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 July 25, 2015
What a difference a few years makes...
 
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This August, Anthony LaFido will begin kindergarten in a classroom with his peers at Wiesbrook. His mom, Amy, says that because of Jefferson Early Childhood Center, Anthony is a whole new person than he was two years ago. You can watch a video about the LaFido Family here
 
Anthony started attending Jefferson at the age of three with a significant speech delay. After being at Jefferson for just two months, Anthony went from speaking two-word phrases to communicating in full sentences, completely transforming his self-confidence and behavior.
 
The following year, Anthony's brother, Vince, joined him at Jefferson and made significant gains in his speech and fine motor skills. And now this fall the youngest LaFido, GIanna, cannot wait to actually begin at Jefferson after spending countless hours at school with her brothers. Amy, a former District 200 teacher herself, believes that the teachers at Jefferson are very 'in-tune' with the needs of all students. "The staff at Jefferson really want what is best for all kids, and it makes such a difference in a student's life," says Amy. 
 
While the LaFido Family has enjoyed some adventures this summer including beach time, strawberry picking, biking and a trip to Texas, they are ready to head back to school in just a few short weeks.  
 
Summer Food Assistance
Children need good nutrition throughout the school year. If you, or someone you know, are concerned about feeding your child during the summer, you can call 1-800-359-2163 or visit http://summerfeedingillinois.org/ for assistance locating free and nutritious food. Local locations for food assistance include Outreach Community Center, Village Brook Apartments, The Renaissance Apartments as well as Currier Elementary School in West Chicago. 
 
New E-School Bag Postings (Week of 7/20)
 
Tentative 2015-16 Budget
On July 8, the Board of Education approved the posting of the Tentative 2015-16 Budget. A Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, August 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the School Service Center for public comment. 
 
Upcoming Board Meetings 
Wed., August 12 at 7:30 p.m.
School Service Center
Regular Meeting 
 
To view Board Meeting Agendas, highlights from previous Board Meetings and more, click here.
 
Upcoming Events
DuPage County Back to School Fair - Wednesday, August 5 from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Odeum Expo Center. FREE school supplies and services. See the flier here. 
 
Summerdaze by the Warrenville Park District
August 7-8 - For more information visit their website.  
 
Knights of Columbus 25th Annual Golf Outing - Benefiting Special Camps for Intellectually Disadvantaged
Children and Adults. August 10th at Arrowhead. Click here for details. 
 
Friends of Wheaton Library Book Sale - August 25-29 See flier for details.  
Erica Loiacono | Director of Public Relations
630-682-2000     erica.loiacono@cusd200.org
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