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February 14, 2020
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Central Elementary School kindergartners in Alyssa Milano's afternoon class watch Milano play the big bad wolf and try to blow down their house on Thursday, February 13, 2020.
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MESSAGE FROM DISTRICT 202
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Hello, District 202 Education Partners,

Here is this week’s selection of D. 202 news and information:

census 2020, everyone counts!

The 2020 Census will be conducted starting April 1st. It is vitally important to our community that everyone be counted. The Census helps determine our legislative districts and federal funding.

Here is some basic information about the Census.

Did You Know?

Every 10 years, the United States counts everyone living in our country, no matter where they are from, what language they speak, or why they are here. The count includes children and newborn babies, citizens and non-citizens, and temporary residents.

This data helps shape our future by determining our legislative representation in Congress and our share of federal funding, which helps pay for local roads, services, education, etc.

Remember, COUNT EVERYONE, BECAUSE EVERYONE COUNTS!

This Week's Highlights

The award honors teachers and non-administrative staff whose work on behalf of students, and support of District 202 has been exceptional in some way.

Eichelberger Elementary Reads combines technology and reading
Feb 12, 2020
Nominees sought for 28th Annual D. 202 Awards of Excellence
Feb 10, 2020
D. 202 seeks nominations for 5th Ricciardi Student Services award
Feb 10, 2020
Public invited to “Travel Around the World” at Creekside Elementary  
Feb 10, 2020
D. 202 middle school students headed to regional Spelling Bee
Feb 10, 2020
Three D. 202 students named 2019-20 National Merit Finalists
Feb 10, 2020
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FEB 17
Presidents' Day - NO SCHOOL
FEB 19
Board of Education Committee meetings
FEB 21
CAPE monthly meeting
FEB 24
Board of Education regular meeting
FEB 26
Plainfield Foundation for Excellence
FEB 28
Teacher Institute - No Student Attendance
Kudos and Congratulations
Week in Review

TOP SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

These District 202 social media posts got the most attention and feedback this week:
facebook image from facebook Eichelberger Elementary School’s new reading program not only increases the number of books students are reading, but also makes reading a fun and interactive activity with the help of technology. Eichelberger Reading Specialist Beth Downey launched Eichelberger Reads this school year to help increase the number of books in students’ home libraries. School staff realized families are busy, Downey said. “So, we wanted to find a way to reach families and make it as easy as possible to share books,” she said. After brainstorming a few different ideas, Downey created Eichelberger Reads. Each week a staff member volunteers to record themselves reading a book of their choice. Then, every Wednesday the recording is sent to families through email and the Eichelberger Elementary School Twitter account. Families also get a link that includes every recording so they can revisit their favorite books. “We also recognize not every family has access to technology at home, so we encourage teachers to use it in class as well,” Downey said. Eichelberger Elementary School Principal Trevor Harris believes the staff’s support of Eichelberger Reads has helped make the program successful. “Our staff knows that kids need motivation to read. When students see staff from school reading, they get excited and want to get the book that was read or look for another book by the author,” Harris said. Adding the personal touch of having Eichelberger staff read to students makes families more excited for the release each week. “Eichelberger Reads has been a huge success as parents and students are excited to see who the next surprise reader will be,” Harris said. “Eichelberger Reads is also getting kids excited about reading as I often hear them talking about the book, or who the last reader was. This has been a great program as it is a way for kids to also hear good reading. We also added a library for kids to hear their teachers read to them.” #202proud Eichelberger Elementary

instagram image from instagram Do you want to build a snowman? Students in Tracy Klimek's class at the Ina Brixey Center recently enjoyed playing in the snow and working to build a snowmen. #202proud

twitter Walker's Grove Elementary School physical education classes have been focusing on the Kids Heart Challenge. Durin… https://t.co/2VgStZaLrT

PHOTOS/VIDEOS

The District 202 Community Relations Department is traveling around the district taking pictures and videos. Check out what our students have been up to!

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Kindergartners celebrate 100 days of learning, 02.2020
Kindergartners celebrate 100 days of learning, 02.2020
Virtual Backpack
PLAINFIELD
PLAINFIELD
Bolingbrook Park District's Part-Time Employee Job Fair
Bolingbrook Park District's Part-Time Employee Job Fair
Plainfield South Candlelight Bowling
Plainfield South Candlelight Bowling
Little Lambs Kids Consignment Sale
Little Lambs Kids Consignment Sale
Chess Scholars - After School Chess Club
Chess Scholars - After School Chess Club
Let's Build It Engineering - After School STEM Program
Let's Build It Engineering - After School STEM Program
Chess Scholars - After School Chess Club
Chess Scholars - After School Chess Club
Let's Build It Engineering - After School STEM Program
Let's Build It Engineering - After School STEM Program
Let's Code It Engineering - After School STEAM Program
Let's Code It Engineering - After School STEAM Program
Chess Scholars - After School Chess Club
Chess Scholars - After School Chess Club
Let's Build It Engineering - After School STEM Program
Let's Build It Engineering - After School STEM Program
Stage Stars - After School Drama Club
Stage Stars - After School Drama Club
Thank You

…for your continued support of our students and staff.

Enjoy the long holiday weekend.

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