Board Briefs

January 2023

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Doing More for Lombard 44: Peter Busack


Peter Busack is a current student at Glenbard East, where he is expected to graduate in May 2023. To fulfill his requirement for the Eagle rank, Peter completed a service project where he planned for, sourced funding for, and helped build a 10’ x 20’ outdoor shed for the Lombard Christian Reformed Church. The shed is used to store hockey and other activity equipment for the church’s Outreach Program. In addition to his Eagle project, Peter has completed the National Youth Leadership Training through the BSA. Beyond earning his Eagle rank, Peter plans to continue participating in troop activities and mentoring younger members through the ranks.


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Anyone in Lombard District 44 can be nominated to be recognized for their efforts. They will be invited to a Board of Education meeting to be formally recognized, showcased on our website as well as featured in this monthly communication.


If you would like to nominate someone to be recognized in this way, please e-mail communications@sd44.org.

SAVE THE DATE: Kindergarten Pre-Registration is Approaching!

****CURRENT JOHN SCHRODER STUDENTS TO NOT HAVE TO ATTEND PRE-REGISTRATION***


District 44 will offer full-day kindergarten during the 2023-24 school year. Pre-registration for all kindergarten students will be held on Thursday, March 2nd from 5:00 - 8:00 PM and/or Friday, March 3rd from 7:30 - 11:30 AM at all District 44 elementary schools.


Starting February 1st, please pick up a kindergarten pre-registration packet at the front door of your neighborhood school. Packets will be outside Door 14 at Butterfield in the north parking lot.

When all forms are completed, call your school to schedule a packet drop-off appointment on one of the two available dates.


To be eligible for kindergarten this fall, a child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2023. Parents are required to bring a certified birth certificate to the registration.


Verification of residency in District 44 is also required. A total of three current verification documents must be presented at registration time. One of the following items must be presented: tax bill, lease, mortgage papers, or letter of residence. Two of the following items must also be presented: utility bill (GAS, WATER, ELECTRIC), driver’s license, public aid, vehicle registration, receipt from moving van rental or homeowner's/renters insurance policy.


District 44 residents are urged to tell their friends and neighbors with kindergarten-aged children about the kindergarten registration. Parents who are unable to register their child on March 2nd or March 3rd should contact the school the child will attend between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM by February 15th so that the district can make accurate space and staffing plans for the 2023-24 school year.

REMINDER: Families Needed to Help Celebrate and Showcase Cultural Traditions

District 44 is proud to be in the early planning stages of the first ever district-wide World Expo. The event will take place on March 9 from 5:30-7:30 pm at The Connect Center. The goal of the event is to celebrate the diversity of our students and their families.


However, we need your help!


We are currently seeking interested families to showcase a specific cultural tradition during the event. From Henna to dance, music to food, craft making to poem recitals, we know there are so many different ways you can share unique traditions. Our goal through the event is that we are able to better connect with one another and learn about the diversity present in our community.


If you are able to participate, please complete this form.


Please see below for more information. We look forward to connecting with you!

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Meet the Lombard District 44

Lombard District 44 is governed by an all volunteer, seven-member Board of Education. These individuals are elected to serve the community. For more information, please click here.

Note: This communication should not be viewed as a replacement to the minutes taken at each Board of Education meeting. While we aim to provide critical information about need-to-know topics, all of our stakeholders are encouraged to view the full agenda and minutes from each meeting in order to have a deeper understanding.