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 January 15, 2016
Today: Teacher Institute / Work Day longfellow
 
So what do teachers really do when students get to sleep in on a rainy day off school? They are busy in their buildings - LEARNING!
 
Today, elementary teachers throughout the District are reviewing student data and analytics, planning for the Next Generation Science Standards recently approved by the Board of Education and working in their teacher teams to strategically plan student learning opportunities. 
 
Longfellow teachers (pictured above) worked in teams this morning to discover digital storytelling resources like ChatterPix Kids, Adobe Voice and Make Beliefs Comix that they can model and share with students. Digital storytelling resources are exciting tools that allow students to creatively write, illustrate and even animate stories in a digital format
 
Middle and high school teachers were finishing up end of semester work.  
 
Jefferson Now Accepting Applications for 2016-17
Jefferson is District 200's preschool for ALL 3 & 4 year olds in the community. Give your child a jump-start on school by gaining the skills needed for a successful kindergarten experience.

Program Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 9:15-11:45 a.m. (3 years) & 1:00-3:30 p.m. (4 years)

For more information contact the school office at 630-682-2474 or visit www.cusd200.org/jefferson.
 
High School Students - Earn credit this summer through our online learning consortium 
Expanding Learning Opportunities, eLo, is our online learning program we offer in partnership with Districts 203 & 204. Courses are taught by teachers from all three districts. To learn more about summer course offerings and to register, visit www.eloconsortium.org/summer.  
  
In the event of cold weather...
It's that time of year where severe weather may result in a weather related school closure. The optimal time frame to make an accurate and informed decision to cancel school due to inclement weather is in the early morning. We will always do our best to communicate any school closures with families by 5:30 a.m.   
 
If severe weather is forecast, parents are encouraged to prepare child care in the event of school closure. The Wheaton Park District offers Extreme Weather Drop-In Child Care 
  
Electronic School Bag
 
Visit our e-school bag for all postings.  
Sat., January 23 at 9:00 a.m.
Chat with the Board
School Service Center
 
Wed., January 27 at 7:30 p.m.
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.
 
Community Engagement Session 3: See the Possibilities - Weds., January 20 at 7:00 p.m. at Monroe Middle School. Note: We are at MONROE for this session, not Hubble.  
 
Technology Center of DuPage (TCD) Open House - Wednesday, January 20 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Get ready for college or a career at TCD. See the flier for more information.  
 
Monroe Eagle Extravaganza - Friday, January 22 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Monroe Middle School. All families are welcome. See the flier for more details. 
 
Parenting Seminar: Age of Opportunity: New Science of Adolescence with Dr. Laurence Steinberg - January 26 at 7:00 p.m. at COD. All District 200 parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. See the flier for more details.  
 
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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