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Weekly Weber Update

April 16, 2018

Dear Jefferson Families,
I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Thank you to Mrs. Bjorlin for organizing a Jefferson Family Event at the Chicago Wolves game last night. It was fun to see so many families. I know my family enjoyed it as well. I also look forward to seeing everyone in their 80’s outfits on Friday! We will have an 80’s spirit day on Friday and then the PTA dance in the evening. We have some fantastic events coming up in the next few weeks, so please check our website.

The weather has not been cooperating, but Running Club is up and running! We have a great need for volunteers, so if you have some time, please come out to supervise and cheer on our runners.Please sign up to volunteer here, just fill your name in on the days and times you can come.

Congratulations to our Battle of the Books team, Anonymous Gold! They will be participating in a district wide competition tomorrow, April 17, at the Elmhurst library after school. Come cheer them on! Good luck to Claire Goodman, Joe Messersmith, Mimi Baxa, Brooklyn Stilson, Sarah Bohlin and Mikey Marcuccelli. Thank you to the sponsors Mrs. Georgalas and Mr. Grosso for all of their hard work in making the Battle of the Books a success this year.

On April 26th, Jefferson will host our annual Spring Celebration of Learning. This will be a time where you can come and see all of the wonderful learning your child has done throughout the school year. The fourth grade will have their State Fair exhibit as well as their musical performance beginning at 5:30pm in the gym. Grades K-5 will have their browsing time from 6:00-7:30pm. I look forward to seeing you next Thursday!

At the May 3rd PTA meeting, I will be presenting information in regards to Standards Based Reporting. This reporting was piloted at both Field and Hawthorne this year and all elementary buildings will be using this form of reporting next year. It will be an informational presentation discussing the shifts in both our reporting tool as well as the teaching and learning of students. Please come and learn about this wonderful tool and what information it will give you in regards to your child’s learning.

District 205 is hard at work developing the next phase of its comprehensive facilities study and is working to create a Master Facility Plan that will well serve our community for many years to come. There will be a presentation by architects Wight & Company at the April 24 Board meeting which will incorporate the boundary report (presented on April 10) overlaid with findings from Focus 205.

The District will work with the Community Advisory Team (CAT) to create a presentation that will be shared with the public on the following dates and locations: Saturday, May 12, from 9:30 to 11:30 AM, at York High School; Monday, May 14, from 7 to 9 PM at Churchville Middle School; Wednesday, May 23, from 7 to 9 PM at Bryan MS and Wednesday, May 30, from 7 to 9 PM at Sandburg MS.

Each presentation will be the same in content; please mark your calendar for the date that best suits you and plan to join the conversation. All are welcome!


Jefferson Spring Dance: A Totally Rad 80s Dance Party, Dude!
You're Invited to...A Totally Rad 80s Dance Party, Dude!
A night of fun for Jefferson Families, including a DJ, Dancing, Photo Booth, Games & Snacks
Friday, April 20, 6-9pm in the Jefferson Gym
Break out your leg warmers, parachute pants, and Vans, and get ready to rock!(Presented free of charge by the Jefferson PTA, for all Jefferson Families!)
​​​​​​​RSVP Here: 4AEAD2AA2FD0-jefferson2 (click the Sign Up check box, Submit and Sign Up, and enter your family name)


Robert Crown Informational Night
There is an optional parent informational night for fifth grade parents in regards to Robert Crown. An instructor from Robert Crown will present the objectives of both programs at an optional meeting for all District 205 parents of fifth graders on April 17, 2018. 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Elmhurst District Office located at 162 S. York Rd. The student presentation will be on Wednesday, May 2nd.


Top Pizza-Taste of Elmhurst, April 26, York’s Campbell Gym
The tradition continues with this year’s seventh Top Pizza Taste of Elmhurst event on Thursday, April 26, from 5:30-8:00 PM in the York High School Green & White Gym (please note change of location). Local area restaurants and pizzerias will showcase their traditional and specialty variety pizza pies. The $10 entrance fee allows attendees to taste the variety of vendor offerings and vote for their favorites in a variety of categories. Past winners participating this year include Bacci, DiLeo, Fratello, Gulliver, Lou Malnati, Mama Maria and Roberto's. Newcomers include Aurelio's and Rosati's.
This is a great community fundraising event that allows families and friends to enjoy dinner and taste pizzas that are both familiar and new. For those families trying to juggle the Celebration of Learning night, it’s a great way to grab dinner before or after. Please note that the time has been extended to 8 PM so that you can continue the celebration. ​​


Incoming 6th Grade Informational Nights
We have students attending all three middle schools next year, so I wanted to share some information in regards to informational nights. On Tuesday, May 15th, Bryan Middle School will be hosting our Welcome Night for all incoming 6th grade parents. This evening event is for parents and will be presented by Bryan administration, counselors, and team leaders to help support students and parents as they transition to middle school. See below for the tentative agenda.
6:30-Optional Meet and Greet for 504 Students (room 402)
6:30-Optional Informational Meeting for students who have an IEP (Library)
7:00-Program Begins in Auditorium
8:15-Conclusion of Program

Sandburg PTA will host a Welcome Night on Tuesday, May 8th at 7:00pm in their auditorium for all parents of incoming 6th graders.

On Thursday, May 17th at 7:00, Churchville Middle School will be hosting our Welcome Night for all incoming 6th grade parents. This evening event is for parents and will be presented by Churchville administration, counselors, and team leaders to help support students and parents as they transition to middle school.


Upcoming Dates: 
25- Student Late Arrival
26-Spring Celebration of Learning 6:00-7:30pm/5:30pm 4th Grade Performance and State Fair

2-Robert Crown 1:00pm (Grade 5 students)
3-PTA Meeting 7:00pm in the Multi-Purpose Room/Standards Based Reporting Presentation
8-Sandburg Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night 7:00pm
9-Student Late Arrival/PTA Sponsored Math Night
15-Bryan Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night
17-5th Grade Performance/Churchville Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night
18-Volunteer Breakfast 7:30-8:30am
21-Field Day!

Have a totally rad week!
Leslie Weber

Posted by: Michelle Guerino Published:4/17/18
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