The Walden Weekly

School News You Can Use - Nov. 4, 2022

Dear Walden Families,

What a spooktacular week we had at Walden School! Starting the week off with Halloween was a blast. Students enjoyed their class parties, all school outdoor costume showcase, special classroom activities, and a visit from our crazy Witch of Walden! It was great to return to all of our former traditions!


Enjoy your weekend!


-Stephanie Strenger

Calendar Alert Next Week!

Please note that there is NOT SCHOOL on Tuesday, November 8th due to Election Day (a State of Illinois holiday for schools) and there IS SCHOOL next Friday, November 11th. This is a change from previous years where we may have had Veterans Day off, because the state had not mandated that Election Day was a non-attendance day.


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Announcing Theme Thursdays At Walden!

Starting Thursday, November 10th Walden staff and students will have the opportunity to show school spirit and individuality by participating in a special theme day. Have fun and be creative! Here are the themes through December.


November 10- Patriotic Day (wear Red, White, and Blue)

November 17- Crazy Sock or Mismatched Sock Day

December 1- Hat Day

December 8- Stuffed Animal Day (must fit on top of desk)

December 15- College Day (wear college shirts, colors, etc...)


Don't forget EVERY FRIDAY is Walden Wildcat Wear Day. Show off your Walden pride!

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A Message From Our Philanthropy Club (2nd Posting)

The philanthropy club is organizing a food & supply drive to help support the West Deerfield Food Pantry, beginning the week of November 7th! We will be collecting donations in the big bin in the foyer. If you are able, please donate the following according to the grade-level of your child:


  • Dates: Monday, November 7th to Friday, November 11th
  • Who donates what:
    • Kindy - Cereal (all types)

    • 1st Grade - Liquid Hand Soap
    • 2nd Grade - Toothbrushes
    • 3rd Grade - Toothpaste
    • 4th Grade - Raisins & Dried Fruit
    • 5th Grade - Deodorant & Granola bars


If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Ms. Schmidt at nschmidt@dps109.org. Thank you for your support with this cause!

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Park District Winter Enrichment

Click here for the Park District Winter Enrichment Program

Pictures From the Week

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, November 8 - No School (Election Day)
  • Friday, November 11 - School in Session (Veterans Day)
  • Monday, November 21 - Evening Parent Teacher Conferences (School in Session)
  • Tuesday, November 22 - Daytime Parent Teacher Conferences (No School)
  • Wednesday, November 23- Friday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)
  • Thursday, December 22 - Friday, January 6 - Winter Break (No School)
  • Monday, January 9 - School Resumes

Have a great weekend!