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

www.cusd200.org April 10, 2015
Bringing Awareness to Autism 
 
Lukaz 
April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. You can participate in Autism Awareness Month simply by watching a short video about one of our students with Autism, Lukaz Szudarski.
 
Lukaz is a student at Wheaton Warrenville South High School and was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), an ASD, at age two. The day after his third birthday, Lukaz began his education in District 200 at Jefferson Early Childhood Center.
 
Jefferson Principal Stephanie Farrelly remembers Lukaz fondly and believes that his success at Jefferson is attributed to her team's expertise in working with children who have autism. "Our staff developed a targeted, educational program that integrated speech/language, social and occupational therapies designed to meet Lukaz's unique learning style and developmental needs," says Farrelly.  
 
Farrelly believes that ongoing communication between home and school, providing additional resources to empower parents to be able to reinforce learned skills in the home setting, and high level of parent support was essential to Lukaz's success. "Lukaz made a significant amount of growth while he was at Jefferson and due to the expertise of his teachers and specialists at Bower, Madison, Edison and now Wheaton Warrenville South, Lukaz continues to achieve at high levels," says Farrelly.  
 
Lukaz's resource teacher at WWS, Eric Stajduhar, says that Lukaz has taken everything that South has to offer with open arms. "Because of his hard work, combined with the hard work of his teachers, specialists and parents, Lukaz is able to hold conversations with his teachers and peers, is able to work in group settings and has learned how to prepare for the rigorous demands of being a high school student-athlete." Plus, says Stajduhar, Lukaz is enjoying being a part of Tiger Nation. 
 
June 8 - Tentative Last Day of School
Pending approval at the May 13 Board of Education meeting, the tentative last day of school is Monday, June 8, 2015.
 
Family Day of Play - Come Play With Us Tomorrow! 
Saturday, April 11th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Open House)
Hubble Middle School, 3S600 Herrick Road, Warrenville, *enter through Door 21

All families in the community are invited to a morning of fun activities for young children and information for parents and caregivers. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. 

Family Day of Play is an opportunity to recognize the importance of early learning and play as a vital component in the growth and development of children. This FREE event is brought to the District 200 community by the Wheaton Warrenville Early Childhood Collaborative. To view the full list of providers, please view the Event Flier
 
NEW 200 Distinguished Teacher Awards - This Monday 
All members of the community are invited to our foundation's Pizza Palooza Night to formally recognize this year's Distinguished Teachers - Megan Bostrom (Whittier), Donna Kozica (Hubble) and Matt Scheffler (WWS). 
 
Monday, April 13th from  6:00-8:00pm  
Commons at Wheaton Warrenville South H.S. 
 
Join the foundation for a fun evening of pizza tastings and silent auction while they honor three of our teachers and raise some money for classroom technology. 
 
Purchase tickets online for a discounted price of $8 and $5/children (3-10 yrs) until Saturday or pay $10/$6 at the door. Tickets include slices of pizza from eight local restaurants. 
 
Check out their silent auction online now to begin bidding on any number of items that include TV studio tours, Cubs tickets, signed sports memorabilia, family outings, tutoring, hotel overnights, kids classes, yoga classes & boot camps, and of course, great dining, fun shopping and relaxing spa services.
 
New E-School Bag Postings (Week of 4/6)
Carol Stream Public Library – April Teen Events
Carol Stream Public Library – April for Kids @ the Library
Carol Stream Public Library – Fun for Little Ones (PreK & Under)
Clare Woods Academy – A Cultural Event Featuring Harmony High & Art Show
Wheaton Public Library – The Essential Great Chicago Fire
WWS Tiger Band Car Wash Fundraiser
WWS Girls Soccer Fundraiser – Potbelly’s
Operation Safe Celebration Fundraiser – Buffalo Wild Wings
2015 Summer Physics Academic Camp for Pre-registration for Middle School
The Center for Gifted – Wondrous Workshops – Spring 2015
Special Needs Movie Event – Finding Nemo
 
To visit our E-School Bag, click here.
CUSD 200 In the News…
 
 
 
Upcoming Board Meetings 
Thur., April 16th at 8:00 a.m.
Wheaton Warrenville South
Chat with the Board

Wed., April 22 at 7:30 p.m.
School Service Center
Committee of the Whole
Wed., April 29 at 5:30 p.m.
School Service Center
Seating of New Board Members & Board Reorganization
 
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.
 
Parenting Seminar Adolescence: Letting Go, Setting Free
April 16th 12:00 - 1:00p.m.
Wheaton Community Center, 1777 Blanchard Rd, Wheaton
Not only do we have to let go of our children, we have to set ourselves free. Dr. Michael Maniacci, Clinical Psychologist, will outline the skills that will help teens to be successful in the transition to independence and how parents can support this process. To register, contact Donna Kozica at (630) 821-3558 
 
Tiger PAWS Mother / Son Brunch
Sunday, April 19th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Medinah Country Club
Event flier. For questions or to register, contact Rosanna Grutzmacher at rrgrutz@comcast.net.

Wheaton North Falconettes Dance Team Tryouts
Clinics: April 20th and 21st from 4-6pm in Schomas Theatre
Tryout: April 23rd from 3:30-5:30pm in Schomas Theatre. Please contact Coach Churchill at gina.guzdziol@cusd200.org with questions.
 
Parenting Seminar - What Does “Going Out” Really Mean?
April 23rd 12:00 - 1:00p.m.
Wheaton Community Center, 1777 Blanchard Rd, Wheaton
Therapist Mandy Burbank, Alexian Brothers, will explore the role of relationships in adolescent development, including the role of social media, identifying unhealthy relationships and the importance of parental involvement. To register, contact Donna Kozica at (630) 821-3558. 

Trek for Tech 5K
On April 25th, join the NEW 200 Foundation for some fun at the family-friendly 5k to help increase access to technology in the classroom. Event flier Please contact pamela.Paulsen@new200.org or caitlin.spencer@bairdwarner.com with questions.
Erica Loiacono | Director of Public Relations
630-682-2000     erica.loiacono@cusd200.org
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