109 News

May 2, 2023 - Issue 17

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Next Week: Staff Appreciation Week!

We are so thankful for the incredible people that work in our schools! Make sure to send thanks to your teachers, staff and administrators over the next week!
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BOE Recap

The DPS 109 Board of Education met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, April 20th. We were proud to honor all of our Young Author writing contest winners, pictured below! You can read the recap by clicking on the included icon.
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Honoring Our Outgoing Board Members

Join us tomorrow night, Wednesday, May 3rd, for a reception to honor Mr. Nicholas Begley and Mr. Kenneth J. Ashman, who have devoted years of service to the DPS 109 Board of Education. The celebration begins at 6:15 p.m. at the District Office. Following the reception, we will welcome two new members to our Board of Education.
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THURSDAY NIGHT: Parent/Guardian Workshop: “Understanding Children’s Hardest Moments”

We are excited for the next session of our Spring DPS109 Parent/Guardian Workshop Series on Thursday, May 4th at 7:00 pm: (Zoom link).

This session: “Understanding Children’s Hardest Moments” will focus on the following topics:

  • Seeing challenging behavior through the lens of emotional regulation.

  • Seeing mis-behavior as stress-behavior

  • Helping children develop self-regulation skills

  • Every hard moment is a teaching opportunity

Additional topics for the subsequent events will include:

  • The Basics of Childhood Resilience (5/11)

  • Collaborative Problem Solving (5/18)

Watch The Most Recent Webinar Below:

PPS 109 Education Series Week 3: Addressing The Greatest Worries of Parents & Guardians

Missed any of the others? No problem! Watch the recordings of our previous webinars by clicking below:

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Look for more information soon on the below opportunity from the Deerfield Police Department!
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We like to share What's Good in 109 in every newsletter, at every board meeting, and on social media as much as possible.

DPS 109 continued our now 3rd annual Arbor Day tradition of planting a tree donated by the Village of Deerfield at one of our schools! We were excited to have Ms. Gray 2nd's grade class, and some of our 4th grade leaders from South Park along with Mayor Dan Shapiro, Superintendent Simeck, Principal Faust, and Board of Education Members Mrs. Jakymiw participate in the festivities!

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There was a REALLY cool initiative between Shepard, Walden, and Kipling where 7th grade ELA students were partnered up with 2nd graders and had to write a story about the younger student!
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The Month Ahead - Upcoming Dates to Know

  • Wednesday, May 3rd: Organizational Special Board Meeting (to seat new board members), 6:15 pm at District Office
  • Thursday, May 25th: Regular Board Meeting @ 6 p.m. (immediately starting in closed session)