Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel
Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel

Bower Elementary School

4S241 River Road, Warrenville, IL 60555

P: 630.393.9413 F:

Dear Families and Friends of Bower Elementary School

Even though we have had unusually warm weather the past few weeks it’s still hard to believe that March is here already and spring is just around the corner.

I would like to take this opportunity to ask that all parents review our parking lot procedures.  Please share these guidelines with any person that might be dropping off or picking up students at Bower (grandparents, older siblings, babysitters, etc.). 
General Parking Lot Rules
·     Cell Phone usage is prohibited while operating a vehicle within school zones as well as our parking lot.  If you must use one it needs to be hands-free.
·     Our parking lot is a NO IDLING ZONE.  If you arrive early to school to drop off or pick up you are asked to shut your car off until the lines are moving.
·     If you must get out of your car and park…Do NOT cross in between the cars that are dropping off or picking up children.  This also slows the line.  You need to use the designated crosswalk area.  Students are to be accompanied across the crosswalk to the sidewalk by an adult.
·     The handicap parking spots are to be used ONLY if your car has a handicap placard.  No exceptions.

Parking Lot Guidelines – Morning Drop off (starting at 9:00 a.m.)

·     Be sure your student is ready to exit the car: coat on, backpack, lunch and any additional items within reach.
·     Refrain from exiting your car to let your child out.  The teachers standing outside are more than happy to help open your door if you need them to.  Getting out, going around or walking your student around to the other side of your car then getting back in slows up the process greatly.
·     Your student may be dropped off at any point on the sidewalk.  We ask that all cars pull up as far as possible to the crosswalk no matter what grade level your student is.  Starting this coming week there will be a large cone placed where the student drop off area begins.  It does not matter what grade your student is in Kindergarten through 5th grade may be dropped off at any point along the designated drop off area.  The designated drop off area is between the cone and the crosswalk.  Students know where to walk to line up at and if they don’t the teachers will direct them.  Just remind them to stay on the other side of the yellow line…a rule they follow during the school day as well if on those sidewalks.

Parking Guidelines – After School Pickup

·     Please remind your student to be paying attention for your arrival of your car and to be listening to the staff outside assisting during the pickup process.

Important Dates:

Thursday, March 2nd / Report Cards Sent Home
Friday, March 3rd / No School – Institute Day
Monday, March 27th – Friday, March 31st / No School - Spring Break
I hope all of you are able to enjoy the extended weekend this week and students come to school next Monday well rested and ready for a full week of school.
I would also like to thank all of our Bower families and our staff members for being so generous with their time and talents.  Everyone is invested in the growth and success of all our children.  Within the Bower community, we all work together “inspiring within everyone a passion to excel”.
Thank you for your commitment to all our children.
Mark Kohlmann



Last Modified on March 7, 2017