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  • Extracurricular Activities

    We are happy to have so many students showing an interest in our before/after school extracurricular activities. If a student is involved in a before/after school activity the siblings may not be present.

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  • Maplebrook Milers

    The Maplebrook Milers are back and excited for run club this year! Run club encourages running, sportsmanship, and mindfulness in students of all ages and abilities. Click the headline for details and a link.

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  • Curriculum Night(s)

    Our staff looks forward to seeing all of you at Curriculum Nights on August 28 and/or 29. Grade level dates and times are available by clicking the Spotlight. Please expect a note coming home in backpacks next week with more details. Curriculum Night is an evening for our classroom teachers to provide you with information about the curriculum and the upcoming year, so please know it is intended for parents/guardians only.

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  • Morning Drop Off Notes and Reminders

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  • Carpooling Would Help Everyone!

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  • Cub Scout Pool Party

    Maplebrook Cub Scout Pack 513 will host its annual pool party at Maplebrook II Swim & Racquet Club on Sunday, 8/18, from 1-3 p.m. Click the headine for more.

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  • Kindergarten Greeters

    Help our new kindergarteners find their teachers' lines or get to their classrooms in the first weeks of school! Click the headline for more!

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  • Home & School Needs YOU!

    Please consider sharing your time and talents with our community. Click the headline for more.

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  • Friendly Pet, Bike, and Scooter Reminders

    Kindly remember, dogs (or any pets) are not allowed on school grounds. Click the headline for more.

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  • Health Office Update

    Our school nurse, Katy Casey, RN, CSN is very excited to work with our families and help support each student and their individual health needs. If you have any health related questions, you can contact Mrs. Casey via email at KMCasey@Naperville203.org, or call our Health Office at 630-420-6383, to speak with her or our Health Technician, Mrs. Cahill.

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Principal's Newsletter

  • We're Back to School!

    Posted by Karen Buell on 8/16/2019 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. I feel fortunate to have had such a wonderful and supportive welcome. Thank you! 

     

    If you have an opportunity, please look for our “One Goal” rocks painted by our staff near door 2. Each staff member selected one word for their work with students for the 2019-2020 school year. They look fantastic. 

     

    I want to take the time to thank our Home & School Board and the H&S/SFCP volunteers that helped with Popsicles with the Principal, school supplies, updating our bulletin board in the vestibule, New Family Orientation, a welcome back breakfast for staff, the Teddy Bear Picnic, birthday books, the marquee, the landscaping, coordinating greeters, 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.

     

     

    Araceli Ordaz

    Principal

    aordaz@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • First Day is Almost Here!

    Posted by Karen Buell on 8/9/2019

    Maplebrook Families:

     

    Welcome to 2019-2020 school year!  With the new school year’s arrival, we have our highly dedicated staff members returning and highly talented new staff members joining us.  Please extend a warm Maplebrook welcome to:

    • Ms. Kristen Reichel, Learning Behavior Specialist (Part-time) – Ms. Reichel looks forward to sharing her experiences in academic and behavior analysis.
    • Mrs. Mili Lara, School Psychologist – Mrs. Lara comes to us from Beebe and enjoys helping staff, students, and families develop plans to address specific student needs.
    • Ms. Terry Giese, Occupational Therapist  - Ms. Giese may be a familiar name. She was at our school years ago and returns with her wealth of experience and knowledge to support learners. 
    • Mr. Jesse Gross, Orchestra – Mr. Gross is very enthusiastic about orchestra and can’t wait to begin.
    • Mrs. Cindy Ontiveros, EL teacher - Mrs. Ontiveros comes to us from Elmwood and Scott school.  We are thrilled to have her join our team. 

    We’re excited and ready for our Wildcats to come back to school. Here's to a great school year! 

     

    Araceli Ordaz

    Principal

    aordaz@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Preparing for the 2019-2020 School Year

    Posted by Karen Buell on 8/8/2019

    Maplebrook Families:

    Welcome to 2019-2020 school year!  With the new school year’s arrival, we have our highly dedicated staff members returning and highly talented new staff members joining us.  Please extend a warm Maplebrook welcome to:

    • Ms. Kristen Reichel, Learning Behavior Specialist (Part-time) – Ms. Reichel looks forward to sharing her experiences in academic and behavior analysis.
    • Mrs. Mili Lara, School Psychologist – Mrs. Lara comes to us from Beebe and enjoys helping staff, students, and families develop plans to address specific student needs.
    • Ms. Terry Giese, Occupational Therapist  - Ms. Giese may be a familiar name, she was at our school years ago and returns with her wealth of experience and knowledge to support learners. 
    • Mr. Jesse Gross, Orchestra – Mr. Gross is very enthusiastic about orchestra and can’t wait to begin.
    • Mrs. Cindy Ontiveros, EL teacher - Mrs. Ontiveros comes to us from Elmwood and Scott school, we are thrilled to have her join our team. 

    We will begin emailing out our weekly “Wiley WAG” on Friday, August 16. However, you can expect a couple more Talk203 messages with important information and first day reminders between now and then.  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.

    We’re excited and ready for our Wildcats to come back to school. Here's to a great school year! 

     

    Araceli Ordaz

    Principal

    aordaz@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Meet the Principal

    Posted by Karen Buell on 8/2/2019

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  • Meet the Principal

    Posted by Karen Buell on 7/26/2019 4:00:00 PM

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  • Final Week of 2018-2019

    Posted by Karen Buell on 5/31/2019

    Maplebrook Families,  

     

    We had a great last week at Maplebrook!  Thanks to all that volunteered at Field Day on Wednesday.  Our students had so much fun!  Allow us to send a special shout out to Diedra Hogan and Rachel Strang for our EC-4 Field Day, and Michelle Bain, Sheryl Henson and Julie Jur for the 5th Grade Field Day at Winding Creek Park.  Throughout the week, our students remained engaged in quality learning activities and time together.  Today, students and staff gathered one last time to recognize some, and celebrate all, students for our accomplishments, participation in activities, and PROWL this year.  It was a wonderful event with plenty of smiles, but as it came to a close, it was emotional, as I received cards from my students and I said goodbye to all of my Wildcats.  It was equally emotional at the end of the day for our 5th graders and many of our preschoolers that were also saying goodbye to Maplebrook.

     

    As a reminder, I’ll continue to be at Maplebrook until June 30, serving as principal and supporting the transition of your new building leader.  Since I announced in April that I would be leaving, I have appreciated the kind words of support for my future endeavors and have been humbled by the compliments I’ve received about my leadership of this outstanding school.  Maplebrook is a wonderful place due to the collective efforts of great students, a dedicated staff, and supportive families.  I’m proud of what we accomplished together during my time as principal.  I will always be thankful for your support, will cherish our memories, and will forever be a Wildcat.  #wearemaplebrook 

    Have a wonderful 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 5/24/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,  

     

    The end of the year continues to be busy.  As shared last week, we hosted Mario the Maker Magician for two amazing assemblies on Tuesday.  On Wednesday, we hosted our early childhood families for our inaugural preschool moving on celebration.  It was a wonderful gathering of families to engage in play, watch performances, and individually recognize each preschooler.  While some will return to Maplebrook in the fall, we will sadly say goodbye to most, as they will be enrolled into their K-5 homeschool in the fall.   Also on Wednesday, our H&S held a lovely reception for our three retirees (Mrs. Kaduk, Ms. Reynolds, and Mrs. Trevizo). We wish them well in their future endeavors.  Lastly, yesterday, we celebrated our fifth graders during our traditional 5th Grade Program. We held an all school assembly in the morning and hosted our families for the program last night.  They performed and sounded amazing. These past six years, they have made tremendous growth. We are proud of them and wish them all the best in junior high school.

    We Are Maplebrook!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

     

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  • Mario the Maker Magician Assemblies

    Posted by Karen Buell on 5/17/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,  

     

    Next Tuesday, we will be welcoming Mario the Maker Magician, for two assemblies.  A brief description from his website: As seen on Sesame Street and Sprout, Mario "the Maker Magician" Marchese is a New York based, touring children's performer known for his DIY robotic creations, handmade props, and signature slapstick character. He has been touted “the best kids magician in the world!!” by David Blaine and was the opening act for the most recent 2018 David Blaine live tour.  Mario’s show is an upbeat, hilarious, and very interactive experience that leaves children and families inspired to nurture their own creative paths.  We feel very fortunate to welcome this renowned performer to Maplebrook.  Many thanks to Home & School for sponsoring this performance!

    We Are Maplebrook!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Thank You!

    Posted by Karen Buell on 5/10/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,  


    Wow!  We certainly feel appreciated!  On behalf of the Maplebrook staff, thank you so much for your kind words, gifts, food, treats, and support during Teacher Appreciation Week.  Our community is incredibly thoughtful and caring! Thank you! Also, thanks to all that attended FunFest last Friday. While it was a little cool and there was a little drizzle, overall it was a lovely evening.  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, we can’t thank you enough for creating such a memorable event for our students.

    We Are Maplebrook!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Spring Weather Just in Time for FunFest

    Posted by Karen Buell on 5/3/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,  

     

    After a week of rain, it was great to see a little sunshine today.  This change in weather happened just in time for FunFest! Hopefully you will be able to join us sometime in the 4:30-7:00 p.m. window.  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.

    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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