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  • Wiley WAG, August 7, 2022

    Posted by Karen Buell on 8/7/2022

    Dear Maplebrook Families,

    We’re excited and continue to get our school ready for our Wildcats to return to school. Our custodial staff is doing an amazing job to make sure that our building is ready to welcome our EC-5 Wildcats back into the building August 17 (K-5) and August 18 (Early Childhood).

    I hope you and your family continue to enjoy the warm weather and have some fun. If you are like me you have already marked your calendar and have begun the countdown to school. I for one can't wait !

    Congratulations to Mrs. Stanford whose son Micah James was born in July. We are so happy for Mr. and Mrs. Stanford and are wishing them nothing but joy in the days ahead.

    If you have other questions, please check the Maplebrook website, as it is frequently updated and will likely have the answers you seek. You may also contact our main office at 630-420-6381 between the hours of 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. until school resumes.

    Thank you for your collaboration and support.


    Araceli Ordaz


    Maplebrook Information

    Summer Update Information

    The 2022-2023 Summer Update Information can be found on our Maplebrook Website. The information can also be found on our homepage by hovering your cursor over the “Our School” tab in the upper left hand corner, and then clicking on the “2022-23 Summer Update” tab in the drop down menu. You can also click on the website’s Summer Update banner.

    New Families Orientation 8/10

    We invite all new 1st - 5th grade families, along with new Kindergarten Families that did not attend Kindergarten Preview in March, to join us Wednesday August 10, at 4:00 p.m. for New Family Orientation. Please know that we will provide time to answer any questions you may have and also offer you a tour of the school. Students are welcome to hear the presentation as well as participate in the tour.

    School Supplies

    School Supply kits ordered through Home and School prior to the June deadline will be delivered to Maplebrook. For those that did not pre-order supplies, you can still order through to order your kit to be shipped to your home. You are also welcome to obtain a supply list and purchase your supplies independently.

    Required Health Documents

    Physical Exams and Updated Immunizations are required for students who are entering kindergarten and new students to Illinois. Students entering kindergarten must also show proof of a complete vision exam by a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist. Lastly, students in kindergarten and 2nd grade must show proof of a dental examination. If you have not already done so, please submit these documents to the school AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Links to all the forms can be found on the district website:

    If your student requires medication (prescription and over the counter) administration during school hours, the medication permission form must be filled out by their physician and signed by the parent/guardian. Further information regarding medication administration and the form can be found here.

    If you have any questions regarding your student’s health, please contact the Certified School Nurse, Mary Dermos, at

    Classroom and teacher assignments

    Classroom and teacher assignments will be posted through Infinite Campus on Wednesday, August 10 at 3:00 p.m. Parents will access their child’s classroom assignment via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Visit the District 203 website ( and click on the Campus Portal link on the left side. Follow the prompts to create your parent account. If you have difficulty with your account, contact the help desk by email at

    Bus Information

    The Transportation Department does not mail busing information. Individual student transportation information has already been posted on Campus Portal within the “Transportation” portion. If you need any assistance or have additional questions about transportation, please call the Transportation Department at (630) 420-6464.

    Attention Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade Families, Getting Acquainted/Sneak Peek

    You are invited to our “Getting Acquainted Day/Sneak Peek” on Monday, August 15th. . Students with a last name from A to L are invited to come 2:00 – 2:25 p.m. Students with a last name from M to Z are invited to attend from 2:35-2:55 p.m. On this day, please bring your student and their school supplies to the school for a brief sneak peek of the classroom and drop their supplies off. This visit should help to make Wednesday morning, August 17th much more successful. If you are unable to attend at your scheduled time, please attend the other session.

    First Day of School

    Our first day of school for grades K-5 is Wednesday , August 17. Student school hours: 8:15am-2:30pm. Office hours are 7:30am-3:00pm

    Early Childhood at Maplebrook

    Early Childhood Sneak Peek is Tuesday, August 16 information has been sent to the families regarding their assigned times . The first day of school for students is Thursday, August 18.

    Breakfast and Lunch

    The district has moved the breakfast and lunch menus to an interactive site: NutriSlice,

    With this move, Aramark is discontinuing the mass-printing of menus.

    The new site: is a user-friendly, interactive site where staff and parents can find nutrition, ingredient and allergen info on every food item Aramark serves. NutriSlice can display menus with food items filtered out based on allergen selection and menus can be easily viewed and printed by the week or month.

    Home and School

    Kindergarten Teddy Bear Meet and Greet @ 3pm, Thursday, August 11

    Attention all incoming Kindergarteners! There will be a Kindergarten Teddy Bear Meet and Greet on August 11th from 3:00-4:00 p.m. outside of Maplebrook Elementary in the field next to the playground. Kindergarteners will be able to sit with their classmates and get to know one another. Kindergarteners are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffed animal, a snack, and a blanket to sit on. This will help our incoming students to be more comfortable in this new environment as well as have something to show off and talk about with their new classmates.

    There will be activities available for the students to take part in. Parents will be able to purchase and/or order Maplebrook shirts for their soon to be Wildcats at the event as well.

    Prior to the event be sure to check your student’s teacher assignment so your student knows what class to sit with at the Kick-Off event. Teacher assignments will go live on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal on August 10th at 3:00 p.m.

    Following there will be Popsicles with the Principal from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on the blacktop and we encourage the students and families to stay and participate in meeting some of the Maplebrook staff as well as other Wildcat Families. If you have any questions please contact Megan Straka at

    Popsicles with the Principal @ 4pm, Thursday, August 11

    This is an all school event all are welcome. We look forward to seeing all of our Wildcats in attendance.
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