The Walden Weekly
School News You Can Use - April. 14, 2023
Dear Walden Families,
We had a great week at Walden School! Our 3rd-5th graders took the annual IAR (Illinois Assessment of Readiness) tests in both math and reading. Scores are usually shared with school districts and families in the Fall of next year. We our proud of our students for their grit, effort, and perseverance during these three days of testing!
Have a great weekend and we'll see you back on Monday!
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Walden Philanthropy Fair (2nd Posting)
Save the date for our Philanthropy Club Fair on May 23rd after school from 3:30-4:30! Students will be selling treats, crafts, and all sorts of fun things to help raise money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital. More information on how students can apply to sell goods at the fair will be coming soon. We're so excited to help support a great cause!
- The Philanthropy Club
Upcoming Erin's Law Presentations in DPS109 (2nd Posting)
Erin’s Law (House Bill 6193) was signed by Governor Pat Quinn on January 24, 2013. This law requires schools to implement an age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness and prevention curriculum for grades Pre-K through 12. District 109 partners with Childhood Victories, Inc., an organization founded by Victor Pacini who is a motivational speaker and a survivor of sexual abuse. Speakers from Childhood Victories, Inc. provide programming for our students that teaches them basic skills to keep them safe from dangerous or abusive situations. The program, Be Seen and Heard 2.0, is developmentally appropriate, interactive, aligned with learning standards, and will cover the following topics:
Distinguishing safe from unsafe touches
Safety rules at home and school
It’s not the child’s fault if someone touches them
Telling a trusted adult
The staff from Childhood Victories, Inc. will be presenting to our elementary students on the following dates:
Wilmot: Wednesday, April 26th
South Park: Wednesday, April 26th
Walden: Wednesday, April 19th
Kipling: Wednesday, April 19th
Parents can view Victor Pacini’s parent video to preview the concepts of the Be Seen and Heard 2.0 program.
Requests to Opt-Out: If you prefer that your child opt-out of this prevention education session, please email me by Friday, April 14. Please also feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions or concerns.
Photos From The Week!
- Thurs. April 27th - Kindergarten Music Show
- Thurs. May 4 - Walden Showcase Night
- May 8 - May 12 - Teacher Appreciation Week
- Fri. May 12 - Kindergarten Round Up
- Fri. May 12 - Family STEAM Night
- Thurs. May 18 - 5th Grade Music Show
- Fri. May 19 - Bagel & Donut Breakfast
- Tues. May 23 - Philanthropy Fair
- Mon. May 29 - Memorial Day (No School)
- Wed. June 7 - Last Day of School (Half Day AM)