September 6, 2023
Health Services Reminder
With cold and flu season upon us, we want to share with you recommendations from the DuPage County Health Department on ways to help keep your family healthy. To prevent the spread of flu, the Health Department recommends that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu-like illness symptoms (such as fever, cough, and sore throat). If your child is running a fever of 100.4 degrees or greater, please keep your child home until they are fever-free for 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications. If your child is experiencing vomiting or diarrhea, please keep your child at home until these concerns have been resolved for 24 hours, and your child is tolerating food. Colds and respiratory viruses are common during this time of year. Please take a moment to remind your child to practice good hygiene, including hand washing and respiratory etiquette. We are giving students the same good hygiene reminders at school. For medical questions or concerns, contact your physician. The DuPage County Health Department has shared the following information on keeping your family healthy this cold and flu season: ENGLISH SPANISH
Parent University: School Safety & Security
Parent University: School Safety & Security, will premiere as a video presentation on the District’s YouTube channel on Thursday, September 14 at 7 PM. District 204’s School Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Ron Wilke, will lead a discussion with School Resource Officers from the Aurora Police Department on various aspects of school safety. He will also discuss ALICE training, reunification in a critical incident, and the DuSMART collaboration. If you have questions, you can submit school safety questions here. Questions will be answered and posted on the District’s Safety & Security webpage.
WVHS Planetarium Family Night
Join NASA Solar System Ambassador, Stephanie Rybka, for a planetarium program highlighting Space Exploration and September’s night sky. Family Night programs are one Friday night a month during the school year. These live, multimedia lecture-like programs are created to be educational and entertaining for everyone (not just families) in the community. All Family Nights include looking at the planetarium's night sky, which is a memorable experience for every visitor. The September 8 programs start at 6 PM and 7 PM. Purchase tickets online planetarium.ipsd.org
Recognize an Outstanding Staff Member
Submit an A+ Award nomination for an exceptional teacher or staff member that has made an impact on you or your student. The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation (IPEF) is proud to recognize outstanding staff members who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of our students. One staff member will be recognized each month and awarded a check for $500! All submitted essays are shared with the nominees on a monthly basis. Nominations will be kept for consideration until the end of the current school year. Nominees must currently work in the district.
To nominate someone who is making a difference, visit A+ Award.
IPPC Winter Coat & Boot Drive
The Indian Prairie Parents’ Council is once again hosting their annual winter coat drive to benefit District 204 students and families in need. This program gathers new and gently used clean winter coats and accessories (including boots, snow pants, hats, scarves and mittens) that will be offered at no cost to families in need. Students and parents are encouraged to bring their gently used or new donated items to their school between September 11 - 22. Collection boxes will be available in the entrance of each school. All district families are welcome to browse and select winter items for themselves or someone in need on Friday September 29 from 4 - 6 PM at McCarty Elementary in the gymnasium, please enter through Door #1. If you have questions about the coat drive, please contact IPPC 1st Vice President and Unity Chair, Robin Schmidt at email@example.com.
Win $1,000 for Your School
BMO and District 204 are proud to bring back the Volunteer of the Month program for the 2023-24 school year. Each month, a deserving volunteer will be honored and his or her school will receive $1,000. Any District 204 staff member or community member can nominate a volunteer. The first volunteer for the 2023-24 school year will be honored in September. Each nomination submitted will be kept on file for consideration through May 2024. To nominate a volunteer, visit Volunteer of the Month.
Next Board of Education Meeting - September 11
The next regular Board of Education meeting is at 7 PM on Monday, September 11, 2023 at the Crouse Education Center, 780 Shoreline Drive, Aurora. Meeting agendas and documents will be available online prior to the meeting. Video of the regular meeting can be streamed live or viewed the following day at the District’s YouTube channel.
Resources for Parents
Third-Party Educational Programs
The following companies have rented space in our schools to offer an after-school educational program for students. The distribution of this material is in no way an endorsement of programs, services, activities, or products by District 204. For more information, visit programs.
This Week's e-Folder
This week's e-Folder has been updated with information on community programs. For more information about the programs listed below, visit the 204 e-Folder.
- Mini Mustangs Preschool
- Naperville Humane Educations Programs
- Wheatland Athletic Association
- Naperville Public Safety Open House
- Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago - White Eagle Elementary
- Hispanic Heritage Festival
- DuPage County ACT-SO
- Safe n Sound YMCA - Schools Out Camp
- Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago – Clow, Patterson, Builta, and Welch
- Disabilities Family Resource Fair
- Sign up for Naper Notify
- Supporting Disability Awareness