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    Investing in Our Future: Projects at 19 of 20 Schoolsfacilityvideo
     
    Like a house, there is a natural life cycle for our school buildings. Through our Facility Master Plan and capital projects planning, we are able to identify when key capital projects (roof, window, plumbing, mechanical and electrical upgrades and replacement) need to be completed. In District 200, many of our schools were built at similar points in time, and therefore are on a similar renewal cycle. Our facilities are due for major renewals and renovations.
     
     
    For over a year, the Board of Education and District staff have engaged our community, staff and architects to develop a Facilities Master Plan. This plan includes an educational assessment of our buildings, combined with an existing physical assessment, to provide a detailed, long-term view of our building needs. The Board has spent a great deal of time developing, studying and prioritizing projects that will preserve and enhance learning environments through cost-effective solutions.

    The Board has prioritized approximately $154 million in projects at 19 of the District's 20 schools.  We must upgrade and improve our facilities now in order to keep our schools in good, safe working order that our community expects. If you'd like to learn more about the projects at each school, please visit the following pages:
     
    New Early Learning Center

    Fund-a-Classroom Projects
    Donate today!  As a Foundation supporter, you now have the option to donate to a specific classroom. The Foundation has partnered with the Wheaton-Warrenville PTA Council in creating the Fund-a-Classroom, crowdfunding program. Nine district teachers submitted proposals for ten different projects that require funding.

    “With an all-volunteer board, we are pleased to operate in a manner that ensures that 87% of all donations directly benefit our students. The new Fund-a-Classroom program provides a way for a donor to further target his or her contribution,” says Andy Johnson, president of the Student Excellence Foundation.

    Current projects open for funding:

    Edison Middle School - Ms. Schillinger: Brookfiled Zoo Field Trip
    Hawthorne Elementary - Ms. Young: iPad Learning Station in the LLC
    Hawthorne Elementary - Ms. Theodore: CLEF Club Field Trip
    Hawthorne Elementary - Ms. Schubert: STEM and Classroom Environment
    Lowell Elementary - Ms. McDonald: Lowell Breakout EDU
    Wiesbrook Elementary - Ms. Siciak: Sing a Song Poetry Project
    Wiesbrook Elementary - Ms. McNamara: Reading and Phonics Instruction
     
    Food Service Update from Chartwells
    nutrislice The way you access school menus has changed, and we are sure you will love it!

    District 200 schools, in partnership with Chartwells K12, is now using Nutrislice to publish the school menus to a new interactive website and a free smartphone app! Now you can access your menus anywhere, anytime! 
    Now you can also see more information about menu items, including a photo and description; filter common food allergens like nuts, wheat and dairy; translate your menus into a number of different languages; access nutrition information like carb counts and calories with just a few clicks! Print a PDF version of the menus directly from the website, if you prefer http://cusd200.nutrislice.com/
     
    Electronic School Bag (E-School Bag)
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    Calendars Approved
                   
    At their last meeting, the Board of Education approved the school calendars for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 School Years. They are available on our website. 
     
    Policy & Curriculum Postings Available for Public Review & Comment
    Board Policy - The Board has posted several revised policies for public review and comment.  For comments on policy, contact Dr. Robert Rammer at robert.rammer@cusd200.org. 
     
    Curriculum - New high school curriculum is available for public review and comment. For comments on curriculum, contact Faith Dahlquist at faith.dahlquist@cusd200.org. 
     
    Upcoming Board Meetings 
     
    Weds., Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
    School Service Center
    Committee of the Whole 
     
    Weds., Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
    Emerson 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.
     
    Pack the Gym Night for Christmas Sharing- Tuesday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m. at Hubble Middle School. 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! For more information see the flier
     
    Facilities Plan Open House - Thurs. Dec. 1 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Edison. Information about proposed school improvements at Edison, Lincoln, Madison, Wheaton Warrenville South and Whittier. Click here for more info.  
     
    Red Grange Bowl -Saturday December 3 at 1:00 PM
    All ticket proceeds donated to Ronald McDonald House
    Community Service for both Bowl Teams. Bowl Banquet: December 2, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
    Keynote Speaker: Pat McCaskey Chicago Bears. Click here to donate to the Ronald McDonald House or purchase tickets.
    Reindeer Run - Saturday, December 3 benefits Wheaton Park District and Wheaton Lions Club. See the flier for details.  
     
    Falcon Booster Gift Card Sale - Now thru end of December. Help Wheaton North Boosters continue to support academics, athletics, scholarships, music, drama programs, and club activities by purchasing your Manna Gift Cards for everyday shopping and holiday gifts through WN Boosters. Click here for more info. 
    Erica Loiacono | Director of Public Relations
    ph 630-682-2469  e erica.loiacono@cusd200.org   erica.loiacono@cusd200.org
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