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                         View this message online October 28, 2016
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Thank you to all community members who participated in our survey. We invite everyone to review the full report on our website. The survey provided the Board of Education with key information:

It confirmed that our community greatly values the education we provide. 

It provided the community’s reaction to the proposed facility projects. 
It revealed the community’s response to a property tax increase to finance the proposed facility projects. 

Over the past 16 months, the Board of Education and District administration have engaged our community, staff and architects to develop a Facilities Master Plan. The work included an educational assessment of our buildings, combined with an existing physical assessment, to provide a detailed, long-term view of our building needs. 

With the results of the survey, the Board of Education continues consideration of a bond proposal on the April 2017 ballot to complete approximately $154 million in work identified in this plan and detailed here
To help us make that decision, the Board also continues to seek stakeholder input. Please join us at any one of the Facility Open Houses listed below. We will provide an overall project overview, as well as short, school-based presentations on a rotating basis. Join us at a time that is convenient for you.
Monday, Nov. 7 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Monroe Middle School
School project presentations: Emerson, Monroe, Pleasant Hill, Sandburg, Washington and Wheaton North
Thursday, Nov. 10 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Hubble Middle School
School project presentations: Bower, Johnson, Wheaton Warrenville South and Wiesbrook
Monday, Nov. 14 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Franklin Middle School
School project presentations: Hawthorne, Franklin, Longfellow, Lowell, Washington and Wheaton North
Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Jefferson Early Childhood Center
Information about the proposed new early learning center on the existing Jefferson site will be available.  
Thursday, Dec. 1 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Edison Middle School
School project presentations: Edison, Lincoln, Madison, Wheaton Warrenville South and Whittier 
If you are unable to attend the Open House of your interest, please contact us and we will arrange a time to share that information.

Your input on our facility work is critical. You can view more information at We certainly invite you to attend our Board and Committee Meetings and/or contact us with any questions or concerns. We welcome your participation and feedback.
Business Leader Open House 
Are you a member of the business and professional community in District 200. On Wednesday, November 9, we are hosting a Business Leaders Open House for members of the Wheaton, Warrenville, Winfield and Carol Stream business community. 
For an invitation and more information, contact Erica Loiacono at or 630-682-2469. 

Fall Parenting Seminars 
The fall parenting seminar line-up is set! View the full schedule here
Homework Help: Avoiding the Homework Battle with Your Child
Wednesday, November 2 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Whose homework is this anyway? End the after school drama surrounding homework while helping your child to become a successful and independent student. Join Cheryl Denz, LCPC, President of Riverview Counseling Services, as she offers practical strategies for this daily dilemma.  
Seminars are at the Wheaton Park District Community Center. Registration is free. Call or text Traci at (630) 270-9678 or email to indicate your choice of sessions. 

Upcoming Mobile Pantries 
Each month District 200 and the Northern Illinois Food Bank will host at least one mobile pantry at various places in the community that are open to all District 200 families A complete list of mobile pantries can be found on our website

Saturday, November 12, 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. - Marian Park, 2126 W. Roosevelt Rd., Wheaton
Saturday, December 3, 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. -  St. Charles Square Apts., 607 E. Gunderson, Carol Stream
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Policy Postings and Calendar Available for Public Review

Board Policy - The Board has posted several revised policies for public review and comment.  
School Calendar - The proposed 2017-18 and 2018-19 School Calendars are now available for public review and comment. The posted calendars are in line with the results of last spring's calendar survey. For planning purposes, the Board has posted calendars for the next two years.  
Comments on proposed policy and school calendars can be directed to Dr. Robert Rammer at or 630-682-2015.
Upcoming Board Meetings 
Tues., November 1 at 5:00 p.m.
*note date and time change* 
School Service Center
Committee of the Whole 
Weds., November 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Lowell Elementary
Regular Meeting 
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.
Early Childhood Development Forum - November 3, 2016 from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. at College Church Commons.  Calling all moms of children ages 0 - 6! Join us for a panel discussion on early childhood development with local experts in the fields of
speech pathology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
STEM Expo - November 4 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Hubble Middle School. Bring the family out for a fun night of STEM activities and raise money for District 200 Students! Students will have the opportunity to visit exhibits and participate in hands-on STEM experiments. Click here for more info and tickets. 
Franklin Holly Jolly Market - Saturday, November 5 from 10am - 2pm at Franklin Middle School. Featuring local artists, crafters, vendors and holiday shopping. See more on this flier or their facebook page
Wheaton Warrenville South Presents A Christmas Carol - November 10 - 12 at 7:00 p.m. View the flier or purchase tickets
Wheaton North Holiday Housewalk -  Saturday, November 12 from 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. See their website for more details.
Keeping Kids Healthy: Current Trends in Drug Use - Weds, Nov 16 at 7:00PM at Naperville Central High School See the flier for details. 
Reindeer Run - Saturday, December 3 benefits Wheaton Park District and Wheaton Lions Club. See the flier for details.  
Erica Loiacono | Director of Public Relations
ph 630-682-2469  e
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