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    Spring Parenting Seminarsparenting
    Parenting can be one of the most difficult experiences in life and it comes with little to no training. District 200's Student Services team understands the challenges that parents face. Each year, Donna Kozica, District Social Work Department Chair, and Gary Luckey, Wheaton Warrenville South Social Work Chair, coordinate a fall and spring series of parenting seminars to support District 200 parents.
    "Our seminars empower parents to take an active role in parenting," says Donna Kozica.  "We hope to provide not only education on topics parents confront, but also a chance to connect parents experiencing the same challenges."
    For program descriptions, view the Parenting Seminar webpage.  
    The Myth and Seduction of Control
    Thursday, February 25 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

    When Is It ‘Typical Adolescent Development’ and When Is It ‘An Issue’?
    Thursday, March 3 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

    The Trap of Perfectionism: Striving for Perfection v.s. Trying to be Perfect
    Thursday, March 10 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

    Do You Know Where Your Children Are Online?
    Thursday, March 17 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

    Seminar Location: Wheaton Park District Community Center

    1777 Blanchard Road, Wheaton

    Registration is free. Call Donna at (630) 393-3558 to indicate your choice of sessions. If you have questions about workshop content call Donna Kozica at (630) 821-7900 or Gary Luckey at (630) 784-7208. 
    Board Discusses Facility Needs Funding Options 
    For the past six months, our district has been engaging hundreds of community members in creating a master plan for all 20 of our school buildings through a series of community sessions. 
    On February 17 at 7:00 p.m., we will host our final community engagement session around master planning at Monroe Middle School. At this final session, we will review final options for a master plan and begin discussing potential costs to cover many important, needed updates.
    At Wednesday's Board of Education Meeting, the Board heard a presentation on our five-year financial projections, as well as an overview of potential funding options for the Facility Master Plan. While the Facility Master Plan is not yet finalized, the Board felt it was important to begin discussions of options to fund the critical work needed at our schools.
    The presentations, as well as a video of the meeting, are available on our website. Interested in learning more about our facilities planning? Watch this short video.  
    Call for Nominations - NEW 200 Distinguished Teacher Awards
    Do you have a favorite District 200 teacher who has inspired you and made a difference in your life or your child’s life? Please fill out a nomination form and let the foundation know who they are! Nominations are due February 15, 2016.

    NEW 200 will present six teachers with our Distinguished Teacher Award. Awards are presented to one teacher at each school level (preschool/elementary, middle, and high school), for each the North & South portions of the District. Awards will be presented at our Distinguished Teacher Awards event on April 26, 2016. Learn more about the nomination process here
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    Committee of the Whole
    School Service Center 
    Wed., February 10 at 7:30 p.m.
    Regular Meeting
    Edison Middle School 
    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.
    Superbowl Square Fundraiser by Wheaton North Boosters Boosters - Sat., January 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Klein Creek Golf Club. Event sponsored by Steamboat BBQ and featuring music by Tony Altimari, Tara Schreiner and Michael Flynn. For more info see the flier
    Give Kids a Smile Day - Feb. 5 from 9:00am to 5:00pm at CDH Foundation Clinic (416 E. Roosevelt Rd.). Children age 18 and under are eligible for free dental services. Learn more here.  
    ACT Prep Class Benefiting NEW 200 - Between now and February 15, take the ACT or SAT practice test with C2 Education and the $20 fee will go back to the foundation. Learn more about registration here
    The adolescent brain, substances and risk-taking… What a parent needs to know! - Feb. 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Wheaton Warrenville South. Do you, as the parent, feel you need information that will assist you in helping your adolescent make important decisions as they transition to young adulthood? For questions, contact Gary Luckey (630 784-7208) at WWS or Sue Taddeucci (630 784 -7322) at WN. Event flier 
    What is Erin's Law? Parent Night - Feb. 24 at 10:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. at Wheaton Community Center. Please RSVP to Donna at 630.393.3558. Starting this school year, District 200 will provide child protection lessons to students in early childhood through grade 3. To learn more about District 200’s implementation of Erin’s Law and how to keep your child safe, please join us on February 24. Event flier
    Special Education Resource Fair - Thursday, March 10 from 6:00 - 8:15 p.m. at Hubble Middle School. Hear an informational speaker on topics pertaining to government benefits, special need trusts and guardianship. Following, gain information about local community agencies, services, and resources. Families are welcome to attend with their loved ones. 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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