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Informational Coffees on Facility Bond Referendum Continue on March 22 and 23

Maple Summer School Registration is Underway

March 22, 2017

Dr. Wegley led his 14th tour through Maple School since October, on Saturday, March 18. He presented information about the facilities, upcoming bond referendum on April 4, and fielded questions from engaged residents. To stay informed about the facility bond referendum, attend upcoming informational coffees on March 22 and 23, and go to www.d30facilities.org


Voting is underway through April 3 at the Northbrook and Glenview Village Halls.

Dr. Wegley led his 14th tour through Maple School since October, on Saturday, March 18. He presented information about the facilities, upcoming bond referendum on April 4, and fielded questions from engaged residents. To stay informed about the facility bond referendum, attend upcoming informational coffees on March 22 and 23, and go to www.d30facilities.org Voting is underway through April 3 at the Northbrook and Glenview Village Halls.

Early Voting is Underway - Runs Through April 3!

Voting Day is April 4!

Informational Coffees on Facility Bond Referendum Run March 22-23

Northbrook Residents Attend Informational Coffee with Dr. Wegley on March 21

“The greatest challenge District 30 faces is improving our facilities,” said Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Brian Wegley, to a group of residents at a home in Northbrook on March 21.

The audience was attending an Informational Coffee, where they viewed a power point which displayed facts about Maple School's facility challenges. These public forums have been held to held inform people about District 30's pending $36 million facility bond referendum, which is on the ballot for the April 4 Consolidated Election. It takes place immediately after District 30’s spring break period. Early voting is currently underway and runs until April 3 at the Northbrook and Glenview Village Halls.

Dr. Wegley showed the residents what a new Maple School could look like if the referendum passes. District 30 remains debt-free and has not had a bond referendum since 1975. Board President Chuck Gitles (a former Maple alum) also attended the Informational Coffee, and provided financial information regarding the proposed facility plans throughout the evening.

This was the eighth Informational Coffee that Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley has presented at since February. There are two more Informational Coffees scheduled this week, and residents are welcome to attend. They take place at the following times and locations:

Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m., at the Willowbrook Field House, 2600 Greenwood, Glenview.
Thursday, March 23, 7:00 p.m., Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane.

Important information about the facility bond referendum can be found at the District 30 Facilities website at http://www.d30facilities.org/

While visiting the facility website, residents are welcome to take a virtual tour of Maple School by clicking on the link at the bottom of the main facilities page.

Community members who seek more information, may contact Superintendent, Dr. Brian Wegley at bwegley@district30.org.

Information for the District 30 Facility Bond Referendum

In December 2016, the District 30 School Board unanimously supported the District 30 Citizens’ Task Force recommendation to place a $36.3 million facility bond referendum on the April 4 ballot. The proposal is to build a new Maple School and to perform important health/life safety improvements at Wescott and Willowbrook Schools. District 30 has invested $4.1 million, mostly in our elementary schools, in the past three years and is debt free. Furthermore, the district has earmarked an additional $5.2 million for this initiative.

Voting Information and Official Ballot:

If you wish to verify that you are registered to vote, you may check your registered status at https://ova.elections.il.gov/RegistrationLookup.aspx; and you may also find directions to register to vote at https://ova.elections.il.gov.

Early voting began March 20 and runs through April 3 (Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) at:

Northbrook Village Hall at 1225 Cedar Lane
Glenview Village Hall at 2500 East Lake Avenue

Directions for voting via the mail are available at www.cookcountyclerk.com/elections/mailvoting (postmarked by
 April 4)

Coffees on Facility Bond Referendum Run March 22-23

Residents can take a virtual tour at the bottom of our District 30 Facilities page at http://www.d30facilities.org/.

Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley will publicly speak at the remaining Informational Coffees which will take place on:

● Wednesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.: Willow Park Fieldhouse, 2600 Greenwood Road,
Glenview
● Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m.: Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook

For more information about the April 4 bond referendum, community members are encouraged to visit the site: http://www.d30facilities.org/

Maple Summer School Registration is Underway

Maple Summer School registration is underway for district residents. It is a five-week program, and is tentatively scheduled to be held from June 13 through July 14. There will be no school on Monday or Tuesday, July 3 and 4.

The summer school website has been updated with the class offerings and other important information at http://www.district30.org/about/Summer-School.cfm Registration will begin for out-of-district families on Tuesday, April 4 at noon. Classes are $140.00 each for District 30 residents and $155 each for out-of-district residents. Parents may register students for up to four classes, which run from 8:30 a.m.– 12:25p.m., Monday-Friday.

Maple Summer School Principal is Eleni Lamson; Maple Summer School Assistant Principal is Ashley Grosshuesch; and the Summer School secretary is Nancy Lifshitz. For more information, email them at summerschool@district30.org, or call them at 847-400-8931 with any questions.

Seniors and KAPO Hear About Upcoming Facility Bond Referendum

On March 15, Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley took his power point "on the road," speaking to both District 30's Korean American Parents Organization (KAPO) and residents at Covenant Village Retirement in Northbrook.

Informational coffees were organized by these groups, so that Dr. Wegley could inform the attendees about the District's upcoming facility bond referendum*, which is listed on the ballot for the Consolidated Election on April 4.

*In December 2016, the District 30 School Board and the District 30 Citizens Task Force unanimously approved a proposal for the $36.3 million facility bond referendum, to build a new middle school for the community; and perform important health/life safety improvements at Wescott and Willowbrook Schools.

Dr. Wegley provided information about the need for improvements in Maple School and displayed photos of examples of new middle schools built recently in other areas. He then held a question-and-answer period regarding the proposal.

Early voting in the Consolidated Election begins on Monday, March 20, and ends on April 3. Residents can vote at either the Northbrook or Glenview Village Halls.

In addition, there is one last tour of Maple School with Dr. Wegley and Maple Principal Dr. Nate Carter at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 18, for those who would like to view the facility's challenges firsthand!

Everyone is welcome to attend the remaining Informational Coffees which will take place on the following dates:


• Wednesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.: Willow Park Fieldhouse, 2600 Greenwood Road, Glenview
• Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m.: Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook

For more information about the April 4 bond referendum, community members are encouraged to visit the site below:

District 30 Facilities website: http://www.d30facilities.org/

Informational Coffees on Facility Bond Referendum are Underway

“The greatest challenge District 30 faces is improving our facilities,” said Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Brian Wegley," said Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Brian Wegley, to a group of residents on March 6, 7 and 8.

On March 6, Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley began presenting at the first of a series of informational coffees being held to inform people about the upcoming facility bond referendum, which is on the ballot for the April 4 Consolidated Election, that takes place immediately after District 30’s spring break period.

On March 7, he participated in another informational coffee in Northbrook. Many interested and engaged residents also attended. A power point displayed facts about Maple School and the facility bond referendum, while Dr. Wegley discussed the need for improved facilities. Board President Chuck Gitles (a former Maple alum) also provided some financial information regarding the proposed facility plans throughout the evening.

On March 8, Dr. Wegley attended an informational coffee in Northbrook, and informed 30+ residents about the upcoming facility bond referendum on the ballot for the April 4th Consolidated Election. Watch for early voting information and an update from Dr. Wegley in the March 10 school newsletters, What's Up Willowbrook, the Wescott Word and the Maple Marquee!

Informational coffees with Dr. Wegley are scheduled through March 23. Everyone is invited to attend one at 7:00 p.m., Monday, March 20 at the Northbrook Public Library's Civic Room. A schedule of informational coffees will be available soon. To stay informed, go to www.d30facilities.org

District 30 Schools Rated Tops in Illinois by Niche

Maple School rated by Niche.com* in the Top 20 Best Middle Schools in Illinois! Wescott and Willowbrook rated in approximately top half of 100 best elementary schools in Illinois.

*Niche "combines rigorous analysis with authentic reviews to highlight the best places to live and go to school.

 

Stay informed regarding the District's Facility Plan Proposal

Updated Maple School Tour Schedule with Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley

During Maple School tours, Dr. Wegley has presented information about the facilities, the upcoming facility bond referendum on April 4, and has answered myriad questions.

Dr. Wegley led his final and fourteenth tour through Maple School since October, on Saturday, March 18. He presented information about the facilities, upcoming bond referendum on April 4 and fielded questions from engaged residents.To stay informed about the faciity bond referendum, upcoming informational coffees, go to www.d30facilities.org

A video tour of Maple School can be accessed at www.d30facilities.org, as well as information about the district's facility plan proposal.

Staff Members' Quotes about Maple School's Building:

“In the undersized art room, the kiln is exposed, the shelves and cabinets are falling down and need to be propped up with extra support. Plus, the wooden cabinet doors are peeling.” - Maple Art Teacher

“Sandbags in front of a courtyard door do not stop the hallway from flooding after a significant rain, which consumers our custodial staff’s timeand makes the hallways impassable. Solving this problem also involves replacing a transformer and failing power line that will cost in excess of $250,00 to fix.” - Director of Buildings and Grounds


Stay up-to-date with Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Brian Wegley at http://blog.d30.me/bwegley/

Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley attended Maple School's February 2 PTO meeting, to explain facts pertaining to Northbrook/Glenview School District 30's upcoming facility bond referendum. On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, the Board of Education met at Maple School, and voted "unanimously" to support the Citizens' Task Force recommendation to place the facility plan proposal on this spring's ballot. It would fund construction of a new middle school to replace the existing 67-year-old Maple School; and health/life safety upgrades at Wescott and Willowbrook Schools would be addressed.

The Resolution provides for and requires the submission of the proposition of issuing $36,300,000 School Building Bonds to the voters of the School District Number 30, Cook County Illinois, at the Consolidated Election to be held on the 4th day of April 2017. The last day to register for the Consolidated General Election is on Tuesday, March 7. This election is held for the election of Municipal, Park District, Library District, School District and Fire District Officials. Go to www.cookcountyclerk.com

Three renderings of the master facility plans were displayed at the meeting, detailing the proposed replacement of Maple School. Dr. Wegley discussed facts about what would transpire if the referendum is approved, verses what would take place if it is not approved by the community. He talked about the recent resident survey responses regarding facility plan proposals; and encouraged PTO members to stay informed, by viewing a video tour and keeping current on facilities planning updates at www.district30.org and www.d30facilities.org

Board Meets April 13 at Willowbrook School

District 30’s Board of Education will convene for a business meeting at 7:30 p.m., April 13, at Maple School, 2370 Shermer Road, Northbrook. For more information, contact Board Secretary Sam Friedman at 847-498-4190.

Spring Break Runs from March 27-April 3

Spring Recess begins on Monday, March 27. School resumes on Monday, April 4.

Register Today for the Lew Blond Run Fundraiser!

Registration is now open for the 17th Annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run, which will be held at 8:00 a.m., May 20 at Maple School. Join this race today, which raises funds for ALS research, scholarships and school projects! Register at lewblondrun.org or https://register.chronotrack.com/r/27077

Volunteers are Crucial to Success of the Annual Lew Blond Run Fundraiser!

From Lew Blond Run Executive Committee Board member, Michelle Rosen:

"It's time to set up volunteers to help organize the 17th Annual Lew Blond Run., which will be held at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, May 20. There are many opportunities to use your skills. Please let me know how you can help."

Faculty and resident volunteers are needed to organize the food for the race and to organize miscellaneous materials from 3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Thursday, May 18. Volunteers are also needed to assist with packet pick-up of bibs and t-shirts from 3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m., on Friday, May 19. Individuals are welcome to marshall a corner from 7:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 20.

Workers are needed for registration on the day of the race from 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., Saturday, May 20. Distribution of bibs and t-shirts also takes place from 6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m., Saturday, May 20.

Proceeds from this race help fund research for Lou Gehrig's Disease, high school scholarships, and support special school projects. For more information and to register for this year's race go to lewblondrun.org

2017-2018 School Calendar Adopted by Board

The 2017-2018 District 30 School Calendar was adopted by the District 30 Board of Education on Thursday, November 10, 2016. On the calendar page of the District 30 website you will find the approved calendar and a list of important 2017-2018 District 30 Calendar dates.

Teacher Institute Days will be held on Monday, August 21, 2017. Classes for students in first through eighth grade will begin Wednesday, August 23. Kindergarten and preschool students will meet with their teacher briefly on Wednesday, August 23. Kindergarten and preschool students' first full day will be Thursday, August 24. 

Calendar Highlights:

All Northfield schools continue to mirror District 225’s Winter Break (Monday, December 25, 2017, through Friday, January 5, 2018) and Spring Break (Monday, March 26, 2018, through Friday, March 30, 2018).
Six half-day school improvement/institute days are included and are scheduled at the end of the week whenever possible.

Two half-days also occur to support Parent-Teacher Conferences on October 13, 2017, and February 15, 2018. Two emergency days (“snow” days) are built into the school year (Friday, February 16 & Monday, April 2), and five emergency days added in June as specified by Illinois School Code. The tentative last day of school is Thursday, June 7, 2018.

The two built-in emergency days noted above will be utilized to make up school if school is canceled prior to the emergency day (e.g. If school is canceled prior to Friday, February 16, 2018, school will be in session on that date.) Please plan on these days being attendance days, and note that building these into the school year helps decrease the likelihood that school cancellations due to weather will impact the tentative last day of school.

Preschool Screenings Take Place on April 20
 

The last District 30 Preschool Screenings of the school year will take place on April 20, 2017. The screening process is designed to identify preschool age children (3-5 years old) who may benefit from special education support prior to kindergarten. Five developmental areas are included in the screening: communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal-social.

These areas will be assessed after your child has passed a hearing and vision screening. The developmental screening takes about one hour to complete and is conducted by the school district’s speech-language pathologist, psychologist, occupational therapist, social worker, and school nurse. Parents are encouraged to stay with their child throughout the screening.
 
To verify District 30 residency and make an appointment for a screening, please call Mary Lynn Petty at 847-400-8964. Residents should register for the April 20 screenings by April 13. For more information about preschool screenings, please contact Lauren Schulman, the District 30 Director of Student Services, at 847-498-4190. Additionally, if you have any concerns about your child who is under 3 years old, please contact Mary Lynn Petty (847-400-8964) or Lauren Schulman (847-498-4190) for more information.