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                                     View this message online January 27, 2017
Investing in Our Future - Middle School Projects middleschools
 
On April 4, 2017, voters will see a referendum question on the ballot.

We are seeking voter approval to issue $132.5 million in bonds to help finance needed repairs, renovations and upgrades to 19 of our 20 schools.
 
A significant portion of the referendum facility plan includes needed projects at three of our four middle schools. Those projects include:
middle schools  
Major capital projects including roof replacement, upgrades to heating and cooling systems, upgrades and replacement of plumbing systems
 
Renovation and reconfiguration of the Library Learning Centers (LLC)
 
Renovation of science classrooms and labs
 
Individual school projects - student and health services offices (Edison), classroom additions (Franklin), performing arts space (Monroe)
 
 
Our website contains answers to frequently asked questions.   
 
About the April 4 Referendum
At 19 of 20 District 200 schools, we have significant facility needs. For the past 18+ months, the Board of Education has developed a Facility Master Plan and has worked to prioritize projects, determine how to fund the projects and plan for future facility needs.
 
Much needed repairs, renovations and upgrades to 19 of our 20 schools will cost $154.5 million. The referendum question seeks to issue $132.5 million in bonds. The Board would commit to fund the remaining $22 million in work out of reserves and future budgets.

The proposed bond measure would initially cost the owner of a median home an additional $180 per year in taxes on the Bond & Interest portion of their tax bill. 
 
Support the Foundation - Bid on Awesome Silent Auction
This weekend, the Student Excellence Foundation celebrates their 25th Anniversary and fundraiser. Even if you aren't attending the event, you can still participate in the online silent auction. The auction closes Saturday Jan. 28 at 9:45 pm. 
 
Items include: Cubs tickets, Hamilton tickets, signed Kyle Schwarber ball, parking passes and spirit baskets from both Wheaton North and WWS, tux rentals, golf outings, theatre tickets, spa/salon packages, and so much more! Your contribution will help enrich education for students in District 200 via the Student Excellence Foundation.
 
Upcoming Mobile Food Pantries
Each month District 200 and the Northern Illinois Food Bank will host at least one mobile pantry at various places in the community that are open to all District 200 families. A complete list of mobile pantries can be found on our website.
 
Saturday, February 11 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at St. Charles Square Aparments, 607 E. Gunderson, Carol Stream 

Thursday, March 9 from 4:30-6:30 pm at Washington Elementary, 911 Bridle Lane, Wheaton 
 
Wednesday, April 12 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Lowell Elementary, 312 S. President, Wheaton
 
       
Upcoming Board Meetings 
 
Weds., Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Regular Meeting
Hawthorne Elementary 
 
Weds., Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Committee of the Whole
School Service Center 
 
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.
 
Post Prom Fundraiser - POSTPONED Due to a very low response to the Post Prom fundraiser scheduled for this Saturday, January 28th at KV Hotshots, we have decided to postpone the event until April 22. Look for more details in the near future.
 
WN Mattress Sale Fundraiser for Boys Track - Saturday, February 4 from 10am to 5pm at Wheaton North. Click here for more info.  
 
"Home Recipes" for Supporting Your Gifted Child's Education - Monday, February 6 from 7-8:30 pm at Monroe Craving ideas to support your gifted/high ability child? Come see what’s cooking! Presented by: Patricia Steinmeyer, PACE Coordinator, District 200 Please join us to explore some "key ingredients" for helping to engage, motivate, and support gifted children at home and at school. 
 
Noteable Notes Play A Thon Fundraiser for District 200 Music Programs - Saturday, February 11 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Noteable Notes Music Academy is hosting a Play-a-thon to raise money for music in District 200 schools. 100% of the donations collected will be used to purchase new instruments; repair instruments and provide registration and instrumental scholarships. To participate in the Play-a-thon, please register here. 
 
Family Day of Play - Saturday, February 25 from 9-11:30 am at Hubble. Family Day of Play recognizes the importance of early learning and play in children’s growth and development. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. Brought to you by the Wheaton Warrenville Early Childhood Collaborative. Flier for more details  
Erica Loiacono | Director of Public Relations
ph 630-682-2469  e erica.loiacono@cusd200.org   erica.loiacono@cusd200.org
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