Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel
Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel

Community Unit School District 200

130 West Park Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60189

P: 630.682.2000 F: 630.682.2227 October 9, 2015
Jefferson Students Rock the Runway  lafido
  Anthony, Gianna and Vince LaFido model fashions from Wear & Share.
Yesterday, four Jefferson students rocked the runway at the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce's Fall Into Fabulous Fashion Show. Jefferson alums Anthony LaFido and Cammy Babiarz and current Jefferson students Vince and Gianna LaFido wore fashions from Wear & Share in downtown Wheaton.   

Each year, the Women in Business Chamber Planning Committee selects a local nonprofit to benefit from the proceeds of their raffle baskets. This year, the committee generously selected Jefferson Early Childhood Center as the recipient of raffle proceeds. 

Women in Business Committee Member and Wheaton North parent Sheri Billing was thrilled to support Jefferson this year. Billing has a special connection to Jefferson as her twin girls graduated from Jefferson years ago. “Having twin girls who were born three months premature is a scary thing. While both of our daughters attended Jefferson, one of them needed additional services. Jefferson was more than a blessing to our family and was our lifeline,” says Billing. Billing now says that because of the services her daughter received, she is now taking regular and A-level classes at Wheaton North, is on the Honor Roll (both of her daughters are!) and plans to attend college in fall of 2017. “I’m not sure [our daughter] would be where she is today had we not spent three precious years at Jefferson. The school is truly one of a kind and has an amazing staff,” remarked Billing.  
Jefferson Principal Stephanie Farrelly was truly honored to be selected as this year’s nonprofit beneficiary. “Funds raised will be used to pay for adaptive playground equipment and musical instruments for children with varied abilities. Early childhood education is critical in the life of every child. There are so many free resources that we [Jefferson] offer and we are excited to be able to share that mission with our business community,” says Farrelly.
cammy stephanie
Follow the links to watch a short video about the LaFido's and Cammy. You can view additional pictures from the show on our Facebook page. 
Bower 1st grader and Jefferson alum Cammy Babiarz and Jefferson Principal Stephanie Farrelly enjoy a moment together before the fashion show.  
MWAH Parent-Student Seminar - October 19
On October 19, the PTA Council is sponsoring a parenting seminar that you won't want to miss.  Mr. Joel Clousing, a parent of a former student, will speak about losing his son to heroin, a drug addiction that began in middle school. Mr. Clousing is coming to us with the organization MWAH. 
MWAH (Messages Which Are Hopeful) is an experience that delivers inspirational messages of hope and love from young people to young people, empowering them with the knowledge, courage, and strength to deal with life’s
challenges. Through words, music and dance, they are changing lives and saving lives, one performance at a time! 
October 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Monroe Middle School, 1855 Manchester Rd., Wheaton 
Questions? Email Michelle Triscik at  
Please note: This seminar is appropriate for middle and high school age students and their parents. 
Electronic School Bag
B.R Ryall YMCA – Halloween Extravaganza
Wheaton Warrenville PTA Council Presents: A “Can’t Miss” Assembly!
Johnson Dine Out for PTA at Sweet Potato Café
Warrenville Park District – October 2015 Newsletter
Franklin Middle School PTA Holly Jolly Market 2015
Partnership for Prevention – Your Choice: A Family’s Journey to Recovery
Laboratory School for Science & Tech - Physics Program for Middle School Students
The MAC – Kids go Free to Featured Shows (Cirque Zuma Zuma & Peking Dreams)
Fermilab Presents: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Spirit Night for WWS Marching Band at Chick-fil-A
Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry at Johnson 10/13/15
La Despensa Móvil de Northern Illinois Food Bank at Johnson 10/13/15
Carol Stream Public Library Programs & Events – October 2015
Friends of Wheaton Public Library Holiday Book and Art Sale

Upcoming Board Meetings 
Wed., October 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Regular Meeting
Pleasant Hill Elementary 
Wed., October 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Committee of the Whole
School Service Center
To view Board Meeting Agendas, highlights from previous Board Meetings and more, click here.
Upcoming Events
Going out to eat? Support our local PTAs. Click HERE for a full listing of Cook’s Night Out events.
Calling all WWS/Wheaton Central Alumni! WWS Homecoming Football Game is TONIGHT at 7:30 p.m. Please stop by our Alumni table near the end zone during the Varsity game. Please contact Bridget Moore at for more information. 
Fall Mobile Food Pantry - Tuesday, October 13 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Johnson Elementary.  Are you hungry? Northern Illinois Food Bank Pantry distributes highly nutritious food to families in need. ALL are welcome. Flier 
WWS Tiger PAWS Trivia Night/Silent Auction: Saturday, Oct 17 beginning at 6PM at the American Legion, Wheaton. Join up with friends and have fun while supporting South! Tickets $25 each ($20 for current PAWS members). See to reserve your spot.  
MWAH Parenting Seminar - Oct. 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Monroe Middle School. Brought to you by the PTA Council. For more information, see the flier. Special guest speaker, Joel Clousing, a parent of a former student, will speak about losing his son to heroin. 
Reflections Framed: Submit a military reflection about you or someone you know and have it framed (a $200+ value) for free. Then bring family and friends and join us at a Veterans Day celebration (November 11) at Wheaton College’s Coray Alumni Gymnasium from 4-6 PM and receive your ‘Reflection Framed!’ Submit your reflection at which is due by October 19, 2015. Contact Rick Erickson ( with questions. 
Fall Physics Program for Middle School Students - begins Oct. 20. Online Pre-registration is now open for the Fall 2015 Physics Club Program for Middle School Students. See attached brochure for program information and course list. Link to online pre-registration and course information: Contact: Esther at or 630-544-0680. Flier
Your Choice: A Family’s Journey
to Recovery - Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 PM at Naperville Municipal Center. See the flier for more details. 
Franklin Holly Jolly Market - Saturday, November 14 from 10am to 2pm at Franklin Middle School. The market will feature local artists, crafters and vendors! Enjoy early-bird holiday shopping, refreshments, raffles and carolers! For more information, or to participate as a vendor, please contact Michelle Rollins at 630.649.9588 or e-mail Event Flier
Erica Loiacono | Director of Public Relations
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