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  • Winter Weather Reminders

    With more snow and decreasing temperatures in the forecast, we wanted to remind our families that students will go outdoors for recess unless the temperature is below zero degrees including the wind chill factor. Be sure to send your student to school equipped with appropriate cold weather gear. Students must wear snow pants and boots in order to play in the snow. Please consider labeling items with a name, so misplaced articles can be returned to your student, rather than being placed in the lost and found.

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  • Spring Conferences Sign-ups Begin on Friday, September 25

    You can begin scheduling conferences on Friday, January 25, via PTC Wizard. You will use your Infinite Campus Portal username and password to log into PTC Wizard. Please refer to the PTC Wizard Parent Guide (PTC Wizard Guía para los Padres) for additional instructions. The portal to schedule conferences will close at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 7. Links can be found on the homepage under Quick Links.

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  • Girls on the Run

    We are happy to have Girls on the Run back at Maplebrook this Spring! Girls on the Run is a program available to 3rd through 5th grade girls. Over a period of 10 weeks, girls will participate in an after-school program like no other. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum will inspire girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, girls will make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique. Physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that will lead to a lifetime of health; however, all girls are welcome regardless of athletic ability or fitness level. Click the headline for more.

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  • Bricks 4 Kids (K through 5th grade)

    Bricks 4 Kidz offers hands-on, interactive and engaging curriculum that introduces students to STEM concepts and mechanics using LEGO® bricks, gears, axles and motors. The program provides students the opportunity to build motorized models using proprietary model plans and kits. Bricks 4 Kidz will be offering a winter session and spring session on Mondays 2:30 – 3:30pm, starting in January. Click the headline for more.

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  • STEM Fair Kick-Off

    Maplebrook's STEM Fair Kick-Off Event will be held on Thursday, 1/24, from 6-7:30 p.m. K-1 students are invited to try out at-home STEM activities, while students in 2-5 are encouraged to create their own STEM exhibit to showcase at the STEM Fair on Thursday, 3/7, at 6 p.m. All students who complete STEM activities are eligible to win prizes! Click the headline for contact info.

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  • Adult Social - Tickets on Sale

    Tickets are now on sale for our Adult Social/Gala, "All You Need is Love ", happening Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Seven Bridges Golf Course in Woodridge! It's the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day while also raising money for our school. Tickets are $50pp and available to the first 150 people. Click the headline for more.

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  • The Winter Book Fair is Almost Here

    and we are looking for some volunteers to help the book fair be a success for the school and students. Click the healine for a link to take a look at a time slot and see if you can help with set up, at the registers, or taking down the fair. We appreciate all the support and help!

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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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  • Lunch DOGS

    All fathers and father figures, including those already signed up as Watch DOGS or Lunch DOGS, are now invited to sign up for another Lunch DOGS date! Click the headline for more.

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  • New Winter Spirit Wear

    I said: brrrrrr! It's cold in here! Come warm up your tootsies with some spirit gear! Check out the all-new winter additions, some with glitter, to help keep your Wildcat warm. Click the headline for ordering info.

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Principal's Newsletter

  • 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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  • Winter is Here!

    Posted by Karen Buell on 11/30/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,

    Winter is here!  


    On Wednesday, we welcomed Adam Russo, founder and CEO of Edgewood Clinical Services.  He discussed the importance of failure in a child's long-term social, emotional, and educational development.  If you are interested in this message but could not attend, here is a link to his book, Unwritten Rules: Real Strategies to Parent Your Child into a Successful Adult, and here is a link to his Naperville TEDx talk.  Thanks to the Home & School Executive Board for coordinating his visit.

    We Are Maplebrook!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Posted by Karen Buell on 11/20/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,

    We have much to be thankful at Maplebrook due to our wonderful community.  The support you show our staff and the encouragement that you offer our students is very much appreciated.  Please enjoy this extended Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends. We look forward to seeing our Wildcats back here on Monday!

    We Are Maplebrook!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Veterans Day Celebration

    Posted by Karen Buell on 11/16/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,


    It was an honor to host this group of veterans at our Annual Veterans Day Program.  All were able to receive thanks and admiration from our students and staff, while also having an opportunity to introduce themselves and share a few brief words with our Wildcats.

    We Are Maplebrook!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • November Calendar is Filling Up!

    Posted by Karen Buell on 11/9/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,

     

    Last weekend provided nice running weather for our Turkey Trot.  Many thanks to Student Council for their work in coordinating this fun, annual event!  Coming up this next week, please be sure to acknowledge and thank our Educational Support Professionals on Wednesday, November 14.  This group includes our custodians, assistants, bus drivers and lunchroom staff. Their work is critical for the overall success of our Wildcats and allows our school to function on a daily basis, thank you!  Next week is also School Psychologist Awareness Week, so many thanks to Mrs. Estrada and her support of our students and families!

    We Are Maplebrook!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Fall Parade and Parties Wrap-Up

    Posted by Karen Buell on 11/2/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families,

     

    I think Wednesday gave us the best weather for the Fall Parade in almost ten years!  Our students had a great day of learning in the morning and celebration in the afternoon.  Thank you to our 80+ volunteers that helped make it a great day for our students and staff!

    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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