August 2018

Posted by Webmaster on 8/24/2018


Welcome Back! 


In this letter you will find some basic information to ensure everyone has a positive start to a new year!


I am honored and excited to be the new principal of Naper Elementary School.  I look forward to meeting our students and their families at our upcoming Family Fun Fair as well as Curriculum Night. 


We are so excited that another school year is upon us!  Our teachers and staff have been very busy preparing Naper School for your arrival.  If you are new to our community, WELCOME!  Naper School is a special community with amazing students, teachers and parents!  We are so glad you are here.


We have some fabulous new staff members joining us this fall!  Please join us in welcoming the following new staff to the Naper community:


  • Mike Madzinski will serve as our new Learning Commons Director.
  • Lynn Vieni will serve as our new school nurse.
  • Christa Valkanos will serve as our OT.


You will be able to access your child’s classroom placement on August 9 at 3:00pm through Infinite Campus.  Our staff worked diligently to ensure all classrooms are well balanced and will meet student needs.   


Our Health Office will be open on August 13 from 1:00-2:30 for parents to drop off medication, access medication forms or discuss care plans with Mrs. Vieni and Mrs. Cabrera. 


Kindergarten Crash Course for parents will take place on August 15 at 6:30pm.  If you are a new kindergarten parent please plan to attend to have all your questions answered!  Please plan to meet in the Learning Commons.


Curriculum Night is Thursday, August 30!  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.  This night is for parents only.  We look forward to meeting with you and creating strong partnerships!


Project Idea


Honors Math


Grades 3-4




Grades 1 & 2




The first day of classes for students in grades 1-5 is August 16.  Please plan to meet your teacher on the blacktop near the gym.  All teachers will be wearing staff t-shirts and will have signs to assist you in getting your child to the correct line.  


On August 17, all students can enter the building through assigned doors beginning at 8:00am.  The bell will ring at 8:15 and we will have announcements and instruction will begin. 


Students in 4th Grade will exit out of the south front door.  Students in 2nd and 3rd grade will exit from north front door.  This year all Kindergarten and 1st Grade students will exit from Door 7 (located off the gym).  Teachers will ensure all students get on the correct bus, assist walkers in locating parents and help our youngest students to find parents in the carpool lane.


Kindergarten students will have Sneak Peek on August 16 and will not attend a full day of school.  See below for times:



Thursday, August 16, 8:30-9:00am


Thursday, August 16, 9:10-9:40am


Thursday, August 16 9:50-10:20am


Thursday, August 16 10:30-11:00am



On Friday, August 17, kindergartners will have a full day of school. They will meet their teachers outside Door 1.  Kindergartners should always enter the school through Door 1.  Parents will pick up kindergartners outside Door 7 (located outside of gym) after school or we will ensure they get on the correct bus and get home safely to you!  Staff will stay with kindergartners and first graders while they wait for parents in the car pool lane in a waiting area. 



If you have questions, do not hesitate to call the school office at 630-420-6345.  Julie Strang and Suzy Olson will be happy to assist you! 


Remember we are BETTER TOGETHER,


Tracy Dvorchak,


Principal, Naper Elementary School