• www.cusd200.org November 13, 2015
    Veterans Day - A Proud Traditionbowerveteran
    For more than a decade, rather than taking a day off school for the Federal holiday, District 200 students have attended school on Veterans Day. Throughout our 20 schools, students, staff and parents honor our country's bravest in their own unique way. Each year, hundreds of Veterans visit our schools and are greeted with decorations, songs, poems and most importantly, gratitude.
    This year, many of our schools participated in Greenlight A VetAmerica’s Veterans are some of our nation’s bravest, hardest-working men and women. However, it’s hard to show them the appreciation they deserve when, back home and out of uniform, they’re more camouflaged than ever. Greenlight A Vet is a campaign to establish visible national support for our Veterans by changing one light to green. 
    One of many touching experiences throughout District schools occurred at Bower Elementary School. After singing an emotional tribute to all branches of the military, the Bower Chorus was saluted by one of the dozens of Veterans in attendance. 
    For more pictures of our Veterans Day events throughout the District, visit our Facebook page.  

    Cantigny 5K
    On November 7, a beautiful fall morning, students, staff, and parents from Hubble and Edison Middle Schools turned out at Cantigny to participate in the Cantigny 5K Run/Walk to Benefit the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans.
    hubbleedison Three years ago, Hubble challenged Edison to a little competition—who could get the most participants to run (or walk) at the event? Teacher Mike Fonk from Hubble captained Hubble’s efforts, while teacher Laura Morgan from Edison rallied the Edison group.

    While Hubble emerged victorious in the first two competitions, it was Edison who emerged victorious this year. Each year, the number of participants has increased, which means that aside from Hubble or Edison, it’s the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans that wins, receiving funds that support their worthy goals.

    “It’s great that the kids and many of their parents come out early on a Saturday to help give back to veterans who have given so much themselves,” said Mr. Fonk. “It’s a simple and fun way to remember our veterans.”

    It’s not too early to mark your calendars for the 2016 5K—it will be on November 6, 2016, and both Edison and Hubble would love to see everyone out there!
    District Partners with Glenbard Parent Series 
    District 200 is proud to partner with the Glenbard Parent Series to bring two important parenting seminars by Dr. Ken Ginsburg. You can see the flier here.
    November 17 at College of DuPage McAninch Arts Center
    6:15 pm Preceding the 7 pm program Wellenss Expo with over 20 Vendors
    7:00 pm The Skills to Succeed: Mastering the Tools to Thrive in a High-Pressure Culture Now and in the Future
    Every parent wants to raise children who are successful, happy, hard working, compassionate, creative and innovative. To help parents, Ginsburg answers two crucial questions:
    • How do I give my children the unconditional love needed to thrive while holding them to the highest expectations needed for success?
    • How do I protect my children while letting them learn life lessons?
    November 18 at 12:00 p.m. 
    Fostering Resilience & Coping Skills to Meet the Challenges of Today's Teens 
    Marquardt Administration Center, 1860 Glen Ellyn Road, Glendale Heights
    Dr. Ginsburg is a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine and a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He will present the latest research on how to help children build competence, confidence, character, coping, and control so they can bounce back from challenges and excel in life. This discussion will offer coping techniques for teens facing the stresses of high achievement standards, media messages, peer pressure and family tension.
    Electronic School Bag
    In the News...
    2016-17 Revised Proposed Calendar Available for Public Review
    On November 11, the Board approved to post a revised version of next year's calendar for public review and comment. Comments can be directed to Dr. Robert Rammer at robert.rammer@cusd200.org or 630-682-2015. 
    Upcoming Board Meetings 
    Wed., December 9 at 7:30 p.m.
    Regular Meeting
    Washington Elementary  
    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.
    WN Band Fundraiser - That’s My Pan - Order now through Dec. 8. See the flier for more details or order online

    Support Tiger Robotics - order now through Nov. 25. Get ready for the holidays by purchasing a cheesecake to benefit Tiger Robotics. See the order form for more details. 
    Poinsettia Sale - From now through November 16, support the WWS Girls Basketball Team and buy a poinsettia. Order form and details.
    WWS Presents: Defying Gravity - Nov. 12-14 at 7:30 pm. Get your tickets online here. Click here for the play's flier. 
    Franklin Holly Jolly Market - Saturday, November 14 from 10am to 2pm at Franklin Middle School. For more information, or to participate as a vendor, please contact Michelle Rollins at 630.649.9588 or e-mail michelle.rollins@speakeasy.net. Event Flier
    Gates 200 Meeting - Weds, November 18 at 7:30 PM at
    Monroe Middle School. Details here 
    Emerson School Turkey Trot - On Thanksgiving morning at 8am, join Emerson families for a 5K at the school. For more information about registration, see their flier
    Pack the Gym Night - December 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Hubble. Fans are asked to bring a donation of a new, unwrapped toy or a non-perishable food item for admission into the game. Come cheer on the District 200 Special Olympics basketball team as they take on Naperville 203, and help families in need! Event flier 
    Community Engagement: Facilities Assessment - December 2 from 7-8:30 pm at Hubble. We’ve assessed our facilities. Come hear the results and let’s chart the path for our future. More information...  
    Wheaton North Holly Dazzle Sale -  December 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00p.m. Don't miss this great opportunity to purchase the perfect gift for your future or present Falcon. Enter through Door 26, located in the back of the school, A great selection of new items, stocking stuffers and don't forget to stop by and check out the clearance items. 
    WWS Winter Art Show - December 10th from 6-8pm at WWS library. This free event is open to the public. Student artwork displayed is from first semester painting, photography, architectural models, drawing, jewelry and more. For more information call 630-784-8641.
    Bower Bobcat Holiday Craft Show - Saturday, December 12 from 10am to 3pm at Bower. Large selection of crafts, food, free goodies are available. See the flier for full details. 
    Erica Loiacono | Director of Public Relations
    ph 630-682-2469  e erica.loiacono@cusd200.org   erica.loiacono@cusd200.org
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