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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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  • Box Tops

    Thank you to everyone who submitted Box Tops this year. Your efforts helped us collect more than 10,000 Box Tops -- which means more than $1,000 for our school! Don't forget to continue collecting Box Tops this summer so we can raise even more next year. Click the headline for a list of participating products.

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  • Information from Lincoln for 5th Grade Families

    The sixth grade teachers are excited to see your child next year. Lincoln is often asked the question, “What can my child do to prepare for 6th grade?” Click the headline for the answer!!!

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Principal's Newsletter

  • End of 2016-2017 School Year

    Posted by Karen Buell at 5/25/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families:

    We had a great last week of school!  Although the weather was uncooperative for Field Day, our students had a great experience indoors on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Thank you to all that coordinated and volunteered.  This morning, we celebrated one last time together with our awards assembly, and our day concluded with an emotional “clap out” for our 5th graders.  All of our students have made so much growth this year, both inside and out.  We are so proud of each of them, so be sure to celebrate all of their successes from this school year.  Please help keep our Wildcats’ bodies and brains active by encouraging outside play and by finding some good books to read together.  If they ever tell you they are “bored,” please know there are countless resources available online of things to do such as these 25 Activities to Keep Kids’ Brains Active in Summer.  Thank you for your continued support and partnership in learning.  If you have any feedback on the year, please consider sending me a quick email: rdebora@naperville203.org.  

    Have a great summer!  Ryan

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  • Thank you!

    Posted by Karen Buell at 5/12/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families:

    In about 30 minutes, FunFest will be upon us!  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.  Speaking of thank you’s… on behalf of the staff, thank you so much for your kind words, gifts, and support during Teacher Appreciation Week.  Maplebrook has such a thoughtful and caring community!  Thank YOU!

    Have a great weekend!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • SFCP Service Project

    Posted by Karen Buell at 4/28/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families:


    Wow! We had quite a show of support for today’s after school lunch packing event.  It was nice to see so many Wildcats serving as community contributors to help those in need.  Thank you to our SFCP for coordinating the event, and thank you to all that volunteered to help make it a success.  Speaking of volunteers… please be sure to look at the available volunteer opportunities for upcoming events and for next year in the Home & School section below.  We love and appreciate our volunteers!

    Have a great weekend!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Spring Break

    Posted by Karen Buell at 3/24/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families:


    It’s hard to believe that Spring Break is already here, and we will be entering our last two months of school.  During their week away from Maplebrook, please be sure to encourage your student to find a comfy spot to read because I just may ask him/her what book he/she enjoyed during break.  Also, healthy bodies lead to healthy minds, so be sure to encourage they remain active in outdoor play too!  While there will be a WAG next Friday, it will very brief.

    Enjoy the week!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • 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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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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