The Walden Weekly

September 8, 2023

Hello Walden Families!

We had a great week at Walden School. Our students participated in their first fire drill on Wednesday. They did an excellent job following the expectations and protocols. We are also in the midst of taking our Fall MAP test. The reports will be sent home at the beginning of October.

We also enjoyed our time together at the ice cream social on Thursday evening. Thank you to our PTO for organizing such a fun back to school get together!

Enjoy your weekend!

- Stephanie Strenger

Classroom Party Sign-Ups - Coming Tomorrow!

REMINDER: Tomorrow, Saturday, September 9th, at 8AM you will receive an email from me, on behalf of the PTO, with the link to sign up to volunteer for classroom parties. Party volunteers help to plan, coordinate, and run the parties in the classroom throughout the year. Please remember ONE party per family per classroom.

If you have any questions please email Mindy Kallsnick at


The DHS Athletic Booster Club’s FUTURE WARRIOR FAST PASS is for middle

school & elementary school students ONLY. This pass is good for admission to all Deerfield High School regular season home football games, all regular season girls and boys basketball games and all regular season home wrestling matches for the 2023-2024 school year. The cost is $10.00 per child.

Order online at and a digital download fast pass will be

emailed to you after purchase. Please include your child’s name and school in the

notes to seller during checkout.

Save These Dates for the 23-24 Music Shows! (2nd Posting)

Finalized Dates Music Shows 2023-2024

November 16th (Thursday) 6pm - 3rd grade

January 25th (Thursday) 5:30pm - 1st grade

February 7th (Wednesday) 6pm - 4th grade

March 13th (Wednesday) 6pm - 2nd grade

April 25th (Thursday) 5:30pm - Kindy

May 1st (Wednesday) 6pm - 5th grade

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Photo/Video & Directory Opt Out Form - due Sept. 12! (2nd Posting)

DPS 109 uses photos and videos of students and staff to tell the district’s story! The district also maintains directory information and shares it with our parent-teacher organizations and other District-connected organizations so that they can keep parents in the loop with important information (such as school lunch ordering, after-school enrichment, and other events, volunteer opportunities, and educational trips for middle school students). We use an opt out system to maintain these permissions.

If you are granting permission for photos and/or directory information, log in to Family Access and complete the opt out form without checking any boxes.

If you wish to opt out of photos/videos or directory information (or both), please check the applicable box and hit submit. *Please note that opting out of publications includes the yearbook.

If you have any questions, please contact Eric Steckling at

Pictures from the Week

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, September 14

    • Picture Day

  • Friday, September 22

    • PTO Movie Night 6-8pm

  • Monday, September 25

    • No School (Yom Kippur)

  • Monday, October 9

    • No School (Columbus Day)

  • Thursday, October 26

    • ½ Day of Student Attendance

    • PM Parent/Teacher Conference

  • Friday, October 27

    • No School for Students

    • All Day Parent Conferences

  • Thursday, November 2

    • Picture Retakes

Have a Great Weekend!