Bulldog Paw Prints

Week Ending September 9, 2022

Picture Day, 2022 - 2023

This year's school picture day is coming up and is scheduled for Monday, September 19. I've attached the link with the various package options to consider, and payment can be made online, by phone, or in person if you choose to purchase.

2022 - 2023 School Picture Information

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Head Lice

There is one topic that we haven't had to address during the past two years due to the pandemic's social distancing recommendations -- head lice. I thought I'd take a moment to share some resources with you regarding this topic and also help you understand what communication will look like should we have any positive cases reported at our school.

Through education, I hope to dispel some of the myths surrounding lice. This link will provide some background on how lice spread, what the symptoms are, how to identify and treat it, etc.


District 58 follows the standard lice procedures for schools recommended by national health organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics, the DuPage County Health Department and many others. No child will be sent home for lice or for nits. If a child has lice in her hair, the nurse will contact that child's parent but send the child back to the classroom for the rest of the day. Parents are expected to treat the lice, however. We are here to assist with questions you may have related to best practice in this area. As of December 2019, parents will be notified if there is one confirmed case in their student's grade. If there is more than one confirmed case, across several grade levels, the whole school community will receive a notice. This notification will come from an administrator and can either be embedded in their weekly message or can be a stand-alone letter. In accordance with recommendations from the CDC, school nurses no longer conduct head checks for an entire classroom or school.

Parent Education Opportunities

StarNet is a great state agency that offers quality professional learning for staff and families, free of charge.

These events are being presented thanks to a generous grant from the TJ Maxx Foundation. Please feel free to join any of the following as your schedule and interest permit.

Looking at Behavior with New Eyes

September 29, 2022 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

All behavior has meaning! Time will be spent discussing the possible meanings of specific behaviors that are confusing and challenging. Additionally, ways to help the children who demonstrate these behaviors will be provided.

Presenter: Jennifer Rosinia

The School-Home Connection: Tips and Tricks to Support Your Child's Learning in School and at Homes

October 3, 2022 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This webinar will support family members in understanding the role of authentic assessment in the early childhood classroom. We will discuss what your students will be learning at school, how teachers track and monitor progress, and most importantly what the teaching team and caregivers can do to partner together to support each child’s unique learning and development.

Presenter: Barb Golik & Danielle Merkel

Anatomy of a Meltdown

October 18, 2022- 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

By understanding the anatomy of a meltdown everyone who cares for children of varying abilities with these types of challenges will be better equipped to offer help and support during these difficult times.

Presenter: Jennifer Rosinia

Understanding Exposures and Extinction Learning

in Selective Mutism

November 9, 2022 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

When working with your child with selective mutism, it may help to understand the extinction learning process behind doing speaking exposures so that, as a parent, you can understand how to maximize extinction learning and keep the new learning accessible for your child’s continued growth and generalization of speaking across people, places, and activities.

Presenter: Dr Carmen Lynas

Transforming Aggressive Behaviors [Conscious Discipline]

December 5, 2022- 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

In this workshop you will gain a toolbox of skills necessary to identify, meet, and manage your most difficult children

Presenter: Jill Molli

Health/Physical Examination and Immunization Record due by October 15

As required by law, all new students, as well as students entering grades K, 2 and 6, must receive health examinations and immunizations and submit completed health forms by October 15th. To learn more check out the Health Services page on the District 58 website.

Thank you to many of the families who have already completed and submitted these forms. If you have not already scheduled your appointment this is a good time to plan ahead! Failure to comply with these requirements by the end of the day on Oct 15, or 30 days following registration for first-time registrants, of the current school year will result in the student's exclusion from school until such requirements have been met according to Illinois law. All sections of the child examination form must be completed including the health history, which must be completed by the parent.

District 58 communicates frequently regarding these requirements as it is our hope to avoid school exclusion for all of our students. If you are in need of additional assistance, our school nurse, (insert name here phone number, and email), would be happy to assist you in accessing resources or assisting in removing other barriers to completing this requirement.

Curriculum Night, 2022 - 2023 (Repeat Item)

We are excited to host our next parent/guardian event of the school year. Our Curriculum Night is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13, 2022. This event is an adult-only event and will provide a lens into your student's learning this school year. While curriculum will be touched on, you will also have another opportunity to learn more about the classroom teacher and to better understand the safety and positive culture that is in place. Please understand that this evening is not intended for discussions about individual students. Those opportunities can be established via phone call or email and during parent-teacher conferences as well.

Each classroom teacher will be offering two times to meet with you to better support your schedules and for those of you who have more than one student at our school. Parking will be tight, and we are expecting many adults in the building during the second session. Please consider walking if proximity and weather permit, and please keep in mind that this event is adult-only.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

6:00 - 6:25: Grades K, 1, 2

6:30 - 6:55: Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

7:00 - 7:25: Grades 3, 4, 5, 6

Plan to enter at our school's main entrance (Door 1), and staff members will help you get to the right place.

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What's to Come?

September 13: Curriculum Night

6:00 - 6:25: K, 1, 2

6:30 - 6:55: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

7:00 - 7:25: 3, 4, 5, 6

September 16-17: Downers Grove Oktoberfest