The District Line for 109

February 15, 2019

Kindergarten Registration - Drop-In/Drop-Off Date Added

An additional date for Kindergarten Drop-In/Drop-Off Registration has been added on Tuesday, February 19th from 2 - 5 pm. Please see our website for additional information. http://dps109.news/kindergarten


If you have questions about registration, please contact Rebecca Rudd at rrudd@dps109.org.

District 109 Welcomes Sue Enquist

District 109 welcomes Sue Enquist on February 19, 2019, at 7 pm in the Caruso Middle School Auditorium. Sue's presentation: Parents of Performing Children: "Five Critical Insights from Generation Z", will give you actionable steps to help minimize the mounting pressure children feel in the academic and performance areas. For more details and to RSVP, please visit the link. http://dps109.news/SueEnquist

A Look Around 109

Important Dates


  • Feb. 18 - No School (Presidents' Day)

  • Feb. 19 - No School (Teacher Institute Day)

  • Feb. 19, 2 - 5 pm - Drop-In/Drop-Off Kindergarten Registration

  • Feb. 19, 7 pm - Sue Enquist Presentation (more information above) in the Caruso Middle School Auditorium

  • Feb. 20 - Early Release Day

  • Feb. 21 - Kipling and Walden Band Recital at Walden Elementary School

  • Feb. 23 - Park Johnson Memorial Speech Tournament

  • Feb. 25, 7 pm - Board of Education Meeting at Caruso Middle School

  • Feb. 26, 5 pm - Negotiations Meeting

  • Feb. 26, 7 pm - Co-Teaching Parent Night

  • Feb. 27, Early Release Day

  • Feb. 27, 3:30 - 8 pm - Potbelly Concert Fundraiser

  • March 1 - Trimester II Ends

  • March 4 - No School

  • March 6 - Early Release Day

  • March 11, 7 pm - Committee of the Whole Board Meeting

  • March 13 - Early Release Day

  • March 14, 7:30 pm - Shepard Middle School Musical

  • March 15 - Elementary Report Cards Posted

  • March 15, 7 pm - Caruso Middle School Musical

  • March 15, 7:30 pm - Shepard Middle School Musical

PTO Events and Information

South Park PTO

  • South Park PTO is proud to bring back Spring Boutique and introduce the NEW Kidpreneur (more details below) Event on April 7. We are looking for vendors to reserve tables for both events. Do you or someone you know have a business that would like some new exposure? We are looking for vendors who provide goods and /or services. Click here to find out more information and to sign up!
  • Calling All K-8th graders! The South Park Kidpreneur Event is looking for kids who have wanted to start a business. Are you an artist, jewelry or fashion designer or mad scientist? Sign up and join us April 7! Click here for more details. Please contact Jessica Shlafrok at Jessicashlafrok@hotmail.com with any questions.

Community Information

  • Our school district regularly sends parents and guardians of our students informative newsletters from Community -- The Anti-Drug Coalition (CTAD). CTAD strives to build and sustain a safe and healthy community in which our youth feel protected, confident and empowered to make drug-free choices. To do so, CTAD brings together input and contributions from schools, parents, youth, government, healthcare, law enforcement and the faith community to transform the environment around our youth so that the drug-free choice is the easy choice. In this issue:

    • Parent Love is #1, guest essay by Jorie Ouimet, Omni Youth Services
    • Tips from Tech Executives on Monitoring Children's Social Media
    • Free Parent Program: Shine a Light on the Dark Web (2/26)
    • 5 Conversation Goals
    • 60 Second Conversation Starter
    • Most teens choose to be alcohol-free PSA (video)
  • Save the Dates for future Deerfield Parent Network programs

Share Your Expertise with District 109

District 109 maintains a database of volunteers of parents and community members willing to share their expertise. Some opportunities will be in classrooms, while others may be virtual (via Skype or FaceTime) if experts are not local or their schedule doesn't permit them to be on site. Please share this form with friends and family around the country - or around the world! Note that this information will not be used for any other purpose than to support the work of educators and students in District 109. Teachers regularly check this form when they are looking for experts to come talk about specific topics.


If you're interested, please fill out this form.