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 February 3, 2017
Referendum questions? Join us...  coffeehouse
 
On April 4, 2017, voters will see a referendum question on the ballot.
 
Get the answers to your questions at one of our upcoming Coffee Houses. Stop by anytime during the designated time slot at a school of your choice.  
 
Fri., Feb. 24 from 9-10:30 a.m. Tues., Feb. 28 from 9-10:30 a.m. 
 Monroe Middle School    Franklin Middle School
   
 Tues., March 14 from 9-10:30 a.m.  Fri., March 17 from 9-10:30 a.m.
 Hubble Middle School  Edison Middle School
 
Can't make a Coffee House but still have questions? Interested in hosting your own Coffee House? Contact us at communications@cusd200.org or 630-682-2469.  
 
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.
 
Key pieces of information include:  
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. 
 
Business INCubator Needs Volunteers 
Beginning in Fall 2017, Wheaton North and Wheaton Warrenville South High chools will offer students an authentic collaborative, entrepreneurship experience with INCubatoredu. Students will have the opportunity to create and fully develop their own product or service. Entrepreneurs and business experts serve as volunteer coaches and mentors guiding student teams through foundational business topics such as marketing and finance. 

Join us at one of our breakfasts to learn how you can get involved.
 
Wednesday, February 8 at 8:00 a.m.
Wheaton North High School

Wednesday, March 1 at 8:00 a.m.
Wheaton Warrenville South High School
RSVP to Dan Korntheuer, Director of High School Instruction, at
daniel.korntheuer@cusd200.org or 630-682-2007 for more information. 
 
Water Testing Update
We have completed lead testing of more than 2,300 interior water fixtures (sinks and drinking fountains) at all District 200 student sites. All of the results were below the Federal lead in water standard. We are also sending some of our samples to an independent laboratory to validate our findings.

As we shared with you in December, after working with our municipal partners, we confirmed that all our incoming water sources are free of any lead. Earlier this fall, District 200 proactively began testing interior water fixtures at all student sites.

Since we began our testing, the State of Illinois has adopted Public Act 099-0922 Lead in Water. We are reviewing the new statute and will comply with any of those standards.  
 
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 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 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.
 
"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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