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  • “FRIDAY” Fine Arts Schedule on Tuesday

    On Tuesday, February 26, Maplebrook is following our Friday Fine Arts schedule. This means that on Tuesday, your student(s) will attend Art, Music, PE, or LC, as they attend each Friday.

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  • After School Play

    As noted in the handbook, students may stay after school to play ONLY if accompanied by a parent/adult designee. Please know that our expectation is that the parent/adult designee is providing appropriate direct supervision to respond to any accidents and/or peer conflicts. We appreciate your cooperation.

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  • Important Kindergarten Information

    Due to preview for our incoming kindergartners for the 19-20 school year, there is no school on Friday, March 8, for our current kindergarten students.

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  • Girls on the Run 2019

    Girls on the Run registration continues for the 2019 season! The program is open to 3rd-5th grade girls. The program is completely volunteer and run by Maplebrook staff. For a look into last year's program you can watch the video on this webage under "Featured Video". To read the informational flyer, click the headline.

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  • Plunge Into Fitness

    Fitness logs for the Raging Waves Plunge Into Fitness program went home with students this week. Start tracking your child’s physical activity today to earn great discounts or free admission at Raging Waves waterpark! Signed fitness logs should be returned to school no later than Monday, 4/8. Click the headline for links.

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  • Cookie Dough Fundraiser

    Home & School's annual cookie-dough fundraiser kicks off Monday, 2/25! Wooden Spoon Cookie Dough comes in six delicious flavors: classic chocolate chip, triple chocolate, cranberry oatmeal medley, peanut butter perfection, snickerdoodle, and sweet macadamia nut. "Break and bake" as many cookies as you want with convenient 1-ounce cubes (40 cubes per package). Tell your Wildcats to watch for cookie samples at Open House on Thursday, 2/21! The order forms will go home with students on Monday, Feb 25. Click the headline for a link to more information on the flavors.

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  • Wildcat Spirit Wear

    If you missed Deb's Embroidery at Open House, you can still order your Spirit Wear to be delivered right to Maplebrook. Scroll down to "Maplebrook Spirit Wear," enter the password “wildcats” (no caps) in the box, and click "Go." New spring Spirit Wear coming soon! Click the headline for the link.

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  • Yearbook Orders

    Get your yearbook orders in before the online ordering window closes! Click the headline to place your orders before the mid-March deadline.

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Principal's Newsletter

  • Open House

    Posted by Karen Buell on 2/22/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,

    It was great to see so many of you at Open House last night.  We appreciate your support of your student and your support of Maplebrook!  #wearemaplebrook

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Celebration of Student Growth

    Posted by Karen Buell on 2/15/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,

    Thank you for your attendance at conferences yesterday and today.  Our students have made so much growth this year. Celebrate those successes!  Please praise the efforts of your student(s) and encourage him/her to embrace challenges and always do his/her best.  We appreciate your support of the Book Fair and want to thank everyone that volunteered at it.

    We Are Maplebrook!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Upcoming Conferences and Book Fair

    Posted by Karen Buell on 2/8/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,

     

    We look forward to welcoming you to Maplebrook this next week during conferences.  Please be sure to visit the Book Fair in the Learning Commons before or after your conference(s).  Perhaps you can pick up a few good books for your Wildcat(s) to enjoy over the long weekend.

     

    We Are Maplebrook!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Strange Weather Week

    Posted by Karen Buell on 2/1/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,

     

    It was great to welcome all of our Wildcats back to school today.  What a strange week of weather it has been. Hopefully you and your student(s) enjoyed some quality time safely inside this week.  While it was too cold to safely play outdoors, I’m sure they were able to engage in creative play inside and/or curl up to a good book.  It was disappointing that we had to cancel our Open House, but please fortunately we have rescheduled the event for February 21.

    We Are Maplebrook!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • STEM Fair Kick Off

    Posted by Karen Buell on 1/25/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,

     

    Last night we welcomed several community members and organizations to Maplebrook for our STEM Fair Kick Off event.  It was wonderful to see so many of our Wildcats exploring in engaging activities and experiencing science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Remember, even you your student did not attend last night, he/she can still participate in the STEM Fair and/or STEM activities. Look in the H&S section below for more information.  

    We Are Maplebrook!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • ALICE

    Posted by Karen Buell on 1/18/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,

     

    As you may be aware, this school year Naperville 203 transitioned to a new safety response plan known as ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate).  The ALICE approach is an alternative to the more passive lockdown method by empowering individuals to make critical decisions during a crisis situation. All District 203 school-level staff have completed scenario-based training to compliment mandatory online training that took place this fall.

    At this time, secondary students in grades 6-12 will begin the age-appropriate ALICE training.  It is our goal to begin the ALICE training with the older students prior to implementing any discussion at the younger ages.  However, as stated above, staff at all grade levels have been ALICE trained and our youngest students will follow the lead of trained staff in any emergency situation.

    We will continue to update our community during this process.  If you need additional information, please visit the District’s safety section on the website.  As always, feel free to contact me or our Assistant Principal, Jennifer Schemidit, to discuss this further.

    We Are Maplebrook!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Back to School!

    Posted by Karen Buell on 1/11/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,

    It was a great first week back at school!  Our Wildcats were able to reconnect with classmates and engage in solid learning activities all week.

    We Are Maplebrook!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Winter Break Wrap-Up!

    Posted by Karen Buell on 12/21/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,

     

    We had a great week to wrap up the 2018 portion of our school year.  Many thanks to our Home & School Hospitality Committee Chairs, Megan Anderson and Anne Squire, for coordinating such a lovely Staff Holiday Luncheon on Monday.  We also want to extend our gratitude to Stacey Lamesch for all of her work with the gift card program. Our community is very generous and we, as a staff, very much appreciate your support!

    Today, our students celebrated together during our annual student sing-a-long event. After the festivities in the gym, our students travelled back to their classrooms for their winter parties.  Thank you to all of our volunteers that helped with the crafts and activities, and thank you to our Committee Chairs, Emily Anders and Kathy Raymundo, for coordinating these parties! Enjoy Winter Break with family and friends.  We look forward to welcoming back our Wildcats in January 2019! Please know that we will not be sending out the Wiley WAG over Winter Break.  

    We Are Maplebrook!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Coin Collection

    Posted by Karen Buell on 12/14/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,

    We are blown away by the generous donations of your coins and bills this holiday season! With your help, we were able to raise $1,279.50.  With your gifts, we will be able to provide Maplebrook families with clothing/warm winter gear and a fund for students to be able to purchase books at the spring Book Fair, who otherwise would not be able to.  These are just a few of the many ways we will be able to give back to our own Maplebrook community this holiday season.

     

    From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU, and we wish all of you Happy Holidays!

    Sincerely,

    The Inside Out Club and SFCP

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  • Congratulations Maplebrook Space C.A.T.S.

    Posted by Karen Buell on 12/7/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,

    Fifth grade students Addie Batsch, Madeline Hay, Avery Meisenheimer, Katherine Silder, and Sophie Riddell (picture) are members of the SPACE C.A.T.S. (Caring And Thinking Scientists), a First Lego League Robotics team that won their division at a regional tournament on December 1st!  The team earned the “Champions Award” for best overall performance in their group and qualified to compete at the state tournament in Elgin on January 19th and 20th.  First Lego League requires teams to build a robot, program robot missions, demonstrate teamwork through core values, and present a project that could make space travel easier for astronauts.  The Space C.A.T.S. designed suction cup shoes for treadmills that will help prevent muscle atrophy and bone loss on Mars missions. Way to go SPACE C.A.T.S., and good luck at state!

    We Are Maplebrook!

    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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