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District 30 NEWS: New Maple's Groundbreaking Ceremony is April 5/District Office is Moving - Garage Sale is Set for March 18

Flu Season Guidelines from our Nurses

February 21, 2018

Save the Date for Maple School's Groundbreaking Ceremony on April 5

Find Your Treasure at the District Office Garage Sale on March 18

  • Maple School's Groundbreaking Ceremony is set for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Maple’s students and staff will join members of the District 30 Community on the athletic field adjacent to Maple to kick off the construction phase of our new Maple School! If it rains, the ceremony will take place in Maple's west gym.

Northbrook Bank & Trust Co.

The current District Office trailers will be vacated and torn down as construction begins. Northbrook Bank and Trust Co. offered District 30 office space to lease with the use of a kitchen, conference room, and restrooms (at no extra charge). They have generated a dramatically reduced price for space and have incorporated a modest monthly payment back to District 30 that we can utilize within each school’s benevolence funds that support students in need.

New Location – Same Address

The Board has supported our temporary location on the second floor of Northview Bank and Trust Co. building at 245 Waukegan Road, Northfield, IL 60093 beginning by March 2018. Although our physical address will change, the mailing address of the District Office will remain 2374 Shermer Road, Northbrook, IL.

 

  • The District Office Garage Sale is set for Sunday, March 18, 2018. If you are looking for filing cabinets, chairs, tables, and other odds and ends, plan on joining us for this sale that will benefit Maple’s new playground. Thank you to our District Office Staff who continue to purge, organize, and pack!

 

Summer School Update from the Administrators

The District 30 Summer School Program is currently full for hosting the program at Willowbrook School this year. Families are welcome to add students to a waitlist and will receive email notifications as opportunities arise.

"Thank you for your support of our program. We appreciate your patience throughout the registration process." said Principal Ashley Grosshuesch.

The website is D30 SUMMER SCHOOL.

Class cost will be $165.00 each for District 30 residents. Parents may register  students for 1, 2, 3 or 4 classes, which will run from 8:30 a.m. - 12:25 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Contacts are Principal Ashley Grosshuesch- agrosshuesch@district30.org, Assistant Principal Eleni Lamson- elamson@district30.org, and Secretary Nancy Lifshitz- nlifshitz@district30.org

Wescott School Fourth Graders Present Videos on Energy and Fuels at EAC Meeting

On February 22, sixteen Wescott School fourth grade students were chosen to research and present their videos on energy and fossil fuels during a District 30 Environmental Awareness Committee (EAC) meeting with Dr. Melissa Hirsch. Their teachers, who helped coordinate the projects include Jane Eilhauer, Julie Molay, Michele Maisel, and Jessica Schutz.

Under Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) performance expectations, the children obtained and combined information to describe how energy and fuels derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment. They also generated and compared multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.

The kids had continuous support from science coordinators, librarians, technology integration specialists, and support staff. They analyzed primary source images for each energy resource to generate research questions and learned basics about each energy. They worked in groups researching one of six renewable or nonrenewable resources. Students consulted with energy expert David Wilms to answer questions they had about energy.

They wrote scripts to demonstrate and share their knowledge of their energy. They used Apple Clips app to film energy commercials on electricity, coal, solar energy, and oil. As they viewed their prepared commercials, they completed a T-chart to compare each energy source.

After the presentation, Math and Science Coordinator Kery Obradovich, Wescott Librarian Margaret Janavicius, Library assistant Joan Marsh, and Technology Integration Specialist Anna Davis answered questions about the children’s research, which were posed by EAC members. Director of Educational Technology Andrew Kohl and Principal Chris Brown were also on hand to answer questions.

 

Everyone is Welcome!

Join Wescott School's PTO for a Special Parent Speaker Event on March 6!

Hear Inspirational Speaker Jon Sanchez Discuss Creating Positivity and Legacy!

When: March 6, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. pm, in the Wescott Gym

Add to Your Parenting Toolbox

In today's hectic world, it is often challenging to find the time
to think about the lasting foundation we are building with our
children. On March 6, the Wescott PTO will welcome
former Navy SEAL Jon Sanchez to the school to deliver an
inspirational and valuable message about the family
dynamic. Your parenting toolbox will be filled with topics such as:

-Fostering Resilience-
-Shaping Our Legacy-
-Creating a Positive Attitude-
-Reframing Success, and More!

This is a FREE event - sign up now to reserve your spot!
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040845a5ae29a57-
wescott6?scrlybrkr

We hope to see you there. Dessert will be served, but don't
let that stop you from going to dinner after!

Please contact Joanna Kaplan (joanna.kaplan@gmail.com)
with any questions.

Wait List Available

Registration for District #30 families is now full, but if you would like to be added to the waitlist, please click  https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=2147978 

The 2018 District 30 Summer School Program is currently at capacity and unfortunately the district is unable to offer the program to any out-of-district families this summer.

"We value our relationships with the neighboring communities that have continued to support our program and we appreciate your understanding," said Principal Eleni Lamson.

This year, District 30’s Maple Summer School Program will be held at Willowbrook School for five weeks. The starting date for faculty this year is tentatively Monday, June 11, with an ending date of Friday, July 13. 

In addition, there will be no summer school on Wednesday, July 4th. Summer school is five days a week with classes starting at 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. More information on program dates will be made available as the school year progresses. 

"Our Summer School website has been updated with the class descriptions and other important information at D30 SUMMER SCHOOL. 

Please email Principal Summer School Ashley Grosshuesch and Assistant Principal Eleni Lamson.  For more information about Summer  School, click this link:  https://sites.google.com/a/district30…/d30summerschool/home…

 

Flu Season Guidelines from our Nurses

"Cough and Sneeze Elbow Please"

Flu season is here...Important information is included in these links https://www.cdc.gov/…/freere…/updated/fluguideforparents.pdf
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/children.htm

If your child will be absent or tardy from school for any reason, please call the health office.

Dr. Brian Wegley’s Board of Education Meeting Update

The Board of Education held a meeting on Thursday, January 25, 2018, where the following relevant items were discussed:

Personnel Report
The Board of Education supported a Leave of Absence and formally approved Phoebe Cruz as the new Library Media Assistant at Maple School, Abigail Seef as an Instructional Assistant, and Robert Kopach as a Wrestling Coach at Maple. Please help welcome them to the District 30 Family!

Bid Opening Update
I gave the Board an update on the bids that took place on January 24th for the new Maple School. Nicholas & Associates are now working with low bidders on a scope review as they verify that they are responsible and responsive companies. The Board of Education will consider approval of the bids at their February 8th meeting.

Summer of 2018 Master Facility Plan Work
Mr. Dale Falk and Mr. Don Zabski shared this summer’s Master Facility Plan work that includes our new Maple School, general upkeep, and Health/Life-Safety work.
 
New and Revised Board Policies Approved
District 30 revises Board Policies twice a year. Revisions and additions occur due to new legislation and the need to ensure that our policies support and align with our practices. We adopted the following new and revised Board Policies:

500.06 GENERAL PERSONNEL - Abused and Neglected Child Reporting; 600.02 EQUIVALENT ASSIGNMENT OF PERSONNEL, CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS; 700.01 (Change GENDER EQUITY) EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES; New Policy: 720.23 STUDENT WELFARE - Harassment of Students Prohibited; 720.24 STUDENT WELFARE - Prevention of and Response to Bullying; 720.25: STUDENT WELFARE - Sexual Harassment Policy; New Policy: 720.26 Teen Dating Violence Prohibited; and New Policy: 726 Exemption from Physical Education.

There was a slight change in our 720.30 STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES policy, and it will be approved at our February 8 meeting.

Willowbrook School Report
Mr. Scott Carlson celebrated the culture of and this year’s achievements at Willowbrook School. He highlighted the new Little Free Library, pop-up coffee bars, the partnership with Old School of Folk Music, the school-wide theme of "Work Hard/Play Hard," their Communities of Thought, and the fundraising that helped a school ravaged by a hurricane in Puerto Rico. He also shared his appreciation for the Ga Ga Pit and 3-D printer provided by the PTO. Our Board and I thanked Mr. Carlson for his leadership and connectivity with his staff, students, and parents. We also acknowledged the Willowbrook staff and community for their hard work and care for our students!

We also highlighted a couple of important upcoming events:
 
  • Maple School's Groundbreaking Ceremony is set for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Maple’s students and staff will join members of the District 30 Community to kick off the construction phase of our new Maple School!
  • The District Office Garage Sale is set for Sunday, March 18, 2018. If you are looking for filing cabinets, chairs, tables, and other odds and ends, plan on joining us for this sale that will benefit Maple’s new playground. Thank you to our District Office Staff who continue to purge, organize, and pack!

Board of Education Convenes on February 22

District 30's Board of Education will convene for an education meeting at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, February 22 at Willowbrook School. Beginning at the March 15 meeting, the board will meet at Maple School, and continue to do so until the August 9 meeting.

For more information, contact Board Secretary Michele Pollina at 847-400-8966.


Lew Blond Run is Now Official CARA Runners' Choice Circuit Race

Race Begins at 8 AM, Saturday, May 19 - Registration Now Open at lewblondrun.org

The Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run (for children) has been selected to be part of the CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit by the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA). CARA members annually select many of their favorite races to be included on the CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit, a collection of 15 races across the city and suburbs.

The CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit promotes participation in local races, provides a competitive structure for area runners, and has long been a source of camaraderie for local runners, and within and between local running clubs.

Runners of all levels annually participate in CARA Circuit Races to chase personal and competitive goals, to complement their year-long training programs and to enjoy the camaraderie of the CARA running community. Learn more about how to get involved at www.circuitraces.com.

 
Board of Education Update from Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley

The Board of Education held a meeting on Thursday, January 11, 2018, where the following relevant items were discussed:

District 30 & La Salceda Water Detention Agreement

The Board of Education formally approved an agreement that supports sharing La Salceda’s water retention pond serving District 30’s temporary water detention requirements for the new Maple School. We will pump down their pond by a few inches to generate capacity and will monitor it to provide us with the required detention during construction. Once the new building is in place, the permanent water detention solution will be underground below the current Maple School. Therefore, any temporary detention would be a wasted investment. Thank you to La Salceda’s Board for partnering with us!

Commissioning Agent Approved

The Board officially approved E Cube, Inc. as our commissioning agent for the new Maple School. Commissioning is required and valuable for this project to verify that our energy-efficient systems operate accurately.

Sixth-Grade Civic Action Project Update

Thank you to our 6th-grade team of teachers, Josh Bryant, Cindy Sheridan, Nikki Fosco, Phyllis Tsevis, Betsy Safranek, Leora Kurtz, and Mary Norquist have evolved the Civic Action/Service Learning experience for the 2017-18 school year.  I am happy to share that the experience has become focused on three projects that all the 6th-grade students can participate in this Spring.  Students will have the opportunity to pack lunches for Backpack for Blessings with three of our former Willowbrook teachers leading the way, Mrs. Jan Southerton, Ms. Karen Kaiz, and Ms. Annette Bonnevile.

The lunches will be packed here on site at Maple, and then teachers will deliver the backpacks to Palatine. Students will also visit Little City in Palatine and Cradles to Crayons in the city, which is on the Northwest Side. All of the experiences have been confirmed and will be communicated to parents in the very near future. In addition, by having the district and teaching staff coordinate and finalize the experiences the cost has been significantly reduced. It is going to be an outstanding opportunity for our students, and we hope for all 6th graders to participate in this valuable experience this year!

Kindergarten Summer Curriculum Presentation and Report

Thank you to Amy Buzil Kurt Barker, Scott Carlson, Caroline Drake, Melissa Hirsch, Lisa Kauth, Sarah Lerman, Maggie Peters, Amy Schutz, and Jeannine Staunton for updating our Board of Education on the continued evolution of our full-day kindergarten program. They highlighted their Shared Collaborative Imaginative Play (SCIP) program. Thank you to Kurt Barker for his continued leadership of our 2nd-year Mentor Program stretch goals, which generated this program. The kindergarten team also shared the positive results of this year's survey of kindergarten parents. Well done!

Second Reading of New & Revised Board Policies

District 30 revises Board Policies twice a year. Revisions and additions occur due to new legislation and the need to ensure that our policies support and align with our practices. We completed the second reading of the following Board Policies that are being revised:

500.06 GENERAL PERSONNEL - Abused and Neglected Child Reporting; 600.02 EQUIVALENT ASSIGNMENT OF PERSONNEL, CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS; 700.01 (Change GENDER EQUITY) EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES; New Policy: 720.23 STUDENT WELFARE - Harassment of Students Prohibited; 720.24 STUDENT WELFARE - Prevention of and Response to Bullying; 720.25: STUDENT WELFARE - Sexual Harassment Policy; New Policy: 720.26 Teen Dating Violence Prohibited; 720.30 STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES; and New Policy: 726 Exemption from Physical Education.

Western Avenue Construction

Wescott School Principal Mr. Chris Brown and I provided our Board and public with an update on Northbrook’s construction plans that will upgrade Western Avenue from April 2, 2018, through September 28, 2018. Western Avenue will be reduced to one southbound lane during the construction, and street work will occur in three stages:

  • Stage 1: 4/2/18 - 6/8/18 - Water main work on the East Side of the street: One lane of southbound traffic beginning April 2, 2018

  • Stage 2: 6/11/18 - 8/10/18 - Road construction from Asbury to Farnsworth up to the binder that will create full road closure during the day (Wescott will largely remain closed this summer)

  • Stage 3: 6/11/18-9/28/18 -The remainder of Western from Techny to Maple will be completed & the final asphalt coat will be applied along with landscaping


An informational meeting has been scheduled by the Village of Northbrook at Wescott School on Tuesday, March 20th at 5:00 p.m.


The following agreements were made for the duration of construction when school is in session:

  • The Village of Northbrook will put the timeline and traffic expectations up on their website

  • Because Western Avenue will be open to southbound traffic only, the Wescott parent traffic loop will be North on Fieldwood, East on Farnsworth, and South on Western

  • No trucks will travel from Farnsworth to Techny (except within the closed lane) from 8:15 to 8:45 and 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.


Mr. Brown also advocated for a crossing to be installed aligned with Dehne Road as part of this project that generates a sidewalk on the south side of Wescott’s campus that mirrors the one on the north side to increase safety for students crossing the street. The Village of Northbrook has tentatively agreed to this addition.


Thank you to the Village of Northbrook for partnering with us on this project, and thank you to our Wescott staff and families for their patience and cooperation!

District 30 Board of Education Meeting Highlights

District 30's Board of Education met on January 11. Topics featured an update on Willowbrook School's kindergarten program with Principal Scott Carlson, teachers Amy Buzil, Caroline Drake, Lisa Kauth, Sarah Lerman, Amy Schutz, and reading specialist Jeannine Staunton.

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Melissa Hirsh reported on the School Improvement Program, in relation to the kindergarten program. Each school in District 30 creates an annual School Improvement Plan. These plans present information on the Villages of Northbrook and Glenview, explain how each school meets student needs, describes professional development for teachers and staff, and illustrates the importance of the larger community to The Northbrook/Glenview Public Schools.

During the business portion of the evening, the Board approved a District 30 and La Salceda Water Detention Agreement. Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley thanked the representatives of La Salceda and the Board of Education for their partnership in helping to make the transition to building a new Maple better for the students and faculty. 

"La Salceda has consistently been a great neighbor throughout the years. We really appreciate their support," added Board President Chuck Gitles.

At the meeting's conclusion, Lew Blond Executive Committee Director and Maple School Principal, Dr. Nate Carter presented District 30 with a check for $10,000, which was raised during last year's annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run. 

Mr. Gitles and Dr. Wegley thanked the committee for this donation, which will be used to help fund a playground area at the new Maple School.

 

Check out District 30's Annual Report with the latest updates on the plans for the new Maple School! #d30learns http://www.district30.org/about/documents/Annual_Report_1718_Final.pdf

Save the Date: April 27, 2018 - Maple's PTO is Hosting Parent Social to Fund New Playground

Maple School's PTO will be hosting a Parent Social on Friday, April 27 at North Shore Country Club to raise funds to build a playground for students at the new Maple School in 2019.

"We're looking for volunteers interested in helping with decorations, invites, entertainment, menus, solicitations for donations, raffle, and auction items. We also need people to staff the event," said PTO Co-President Dianne Larsen.

"All proceeds will fund a playground at the new Maple, and any additional funds will go to an Educational Energy Panel requested by the teachers," added Co-President Tara Wesselink.

To sign up to volunteer, check out this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094aaca928a02-parent…. In January, team captains for each category will contact interested parties via email to set up a meeting time and place for each group.

Please contact Dianne Larsen and Tara Wesselink at maplepto@district30.org with any questions.

  

Year-in-Review as District Prepares to Build a New Maple School 

Stay current regarding the new Maple School and the project schedule at http://www.d30facilities.org/ and http://www.d30facilities.org/project-schedule/https://www.facebook.com/ngsd30?fref=ts&scrlybrkr

 

Review District 30's Annual Report online anytime at http://www.district30.org/…/do…/Annual_Report_1718_Final.pdf

  

 

18th Annual Lew Blond Run Takes Place on May 19

Volunteers Are Wanted to Help Make this Event a Success

It takes hundreds of participants, volunteers, and sponsors to create, implement, and acheive success at the Annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run (for the kids) each year.

This year's race takes place at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, May 19 at Maple School.  As the largest District 30 fundraiser, proceeds from this event are donated to the Les Turner ALS Foundation to help research Lou Gehrig's Disease.  Funds are also allocated to provide scholarships to graduating seniors at Glenbrook North and South High Schools and are used for special projects at the schools.

Each year, over 1,000 participants join the race to either run, walk, cheer on their friends or family members, and to enjoy the fellowship of others in the community.

The planning for this event is a year-long process, undertaken by the Lew Blond Executive Committee. Executive Director Dr. Nate Carter and Director Michele Rosen are looking for volunteers to help between May 17 until the day of the race, May 19.

Volunteer Opportunities Include:

•Prepare race materials on Thursday, May 17, from 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Maple

•Distribute bibs and t-shirts to runners on Friday, May 18, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Maple

•Prepare food on Saturday, May 19, from 6:00 am.m to 7:45 a.m.

•Handle day of race registration on Saturday, May 19, from 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.

•Distribute bibs and t-shirts to runners on race day, Saturday, May 19, from 6:45 a.m.to 7:50 a.m.

•Marshall a corner during the run on Saturday, May 19, 7:30 a.m. to approximately 9:30 a.m.

Those who choose to help out can contact Roy Grober at rgrober@district30.org. or Michelle Rosen at mrosen@district30.org

The Lew Blond Run Executive Committee meets at 5:00 p.m.,  on Tuesday, January 16 in Maple School's library media center. Those individuals who want to help make this year's race success by volunteering, are welcome to come to the meeting!

For more information on the Lew Blond Run, go to lewblondrun.org

 

Lew Blond Run is Named a CARA Runners' Choice Circuit Member!

As the Lew Blond Run enters its 18th year as a popular CARA and USATF-certified race, the event has now been recognized as a member of the CARA Runner's Choice Circuit. The new logo is pictured.

The CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit has been developed to promote participation local races, to create a competitive structure for area runners and has long been a source of camaraderie for local runners and within and between local running clubs. Runners of all levels annually participate in CARA Circuit Races to chase personal and competitive goals, to complement their year long training programs and to enjoy the camaraderie of the CARA running community.

The circuit includes many of Chicagoland’s most well organized and well-appreciated races. Circuit races are found in both the city and suburbs and include both major world-class events and local club races alike. Circuit races are annually assembled with the input of CARA’s membership, the CARA Racing Committee, the CARA staff and CARA Board of Directors. lewblondrun.org

 


 

 

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