and all students in District 203.  Please consider joining, or supporting, TEAM NEF in the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon & 5K, on October 21, 2018.  This a great opportunity to raise money directly for Maplebrook because the NEF has reformatted its approach for 2018.  Half of the funds you provide will go a school of your choice (in our case, Maplebrook) and the other half will go to district-wide programs supported by the Naperville Education Foundation.

    Enjoy your weekend,

     

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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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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